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 YogaOnline Ayurveda Workshop with Virginia ComptonSacred Cacao Ceremony with Tania Rose FoxFundamentals Of Meditation with Adam and SabinaSunday Morning Astanga Vinyasa with Andrea DurantGong Immersion and Sound MeditationYoga for mothers with Nikki DarlingIyengar Yoga Workshop Day with Isabelle LuterbacherYoga Nidra with Julie BladonEssential Rest with Roberta HutchinsRest and Restore with Mel SkinnersdYoga 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.






Online ~ Chat and Chai  ~  with Saghar Amozgar

Saturday 6 June ~ 10am to 11pm ~ Free on Zoom

What is your biggest challenge right now? How to overcome your challenges.
How to bring joy to your life.

Recipe for Chai;
2cm fresh ginger
1 cm fresh turmeric (or 1tsp turmeric powder)
1⁄2 teaspoon of ghee or coconut oil
2 cloves
2 crushed cardamom pods
2 cinnamon sticks or 1⁄4 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
A pinch of black pepper
2 cups of your favourite milk
Honey to taste
Crush or chop ginger and fresh turmeric, put in a saucepan with all other spices plus the oil, add 1⁄2 cup water and simmer gently for 20 minutes. Add your milk until it gets hot but not boiling. Pour into your favourite cup and add honey to taste.

Hopefully the following workshops will be held at the Lotus Loft, numbers may be restricted so please reserve your space with your teacher as soon as possible.

Free chat with Saghar on Zoom. Zoom ID; 9485273430 Contact Saghar on 07974 470610
or email for password



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

Saturday 11 July  ~  2pm to 5.30pm  ~  £30 (Earlybird until 27 June / £35 full price)
Advance booking essential ~ limited spaces (ceremonies tend to sell out by earlybird)

Please note, this date is tentative and may be moved to the 15 August, please contact Tania to register your interest. For hygiene purposes, please bring your own mat or towel, blanket, eye pillow or folded facecloth and some water.

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!

Celebrate the warmth and expansiveness of summer with this blissful and profound heart- opening experience as Tania brings sacred cacao to Exeter. Cacao ceremonies can take many forms; Tania is a trained plant medicine practitioner, working with cacao medicine in a particularly deep, meditative way, drawing on ancient Mesoamerican traditions and more modern approaches including Amazonian plant medicine ceremonies. 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, safe yet potent 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. Having experienced a profound heart-opening on Maui in 2015, she began a deep connection with ceremonial cacao in 2017, undertook her apprenticeship training in 2018 and has been holding sacred ceremonies around Devon ever since, and holding safe healing space as a yoga teacher since 2012. She loves sharing this amazing yet gentle and loving plant medicine with curious-hearted, open-minded souls as a pathway to experiencing greater wholeness and 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 or visit



Fundamentals Of Meditation ~ with Adam and Sabina from Kalyan Yoga

Saturday 8 August  ~  10am to 6pm  ~  £75 (Early bird price: £55 for the first ten bookings)

Curious about meditation but not sure where to start?
This one-day workshop has been specifically designed to teach you all the necessary tools to start your own mediation practice.

Perfect for beginners ~ no experience with meditation or yoga required.

You will learn:
Why we meditate - Classical meditation postures, as well as practical tips on how to meditate and develop a daily practice.- Different meditation techniques from a range of different traditions so you can see what meditation style resonates with you.- We will explore breath meditations from Tibetan Buddhism and Kashmir Shaivism - We will also explore the realm of the Heart, through Hridaya Meditation, a unique meditation inspired by the teachings of 20th century sage Ramana Maharshi.

You will be provided with take home guidance materials so you can continue the practice of these meditations at home.

For hygiene purposes,please bring your own mat or towel, blanket, eye pillow or folded facecloth and some water, please wear comfortable clothes, pen and journal to take notes.

