Lucy Lucas

Lucy Lucas' Blog

Yoga & Mind Blog by Lucy Lucas

Christmas Newsletter

Welcome to my Christmas Newsletter!NEW 8 Week Mindfulness Course starting 18 January!NEW Drop In Mindfulness starting 9 January @ FlowNEW Drop In Yoga classes @ Flow and The HouseYoga classes over Christmas too!ALL details are below!Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!
NEW EVENING Mindfulness Course starting 18th January 2017"If you want to introduce mindfulness in to your life this is a great course. Lucy provides a good balance of theory and practice and I have found it invaluable in how I now look at life and respond to situations"
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."Your course and meditations have facilitated kindness to be such a part of our family life, in so many gentle ways, and we are all the more connected because of it"DATES: Wednesday 18th Jan - 15th March (no class 11 Feb)TIMES: 7pm - 8.30pmLOCATION: The House, 29-31 Monson Road, TN1 2LSCOST: £128.00 (includes group classes, audio meditations for home practice and all materials)INFO & BOOKING: / 07796 697 574"It’s been an excellent way to understand the whys and hows surrounding meditation"
NEW Yoga and Mindfulness Class Schedule for 2017!MONDAY1230 - 1400 Drop In Mindfulness @ Flow Tunbridge Wells1730 - 1830 Drop In Yoga @ The House on Monson Road (TBC)1935 - 2035 Yoga @ Nuffield HealthTUESDAY1230 - 1330 Yoga at Pure Gym2000 - 2100 Yoga at Pure GymWEDNESDAY0930 - 1030 Drop In Yoga & Mindfulness @ Flow Tunbridge Wells1730 - 1830 Drop In Yoga @ The House on Monson Road (TBC)1900 - 2030 8 Week Mindfulness Course @ The House on Monson RoadTHURSDAY1300 - 1345 Yoga @ Pure Gym1900 - 2015 Drop In Yoga @ Pembury PavilionSATURDAY1000 - 1100 Drop In Yoga @ The House on Monson Road (TBC)All classes at The House on Monson Road are subject to confirmation, as I am still finalising the last few arrangements

Holiday Yoga

The good news is that you can take time out from family and festivities as I'll be teaching yoga over the holiday period at the following times. Non members can get a day pass for Pure Gym here.19th Dec: Nuffield Health 193520th Dec: Pure Gym 1230 & 200022nd Dec: Pure Gym 130027th Dec: Pure Gym 1230 & 200028th Dec: Nuffield Health 103529th Dec: Pure Gym 1300 & Nuffield Health 18152nd Jan: Nuffield Health 0935 & 19353rd Jan: Pure Gym 1230 & 20005th Jan: Pure Gym 1300 & Pembury Pavilion 1900Pembury classes resume on Thursday 5th January!

How a Single Meditation Changed my Life

This picture was taken in Ibiza in August 2015. I was incredibly depressed, hating Ibiza and the craziness of life there, very lonely as I wasn’t really connecting with people, and those that I did were all busy working anyways. I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life, but I was rapidly coming to the conclusion that being in Ibiza wasn’t it.But when this picture was taken I was sitting alongside one of my best friends, who has helped me in so many ways, watching this beautiful sunset and drinking a cold beer. I still felt awful with the depression and loneliness, but I was also able to acknowledge the really lovely things in that exact moment. I went home feeling slightly better that evening.Perhaps this moment was trying to teach me something? Read the rest here

And finally, it's really important to me to get your feedback so I can make improvements to my classes. So if you can spare 5 minutes, please complete the feedback form hereFor those of you who attend at Pure Gym or Nuffield Health, I have NO control over class booking or availability. Any comments on this needs to go to the gyms themselvesMany thanks and Merry Christmas!