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 YogaSantosha Yoga Flow Workshop with Cicely ChanAyurvedic yoga massage workshop with Saghar AmozgarSunday Morning Astanga Vinyasa with Andrea DurantGong Immersion & Sound Meditation with Paula Bowen-SmithYoga Cacao Nidra with Tania Rose FoxIyengar Yoga Workshop Day with Isabelle LuterbacherAn Exploratory, Playful & Dynamic Yoga Practice with Andrea DurantsdYoga Nidra with Julie Bladonsd

Workshops ~ Events ~ Teacher Training

Booking is essential to avoid disappointment. Please contact the workshop teacher directly for further information or reserve your space.

We are delighted to share our space with two Schools of Yoga who offer courses to suit everyone

The British Wheel of Yoga
500 hour Yoga Teaching Diploma Courses led by Angela Ashwin. Next course - end of 2021. All enrolments are taken by Angela directly, if you would like further information contact; info@angela-ashwin.co.uk or call 01395 224605. There are other teachers in the South West who offer British Wheel of Yoga Teaching Training Courses, more information can be found on the British Wheel of Yoga website so you may be able to find a course starting sooner. www.bwy.org.uk/training

The Devon School of Yoga offer Yoga Foundation and Post Graduate Yoga Therapy Courses at the Lotus Loft. If you are interested in deepening your practice, would like further information on all of the Devon School of Yoga Courses please visit www.devonyoga.com or contact; info@devonyoga.com or call 01392 420573


 

 

Santosha Yoga Flow Workshop ~ with Cicely Chan

Saturday 20 July  ~  10am to 2pm  ~  £40

Yoga Sutra 2:42 ~ Santoshad Anuttama ~ Sukha Labhah

This practice celebrates the Niyama Santosha, contentment and being ok with exactly where you are in the present moment. Ample hamstring abductor and hip- flexor opening guide us into some standing balance poses, inversion and back bending.

Back bending is an emotional journey cultivate patient, compassion and bravery.

Santosha Flow leading to inner joy and inner peace. These practices help to ease tension, anxiety and stress. Strengthening the muscles, tendons and joints, build endurance, nourish the organs, clear toxins, improve posture, sharpen your determination and clear the mind. Ultimately it brings Santosha contentment into your life when you off your mat.

We close our session with santosha guided meditation and a long, blissful relaxation.

All levels are welcome.

Payment is due in full prior to the workshop to secure your place and is non-refundable.

For further information or to book your place contact Cicely on 07598195377
email cicelysbeauty@gmail.com or visit www.cicelysbeauty.co.uk

 

 

Ayurvedic yoga massage workshop  ~  with Saghar Amozgar

Saturday 3 August  ~  10am to 1pm  ~  Single £30 / Couples £50

Come and learn the basic skills of this ancient technique. Not only will you receive a deep tissue massage and de-stress but you will also learn skills to help your family and friends.

Suitable for practitioners and beginners alike.
You can bringa partner or a friend and enjoy an interactive day!

For further information or to book your place contact Saghar on 07974 470610
email ayurvedicyoga@yahoo.com or visit
www.ayurvedicyogamassage.org.uk










 

 

Sunday Morning Astanga Vinyasa  ~  with Andrea Durant

Sunday 4 August  ~  7.30am to 9.30am  ~  £15 per session
Also on 6 October and 3 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 andreaclairdurant@gmail.com

 

 

Gong Immersion & Sound Meditation  ~  with Paula Bowen-Smith

Sunday 4 August  ~  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 10.45am 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 so 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






 

 

Hawaiian Heart Yoga Cacao Nidra ~ with Tania Rose Fox

Saturday 10 August  ~  2pm to 5pm  ~  £30 (Advance booking required)

A delicious heart-warming yoga journey, including pure cacao and a deep guided blissful relaxation to transport you to tropical shores!

