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 YogaRest and Restore with Mel SkinnerEssential Rest with Roberta HutchinsSunday Morning Astanga Vinyasa with Andrea DurantGong Immersion and Sound MeditationYoga Nidra with Julie BladonYoga Workshop with Helen BarnettYoga for mothers with Nikki DarlingYoga Immersion with Nikki CassapYoga Cacao Nidra with Tania Rose FoxNourishing The Spirit ~ with Nikki DarlingSelf Care Saturday with Julie BladonIntroduction to AyurvedaIyengar Yoga Workshop Day with Isabelle LuterbachersdAyurveda The Science of Life with Virginia ComptonSacred Cacao Ceremony with Tania Rose FoxFundamentals Of Meditation with Adam and SabinaYoga Teacher Training with Lisa Roberts

Workshops ~ Events ~ Teacher Training

Please contact workshop teachers directly to register your interest in attending future workshops as this will help to increase the likelihood of them running. If you’ve already booked a space for any of the workshops below please contact your teacher for further information. Its possible a small number of teachers may be able to stream their workshops live from the Lotus Loft depending on future travel restrictions. Please support our teachers where possible, this is often their only source of income so your patience is appreciated.

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
info@angela-ashwin.co.uk  01395 224605

The Devon School of Yoga
Foundation Course ~ Jan 2020
Post Graduate Yoga Therapy Courses ~ Oct 2020
www.devonyoga.com  info@devonyoga.com  01392 430573

Teacher Training Intensive with Lisa Roberts
200 hours ~ Jan 2021  lisarobertsyoga@gmail.com  01392 875770

 

 

Rest and Restore  ~  with Mel Skinner

Saturday 4 April ~ unfortunately this workshop has been postponed, please contact Mel to discuss an existing booking or reserve a space for her next workshop on  October 17
Also on Sat 17 Oct 2 to 5pm - Sat 12 Dec 2 to 5pm

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 mel@melskinneryoga.com
or visit wwww.melskinneryoga.com

 

 

Essential Rest  ~  with Roberta Hutchins

Saturday 4 April ~ Unfortunately, this workshop has been postponed.
Please contact Roberta to register your interest for her workshop on 18 July 2020
or contact her directly regarding an existing booking
Also on Sat 18 July 2pm to 5pm, Sat 17 October 10am to 1pm

Take time to rest deeply and connect with your essential nature
A deeply nourishing and restful workshop series for 2020

In each of the workshops we will explore resting deeply with a gentle somatics and restorative yoga practice and iRest Yoga Nidra (guided meditation).

There will also be time for tea and a tasty ayurvedic treat over a chat to integrate your practice.

Each workshop will have a specific focus
~ April 4 the psoas
~ July 18 the lower back
~ October 17 the neck and shoulders

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 roberta@bewelldevon.co.uk or visit www.bewelldevon.co.uk


 

 

Sunday Morning Astanga Vinyasa  ~  with Andrea Durant

Sunday 5 April  ~  Unfortunately this workshop has been postponed, we have a date booked on 3 May but realistically this is unlikely to run, please add a note in your diary for
Sunday 28 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

 

 

Gong Immersion & Sound Meditation  ~  with Paula Bowen-Scott

Sunday 5 April ~  Unfortunately this workshop has been postponed, we have another date on 10 May but realistically this is also unlikely to run, please add a note in your diary for Sunday July 19

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 10.45am 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 so 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





 

 

Yoga Sleep Workshop  ~  Yoga Nidra ~ with Julie Bladon

Saturday 16 May  ~  10.30am to 12.30pm   ~  £25
Also on Sept 26, Oct 24, Nov 21

Because the Covid-19 situation is ever evolving, if you are interested in any of the following workshops or have already booked a place, please contact each workshop teacher directly for further information.  We will endeavour to update the website frequently.

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

 

 

Awakening The Spine Yoga Workshop  ~  with Helen Barnett

Saturday 18 April  ~  Unfortunately this workshop has been cancelled, please contact Helen directly via email if you have already booked a space

Enjoy a morning at the beautiful Lotus Loft Yoga Studio in Exeter, at this deeply relaxing workshop aiming to create space and suppleness in the spinal column.

