Melanie Schilling, Australian Psychologist + Women’s Success Coach, has teamed up with Peppers Seminyak to bring you Your Best Life Retreats.

Join her for 7 luxurious days in this inspiring setting to refresh, reinvigorate and up-level your life.

You watched Mel coach and mentor the couples on Channel 9’s Married At First Sight – now, it’s your turn.  She has brought the best of her 15+ years’ experience together, drawing on corporate and therapeutic techniques to create this intensive experience, especially for women.

Get up close and personal with one of Australia’s favourite psychologists and join a small group of like-minded women for an unforgettable, transformational, premium experience.



December 10th – 16th 2017

   January 7th – 13th 2018

AUD $3,850/pp


Public Programs

Choose your preferred date and pay 10% now to secure your spot Payment plans available


Corporate Programs

Click to inquire about corporate rates, dates and customisationIdeal for high potential women

Why not invite your girlfriends?


  • You have a great life … but something is missing
  • You constantly feel like you are not fulfilling your potential
  • Although you are flying in one area of your life, you are flailing in another
  • You keep repeating the same unhelpful patterns in life
  • You wonder if you are surrounding yourself with the right people
  • You sometimes feel isolated in a room full of people
  • You feel unfulfilled, despite living a big, busy life
  • Sometimes, you feel like you are on autopilot, just going through the motions
  • And you know your self esteem needs a boost, but you’re not sure where to start


If you could eliminate these complaints in one intensive week


If you could clear your obstacles and step into your best life, for good


And … imagine if you could do all this in a luxurious, tropical resort surrounded by an

intimate group of like-minded women


Sound too good to be true?  It’s not!


This intensive, small-group program has been designed to give you major life shifts in a short period of time. This is YOUR opportunity to invest in yourself and prepare you for a new level of performance in your life, career and relationships.

Designed + developed personally by Psychologist, Mel Schilling, the retreat will enable you to make long term, intellectual, emotional and behavioural change.

It’s all about creating sustainable changes in your life to break old habits and set you up to live your best life.

Areas of your life
Priority = YOU


The retreats have been constructed to address the underlying psychological factors that drive you, enabling you to make empowered, smart, strategic decisions in each aspect of your life.

Scientific research has shown that you get results where you put your focus. Our experience shows that when you only focus on yourself and career (at the expense of your relationships) you can feel isolated.

When you only focus on yourself and your relationships (at the expense of your career) you can feel unfulfilled. And when you only focus on your career and relationships (at the expense of yourself), you can feel like you’re on autopilot.

Our comprehensive approach to Your Best Life Retreats covers all 3 factors and ensures that you establish balance and fulfilment in each of these critical areas of your life.



To set you up for a high impact, results-packed experience, Mel will invite you to complete a range of preparation exercises.  This process will provide you with self-diagnostic data to add substance and meaning to the lessons you will cover during the retreat. Through these exercises, you will gain valuable insights about yourself and obtain a starting point for creating sustainable, positive change in your life.   You’ll also be invited to join a private Facebook Group, exclusively for your retreat group, so you’ll get to connect and engage with each other before you meet in person


After arriving in Bali earlier that day, you will kick off the week with cocktails and a warm welcome from Mel and her team.  Connecting, networking and sharing stories, you will start to forge an important bond with the women in your group. This will be your first opportunity to spend time with Mel and a fantastic opportunity to get to know her before the formal learning starts tomorrow.  After a few cocktails, you’ll be surprised how forthcoming she is with ‘behind the scenes’ details from her TV experience!


You’ll start each weekday with the same ritual this week.  A nurturing yoga class followed by a guided meditation led by Mel. Following the morning ritual today, Mel will help you to interpret your psychological profiles and inspire you to build a strong level of self awareness and insight.  It will be like looking into a high-powered mirror and peering into a science-based crystal ball (without all the woo woo).   This afternoon, we have planned a Balinese Cooking Class especially for you and your group!  Gorgeous food and a few laughs to diffuse any tension from the day.