If you haven’t previously experienced one of Tania’s Yoga Cacao Nidra workshops you’re in for a nourishing treat! Especially as this particular Yoga Cacao Nidra will have a distinctly Hawaiian flavour… The first part of this nurturing afternoon is a heart-oriented flowing yoga practice drawing inspiration from Tania’s transformative experiences on Maui, also weaving in aspects of beautiful Hawaiian indigenous spirituality.

Following this, share a little taster of purest raw cacao tonic before lying down for an hour of delicious, deep guided relaxation and visualisation to transport you to tropical shores and beyond to a deep meditation on the beauty of nature in all her forms. To bring you back blissfully to your Earthly body, we will share some tropical treats at the end.

This is a yoga workshop not a cacao ceremony, so if you are not sure about cacao ceremonies be reassured! (And if you are not able to consume cacao for whatever reason, you can still participate fully, the cacao is just a little tonic in this workshop.) But also, Yoga Cacao Nidra often serves as a lovely introduction to pure raw cacao, a true superfood and the deep, trancelike state of relaxation we work with in both yoga nidra and cacao journeying.

All levels of yoga experience welcome for this very nurturing practice.

At the end, we'll share some delicious and very healthy homemade raw chocolate - and yes, Tania will share the recipe with all who come!

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

 

 

Iyengar Yoga Workshop Day  ~  with Isabelle Luterbacher

Sunday 11 August  ~  10am to 4pm  ~  £40 (Payment must be made when booking)
Also on 22 Sept, 20 Oct, 24 Nov and 15 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 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 867322
email i_luterbacher@hotmail.com or visit www.gaiatreeyoga.com

 

 

An Exploratory, Playful & Dynamic Yoga Practice, Leaving Time For
Pranayama & Meditation.  ~  with Andrea Durant

Saturday 17 August  ~  10am to 1pm  ~  £25
Also on Saturday 19th October ~ 10am to 1pm

Andrea began her career as a classical dancer progressing through the Royal Ballet School to the Royal Ballet Company aged 18, to Principal Dancer at Scottish Ballet.

Andrea cites her main influences as Shandor Ramete (Iyengar), Swami Vedantananda (Satyananda), Guru Dharam (Kundalini), David Swenson and John Scott (Ashtanga Vinyasa), Clive Sheridan (An independent yogi with special awareness), James Seddon (who was a remarkable man and her mentor), Anna Le Gallois (a remarkable woman and faith healer), and Godfrey Devereaux, for whom she taught Ashtanga Yoga at the Life Centre, (now known as Yoga Campus), in
London. Andrea was one of the original teachers on their teacher training courses and she currently instructs on the Devon School of Yoga teacher trainings and runs her own Foundation Courses through the BWY.

For further information or to book your place contact Andrea on 07894 301019
email andreaclairdurant@gmail.com

 

 

Corn / Harvest Moon Women's Sacred Cacao Ceremony
~ with Tania Rose Fox

Saturday 14 September  ~  2pm to 5.30pm  ~  £30 (Earlybird until 1Sept / £35 full price)

The transition from summer to autumn and towards winter can be challenging, so call on the loving energy of sacred cacao to help you let go of the joyful expansiveness of summer with a warm open heart, and gently ease your way into a season whose energy is all about letting go and turning inwards. Join Tania for an intimate and deep autumn cacao ceremony on the afternoon of the Full Corn Moon (also known as the Harvest Moon), an opportunity to let go, experience heart-opening and emotional release, and access more intuitive states of awareness.

Please note this is not a yoga workshop but if you are a woman in need of heart opening and if you enjoy yoga nidras and guided meditations you will love this!

A sacred cacao ceremony is a powerful and beautiful opportunity to experience heart-opening and emotional release in a different way to a yoga class. Joining together as women in a circle, in sacred ceremony, is a powerful, beautiful and precious experience - for a few hours, we step into a sacred space in which the focus is on opening our hearts, learning to tune into our intuitive wisdom, and sharing in a safe, nurturing, compassionate and supportive space. Using this surprisingly potent heart-opening plant (which we drink together) to assist us on the journey, we will dive deep and tap into the higher levels of awareness we all have available to us.

