Friday 10th - Sunday 12th MAy 2019

Mel is excited to return to this stunning venue on the wild Isle of Man. With a maximum of 12 guests, this promises to be an unforgettable weekend of nurturing yoga and deep rest. Escape to an island for real sanctuary, and be nourished by the stunning grounds which offer a peaceful haven for some reflection and downtime. It's impossible not to relax and unwind in this very special place.

The yoga

On this retreat we will use a combination of techniques designed to be bring deep relaxation and peace. It is from this resting place that we find our real power in our lives, not from striving and straining and pushing, and Mel looks forward to sharing shakti yoga, yoga nidra, restorative yoga, yin yoga and poetry over the weekend.

Mel creates a safe and nourishing space to allow you the opportunity to delve deeply into these practices which are both healing and transformative.

Although the yoga practices themselves are gentle and kind to the body, they are incredibly powerful. By creating the time and space for ourselves to find deep, nurturing rest, we are able to reduce tension in the body and mind, enabling ourselves to move forward in our lives with greater ease and clarity.

Whether you are searching for greater ease in the body, more stability in the mind or a deeper connection to something beyond the material world, Mel aims to guide you to the greatest teacher of all: your heart. In a chronically stressed world, with seemingly endless deadlines, financial pressures and political tension, we become exhausted, disconnected, and fearful. Our physical and mental well-being begin to suffer and it may become difficult to find feelings of joy and love.

The food

Homemade with love, this retreat offers you home-cooking with 5* hospitality. Friday night starts with a delicious supper, and a talk from your host, Mel. Nourish your belly as well as your soul on this retreat!

The venue

Brightlife, Ballalheaney, Andreas Road, Andreas, Isle of Man,IM7 4EN

Brightlife is a world away from the pressures of everyday life. Now in their fifteenth year, Brightlife is a recognised centre for learning, renowned for its beautiful harmonious environment, sumptuous rooms, delicious food and attention to detail.

Brightlife offers a tranquil and luxurious space for you to learn, develop, escape and unwind. With the addition of a new Spa, the Centre now truly encompasses the needs of Mind, Body and Spirit. Their holistic approach to well-being ensures the Spa is the perfect accompaniment to our workshop retreats, with the range of treatments being luxurious and indulgent, but also health giving and good for the soul. The Spa is surrounded by stunning rural views and has been designed with serenity in mind.

Getting there

If attending from the UK the Brightlife team will arrange and book your flights and your Isle of Man airport transfers. ou can fly from most airports - Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham and London Gatwick/ London City all have direct flights. 

spa treatments

For this retreat, there will be an exclusive spa session for delegates on Sunday after lunch to conclude your weekend with complete relaxation (optional). If desired you can also book a relaxing treatment, half-day or full-day spa for you to enjoy on arrival, although be sure to book early as treatment spaces can fill up quickly. Details of all treatments and spa packages can be found here.

Please note that for a treatment from the spa pre-booking is essential (and there is an extra charge).


2-018 pricing: £430 all inclusive (2019 price coming soon). Prices include all meals, break snacks, non-alcoholic beverages and 2 nights’ accommodation, £100 towards the flight,  the delicious food, 5* accommodation and the yoga.

Mel’s retreats are deeply nourishing for the soul & her authentic nature & wisdom beyond her years really helps give myself permission to relax.
— Marcus