A wonderful escape from all at this beautiful retreat in Tuscany. As a novice yogi I was a little intimidated at the thought of going on a weeks yoga retreat and leaving behind my family for the first time in years to do something just for me. With yoga every morning and meditation every evening I was nervous as I was only a once a week yogi but any fears were quickly calmed on arrival as everyone was so friendly and welcoming. The venue couldn’t have been more perfect in idyllic Tuscan countryside with wonderful fresh homemade Italian vegetarian food every evening washed down with red wine grown on the estate. The hosts entertained us as though we were family members. A wonderful place to unwind and gather your thoughts whilst challenging your body and your mind to stretch and release any tension from your working and daily life. Ladan is one of the best yoga teachers I have personally come across, spiritual yet grounded and encouraging at all levels whether beginner or experienced yogi to fulfill and exceed your own expectations. A fabulous experience all round and I’ve made some great friends along the way.
A retreat with my Ladan invites to you enjoy time with a lovely group of like minded people in a safe and supportive space with a teacher who both supports and gentle challenges you. She takes huge care to ensure that the chosen venue matches the intent of the practice and shares her personal experiences in a way that is highly relatable.
Her expertise as a yoga teacher is evident and extensive so she meets the intellectual, emotional and spiritual needs of her students in every way. The retreat is fun, challenging and hugely rewarding leaving you with a deep sense of calm and know that it was time well invested.
Laden creates a space of certainty and safely enabling her students to push and trying out new and different practices which has enabled me to leave feeling that I have learned more about myself and that I want more.
Thank you so much for the diversity of what you shared and created for us.
Just been on a retreat with Ladan in Dorset. I always thought that would be good but only 2 out of the 20 of us had met Ladan before. Everyone said I was so lucky to have her as my yoga teacher. Such passion and experience.
I found the retreat to be at such perfect spot as Amatista, a serene villa with possibilities for walks in the surroundings and all facilities required. Your perfectly guided the sessions although we were a group with different levels of yoga experience and you could supply guidance to everyone. With in depth knowledge of yoga philosophy and experience of anatomy in regards of
practical questions you are a highly qualified mentor in the terrain of yoga, I would recommend you workshops to anyone!
Thank you so much for your energy, your guidance, your preparations, your thoughtfulness and your kindness.
I joined Ladan’s new year retreat in Dorset at the last minute. I’m so glad I did. Everything about the event was more than I could ask for. Ladan herself is extremely kind and I loved her teachings. She accommodates all levels of practitioner but what I loved most was her spirit and energy. I will definitely be going back for more. Thank you Ladan for a great start to my year! X
I would like to thank you for your practice. I really enjoyed your classes and it is for sure going to be a big loss for me cause the practice you provide is rare to find!
Ladan is an excellent teacher. I have tried different yoga teachers before and Ladan is the only one who inspires me to come back every week. She is very passionate about what she teaches and every week I come away feeling so much better in my body and more positive in my mind. It’s not always easy but she really helps you to improve, by making little adjustments, and at the end, there is a definite sense of achievement. I would recommend her classes to anyone. They are fantastic!
Love Ladan and her classes she has become more than a teacher. My life changed for the better after meeting her at one of her retreats 3 years ago. Her classes for me are more than just an exercise class but a place to escape
A Fantastic spiritual experience every time! You’ll see progress in your practice very quickly! Ladan is very attentive to everyone! You will be inspired! ❤️
Grounded and professional. Ladan is a delightful and motivating teacher. She is highly experienced, brings in many aspects of the limbs of yoga, always stretching our minds, bodies and self-imposes limitations! Ladan is wonderfully grounded and sensitive too to the mood of the group, knowing when to calm or fan our energy. She is a highly skilled yogi herself but is utterly non-judgemental as a teacher. I have learnt so much from her as a person.
Great teacher to challenge and help you progress
Ladan is a fantastic teacher. Her dynamic flow classes are perfect for keeping you challenged but mindful in tune with your body. She creates a lovely environment, very open and intuitive and fun. She radiates a warm personality and being someone who liked to only do high impact exercise makes you aware that you can create more physical difference with her class alongside achieving inner harmony. I’ve reduced stress in my life which is not easy to achieve – so definitely keeps me coming back for more.
