Hi everyone and welcome to the April edition of the Yoga and Mind newsletter. I hope you all enjoyed Easter and the holidays and are getting ready for spring and summer to join us!Hope to see you on a mat soon!Love,Lucy xWORKSHOPSI'm offering 10% off my May and June workshops if you book and pay before the end of April!And: there are still spaces for the Inversions for Beginners Workshop on Sunday 24th April, 2-4pmPLUS: Mindful Yoga will be running again in July!NEW CLASSI'm pleased to announce I will be teaching every Monday night 7.35 - 8.35pm at Nuffield Health, Tunbridge Wells, from 9th MayI'm looking for a venue to hold an additional non-gym class each week so please let me know if you have ideas!LATEST BLOG POST - Is Yoga Just Another Distraction?Distraction is where we deliberately remove ourselves from ourselves; from our bodies, from our feelings, from our intuition, from certain situations. Brene Brown calls it numbing – I don’t want to feel that. The methods are wide and varied: booze, food, shopping, work, being busy, exercise, TV, internet, yoga. Anything we do mindlessly and without awareness is a distraction. We lead very distracted lives and are often disengaged and disconnected from ourselves, what is going on around us, and those we live and work with.. Read more here:
Space still available! Inversions for Beginners, Sunday 24th AprilWant to learn how to go upside down safely and within your own comfort zone - and have fun?In this workshop we will prepare for and explore several inversion poses - and go upside down!The session will include a sequence to warm up and strengthen the body, and also to see which level you're working at. We'll also look at some pranayama techniques for helping with inversions. The poses we'll explore include headstand, wheel and shoulder stand.Where and when: Sunday 24th April, 2-4pm, Pure Gym Tunbridge WellsPrice: Pure Gym Members: £17.50 / Non Members: £25.00 (includes a day pass to the gym)More details hereTo book - email me at email@example.comAdvanced booking is needed so I can register you at Pure Gym
NEW: Workshops for Spring and Summer!
Book before the end of April and receive 10% off May and June WorkshopsSunday May 22nd, 2-4pm – Yoga Off the MatIf you're interested in learning more about how we can apply ideas from yoga in everyday life, then this workshop is for you. Did you know that hundreds of years before we had poses or asanas, yoga was designed as a system or technology to help navigate real life and learn how to come closer to our real selves? Today, more than ever, yoga has many practical lessons we can learn on the mat - and then take away with us to keep re-using. Ideas such as learning to manage discomfort, how to create space between what presses our buttons and how we choose to respond, how to regulate stress - to how to come closer to our real emotions, intuition and our true selves.The workshop will use physical poses or asanas, some pranayama, meditation, as well as short explanations of key concepts.Come and explore some of the several thousand years old ideas that yoga has that are as applicable off the mat in 2016 as they were 2000 years ago.£17.50 Pure Gym Members / £25 Non MembersPure Gym, Tunbridge WellsSunday 19th June, 10am - Midday – Yoga Basics for Beginners If you are new to yoga, or find you don't have enough time to absorb all the cues and instructions in a regular class, or would like to move into a more dynamic class but are worried about not knowing enough about alignment - then this workshop is for you.After a gentle warm up, we'll be breaking down some key poses such as Downward Facing Dog, the Warriors, Plank and some sitting poses - plus the main sun saluation sequence. We will work in pairs or groups maybe with photos (!) to review our alignment - and I am looking at providing a short leaflet with the main points for you to take away. As usual, the class will finish with a lovely meditation and relaxation.£25 per personPresent Health, Goods Station Road, Tunbridge WellsSunday 24th July 2-4pm – Mindful Yoga I’m excited to be running my Mindful Yoga workshop again in July - for those who want a repeat or who missed it last time. In this session we will be exploring mindfulness meditation techniques, improving awareness, deepening our yoga practice, and looking at how to use the breath more effectively in our practice and in life. You will come away feeling more energised and relaxed with some techniques you can use at home and work.£25 per person (discount is not available on this workshop as it is being promoted by Present Health. All bookings will be via their website)Present Health, Goods Station Road, Tunbridge Wells
Sunday May 22nd, 2-5pm – Energise and Flow with Lucy and Grace
Unfortunately, we've had to re-schedule this workshop to the autumn. If you've expressed interest I still have you on the list and more information will be available nearer the time
Current Classes and Coaching
Mondays: 2pm - 3pm Mindfulness @ Tunbridge Wells Mental Health Resource CentreMondays: 7.35pm - 8.35pm Yoga @ Nuffield Health, Tunbridge WellsTuesdays: 1230pm - 1.30pm and 7pm - 7.45pm Yoga @ Pure Gym, Tunbridge WellsThursdays: 7pm - 8.15pm Yoga @ the Pembury Recreation Ground clubhouseI also teach occasional classes at Present Health (hot yoga) and Nizels Health ClubOffice / Corporate Yoga - by appointment, £60 per class. More informationherePrivate classes by appointment: £50 per classPrivate coaching and mindfulness groups are available. For more details, please contact me