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 Cacao Ceremony with Tania Rose FoxYoga Sleep Workshops with Julie BladonHappy Heart’s Day with Jill and JennieWomen's Sacred Cacao Ceremony with Tania Rose FoxIyengar Yoga Workshop Day with Isabelle LuterbacherWomen's Sacred Cacao Ceremony with Tania Rose FoxasGong Immersion and Sound MeditationsdYoga 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 Wolf Moon Women's Sacred Cacao Ceremony ~ with Tania Rose Fox
Saturday 30 January  ~  2pm to 5pm  ~  £30 ~ This ceremony has been postponed, please contact Tania to be placed on a waiting list, as soon as we can reopen she will contact you

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!

The first ceremony of 2021 falls two nights after the Full Wolf Moon, as the energy of the moon is starting to wane - a perfect invitation to us to reflect on what we might be ready to let go of in our lives, as we head out of winter and towards spring. This is the time of Imbolc, the ancient fire festival celebrating the first signs of early spring, and the promise of renewal after a season of darkness.

Contemporary western cacao ceremonies can take many forms; as an experienced, trained, insured cacao practitioner, Tania's ceremonies offer a particularly deep, introspective, meditative approach, rooted in traditional techniques for inner journeying and communing with plant devas. Such subtle, meditative techniques work beautifully with the gentle medicine of cacao, whose roots as a sacred plant lie in the ancient Mesoamerican traditions of the Olmec and later the Maya peoples.

Within the ceremonial space, you are invited to journey within, assisted by an ancient, gentle, sacred plant with a loving feminine energy. These ceremonies provide gentle yet powerful and beautiful opportunity to experience heart-opening as you let go of emotional blockages, to perhaps experience spiritual inner connection. After stating intentions for your ceremony and drinking ceremonial-grade, ethically sourced Peruvian cacao (the purest form of unprocessed chocolate, made from whole beans), you will be lead on a guided meditative inner journey to quieten the mind, dive deep, connect with the cacao spirit, tune into the whisperings of your heart, and find the clarity and insight to see and let go of whatever is blocking your heart from being fully open, allowing you to move forwards with your inner light less obscured.

Tania first connected with cacao strongly in ceremony in 2017, and undertook her apprenticeship training early the following year. She has been sharing her treasured 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 and as a Thai massage therapist since 2015. At the end of 2015, during a transformational stay on Maui, she experienced a powerful heart-opening (without cacao!) and this inspired her to seek out more heart-oriented, feminine practices and a path with the sacred spirit of nature at its heart... which led to beautiful cacao!

Tania loves sharing this amazing yet gentle and loving plant medicine with curious-hearted, sincere, gentle souls in search of personal healing and spiritual expansion, a pathway to cultivating a more open-hearted, intuitive way of being, experiencing greater wholeness and feminine/nature-based spiritual connection. Cacao ceremonies are a wonderful, safe complement to any path of introspective self-exploration and healing.

Feedback from previous participants
"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 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"

"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

 

 

Yoga Sleep Workshops  ~  with Julie Bladon ~ Now Online

Saturday 20 February ~ 10.30am to 12.30pm ~ £25
We hope to offer this workshop again at the Lotus Loft if restrictions are lifted
on 17 April, 15 May, 12 June, 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

 

 

Happy Heart’s Day  ~  with Jill and Jennie

Saturday 20 February ~ 2pm to 5.30pm ~ £35 (booking essential as places are limited)
If we are unable to run this workshop in person, the workshop may run online
please contact Jill to discuss

A Valentine’s treat for yourself.

Flowing hath yoga to revitalise you and restorative yoga to nourish you. A gentle loving kindness meditation with compassionate heart mudra and a visualisation to warm your heart
"Gifts with love from the Universe to you"

All levels welcome including beginners

For further information or to book your place
contact
Jill Hurley (British Wheel of Yoga) 07807 917369 www.exeteryoga.org
or Jennie Holvey (British School of Meditation) 07807 653292

 


 

 

Full Snow Moon Women's Sacred Cacao Ceremony ~ with Tania Rose Fox
Saturday 27 February  ~  2pm to 5pm  ~  £30 (Earlybird until 12 Feb / £35 full price)
Advance booking essential ~ limited spaces (ceremonies tend to fill up well in advance!)

We hope this ceremony will be held at the Lotus Loft if restrictions are lifted, please contact Tania for confirmation

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 Snow 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. The Snow Moon - sometimes also known as the Hunger Moon (since in traditional cultures, fresh sources of food were hard to find and supplies of stored foods were all consumed by this point in the year) - can remind us of the need do our best to stay nourished and nurtured through tough times.

Contemporary western cacao ceremonies can take many forms; as an experienced, trained, insured cacao practitioner, Tania's ceremonies offer a particularly deep, introspective, meditative approach, rooted in traditional techniques for inner journeying and communing with plant devas. Such subtle, meditative techniques work beautifully with the gentle medicine of cacao, whose roots as a sacred plant lie in the ancient Mesoamerican traditions of the Olmec and later the Maya peoples.

Within the ceremonial space, you are invited to journey within, assisted by an ancient, gentle, sacred plant with a loving feminine energy. These ceremonies provide gentle yet powerful and beautiful opportunity to experience heart-opening as you let go of emotional blockages, to perhaps experience spiritual inner connection. After stating intentions for your ceremony and drinking ceremonial-grade, ethically sourced Peruvian cacao (the purest form of unprocessed chocolate, made from whole beans), you will be lead on a guided meditative inner journey to quieten the mind, dive deep, connect with the cacao spirit, tune into the whisperings of your heart, and find the clarity and insight to see and let go of whatever is blocking your heart from being fully open, allowing you to move forwards with your inner light less obscured.

