Yoga classes starting Monday 28th April 2014

Regular weekly, blissful and chilled out yoga classes with Saira Francis will begin from Monday 28th April 2014.Saira Francis

Monday evenings 7-8.30 pm

Tuesday mornings 9.30-11 am

The cost of a drop in class will be £7.50. All levels welcome, classes will be mixed ability, some level of physical fitness required but experience of yoga not necessary.

Classes held at Mellulah, Luccombe Farm, Milton Abbas, DT11 0BE, for directions and parking instructions please call us on 01258 880505.

Our yoga room overlooks the orchard here at Luccombe Farm and the animals, donkeys,sheep etc. The peace and serenity of this special, tucked away place is quite magical and the perfect environment to practice yoga, meditation and relaxation each week as a part of your journey to health and wellbeing. The heated pool and sauna can sometimes be used before or after class for an added £5, please contact us for details. Holistic & Ayurvedic Therapies can booked by prior arrangement to ensure total bliss and relaxation!

Classes will be of a traditional Hatha style combined with influences from Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow, combining breath with movement. We will spend time meditating and relaxing at the beginning and end of each session. We will also explore Pranayama, breathing techniques to lower stress levels and encourage serenity and mindfulness in your yoga practice both on and off the mat.

Other yoga teachers currently working with Mellulah are Jodi Sanders, Jill Booth, Saira Francis and Finola Brennan.

Contact us today to book your yoga class and sign up to our newsletter to be the first to hear of new class dates and times.

Yoga Classes Starting Soon


I’m very excited to let you know that I will be starting regular yoga classes here at Mellulah, Luccombe Farm, Milton Abbas, Dorset from Monday 28th April 2014.

Classes will run on Monday evenings from 7-8.30 pm and Tuesday mornings from 9.30-11 am. The cost for a drop in class will be £7.50 and class cards will be available to buy at reduced rates for blocks of 5,10 or 15 classes.

If you would like more information please contact me call 01258 880505.

Places for our yoga day retreat on Saturday 26th April are filling up fast with only 3 places left. £40 for the day, £5 extra to use the heated pool and sauna. More details here.

I hope to meet more of you soon!


Saira x

Beautiful Sunset at Mellulah

Last night saw the most beautiful sunset we have seen here at Mellulah for a while. The pink sky shone over the pond and reflected in the gorgeous pink tree, it was just stunning so we thought we would share it with you here.Sunset at Mellulah, Luccombe Farm

We look forward to more sunsets and sunrises here over the coming months and hope to be blessed with their magic at our next Stillness Retreat coming up at the Spring Equinox Friday 21st – Monday 24th March.

Valentines Gift Offer

Give the perfect Valentines Gift to your loved one this Friday 14th February.Pebble Valentines heart at Mellulah

A Wellbeing Spa Day at Mellulah for just £85 per person (usual price £99).

Enjoy an Holistic Therapy, heated indoor pool & sauna and a light lunch, all in the blissful surroundings of Luccombe Farm, Milton Abbas, Dorset.

Find out more by looking at our Wellbeing Retreat Spa Day page.

Book today to receive your vouchers by post or email this week. 01258 880505

The pool is part of our Valentines Day offer

Ayurvedic Therapies at Mellulah

Discover the secrets of Ayurvedic TherapyWe are delighted that Fin Brennan will now be offering her Ayurvedic Therapies at Mellulah on Wednesdays and Fridays. Anyone who has enjoyed her treatments on one of our retreats will know how wonderful the Ayurvedic method of therapy is. Fin will work with you to discover which Ayurvedic ‘type’ you are and will then use various massage techniques and after your session with her she will send you more details about your type with ideas for diet and lifestyle to help you to health and wellbeing.

Appointments can be booked by contacting us in an email or by phone. Fin can be contacted direct on 07780 952395.

