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Welcome!
I'm Toni Roberts, the woman behind Lokya.

Here you'll find many opportunities to join me and experience wellbeing with yoga classes, international retreats, yoga facilitator training, mentoring and therapeutic yoga courses to support mental & emotional health.

WHO? & WHY?

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YOGA CLASSES, THERAPY AND TRAINING

In Person Immersion TT

Become a Yoga & Meditation Teacher

F.E.E.L
Yoga facilitator training

A blended learning experience including a week-long retreat in Upwey, Dorset

APRIL - DECEMBER 2022

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APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN NOW

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Dynamic Flow Yoga

Weekly Yoga class | £7

Dynamic Flow
Yoga, movement, breath

The Women's Wellness Centre, 27 Great Cranford St, Poundbury, Dorchester, DT1 3SQ

Thursdays 6 - 7 pm

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From 22 July 2021

Photo by Deniz Altindas on Unsplash

10 Week Course | £150

Therapeutic Yoga
For stress, anxiety, depression

The Women's Wellness Centre, 27 Great Cranford St, Poundbury, Dorchester, DT1 3SQ

JAN 10 - MAR 14
Monday 6 - 7.15 pm

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Postnatal Yoga

6 Week Course | £85

Postnatal Yoga
Live - Zoom

Suitable from 8 weeks after vaginal delivery & 10 - 12 weeks after caesarean delivery

COMING SOON

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Autumn 2021

Why the name Lokya?

Lokya is a Sanskrit word describing; a space conducive to freedom and the attainment of a better world.

This word represents my passion for supporting people in navigating the highs and lows that life inevitably brings through the skilful and appropriate application of yoga, mindfulness, meditation and mentoring. I share the most effective tools and skills I've studied and practiced over the last 22 years to educate and enable others to enjoy greater self-awareness, self-confidence, mental & physical resilience and a sense of freedom that fosters true wellbeing and is for the benefit and flourishing of all.

I understand that when we feel safe, heard, supported, and able to make informed choices; we can harness our greatest potential for creativity, compassion, kindness, purpose and joy. I bring this understanding with me to everything I do.

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TONI'S - BACKGROUND

I grew up in a rural town (which was more of a village back then) in the heart of the Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, UK. As a child, I played outside a lot with friends, building tree camps and swinging off ropes in the woods and forests surrounding my home. When not outside, I could always be found drawing and illustrating.

In 1995 drawn to the bright lights and big city and the possibility of forging a creative career, I went to London to study a BA (Hons) in Illustration at the University of Westminster. This is where I first engaged with the practice of yoga and meditation.

After several years of freelancing as an interactive designer, I set up my own design company, now in its third re-incarnation as worthandleah.com. Long and intense hours sat at a desk designing and building websites meant I had to lean into the therapeutic power of yoga more and more, and a dedicated practice was born.

In 2005 with encouragement from my friend and yoga teacher, I set off for the US to embark on the first of many yoga teacher trainings and a 16-year career as a full-time yoga teacher.

YOGA TEACHING BIO...

Since 2005 I have taught over 12,000 hours of yoga and meditation to people of all age groups, backgrounds and interests and trained over 1000 people to become yoga teachers.

As a yoga teacher and practitioner, I aim to inspire a practice that heals, improves and integrates the processes and qualities of body and mind both on and off the mat. Through informed teaching, I teach classes that safely challenge and support the body, engage the mind and quicken the spirit.

For the last 16 years, I have consistently committed to practice, study and training with respected yoga, movement meditation and mindfulness teachers worldwide. I continue to refine my teaching through both being a student and a teacher.

My fascination with the intersection of ancient wisdom, the tradition of self-enquiry, western psychology and, in particular, trauma & PTSD has led me to study for 4 years as an Integrative Counsellor and embark on a further 4 years as UKCP Hypno-Psychotherapist.

I give thanks to my most influential teachers to date: Dr Miles Neale (Contemplative Studies Program), Heather Mason (Diploma in Yoga Therapy at The Minded Institute), and Michael Stone (Buddhist Philosophy).

“Toni Ann Roberts is a passionate and highly knowledgable teacher with whom I completed my yoga training. Following her guidance and ethos, I am inspired to be the best version of myself possible. Her laughter is contagious and her welcoming and nurturing teaching style always brings out the best in her students. Toni's enthusiasm and creativity make her sessions fun, challenging and liberating. An absolute star!”

Lou Harrand | Yoga Bomb