After your morning ritual today, Mel will introduce you to some of the most powerful techniques for building self esteem and confidence, redirecting fears and developing a positive mindset.  She will share some of the secrets typically reserved for the therapy chair, tips that will enable you to master your self talk and kick anxiety to the kerb. Today is all about YOU.   You will learn how to up-level your life satisfaction and wellbeing, plus some life hacks to implement every day for a happier, more relaxed and confident life experience. After the workshop, you might choose to indulge in your spa treatment this afternoon.


Following the morning ritual today, you will start to apply your new knowledge to your career and life purpose.  Whether you are climbing the corporate ladder, starting-up a new entrepreneurial venture, making a career transition, contributing to a higher cause or managing a household, today will help you to get crystal clear about your purpose. By learning to leverage your strengths and take control of your career direction, you will discover how to be the best version of you at work.  Your personal brand will come into the spotlight as you clarify and own your career future. After the workshop, you might choose to indulge in your massage, facial or body treatment this afternoon.


After the yoga and meditation today, you will shift your focus to your relationships.  You might be in a relationship, building a family or travelling solo, it doesn’t matter, today will be about empowering you to choose and create the relationships you deserve.   You will also spend time delving into the complexities of female friendships (something we all have experience with). You will gain valuable skills for asserting yourself and getting what you need in all relationships, and learn new ways to influence the people in your life. Following today’s workshop, you might opt for a luxurious spa treatment.


Following the morning ritual today, you will shift your focus to your future.  Today is all about consolidating your learning across the week to draw out your key lessons and transform your insight into action.   This is where it gets exciting! You will gain access to the latest strategies for building a life vision and goal setting to make you accountable … to yourself.  You will walk away with a comprehensive plan and values-based strategies to achieve Your Best Life.


This morning, we celebrate together over breakfast! Mel will guide you through a less formal session, address any of your questions and ensure you have everything you need to step into Your Best Life after the retreat.

 ” If you take care of your mind,

you take care of the world

Arianna Huffington


Your Retreat Venue Tucked among lush, tropical gardens and tranquil lotus ponds on the southwest coast of Bali, Peppers Seminyak is a world-class Villa resort steeped in luxury and relaxation. Only seven kilometres from Denpasar International Airport, the resort is within easy walking distance to Seminyak’s fashionable designer boutiques and upscale restaurants.

Immediately upon arrival at Peppers Seminyak, you will be embraced in unparalleled comfort. Each of the exquisite villas boasts a garden setting with a private pool, sundeck with reclining loungers, and indoor/outdoor marble bathrooms with generous sunken baths.

The fully equipped gourmet kitchens feature open-plan living and dining areas, each with wonderfully appointed air-conditioned bedroom featuring a private ensuite bathroom.


What’s included?

  • 7 days/6 nights in a private villa with pool
  • Airport transfers
  • 5 x yoga classes (7am)
  • 5 x workshops (9am-3pm)
  • Breakfast everyday
  • Lunch, morning and afternoon tea on workshop days
  • 1 x Balinese Cooking Class
  • 1 x 2 hour Spa Experience


What’s not included?

  • Airfares
  • Evening meals
  • Additional tours, spa treatments or other activities


December 10th – 16th 2017

   January 7th – 13th 2018

AUD $3,850/pp


Public Programs

Choose your preferred date and pay 10% now to secure your spot Payment plans available


Corporate Programs

Click to inquire about corporate rates, dates and customisationIdeal for high potential women

Why not invite your girlfriends?


Speak up!  Mel is all about openness and empathy and she’s very open to feedback.  She will welcome your feedback throughout the retreat.  If you are not happy with anything, let her know and she will do her best to address your needs.

Good question!  As a psychologist registered with AHPRA (Psychology Board of Australia) Mel is not permitted to publish testimonials.  If you have questions about the experience of previous participants, please contact the team at and we’ll be happy to share some case studies and anecdotes.

No worries.  Mel will be running regular retreats in Bali so make sure you register for her wait list and you’ll be the first to know when the next dates are released.

Yes.  Mel is committed to keeping the retreat groups small so you’ll have lots of opportunities for 1:1 and small group interaction with her.

Sure.  Sometimes intensive experiences like this retreat can bring issues to the surface and you may require some additional support.  You are welcome to speak to Mel during the retreat about a customised coaching package.

No.  Although Mel is a registered psychologist, this program offers general advice and is not a replacement for therapy.