This weeks latest yoga video practice I’m sharing with you, is a Beginners Yoga Flow. Super gentle, seated sun salutations, gentle stretches and twists to get you up and ready for the week! Beat any Monday blues with some chilled time on the mat, lots of love Saira xx
We have a lovely Beginners Day Retreat Sunday 16th June 2019 10-4pm £65 in Hazelbury Bryan, Dorset DT10 2AU
Saira was recently featured on ITV’s This Morning, along with the fantastic team of therapists at Middle Piccadilly Rural Retreat. This Mornings Fertility Expert, Dr Larissa Corda brought three couples to Middle Piccadilly, where they enjoyed fertility yoga with Saira, ate delicious nutritious food and felt transformation through the retreat centres amazing array of Spiritual Therapies.
This was part of a four part series that Dr Larissa has made for This Morning, trying to help these three young couples who are struggling to conceive and sharing her unique wisdom on how looking to alternative therapies, yoga and lifestyle changes can really help them to have a baby.
Fertility yoga can really help couples to conceive. Its important to be able to relax and vital to try to stay positive. Yoga helps us reconnect with our bodies which can be hard for a woman when she is struggling to have a baby. Having fertility problems can be devastating and women can cut themselves off from there reproductive organs and there lower part of their body as it frustrates and upsets them. Practising fertility yoga can help to prepare the body for conception and help a woman enjoy and accept her body as it is.
It is also very important to stay positive, positive thinking can have a profound effect on conception. Its so hard but couples do need to try to create positive thoughts and affirmations every day about having a baby.
I am opening up to create space of new ideas and projects
My life is full of abundance in all areas, health, wealth, success, my family and I am surrounded by love
I trust that all will be well, I don’t know where my life is taking me, but I know its the right way
I have faith in the creative flow of all life and feel held and loved by the universe
Everything is going to be ok!
My heart is open and let go of all feelings of fear and doubt
Repeat these mantras everyday as many times as you can and particularly when your mind becomes full of dark and negative thoughts. X
Spring is the perfect time of year to start thinking about a Juice Cleanse
If its something you have considered now could be a great time to give it a go. At Mellulah Yoga Retreats we often include a morning juice as part of a residential retreat diet, juices are a fantastic way to boost energy, cleanse the digestive system, remove toxins and bring healing to the body. Just one healthy green juice a day can transform your health and the best way to enjoy the benefits of juicing is to begin with juice cleanse for anything from one to five days to start.
Juicing isn’t for everyone, its best to work alongside a juice therapist or health professional if you have any concerns about whether a juice cleanse is for you.
So why start a juice cleanse?
Our diets can contain too much processed food, sugars and salt. Saturated fats, refined carbohydrates, caffeine and alcohol play havoc with our bodies and it is difficult to get enough fruit and vegetables into our daily diets. Not eating well can give us digestive problems that make us feel sluggish, irritable, gives us skin problems and other health conditions. Juicing can help to counteract all of these problems by giving us the enzymes and antioxidants we need, green juice particularly is full of goodness that can transform the way we feel inside and out.
What to watch out for on a juice cleanse.
The first problem you might encounter on a cleanse is some withdrawal system. Its a great idea to cut down on caffeine before you start cleansing. Try cutting down for one to two weeks before cutting caffeine out completely. Its normal to get a headache during your first cleanse, but stick with it, get plenty of rest, exercise and do yoga to help reduce the negative symptoms. Hunger can of course be a huge issue, drink five juices spread out throughout the day. Choose the right time to start your cleanse, weekends are best as juicing whilst working can be an added problem and avoid holidays, birthdays, social events. Plan ahead and you will manage much more easily.
What to juice?
There are so many resources now online, in books and in magazines to help you find juice recipes that you will love and enjoy. Try to avoid too much fruit as this can be too much for the liver, stick to green vegetables as much as possible and just use fruit to give a little sweetness, apples are great for this.
Heres a fantastic recipe that we often use on our retreats, to get you started:
1 stick of celery 1 courgette
a handful of kale
half a lemon
Give a gift voucherfor this treatment plus a free gift of a Geranium Face Cream made by Mellulah for just £49! Usual Price £75!
Until 1st April 2019
You deserve to treat yourself too, so feel free to book this offer if you’re a mother, sister, wife, partner, friend, colleague, superwoman, cat woman, any woman!!
You can buy as many vouchers as you like before 1st April, there is no limit on how many you purchase as long as you use them before the end of 2019.
This indulgent Mothers Day Special Treatment will take you from an invigorating and uplifting Indian Head Massage, to a therapeutic full body Aromatherapy Massage, beyond this Saira’s healing touch with hands on Reiki Healing, ending with Reflexology at the feet.
30ml Geranium Face Cream made with essential oils & a cream base that contains no nasties worth £10.
Gift Voucherscan be purchased via BACS Mellulah 82611963 51-81-01 or Paypal below.
We will email you your voucher within 24 hours (more urgently if needed) for you to print off and give or keep for yourself if you prefer!!
If you are booking a treatment for someone who has never seen Saira before you will need to book an Initial Consultation and First Appointment £54, otherwise its a Follow up £49.
Offer runs until 1st April 2019, vouchers can be used anytime before the end of 2019.
