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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 a tea or coffee after your class in our cosy lounge area. 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 - 10.45am:  Hatha with Catherine Bailey. Beginners and intermediates welcome

Monday pm - 6.00 - 7.00pm: Hatha 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

Wednesday - 11.30am - 13.00pm: Vinyasa Flow/Ashtanga with Jen Mills. Intermediates welcome

Thursday - 9.30 - 10.45am: Gentle flow with April Thrush. All abilities welcome

Thursday - 11.30am - 13.00pm: Vinyasa Flow/Astanga with Jen Mills. Intermediates welcome

Thursday - 7.30 - 8.45pm: Hatha with Catherine Bailey. Beginners and intermediates welcome

Friday - 9.15 - 10.30am: Fusion with Katie Jones. Beginners and intermediates welcome*

Saturday - 10.00 - 11.15am: Hatha with Catherine Bailey. Beginners and intermediates welcome*

Classes run daily, 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.


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

April Thrush


April is an energetic individual with a passion for people, life and holistic health. During a career break, April studied Sivanada Yoga in Kerala, India. She then went onto study with iconic teachers such as  Donna Farhi, Brian Cooper and Shiva Rea. April’s style of Yoga is one which is deeply rooted to its true source and she brings the full spectrum of yoga to each of her classes.

As with most working mums, April juggles teaching yoga with motherhood and a career. Yoga to her is the one grounding stability that ensures she is able to take on the everyday challenges that life throws her way. To give everyone the tool of Yoga to help them to face their own life struggles or stresses is her greatest motivation for teaching.  

Email:, telephone: 07866 388550


Catherine Bailey

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Catherine Bailey is a recently qualified yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance, meditation and mindfulness teacher, and health and wellbeing advocate.

Catherine aims to offer a greater understanding of yoga, and sees yoga as medicine for the body, mind and soul. She also focuses on alignment and breath bringing mindful awareness to class and a nurturing of inner peace and calm.

As well as classes, Catherine loves to offer workshops, courses and events at the studio on yoga, meditation, health and spiritual based topics.

Email: or telephone: 07825771154

Katie Jones

Katie Jones

Katie Jones is passionate about teaching yoga to both adults and children. The techniques Katie focuses on, help to quieten and still the mind and create space in an increasingly frantic world. This is the slowest time we will ever know. Whilst we are surrounded by such wonderful stimuli, we often forget to stop and appreciate what is around us, here, now, in this very moment. 

Katie teaches a creative Vinyasa Flow style of yoga that is often linked to themes such as the elements of nature, chakras, nurturing ourselves and letting go of what no serves us. Katie trained with the Yoga Alliance Accredited Wild Vibrant Yoga Teacher Training and is also a Reiki Practitioner. Katie is also Founder of Wellbeing in Schools which teaches children how to self regulate through yoga, breathing techniques and meditation.

Katie's classes are suitable for all levels with a focus on balancing, calming and nurturing ourselves. 

Email:, telephone: 07500535450


CLASS price

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