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 YogaYoga Nidra with Julie BladonWinter Wellness with Jill HurleyYoga Flow Workshop with Nikki CassapSunday Morning Astanga Vinyasa with Andrea DurantWomen' s Health Session with Friedel FinkSupporting Mindful Living and EatingsdIyengar Yoga Workshop Day with Isabelle LuterbacherGong Immersion & Sound Meditation with Paula Bowen-SmithTRE Workshop with Jo HamiltonWomen's Sacred Cacao Ceremony with Tania Rose FoxMindful Yoga, Mindful Meditation Workshop with Jo Hamiltonoga Dance Workshop with Nikki DurrantYoga Nidra with Julie BladonEmbodying Love with Zoe Foster

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!


 

 

Yoga Sleep Workshop  ~  Yoga Nidra with Julie Bladon

Saturday 24 November ~ 10.30am - 12.30pm  ~  £25
Also on Saturday 8 December

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 www.juliebladon.com, email info@juliebladon.com
or call 07754 983498

 

 

Winter Wellness ~ with Jill Hurley (British Wheel of Yoga)

Saturday 24 November  ~  2pm to 5pm  ~  £28 (booking essential)

A warming, nourishing and creative practice for the season

Energising yoga flow
Deep relaxation
Restorative Yin style postures

For further information or to book your place call Jill on 07807 917369
or visit exeteryoga.org

 

 

 


 

 

Yoga Flow Workshop  ~  with Nikki Cassap

Saturday 1 December  ~  10am to 12.30pm  ~  £20 (Booking essential)

Hanuman is a representation of pure love and devotion. A great warrior, he shines light on our true path to show us the way.

This class will honour the force of kindness this season brings and the Bhakti that keeps our
practice true.

Music... YES!
Chanting... YES!
Positive vibes... YES!

For further information or to book your place contact Nikki at yogavida77@yahoo.co.uk
or visit www.facebook.com/yogavida77





 

 

Sunday Morning Astanga Vinyasa  ~  with Andrea Durant

Sunday 2 December  ~  7.30am to 9.30am  ~  £15 per session
Also on 6 January, 3 February, 10 March, 7 April, 12 May and 2 June

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

 

 

Peaceful Cycle  ~  Women' s Health Session  ~  with Friedel Fink

Sunday 2 December  ~  10am to 1pm  ~  £30 (Concessions available - Booking essential)

Balance your hormones naturally, learn about your cycle and change your pain experiences.
Learn fundamental wisdom about your body, health and cycles as you move through the month.

In this workshop we will learn about our inner seasons and explore holistic ways to harmonize the female body and mind that changes drastically throughout the month. Support your wellbeing and balance hormones through a blend of Yoga Asana based on the 5 Element System (TCM), breathing, meditation, nutrition, awareness- and mindfulnes inspired self-care practices.

We will explore ways to address the challenges of the pre-menstrual and menstrual phase of the female cycle apart from popping pain pills. This is also beneficial after menopause. All the tools shared are practical, can be applied in your everyday life and contribute to build a strong foundation in yourself, elevate confidence and compassion. Group exchange in a small and caring circle. This workshop is suitable for everyone with female reproductive anatomy.

Friedel is a certified 800+ hourse YAI Yoga and Meditation Teacher and Cycle Coach

For further information or to book your place contact Friedel on 07714 0147760
email friedel.kunze@gmx.de or visit www.peace-patterns.com 

 

 

SMiLE ~ Supporting Mindful Living & Eating
8 Week course with Laurie Cunningham and Vanessa Cowper

Monday 3 December  ~  1.30pm to 2.30pm  ~  £300 (Book for early bird price, normally £330)

Negative thoughts about your body? Disillusioned by fad diets?

Join us on a supportive journey to cultivate positive dietary habits and lifestyle choices

~ Evidence-based dietary advice
~ Mindfulness and body awareness
~ Self reflection and contemplation
~ Nurturing behavioural change

The course includes:
8x1 hours weekly group sessions each Monday
2x 1to1 sessions with our Registered Dietitian Vanessa Cowper BSc (Hons) MSc
2x 1to1 sessions with Laurie Cunningham our Cognitive Development Coach
A copy of 'Practice you a journal' - a personal workbook by Elena Brower
A private Facebook Support Group

For further information or to book your place
call on Laurie 07817 673064 or Vanessa on 07718 906462
email smile.you.exeter@gmail.com or visit www.lauriecunningham.co.uk

 

 

Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Workshop ~ with Saghar Amozgar

Saturday 8 December  ~  2pm to 5pm  ~  Single £30 Couples £50

Come and learn the basic skills of this ancient technique. Not only do you receive a deep tissue massage and feel de-stressed but you will also learn skill that will benefit family and friends. Suitable for practitioners and beginners.

You can bring a partner or friend and enjoy this interactive workshop together!