Tania first connected with cacao strongly in ceremony in 2017, and undertook her apprenticeship training early the following year. She has been sharing her treasured 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 and as a Thai massage therapist since 2015. At the end of 2015, during a transformational stay on Maui, she experienced a powerful heart-opening (without cacao!) and this inspired her to seek out more heart-oriented, feminine practices and a path with the sacred spirit of nature at its heart... which led to beautiful cacao!

Tania loves sharing this amazing yet gentle and loving plant medicine with curious-hearted, sincere, gentle souls in search of personal healing and spiritual expansion, a pathway to cultivating a more open-hearted, intuitive way of being, experiencing greater wholeness and feminine/nature-based spiritual connection. Cacao ceremonies are a wonderful, safe complement to any path of introspective self-exploration and healing.

Feedback from previous participants
"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 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"

"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

 

 

Iyengar Yoga Workshop  ~  with Isabelle Luterbacher

Sunday 28 February ~ 10am to 4pm - £40
Also on 30 May, 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

 

 

New Moon Women's Sacred Cacao Ceremony ~ with Tania Rose Fox
Saturday 13 March ~ 10am - 1pm (new time!) ~ £30 (Earlybird until 12 Feb / £35 full price)
Advance booking essential ~ limited spaces (ceremonies tend to fill up well in advance!)

We hope this ceremony will be held at the Lotus Loft if restrictions are lifted, please contact Tania for confirmation

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 coincides with the beginning of a new lunar cycle, and is just over a week before the Spring Equinox - a season which could inspire you to explore insights and plant seeds for new life, new projects, new dreams; and to gain clarity on what may have been blocking your growth in some areas until now.

Contemporary western cacao ceremonies can take many forms; as an experienced, trained, insured cacao practitioner, Tania's ceremonies offer a particularly deep, introspective, meditative approach, rooted in traditional techniques for inner journeying and communing with plant devas. Such subtle, meditative techniques work beautifully with the gentle medicine of cacao, whose roots as a sacred plant lie in the ancient Mesoamerican traditions of the Olmec and later the Maya peoples.

Within the ceremonial space, you are invited to journey within, assisted by an ancient, gentle, sacred plant with a loving feminine energy. These ceremonies provide gentle yet powerful and beautiful opportunity to experience heart-opening as you let go of emotional blockages, to perhaps experience spiritual inner connection. After stating intentions for your ceremony and drinking ceremonial-grade, ethically sourced Peruvian cacao (the purest form of unprocessed chocolate, made from whole beans), you will be lead on a guided meditative inner journey to quieten the mind, dive deep, connect with the cacao spirit, tune into the whisperings of your heart, and find the clarity and insight to see and let go of whatever is blocking your heart from being fully open, allowing you to move forwards with your inner light less obscured.

Tania first connected with cacao strongly in ceremony in 2017, and undertook her apprenticeship training early the following year. She has been sharing her treasured 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 and as a Thai massage therapist since 2015. At the end of 2015, during a transformational stay on Maui, she experienced a powerful heart-opening (without cacao!) and this inspired her to seek out more heart-oriented, feminine practices and a path with the sacred spirit of nature at its heart... which led to beautiful cacao!

Tania loves sharing this amazing yet gentle and loving plant medicine with curious-hearted, sincere, gentle souls in search of personal healing and spiritual expansion, a pathway to cultivating a more open-hearted, intuitive way of being, experiencing greater wholeness and feminine/nature-based spiritual connection. Cacao ceremonies are a wonderful, safe complement to any path of introspective self-exploration and healing.

Feedback from previous participants
"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 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"

"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

 

 

Therapeutic Practice through Yin Yang Flow  ~  with Cicely Chan

Saturday 13 March  ~  2pm to 5pm  ~  £40

We hope this workshop will be held at the Lotus Loft if restrictions are lifted but will be offered online so you can join in from home if you prefer, please contact Cicely for confirmation.

All levels and experience welcome.

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

Invite your difficulties to inspire more growth, more wisdom, more compassion.
A well rounded and mindful Lotus Flow, dance between the balance of yin and yang.

Mantra Chanting
Pranayama
Creative Yin Yang Lotus Flow
Meditation

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

 

 

Gong Immersion & Sound Meditation  ~  with Paula Bowen-Scott

Sunday 28 March  ~  10.30am (for a prompt 10.45am start) to 12pm  ~  £20

We hope this gong session will be held at the Lotus Loft if restrictions are lifted, please contact Paula for confirmation.

During this session you will experience an amazing sound journey with the sacred sounds of the gong 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.

For hygiene purposes, please bring your own mat or towel, blanket, eye pillow or folded facecloth
and some water.

For further information or to book your place contact Paula on 07956 028631
or email paula-bs@hotmail.co.uk
















 

 

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

 

 

200HR Yoga Teacher Training March to October 2021
with Lisa Roberts SRYT  ~  Only two places left!

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.

2021 Dates
Due to Covid restrictions, this course will hopefully start in March 2021 – please contact Lisa for confirmation

January 23/25, February 13/14, March 6/7, April 10/11, May 22/23, June 5/6, July 17/18, August 7/8, September 25/26, October 16/17 and 23/24

Replacement dates to be announced soon!

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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