Ladan Soltani

London, United Kingdom

Ladan is a yoga teacher based in London, who also offers yoga and meditation retreats in the United Kingdom and Europe.

Reviews 1

  • Roshan Nichani Great Britain

    April 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    The people I met were great. The location was very nice. Ladan, the yoga instructor, was excellent. I felt pushed but it was within my capabilities as a novice to yoga.

    This was my first yoga retreat and it really was an amazing experience. I am looking forward to going on my next one.

    Testimonials 58

    • Kathy Nourse

      Ladan Soltani

      In contrast to the rest of the group I was an absolute beginner who suffers from arthritis. Ladan helped me to adapt my practice so that I worked within my limits and yet made huge progress over the long weekend. The fellowship within the group, facilitated by Ladan, contributed to an intense and happy weekend of friendship and well-being. Ladan guides you, not only physically, but also holistically, to be the best version of yourself you can be. It was an awesome weekend in the true sense of the word

    • Heather Caldwell

      Ladan Soltani

      Ladan ran a wonderful yoga weekend in Dorset which my husband Paul and myself attended. She was able to blend some delightful yoga practices of ashtanga, yin and pranayma with insight and honest openness. A gentle spirit indeed.

    • Suzanne

      Ladan Soltani

      Ladans dorset retreat was a wonderful experience. She is an experienced and playful teacher who will support and encourage you no matter what level you are at.There was lots of meditation, and time to relax and spend time in the grounds of the beautiful house we stayed in. The healing circle in particular was a powerful and unforgettable experience. This was my first yoga retreat, and I just hope my next one lives up to this one. thanks!

    • Lynn W.

      April 20, 2017. Ladan Soltani

      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 learnt more about myself and that I want more. Thank you so much for the diversity of what you shared and created for us.

    • Amanda L.

      April 20, 2017. Ladan Soltani

      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!

    • Isabel F.

      April 20, 2017. Ladan Soltani

      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.

    • Martin L.

      April 20, 2017. Ladan Soltani

      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.

    • Roshan N.

      April 20, 2017. 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.

    • Martin W.

      April 20, 2017. Ladan Soltani

      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!

    • Martin W.

      January 2017. Ladan Soltani

      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 thoroughly 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!

    • Sudha

      January 2017. Ladan Soltani

      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.

    • Helen

      January 2017. Ladan Soltani

      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.

    • Rebekka

      January 2017. Ladan Soltani

      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.

    • Denise

      January 2017. Ladan Soltani

      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!

    • Vicki

      January 2017. Ladan Soltani

      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!

    • Jo

      January 2017. Ladan Soltani

      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!

    • Holly

      January 2017. Ladan Soltani

      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!

    • Mandy

      January 2017. Ladan Soltani

      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.

    • Eleni

      January 2017. Ladan Soltani

      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!

    • Sara

      January 2017. Ladan Soltani

      It was a wonderful experience. Great location, amazing people and an awesome teacher. What else can you ask for?! The retreat was well organized and the schedule was well balanced. Ladan, as always, delivered engaging yoga sessions suited for all different levels.

    • Agata

      Ladan Soltani Facebook page

      Best yoga classes ever! Ladan is very good and passionate teacher.

    • Andrea

      Ladan Soltani Facebook page

      I am really happy that yoga has been part of my life for a while now and that Ladan is my teacher. I like Ladan's mindful approach to teaching yoga and that she balances this with a bit of scientific and factual information as well. Not to mention that she always makes sure that everyone understands and does the postures correctly. Ladan is excellent at motivating and encouraging her class to always step out of their comfort zones.

    • Anastasia

      Ladan Soltani website

      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.

    • Eva B.

      Ladan Soltani website

      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-judgmental as a teacher. I have learnt so much from her as a person.

    • Marilyn

      Ladan Soltani website

      Ladan Soltani is an awesome yoga teacher. I have attended Ladan’s mix ability class for over 2 years. I've been practicing different types of yoga, 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!