Great classes. I’ve been attending weekly Yoga classes with Ladan for just over a year, she is the best yoga teacher by far I have practiced with. My yoga practice has improved greatly since joining; classes are physically challenging, varied and give a lot on a spiritual level. She’s present and in tune with the class and always seems to be bringing and sharing new things to the lessons. She is also great at explaining how to do the postures correctly. I love going!
Integrity in action. Ladan showed me how to dedicate my workout and or practise and that helped me ground my physical aspect of training in a spiritual context … Shares the wisdom and the knowledge without restraint in her Yoga classes.
FAB teacher, top Yoga classes. Ladan is the best of all worlds. She has a vast knowledge in yoga, the human body and more because of her background in fitness She is enthusiastic, funny, supportive and most of all very approachable. I love her shine and aura! She is so positive!
From a very non-athletic student. A very inspirational teacher that gives me a sense of fulfilment after every class.
It has been one of the best decisions of my life to take up yoga and I am so happy that Ladan is my teacher. She is so natural and is able to teach everyone regardless of age or level of fitness. I really enjoy her classes and appreciate that she always finds a way to help us improve in doing the postures and spiritually as well. I would recommend to anyone interested in yoga to try Ladan’s classes.
Best yoga teacher I have come across.I have been following Ladan’s classes for 6 months now and Ladan has been an inspiration.Her classes are amazing, well adapted to our level, she pays close attention to our posture and gives appropriate advice when needed. She also uses incense and perfectly suited music to put us in the mood and provides us with meditative thoughts and philosophy, to enlighten/inspire us. It’s like we were transported into an Indian meditation retreat!
Brilliant! I’ve been going to Ladan’s Yoga classes for over two years now and it’s a pleasure each time I attend. Not only is she deeply passionate and knowledgable about the practice, she is also spiritual to, with each class starting and ending with a short meditation and a few words of wisdom as food for thought. Ladan is very attentive to each member no matter how large the class is, and is always giving advice and tips whenever she feels the class is not up to scratch on a particular pose. With a fun sense of humour and an honest, down to earth attitude, Ladan is an excellent yoga instructor who makes her classes a joy to be in. Highly recommended!
Ladan’s New Year retreat was absolutely amazing!I feel rejuvenated and more at peace with myself. Going on Ladan’s retreat made me realise that I need to give myself the gift of time out from working non-stop and around the clock on my business. Ladan is a special teacher; she practices what she preaches, is very knowledgeable about the yoga philosophy and imparts knowledge that’s both accessible and digestible for yogis and non-yogis alike.
She has a quintessential style, warmth and delectable sense of humour that sets her apart from other yoga teachers. Another thing that sets Ladan in a league above the rest is that she teaches with care and compassion for her students. This is so refreshing because I’ve attended so many classes around London where teachers lack experience, are very cold and detached and come in and do a bog-standard class. Ladan has an unique way of tuning in and modifying her teaching to her yogis’ needs and energy levels. I’d highly recommend Ladan’s retreats. She’s a real diamond and a true yogi who’s following her purpose to help others live healthy, pain free lives.
I had the best Easter I’ve had in a long time! I was with my best friend staying at a beautiful venue Gaunts House in Dorset doing yoga and meditation for the first time ever with a great teacher Ladan Soltani. Met some lovely people which is a bonus too. Ladan has a way of making a class teaching feel like a personal experience. Ladan is patient and understanding and managed to cater for the whole class despite it being of totally mixed levels, which isn’t easy but she managed it with such ease. I find it amazing. I’m really looking forward to going on another retreat with Ladan. It’s so hard to find a good teacher and very important too. So I would like to say a great big thank you to Ladan Soltani!
