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 YogaYoga & Ayurveda with Virginia ComptonGong Immersion and Sound MeditationYoga Flow with Jules YountYoga Immersion with Nikki CassapRoll and Release with Dominique PrestonasWomen's Cacao Ceremony with Tania Rose FoxIyengar Yoga Workshop Day with Isabelle LuterbachersdsdYoga 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.





Yoga & Ayurveda For You  ~  with Virginia Compton

Saturday 7 November ~ 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm ~ £45 Full day (concessions available)

Morning session: 10am - 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!)

Half day £25, full day £45 (concessions available please do contact me to discuss)

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



Gong Immersion & Sound Meditation  ~  with Paula Bowen-Scott

Sunday 8 November  ~  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






Let's FLOW!!!  ~  with Jules Yount

Sunday 8 November  ~  1.30pm to 3.30pm~ £12

A two-hour Vinyasa Flow Yoga class to connect body movement with breath to reach a state of yoga

- A calm mind focused fully in the NOW

- Alive, aware and in a state of FLOW!

For further information or to book a place to attend either in the studio or online from the comfort of your home via Zoom, please email Jules at
You can also find a link to the Facebook event for this event here facebookLetsFlow



Yoga Immersion  ~  with Nikki Cassap

Saturday 14 November  ~  10am to 12.30pm  ~  £20 (booking essential)

This extended practice is offered to immerse into your yoga completely.

To deepen awareness, to breathe, to become still, to find quiet in challenging times, to honour time out of our busy lives to reboot and recharge.

Bring your mat, belt, extra layer and water.

Hari Om

Meditation ~ Chanting ~ Breathing ~ Movement ~ Connection

For further information or to book your place contact Nikki at



Roll & Release  ~  with Dominique Preston

Saturday 14 November  ~  2pm to 5pm  ~  £30

Self Massage, Direct Myofascial Release and Yin

This is going to be a soft and slow afternoon of self-massage, myofascial release and a bit of yin yoga.

No stress, no strain ... just an easy afternoon getting into a few of those niggly, knotty spots.
We'll be freeing up areas of tension and tightness held within the fascial layers, and drop into a bit of stillness and quiet at the end of another week.

You will need two tennis balls, a cushion or pillow and blanket for this session.

I really look forward to seeing you all then.

For further information or to book your place contact Dominique on 07971 206491



Yoga Sleep Workshops  ~  with Julie Bladon

Saturday 21 November ~ 10.30am to 12.30pm ~ £25

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



November Nurturing 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
or visit



Iyengar Yoga Workshop Day  ~  with Isabelle Luterbacher

Sunday 22 November  ~  10am to 4pm  ~  £40 (Payment must be made when booking)
Also on 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 or visit



Winter Sun  ~  with Jill Hurley

Saturday 12 December ~ 10am to 1pm ~ £35

A balance of warming revitalising Hatha Flow and deeply nourishing restorative postures with Jill Hurley (British Wheel of Yoga teacher).

2 guided meditations to nurture and balance mind, body and spirit. Including a deeply relaxing elements meditation using koshi wind chimes with Jennie Holvey (British School of Meditation).

Booking essential as places are limited ~ Suitable for all levels including beginers

For info or to book your place contact on Jill 07807 917369 and Jenny on 07807 653292
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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