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Monthly Sound Bath 

With Xanthe Horner 

Sound therapy (or meditation) harness the vibrational quality of sound to help body and mind relax and de-stress.
 
Science shows that therapeutic tones produced in sound healing can entrain the brain into a relaxed state of wakefulness.
 
You will experience the sound from gongs, singing bowls, drums, percussion and vocal sound to help the healing process self generate
 
The session will conclude with time for meditation to enter a receptive and relaxed state.
 
Our Sound Baths throughout Autumn and Winter will be incorporated to the workshops below. 
 
 
 

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Bike – Yoga – Social

In collaboration with our neighbours @healescycles, we’re launching a series of cycling events to introduce women to cycling in our area. Our first ‘ride-out’ will be Saturday 2nd October. 

Bike – Gain confidence exploring Epping Forest with an experienced cyclist and guide from @healescycles. The route will be approximately 90mins – 120mins. It will be an ‘Open-Level’ ride, inclusive to anyone who has an ability to ride on gravel paths and a few short sections of single track. 

Yoga – We know how important it is to maintain your body as well as your bike. So, after the ride, we’ll get together in Lotus Studio for a short Yoga and stretch session to compliment your ride.

Social – Riding in a group is a really great, social event. You’ll get to meet others who enjoy getting outdoors and riding in the forest. After the ride, you can join the Yoga session and enjoy some delicious healthy, homemade lunch.

The event will start at 9.30am for pre-ride refreshments. 

Bring your bike. Wear a helmet…. you’re ready. 

 
 
 

Date

Sat 2nd October

Sat 6th November 

Saturday 8th January 

 

 

Time

9.30am – 12.30pm 

 

 

Price

£10 (a small fee for refreshments and lunch)

Book via the Bsport app. 

Ayurvedic Autumn Cleanse Workshop 

With Clare Bannister, Ayurvedic Practitioner. Xanthe Horner, Sound Therapist. 

The change of season is the ideal time to rest and reset the digestive system. As we move into Autumn the elements of air and pace dominate. According to Ayurveda, this is Vata season. We may feel the effects of Vata imbalance in our digestive system, skin, joints or nervous system. We may feel a little unsettled and ungrounded. Some of us may experience insomnia or anxiety. 
 
During the workshop we will discuss Ayurvedic Cleansing techniques to help balance the digestive fire and clear toxins from the body, which are the basic principles of good health in Ayurveda. We will also look at common spices we can use to balance the digestive fire and help the body remove toxins it may be holding. 
 
You will understand a little more about your Dosha (Ayurvedic Type) and share nourishing Autumn recipes to suit the season. 
 
Following the workshop we will follow a short 10-day cleanse to rest reset the digestive system and allow a gentle detoxification. A 3-day cleanse is also available.
 
To conclude the workshop is a grounding mediation and Soundbath. 
 

 

 

 

 

Date

Saturday 23rd October 

 

 

Time

1.30pm – 3.30pm 

 

 

Yin Yoga, Ayurvedic Massage and Sound Bath

With Karren Cook, Yin Yoga Teacher, Clare Bannister, Ayurvedic Massage Therapist and Xanthe Horner, Sound Therapist. 

This truly unique workshop brings together the skills and knowledge of the Lotus Teachers and Therapists. We continue to work with the energy of Autumn – air and space to offer you this wonderfully grounding Yin Yoga practice. This extended workshop will deepen your Yin practice and ability to relax and ‘let go’ by incorporating Ayurvedic Yoga Massage stretches.
 
Through Ayurveda, we understand how we can maintain well being and health throughout the changing seasons. This workshop will work on the nervous and digestive system, which can become imbalanced at this time of year. Through the use of Ayurvedic Massage stretched and joint traction, you will experience a greater release through your practice. 
 
The session will be concluded with a grounding meditation and sound bath – not to be missed. 

 

 

 

 

Date

Saturday 20th November 

 

 

Time

1.45pm – 3.45pm 

 

 

Mindfulness, Movement and Sound

Susie will be guiding you through an afternoon of mindfulness and movement, including gentle yoga, meditation and tips to bring mindfulness into your daily life.

In this hectic modern world, we can find calm within ourselves and learn how to access peace during those stressful moments.

Susie is a qualified Yoga and Mindfulness teacher who will be sharing her skills and knowledge to equip you with the tools to live a calmer and more mindful life.

The workshop will conclude with a Sound Bath mediation. 

With Susie Holland Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher and Xanthe Horner, Sound Therapist. 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Saturday 4th December 

 

 

Time

1pm – 4pm 

 

 

Take control of your health through Ayurveda. Winter Cleanse 

With Clare Bannister, Ayurvedic Practitioner. Xanthe Horner, Sound Therapist. 

