Lucy Lucas

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August Newsletter

I'm back after a 10 day mindfulness teacher training retreat in Spain - and a couple of days in Ibiza too.

I learned so much on my course and I'm really looking forward to implementing some key ideas in my yoga classes, as well as starting a local mindfulness group in Tunbridge Wells in the autumn, There will also be a Mindful Yoga workshop and some online mindfulness courses in the next couple of months too.So in this month's newsletter!

  • Regular classes are back on! See below for details. PLUS: private and corporate yoga appointments are available by request
  • How can Mindfulness help you? This article helps explain more about the 5 main ways mindfulness can change your life, from better managing emotional responses, to getting out of old automatic habits - to actual real structural changes in the brain!
  • 8 Week Mindfulness Course will start October in TW - please register your interest
  • If you've enjoyed any of the yoga, mindfulness, workshops or coaching, please do leave a review!

Looking forward to seeing you back on the mat!Love,Lucy x

Yoga and Mindfulness Classes this Autumn!Mondays 7.35pm, Nuffield Health, Tunbridge Wells (members only)Tuesdays 12.30pm and 8pm – Pure Gym, Tunbridge WellsThursdays 7.30am Pure Gym Tunbridge Wells (£5 members, £13 non members)7pm – Pembury Park Pavillion, Recreation Ground, Lower Green Road, Pembury (£12 drop in / £50 for a 5 class pass)September 2nd Ultimate Awareness - an group online course which introduces you to the main concepts and techniques of mindfulness. Uses videos, reading material, facilitated online discussion and home practice. The course is hosted by a platform in the USA so cost is only $34 (about £25)October / November –  8 week group Mindfulness course in Tunbridge Wells.Private yoga and mindfulness coaching either at home or for your office are available. Please contact me on 07796 697 574 or to discuss
Weekly Mindfulness Group

I am excited to host a weekly mindfulness group, starting early October in central Tunbridge Wells. Each week we will cover the core mindfulness meditation practices and other techniques, as well as have a guided inquiry into our experiences. I will also provide some overview of the science behind what we're doing. There will also be herbal teas and biscuitsWhy practice mindfulness?We practice mindfulness to live more in the present moment, to enjoy life more, and to better equipped at dealing with the stuff that life throws at you. Through mindfulness practice, we start to notice that we have a choice in how to respond to life events, rather than behaving in the same old automatic ways - some of which may no longer help us. In this way, mindfulness practice can help with stress and pain management; in fact the first mindfulness group designed by founder Jon Kabat-Zinn in the USA was for hospital patients experiencing chronic pain. Kindness and compassion are a cornerstone of mindfulnes, and we practice being kind towards ourselves.There is a lot more information out there about the benefits of mindfulness, such as these links here and here. The UK government also released a Mindfulness Initiative, looking at how better to address mental health concerns especially in schools and workplaces.If you are interested in joining the group, please contact me to registerCost: £128 for the 8 week course. It will run from October to early December with a break for half term.