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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Autumn Term Timetable

Classes on Zoom

  • Thursdays 9.30-11.00
  • Saturdays 9.30-11.00
  • Sundays 19.30-21.00 (monthly)

Yoga with Lucy on Zoom

Classes at Shilbottle Community Hall

  • Fridays 9.30-11.00
  • Fridays 11.30-12.30 (Mother and Baby)
  • Sundays 18.30-20.30 (monthly)

Yoga with Lucy at Shilbottle Community Hall

Restorative Yoga Workshops at Shilbottle Community Hall

  • Friday 10 December 9.30-11.30

Restorative Yoga Workshops

Yoga Study Days

  • Saturday 8 January 10.00-16.00

Yoga Study Days

1:1 Yoga Classes

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

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

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