Workshops + Retreats


After many seasons of lockdowns, integrating back into the physical world can bring up feelings of uncertainty and anxiety. So many of us have cultivated some incredible habits during this time and there is worry around how we can maintain these in our lives going forward.

I am have teamed up with Katrina Madrilejo from Why Knot Escapes to take you on a journey online of self reflection, manifestation, mindful creativity and movement. Join us on Sunday, 9th May 2021 for Transition Retreat 2021 as we flow through Vinyasa yoga to free your spirit and Yin yoga to calm your mind. Bring your creative juices and imagination alive with visualisation & journalling exercises and make a bracelet as a reminder of your discovery and fierceness to move forward.

The pandemic has taught us many things, what to let go of and what we need more of. Together we will enquire within and acknowledge the fruits that we have acquired during the last year and the empty seeds that we wish to leave behind as we enter a new way of life post Covid.

This will be a safe, creative, non-judgement space where you will meet new like-minded people and leave the space feeling grounded, revitalised and ready for the transition into the real world.

YOU are invited and we welcome you with open arms an hearts.


Early bird tickets are currently on sale on EventBrite and have nearly sold out. So get your tickets now to save yourself some cash and avoid disappointment.

Once you’ve booked your tickets head on over to our Facebook event to register your attendance.

Each ticket holder will be sent a small goodie bag with treats and retreat supplies, and will go into a draw to WIN one of 3 vegan + eco friendly yoga mats (worth £50) from Yoke Wellness.

Katrina Madrilejo

Kat is the Founder of Why Knot Escapes—a platform where self care is priority through yoga, mindful macrame, and sharing sustainable products. After completing an MA in Dance, her love of movement led her to India where she became a Registered Yoga Teacher in Hatha & Ashtanga under Yoga Alliance.


Kat is a full time yoga teacher and is currently teaching Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin, Pregnancy & After Birth, Meditation, and Yoga Nidra. Growing up in an arts school, she has always had an eye and passion to create projects with her own hands. She creates fibre art and hosts macrame workshops as a form of mindful meditation. Yoga is not just about perfecting an asana on your mat, yoga is a lifestyle. Kat developed Why Knot Escapes to encourage an open mind and a compassionate heart, to show awareness of what you take in your body to how you spend your time.


Melissa Ribaudo

Mel, (well, that’s me), is the Founder of You Are Yoga, which was created with Sangha — or community in mind. Mel discovered yoga 10 years ago which lead her, years later, to a solo trip around Asia to explore the heart of yoga. As part of this journey, she found herself on the beautiful, crystal island of Koh Pangan where she trained in Hatha-Vinyasa yoga and Yoga Nidra recognised by Yoga Alliance. Always a student, ongoing training has lead Mel to regularly teach Vinyasa, Yin and Pregnancy yoga, Yoga Nidra and Meditation.


Her heart-based teachings embody looking within to find and connect with self-compassion and empowerment. A practitioner of meditation and visualisation techniques, Mel always encourages her students to dig deep and look within to find the answers. Once the truth is discovered from within we can pour this kind and loving energy into others. This in turn creates a conscious community of like-minded people who can lift each other up as we flow and breathe through the throws of this life.



Amazing teacher, very spiritual class, amazing flow! She adds a personal touch you just can't find anywhere else!

Shelly Anne

I go to Mel's classes each week and really miss them if I don't go. The biggest thing is that I always leave feeling more energised and calm than when I went in. Mel is always tuned into the energy in the room and adapts the class accordingly. Each week we try something new which I really like too. It honestly feels like being a part of a community for that hour each week, there is no shame in dropping into child's pose, sweating, falling over, having a giggle. Such an enjoyable class.

Frankie Martin

Perfect mixture of relaxation and energising! Loved it!!

Laura MacDonald

Mel is such a fantastic teacher. Her sequences are well put together and suitable for all abilities and she?ll always come round to help you make sure you nail the poses. She is amazing at reading the energy in the room and adapting the routine to the way the class is feeling, pushing us if she can sense we are up for it and allowing us to rest when we need it. I always leave Mel?s classes feeling calmer, happier and stronger both physically and mentally.

Jess Jones

I have been to a couple of Mel?s classes now, and each class gets better and better! I am a complete beginner and I have felt welcomed and encouraged the whole time! Each class leaves me feeling refreshed and renewed!

Roisin Mackle