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 YogaNeurogenic Gentle Yoga Workshop with Jo HamiltonIyengar Yoga Workshop Day with Isabelle LuterbacherHow to have more energy? with Saghar AmozgarYin Yang Flow with Cicely ChanGong Immersion and Sound MeditationCornwall Yoga Retreat with Nikki CassapsdasSacred Cacao Ceremony with Tania Rose FoxYoga & Ayurveda with Virginia ComptondfA day retreat For You with Virginia ComptonsdYoga 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.

 

 

 


 

Neurogenic Gentle Yoga Workshop with Tre  ~  with Jo Hamilton

Saturday 26 September ~  2pm to 5pm  ~  £35

A workshop for Deep Delicious Stress release followed by Yoga Nidra

Accessible to all levels Neurogenic Yoga™ is a revolutionary technique in trauma healing and stress reduction. This simple, gentle and profound practice that facilities the lengthening and relaxation of the psoas muscle and the release of physical and emotional stress and tension.

During a Neurogenic Yoga practice, we safely self-induce therapeutic vibration using yoga postures and breath. Often vibrationbegins in the legs and may spread throughout the entire body. This method is based on Dr David Berceli’s technique of Trauma Releasing Exercises® (TRE®). This shaking response in humans, much the same as the instinctual shaking in animals, is the nervous system’s way of discharging long-held tension and trauma whether emotional or physical, in order to restore the body to wholeness.

Jo will lead you through a gentle practice, awakening your instinctive tremor release which is often described as a pleasurable, comforting, some say meditative experience. We will then complete the afternoon melting into a guided relaxation in the form of yoga nidra.

Please bring your own mat if you have one, water, tissues and blanket.

For further information or to book your place contact Jo on 07714 253992
email jopureyoga@gmail.com or visit www.itsallaboutfeelingbetter.co.uk

 

 

Iyengar Yoga Workshop Day  ~  with Isabelle Luterbacher

Sunday 25 October~  10am to 4pm  ~  £40 (Payment must be made when booking)
Also on November 22, December 6

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.

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 Isabelle on 01626 867322
email i_luterbacher@hotmail.com or visit www.gaiatreeyoga.com

 

 

How to have more energy? ~ with Saghar Amozgar

Saturday 3 October (also live on Zoom) ~ 10am to 1pm ~ Single £30, bring a friend £50

Based on Ayurveda and Yoga

Would you like to have more energy?
Be more motivated?
Have a positive outlook?

Come and join us for this dynamic workshop, as we are going to explore the possibility to overcome our problems based on Ayurvedic knowledge

For further information, to book your place or to request the Zoom link and password contact Saghar on 07974 470610 or visit www.ayurvedicyogamassage.org.uk








 

 

Yin Yang Flow for Balance and Longevity ~ with Cicely Chan

Saturday 3 October ~ 2pm to 5pm ~ £40

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

Therapeutic practice through Yin/Yang Flow.

In this Yoga workshop you are going to be tapping into the Ming Men Point. In TCM Ming Meng is called ‘door of life’ or ‘gate of destiny’. This point is regarded as one of the strongest points to strengthen the overall constitution. Let’s open up the Ming Men like a flower for rejuvenation, energy and vitality.

We’re all dealing with so much right now, it’s important to balance our thinking and perspective! Having said that, we spend a lot of time upside down in the flow. We practice upside down inverted poses to stimulate the throat and balance the circulatory, nervous and endocrine system. Together with enriched blood flow to the brain, it also tranquilises the mind, relives metal and emotional stress, fear and boosts the immune system through breath work with Maha Bandha.

We end the workshop with the real art of Savasana. In deep relaxation practice. This elegant pose goes by many names. Its purpose is profound. During Savasana, the body and thinking mind relax completely while the ‘witness consciousness’ remains wide awake.

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

 

 

Gong Immersion & Sound Meditation  ~  with Paula Bowen-Scott

Sunday 4 October ~  10.30am (for prompt start at 10.45am) to 12pm ~ £20

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








 

 

 




 

 

Yoga Retreat  ~  with Nikki Cassap

8 to 11 October ~ Near the beautiful River Tamar in Cornwall, just a few spaces left!

It is quietly tucked away in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is set in over 40 acres of grounds sloping down to the River Tamar. Here there are private woodlands for walks, an orchard with a hammock for relaxing, picnic areas, hot tubs and its very own private Salt Marsh Nature Reserve and beach.  

Not only does this beautiful retreat space have fabulously comfortable accommodation but a sweet studio space perfect for yoga practise.

What can you expect from the retreats? Two practices a day, two delicious meals day plus snacks and tea breaks. Evening and early morning meditation walks, fire pit for the evenings, satsang each day and quiet time each day to relax, read, rest and breathe.

