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 Workshop For Lower Backs, Hips & Core with Tania FoxIyengar Yoga Workshop Day with Isabelle LuterbacherVinyasa Flow Workshop with Nikki CassapInversions Workshop with Jules Yount Planting Seeds For Self-Practice with Tania FoxFinding Flow with Tina JefferyYoga Sleep Workshop Yoga Nidra with Julie BladonShakti Yoga, The Yoga of Dance with Maite AlonsoYoga For Self-Love Workshop ~ with Natasha GerolimatosAnatomy & Physiology Workshop for Yoga with with Keith BellissYoga 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!



Yoga for Lower Backs, Hips & Core + Yoga Nidra ~ with Tania Fox

Saturday 19 August  ~  10am to 1pm  ~  £25

A combination of restorative and more flowing hatha yoga poses and simple exercises to release tension in lower back and hip areas, relieve pain and also build strength in your core (a weak core is often a factor in lower back pain). There will be hip opening postures, hamstring stretches, twists, gentle backbends and a variety of supine/prone/seated/kneeling/standing postures. We will take a look at some western anatomy to help understand the mechanics of what's sometimes at work when we experience these pains and how yoga can help, and also consider some eastern subtle body theories too.

​I've been running variations on this popular workshop for several years now: based on my own personal experiences of using yoga to heal my own chronic lower back and hip issues and strengthen my core, and drawing on my ongoing studies and experiences and explorations. I will provide detailed handouts so you'll come away with plenty of material you can use at home!

​This workshop is for you if you suffer from lower back pain or issues with your hips, especially if the problem is to do with general muscle tension around lumbar/hip area and weakness around the core - often this is the kind of lower back pain that conventional medical approaches struggle to explain or treat, but which I've found yoga to be the very best thing for! It may also be helpful for people with a destabilised SI joint or those recovering from a prolapsed disc but please contact me if you have any particular issues in those areas, to check whether this session would be appropriate for you.

It may also be of interest for new yoga teachers wanting to develop their understanding of these issues and ways to use yoga to heal these areas. Or just come along to enjoy a morning of holistic yoga which will leave you feeling grounded and strong.

All levels welcome including absolute beginners. Advance booking required. This workshop tends to get fully booked so please book ahead if you know you want to come!

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



Iyengar Yoga Workshop Day  ~  with Isabelle Luterbacher

Sunday 20 Aug  ~  10am - 4pm  ~  £40
Sun 24 Sept, Sun 29 Oct, Sun 26 Nov and Sun 17 Dec
(To guarantee a place, 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 or visit



Vinyasa Flow Workshop  ~  with Nikki Cassap

Saturday 2 September  ~  10am to 12.30pm  ~  £20 (booking preferable)

Acceptance ~ Energy of the 7 Chakras

As we breathe, stretch and cleanse the body mind system our inner spinning wheels of energy align to flow energy up, down, along and across the spine channelling pranic power in and around our whole being.

Pranic (Chakra) energy is light, expansive and bright. Seeing our accomplishments positively channel this lightness - Accepting the dark areas within our past and present, and understanding them, will transcend the negative to positive, therefore restoring Sattvic State.

“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are” Joseph Campbell

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



Inversions Workshop  ~  with Jules Yount

Sunday 3 September  ~  1.30pm to 4.30pm  ~  £25 (Payment required at time of booking)

When life turns you upside down, simply adjust your view

Inversions are a wonderful therapeutic part of yoga practice.

In this workshop, we will be exploring a multitude of inversions including safe and accessible variations (something for all levels!) while building a greater understanding of how these
practices effect both body and mind.

For further information or to book your place contact Jules on 07446 968994
or email



Planting Seeds For Self-Practice  ~  with Tania Fox

Saturday 16 September  ~  10am - 1pm  ~  £25 (Spaces limited - Advance booking required)

Autumn workshop on creating a home yoga practice

There's no substitute for daily home practice if you really want to experience the full-flowering benefits of yoga! Autumn is the perfect time to plant some seeds for a beautiful, nurturing home yoga practice you will look forward to each day - then blossom and flourish!

This workshop will give you all you need to start a home practice whether you're a beginner or an experienced practitioner. Learn how to sequence a balanced daily routine and vary it (or develop an existing practice) - and learn how to motivate yourself to get on the mat in the first place...