The workshop is for everyone (all abilities welcome, including complete Yoga beginners!), and is
especially designed for anybody who feels pain, tension or rigidity in the back, neck, shoulders or spine.

The morning will provide the opportunity to:

~ Enjoy the stillness of supported restorative postures, and the gentle movement of Asana
(physical practices)

~ Allow the body to soften and the spine to become more spacious, creating a stable and aligned base from which to build strength.

~ Encourage improved mobility in the spine, and better function of the nervous system.

~ Complete the session with a long guided relaxation (Yoga nidra).

Includes time at the end for a healthy homemade snack (provided!).

For further information or to book your place contact Helen at info@helenbarnett.co.uk
visit www.helenbarnett.co.uk or go straight to booking website


 

 

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

Saturday 18 April  ~  Unfortunately this workshop has been cancelled, please contact
Nikki directly via email if you have already booked a space
.

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 mum's 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

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.

Please do feel free to contact Nikki if you would like to discuss this workshop. You can contact me on 07900802120 or at miss.darling@hotmail.co.uk and via www.nikkidarlingyoga.co.uk

For further information or to book your place contact Nikki on 07900 802120
at miss.darling@hotmail.co.uk visit www.nikkidarlingyoga.co.uk

 

 

Yoga Immersion ~ From The Earth To The Sky ~ with Nikki Cassap

Saturday 25 April  ~  Unfortunately this workshop has been cancelled, please contact Nikki directly if you have already booked a space

How can we use the energy of Earth to transmit energy around, through and up the body towards the sky? This practice will explore how every asana can hold that awareness to earth and length/space
to crown, reminding us that we are bound to nature’s ebb and flow and can use that to stay grounded through any turbulence.

~ Meditation
~ Chanting
~ Breathing
~ Movement
~ Connection

For further information or to book your place contact Nikki at www.yogavida.co.uk

 

 

Heartwarming Yoga Cacao Nidra  ~  with Tania Rose Fox

Saturday 25 April  ~  Unfortunately this workshop has been cancelled, please contact Tania directly via email if you have already booked a space

An uplifting and delicious heart-oriented feminine yoga workshop, including pure cacao and a deep guided blissful relaxation to transport you to tropical beauty and deep into the cave of your heart

(Please note that although Tania does also hold cacao ceremonies, this event is a yoga workshop not a cacao ceremony – but she also holds regular ceremonies at the Lotus Loft!)

If you haven’t previously experienced one of Tania’s Yoga Cacao Nidra workshops you’re in for a nourishing treat. Pure raw cacao is noted for its heart-opening and uplifting properties, so yoga and cacao make a wonderful combination. This afternoon will offer much to unblock anahata chakra as we cultivate inner lightness of spirit, exploring heart-opening yoga practices inspired by the yoga I discovered on Maui, Hawaii; cacao plant medicine from the Amazon (but also an ancient traditional sacred plant across Mesoamerica) to assist you in unblocking your heart centre and a deeply meditative guided relaxation, during an extended yoga nidra journey taking you from tropical beauty deep into the cave of your heart, a place where you can cultivate the flame of compassion and self-healing. As both an experienced yoga teacher and one of only a handful of trained cacaoistas in the UK, Tania loves combining these offerings to share with you!

This workshop draws deeply on Tania's love of diverse nature-based, heart-oriented spiritual traditions from around the world. This is not a cacao ceremony but you will be served a small dose of purest raw cacao tonic, a true medicine for heavy hearts, mixed with warming and sweet spices in the traditional Mayan way, before lying down for an hour of delicious, deep guided relaxation and visualisation to transport you from the cacao forest, across the sacred lake and into the cave of your heart, a place of deep healing. To bring you back blissfully to your Earthly body, we will share some tropical treats at the end!

Tania's Yoga Cacao Nidra workshops often serve as a lovely, accessible introduction to sacred cacao but this is a yoga workshop not a ceremony, so if you're not sure about ceremonies be reassured! (And if you are not able to consume cacao for whatever reason, you can still participate fully, the cacao tonic is just a small serving for this workshop.) Yoga Cacao Nidra often serves as a lovely introduction to pure raw cacao, a true superfood, and the deep, trancelike state of relaxation we work with in both yoga nidra and cacao journeying - so if you are curious about cacao ceremonies but not yet sure, you can enjoy this workshop as a welcoming bridge to experiencing this gentle, loving, heart-opening plant's energy! At the end, enjoy some delicious homemade and very healthy raw chocolate treats... (And yes, Tania will share the recipe with all participants!)

