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 YogaEmbodying Love with Zoe FosterYin Fascial Yoga with Dominique PrestonIyengar Yoga Workshop Day with Isabelle LuterbacherYoga Flow Class with Nikki CassapA Blissful Yoga Journey with Tania Rose FoxSunday Morning Astanga Vinyasa with Andrea DurantYoga Nidra with Julie BladonWinter Wellness with Jill HurleySupporting Mindful Living and EatingGong Immersion & Sound Meditation with Paula Bowen-SmithWomen's Sacred Cacao Ceremony with Tania Rose Foxoga Dance Workshop with Nikki Durrant

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!


 

 

Embodying Love  ~  with Zoe Foster

Saturday 27 October  ~  10.30am to 12.30pm  ~  £15

An autumnal yoga workshop to fully nourish, rejuvenate and raise your vibration!

Flow easily into the energy of Autumn with Zoe, as we gather to explore the visceral embodiment of
self-love and compassion (and what that even means!) in a wholly nourishing, vibration raising, Hatha Yoga session. Suitable for all levels and abilities.

Drawing on her cognitive science background and personal development teachings, Zoe gives you an
inspiring and educated context to your personal exploration on the theme of Embodying Love and what that really means for you in your life right now. Zoe holds energetic space for this and ensure everyone feels supported, safe and nourished.

We close our session with powerful pranayama, deep guided meditations and a long, blissful relaxation. Afterwards we come together to enjoy tea, nibbles and a chat.

Two hour workshop including paper handouts and light refreshments.

For further information or to book your place contact Zoe at zoe@lifeenergyalchemy.com

 

 

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 dominique_100@hotmail.com or message Dominique through her Facebook page



 

 

Iyengar Yoga Workshop Day  ~  with Isabelle Luterbacher

Sunday 28 October  ~  10am to 4pm  ~  £40 (Payment must be made when booking)
Also November 11 and 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 i_luterbacher@hotmail.com or visit www.gaiatreeyoga.com


 

 

5th Chakra ~ Yoga Flow Class ~ with Nikki Cassap

Saturday 3 November  ~  10am to 12.30pm  ~  £20 (Advance booking required)

Communication and Creativity, represented by the 5th Chakra, Throat Chakra (Vishuddha, or Vishuddhi) will be explored in this class. Holding the colour turquoise or blue this chakra is a powerful energy for us to express ourselves honestly and speak the truth with love.

Music…YES!
Chanting…YES!
Positive vibes…YES!

OM SHANTI

For further information or to book your place contact Nikki at yogavida77@yahoo.co.uk
or visit facebook.com/yogavida77

 

 

Spacious Body, Skylike Mind ~ A Blissful Yoga Journey
with Tania Rose Fox

Saturday 3 November  ~  2pm to 5pm  ~  £28 (Advance booking required)

All levels and genders welcome!

A blend of holistic Vinyasa yoga, guided meditation and pranayama. Followed by ceremonial cacao and deep cosmic yoga nidra, to nurture, relax and energise

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






 

 

Sunday Morning Astanga Vinyasa  ~  with Andrea Durant

Sunday 4 November  ~  7.30am to 9.30am  ~  £15 per session

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 andreaclairdurant@gmail.com

 

 

Yoga Sleep Workshop  ~  Yoga Nidra with Julie Bladon

Saturday 24 November ~ 10.30am - 12.30pm  ~  £25
Also on 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 www.juliebladon.com, email info@juliebladon.com
or call 07754 983498

 

 

Winter Wellness ~ with Jill Hurley (British Wheel of Yoga)

Saturday 24 November  ~  2pm to 5pm  ~  £28 (booking essential)

A warming, nourishing and creative practice for the season

Energising yoga flow
Deep relaxation
Restorative Yin style postures

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

 

 

 


 

 

SMiLE ~ Supporting Mindful Living & Eating
8 Week course with Laurie Cunningham and Vanessa Cowper

Monday 3 December  ~  1.30 to 2.30  ~  £300 (Book now for early bird price, normally £330)

Negative thoughts about your body? Disillusioned by fad diets?

Join us on a supportive journey to cultivate positive dietary habits and lifestyle choices

~ Evidence-based dietary advice
~ Mindfulness and body awareness
~ Self reflection and contemplation
~ Nurturing behavioural change

The course includes:
8x1 hours weekly group sessions each Monday
2x 1to1 sessions with our Registered Dietitian Vanessa Cowper BSc (Hons) MSc
2x 1to1 sessions with Laurie Cunningham our Cognitive Development Coach
A copy of 'Practice you a journal' - a personal workbook by Elena Brower
A private Facebook Support Group

For further information or to book your place
call on Laurie 07817 673064 or Vanessa on 07718 906462
email smile.you.exeter@gmail.com or visit www.lauriecunningham.co.uk

 

 

Gong Immersion & Sound Meditation ~ with Paula Bowen-Smith

Sunday 6 January  ~  10.30am (for prompt 10.45 start) 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 10.30am 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 paula-bs@hotmail.co.uk


 

 

 


 

 

New Year Women's Sacred Cacao Ceremony ~ with Tania Rose Fox

Saturday 19 January  ~  2pm to 5.30pm  ~  £30 (Earlybird until 24 Dec / £35 full price)

A deep heart-opening meditative journey

Let go of emotional burdens and blockages, connect with more inner joyfulness and bliss and access your higher intuition with the help of sacred cacao.

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

 

 

 

 

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

Saturday 16 February ~  11am to 2pm  ~  £33 (Eventbrite)
***Spaces very limited so book early to avoid disappointment!***

An energetic three hour class consisting of the Simple Tripsichore Sun Salutes warm up, followed by creative yoga choreographic work. Suitable for all levels! Perfect for those who want the challenge of taking their practice off their mats and be expressive, artistic and creative with it.

10 ~ 11
Tripsichore Yoga technique, ranging from the basics of how to use Ujjayi breath to
leg variations in inversions.
11 ~ 12
Move through the Simple Tripsichore Yoga Sun Salutations that have their
foundation in the technique covered in the first hour.
12 ~ 13
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 ncdcperformance@gmail.com or visit www.ncdcperformance.com




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