For further information or to book your place contact Nikki on 07733 226277
or email nikkid77uk@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

Extra October Women's Sacred Cacao Ceremony ~ with Tania Rose Fox

Saturday 17 October ~ 10am to 1pm (note morning slot!) ~ £30 (Earlybird until 3 Oct / £35 full price) Advance booking essential ~ limited spaces (ceremonies tend to sell out by earlybird)

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, wishing to cultivate greater intuitive access and joyfulness, or curious about exploring spiritual connection through gentle plant medicine, you will love this!

Contemporary western cacao ceremonies can take many forms; as a trained and fully insured plant medicine practitioner, Tania works with cacao medicine in a particularly deep, meditative way, rooted in shamanic journeying techniques, plant medicine ceremonies of the Amazon, and the gentle medicine of cacao, whose roots as a sacred plant lie in the pre-Colombian Mesoamerican traditions of the Olmec, Maya and Aztec peoples.

She creates a ceremonial space in which you can safely and intentionally journey within, assisted by an ancient, gentle, sacred plant with a loving feminine energy. A sacred cacao ceremony is a powerful and beautiful opportunity to experience heart-opening, emotional release and spiritual inner connection assisted by a gentle plant medicine. After setting intentions for your ceremony and drinking ceremonial-grade Peruvian cacao (the purest form of unprocessed chocolate), you will be
lead on a guided meditative shamanic journey to dive deep and connect with your deepest intuition assisted by the powerful energy of the cacao plant: get your ego chatter out of the way and tune in more deeply to hear the whispering of your heart, and find the clarity and insight to see and let go of whatever is blocking your heart from being fully open, joyful, bold and brave, so you can move forward in your life.

Tania is one of only a handful of trained cacaoistas working in the UK, sharing cacao with integrity, love and respect for the plant. She has been holding sacred, compassionate, healing space for women as a yoga teacher since 2012, experienced a profound heart-opening during a transformative stay on Maui in 2015, and began a deep connection with ceremonial cacao in 2017. She undertook her apprenticeship training in early 2018 and has been holding sacred ceremonies around Devon ever since. She loves sharing this amazing yet gentle and loving plant medicine with curious-hearted, open-minded souls as 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 complement to any path of 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

Saturday 24 October ~ 10.30am to 12.30pm ~ £25
Also on Sat 21 November

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.

n 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 or to book your place contact Julie on 07754 983498
or email at info@juliebladon.com


 

 

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

Saturday 24 October  ~  2pm to 5pm  ~  £30 (Earlybird until 17 October/ £35 full price)
Advance booking essential ~ limited spaces (ceremonies tend to sell out by earlybird)

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, wishing to cultivate greater intuitive access and joyfulness, or curious about exploring spiritual connection through gentle plant medicine, you will love this!

Contemporary western cacao ceremonies can take many forms; as a trained and fully insured plant medicine practitioner, Tania works with cacao medicine in a particularly deep, meditative way, rooted in shamanic journeying techniques, plant medicine ceremonies of the Amazon, and the gentle medicine of cacao, whose roots as a sacred plant lie in the pre-Colombian Mesoamerican traditions of the Olmec, Maya and Aztec peoples.

She creates a ceremonial space in which you can safely and intentionally journey within, assisted by an ancient, gentle, sacred plant with a loving feminine energy. A sacred cacao ceremony is a powerful and beautiful opportunity to experience heart-opening, emotional release and spiritual inner connection assisted by a gentle plant medicine. After setting intentions for your ceremony and drinking ceremonial-grade Peruvian cacao (the purest form of unprocessed chocolate), you will be
lead on a guided meditative shamanic journey to dive deep and connect with your deepest intuition assisted by the powerful energy of the cacao plant: get your ego chatter out of the way and tune in more deeply to hear the whispering of your heart, and find the clarity and insight to see and let go of whatever is blocking your heart from being fully open, joyful, bold and brave, so you can move forward in your life.

Tania is one of only a handful of trained cacaoistas working in the UK, sharing cacao with integrity, love and respect for the plant. She has been holding sacred, compassionate, healing space for women as a yoga teacher since 2012, experienced a profound heart-opening during a transformative stay on Maui in 2015, and began a deep connection with ceremonial cacao in 2017. She undertook her apprenticeship training in early 2018 and has been holding sacred ceremonies around Devon ever since. She loves sharing this amazing yet gentle and loving plant medicine with curious-hearted, open-minded souls as 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 complement to any path of 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 & Ayurveda For You  ~  with Virginia Compton

Saturday 7 November ~ 10am to 5pm ~ Half day £25, full day £45 (concessions available)

Morning session ~ 10am to 1pm
Yoga practice to include Asana, Pranayama and Meditation.

