Gentle Vinyasa Flow Yoga at Tincleton Gallery, Puddletown, Dorset

@ the beautiful Tincleton Gallery, The Old School House, Tincleton, nr Puddletown, DT2 8QR.

A term time only Vinyasa Flow Yoga class for a small exclusive group of only 6-8 yogis looking to chill and enjoy the energy, surrounded by grand pianos and the work of local artists.

£10 for a drop in, book a term at £9 per class, please book in advance due to space restrictions.

This class will be ‘Slo-Flow’, Gentle Vinyasa Flow, great if you love flowing yoga sequences but need a slower more gentle practice.

Dates for Spring/Summer:

First Term: Thursday 23rd, 30th March, 6th April – Drop in for £10
Second Term: Thursday  27th April,  4th, 11th, 18th, 25th May – Book 5 week term for £45
Third Term: Thursday 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th June, 6th, 13th, 20th July – Book 7 week term for £60

To read more about my Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes please take a look at the Yoga in Dorset page.New class at Tincleton, Dorset


Mellulah Moves in 2017!

The retreat in Winter

We are really excited to be moving to a stunning new venue for our yoga retreats in 2017. The first retreat will run in January and more will follow throughout the year.

The wonderful retreat centre is in Hazlebury Bryan, between Blandford and Sherborne, deep in Rural Dorset but only 2 hrs 15 mins from London.

The venue belongs to a local Dorset artist and is filled with beautiful rooms for us to enjoy. The house sits in 20 acres of garden, fields and woodland. We will practice yoga in the large drawing room, filled with light and a wonderful energy. We will eat meals in the dining room and guests have their own sitting room to enjoy during the day and evening. There are 6 beautiful rooms, 3 en suite and the first floor and 3 on the second floor with shared bathroom, both twins and doubles.

We will now be offering 3 meals a day all cooked by our new private chef, Karen Ben Amor, all diets are catered for and you are in for such a treat, Karens cooking is simply incredible, we are so lucky to have her on board.


There will also be non-residential options available on every retreat from £100-250.

We are also moving our yoga classes to a new larger venue too! Think ‘Yoga with a View’! Details coming over the coming week. Sign up to our newsletter for more information.

November Daily Peace Meditation

Peace Meditation Join us for Peace Meditation during the whole of November 2016. We will be meditating each morning from 6-7am, you can join from anywhere in the world! A special month of synching hearts and souls, sharing love and peace ♥
Contact us for more details or let us know you are going to join in to create Pure Heart Coherence across Dorset, the UK and beyond!

Really looking forward to starting our dawn Peace Meditation this month. We thought it would be lovely if we were are practicing the same meditation, so have chosen The Blessing of the Centres by Dr Joe Dispenza. I’ve been doing this regularly since attending his workshop in London last week and its very powerful and transformative. Here is the link to the download for the guided mediation and you can also listen to his intro which offers guidance on how to use the meditation. Click on the link below to access the download.

Let us know how you get on and enjoy!

Please share with your friends xx

Retreat Dates 2017



Retreat Dates 2017

Peace, healing, stillness for the Spirit

All retreats are facilitated by Saira unless stated.


Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd  January Yoga & Sound Healing Retreat Weekend

with Saira & Preet £100

Saturday 25th March Yoga & Holistic Indulgence Retreat Spa Day £90

(Mothers Day Weekend Special Treat!)

Friday 19th – Monday 22nd May Residential Yoga Meditation and Sound Healing  Retreat From £250-460pp

Friday 30th June – Sunday 2nd July Yoga & Plant Based Detox with Sound Healing Weekend Retreat

with Saira, Sue & Preet £100



Reiki Level I Workshop 29th June 2016

Have you ever thought of learning how to heal with Reiki? I am running a Reiki Level I Saira is working with guides and angelsWorkshop next Wednesday 29th June 2016 and have places available. After this one day you will be able to use healing energy on yourself, your friends, family, pets and more!

To join me on this special, transformative day call 01258 880505 or

For more details see the Reiki with Angels page on this website.

The cost for this Reiki Level I Workshop is £135 and the day will run from 10am – 3pm at my home, West Luccombe Cottage, Luccombe Farm, Milton Abbas DT11 0BE.

Don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions.

For more details on everything happening here please 
Contact Saira now on Tel: 01258 880505 or

Bank Holiday and Half Term Yoga

Bank Holiday Yoga…

Mellulah-Yoga-at-Luccombe-DorsetI hope you’re all enjoying a relaxing, long bank holiday weekend and making the most of the sunshine. It is also half term this week but apart from Bank Holiday Monday, all classes are running as normal, so I hope you can make it to one or even two!

My daughter, is available on Tuesday morning for baby sitting if you would like to drop off the children and join yoga for some chill time. Betsy charges £5 per family for the session. Please let us know by Monday afternoon. Text 07809 141815 or 

Class schedule:

Monday evenings – No Classes this week
6-7.15 pm Beginners & 7.30-9 pm Mixed Ability 
Tuesday & Friday Mornings – Classes running as normal 
9.30-11 am Mixed Ability

Class times will be back to normal from Monday 6th June 2016.

The cost of a drop in class is £8
Or buy a class pack:
5 classes for £35 (£7 per class) to use within 7 weeks
10 classes for £65 (£6.50 per class) to use within 14 weeks

Private classes 1hr £40 or 90 minutes £55

No need to book, just text 07809 141815 or email if you haven’t been for a while or you are new to the classes here at Mellulah, thank you.

