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 YogaIyengar Yoga Workshop Day with Isabelle LuterbacherYoga & Ayurveda with Virginia ComptonYoga Sleep Workshops with Julie BladonasSacred Cacao CeremonyYin and Yang Flows with Jill HurleySacred Cacao Ceremony with Tania Rose FoxSacred Cacao Ceremony with Tania Rose FoxsdsdYoga 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.

 

 

 


 

Iyengar Yoga Workshop  ~  with Isabelle Luterbacher  ~  Now Online

Saturday 24 April  ~  10am to 1pm  ~  £25
We hope to offer this workshop again at the Lotus Loft once restrictions are lifted
on 30 May, 27 June, 15 Aug, 12 Sept, 31 Oct, 28 Nov and 12 Dec

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.

Please bring a mat, blanket, strap, blocks and any other equipment you will need.

For further information or to book your place contact Isabelle on 07403 374722
email i_luterbacher@hotmail.com or visit www.gaiatreeyoga.com

 

 

6 Weeks of Wellness, Yoga & Ayurveda  ~ with Virginia Compton

Friday 21 May   ~  10am to 11.30am  ~  £54 (for 6 weeks inc. all handouts and recipes)
Also on 28 May and 4, 11, 18 and 25 of June  ~  Booking essential

Re-emerge back into the world with this six week course which will include Yoga, meditation and time for discussion.

Each week I will introduce you to another aspect of self-care according to Ayurveda, simple things you can choose to incorporate into your daily routine. Every week will focus upon a different aspect of Yoga and Ayurveda and this topic will also be the focus of our discussion time. A handout will be emailed out after each session with a summary of the discussion and an Ayurvedic recipe for you to try. 

The vision for this course is to empower you to take control of your own health and wellness, using Ayurveda and Yoga principles as the basis for this. I hope you will join me.

There is the opportunity during the course to book a 121 consultation at a 50% reduction of the usual cost.

For further information or to book your place contact Virginia at yogawellness108@outlook.com

 

 

Yoga Sleep Workshops  ~  with Julie Bladon

Saturday 12 June ~ 10.30am to 12.30pm ~ £25
(at the Lotus Loft, spaces very limited so please book early to avoid disappointment)
Also on 18 Sept, 9 Oct and 13 Nov

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.

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!

For further information, online link and payment details contact Julie on 07754 983498
or email at info@juliebladon.com

 

 

Therapeutic Yin Flow and the Vagus Nerve Yoga ~ with Cicely Chan

Saturday 12 June  ~  2pm to 5pm  ~  £40

Spaces limited to 8 people in the studio practice but online social distancing zoom spots available.

During this workshop you will experience a guided relaxing yin flow to relax and restore your body, mind and spirit. We will activate the vagus nerve through asana, pranayama and meditation. Working with the vagus nerve is a key way to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, creating
balance and activate your relaxation response to cultivate profound healing.

This workshop is suitable for anyone who wants to relax, open to complete beginners, yoga practitioners and yoga teachers.

For further information or to book your place contact Cicely on 07598 195377
or email cicelysbeauty@gmail.com or visit www.cicelysbeauty.co.uk

 

 

 

Solstice and Strawberry Moon Women's Sacred Cacao Ceremony
~  with Tania Rose Fox

Saturday 26 June  ~  2pm to 5pm  ~  £30 (Earlybird until 12 June / £35 full price)

Advance booking essential ~ limited spaces (ceremonies tend to fill up well in advance!)
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 to unburden your spirit, or wishing to tap into more intuitive states, or simply curious about exploring spiritual connection through gentle plant medicine, you will love this!

This long-delayed first ceremony of 2021 arrives at last! Just after the Summer Solstice, we
enter the time of year when the Sun's energy begins to slowly diminish. This ceremony falls two days after the Full Strawberry Moon, so the lunar energy, whilst also waning, is still strong.

Contemporary western cacao ceremonies can take many forms; as an experienced, trained, insured cacao practitioner, Tania's ceremonies offer a particularly deep, introspective, meditative approach, rooted in traditional techniques for inner journeying and communing with plant devas. Such subtle, meditative techniques work beautifully with the gentle medicine of cacao, whose roots as a sacred plant lie in the ancient Mesoamerican traditions of the Olmec and later the Maya peoples.

