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Lotus Health and Fitness was founded by Clare Bannister in 2012

‘I’ve worked in the Health, Fitness and Wellbeing Industry for over 25 years. Throughout this time I’ve gained a wealth of knowledge and skills which I now bring to my studio. 

Why do we offer Pilates, Yoga and Ayurveda? Each practice follows the holistic philosophy of mind-body health and fitness. 

Lotus offers an Ayurvedic approach to health, fitness  and wellbeing, with a focus on activity, nutrition and therapies to suit you whatever your fitness level and goals. 

Ayurveda is a tried and tested, common sense approach to living well; staying in good health, and in harmony with your environment. At Lotus we understand that we are all individual, and our diet, lifestyle, exercise and activity preferences are unique.

We offer a range of physical activities including Yoga, Pilates Reformer, Pilates Tower and Mat based Pilates classes and 1-1 sessions designed to suit all levels.

We provide diet and nutritional therapy and workshops, to support optimal health and Ayurvedic massage therapy for treatment of common ailments and relaxation time for you.

Whatever stage of life you are in, whatever level of fitness you have, Lotus will support and help you feel physically and emotionally well and become the best version of yourself.

The world in which we live and the demands we place upon ourselves can be tough on the body and the mind. Lotus Health and Fitness can help you achieve balance - radiant good health.

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Three Autumn Soups for the Doshas

Three Autumn Soups for the Doshas

These three soups provide different qualities to help balance he doshas throughout Autumn. Although Autumn is considered Vata season, dominated by air and space, It's not only Vata dosha that feels the change in season. By observing the qualities of the doshas we can...

Lotus Ayurveda: Autumn Wellness Guide

Lotus Ayurveda: Autumn Wellness Guide

Our Ayurvedic Autumn Cleanse can help us develop a daily routine to support our health and well being as we move through Autumn. Although autumn is considered to be more prominently Vata season, we all benefit from observing the changes in season and aligning...

Sage, Butternut Squash Pasta

Sage, Butternut Squash Pasta

It’s definitely a ‘hug in a bowl’ kinda meal. Sweet, comforting and grounding. I wouldn’t have this every day, but on the days I do….I most definitely feel I deserve it. The perfect Autumn recipe to refuel after a busy day. Ingredients: Serves 4 1 medium onion  1/2...

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Homemade yoghurt anyone? Why bother? How effective are probiotic yoghurts for gut health? It is widely recognised that naturally fermented foods, like yoghurt, contain probiotic cultures which promote a healthy gut ecosystem. But how much of the ‘friendly bacteria’ are we actually getting from each little pot of yoghurt? A healthy gut can prevent a multitude of problems, so with all this in mind I decided to try making my own homemade yoghurt. ⬇️Ingredients – • a good quality probiotic ‘live” yoghurt• 1L milk(I used goat yoghurt and goat milk, but you can use what you like the taste of)The How To – • Heat milk to around 87ºC - just before it boils if you don’t have a thermometer• Allow it to cool to 46ºC - until you can hold your finger in it for a few seconds• Slowly add the warm milk to a couple of tablespoons of your shop bought yoghurt. (This is the last time you’ll need to buy yoghurt as you will use a few tablespoons of the one you have made to repeat the process.)• You now need to maintain this temperature for at least 8 hours. I used a dehydrator which can hold a low temperature. You could also transfer it to a thermos flask or warm sunny window ledge in summer.• I maintained the temperature for around 15 hours. The result was a delicious, thick, creamy, probiotic yoghurt, which passed the most difficult taste test of all… the children ate it! 🙌#guthealth #healthyrecipes #homemade ... See MoreSee Less
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Our next Beginner�#pilatesreformerormer course starts on Thursday 16th May and there's just two spaces left ‼️This 5-week course is the perfect introducti#pilatesreformeresReformer and will lead you seamlessly into #pilatesr #Pilates classes.Find out more and book your space via the Bsport app or message us ➡Beginner's Reformer Pilates Course - 6.30pm Thursday 16th May ... See MoreSee Less
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