Celebrating mums: Inside our Mother's Day wellness retreat

They may not wear capes (well, at least not everyday), but mums are the real superheroes. Their hugs are like a protective shield that keep us safe, they get through a to-do list faster than a speeding bullet and if we need them, they're there in a single bound. So in the lead up to Mother's Day, May 14, we invited some very deserving mums (and their daughters) to a mini wellness retreat for a little pampering and relaxation to recharge their superpowers.

The airy studio at Urban Yoga in Surry Hills provided the perfect space for a day of pure pampering and fun activities. To kick things off, Michelle from Wellineux - experts in wellbeing and mindfulness strategies - gave a talk about vitality, energy and happy hormones. Then, the lights dimmed for a unique Urban Yoga style session which had the music and the blood pumping.

After exercise, it was straight to the refueling station for brunch, then it was time for the activites to begin! Sparkle Cupcakery was on hand to conduct a lesson in the art of cupcake decorating, not to mention, providing a well-earned sweet treat (after all the healthy stuff).

Mums and daughters got their hands dirty at the terrarium-making station and finished off their creations with messages of love on mini chalkboard signs.

The lovely ladies from Zen Day Spa were in charge of putting mums in a state of... well, zen; providing glorious shoulder massages to melt away stress. A Napoleon Perdis make-up artist brought a touch of glamour on the day; sharing some great application tips and working his magic so that our lovely ladies looked their fabulous best.

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