WINTER RESET masterclass

A journey inwards to tune in and S L O W d o w n together


Join me on Sunday, November 13th, 10-12.30pm, for a 2.5 hour WINTER RESET masterclass. You can enjoy this event in person at Lotus Loft Exeter Yoga Centre or live and online from the comfort of your home, with access to a 7 day replay recording. 

Chinese medicine teaches us to live in harmony with the seasons, and according to Chinese medicine theory, there are five seasons – winter, spring, summer, late summer, and fall. Each season has many areas which help us to change our habits as the seasons change so that we can create more balance between our bodies and our external environment.

Winter represents the most Yin aspect in Chinese medicine. Yin is the dark, cold, slow, inward energy. This is compared to the Yang of summer whose energy represents light, hot, quick, expansive qualities. The transitions between the seasons are when we are at the most risk of imbalances in our energy. Which is why I invite you in the build up to the new season of Winter, to join me in learning some of the yoga tools which serve me in my own practice to move seamlessly into this new phase of the year with ease and comfort. 
Winter, in TCM, is associated with the Kidneys which hold our body’s most basic and fundamental energy. It is believed that by harmonizing oneself with the seasons you can stay healthier and prevent disease, so Winter is a good time to strengthen the kidneys. So our practice will focus on creating space around the Kidney meridian lines, and its partner organ the Bladder. We will be choosing shapes in yin, myofascial release techniques with our tennis balls, and restorative shapes to help us to release existing tension, and allow our Qi to hydrate and move with ease. These two organs are linked directly to our nervous system and limbic system, so we will also explore tools of stress management, nervous system regulation through pranayama, meditation and yoga nidra. 

Rest is important for revitalizing the kidneys, which is why we see some animals hibernate in winter. It is also the perfect time to look inward, self-reflect and explore our state of mind through meditation, writing, or other inward and nourishing practices such as meditation and stillness. These practices help us to connect to our inner selves and help to support kidney energy. They are incredible tools to aid in relaxing the mind, calming our emotions and raising our spirit (Shen).

Winter is a time to slow down and feed ourselves both physically and spiritually.

I want to share these magical tools with YOU!


Who is this practice for?

Teachers – this is for you if you want to share some of this magic with your own community throughout the winter months.
Practitioners – this is for you to s l o w down and unwind and give yourself the opportunity to pause and nourish your soul. You will have an abundance of tools to continue to support yourself throughout winter and beyond.

This practice will also be invaluable for all women around the week leading up to your period bleed and throughout, a time which is traditionally known as Winter and a time to retreat and s l o w also

Your investment: £25


Our practice will include a beautiful s l o w period of arriving into the present moment, accompanied by pranayama to shift gear from doing mode to simply being mode. We will set an intention for our practice, and then move into the most serene and grounding Yin Yoga practice with sprinklings of myofascial release throughout and meditation prompts. We will close the practice with a nourishing Yoga Nidra practice.

Use this time to remind yourself through the practice of the benefits of s l o w i n g down and tuning in.



Here is what other people have experienced through these practices


“Your Yin class from yesterday was a salvation! I’ve always got issues with my hips…..and need to see an osteopath to fix them yearly. Having pain for weeks now. Till yesterday! I woke up like new!” – Isabel


“I’ve been feeling so great and aligned with the yoga practice lately. Beautiful experience to practice with you!” – Anais


“Thank you for this beautiful experience. I really love your teaching style and how you sequence a class and create that sense of energy that ignites the practice fully – Louise”


“Our practice sets me up for the week in such a positive way – grounded and centered. I know that however I feel before we start that I’ll feel better once we’ve finished” – Phoebe


What to Bring

Yoga mat, 2 x tennis balls, and a blanket