We come to the ceremony with willingness to open up, to let go, to see more clearly whatever might be holding us back, getting out of the egoic mind and accessing more intuitive states of awareness and receive new insights. As a powerful heart-opening plant medicine, cacao can help you to release all sorts of emotional blockages and old stories, and dissolve and any stale energy you are ready to let goof: past and present pain, heartbreak, anger and self-limiting fears...
It is often a deeply self-validating and liberating, inspiring experience!

In addition to being an experienced yoga teacher, Tania is one of only a handful of trained cacao ceremonialists working in the UK, experienced in holding safe, compassionate space; she loves sharing this amazing yet gentle and loving plant medicine with curious-hearted, open-minded souls as another pathway to experiencing greater wholeness. A cacao ceremony is a wonderful complement to your yogic journey and the path of ongoing self-exploration, healing and spirituality.

Feedback from previous participants
"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 as a group with such grace, it was a truly empowering and life-changing experience"
- Sarah

" 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...It felt very positive and gave clarity to thoughts. Personally I feel I gained a great deal from Saturday's cacao ceremony" - Rachel

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

 

 

Yoga Sleep Workshop  ~  Yoga Nidra ~ with Julie Bladon

Saturday 28 September ~ 10.30am to 12.30pm  ~  £25
Also on 26 Oct, 23 Nov and 7 Dec

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.

Remember to book early as these workshops do fill up and quite often have a waiting list.

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

 

 

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

Saturday 12 October ~  2pm to 5.30pm  ~  £30 (Earlybird until 28 Sept / £35 full price)

The transition from summer to autumn and towards winter can be challenging, so call on the loving energy of sacred cacao to help you let go of the joyful expansiveness of summer with a warm open heart, and gently ease your way into a season whose energy is all about letting go and turning inwards. Join Tania for an intimate and deep autumn cacao ceremony on the afternoon of the Full Hunter’s Moon, an opportunity to let go, experience heart-opening and emotional release, and access more intuitive states of awareness.

Please note this is not a yoga workshop but if you are a woman in need of heart opening and if you enjoy yoga nidras and guided meditations you will love this!

A sacred cacao ceremony is a powerful and beautiful opportunity to experience heart-opening and emotional release in a different way to a yoga class. Joining together as women in a circle, in sacred ceremony, is a powerful, beautiful and precious experience - for a few hours, we step into a sacred space in which the focus is on opening our hearts, learning to tune into our intuitive wisdom, and sharing in a safe, nurturing, compassionate and supportive space. Using this surprisingly potent heart-opening plant (which we drink together) to assist us on the journey, we will dive deep and tap into the higher levels of awareness we all have available to us.

We come to the ceremony with willingness to open up, to let go, to see more clearly whatever might be holding us back, getting out of the egoic mind and accessing more intuitive states of awareness and receive new insights. As a powerful heart-opening plant medicine, cacao can help you to release all sorts of emotional blockages and old stories, and dissolve and any stale energy you are ready to let goof: past and present pain, heartbreak, anger and self-limiting fears...
It is often a deeply self-validating and liberating, inspiring experience!

In addition to being an experienced yoga teacher, Tania is one of only a handful of trained cacao ceremonialists working in the UK, experienced in holding safe, compassionate space; she loves sharing this amazing yet gentle and loving plant medicine with curious-hearted, open-minded souls as another pathway to experiencing greater wholeness. A cacao ceremony is a wonderful complement to your yogic journey and the path of ongoing self-exploration, healing and spirituality.

Feedback from previous participants
"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 as a group with such grace, it was a truly empowering and life-changing experience"
- Sarah

" 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...It felt very positive and gave clarity to thoughts. Personally I feel I gained a great deal from Saturday's cacao ceremony" - Rachel

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

 

 

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