The Moon Garden - the moon reflects in the pond on a clear night


“The Lotus Sanctuary may well be the loveliest place to practise yoga in England. The pretty, peaceful gardens there provide the perfect environment in which to relax and be still with oneself and others and, in that sense, it really is a sanctuary.  The charming wooden yoga studio is set above the gardens, and practising there felt like being in the sky with birdsong all around -  just lovely.  Helen’s gentleness and in-depth knowledge of yoga provides further nurturing and sanctuary.  For me the retreat day just flew past, and I wanted to stay for longer. Highly recommended!”

Paul Martin


"My Yoga Nidra course with Helen was a wonderful experience.  Her gentle voice really helped me to realise a deep state of relaxation.  I particularly liked the way she explained the background and steps of the practice first so that I knew what to expect from each session and had a good understanding of the theory.  Highly recommended!"

Catherine Cannon


“Practising yoga nidra takes me to a much deeper level of relaxation.  I am sleeping much better and the insights gained during the practice are helping me to improve my daily life.  Helen’s voice is very calming and helps you to feel safe to let go and reap the benefits of the sessions”.

Andrea, Wantage


"I was fortunate enough to find The Lotus Sanctuary when searching for yoga classes - a hidden gem on my doorstep. I attended one of the yoga and meditation retreat days and have been going for my weekly Saturday morning yoga "fix "ever since. I find the location and atmosphere so calming and restorative and leave each Saturday morning feeling a different person after my busy week. I love the whole ambience and surroundings and Helen is a wonderful teacher. Highly recommend."

Nicolette O'Reilly


“Very friendly centre with beautifully kept grounds, stunning and peaceful surroundings. The yoga studio is warm and has a calm atmosphere.  Our yoga class was accessible and well explained throughout.  The talk on gardening was fabulous and completely inspiring.

The focus on spirituality, philosophy and shared albeit differing belief systems was stimulating without feeling heavy. Delicious lunch.  A really enjoyable retreat day thank you and congratulations on creating such a beautiful reflection of your way of life.”

Zoe Sims


Our yoga session was great. It helped me know and understand my body and has encouraged me to practise yoga more regularly and try to be more conscious in my yoga practice.  Fabulous gardening talk by Martin.”

Devender Sharma


"I recently came on a day retreat at The Lotus Sanctuary.  It is a really lovely place to practice yoga and relax.  The countryside is beautiful for walking and the gardens and yoga studio were set up with such care and attention.  I will definitely be back again soon and I am planning to hold a retreat of my own there later in the year."

Pembe Wright, North London Yoga Centre


“The yoga classes are good. Martin showed his passion for gardening which made his session both interesting and engaging.  The retreat facilities generally are very good and I felt relaxed after the retreat.”

Caron Spence


Very good yoga class in a lovely, peaceful setting with a very nice lunch.  The gardening talk was good with nice conceptual ideas about the garden and the person.  The guided wildlife/foraging walk was interesting and very informative."

Steve Drinkwater