“Mellulah yoga is some of best yoga I have found anywhere . I have been lucky enough to practice yoga all over the world with some wonderful yogis. Saira is unquestionably one of the best teachers I’ve encountered. She has huge integrity and humility. How lucky I am to have found her. X Catty Lowsley-Williams’ Read More
Chilled Out Vinyasa Flow Yoga in Dorset
Give yoga a try and experience all of its amazing benefits! Relaxed classes where you will feel comfortable, welcomed, safe and looked after. Yoga is for all ages, sexes, abilities and sizes, no matter if you are flexible and fit, or stiff and haven’t exercised in years, you can enjoy Yoga in Dorset!
Regular weekly, chilled out Vinyasa Flow classes with Saira Francis at Milborne St Andrew Sports Pavilion, Lane End, DT11 0JA and Tincleton Gallery, The Old School House, nr Puddletown, DT2 8QR and Old Brewery Hall, Ansty DT2 7PN.
Scroll down the page for directions.
At our new venue in Milborne for 2017, think ‘Yoga with a View’, the yoga space here at the Pavilion has the most incredible vista across hills to the Purbecks and Ridgeway, perfect, quiet and undisturbed environment to practice yoga, meditation and relaxation each week as a part of your journey to health and wellbeing.
Weekly Timetable (any changes will be listed here so please check regularly)
Please note that due to a double booking at the Pavilion there will be no yoga on Thursday 11th or 18th May, really sorry!!
7-8.30pm Mixed Ability Vinyasa Flow @ Old Brewery Hall, Ansty DT2 7PN (temporary venue while our new yoga studio project is completed in Hazlebury Bryan!!)
9.30-11 am Mixed Ability Vinyasa Flow @ Milborne St Andrew Sports Pavilion
9.30-11am Gentle Flow for all @ Tincleton Gallery
6-7.30 pm Beginners Gentle Flow @ Milborne St Andrew Sports Pavilion
9.30-11 am Mixed Ability @ Milborne St Andrew Sports Pavilion
Please scroll down for Tincleton prices as they are not included in regular class packs.
Milborne St Andrew Classes are £9 for a Drop in
Or buy a class pack:
5 classes for £40 (£8 per class) to use within 7 weeks
10 classes for £75 (£7.50 per class) to use within 14 weeks
Private classes 1hr £50 or 90 minutes £65.
It would be great to meet you at one of the classes I am running in Milborne St Andrew and Tincleton, Dorset, all levels are welcome, classes are mixed ability and beginners are very welcome, experience of yoga is not necessary.
NEW CLASS STARTING THURSDAY 23RD MARCH 9.30-11AM GENTLE FLOW @ the beautiful Tincleton Gallery, The Old School House, Tincleton, nr Puddletown DT2 8QR, a term time only class for a small exclusive group of only 6-8 yogis looking to chill and enjoy the flow, surrounded by grand pianos and the work of local artists.
£10 for a drop in, please book in advance due to space restrictions.
Dates for Spring/Summer at Tincleton:
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 or Drop in for £10 (pre booking essential)
Third Term: Thursday 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th June, 6th, 13th, 20th July – Book 7 week term for £60 0r Drop in for £10 (pre booking essential)
Directions to Yoga @ Milborne St Andrew Sports Pavillion
***SatNav won’t find the Milborne St Andrew Sports Pavilion, so please follow these simple directions: Take the A354 to Milborne St Andrew village, if you are coming from the South/Dorchester direction go through the village, up the hill and take the right turn to Bere Regis into Lane End, we are second left into the sports field. From the North/Blandford direction, before you reach Milborne St Andrew you will see an industrial estate on your right, straight after this and before going down the hill into the village, take the left turn to Bere Regis into Lane End and we are second on the left into the sports field.***
Vinyasa Flow Yoga
My yoga classes are relaxed, chilled and will leave you feeling rejuvenated, energised and peaceful. One thing I am noticing more and more, is that many people are put off yoga because they believe you must be young, female, thin and more of a circus acrobat than a yogi! The recent rise in these fears amongst those considering coming to a class, stems from a lot of yoga teachers putting photos and videos of themselves in all sorts of contortions and balances on social media websites like Facebook and Instagram. Its fantastic that yoga is becoming so popular in the West and brilliant that some people have the body type that allows those kind of really advanced postures, but we are not all made that way and that is not what yoga is really about.
What is Yoga?
Yoga is a pathway to peace and healing, the postures have been handed down to us by Ancient Yogis who lived thousands of years ago and we are now blessed to have yoga to use as a tool to help us cope with modern life. Yoga stretches and warms the body to allow release of blocked energy, called Prana. Prana is life force energy that runs through every living thing on Earth, it can get stuck and become stagnant in the joints of the body, particularly the hips and shoulders. In Sanskrit (the ancient language of yoga) these blocks are called Grunthis, by practising yoga we release these blocks, therefore bringing about an feeling of being energised, a sense of release through the whole body. As you get stronger with practice, you can try new poses and take the slighter stronger modifications that I will show you during the classes. If you arrive feeling tired and stiff, you take it easy, if you come along feeling full of energy on that day you might try more. In a mixed ability class, I offer lots of alternatives to every pose we try, you just take the one that suits you on that particular day, there is never any pressure to do more than you feel you can and I encourage you to listen to your body rather than look around the room at what anyone else is doing.
We are all different, yoga embraces and encourages that!
I like to try to create a nurturing, non-competitive environment for us to practice yoga together, offering a challenging class that will lift you energetically and with lots of lovely relaxation and meditation to send you home with a little more peace and tranquility to carry on your day.
Vinyasa Flow & Yoga Nidra Relaxation
Classes are Vinyasa Flow combining breath with movement to create a moving mediation. 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 our yoga practice both on and off the mat. We often use the practice of Yoga Nidra at the end of a class, during Savasana. Yoga Nidra translates from Sanskrit to Yogic Sleep, heaven!
I am a fully insured Yoga Teacher having trained with the BSY (British School of Yoga) and I am a member of the CThA (Complimentary Therapists Association).