    • Shelly S.

      Ladan Soltani website

      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 energized, uplifted and challenged. I wholeheartedly recommend Ladan’s classes!

    • Clarissa S.

      Ladan Soltani website

      Integrity in action! Ladan showed me how to dedicate my workout and or practice 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.

    • Angela D.

      Ladan Soltani website

      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!

    • Sandra

      Ladan Soltani website

      I am from a very non-athletic student. A very inspirational teacher that gives me a sense of fulfillment after every class.

    • Caroline

      Ladan Soltani website

      Before I started taking Ladan’s yoga classes I was very skeptical 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 practice. 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.

    • Terri S.

      Ladan Soltani website

      I loved this Forward and Backward Bend 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.

    • Claude S.

      Ladan Soltani website

      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 en-light/inspire us. It’s like we were transported into an Indian meditation retreat!

    • Sara W.

      Ladan Soltani website

      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 class. She’s also really friendly, open and very experienced.

    • David H.

      Ladan Soltani website

      Ladan is an excellent teacher and mentor. She is knowledgeable, experienced, and always fun.

    • Sue L.

      Ladan Soltani website

      Life changing yoga and mindfulness 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 practice over time. No matter what your level, or your goal, Ladan is the perfect teacher to get you to where you wish to be.

    • Lesley S.

      Ladan Soltani website

      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.

    • Paul H.

      Ladan Soltani website

      I have practicing 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.

    • Richard H.

      Ladan Soltani website

      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.

    • Sinead L.

      Ladan Soltani website

      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 everyone 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 every one 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 energized!

    • Hellen D.

      Ladan Soltani website

      I've been following your work-outs on fitness TV. You've been amazing and I can already feel the difference in my fitness levels. Great website too. Thanks so much. You're a true inspiration.

    • Jo G.

      Ladan Soltani website

      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!

    • Enrique L.

      Ladan Soltani website

      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 humor and an honest, down to earth attitude, Ladan is an excellent yoga instructor who makes her classes a joy to be in. Highly recommended!

    • Alex K.

      Ladan Soltani website

      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.

    • Lara T.

      Ladan Soltani website

      This is 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!

    • Gary W.

      Ladan Soltani website

      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.

    • Kate

      Ladan Soltani website

      Ladan Soltani has been such a positive influence in my life. Her kind words of wisdom have helped me enormously. I have experienced some life-changing shifts on her retreats and always look forward to sitting in a meditation session with her and calming my senses. I owe you and thank you.

    • Anais M.

      Ladan Soltani website

      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!

    • Brett

      Ladan Soltani website

      I went through a bad time with depression and stress for a number of reasons, but discovered her show on fitness TV and her yoga/breathing techniques. They have really helped me and change the way I look at things for the better. I can’t thank her enough. She is a true inspiration

    • Victoria C.

      Ladan Soltani website

      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!

    • Vikki G.

      Ladan Soltani website

      Ladan is a brilliant teacher. Her classes are fun and challenging, there's always something new!

    • Claire B.

      Ladan Soltani website

      What I value most about Ladan's classes is the way that her yoga knowledge and caring manner develops a strong sense of trust between herself and the participants. Her classes are challenging in a supportive and encouraging way, where you know you're in a safe environment to try new poses or stretch yourself further in familiar ones.

    • Grace D.

      Ladan Soltani website

      Thank you so much Ladan for such a wonderful long weekend! The yoga 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!

    • Denise C.

      Ladan Soltani website

      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.

    • a traveller

      Ladan Soltani website

      Thank you too so much Ladan! It was such a wonderful trip. I’m still feeling very calm and happy!

    • Andy M.

      Ladan Soltani website

      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!

    • Renuka C.

      Ladan Soltani website

      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.

    • Gemma C.

      Ladan Soltani website

      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.

    • Mark R.

      Ladan Soltani website

      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.

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