Find the Lotus Loft

2nd Floor, 25 Southernhay East
Exeter EX1 1QP
On the corner of Barnfield Road and
Southernhay East, near the Barnfield Theatre,
above Winkworth Properties

British Wheel of Yoga and Devon School of YogaWomen's Sacred Cacao Ceremony with Tania Rose FoxIyengar Yoga Workshop Day with Isabelle LuterbacherYoga Sleep Workshops with Julie BladonasSacred Cacao CeremonyYin and Yang Flows with Jill HurleySacred Cacao Ceremony with Tania Rose FoxSacred Cacao Ceremony with Tania Rose FoxsdassdYoga Teacher Training with Lisa Roberts

Workshops ~ Events ~ Teacher Training

Because the Covid-19 situation is ever evolving, if you are interested in any of the following workshops please contact the teacher directly for further information, if you register your interest it will be more likely that the event will go ahead. We will endeavour to update the website frequently and guarantee your safety will be our priority so some of the events will be held online, please see below.

 

 

 


 

Full Flower Moon Women's Sacred Cacao Ceremony
~  with Tania Rose Fox

Saturday 29 May  ~  2pm to 5pm  ~  £30 (Earlybird until 19 May/ £35 full price)

Advance booking essential ~ limited spaces (ceremonies tend to fill up well in advance!)

Please note this is not a yoga workshop (though there are elements of yoga nidra and guided meditation involved), but if you are a woman seeking heart-opening to unburden your spirit, or wishing to tap into more intuitive states, or simply curious about exploring spiritual connection through gentle plant medicine, you will love this!

All being well, this will be the first ceremony after a long winter lockdown! May brings the ancient Pagan flower festival of Beltane, and this ceremony falls a few days after the Full Flower Moon; beautiful timing to rejoin in ceremony and share the medicine of cacao (whose seeds and fruits begin as flowers growing on the trunk of the cacao tree). As the lunar energy begins to wane, whilst we are also approaching the peak of solar energy (with the solstice a few weeks away), this will be an opportunity to really let go of any residual heaviness from the last few months, open up your heart-space and embrace the coming summer energies with renewed lightness of being.

Contemporary western cacao ceremonies can take many forms; as an experienced, trained, insured cacao practitioner, Tania offers a deep, introspective, meditative approach, rooted in traditional techniques for inner journeying and communing with plant devas. Such subtle techniques work beautifully with the gentle medicine of cacao, an ancient sacred plant of the Americas. (Tania works with ceremonial-grade cacao cultivated by Ashaninka indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon.) Within the ceremonial space, you are invited to journey within and unburden your heart of any inner “stones”, assisted by an ancient, gentle, sacred plant with a loving feminine energy.

Tania first connected with cacao strongly in ceremony in 2017, and undertook her apprenticeship training early the following year. She has been sharing this medicine in ceremonies around Devon since 2018, drawing also on her experience of holding sacred, compassionate, healing space for women as a yoga teacher since 2012.

Feedback from previous participants

"Thank you for a truly brilliant experience…The calmness, ease, and ability to let things wash over me I felt afterwards stayed with me for about 24 hours…You create a wonderful space and atmosphere and it was just lovely to be immersed for 3 hours. It felt ‘other-worldly"

"I just wanted to say thank you for hosting and guiding me through an amazing experience...It was truly the most spiritual experience I've ever had and I feel I've had an awakening"

"Thank you so much...I slept so well and today my heart has really been singing and my whole being very buoyant! The experience has left me very inspired"

"I just wanted to say thank you again for the ceremony on Saturday! It really was so powerful and restorative too. I found such a deep sense of peace for the rest of the weekend"

For further information or to book your place contact Tania at tirosefox@gmail.com
or visit www.tirosefox.com

 

 

Iyengar Yoga Workshop  ~  with Isabelle Luterbacher

Sunday 30 May  ~  10am to 1pm  ~  £25
Also on 27 June, 15 Aug, 12 Sept, 31 Oct, 28 Nov and 12 Dec

This is a workshop for those with some yoga experience who would like to deepen their practice and understanding of Iyengar yoga.