Within the ceremonial space, you are invited to journey within, assisted by an ancient, gentle, sacred plant with a loving feminine energy. These ceremonies provide gentle yet powerful and beautiful opportunity to experience heart-opening as you let go of emotional blockages, to perhaps experience spiritual inner connection. After stating intentions for your ceremony and drinking ceremonial-grade, ethically sourced Peruvian cacao (the purest form of unprocessed chocolate, made from whole beans), you will be lead on a guided meditative inner journey to quieten the mind, dive deep, connect with the cacao spirit, tune into the whisperings of your heart, and find the clarity and insight to see and let go of whatever is blocking your heart from being fully open, allowing you to move forwards with your inner light less obscured.

Tania first connected with cacao strongly in ceremony in 2017, and undertook her apprenticeship training early the following year. She has been sharing her treasured medicine in ceremonies around Devon since 2018, drawing on her experience of holding sacred, compassionate, healing space for women as a yoga teacher since 2012 and as a Thai massage therapist since 2015. At the end of 2015, during a transformational stay on Maui, she experienced a powerful heart-opening (without cacao!) and this inspired her to seek out more heart-oriented, feminine practices and a path with the sacred spirit of nature at its heart...Which led to beautiful cacao! Tania loves sharing this amazing yet gentle and loving plant medicine with curious-hearted, sincere, gentle souls in search of personal healing and spiritual expansion, 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, safe complement to any path of introspective 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 Cicely on 07598 195377
or email tirosefox@gmail.com or visit www.tirosefox.com/cacao

 

 

 

Yin and Yang Flows to Re-balance the Summer Energy ~ with Jill Hurley

Saturday 10 July  ~  10am to 1pm  ~  £35

Revitalising Hatha flows balanced with nurturing yin postures and deep guided relaxation is a recipe for a strong, flexible body and a calm mind.

All levels welcome.

For further information or to book your place contact Jill att www.exeteryoga.org




 

 

Full Thunder Moon Women's Sacred Cacao Ceremony
~  with Tania Rose Fox

Saturday 24 July  ~  2pm to 5pm  ~  £30 (Earlybird until 10 July / £35 full price)

Advance booking essential ~ limited spaces (ceremonies tend to fill up well in advance!)
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 to unburden your spirit, or wishing to tap into more intuitive states, or simply curious about exploring spiritual connection through gentle plant medicine, you will love this!

This ceremony falls on the night of the Full Thunder Moon - with any full moon, the reflective, intuitive, emotional lunar energies reach their peak before they start to wane...A perfect time to explore practices to help us let go of whatever is blocking or weighing us down.

Contemporary western cacao ceremonies can take many forms; as an experienced, trained, insured cacao practitioner, Tania's ceremonies offer a particularly deep, introspective, meditative approach, rooted in traditional techniques for inner journeying and communing with plant devas. Such subtle, meditative techniques work beautifully with the gentle medicine of cacao, whose roots as a sacred plant lie in the ancient Mesoamerican traditions of the Olmec and later the Maya peoples.

Within the ceremonial space, you are invited to journey within, assisted by an ancient, gentle, sacred plant with a loving feminine energy. These ceremonies provide gentle yet powerful and beautiful opportunity to experience heart-opening as you let go of emotional blockages, to perhaps experience spiritual inner connection. After stating intentions for your ceremony and drinking ceremonial-grade, ethically sourced Peruvian cacao (the purest form of unprocessed chocolate, made from whole beans), you will be lead on a guided meditative inner journey to quieten the mind, dive deep, connect with the cacao spirit, tune into the whisperings of your heart, and find the clarity and insight to see and let go of whatever is blocking your heart from being fully open, allowing you to move forwards with your inner light less obscured.

Tania first connected with cacao strongly in ceremony in 2017, and undertook her apprenticeship training early the following year. She has been sharing her treasured medicine in ceremonies around Devon since 2018, drawing on her experience of holding sacred, compassionate, healing space for women as a yoga teacher since 2012 and as a Thai massage therapist since 2015. At the end of 2015, during a transformational stay on Maui, she experienced a powerful heart-opening (without cacao!) and this inspired her to seek out more heart-oriented, feminine practices and a path with the sacred spirit of nature at its heart...Which led to beautiful cacao! Tania loves sharing this amazing yet gentle and loving plant medicine with curious-hearted, sincere, gentle souls in search of personal healing and spiritual expansion, 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, safe complement to any path of introspective 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 Cicely on 07598 195377
or email tirosefox@gmail.com or visit www.tirosefox.com/cacao

 

 

 

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

Saturday 14 August  ~  2pm to 5pm  ~  £30 (Earlybird until 31 July / £35 full price)

Advance booking essential ~ limited spaces (ceremonies tend to fill up well in advance!)
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 to unburden your spirit, or wishing to tap into more intuitive states, or simply curious about exploring spiritual connection through gentle plant medicine, you will love this!