A new year message from Mellulah. Gratitude for all your support and love in 2018, its been a wonderful year! Looking forward to seeing what the new year brings. Thank you for choosing Mellulah as your sacred space on your own healing journeys, its a pleasure and pure joy to share yoga, therapies, healing and compassion with you all! Saira xxx
Mellulah won Gold again for Spa and Wellbeing in Dorset.
It was a wonderful night at the Dorset Tourism Awards last week. Held at the Lighthouse in Poole,over 200 guests enjoyed a delicious 3 course meal, entertainment and then lots of cheers as awards were presented and businesses were recognised for their contribution to tourism in the county.
It was great to see so many really small business being awarded for their achievements, lots of one man bands and family run organisations. The awards are all about recognising the little guys, not one big corporation or large chain to be seen! This was the second year that Mellulah made it to the final and Saira went along with her husband Stoo for a night of serious nerves and extreme delight!
Mellulah won Gold for the second year running in the Spa and Wellbeing Experience category.We also won Silver at the regional South West awards in February 2018 so we are on a roll it seems.
Judges for the Dorset Tourism Awards said their day with Mellulah was ‘an inspirational visit, we can not wait to go back’. As an entrant of the tourism awards, candidates go through a rigorous process. Last year Mellulah was invited to enter and we decided to go for it again this year. Firstly a lengthy entry form is filled out. Saira spent a few long days during the June heatwave, sat in the garden under a tree writing, deeply from the heart about the ethos of Mellulah and what it is all about.
As a very small spa and wellbeing business run by Saira and a team who come in to help on retreats when needed, Mellulah is all about LOVE. Saira didn’t hold back when she shared this ethos with judges, when asked why customers keep coming back to Mellulah, she wrote “
“Each guest who comes to me is important in a way that goes beyond my business mind. I have a real passion for the work I do and simply love the life I have created around Mellulah. This energy of passion comes across to all my yogis and clients, they all know I really care about their wellbeing and want to bring true and lasting change into their lives. I believe that my own experiences in life have taught me how best to help others, I have worked through some very difficult issues in my life with the practice of yoga, meditation, healing and participating in retreats. This makes me authentic in everything I do, I am not reading from a text book, I am a living example of how these can help a person to turn their life around. I believe that I empathise hugely with the people who come to me and they feel this, they feel loved, cared for and nurtured and I trust that by giving them tools to help them find harmony, they can do the same as I have and deeply heal.”
Saira shared her own story within the entry form, how she went from a young drug addict falling into abusive relationships to an older, happy, fulfilled yogi, it seems she won the hearts of the judges as well as those of many of her loyal retreat guests and therapy clients.
After the entry form has been read by judges, a short list is made and ‘mystery shoppers’ are sent out to check businesses in secret. Ours was sent during our August retreat at Middle Piccadilly near Sherborne. We found out at the end of a fabulous weekend that we had been shopped! Judges also go through all social media presence, read every review and all press attention. Then a long wait until October to find out if we made the finals and a heart pumping end to the process at awards night.
Saira was over the moon to win Gold again for herself and the wonderful spa and wellbeing team in Dorset who work so hard to support her on retreats. Its also great news for all the guests who will hopefully feel even more confident about joining a retreat, a yoga class or coming for a therapy appointment with Saira. The best way to find out why Saira keeps winning is to come along and find out for yourself!
In need of a de-stress? A yoga and wellness retreat could be just the answer
The Winter months can take their toll on many of us, the dark, cold days offer little opportunity to de-stress out in nature, bathing in the sunlight and warmth that can be such a tonic during Spring and Summer. Now could be the time to think about a Wellness Retreat to de-stress and have the kind of break that leaves you feeling refreshed and full of energy.
A yoga and wellness retreat is a chance to switch off from life for a day, weekend or longer if you are able. We live in a society that can feel stressful and often overwhelming. We have responsibilities at work and to our families. Finances and health issues can be a constant concern and then to add to that we are bombarded daily with negativity from newspapers, radio and television, often making us feel fearful and anxious.
A retreat can be described as a place of refuge, offering seclusion or privacy. Time spent on retreat is an opportunity to switch off, no wifi, no news, no responsibility, focussing on ourselves and enjoying anything from yoga, meditation, sound healing and mindfulness to hiking and paddle boarding.
Stress is a major cause of illness and disease in the West, causing serious health conditions like high blood pressure, heart disease, as well assleep disorders, anxiety and depression. A retreat can give us a nurturing environment to change the perception that life has to be busy and stressful.On a retreat we can learn new skills that will help us cope better with day to day life. Yoga is a great way to stretch out the tension in the body, meditation helps to empty the mind of worry and mindfulness is a spiritual practice that assists us to become aware of our thoughts and how they affect us. We may learn about nutrition, juicing, also having fun getting out into nature to enjoy the surroundings of the retreat venue.
There are an abundance of yoga and wellness retreats to choose from around the globe, you can book a retreat here in the UK, in Europe or further afield for a real adventure and one that is perfect if you are single and unsure about travelling alone. Retreats offer an opportunity to meet like minded people, some of whom may stay friends for life, all in a safe, supportive environment where you can feel cared for and nurtured. Take your time to choose, read through the website of a retreat organiser you are drawn to, check their reviews and perhaps give them a call to speak to someone directly and get a feel for whether you connect with them.
A yoga and wellness retreat could be just what you need to start the new year with an intention to look after yourself and create time for your health and wellbeing. Life doesn’t have to be stressful, we just need to find new ways to deal with all that gets thrown our way.