I took a leap and signed up for the Easter retreat at Gaunt’s house not really knowing what to expect. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I met a lot of like minded, interesting, and inspiring people. Ladan is an excellent yoga teacher, who provided modifications and corrections to our practice as required during the sessions. I felt that I was pushed to stretch myself, but within the limits of my capabilities. This was my first yoga retreat and I am already thinking about the next one. We did different types of yoga sessions and each one was challenging in different ways. I came away feeling relaxed, happy, and would recommend one of Ladan’s retreats to anyone who has an open mind about experiencing something like this.
Thank you again for a very special retreat. Ladan is a wonderful yoga teacher and retreat host. Her approach is always thoughtful and supportive. She is extremely knowledgable about the discipline of yoga and embodies it’s teachings. She shares her knowledge and experience and enables all participants to move forwards in their practice, whatever level they are at. She combines the yoga practice with meditation, breathing techniques and other yoga practices, providing a challenging physical and mental practice. I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience of her Easter and Christmas retreats this
year and would highly recommend her. I feel extremely grateful to have gained this opportunity to enjoy a retreat with her.
Ladan is a great teacher, the classes are full of variety and challenge. I’ve never felt bored and always finish the class feeling peaceful and connected. I recommend her very highly.
Just wanted to drop you a short note to say thank you for a lovely retreat. I really enjoyed the peacefulness and the ability to relax and catch up on some personal reflection as well as some great yoga. The people were lovely and was a really nice vibe
“I can thoroughly recommend Ladan’s retreats. I came back feeling thoroughly relaxed, energized and with a positive mind set. I thought I’d get more out of the meditation than the yoga as I hadn’t practiced yoga for a while but with Ladan’s excellent guidance and careful explanations and adaptions I managed to surprise myself. I even did a couple of poses that I haven’t managed for years thanks to Ladan’s gentle but encouraging coaching style. Ladan also knows how to make things fun. What a lovely week
Awesome yoga teacher – Ladan Soltani. Attending Ladan’s mix ability class for over 2 years. However been practicing different types of yoga i.e Iyengar and Sivananda, on and off for nearly 20 years. Ladan is by far the best teacher I have experienced; she is extremely professional,friendly, spiritual and knowledgeable not just about yoga, but general fitness and health. Don’t just take my word for it…come and try her classes!
Forward and Backward Bend Workshop.Loved this workshop. I went running the morning after and my body felt completely different. And not stiff at all. My core has always been my weak point, especially after two pregnancies, I don’t think my stomach muscles have ever come back together.. But I had a flat stomach for the first time in 4 years this morning! As with all of Ladan’s classes she accommodates all levels. The vibe is light hearted and fun and the way she explains each posture makes it easy and accessible for everyone.
Ladan Soltani’s Yoga classes. Before I started taking Ladan’s Yoga classes I was very sceptical about the benefits of yoga and believed I would only attend one class. It has now been over a year and I find it is definitely one of the highlights of my week. Ladan will treat you as her friend and always ensures you feel good in your practise. She knows the names of all her yogis and their level. A yoga teacher who is very knowledgeable about both the spiritual and physical components of yoga.
A teacher with so much more.Ladan is not only a fantastic teacher she also has experience of personal training and nutrition and so she brings this to her practice helping me to become an all round yogi and to embrace my practice as a lifestyle not just a one-off weekly classes. She’s also really friendly, open and very experienced.
Wonderful teacher! I was an absolute beginner when I started my yoga classes with Ladan a year ago. I am slowly improving, little by little, thanks to Ladan’s wonderful teaching, encouragement & the lovely, safe atmosphere she creates in the studio.
Ladan has a talent to make every one in her Yoga classes feel welcome & important. She knows everyones names, gently adjusts all her yogis, both demonstrates & explains equally and starts and ends the class with a short meditation and mantras which always calm me & make me smile. I often think about some of the wise words outside of the class. The class has the perfect balance of being body focused and spiritual.
It is a testament to Ladan that my class only seems to increase in size – no one ever seems to leave! Come rain or shine everyone makes the effort to attend her weekly Yoga classes in Ealing. I consider my class a real treat. No matter how frazzled I am when I enter the studio or how hard I find some of the postures during the class, for some reason I always float out of the studio feeling super happy and energised!