During the workshop we will explore pranayama (breathing techniques) using different prop supports to encourage openness, followed by asana practice (postures) focussing on techniques to establish greater alignment, depth and understanding of the asanas. Through the asanas we will seek to find better ways to manage the mind. Practicing with conscious awareness and a focus on alignment not
only facilitates the sustaining of the posture but holds the practitioner present within the practice.

This depth prompts mental focus, self-enquiry and opens the practitioner to the experience of yoga beyond its bountiful health benefits, so it becomes a practical philosophy that can support us in daily life. There will be a break between the morning and afternoon session.

Since completing her Yoga Teacher Training in 2003. Isabelle has trained intensively with senior Iyengar teacher Glenn Ceresoli, in London, Switzerland, Italy, Norway and Germany and she has also
completed his Level 1 Iyengar Teacher Training in Australia and Level 2 Teacher Training in India.

Please bring a mat, blanket, strap, blocks and any other equipment you will need.

For further information or to book your place contact Isabelle on 07403 374722
email i_luterbacher@hotmail.com or visit www.gaiatreeyoga.com

 

 

Yoga Sleep Workshops  ~  with Julie Bladon

Saturday 12 June ~ 10.30am to 12.30pm ~ £25
(at the Lotus Loft, spaces very limited so please book early to avoid disappointment)
Also on 18 Sept, 9 Oct and 13 Nov

Are you looking for a friendly relaxation class?

Are you looking for ways to de-stress and sleep better?

Are you new to yoga and wish to find an easy way into your practice?

Yoga Nidra is the deepest form of relaxation.

The yogic state of Nidra is beyond the waking state, past the dreaming state and is a form of sleep state where you are actually awake. The stillness of this practice brings incredible calmness, clarity of mind and deep nourishing rest.

In this 2 hour workshop you will enjoy a calming meditative yoga practice before embarking on a Yoga Nidra journey. You will be fully guided during the session.

All levels welcome including beginners. You will leave the workshop feeling renewed, energised, fully rested as if you have had a conventional sleep for a much longer period.  You will enjoy complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. When Yoga Nidra is practiced regularly, it brings a deep state of calm which transcends into everyday life. Even strenuous mental and physical activities will not feel as stressful when you have achieved this state of calm.

Come and try it for yourself!

For further information, online link and payment details contact Julie on 07754 983498
or email at info@juliebladon.com

 

 

Therapeutic Yin Flow and the Vagus Nerve Yoga ~ with Cicely Chan

Saturday 12 June  ~  2pm to 5pm  ~  £40

Spaces limited to 8 people in the studio practice but online social distancing zoom spots available.

During this workshop you will experience a guided relaxing yin flow to relax and restore your body, mind and spirit. We will activate the vagus nerve through asana, pranayama and meditation. Working with the vagus nerve is a key way to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, creating
balance and activate your relaxation response to cultivate profound healing.

This workshop is suitable for anyone who wants to relax, open to complete beginners, yoga practitioners and yoga teachers.

For further information or to book your place contact Cicely on 07598 195377
or email cicelysbeauty@gmail.com or visit www.cicelysbeauty.co.uk

 

 

 

Solstice and Strawberry Moon Women's Sacred Cacao Ceremony
~  with Tania Rose Fox

Saturday 26 June  ~  2pm to 5pm  ~  £30 (Earlybird until 12 June / £35 full price)

Advance booking essential ~ limited spaces (ceremonies tend to fill up well in advance!)

Please note this is not a yoga workshop (though there are elements of yoga nidra and guided meditation involved), but if you are a woman seeking heart-opening to unburden your spirit, or wishing to tap into more intuitive states, or simply curious about exploring spiritual connection through gentle plant medicine, you will love this!

