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 Solo Properties

British Wheel of Yoga and Devon School of YogaYin Flow with Cicely ChanYoga Nidra with Julie BladonHeartwarming Yoga, Cacao & Yoga Nidra with Tania Rose FoxNo Fuss Flow! with Nikki CassapIyengar Yoga Workshop Day with Isabelle LuterbacherYoga Dance Workshop with Nikki DurrantWhat is the real Ha-Tha Yoga? with Angela AshwinSunday Morning Astanga Vinyasa with Andrea DurantsdYin Fascial Yoga with Dominique Preston

Workshops ~ Events ~ Teacher Training

Foundation‎ and Yoga Therapy Courses at the Lotus Loft
Booking essential ~ Please book early to avoid disappointment

Please contact the workshop teacher to book your space
We are delighted to share our space with the British Wheel of Yoga and the Devon School of Yoga, both offer a range of training courses to suit everyone. If you are interested in deepening your practice and would like more information contact us!



Art of Yin Flow Adjustment Yoga Workshop  ~  with Cicely Chan

Saturday 25 August  ~  10am to 2pm  ~  £40 (payment in advance to secure a place)

During this workshop you will experience a guided relaxing Yin Flow with lots of hands-on adjustments by Cicely to relax and restore your body, mind, time, rhythm and pace

Learn skilful hands-on adjustments, guided bandha meditation and pranayama breathing techniques. Develop and improve your cocentration skills through experiencing drishti, the yogic gaze technique.

Refine your understanding of the art of relaxation and rest. Most importantly, have fun learning this beautiful healing art from a therapeutic perspective. This moderately paced yoga workshop will take you on a journey of poses that invite you to delight in the joy of being embodied and will call forth simple delight of being. My intention is to introduce you to the health giving and joy bringing powers of yoga. I truley believe that yoga helps us discover our incredible self-healing faculty, which brings a balance to our daily life. Come prepared for deeply transformative sweet yin flow, activate your relaxation response to cultivate profound healing. Our world needs more rested beings for peace, harmony and love.

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

For further information or to book your place contact Cicely at
or visit



Yoga Sleep Workshop  ~  Yoga Nidra with Julie Bladon

Saturday 15 September ~ 10.30am - 12.30pm  ~  £25
Also Saturday 13 October, Saturday 24 November, Saturday 8 December

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?

Do you have an established yoga practice and are looking to dive deeper 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!

To book go to Julie's online shop at, email
or call 07754 983498



Heartwarming Yoga, Cacao & Yoga Nidra ~ with Tania Rose Fox

Saturday 15 September  ~  2pm to 5pm  ~  £25 (limited places, advance booking required)

A Delicious and Nourishing Yoga Journey

The shift from summer’s energy into autumn can be a challenging, so give yourself a boost with this cosy, heartwarming afternoon workshop! Yoga and cacao make a beautiful, heart- opening combination, and this workshop brings together all the nourishing power and sweetness of both, culminating in a special Yoga Nidra journey.

​The first part of the workshop will lead you through a range of gently energising, nurturing, heartwarming and restorative yoga practices, before we meet the power of cacao: superfood
for the body, medicine for the heart!

​After the physical yoga practices, we'll break for a delicious drink of traditional cacao (raw chocolate) potion mixed with various warming and sweet spices before you lie down for an hour of deep relaxation in Yoga Nidra and a guided journey, through the beautiful cacao forest and deep into the cave of the heart. Afterwards, as you return to your earthly body (!), share some delicious homemade organic raw chocolate. (And yes, Tania will share the recipe with all who come along!)

Tania has run this workshop several times around Exeter and it always sells out so please contact her sooner rather than later to secure your place!

Cacao is noted for its uplifting, heart-opening properties, so this workshop will include plenty to unblock and activate anahata chakra - the heart centre, the seat of love, warmth and compassion!