This ceremony arrives on the heels of Lammas, the ancient first harvest festival of these islands - a fertile time for reflection and perhaps for harvesting the fruits of the past month, season or year.

Contemporary western cacao ceremonies can take many forms; as an experienced, trained, insured cacao practitioner, Tania's ceremonies offer a particularly deep, introspective, meditative approach, rooted in traditional techniques for inner journeying and communing with plant devas. Such subtle, meditative techniques work beautifully with the gentle medicine of cacao, whose roots as a sacred plant lie in the ancient Mesoamerican traditions of the Olmec and later the Maya peoples.

Within the ceremonial space, you are invited to journey within, assisted by an ancient, gentle, sacred plant with a loving feminine energy. These ceremonies provide gentle yet powerful and beautiful opportunity to experience heart-opening as you let go of emotional blockages, to perhaps experience spiritual inner connection. After stating intentions for your ceremony and drinking ceremonial-grade, ethically sourced Peruvian cacao (the purest form of unprocessed chocolate, made from whole beans), you will be lead on a guided meditative inner journey to quieten the mind, dive deep, connect with the cacao spirit, tune into the whisperings of your heart, and find the clarity and insight to see and let go of whatever is blocking your heart from being fully open, allowing you to move forwards with your inner light less obscured.

Tania first connected with cacao strongly in ceremony in 2017, and undertook her apprenticeship training early the following year. She has been sharing her treasured medicine in ceremonies around Devon since 2018, drawing on her experience of holding sacred, compassionate, healing space for women as a yoga teacher since 2012 and as a Thai massage therapist since 2015. At the end of 2015, during a transformational stay on Maui, she experienced a powerful heart-opening (without cacao!) and this inspired her to seek out more heart-oriented, feminine practices and a path with the sacred spirit of nature at its heart...Which led to beautiful cacao! Tania loves sharing this amazing yet gentle and loving plant medicine with curious-hearted, sincere, gentle souls in search of personal healing and spiritual expansion, 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, safe complement to any path of introspective 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 Cicely on 07598 195377
or email tirosefox@gmail.com or visit www.tirosefox.com/cacao

 

 

 

Autumn Leaves  ~ with Jill Hurley

Sunday 3 October  ~  10am to 1pm  ~  £35

This practice will help to prepare you for the transition from summer into autumn. The season of Keat’s ‘mists and mellow fruitfulness...’ can be beautiful but the change of seasons can also make us feel unsettled and restless.

A balance of nurturing yin and flowing yang yoga will help re-balance your energy, ground your body and nourish you.

All levels welcome

For further information or to book your place contact Jill att www.exeteryoga.org

 

 

Teacher Training, Foundation Courses and post Graduate Yoga Therapy

Teacher Training and Post Graduate Yoga Therapy Courses held at the Lotus Loft

We are delighted to host Yoga Teacher Training Courses through the British Wheel of Yoga and Lisa Roberts Training and Post Graduate Yoga Therapy Courses with the Devon School of Yoga. 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
info@angela-ashwin.co.uk 01395 224605
Post Graduate Yoga Therapy Courses – now starting March 2021
www.devonyoga.com info@devonyoga.com 01392 430573
Teacher Training Intensive with Lisa Roberts 200 hours
Now starting March 2021 lisarobertsyoga@gmail.com 01392 875770

 

 

200 hour Yoga Teacher Training 2021 ~ with Lisa Roberts SRYT

This course is nearly full and due to start soon so please contact Lisa to register your interest or request further information.

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, responsibility, community ~ Business of yoga ~ Subtle anatomy and theory - kosas, nadis, meridians, chakras, mantra, mudras.

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 interest now, contact Lisa at lisarobertsyoga@gmail.com
or visit estuaryclinic.co.uk/teacher-training

Lotus Loft Yoga Studio