Morning Satsang Meditation

At our next Stillness Retreat 29 Nov to 2 Dec,  we will be bringing back 7.00am Morning Satsang Meditation. This is a beautiful early waking practice when the sun is barely risen and the still peace here at Luccombe Farm is at its most perfect. Pranayama, meditation and chanting will be followed by a nice cup of Chai tea and an opportunity to share reflections and stories before beginning our day. In Sanskrit, Satsang means, ‘gathering together for the truth’ it is very special part of your retreat with us.

Beat the back to school blues offer!

If, like me, you are a parent of school children, by this time in September we are all pretty exhausted. If the summer holidays haven’t completely worn you out, then getting the children up and ready for school, back into the routine and over any emotional upsets about the end of summer, with all the pressures and worries that children often have, certainly takes its toll on Mums and Dads!

We thought it would be a great time to give you a special offer on a Aromatherapy treatment here at Mellulah. Come for a full treatment any time between now and the 10th October for just £30, usual price is £40 (please add £5 for first consultation appointments). Aromatherapy is a very balancing and harmonising therapy, you will unwind and de-stress after all your hard work of recent weeks, and you really do deserve it!

Being a working parent is extra hard in the summer with all the juggling of children and childcare. As a self employed, lone parent I found it hard to keep working and keep my three children happy and entertained, when all I really wanted to do was spend time with them, and I love my job! The summer holidays can bring on a lot of guilt for parents who wish they could spend time as a family rather than having to keep sending the children to clubs, friends or grandparents.  The aromatherapy oil Black Pepper is wonderful for those days when we feel exhausted and over burdened. It gives us a lift of energy and on an emotional level can feel like the big hug of moral support that we often need when we are tired and stressed. Mixed with Roman Chamomile it is perfect in a bath at the end of a long day or rubbed into the feet before bed for a little ‘do-it-yourself’ Aromatherapy treat.

Aromatherapy oils can also really help our children settle back in to the school routine. Lavender on a child’s pillow at night can help them settle if they are struggling to sleep at night, having nightmares or worrying about being back at school and away from the comfort of the nest at home. Vetiver is wonderful for a child with very intense emotional problems, again rub the oil into the feet with a carrier such as Sweet Almond or Calendula, last thing at night and before setting off to school to help calm an upset little one down. It works for all ages, my children are aged from 7 to 14 years old and I don’t know how I’d manage  without my box of Aromatherapy oils and bed time Reflexology to calm them down on the, frequent, evenings that one of them has something that is bothering them.

And never forget the wonderful Bach Flower Remedies that can work pure magic on us all! The famous Rescue Remedy is a must for all worn out parents and I often sneak a couple of drops into the children water bottles before school so they are sipping it throughout the day….try it and see the difference when they come out of school, the squabbling might even seem to have chilled out a little!

Enjoy being back to the routine and contact me on 01258 880505 if you would like to make the most of our Aromatherapy offer.





Second Autumn 2013 retreat date

We only have 3 spaces left on our October Stillness Retreat but we now have a new Autumn date set if you would like to join us before the end of the year. The second autumn Stillness Retreat will run from Friday 29th November until Monday 2nd December. Find out more about the schedule for the weekend here and information on accommodation and prices here. For bookings please call Saira today on 01258 880505.

New Yoga Days from September

From this September we will be introducing a new kind of special Mellulah Day for you. The new day will include yoga, meditation, Mellulah Wellbeing Day Loungedelicious lunch, an indulgent holistic treatment of your choice and use of the heated pool and sauna.

Join Saira at 10 am for a 90 minute Hatha Yoga and Meditation class, beginners are welcome and this one to one class is a great opportunity to explore your yoga practice as a complete novice or experienced yogi. We will look at a range of yoga asanas, flowing sequences and Pranayama for stress and anxiety relief. The class will be designed entirely to your experience and needs, using relaxation techniques such as Yoga Nidra or work with stronger asanas for balance and strength.

We will make you a deliciously simple vegetarian lunch and you are free to use the pool & sauna before returning for your holistic therapy in the afternoon, your day will end at 2.45 pm and the cost will be £100.

Contact Saira for more details, these days will be available Monday to Thursday with other days possible by special request.