For further information or to book your place contact Tania at
or visit





No Fuss Flow! ~ with Nikki Cassap

Saturday 22 September  ~  10am to 12.30pm  ~  £20 (booking necessary)

This Vinyasa Flow masterclass with be a challenging, well rounded practice of movement and breath awareness. Beginning with a faster paced, dynamic flow then move into deeper posture work once
our bodies have warmed up. Join us for this uplifting workshop and leave feeling open, relaxed and content.

Positive vibes…YES!

For further information or to book your place contact Nikki on 07733 226277
or email



Iyengar Yoga Workshop Day  ~  with Isabelle Luterbacher

Sunday 23 September  ~  10am to 4pm  ~  £40 (Payment must be made when booking)
Also October 28, November 11, December 9

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 openess, 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.

For further information or to book your place contact Isabelle on 01626 867057
email or visit



Yoga Dance Workshop ~ with Nikki Durrant ~ NCDC Performance, London

Saturday 29 September  ~  11am to 2pm  ~  £30
*** Spaces very limited so book early to avoid disappointment! ***

This workshop is aimed at more advanced students and practitioners who are comfortable and confident with their practice.

Tripsichore Yoga technique, ranging from the basics of how to use Ujjayi breath to leg variations in inversions.

Move through the Simple Tripsichore Yoga Sun Salutations that have their foundation in the technique covered in the first hour.

Yoga choreography of the Simple Yoga Dance that is based on the Simple Tripsichore Yoga Sun Salutation taught in the second hour.

Nikki Durrant came from a disciplined mid-distance running background, she found the intense practice of Vinyasa Yoga to be extremely rewarding. As a result, in 2004 she received her teacher training certification in Bikram and Dynamic Yoga. In 2007 she began performing with Tripsichore Yoga Theatre and by 2008 she was assisting the founder Edward Clark on various trainings worldwide
in addition to performing. She then went on to co-choreograph all Tripsichore’s shows until 2016. In
2009, alongside Edward, she organised and taught on the Tripsichore’s summer London Courses. In 2012 she became co-artistic director of Tripsichore Yoga Theatre until 2016 when she started her own Yoga Dance performance company, NCDC Performance. NCDC has a budding yoga performance troupe in addition to running weekly yoga dance workshops across the UK.

For further information or to book your place contact Nikki on 02084 592416
email or visit



What is the real Ha-Tha Yoga? ~ with Angela Ashwin

Sunday 30 September  ~  10am to 4pm  ~  £45 (refreshments provided)

A workshop designed for Yoga Teachers, Trainee Teachers and those wishing to deepen and develop their practice

The term Hatha Yoga is frequently used when no other description fits. People practice Ashtanga, Iyengar, Vinyasa Flow or Restorative Yoga but other practices are often referred to as Hatha. The term Ha (=sun) tha (=moon) traditionally refers to clearing and balancing two major energy channels, ida and pingala, so that an opening into the dormant inner potential, sushumna, is achieved and life force, aliveness, prana spreads through the inner being.

~ What happens when our dormant inner potential awakens?
~ How do we know when or if it happens?
~ Can we feel prana moving?

This day will allow you to explore and experience those inner processes you may previously have only theoretical knowledge of. We will put ourselves in the shoes of the old Hatha Yogis to get a glimpse of what they felt when they formulated the teachings of: prana, nadis, vayus, chakras, granthis, kundalini and more.

Angela teaches British Wheel of Yoga Foundation and also the Teaching Diploma Courses. She
specialises in the spiritual meaning of yoga, as portrayed in the original texts. Students will learn, through the practice of yoga, to experience the body, spirit and the whole universe in a more meaningful way, and learn to share this with others.

This workshop contributes to continued professional development.

Spaces are limited so payment is required at time of booking. Please contact Jax at or 07989 409284 for more information about the day, booking terms and conditions or to book your space.



Sunday Morning Astanga Vinyasa  ~  with Andrea Durant

Sunday 7 October  ~  7.30am to 9.30am  ~  £15 per session
Also on Sunday 4 November

A playful Sunday morning practice of the intermediate Astanga Vinyasa yoga series
~ Nadhi Shodhana

A guided dynamic practice for those with an established practice. Not suitable for beginners.

We will maintain respect for the sequencing and style, but adapt the postures and pace to suit all present.

