The Lotus Exchange was founded by Ailon Freedman who initially
trained in Yoga whilst at Bristol University where he was President
of the Yoga Society. Between 1989-1991 he continued his Yoga education
in India, studying with an assortment of diverse Yoga and Meditation
During the mid 1990s, Ailon also worked by day in a pharmaceutical
export house and became intimately aware of the stresses, strains,
headaches and pains of everyday office life. The experience of
both Yogic peace and corporate stress inspired Ailon to set up
the Lotus Exchange in 2001, in order to apply the benefits of the former
to the ills of the latter.
For 10 years, Ailon was one of the UK's hardest working yoga teachers- running not only The Lotus Exchange, but also a remedial practice in Harley Street, teaching yoga to England footballers (such as goalkeeper David James) and working as a yoga model and expert for The Times.
Ailon now spends his time speaking on wellbeing and stress-management at corporate conferences and events, delivering high-energy Corporate Funk activities for The Lotus Exchange and on his own personal artistic and comedy career (www.ailonfree.co.uk).