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2 London Street
Faringdon, England, SN7 7AA
United Kingdom

07940 542181

The Lotus Retreat is a beautiful holistic sanctuary in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside.

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Regular, luxury yoga classes during the day and in the evening at the Lotus Retreat, Oxfordshire


At The Lotus Retreat we run daily yoga classes with a variety of styles ranging from Hatha to Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow.

Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced yogi there is something for everyone. Just pop in and we will discuss your needs and the best class for you.

We keep class sizes to a maximum of 10 to ensure that all students have the full focus of their teacher and enough space to move freely.

We like to call yoga at the Lotus Retreat “luxury yoga” because of the beauty of the space (always warm, candlelit and filled with aroma of natural oils) and the nurturing attention you will receive. During the summer the patio doors can be opened onto the courtyard offering light and air. You are welcome to stay and enjoy browsing the boutique or enjoying a treatment. We believe yoga at the Lotus Retreat is something a little more special that your average yoga class which is why so many of our students have stayed with us throughout the years.

Classes & Prices

Monday am - 9.30 - 10.30am:  Hatha / Vinyasa Flow with Catherine Bailey. Beginners and intermediates welcome

Monday am - 11.00 - 12.00: Hatha/Vinyassa Flow - Absolute beginners with Catherine Bailey

Monday pm - 6.00 - 7.00pm: Hatha / Vinyasa Flow with Catherine Bailey. Beginners and intermediates welcome


Tuesday - 6.15 - 7.15pm: Vinyasa Flow/Ashtanga with Jen Mills. All abilities welcome*

Tuesday - 7.30 - 9.00pm: Vinyasa Flow/Ashtanga with Jen Mills. Intermediates to advanced welcome


Wednesday - 11.30am - 1.00pm: Vinyasa Flow/Ashtanga with Jen Mills. Intermediates welcome

Wednesday - 6.30pm - 7.30pm: Vinyasa Flow/Ashtanga with Jen Mills. All abilities welcome

Wednesday - 7.30pm - 9.00pm: Vinyasa Flow/Ashtanga with Jen Mills. All abilities welcome

Thursday - 9.30 - 10.30am: Slow Hatha with Sheryl Louise Pratt. All abilities welcome*

Thursday - 11.30am - 1.00pm: Vinyasa Flow/Ashtanga with Jen Mills. Intermediates welcome

Thursday - 7.30 - 8.30pm: Hatha / Vinyasa Flow with Catherine Bailey. Beginners and intermediates welcome


Friday - 9.30 - 10.45am: RESTORATIVE YOGA with Sheryl Louise Pratt. All abilities welcome*

Friday - 6.30 - 7.30: YIN YOGA with Sheryl Louise Pratt. All abilities welcome*

Friday - 7.30 - 9.30pm: Restorative§ and well-being evening. All abilities welcome (last Friday of the month)


Saturday - 9.00 - 10.00am: Yoga and Meditation with Catherine Bailey.

Saturday - 10.30 - 11.30am: Mindfulness Meditation with Catherine Bailey.

Please contact the teacher directly to book your taster class. Classes require a block booking unless indicated by an * in which case drop-ins are welcome. Please note there is usually a supplement for drop-ins.


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Jen Mills

“Movement is the gift of life and we should cherish, honor and celebrate it”.

Jen has always been passionate about movement and has been drawn to dance, theatre and gymnastics. Jen discovered yoga in her late teens and was hooked from her very first class. After completing her Theatre degree in 2009 she packed her bags and travelled to Kerala, India to further explore her love of yoga.  She gained an international yoga teaching qualification from the Sivananda Yoga Ashram in India, where she undertook an intense training regime.   

Jen has established a unique style of teaching which incorporates her passion for flow and movement, including long vinyasa inspired sequences.  Alongside this, Jen provides a nurturing approach to teaching and a supportive environment to allow student’s to deepen their practice. As a qualified massage therapist, Jen uses her skills to soothe, enhance and treat her student’s while in yoga postures. Jen’s most recent endeavor is her Masters degree in Osteopathy. Jen’s ultimate aim is to combine her yoga and osteopathy to provide a deeper insight into the wonders of the body, movement and healing.

Email: or telephone: 07921 148365

Sheryl Louise Pratt


“Yoga for me is a science of the mind. My practice is a continuous opportunity to get to know myself deeply, to live with purpose & learn self-mastery. Releasing me from the stories in my head & allowing me to heal, renew & create.”

Sheryl’s classes aim to bridge the gap between yoga asana & yoga philosophy with a strong emphasis on self-enquiry, healing & personal growth. She believes passionately that yoga is for everybody. After completing her 200h Wild Vibrant Yoga Hatha Vinyasa Flow training with Deborah Curtis, she continued her training with Diane Bondy & Amber Karnes as an Adaptive Yoga For All Teacher. Needing to adapt her own practice to heal an injury, she then continued training as a Yin Yoga Teacher and Restorative Yoga Teacher. Sheryl started her yoga teaching as a Children's Yoga Teacher (Yoga Bananas 3-11 certified) & teaches yoga to children in schools with SEMH needs. As an Adaptive Yoga Teacher, she also teaches in workplace settings offering bespoke classes & workshops as well as privately one-one.

Email: telephone: 07795364134


Catherine Bailey

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Catherine offers Hatha Vinyasa, flow style yoga classes. For mixed ability at The Lotus Retreat.

During her classes there is the opportunity to reconnect with the self, to connect to the breath, to strengthen, align, and stretch the body and to focus the mind. Helping to bring the body, mind and spirit into balance again.

As a meditation and mindfulness teacher, Catherine nurtures inner peace and calm, bringing a mindful awareness to her classes.

Through her own journey, and a desire to live a happy and healthy life, she explored many different therapies and approaches to health and healing. Now, after years of experience of working in the health field, Catherine designs and runs her own courses, workshops and retreats.

Teaching yoga and meditation and Nurturing Inner Peace.

Email: or telephone: 07825 771154

Bibhu Choudhury

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Bibhu was first introduced to yoga as a teenager following a horse riding accident. Through his recovery, he came to appreciate the capabilities of the human body and its healing processes. Alongside a lifelong passion for sports, he has been practising yoga for over 25 years. 

Bibhu trained in Mysore in the tradition of Krishnamacharya (whose students included Pattabhi Jois and BKS Iyengar), under the instruction of Bharat Shetty. He is a Yoga Alliance USA certified teacher.

With the firm belief that yoga should be accessible to all people, regardless of physical fitness or ability, Bibhu encourages his students to practise at their own pace, working closely with the breath, listening to the body and observing the changes in the mind. Alongside careful technical instruction, Bibhu's classes inculcate a feeling of presence, of mindful awareness and ultimately bliss, which you can carry into all areas of your life.

Email:, telephone: 07751 884348

CLASS price

One hour class - £10.00
One hour 15 minute class - £11.00
One hour 30 minute class - £12.50
Two hour class - £20.00