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

 

 

Nourishing The Spirit, Honouring The Soul  ~  with Nikki Darling

Sunday 10 May ~  1pm to 4pm  ~  £30 (£25 early bird price if booked by 10 April)

Because the Covid-19 situation is ever evolving, if you are interested in any of the following workshops or have already booked a place, please contact each workshop teacher directly for further information.  We will endeavour to update the website frequently.

This workshop offers the space to connect with the sprit and soul through nourishing and restful practices. By exploring gentle but energising postures, pranayama and mantra, we will encourage the prana to move through the psychic centres of the body. This journey through the chakras will prepare us to open up to deeper meditation. There will be time for rejuvenating self-massage to close the morning.

Isvara pranidana is the intention that guides this practice; by surrendering to the divinity flowing through all life we are inviting a deep sense of connection and bliss. I will weave readings from the Radiance Sutras through the workshop, as sacred portals to the song of the divine. At the same time we will be honouring the spirit and energies of nature by connecting with the great earth mother and the higher self. This uplifting yet deeply grounding practice allows you to contact your sangkalpa, the heart’s truest desire, and in doing so, releasing habitual beliefs that no longer serve your highest purpose.

The flowers, the incense,
Grain, spices and honey
Offered in ritual are made of the same divine stuff as you.
Who then is worshipped?
~ The Radiance Sutras

For further information or to book your place contact Nikki on 07900 802120
email miss.darling@hotmail.co.uk or visit www.nikkidarlingyoga.co.uk

 

 

Self Care Saturday  ~  with Julie Bladon

Saturday 16 May  ~  Please contact Julie directly to register your interest for future dates and she will keep you up to date with developments

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself,
the other for helping others” ~ Maya Angelou

Join us for this workshop dedicated to self care. It is so important to think about what we need to feel whole, centred and balanced. It can be difficult to carve out self care time particularly when life is busy, stressful, the constant distractions and the call to support others. Do you take time to recharge and give back to yourself?

In this session we will explore ways that we can nourish and support ourselves. We will provide a nurturing space to experience yoga and self care practices, open up enquiry to what you personally require for your self care, take time to explore different choices and new ways of being.

The session will include kundalini yoga, yin yoga, pranayama, meditation, rest, discussion and exploration of self care practices. We want this session to be soothing and supportive.

You can participate from where you are at, sometimes it is nourishing to acknowledge where you are with no expectations. We can acknowledge the pressures and demands of every day life and navigate these pressures with practices that support us on an individual basis.

“Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love” ~ Brené Brown

This workshop will be led by Jackie Dorrian and Julie Bladon.
Suitable for all abilities, beginners are welcome. Refreshments will be provided.
We ask if all students could arrive 15 minutes beforehand, as the workshop will start promptly.

Why not make it a day of yoga and self care and also sign up for our Yoga Nidra Workshop, 2-4pm, £25. Book the two workshops for £50, saving £10!

Testimonials from previous workshop participants
“Thank you for a fabulous workshop, lovely to connect with yoginis in Devon. I slept so well last night.”
“Fabulous and inspirational workshop. Hawaiian philosophy makes such sense and Kundalini has me buzzing. Thank you both.”
“Marvelous day thanks Jackie and Julie. I learnt a lot (info) and lost a lot (toxins). What an experience.”
“I really enjoyed the two forms of yoga and the talks really opened my eyes and curiosity. Thank you for a wonderful workshop.”

For further information or to book your place contact Julie on 07754 983498
or visit www.juliebladon.com

 

 

Golden Ganesha Ayurveda  ~  Introduction to Ayurveda
with Madhu Michelle Appleby

Saturday 20 May ~  10am to 5pm  ~  £130

Because the Covid-19 situation is ever evolving, if you are interested in any of the following workshops or have already booked a place, please contact each workshop teacher directly for further information.  We will endeavour to update the website frequently.