New! Bespoke Yoga Retreats

After 5 years of running yoga retreats here at Luccombe Farm, Milton Abbas, Dorset, we are delighted to now be offering Bespoke Yoga Retreat Packages, for you to come and enjoy anytime of year.Yoga Retreat Bliss

These packages are for individual guests, tailored exactly to your needs. 
Choose from Soul Nurture, Soul Love or Soul Bliss. 2 or 3 night, midweek self catering yoga stays.

Relax on your Bespoke Yoga RetreatSoulful Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Blissful Holistic Therapies. Prices start at £299 for 2 nights self catering to £560 for 3 nights full board.
Take a look at our new Bespoke Yoga Retreat page to find out more and to book your stay with us soon.

September Retreat Sunday Workshop

Accepting and Forgiving ourselves through Healing Meditation

Our next Stillness Retreat is coming up on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September. Full details can be found on the Retreat Dates page of this website. Sunday Workshop with Saira at our next Stillness Retreat

On Sunday afternoon of the September Retreat, Saira will be running this workshop, it will be a gentle hour of guidance, mediation and relaxation for you to enjoy.

In times of sadness, stress or anger, we often find there is a deep inner voice of self-criticism, non-acceptance and lack of forgiveness towards ourselves. If we can connect with the deep wounds that create this voice, we can begin to unravel why we are so unaccepting of who we are and move towards a place of inner peace and unconditional loving kindness.

Sunday Workshop with Saira at MellulahDuring this workshop we will explore the ways in which we tend to criticise ourselves and how we can start to heal, coming closer to a deeper self-acceptance and for the life we have been given. Deeply surrendering to the flow of our life and where we find ourselves today, accepting that there is nothing wrong with us and we are not at fault for any past mistakes or current problems that may be causing us pain.

We will spend time talking, sharing and working with guided meditations and chants for deep healing within the heart and to lift the spirit. 

With Love Saira xxx

What could Mindful Meditation do for you?

Mindful meditation

What could Mindful Meditation do for you?

You may have heard a lot about Mindful Meditation in the media recently. This ancient Buddhist practice is becoming increasingly popular in the West. GP surgeries in the UK are now running Mindfulness courses for patients who are struggling with anxiety, depression or having to cope with ongoing severe pain.

My own journey in meditation began when I started to practise Yoga as a teenager. After the birth of my first child in 1998 I suffered with Post-Natal Depression and had anxiety, panic attacks and sleep problems. I found that simple Zen Buddhist, mindful meditation techniques helped me to slowly recover and I now meditate regularly as part of my spiritual practice, as a single mother of three children, I could not be without it!

So what could Mindful Meditation do for you? We all lead busy, stressful lives, we are bombarded daily by negative media, traffic jams, hectic family schedules, work pressure and endless household chores. Spending a little time each day meditating can help to ’empty the stress bucket’, clearing space in the mind so that we don’t permanently feel mentally overloaded.

Meditation brings about a feeling of peace and wellbeing, bringing us back to our natural, balanced centre. Meditation is a wonderful therapy that is free and you can practice it at home with guidance. If you are suffering with any pain condition, stress related disease or problems such as depression, OCD or anxiety, meditation can help you to find a way out of the shadows and into the light.

There are lots of books and CD’s that can really help and be a great resource to help you learn the very simple techniques involved in Mindful Meditation. Joining a meditation group or coming on a retreat can be a great start to a new practice or one that you may already have established. Learning new ideas and being guided through a mediation with a teacher can be very beneficial. I love sharing everything I have learnt over the years, mediation has saved me many times when life has been stressful, always helping me back to my peaceful core.

Call now on 01258 880505 to book
Yoga & Mindful Meditation Retreat Day with Saira Francis
Saturday 16th May 10.30 – 4 pm £40

Retreat Day Schedule:

  • 10.30 am Hatha Flow Yoga
  • 12.30 pm Bring your packed lunch to enjoy in the cottage or gardens here at Luccombe Farm
  • 1.30 pm Mindful Meditation Workshop and silent meditative walk if weather allows
  • 2.45 pm Homemade Chai Tea and chats in the garden
  • 3.15 pm Gentle Yoga Stretches and Relaxing Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep)
  • 4.00 pm Retreat Day ends, feel free to use the Heated Pool & Sauna

This day is suitable for all abilities of yoga, any questions at all feel free to call and ask.

Call Saira now on 01258 880505 or email to reserve your place.

Spring Sunshine Yoga @ Mellulah

Mellulah Yoga
Saira Francis Yoga Teacher

We’ve been really enjoying some Spring Yoga in this beautiful weather here at Mellulah. The garden of the cottage is covered in primroses and bluebells, even more than last year.

Practising yoga outside is a wonderful way to enjoy the pleasure of asana and to fill our hearts and souls with abundant light.

Luccombe Farm where we are based, is tucked down in a secret valley so its very hard to find enough flat space to hold yoga classes outside here but during our May and June retreats we do try to meditate outside by the lower lake and take mindful walks to the babbling brook a short distance from the farm. Yoga classes are wonderful here in the peace and stillness of Luccombe, listening to the birds singing and little else!

We hope to see you here for some Spring Yoga or later in the IMG_1763Autumn.

Check our yoga retreat dates page for upcoming days and weekends.