Lucy Lucas

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Autumn Newsletter

In this month's newsletter:

NEW Classes will be starting this month at Pure Gym and from January at Flow Tunbridge Wells. Also in the new year, classes will be starting at the new creative co working space The House on Monson Road. More details below.The January Mindfulness Course will be running for 8 weeks from early January. There is a limit of 12 spaces with 5 already pre-booked. More details on the course and how to register belowWanting to develop your own home practice? How about this article?I'm also speaking about how yoga and mindfulness can help mental healthat The Kent Collective on 30th November in Ashford.Christmas presents! Stuck for suggestions? Some yoga ideas to follow!

NEW Classes! Finally.....
Every THURSDAY from 10th November @ Pure Gym 1300 - 1315This is a timetabled class and must be pre-booked using the Pure Gym app or websiteFrom JANUARY, Mindful Yoga every MONDAY @ Flow Tunbridge Wells 1230 - 1345This class will include open level hatha yoga suitable for all, exploring different concepts in yoga and mindfulness. We will close each session with a guided 15 minute mindfulness meditation to really set you up for the rest of the week. All bookings via the Flow website (P.S. The class isn't listed yet...)I am also currently working out the final details of offering yoga in central TW at The House, a creative co working space on Monson Road. Classes would be drop in or via class passes. I'm still looking at suitable times, but they will be designed for people working in the town centre. Currently looking at 8am -8.45am; lunchtimes and after work at 5.30pm. More details to follow!
January Mindfulness Course

This is an 8 week Mindfulness Course which will run from early January to early March, probably with a week off for half term. The group will meet at The House, on Monson Road. I'm hoping to hold a gentle yoga class in the same location beforehand for anyone wanting to double up on relaxation :-)Mindfulness is a proven technique to help increase self-awareness, manage stress and improve wellbeing. It does this by bringing us into the present moment of our felt experience, using the breath and body to explore what is actually going on for us right now. In this way, we are better able to practice turning towards our experiences and ourselves with kindness and curiosity. We can then consider the kinds of actions and steps we can take, if any, that will help with the situations we find ourselves in.In this 8 week course, we will learn the core mindfulness meditation practices, as well as practice inquiry into our experiences. There will also be some teaching around the theory and neuroscience behind how mindfulness is believed to work. Each session will comprise meditation practices, inquiry and discussion. Home practice is a key component of mindfulness, and students will be provided with guided meditations to use at home. There will also be a facilitated Facebook group for students to share experiences during the course.The cost of the course is £128 per person, which includes audio meditations, all teaching materials and online help and support during the course. Register here. Your place is only confirmed when payment has been paid.The House is a creative co-working space on Monson Road, just behind ASK Italian. Herbal tea and biscuits will be provided in the kitchen beforehand.Any questions, please get in touch!

The Health of Our Minds @ The Kent CollectiveI'm delighted to speaking about how yoga and mindfulness can help us manage our mental health later this month. The event is run by The Kent Collective, which is a free monthly event featuring inspiring talks that will provide a meaningful way for the professional people of Kent to meet like-minded people and engage around key topics of interest.I'll be looking at what yoga and mindfulness say about the health of our minds, and why some of us might struggle with mental health problems. I'll also cover the ways in which these systems can help us. All of this underpinned by some personal stories about my ongoing battle with depression, and how yoga and mindfulness have helped me manage this condition. An article I wrote recently on how mindfulness can help us mentally can be found here.Sam Dondi-Smith, Social Entreprener & Founder of Interactive Me will also be talking about improving dementia care with new technology.Places are limited so if you'd like to attend, please check out the link here. I will be posting a version of my talk on my blog after the event.
Yoga Christmas Presents!Struggling for ideas? Got a yogi in your life? Want to add to your own Christmas list for Santa?Yogamatters yoga mats are for sale for £10 each. Only bright colours turquoise and coral are left...Gift vouchers are available for a private yoga session in the comfort of your own home - £60 eachInterested in either of these then please let me know!
Current Yoga and Mindfulness ClassesMONDAY:1230 - 1400: Mindfulness Course at Flow Tunbridge Wells1935 - 2035: Yoga at Nuffield Health, TWTUESDAY:1230 - 1330: Yoga at Pure Gym TW2000 - 2100: Yoga at Pure Gym TWTHURSDAY:1300 - 1345: Yoga at Pure Gym TW1900 - 2015: Yoga at Pembury Recreation Ground ClubhouseBY APPOINTMENT:Private and corporate yoga sessionsPersonal mindfulness based coaching