At our Stillness Retreats, all yoga classes are held by Saira Francis, an experienced and knowledgable teacher who is passionate about yoga and the yogic lifestyle. She will work with you over your day or weekend with us, to develop your practice whether you are an experienced yogi or a complete beginner. Classes are Vinyasa Flow Yoga, combining breath with movement into a moving meditation, energy is cleared, the Pranic Body is activated and blocks are released both physically, emotionally and spiritually.
On our retreats we like to create a nurturing, non-competitive environment where both able yogis and novice yogis, can feel comfortable and at ease. The atmosphere at Mellulah is always relaxed and welcoming to all. Classes are of mixed ability offering a challenging but chilled and fun practice where the intention is set on finding balance within ourselves, moving towards peace in our hearts and most importantly stilling the mind through yoga.
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.
We often practice Yoga Nidra at the end of the day on our retreat. This practice, translated from Sanskrit at Yogic Sleep, can help you to learn to relax and helps to reduce anxiety, this practice is also excellent for bringing about positive thinking on a deeply subconscious level.
Meditation sessions teach simple and effective techniques for you to take away with you and explore in your daily life at home, we wish to offer you a space to discover the benefits of meditation and there will be opportunities for you to discuss your meditation practice with teachers over the weekend. Meditation classes are either held in silence or guided and are based on Zen and Tibetan Buddhist traditions.
If you would like to know more about yoga here at Mellulah, please contact us, we are more than happy to help.