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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. 

Date

Friday 4th October

Friday 8th November

Friday 6th December 

Time

7pm – 8.30pm 

Kirtan – The Yoga of Sound

With Rabecca Goolijar

Kirtan is the Yoga of sound. It is a meditation practice open to everyone. The style is basic call-and-response chanting of yogic sounds accompanied by harmonium and percussion. Using sound in this way, helps us to relax our minds, release stress and connect into deeper states of peace, joy and freedom.

Date

Friday 20th September 7pm – 8pm

Wednesday 30th October 8pm – 9pm

Friday 15th November 7pm – 8pm

Wednesday 11th December 8pm – 9pm

Time

Price

£13 drop-in or pay wit your class pass. 

Book via the timetable page. 

Yin – Yang Workshop

With Karren Cook 

Our whole world is made up of yin and yang energies and one cannot exist without the other. We can find both these energetic principles in everything we do, in our environment, in everything we create and in everyone.

Our yoga practice also contains both these energetic principles.

In this two hour workshop we will fully explore both of theses energies starting the yang, an invigorating vinyasa flow which will strengthen and tone the body, Improve flexibility and increase circulation, and allow tension to be released from the physical form and allow energy to flow.

We will then move into the more restorative yin part of the workshop to help calm and balance the mind. A yin practice stimulates the energy systems bringing balance to the organs in the body.

Yin poses are held for a number of minutes which helps us the work deeply into the connective tissues. This practice enables us to connect deeply with our mind body experience and enables us to reach a deep state of meditation.

This workshop is a celebration of the yin and yang and that only when both sides are aligned can we achieve true balance.

Date

Friday 25th October 

Time

7pm – 9pm 

Run Fit – Be Marathon Ready

With Clare, Serg and Michelle.

At Lotus Health and Fitness we understand that the impact of marathon training can be tough on your body, so we’ve devised a unique VLM 2020 Package to ensure you’re at the starting line in the best shape possible.

We’ve brought together experts in Pilates, Massage Therapy, Nutrition and previous Marathon runners.

A great way to meet other marathon runners.

A 5 session Reformer Pilates Course

  • Helps to identify any weaknesses that inhibit your running technique, to help you maintain a better running posture, which in turn will reduce risk of injury or overuse.
  • A strong, balanced body heals you maintain proper form as you fatigue. Pilates helps you lose hips, legs and back, all helping you keep a fluid, long stride.
  • Pilates can decrease your recovery time after injury or a strenuous workout by increasing joint mobility, improving flexibility and body awareness.
  • Pilates breathing encourages you to use the diaphragm and control your inhalation/exhalations to assist movement – this translates into better control during running.

Sports Massage

  • An hour long sports massage to help ease those tired muscles.
  • Maintain the body in better condition. Help with injury prevention and loss of mobility.
  • Restores mobility to injured muscles. Boosts performance.
Runners Workshop 

Advice on nutrition, strength and conditioning, stretching, recovery and massage. There will also be information from a 3 times marathon runner on training tips, fund-raising and what to expect on the big day. 

 

 

Date

Starting Thur 7th Nov for 6 weeks. 

Time

7pm – 9pm 

Ayurvedic Seasonal Cleanse – Winter

With Clare Bannister 

Winter is governed by the elements of earth and water: Kapha

Ayurveda teaches us how to live in harmony with the seasons through our diet and lifestyle choices, offsetting the potential for seasonally-induced imbalances. 

Based on Ayurvedic principles of self-care we will help you develop a daily routine incorporating food choices right for your type, cleansing practices, lifestyle choices and exercise/movement.

The Ayurvedic Season Cleanse to includes lunch, offering seasonally appropriate foods for Winter. During the workshop you will understand a little more about your Ayurvedic type and foods and lifestyle choices, which suit you best.

To conclude the workshop we will practice a invigorating Yoga Practice and Meditation, ideal to warm and ignite the sluggish digestive fire of Kapha. A mini retreat, right here at the studio!!

For 10 days after the workshop we will follow a guided season cleanse (or detox).  

Please book by 8th January as there is a short questionnaire to complete.

 

 

 

Date

Saturday 11th January

Time

1pm – 4pm

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 7th October – 4th November.

Monday 11th November – 9th December

Time

6.30pm – 7.30pm 

The Foundations of Ashtanga Yoga

With Anita Lapinska

This workshop will introduce you to the foundations of Ashtanga Yoga. Anita will explore the 8 limbs of Yoga. These offer us direction for morale and ethical conduct and self discipline.

They guide our attention  towards achieving physical and emotional heath and well-being.

Anita will thoroughly explore Asana: Surya Namaskar A and B, Pranayama (breath), Bandas (energy locks or seal) and drishti (focus).

Both workshops will explore the opening chant and closing mantra, an integral element of the Ashtanga Yoga practice, relaxation and Yoga Nidra.

A workshop not to be missed.

Date

Saturday 23rd November

Time

12.30pm – 2.30pm

Ashtanga Yoga. Exploring the Primary Series Asana.

With Anita Lapinska

Anita shares her knowledge and experience of Ashtanga Yoga in his workshops by thoroughly breaking down the standing sequence, seated postures to Marichyasana D, backhanding and the closing sequence.

If you would like to develop your asana practice, taking time to understand each posture in depth, this is the workshop for you.

Both workshops will explore the opening chant and closing mantra, an integral element of the Ashtanga Yoga practice, relaxation and Yoga Nidra.

A workshop not to be missed.

Date

Saturday 7th December

Time

6.30pm – 8.30pm for the 1st workshop.

6.30pm – 7.30pm for 5 week Reformer Pilates course. 

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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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Turmeric is the perfect winter spice.
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The last few days have been pretty grey and wet. You can feel the heaviness that winter brings.
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Turmeric, with its dry, heating qualities will balance the cold, moist, stagnant qualities of winter....and Kapha dosha, which shares theses qualities.
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Aggravated Kapha dosha can lead to a build up of heaviness an mucous in the chest, leading to chest infection,coughs and colds.
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We’ve developed some winter turmeric recipes that are great for each dosha. We know that turmeric possesses powerful health giving properties. Ayurveda teaches us how to use it.
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You can find all the recipes in our blog. Link is in the bio.
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..and, of course, our beautiful turmeric clock by @concrete__candy
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