With the Summer Solstice a few days earlier, we now enter the time of year when the Sun's energy begins to slowly diminish...This ceremony falls two days after the Full Strawberry Moon, so the lunar energy, whilst also waning, is still strong.

Contemporary western cacao ceremonies can take many forms; as an experienced, trained, insured cacao practitioner, Tania offers a deep, introspective, meditative approach, rooted in traditional techniques for inner journeying and communing with plant devas. Such subtle techniques work beautifully with the gentle medicine of cacao, an ancient sacred plant of the Americas. (Tania works with ceremonial-grade cacao cultivated by Ashaninka indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon.) Within the ceremonial space, you are invited to journey within and unburden your heart of any inner “stones”, assisted by an ancient, gentle, sacred plant with a loving feminine energy.

Tania first connected with cacao strongly in ceremony in 2017, and undertook her apprenticeship training early the following year. She has been sharing this medicine in ceremonies around Devon since 2018, drawing also on her experience of holding sacred, compassionate, healing space for women as a yoga teacher since 2012.

Feedback from previous participants

"Thank you for a truly brilliant experience…The calmness, ease, and ability to let things wash over me I felt afterwards stayed with me for about 24 hours…You create a wonderful space and atmosphere and it was just lovely to be immersed for 3 hours. It felt ‘other- worldly"

"Thank you again Tania for guiding us on this journey...You make such a great guide and your gentle presence in the session makes it a wonderful experience"

"I just wanted to say thank you for hosting and guiding me through an amazing experience...It was truly the most spiritual experience I've ever had and I feel I've had an awakening"

“Thank you so much...I slept so well and today my heart has really been singing and my
whole being very buoyant! The experience has left me very inspired"

For further information or to book your place contact Tania at tirosefox@gmail.com
or visit www.tirosefox.com

 

 

Summer Flowers Workshop  ~  with Jill Hurley

Saturday 10 July  ~  10am to 1pm  ~  £35

Flowing yoga sequences using flowers and colours to rebalance you physically, energetically and mentally. Two restorative mindfulness meditations.

Places limited to 8 so booking essential.

Jill has been practising yoga for over forty years. She is a member of The British Wheel of Yoga and a qualified BWY teacher. Jill also is a mindfulness meditation teacher and has  experience in teaching several styles of yoga but mostly enjoys teaching hatha yoga flow. She has recently qualified to teach yin yoga, a very deeply nourishing, strengthening and restorative style of yoga. She is starting to introduce this into her classes and workshops. She finds yin yoga effectively balances and complements hatha yoga flow.

For further information or to book your place contact Jill on 07807 917369
or visit www.exeteryoga.org

 

 

Full Thunder Moon Women's Sacred Cacao Ceremony
~  with Tania Rose Fox

Saturday 24 July  ~  2pm to 5pm  ~  £30 (Earlybird until 10 July / £35 full price)

Advance booking essential ~ limited spaces (ceremonies tend to fill up well in advance!)

Please note this is not a yoga workshop (though there are elements of yoga nidra and guided meditation involved), but if you are a woman seeking heart-opening to unburden your spirit, or wishing to tap into more intuitive states, or simply curious about exploring spiritual connection through gentle plant medicine, you will love this!

This ceremony falls on the night of the Full Thunder Moon - with any full moon, the reflective, intuitive, emotional lunar energies reach their peak before they start to wane...A perfect time to explore practices to help us let go of whatever is blocking or weighing us down.

Contemporary western cacao ceremonies can take many forms; as an experienced, trained, insured cacao practitioner, Tania offers a deep, introspective, meditative approach, rooted in traditional techniques for inner journeying and communing with plant devas. Such subtle techniques work beautifully with the gentle medicine of cacao, an ancient sacred plant of the Americas. (Tania works with ceremonial-grade cacao cultivated by Ashaninka indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon.) Within the ceremonial space, you are invited to journey within and unburden your heart of any inner “stones”, assisted by an ancient, gentle, sacred plant with a loving feminine energy.