For further information or to book your place contact Andrea on 07894 301019
or email



Gong Immersion & Sound Meditation ~ with Paula Bowen-Smith

Sunday 7 October  ~  10.30am to 12pm  ~  £20

During the session you will experience an amazing sound journey with the sacred sounds of the Gongs and other complementary instruments. Come and be immersed in the powerful sound waves created by the gongs, enabling the mind and body to relax and release any stress and tension.

The Gong experience can have an incredible effect both physically and mentally and can help to relieve discomfort in mind and body. All you need to do is lie down (fully clothed) and let the Gongs do their work. Mats and blankets are provided but you might like to bring something to support your
head, an eye mask, some warm socks and some bottled water. Doors will open at 10am to allow time to arrive, have a cup of herbal tea or water, find your space and get settled. We will start at 10.30am with a mindfulness exercise and some focussed breathing to prepare us for the Gong Bath.

The Gong Bath will be an hour long then you are welcome to join us for a cup of tea and a chat afterwards. Due to the nature of the experience, we cannot accept latecomers. Spaces are limited to
please book to guarantee your space. If following booking, you are unable to attend, please let me know so that your place can be offered to someone else.

For further information or to book your place contact Paula on 07956 028631
or email



Autumn Sacred Cacao Ceremony ~ with Tania Rose Fox

Saturday 13 October  ~  2pm to 5.30pm  ~  £30 (earlybird until 20 September / £35 full price)
Advance booking required ~ Women only workshop

A cacao ceremony is a potent and beautiful experience, an opportunity to come together and experience heart-opening, emotional release and blissfulness in a different way to a yoga class, as Tania guides you on a shamanic journey with the assistance of the cacao plant medicine.

Sacred cacao can help you tap into and hear more clearly the voice of your own inner wisdom. We will drink a shamanic dose of ceremonial-grade finest cacao and you will be guided on a deep, heart-opening journey to connect with your inner guidance, drawing on the loving energy of the cacao plant spirit to help you find clarity and let go of any emotional blockages, negative or stale energy you are ready to be free of, so that you can experience greater clarity, a deeper sense of connection to and trust in your intuition, and step into greater openheartedness, joyfulness, empowerment and flourishing in your life.

Feedback from previous participants:
"Big thank you for an amazing experience. So rewarding to have a safe place to share honestly without judgement. Good to have time to reflect, assisted by the cards and ceremonial drink. It felt very positive and gave clarity to thoughts. Personally I feel I gained a great deal from Saturday's cacao ceremony."

"Thank you so much again for Saturday, what a powerful and enriching experience! Feel very blessed to have been there…The ceremony was an extremely nurturing and powerful process within a safe, beautiful group of women. You held and supported us a group with such grace, it was a truly empowering and life changing experience."

Please note this is not a yoga workshop;however, cacao is very compatible with a yogic lifestyle. If you would like to learn more about cacao and its growing and varied use in sacred ceremonies, please visit the cacao section of Tania's website which contains three pages on cacao, with lots of info including faqs on what to expect, the format of the ceremony, and who it's suitable for.

For further information or to book your place contact Tania at
or visit




Unwind the Spine ~ Yin Fascial Yoga ~ with Dominique Preston

Saturday 27 October  ~  2pm to 5pm  ~  £25

In this workshop we’ll be focusing our attention on the spine. With a healthy, well-functioning spine, the nervous system is encouraged to settle and reset, posture improves as the tissues and muscles around the spine, hips and shoulders release and unwind and the seven main energetic centres are activated and stimulated. So much goodness!

Combining Yin Yoga and Myofascial Release we’ll be working to unravel tension and tightness of the muscle and fascia in and around the spine with myofascial release techniques, long held seated yin postures and some lovely undulating, spiralling and free, fluid movement, all helping to
encourage emotional and physical release of trauma and tension held within the body. Yin Yoga is perfect for those who are used to a more physically active form of yoga. Come and explore this peaceful practice and bring some yin back into your yang!

For further information or to book your place contact Dominique at or message Dominique through her Facebook page





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