Yoga is part of the Ayurvedic system, therefore it needs to be adapted for us all individually, once size does not fit all. We will begin with a brief discussion on how everyone is feeling, consideration of
the general group and individual energy. Practices offered will then be tailored to respond to the individual and group needs. Therefore, some practices will be experienced as a group and I will also give you some individual suggestions.

Pranayama will form at least one third of the session (one hour).

Afternoon session 2pm - 5pm
Ayurveda, keeping it real.

How to apply this ancient art in your daily life to promote health, wellness, immunity and energy.
Individual time to complete your constitutional questionnaire and analyse in a group debate!
Discussion on our general health and wellness, prevention not cure!
Ayurvedic approaches to diet, lifestyle, how can we realistically embrace this in our western culture!?
Simple movement practice followed by Yoga Nidra.

(Warning, there will be laughter and humour!)

For further information or to book your place contact Virginia at virginiasyoga@icloud.com
or visit virginiacompton.co.uk/events

 

 

November Nuturing Women's Cacao Ceremony ~ with Tania Rose Fox

Saturday 21 November  ~  2pm to 5pm  ~  £30 (Earlybird until 14 November/ £35 full price)
Advance booking essential ~ limited spaces (ceremonies tend to sell out by earlybird)

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, wishing to cultivate greater intuitive access and joyfulness, or curious about exploring spiritual connection through gentle plant medicine, you will love this!

Contemporary western cacao ceremonies can take many forms; as a trained and fully insured plant medicine practitioner, Tania works with cacao medicine in a particularly deep, meditative way, rooted in shamanic journeying techniques, plant medicine ceremonies of the Amazon, and the gentle medicine of cacao, whose roots as a sacred plant lie in the pre-Colombian Mesoamerican traditions of the Olmec, Maya and Aztec peoples.

She creates a ceremonial space in which you can safely and intentionally journey within, assisted by an ancient, gentle, sacred plant with a loving feminine energy. A sacred cacao ceremony is a powerful and beautiful opportunity to experience heart-opening, emotional release and spiritual inner connection assisted by a gentle plant medicine. After setting intentions for your ceremony and drinking ceremonial-grade Peruvian cacao (the purest form of unprocessed chocolate), you will be
lead on a guided meditative shamanic journey to dive deep and connect with your deepest intuition assisted by the powerful energy of the cacao plant: get your ego chatter out of the way and tune in more deeply to hear the whispering of your heart, and find the clarity and insight to see and let go of whatever is blocking your heart from being fully open, joyful, bold and brave, so you can move forward in your life.

Tania is one of only a handful of trained cacaoistas working in the UK, sharing cacao with integrity, love and respect for the plant. She has been holding sacred, compassionate, healing space for women as a yoga teacher since 2012, experienced a profound heart-opening during a transformative stay on Maui in 2015, and began a deep connection with ceremonial cacao in 2017. She undertook her apprenticeship training in early 2018 and has been holding sacred ceremonies around Devon ever since. She loves sharing this amazing yet gentle and loving plant medicine with curious-hearted, open-minded souls as 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 complement to any path of 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

 

 

A day Retreat For You  ~  with Virginia Compton

Sunday 20 December ~ 10am to 5pm ~ Full day £45 (concessions available)

It's been one hell of a year! Let's enjoy some time out together, with like- minded people. You are asked to come along for the whole day in order to fully rest, restore and enjoy being nurtured.
Please bring some lunch with you.

The morning session 10am -1pm will be Yoga Asana, pranayama and Yoga Nidra, settling, grounding and balancing.

The afternoon, 2pm - 5pm, will be a discussion group on issues which are helpful focus to consider, such as empowering ourselves to self-care and how we can best do this in the present circumstances. We then enjoy and Yoga Nidra practice, followed by restorative Yoga and ending with another Yoga Nidra.

Emphasis will be placed on our Sankalpa, or intention, for the year ahead.

(Warning, there will be laughter and humour!)

For further information or to book your place contact Virginia at virginiasyoga@icloud.com
or visit virginiacompton.co.uk/events




 

 

Teacher Training, Foundation Courses and post Graduate Yoga Therapy

The Lotus Loft is also used for Yoga Teacher Training Courses and Post Graduate Yoga Therapy Courses. 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
The Devon School of Yoga Foundation Course ~ Jan 2021
Post Graduate Yoga Therapy Courses ~ Oct 2020
www.devonyoga.com info@devonyoga.com 01392 430573
Teacher Training Intensive with Lisa Roberts
200 hours ~ Jan 2021 lisarobertsyoga@gmail.com 01392 875770

 

 

200HR Yoga Teacher Training January ~ October 2021
with Lisa Roberts SRYT

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, resposibility, community ~ Business of yoga ~ Subtle anatomy and theory - kosas, nadis, meridians, chakras, mantra, mudras.

2021 Dates
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

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

 

 

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