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2nd Floor, 25 Southernhay East
Exeter EX1 1QP
On the corner of Barnfield Road and
Southernhay East, near the Barnfield Theatre,
above Winkworth Properties

Devon School of YogaYoga Immersion with Nikki CassapdIyengar Yoga Workshop Day with Isabelle LuterbacherYoga Nidra Workshops with Julie BladonfWomen's Sacred Cacao Ceremony with Tania Rose FoxWomen's Sacred Cacao Ceremony with Tania Rose FoxDevon School of Yoga

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 Immersion  ~  with Nikki Cassap

Saturday 19 February  ~  10am to 12.30pm  ~  £30

An immersion is a complete yoga practice.

We have time to meditate, chant, contemplate, breathe and move. Taking time in a full practice means we can flow deeper and fuller asana in the vinyasa and find a deeper sense of self, stillness and power.

A selection of intention bracelets and malas will be available.

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

 

 

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

Saturday 19 February  ~  2pm to 5pm  ~  £35 (Earlybird until 5 Feb/ £40 full price)

Advance booking essential
- spaces limited (max.10 places) and booking closes 48hrs before the ceremony

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 takes place three days after the Full Snow Moon - a powerful time to reflect on what you have been cultivating and what you are ready to release from your life as the lunar energies are just beginning to wane, from their monthly peak in the cycle.

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. Such subtle techniques work beautifully with the gentle medicine of cacao, an ancient sacred plant of the Americas. Within the ceremonial space, we drink cacao together, and you are then guided to journey within and unburden your heart of any inner “stones”, assisted by the loving feminine energy of the plant.

Tania first connected with cacao strongly in ceremony in 2017, and undertook her apprenticeship training and initiation early the following year. She has been sharing this medicine in ceremonies around Devon since 2018, drawing also on her experience of holding safe healing space for women as a yoga teacher since 2012.

Feedback from previous participants

"Thank you for a truly brilliant experience…The calmness, ease, and ability to let things wash over me I felt afterwards stayed with me…You create a wonderful space and atmosphere and it was just lovely to be immersed for 3 hours. It felt “other-worldly"

"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 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 tirosefox@gmail.com
or visit www.tirosefox.com/cacao


 

 

Iyengar Yoga Workshop  ~  with Isabelle Luterbacher

Sunday 20 February  ~  10am to 4pm  ~  £40
Also on Mar 13, Apr 10, May 29, Aug 28, Sept 25, Oct 23, Nov 20 and Dec 11

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

 

 

Yoga Nidra Workshop  ~  with Julie Bladon

Saturday 5 March  ~  10.30am to 12.30pm  ~  £25
Also on Saturday 8 October and Sunday 6 November

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

 

 

Sacred Rituals and Daily Practices ~ a new workshop with Tania Rose Fox

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

Advance booking essential -
spaces limited (max.10 places) and booking closes 12 noon Fri 11 March

This will be an inspiring and practical afternoon, working with cacao, meditation, Yoga and other practices, exploring ways to create sacred space, ritually connect with nature, and invoke elemental energies. Over the years, Tania has offered various workshops on how to cultivate a Yoga self-practice and other nourishing daily rituals, but this is a new offering for 2022!

As always, the intention is partly to share what Tania personally has found so supportive, grounding and inspiring in her own ever-evolving spiritual and healing path, but also to empower and inspire you to explore and create your own personalised practices. Part of this, particularly where practices such as meditation and Yoga are concerned, can require more discipline than e.g. cooking a delicious cup of ceremonial cacao each day and decorating your altar space with flowers! So this workshop will also include guidance for ways to develop healthy routines you’ll enjoy and set habits you will actually be able to stick with (this applies not just to Yoga and meditation!); but there will also be more exploration of topics such as how to create your own personal ceremonies with ritual beverages (including a small serving of ceremonial cacao in this session – in addition to teaching Yoga since 2012, Tania has been sharing cacao in ceremony since 2018), how to create your own altar space,
working with cards, rituals for connecting to natural and elemental energies and more.

