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 YogaSunday Morning Astanga Vinyasa with Andrea DurantYoga Nidra with Julie BladonNidra Workshop with Tania Rose FoxWomen’s Workshop with Laurie CunninghamNeurogenic Yoga Workshop with Jo HamiltonIyengar Yoga Workshop Day with Isabelle LuterbachersdRe-Connect and Restore Workshop with Tamsin EvansPatanjali on the Mat with Angela AshwinYoga Nidra with Tania Rose FoxYoga Therapy Course with Devon School of Yoga

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!



Sunday Morning Astanga Vinyasa  ~  with Andrea Durant

Sunday 28 January  ~ 7.30am to 9.30am  ~  £15 per session (or £53 for 4 paid in advance)
Four Sundays in 2018 ~ Also 18 February, 11 March and 15 April

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



Yoga Sleep Workshop  ~  Yoga Nidra with Julie Bladon

Saturday 3 February  ~ 10.30am to 12.30pm  ~  £25
Sat 3 March, Sat 21 April, Sat 12 May (2-4pm), Sat 9 June, Sat 21 July, Sat 15 Sept
Sat 13 Oct, Sat 24 Nov, Sat8 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.

Come and try it for yourself!

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



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

Saturday 3 February  ~ 2pm to 5pm  ~  £25 (limited places, advance booking required)

A Delicious and Nourishing Yoga Journey!
It's still wintertime but the end is now in sight, give yourself a real 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!)

​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!

All levels of experience welcome.

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



Women’s Workshop ~ Resilience & Self-care ~  with Laurie Cunningham

Saturday 10 February  ~ 10am to 1pm  ~  £30

The theme of this morning retreat is ‘Arise and Renew'

The morning will include a heart-opening nourishing yoga practice, meditation, coaching and structured self–care along with guided journaling.

We will take a journey to the self, sowing the seeds for positive change. My intention is that you will leave the practice feeling grounded, strong and empowered having cultivated tools that you can utilise in your daily life.

Please bring with you a journal and some coloured pens and anything that creatively inspires you.

If you would like to, feel free to bring a photo of you as a child.

For further information or to book your place contact Laurie on 07817 673064



Neurogenic Yoga Workshop  ~  with Jo Hamilton

Saturday 10 February  ~ 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 vibration begins 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.

For further information or to book your place contact Jo on 07714 253992
email or visit



Iyengar Yoga Workshop Day  ~  with Isabelle Luterbacher

Sunday 11 February  ~  10am to 4pm  ~  £40 (Payment must be made when booking)
Mar 11, April 22, May 27, Aug 12, Sept 23, Oct 28, Nov 11, Dec 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 Workshop For Happy Hearts  ~  with Jill Hurley

Sunday 18 February  ~ 10am to 1pm  ~  £25 (all levels welcome)

Flow through February while gently easing into back bending and heart opening postures.
A nourishing, energising and restorative practice for the season.

Deep relaxation.
Loving-kindness meditation.
Chocolate and more!

Yoga is about learning to come back to yourself. It’s about expanding your boundaries, finding your limits and being able to truly relax and be yourself. It’s about taking time to remember who you are but have forgotten while being caught up in the whirlwind of a fast paced life.

For further information or to book your place contact Jill on 01392 461804 / 07807 917369
email or visit



De-Stress, Re-Connect and Restore Workshop  ~  with Tamsin Evans

Saturday 24 February ~ 2pm to 5pm ~ £25 (All levels welcome, limited places, advance booking required)

In today’s busy world we are often caught up in stressful lifestyles and events which deplete our energies and leave us feeling out of balance. This calming and therapeutic yoga workshop will provide practices to support stress- relief and share practical skills for managing stress in our daily lives, so we can release tension and restore ourselves. Stress affects us physically, mentally, and emotionally. It may cause physical tension, interrupted sleep or digestion, or leave us feeling
overwhelmed, worried, tired, or disconnected from ourselves.

Through a gently dynamic yet restorative physical yoga practice, we will release areas in the body where we commonly hold tension. Breathing practices, and relaxation and meditation techniques will empower us to re-connect to our inner reserves of quiet and strength. We will explore tools to help us positively channel our energy towards feeling balanced and re-charged.

Tamsin is an experienced yoga teacher, yoga therapist and a registered Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council practitioner. She is passionate about the link between yoga and physical, emotional and mental well-being.

For further information or to book your place contact Tamsin on 01884 840978 / 07749548411
email or visit YogawithTamsin



Patanjali on the Mat  ~  with Angela Ashwin

Sunday 25 February  ~ 10am to 4pm  ~  £45

A workshop for yoga teachers and student teachers looking to continue their personal development.