The change of season is the ideal time to rest and reset the digestive system. As we move into winter the elements of earth and water dominate. According to Ayurveda, this is Kapha season. We may feel the effects of Kapha imbalance in our digestive system, which may feel heavy and sluggish. This heaviness may also be felt emotionally: feeing a little low, and physically: weight gain. Many people also experience a build up go mucus (Kapha) in the chest, which may lead to chest coughs or infection. This time of year is about warming and invigorating. 
 
During the workshop we will discuss Ayurvedic Cleansing techniques to help balance the digestive fire, which might be a little low, and clear toxins from the body, which are the basic principles of good health in Ayurveda. We will also look at common spices we can use to balance the digestive fire and help the body remove toxins it may be holding. 
 
You will understand a little more about your Dosha (Ayurvedic Type) and share nourishing winter recipes to suit the season. 
 
Following the workshop we will follow a 10-day cleanse to rest reset the digestive system and allow a gentle detoxification. A 3-day cleanse is also available.
 
To conclude the workshop is an uplifting mediation and Soundbath. 

 

 

 

Date

Saturday 22nd January

 

 

Time

1pm – 3pm 

 

 

Take control of your health through Ayurveda: Peri-menopause and Menopause 

With Clare Bannister Ayurvedic Practitioner and Yoga Teachers 

Although this workshop focuses on Peri menopause and menopause, the knowledge is invaluable for all women.

By balancing the 3 pillars of health: diet, lifestyle and managing stress, we can transitions more smoothly through our monthly, seasonal and life cycles with an awareness of what’s right for our body and managing symptoms of imbalance,

For most women the peri menopause phase can start around the age of 45 but some it can be much younger. Symptoms vary from hot flashes, night sweats, low mood, aching joints, anxiety, insomnia, weight gain, irregular or heavy periods. Menopause is defined as a point in time, 12 months since your last period. 

Ayurveda brings an awareness of our individuality, we understand why we feel these symptoms and what we can do naturally through diet, lifestyle, stress management and natural Ayurvedic supplements to alleviate the symptoms as we transition through this natural phase of our life. 

The workshop will give you practical advice on diet and lifestyle changes which can help alleviate symptoms of peri menopause and menopause from an Ayurvedic perspective. We will also look at simple home remedies to bring balance and again, alleviate symptoms. 

We conclude the session with a Yin enhancing Yoga session and meditation. The session will be recorded and available fro you to practice regularly. 

 

 

 

Date

Saturday 5th February

 

 

Time

1pm – 3pm 

 

 

5 Weeks Beginners Reformer Pilates Course

With Everton Wood 

This 5 week course will introduce you to the basic principles to pilates.

You will develop an in-depth understanding of the pilates reformer equipment. 

The Pilates Reformer is the principle piece of Pilates equipment. The moving carriage and adjustable spring tension challenges core strength and balance.

The Pilates reformer is suitable for anyone, at any level of fitness. The beginners course is a great place to start if you are new to Pilates.

Completing this course will allow you to progress on to all other reformer classes on the timetable. 

This course is for 5 consecutive weeks. 

Date

Monday 11th October

 

 

 

Time

6.30pm – 7.30pm 

 

 

Price

£70

Book via the Bsport app. 

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By cleansing your body on a regular basis and eliminating as many toxins as possible from your environment, your body can begin to heal itself, prevent disease, and become stronger and more resilient than you ever dreamed possible!

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It’s a busy world we live in. Have you noticed how much time you spend planning and rushing to accomplish necessary tasks? Did you notice if you felt well rested when you woke up this morning? Did you notice the early morning light as you looked out of the window? …..or was it ‘full steam ahead’ with your day with your mind dominated with tasks to do? Do you find yourself going over past events in your head...again and again? How does this make you feel? Just as the body needs to rest, so does the mind. Mental exhaustion, burnout, anxiety and stress can manifest from the constant demands and pace of life. I am so guilty of it myself. I am always telling my clients to take time just to be and appreciate the time, which is now….or life will pass us by in a blink.Of course we need to plan ahead, that’s how life is, but have you noticed just how much time we spend in our heads, planning what next…..what about now?Mindfulness is the practice of purposefully focusing your attention on the present moment; without judgement. In our workshop next Saturday, Susie will teach you some mindfulness practices through mindful movement, Yoga and meditation to help find calm within ourselves and access peace when our lifestyle becomes overwhelming and stressful.The workshop concludes with a Soundbath with Xanthe. Some of us find it difficult to meditate. The mind is constantly busy. Just listening and focusing on the sound and the vibrational quality of the sounds, brings a deep sense of calm and relaxation. Book via the website:https://lotushealthandfitness.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less
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