This workshop will include some led Yoga practices and guided meditation, but these will only form part of the session, including these practices as part of a wider set of morning (or evening) ritual and nurturing practices. There will be a small serving of ceremonial cacao and some rituals around this, but also discussion of other ritual beverages, and other ways to work with plants and invoke nature and nature spirits as part of a daily practice. (So don’t worry if you aren’t able to consume cacao for whatever reason.) There will be scope for discussing your own questions, and we’ll end with a Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep) – always a wonderfully nourishing practice!

Handouts will be provided for reference.

For further information or to book your place contact Tania at tirosefox@gmail.com
or visit www.tirosefox.com/workshops

 

 

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

Saturday 2 April ~  2pm to 5pm  ~  £35 (Earlybird until 19 March/ £40 full price)

Advance booking essential
- spaces limited (max.10 places) and booking closes 48hrs before the ceremony

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 takes place at the start of a new lunar cycle - a powerful time to reflect on what you wish to cultivate moving forwards; it is also the first new moon since the spring equinox, so we can align with nature’s own rising energy at this time of new life emerging in the natural world. Spring can also be a potent time for clearing out what is no longer needed, to make room for the new growth; and this ceremony and the medicine of cacao can also assist you in ritually releasing whatever you’re ready to let go of - whether emotional blockages weighing on your heart of any other burdens.

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. Such subtle techniques work beautifully with the gentle medicine of cacao, an ancient sacred plant of the Americas. Within the ceremonial space, we drink cacao together, and you are then guided to journey within and unburden your heart of any inner "stones", assisted by the loving feminine energy of the plant.

Tania first connected with cacao strongly in ceremony in 2017, and undertook her apprenticeship training and initiation early the following year. She has been sharing this medicine in ceremonies around Devon since 2018, drawing also on her experience of holding safe healing space for women as a yoga teacher since 2012.

Feedback from previous participants

"Thank you for a truly brilliant experience…The calmness, ease, and ability to let things wash over me I felt afterwards stayed with me…You create a wonderful space and atmosphere and it was just lovely to be immersed for 3 hours. It felt “other-worldly"

"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 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 tirosefox@gmail.com
or visit www.tirosefox.com/cacao

 

 

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

Saturday 14 May ~  2pm to 5pm  ~  £35 (Earlybird until 30 April/ £40 full price)

Advance booking essential
- spaces limited (max.10 places) and booking closes 48hrs before the ceremony

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 is the last of three spring ceremonies this year, taking place two days before the Full Flower Moon - a powerful time to reflect on what you have been cultivating and what you are ready to release from your life as the lunar energies approach their monthly peak in the cycle.

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. Such subtle techniques work beautifully with the gentle medicine of cacao, an ancient sacred plant of the Americas. Within the ceremonial space, we drink cacao together, and you are then guided to journey within and unburden your heart of any inner "stones", assisted by the loving feminine energy of the plant.

Tania first connected with cacao strongly in ceremony in 2017, and undertook her apprenticeship training and initiation early the following year. She has been sharing this medicine in ceremonies around Devon since 2018, drawing also on her experience of holding safe healing space for women as a yoga teacher since 2012.

Feedback from previous participants

"Thank you for a truly brilliant experience…The calmness, ease, and ability to let things wash over me I felt afterwards stayed with me…You create a wonderful space and atmosphere and it was just lovely to be immersed for 3 hours. It felt “other-worldly"

"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 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 tirosefox@gmail.com
or visit www.tirosefox.com/cacao

 

 

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

We are delighted to host Foundation Courses 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

Post Graduate Yoga Therapy Courses with the Devon School of Yoga starting January 2023
This Yoga Therapy Course is a holistic approach for postgraduate teachers who wish to further develop their understanding of yoga as a method of therapy. The physical and mental benefits of yoga are widely recognised and this course explores the potential of yoga to improve health holistically.
www.devonyoga.com  info@devonyoga.com  01392 430573

Foundation Course with the Devon School of Yoga starting February 2022
This carefully curated Yoga Foundation Course has been designed for yoga students who want to deepen their knowledge, experience and personal practice of yoga.
The course offers a broad base of practices enabling yoga students to enrich and develop their yoga skills. Our ten day course is taught over five monthly weekends, sixty taught hours and two comprehensive manuals are provided.
www.devonyoga.com  info@devonyoga.com  01392 430573

 

 

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