For further information or to book your place email or visit



Sunday Morning Astanga Vinyasa  ~  with Andrea Durant

Sunday 9 August  ~  7.15am to 9.15am  ~  £15

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



Gong Immersion & Sound Meditation  ~  with Paula Bowen-Scott

Sunday 9 Aug ~  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






Mother Nature ~ Yoga, Natural Parenting & Deep Rest For
Expectant Mothers  ~  with Nikki Darling

Saturday 15 ~ August 10am to 1pm ~ Early Bird 25 (Book by 15th July) / Full Price £30

Delicious yoga, deep rest and calming breathing coupled with natural parenting discussions; a beautiful space for mum's to be to share some of their concerns, ideas and tools for transitioning to motherhood.

These workshops offer discussion around traditional cultural parenting practices alongside deep rest and heart-based meditations to cultivate a trust in your inner knowing. I have heard many new mums so unsure about what to do with their newborn, anxious and confused about conflicting advice and tempted by the security of a more rigid approach. I truly believe that you and your baby, through your deep connection, have all the answers and the tools you need.

All you have to do is listen and trust, how wonderful!

Topics discussed will include:
The fourth trimester
The transition to motherhood
The transition to the world
The importance of skin to skin
Baby wearing
Going nappy free
Soothing babies
Soothing yourself

For hygiene purposes, please bring your own mat or towel, blanket, eye pillow or folded facecloth and some water. There will be nourishing snacks and you will take away a free booklet with local and online resources for support and you will be invited to form an online support group because there's nothing like peer support when you are a new mum.

For further information or to book your place contact Nikki on 07900 802120
at visit



Iyengar Yoga Workshop Day  ~  with Isabelle Luterbacher

Sunday 16 August  ~  10am to 4pm  ~  £40 (Payment must be made when booking)
Also on Sept 27, Oct 25, Nov 22, Dec 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 or visit



Yoga Sleep Workshop  ~  Yoga Nidra ~ with Julie Bladon

Saturday 26 September  ~  10.30am to 12.30pm   ~  £25
Also on Oct 24 and Nov 21

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!

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

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



Essential Rest ~ Neck and Shoulders ~ with Roberta Hutchins

Saturday 17 October ~ 10am to 1pm ~ £35

Take time to rest deeply and connect with your essential nature
A deeply nourishing and restful workshop

In this workshop we will explore resting deeply with a gentle somatics and restorative yoga practice and iRest Yoga Nidra (guided meditation).

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

Suitable for all levels of experience including beginners.
Booking is essential, as there are only 10 places for each workshop.

For further information or to book your place contact Robertaon on 07747 030629
email or visit



Rest and Restore  ~  with Mel Skinner

Saturday 17 October ~ 2pm to 5pm ~ £35
Also on Sat 12 December

Discover the self-care tools of restorative yoga with yoga nidra. When combined, these two forms of yoga practice offer the opportunity to find deep and nourishing rest. By reducing physical tension in the body, creating space for the breath and slowing ourselves down, we are able to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, and leave feeling truly restored.

This workshop will quietly re-energise and soothe your nervous system, boost immunity and calm your mind. This does not require any muscular strength or flexibility - rather we create emotional strength and resilience to support you with whatever life has to throw at you.

Throughout the three hours we will focus on realising tension in order to create space for the breath, focusing on areas like the hamstrings, chest, lower back and pelvis. Our emotions are deeply connected to our breath, and so when we are able to breathe fully and deeply we are able to calm down our whole system. This takes us out of ‘fight, flight and freeze’ mode and into ‘rest and digest’. By reducing stress in this way, we create feelings of safety in the body, which helps reduce anxiety and worry in the mind.

Although gentle for the body, these practices are incredibly effective. All are welcome.

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



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 01395 224605
The Devon School of Yoga Foundation Course ~ Jan 2021
Post Graduate Yoga Therapy Courses ~ Oct 2020 01392 430573
Teacher Training Intensive with Lisa Roberts
200 hours ~ Jan 2021 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
or visit





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