And relax…Ladan is an excellent teacher and mentor. Knowledgeable, experienced and always fun.
Life changing yoga and mind-fullness teacher! I have been practicing for several years with Ladan – both in her Yoga classes in Ealing and at her Italian retreats – and I simply cannot recommend her enough for her help, encouragement, enthusiasm and support.
Both her yoga classes and meditation and mindfulness sessions are wonderful; and she really does give it her all. Classes are clearly planned, but also flexed on the day to suit the mood and requirements of the attendees. She balances demonstrations with clear instructions, and is very hands on, ensuring that you develop your practise over time.
No matter what your level, or your goal, Ladan is the perfect teacher to get you to where you wish to be.
Top class teacher! Ladan has helped me progress more in the last few months compared to the years I have been going to yoga. She is an excellent teacher, very passionate, professional and challenges me at exactly the right pace! I would highly recommend her.
Therapy for body and soul! just fabulous. I feel very lucky to have Ladan as a teacher. She balances both the physical work with a clear connection and focus on breathing and mindfulness. Even if I have had a bad day I always come out of Ladans Yoga classes feeling peaceful, relaxed and rejuvenated. Just brilliant!
You won’t find better! What an incredible teacher. You’ll look forward to your yoga lesson and really feel the difference every time you leave.
Ladan is a rare combination: she is both a powerful, spiritual guide and teacher and also a thoroughly down-to-earth, gracious, warm and friendly human being. As someone who’s far from being a natural yogi, and can find “yoga wonks” a bit offputting, I found her approach refreshingly straightforward – but also motivating. She convinced me to try things I felt might be beyond me, and as a result I surprised myself as to what I could achieve – and I feel a lot better for it!
As a group leader, she has great presence, but she is refreshingly un-gurulike outside the group room. I horoughly enjoyed my retreat with her, and can recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone who wants to dip their toes (or more) into the delights of yoga!
After an eight year hiatus from yoga, I decided to throw myself back in with Ladan’s Easter Retreat at Gaunts House in Dorset. Ladan as a teacher was wonderful, taking the time to correct, coach and inspire. The meditation was an unexpected delight, the location was perfectly peaceful and best of all, being surrounded by like minded people sharing the same goals and ideals. I started the retreat feeling exhausted and stagnant and left feeling calm, relaxed and re energised. I would highly recommend and I will definitely be going on another this year.
“I so enjoyed my second retreat with Ladan. As a teacher, she combines quiet authority with a playful lightness of touch; she has a wonderful knack of encouraging you to go just that little bit further than you thought you were capable of – and then further again, until you’re surprised and delighted by what you’ve been able to achieve. I even did a headstand for the first time in my life – and if you’d told me at the start of the weekend that I’d willingly give it a go, I wouldn’t have believed you. When I arrived on the Friday, my body was feeling slow, old and tired. By the end of the weekend, I felt like I’d been oiled from the inside out, and was basking in a sense of pleasurable, spacious calm for the first time in months. Some of that, of course, is down to a lovely weekend in the quiet beauty of the Dorset countryside. But a lot of it is down to Ladan’s graceful, mindful and playful teaching – and I’m hugely grateful to her for that!
The retreat in Dorset is in a beautiful old style house, with stunning country side views. Over the New Year we had a great mix of yoga classes, guided meditation, country walks, a gong bath and even bubbles at midnight!. We were well fed throughout the weekend and met some great people. Ladan puts a lot of effort into designing a retreat to suit all levels and styles, and adds a personal touch to ensure everyone enjoys the weekend. I thoroughly recommend them and have been on more than one retreat myself!
Firstly thank you so much for the most wonderful New Year Weekend it was the best thing I could have done! I loved every second and I cannot wait for your next retreat!
Best mentor you can wish for.Ladan is a very experienced and fun tutor. And much more than a tutor: life coach, guide, role model, inspiration… Attending her Yoga classes in Ealing is like entering a nurturing sanctuary where you feel inspired, safe, supported, challenged, invigorated and just having fun. Thank you for being such an incredible human being, Ladan, emanating life force and the joy of living life.