Tania first connected with cacao strongly in ceremony in 2017, and undertook her apprenticeship training early the following year. She has been sharing this medicine in ceremonies around Devon since 2018, drawing on her experience of holding sacred, compassionate, healing space for women as a yoga teacher since 2012.

Feedback from previous participants

"Thank you for a truly brilliant experience…The calmness, ease, and ability to let things wash over me I felt afterwards stayed with me for about 24 hours…You create a wonderful space and atmosphere and it was just lovely to be immersed for 3 hours. It felt ‘other-worldly"

"I just wanted to say thank you for hosting and guiding me through an amazing experience...It was truly the most spiritual experience I've ever had and I feel I've had an awakening"

"Thank you so much...I slept so well and today my heart has really been singing and my
whole being very buoyant! The experience has left me very inspired"

"I just wanted to say thank you again for the ceremony on Saturday! It really was so powerful
and restorative too. I found such a deep sense of peace for the rest of the weekend"

For further information or to book your place contact Tania at tirosefox@gmail.com
or visit www.tirosefox.com

 

 

Lammas Women's Sacred Cacao Ceremony  ~  with Tania Rose Fox

Saturday 14 August  ~  2pm to 5pm  ~  £30 (Earlybird until 31 July / £35 full price)

Advance booking essential ~ limited spaces (ceremonies tend to fill up well in advance!)

Please note this is not a yoga workshop (though there are elements of yoga nidra and guided meditation involved), but if you are a woman seeking heart-opening to unburden your spirit, or wishing to tap into more intuitive states, or simply curious about exploring spiritual connection through gentle plant medicine, you will love this!

This ceremony arrives on the heels of Lammas, the ancient first harvest festival of these islands - a fertile time for reflection and perhaps for harvesting the fruits of the past month, season or year.

Contemporary western cacao ceremonies can take many forms; as an experienced, trained, insured cacao practitioner, Tania offers a deep, introspective, meditative approach, rooted in traditional techniques for inner journeying and communing with plant devas. Such subtle techniques work beautifully with the gentle medicine of cacao, an ancient sacred plant of the Americas. (Tania works with ceremonial-grade cacao cultivated by Ashaninka indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon.) Within the ceremonial space, you are invited to journey within and unburden your heart of any inner “stones”, assisted by an ancient, gentle, sacred plant with a loving feminine energy.

Tania first connected with cacao strongly in ceremony in 2017, and undertook her apprenticeship training early the following year. She has been sharing this medicine in ceremonies around Devon since 2018, drawing on her experience of holding sacred, compassionate, healing space for women as a yoga teacher since 2012.

Feedback from previous participants

"Thank you for a truly brilliant experience…The calmness, ease, and ability to let things wash over me I felt afterwards stayed with me for about 24 hours…You create a wonderful space and atmosphere and it was just lovely to be immersed for 3 hours. It felt ‘other-worldly"

"I just wanted to say thank you for hosting and guiding me through an amazing experience...It was truly the most spiritual experience I've ever had and I feel I've had an awakening"

"Thank you so much...I slept so well and today my heart has really been singing and my whole being very buoyant! The experience has left me very inspired"

"I just wanted to say thank you again for the ceremony on Saturday! It really was so powerful
and restorative too. I found such a deep sense of peace for the rest of the weekend"

For further information or to book your place contact Tania at tirosefox@gmail.com
or visit www.tirosefox.com

 

 

Autumn Leaves  ~ with Jill Hurley

Sunday 3 October  ~  10am to 1pm  ~  £35

This practice will help to prepare you for the transition from summer into autumn. The season of Keat’s ‘mists and mellow fruitfulness...’ can be beautiful but the change of seasons can also make us feel unsettled and restless.