During a practical, led yoga session, Tania will guide you as you learn how to plan your own personal routine. The emphasis is on creating something which you will enjoy and look forward to doing, so that your yoga practice will never feel like a chore or be intimidating. You will be able to choose your own poses from a range (and detailed handouts will be provided), so you can tailor your routine entirely to suit your own needs and preferences. In the last part of the session you will have the chance to run through your routine with Tania on hand to offer support, advice on technique and more. At the end you will have all you need to start practing yoga at home and discover the blossoming of your own inner teacher!

For further information or to book your place contact Tania at, email
or visit facebook TaniaFoxYogaMassage












Finding Flow  ~  with Tina Jeffery

Saturday 16 September  ~  2pm to 4pm  ~  £15

An energising two hour yoga practice to explore your personal relationship to flow.

Expect a series of mini flows to consistently move from moment to moment with elasticity and ease.

For further information or to book your place contact Tina at




Yoga Sleep Workshop  ~  Yoga Nidra with Julie Bladon

Saturday 30 September ~ 10.30am to 12.30pm  ~  £25
Saturday 14 Oct, Saturday 25 Nov and Saturday 9 Dec

Join me for this deeply relaxing workshop.

You will enjoy a relaxing and calming meditative yoga practice before embarking on a Yoga Nidra (yoga sleep) journey. Yoga Nidra is an ancient tantric method where the mind and body is in deep relaxation. A single hour of Yoga Nidra is as restful as four hours of conventional sleep.

The practice of Yoga Nidra releases all types of muscular, emotional and mental tension. You not only enjoy complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation, but also get to explore the tremendous powers hidden in the deeper layers of subconscious mind.

This workshop is for anyone interested in relaxation and meditation, whether you are brand new or experienced in meditation. You will be fully guided.

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



Shakti Yoga, The Yoga of Dance  ~  with Maite Alonso

Saturday 30 September  ~  2pm - 5pm  ~  £25

The discipline of Shakti Dance has its roots in the teachings of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan (Master of Kundalini Yoga). It offers a joyful, graceful and healthy yogic path through the practice of dance. Shakti Dance shares the view of Kundalini Yoga of embracing and affirming the physical body as a portal to a path leading back to Self Realisation. It employs physical techniques as tools in a carefully combined way in order to raise the consciousness.

Shakti Dance opens and rebalances the energy channels in the body using a harmonious fusion of flowing asanas, different dance styles, breathing techniques and rhythmic coordination, together with mental focus and mantras.

Flowing, waving……Heart’s poetry dancing

~ Heightens vitality and sensitivity
~ Reduces stress and tension by freeing and unblocking physical and mental tensions.
~ Stimulates and expands the life force (prana)
~ Brings a meditative and expansive sense of lightness
~ Increases body awareness and expands consciousness
~ A new found inner balance and sense of deep peace
~ A deeper sense of groundedness and stability
~ Enhances physical flexibility and improves circulation
~ Induces a state of inner harmony
~ Increases coordination, grace and fluidity in movement
~ Reconnects with our inner source of joy and wisdom

Suitable for everyone including beginners!

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



Yoga For Self-Love Workshop ~ with Natasha Gerolimatos

Sunday 1 October  ~  10am to 1pm  ~  £30 (Includes workshop and refreshments)

This workshop will focus on using yoga as a tool to cultivate love, compassion and kindness towards ourselves. We will use a fusion of Kundalini, Vinyasa and Yin yoga, along with meditation, pranayama and self-reflection / jouralling. The practice will incorporate affirmations, intentions and mantra, with the focus on cultivating a deep sense of love and appreciation for yourself, exactly as you are.

Tea, cake and fruit to follow.

Pre-booking is required. Cash, cheque or bank transfer accepted. Limited places available, don't delay booking!

For further information or to book your place contact Natasha on 07741 470052
or email



Anatomy & Physiology Workshop for Yoga ~ with Keith Belliss

Sunday 1 October  ~  2pm to 5pm  ~  £25

For yoga / bodywork teachers and student teachers

In this workshop we will explore the physiology of stretching, breathing, movement and the physiology of stress. There will be appropriate body work and plenty of time to ask questions and tailor workshop to individual requirements.

Keith teaches anatomy and physiology. He first trained in Sports Science and has been working at a Physical Rehabilitation Centre since 1990. As a Shiatsu Therapist he works at The Nuffield Hospital, Exeter where he is keen to bring orthodox and complementary medicine together. He has great enthusiasm for anatomy and is also currently teaching the subject at Devon School of Yoga
and Exeter College.

For further information or to book your place contact Jax on 07989 409284
or email




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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