Ayurveda is a complete way of life

As a holistic health system comprising diet, yoga, massage, detoxification, herbal remedies, meditation and daily lifestyle, Ayurveda improves not only a person's health, but also their well-being, behaviour and state of mind. This one-day workshop provides a clear understanding of Ayurveda and its basic principles.

This is a very useful workshop for someone who is starting off with Ayurveda or for alternative health practitioners who want to broaden their knowledge for Ayurveda.

The course will be taken by Madhu (Golden Ganesha Ayurveda). Madhu is a fully qualified Ayurvedic Consultant, having trained with Dr. Deepa Apte at Ayurveda Pura Teaching Academy in London. The workshop is fully accredited by the CMA and successful completion will lead to the award of an Ayurveda Pura Academy Certificate. The course qualifies for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. Dr. Deepa Apte (Ayurveda Teaching Academy) a fully qualified medical doctor, surgeon, and Ayurvedic Consultant.

For further information or to book your place contact Madhu at madhuappleby@gmail.com

 

 

Iyengar Yoga Workshop Day  ~  with Isabelle Luterbacher

Sunday 31 May  ~  10am to 4pm  ~  £40 (Payment must be made when booking)
Also on June 28, Aug 16, Sept 27, Oct 25, Nov 22, Dec 6

Because the Covid-19 situation is ever evolving, if you are interested in any of the following workshops or have already booked a place, please contact each workshop teacher directly for further information.  We will endeavour to update the website frequently.

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 867322
email i_luterbacher@hotmail.com or visit www.gaiatreeyoga.com

 

 

Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Workshop  ~  with Saghar Amozgar

Saturday 6 June ~  10am to 1pm  ~  Single £30 / Couples £50

Because the Covid-19 situation is ever evolving, if you are interested in any of the following workshops or have already booked a place, please contact each workshop teacher directly for further information.  We will endeavour to update the website frequently.

Come and learn the basic skills of this ancient technique.

Not only will you receive a deep tissue massage and feel de-stressed but also you will learn the skills which you will be able to help your family and friends. Suitable for practitioners and beginners alike.

You can bring a partner or a friend and enjoy an interactive day!

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









 

 

Ayurveda & Yoga For Menopause  ~  with Virginia Compton

Saturday 27 June ~  2pm to 5pm  ~  £25 (£10 deposit payable on booking please)

Because the Covid-19 situation is ever evolving, if you are interested in any of the following workshops or have already booked a place, please contact each workshop teacher directly for further information.  We will endeavour to update the website frequently.

This workshop is tailored to look at menopause which is such a pertinent issue for so many. I am experienced on a personal level with menopause and as I only teach from my own experience, I now feel that I want to share this with you.

In Ayurveda menopause is strongly associated with all of our constitutional states in different ways. We will explore how these elemental energies interplay with one another, shifting and changing, and what we can do in our daily life, diet and Yoga practice to help us to manage any symptoms and to effectively care for ourselves at this often challenging time. We will also explore how menopause is viewed by some was a time of becoming empowered and full of wisdom, and how we can put this to good use.

Flowing but gentle and sensitive Yoga practices and Yoga Nidra will support this whole process.

For further information or to book your place contact Virginia at virginiasyoga@icloud.com
or visit www.virginiacompton.com

 

 

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)

Because the Covid-19 situation is ever evolving, if you are interested in any of the following workshops or have already booked a place, please contact each workshop teacher directly for further information.  We will endeavour to update the website frequently.

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 tania@moonfoxmedicine.com or visit www.moonfoxmedicine.com

 

 

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)

Because the Covid-19 situation is ever evolving, if you are interested in any of the following workshops or have already booked a place, please contact each workshop teacher directly for further information.  We will endeavour to update the website frequently.

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. Please wear comfortable warm clothes, bring a water bottle and a pen and journal to take notes.

For further information or to book your place email namaste@kalyanyoga.com or visit www.kalyanyoga.com

 

 

200HR Yoga Teacher Training January ~ October 2021
with Lisa Roberts SRYT

Because the Covid-19 situation is ever evolving, if you are interested in any of the following workshops or have already booked a place, please contact each workshop teacher directly for further information.  We will endeavour to update the website frequently.

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 lisarobertsyoga@gmail.com
or visit estuaryclinic.co.uk/teacher-training

 

 

 

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