A balance of nurturing yin and flowing yang yoga will help re-balance your energy, ground your body and nourish you.

All levels welcome

For further information or to book your place contact Jill att www.exeteryoga.org

 

 

Creative Yin Yang Flow Yoga Workshop ~ with Cicely Chan

Saturday 9 October  ~  2pm to 5pm  ~  £40

All levels and experience welcome
Spaces limited to 9 people in the studio practice but online social distancing zoom spots available

Everything in the universe is energy and energy takes two fundamental forms YIN AND YANG

The 5 seasons shift between 2 states throughout the year. During this period. We can use the seasonal energy to support and focus our chi/prana. Autumn expresses the metal element. The metal phase of energy is characterised by solidification a descending energy. Therefore, the best yoga practices to cultivate during this time of year are those that balance and nourish the metal element.

~ Learn the therapeutic and energetic substance of yin and yang yoga postures to facilitate the stimulation of the meridians and help any individual at an energetic, emotional and physical level

~ Learn about the lungs and large intestine meridians and their respective postures, the organs associated with them and the spirit of the organs related to this autumn season.

~ Yin and Yang postures and transitions explore the asanas beyond the ordinary with insight into their therapeutic benefits, applying TCM philosophy.

For further information or to book your place contact Cicely on 07598 195377
or email cicelysyoga@gmail.com

 

 

Teacher Training, Foundation Courses and post Graduate Yoga Therapy

Teacher Training and Post Graduate Yoga Therapy Courses held at the Lotus Loft

We are delighted to host Yoga Teacher Training Courses through the British Wheel of Yoga and Lisa Roberts Training and Post Graduate Yoga Therapy Courses with the Devon School of Yoga. Please see below for contact details to register your interest or request further information

The British Wheel of Yoga
500 hour Teacher Training Diploma with Angela Ashwin - next course end 2021
info@angela-ashwin.co.uk 01395 224605
Post Graduate Yoga Therapy Courses – now starting March 2021
www.devonyoga.com info@devonyoga.com 01392 430573
Teacher Training Intensive with Lisa Roberts 200 hours
Now starting March 2021 lisarobertsyoga@gmail.com 01392 875770

 

 

200 hour Yoga Teacher Training 2021 ~ with Lisa Roberts SRYT

This course is nearly full and due to start soon so please contact Lisa to register your interest or request further information.

A 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training that takes place over 11 weekends of practical and theoretical study. Upon completion you will be able to register with Yoga Alliance as a teacher. This course aims to be fun and inspiring, integrating philosophical teachings and weaving in anatomy throughout the course, so that teachers graduate with sound knowledge and confidence. You will have regular mentoring, feedback and support with your teacher Lisa throughout the course.

... and yes, you can do a Yoga Teaching Training just because you love yoga!

Course Content
Asanas ~ Sun salutations, standing poses, twists, backbends, hip openers, forward bends, inversion, arm balances, restoratives ~ Understanding alignment ~ Pranayama ~ Meditation anatomy and biomechanics ~ Common injuries ~ Developing a daily yoga and meditation practice ~ Philosophy and history ~ Teaching skills - the art of teaching, voice, sequencing, theming, adjusting, assisting, safety, teaching different levels, class structure ~ Effective use of props - blocks, straps, bolsters, and chairs ~ Ethics, responsibility, community ~ Business of yoga ~ Subtle anatomy and theory - kosas, nadis, meridians, chakras, mantra, mudras.

About Lisa
Lisa is an experienced Senior Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and has 15 years teaching experience. She has trained for many years with internationally renowned Bridget Woods-Kramer, Triyoga, London and many other great teachers. Guest teachers on the training are Amy Hughes SRYT Meadowlark, Edinburgh and John Parry, Osteopath.

Register your interest now, contact Lisa at lisarobertsyoga@gmail.com
or visit estuaryclinic.co.uk/teacher-training

 

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