Lucy has been a massage therapist since 2004 and yoga teacher since 2008. She has established a reputation for deep, effective, pain-free yoga and massage therapy tailor-made for each individual client.
Before establishing A Space to Be in 2009, Lucy ran a successful therapy business in London and worked in communications for several social and environmental non-profit organisations. As well as a great number of yoga and massage qualifications, Lucy has a degree in Social Anthropology from Cambridge University.
Lucy has been practising yoga since 1998 and teaching since 2008. She completed the British Wheel of Yoga teaching diploma with Tara Fraser who introduced to her ‘the viniyoga of yoga’ and the importance of adapting yoga for the individual. Lucy has studied intensively for the last decade with Uma Dinsmore Tuli (Womb Yoga) and Judith Hanson Lasater (Restorative Yoga) and regularly assists both teachers at their teacher trainings.
“I see yoga practice as an adventure, or exploration, into the workings of my own body, my own mind, and then inevitably, but very tentatively into my spirit or my soul. So, my role as a teacher is as a kind of tour guide – pointing out the key points of interest and showing you the paths I know, but encouring you too to find your own.
All the best adventures happen when you step off the beaten track and start exploring for yourself.”
Lucy is insured to practice by the Federation of Holistic Therapists and abides by their Code of Ethics. Lucy also holds an enhanced CRB disclosure and a First Aid at Work Certificate.
In addition to the following certified courses, Lucy regularly attends CPD workshops and assists her teachers at teacher trainings.
Certified Yoga Teacher Training
2018 Well Woman Yoga Therapy with Uma Dinsmore Tuli and Sivani Mata Francis
2018 Pranayama with Judith Hanson Lasater
2017 Experiential Anatomy for Yoga Teachers with Judith Hanson Lasater
2015 Yoga and Mindfulness for Children with Janine Hurley and Chelsea Canovas
2013 Integrated Postnatal and Baby Yoga with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli
2012 Yoga Nidra Teaching Training with Uma and Nirlipta Dinsmore-Tuli
2012 Advanced Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Judith Hanson Lasater
2011 Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Judith Hanson Lasater
2010 Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training with Uma Dinsmore Tuli
2008-10 British Wheel of Yoga Teacher Training Diploma with Tara Fraser (BWYDip)
2006 British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Course with Tara Fraser and Nigel Jones
Certified Massage Therapy Training
2017 Thai Abdominal Massage, Felicity Joy (Sunshine Network)
2011 Thai Therapeutic Techniques Levels 1-4, Old Medicine Hospital, Chiang Mai, Thailand
2011 Thai Foot Massage, Old Medicine Hospital, Chiang Mai, Thailand
2011 Thai Hot Herbal Compress Massage, Old Medicine Hospital, Chiang Mai, Thailand
2011 ‘Nerve Touch’ Massage, Lek Chaiya, Chiang Mai, Thailand
2007 Traditional Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner Course with Quantum Metta (TTYMA)
2006 Caring for Pregnant Clients with Denise Tiran, Expectancy Ltd
2005 Seated Acupressure Massage with Andrew Sceats
2005 Holistic Facial Massage with Christine Fisk (FHT)
2005 VTCT Level 3 Teaching Certificate in Infant Massage with Lorraine Davies (FHT)
2004 Working With People with Cancer (Cancer Resource Centre, now Paul D’Auria Centre)
2004 VTCT Level 3 Swedish Massage with Peter Gray at Cambridge Regional College