Commonly we seem to distinguish between yoga practice and yoga philosophy. We study Patanjali, understand it intellectually, then go to our mat and stretch.

How to find the connection?

The aim of the day is to show you the connection and how you can pass this on to your students.
Patanjali is not a “philosophy” but a book of instructions and guidelines of how to practice. You will learn how Patanjali’s instructions change our practice and how the recorded experience of the old Yogis can be recreated in our yoga practice.

Without Patanjali yoga is a process of stretching muscles and exercising breath, and not a path of deep spiritual transformation.

This workshop can be used as CPD with many yoga associations.

Angela Ashwin

Angela teaches the British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Course and also the Teaching Diploma.
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.

Spaces are limited so payment is required at time of booking
Contact Jax at or 07989 409284



Laid-back Holistic Ashtanga & Yoga Nidra  ~ with Tania Rose Fox

Saturday 5 May  ~  10am to 1pm  ~  £25 (limited places, advance booking required)

Spring is in full-flourishing form and summer is just around the corner! Join Tania for a fun, inclusive, non-competitive flow through the sequence of the Ashtanga Primary Series, adapted to emphasize the grounding, energising and therapeutic aspects of the practice - you will be encouraged to adapt/modify the poses to suit your own body, and work at your own chosen degree of intensity or gentleness, so that you can experience the full benefits of this intelligent sequence in the best way for you, individually.

We will balance out the dynamic practices with a nourishing long Yoga Nidra to leave you feeling deeply relaxed as well as energised and open.

For several years, Tania immersed herself in the practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa, seeking out some of the most experienced teachers/practitioners in the world such as David Williams, Nancy Gilgoff and Doug Swenson, as well as some of the most experienced local teachers, including the wonderful Andrea Durant. Although Tania’s teaching and practice have continued to evolve and she moved away from the strictness of systematic Ashtanga into more feminine, creative, expressive explorations of vinyasa and other styles, she still often returns to this sequence for inspiration and grounding, in both her personal practice and her teaching.

This is an opportunity to experience a liberating, free-spirited approach to Ashtanga Vinyasa and come away energized and inspired!

Suitable for those with some yoga experience or fit, energetic beginners. The workshop won't be as
dynamic as a typical Ashtanga class, but it will be more dynamic/challenging than a
beginners level class.

If you are stiff, Ashtanga will increase your flexibility; if you need to build strength, Ashtanga will certainly increase your strength! I will encourage you to adapt the practice to suit your own needs.

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



Yoga Therapy Course ~ with Devon School of Yoga

October 2018 to May 2020
Open Day 10 March 2018 ~ Contact the Devon School of Yoga to register your interest

"A hazard to health is judgement without experimentation and knowledge without understanding" - Dr. B.P. Pillai


Empowering the Confidence and Spirit of the Yoga Teacher through:
Yoga therapy
Developing teaching skills
Deepening spiritual practice

Transformative and inspiring, this holistic and eclectic course offers a broad and deep base of academic, practical and experiential studies. Qualified, self-motivated yoga teachers from any tradition, who want to evolve and integrate the diversity of their life experience into a therapeutic practice are invited to apply. This 250 hour yoga registered course includes 170 taught hours held over 26 days (12 weekends 2 of which are Thursday to Sunday long weekend residentials which are included in the course fee) plus home study and practice.

Areas of study include:

* Yoga as a spiritual practice
* Yoga therapy techniques
* Developing one to one assessment and teaching skills
* Developing professionalism and the therapeutic relationship
* Hands on bodywork using Ayurvedic, Shiatsu and DSY yoga bodywork skills
* Supportive anatomy, physiology and pathology related to specific health conditions
* Study of mental/emotional health and illness to understand emotions
* Study of pain and pain management
* Reproductive health
* Study and practical use of subtle energetic models
* Developing intuition and deepening personal practice
* Kriyas, Pranayama, Meditation and Mantra Yoga
* Comprehensive course manual provided

Course Fees

Total course fee: £2595. This includes the deposit to confirm a place which is £795. The breakdown of the £2595 is as follows: Tuition £2055 and residentials £540.

The residential fee includes 6 nights full board accommodation over two Thursdsay to Sunday weekends and includes all meals and drinks from arrival to departure on each weekend.

On successful completion of the course, including practical and theoretical course work, the DSY Yoga Therapy qualification is awarded. The qualification is recognised by The Independent Yoga Network and The Yoga Register with full insurance available to work as a yoga therapist.:

Contact the Devon School of Yoga office for your invitation at
or call 01392 420573



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