Yoga

Yoga with Lucy Maresh

Lucy teaches yoga in the spirit of ‘the viniyoga of yoga’, an approach to the specific application of yoga for individuals developed by TKV Desikachar. This practice prioritises breathing, and movements which are coordinated with the breath.

She brings to this a particular interest in restorative yoga (as developed from BKS Iyengar by Judith Hanson Lasater) and in yoga for women.

Classes begin with a short period of rest, feeling into the body and becoming aware of the natural breath. A typical class will then include flowing sequences, some restorative poses and relaxation, finishing with breathing practices and/or meditation. The classes are non-competitive and open to all ages and abilities. Termly courses tend to follow a philosophical theme.

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Weekly Group Yoga Classes

Classes usually take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings 9.30-11am.

All group classes are taking a break during the school holidays and will resume in September. The timetable will likely remain the same as the Summer timetable (see below) but some classes may be back in our own studio. Please contact us to register your interest.

Upcoming Workshops

  • Friday 16 July 9.30-11.30 – Restorative Yoga – waiting list contact us
  • Sunday 18 July 18.30-20.30 – Being in the Cycles Flow and Restore (Shilbottle Hall)
  • Sunday 25 July 19.30-21.00 – Being in the Cycles Flow and Restore (ZOOM)
  • Saturday 31 July 10.00-16.00 – Yoga Day (Shilbottle Hall)

Mother Nurture

1:1 Classes

Individual tuition is the traditional way to learn yoga and is available on a weekly, fortnightly, monthly or ad hoc basis. Further Information


The Autumn Timetable will be posted here by the end of August.

Online Yoga Class with Lucy Maresh

A sample online yoga class with Lucy which includes:
– arriving and centering
– slow and steady asana with options
– breathing awareness
– guided relaxation
– pranayama (anuloma ujjayi)
Moving slowly and steadily this practice focuses on using comfortable postures in order to lengthen and deepen the breath. It is ideal for anyone wishing to learn or practice their sun salutation, slowly and steadily, with options.

Lucy talks about the five niyama – śauca saṃtoṣa tapas svādhyāya īśvara praṇidhāna (from the Yoga Sutra chapter 2 verse 32).

Home Practice Resources

There are more yoga videos with Lucy available at https://aspacetobe.thinkific.com/