Yoga Teacher with a difference. Ladan brings many years of experience and a holistic approach to yoga. Warm, friendly and inspiring, I always leave the class feeling more energised, uplifted and challenged. I wholeheartedly recommend Ladan’s classes!
Review-Absolutely lovely stay. Enjoyed the time out and all the classes. Feel very peaceful and relaxed. Ladan made everybody welcome and was warm and kind. Still enjoying some time in silence and reading the book! Look forward to future retreats. Few New Years resolutions made as well following this retreat.Thank you very much.
I have been going to Ladan’s yoga classes for almost 3years. She has been just wonderful and has made yoga so much fun. It has helped me reconnect with my body in a fun and effortless way.
I have been practicing yoga for the past 2 years with Ladan and I can honestly say that I would recommend Ladan’s workshops to anyone, no matter what your age, experience or background.
I started out as an absolute novice 2 years ago with the aim of trying to improve my balance and posture and can safely say that I have progressed and improved in these areas, as well as on the spiritual side of things with meditation which was an added bonus as this was not something I expected to get exposure to. Ladan is highly knowledgeable in both her yoga teachings and has a calm reassuring nature about how she teaches individuals both through demonstrations, bodily adjustments and meditation from novice up to advanced yoga levels, which I appreciate given that when I look back at the last 2 years I feel that I have made some real progress thanks to her.
Thank you so much Ladan for such a wonderful long weekend! The yoya and meditation were brilliant and it was great spending time with you in beautiful surroundings. It was really memorable. I’ve already booked to come again in October. ..can’t wait!! Xx
Thanks so much for a great weekend Ladan. Brazier’s park was beautiful, the food and company were great, and the yoga was fantastic. I learned so much, not only about the yoga but about myself. A great way to rest, relax, recuperate, and get a new perspective to your life.
Exceptional.I have attended many Yoga classes and Ladan stands out amongst the best. Seldom in other classes do you get the level of attention and expertise that Ladan provides. Her classes cover the full range of yogic disciplines from breathing, meditation and posture which gives a richer experience.
I have practising yoga with Ladan for nearly a year now and continue to improve and feel the benefits. She combines deep knowledge of the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga and the proficiency to demonstrate advanced asanas expertly. Ladan keeps us working hard, motivated and constantly improving in a class that is both friendly and fun.
It was wonderful. I missed it as soon as we walked out the door. The words Decelerate To Accelerate come to mind. And loved the feeling of being in a group when meditating!
Your work-out is simply brilliant and is dramatically changing my body. I had an awful jellylike bit on my tummy from having a baby and just haven’t been able to get rid of it. Slowly but surely it stasting to tighten up and it’s so exiting! I used to have a lovely flat tummy and I’ve so missed it! So once again, thank you! PS, I cannot belive that you are 40! Thought more like 29 or 30…Wow!
Amazing yoga teacher. I can’t even put into words how grateful I am to have met Ladan and attended her Yoga classes. She’s a very genuine and authentic person and her lovely personality really shines through in her teaching.
Every week is different, you never get bored, you learn a lot of different things and she is always here to answer questions and give individual help.She also helped me so much during my teacher training by allowing me to assist her Yoga classes. She trusted me giving hands-on adjustments to her yogis and I would not be where I am today without her invaluable help and advice.
It’s no wonder she has so many regular students, she’s just amazing!
I would like to comment on your class – I came across this by chance, and after two children and not having the time to get to a gym this was a godsend. I have been doing your class three to four time a week for nearly a month and already can see and feel the a great difference in my body. I have increased my weight size from 1.58-2kg (3.5-4lb) to tone more. The abs section is my favourite! I can actually see my abs prominently and everyone comments on how great my stomach looks, which has increased my confidence no end! Your inspirational talk throughout the class constantly reminds me throughout the work-out, even when I’m tired, to come back to the original goal and think on the results.
Thank you Ladan, I owe my new-found body shape and confidence to you.
Emma Marlow from Eastwood