To book your place or for more information
contact Saghar on 07974 470610
ayurvedicyoga@yahoo.com
www.ayurvedicyogamassage.org.uk

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iyengar Yoga Workshop Day  ~  with Isabelle Luterbacher

Sunday 9 December   ~  10am to 4pm  ~  £40 (Payment must be made when booking)

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 i_luterbacher@hotmail.com or visit www.gaiatreeyoga.com


 

 

Gong Immersion & Sound Meditation ~ with Paula Bowen-Smith

Sunday 6 January  ~  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 10.30am 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 to
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


 

 

 


 

 

Shake It Off Naturally! TRE Workshop ~ with Jo Hamilton

Saturday 12 January  ~  2pm to 5pm  ~  £35 (Booking essential)

Trauma and Tension Releasing Exercises

Come and learn how to release deeply held tension, safely comfortably and with ease.

~ Healing Trauma
~ Both Physical and Emotional (without having to talk about it!)
~ Releasing Stress
~ Reclaiming Health

Learn how to reactivate your instinctive tremor mechanism and feel the release!
…not just for a day but every day.

Jo will be introducing you to TRE through simple easy to do exercises that re-activate our instinctive tremor mechanism. This is natural, accurate and deeply restorative. When we activate the tremors in this relaxed calm way, it makes our journey to balance and emotional release enjoyable and relaxing. It is typically described a pleasurable relaxing, some say meditative experience as we trust in our bodies deeper visceral intelligence to restore us...and it will.

We will complete the afternoon melting into a nourishing guided relaxation in the form of Yoga Nidra.

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

 

 

New Year Women's Sacred Cacao Ceremony ~ with Tania Rose Fox

Saturday 19 January  ~  2pm to 5.30pm  ~  £30 (Earlybird until 24 Dec / £35 full price)

A deep heart-opening meditative journey

Let go of emotional burdens and blockages, connect with more inner joyfulness and bliss and access your higher intuition with the help of sacred cacao.

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

 

 

 

 

Mindful Yoga, Mindful Meditation Workshop ~ with Jo Hamilton

Saturday 9 February  ~  2pm to 5pm  ~  £30 (Booking essential)

In order to balance our never ending 'to do's'
Let's turn towards our 'to be' list

This workshop explores the space of 'being presence' in each moment. I invite you to meet and experiennce yourself and yoga in this place of minful presence. We will meet stillness, movement and meditation through the gentle lens of mindfulness.

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








 

 

Yoga Dance Workshop ~ with Nikki Durrant
from NCDC Performance, London

Saturday 16 February ~  11am to 2pm  ~  £33 (Eventbrite)
***Spaces very limited so book early to avoid disappointment!***

An energetic three hour class consisting of the Simple Tripsichore Sun Salutes warm up, followed by creative yoga choreographic work. Suitable for all levels! Perfect for those who want the challenge of taking their practice off their mats and be expressive, artistic and creative with it.

10 ~ 11
Tripsichore Yoga technique, ranging from the basics of how to use Ujjayi breath to
leg variations in inversions.
11 ~ 12
Move through the Simple Tripsichore Yoga Sun Salutations that have their
foundation in the technique covered in the first hour.
12 ~ 13
Yoga choreography of the Simple Yoga Dance that is based on the Simple
Tripsichore Yoga Sun Salutation taught in the second hour.

Nikki Durrant came from a disciplined mid-distance running background, she found the intense practice of Vinyasa Yoga to be extremely rewarding. As a result, in 2004 she received her teacher training certification in Bikram and Dynamic Yoga. In 2007 she began performing with Tripsichore Yoga Theatre and by 2008 she was assisting the founder Edward Clark on various trainings worldwide in addition to performing. She then went on to co-choreograph all Tripsichore’s shows until 2016. In 2009, alongside Edward, she organised and taught on the Tripsichore’s summer London Courses. In 2012 she became co-artistic director of Tripsichore Yoga Theatre until 2016 when she started her own
Yoga Dance performance company, NCDC Performance. NCDC has a budding yoga performance troupe in addition to running weekly yoga dance workshops across the UK.

For further information or to book your place contact Nikki on 02084 592416
email ncdcperformance@gmail.com or visit www.ncdcperformance.com




 

 

Yoga Sleep Workshop  ~  Yoga Nidra ~ with Julie Bladon

Saturday 23 February ~ 10.30am - 12.30pm  ~  £25
Also on 23 March (2-4pm), 27 April, 8 June, 28 Sept, 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

 

 

Embodying Love ~ with Zoe Foster

Saturday 6 July ~ 10.30am - 12.30pm  ~  £15

Two hour workshop including paper handouts and light refreshments

Flow easily into the energy of Autumn with Zoe, as we gather to explore the visceral embodiment of
self-love and compassion (and what that even means!) in a wholly nourishing, vibration raising, Hatha yoga session. Suitable for all levels and abilities.

Drawing on her cognitive science background and personal development teachings, Zoe gives you an
inspiring and educated context to your personal exploration on the theme of Embodying Love and what that really means for you in your life right now. Zoe holds energetic space for this and ensure everyone feels supported, safe and nourished.

We close our session with powerful pranayama, deep guided meditations and a long, blissful relaxation. Afterwards we come together to enjoy tea, nibbles and a chat.

To book your space or to discuss the workshop contact Zoe;

zoe@lifeenergyalchemy.com

For further information or to book your place contact Zoe at zoe@lifeenergyalchemy.com

 

 

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