Lucy’s yoga method prioritises breathing, and movements which are coordinated with the breath. 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. While physical distancing is required to prevent the spread of COVID-19 we are unable to hold yoga courses here at A Space to Be. Lucy is offering a courses online and at Shilbottle Community Hall instead and a monthly email with some online resources.
A rose does not compare itself with the other roses, it just blooms! This month I am writing and teaching about the Niyama - five ideas from the Yoga Sutras that are about our personal habits. I think of them as a simple yogic model of self care and am almost a little amused to… Continue reading Blooming in Your Own Way (sauca samtosa)
Today I would like to share with you these words from Bob Sharples (an Australian psychologist and meditation teacher). He writes about 'meditation' but you could substitute this for 'yoga', 'relaxation' or even just 'practice'. Don’t meditate to fix yourself,to heal yourself,to improve yourself,to redeem yourself.Rather, do it as an act of love,of deep warm friendship… Continue reading Self Care Vs Self Improvement
Sundays 8.00-9.00pm, via Zoom, register here. Weekly online yoga class with Lucy Maresh. Practices are chosen to be accessible for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. The focus is on yoga techniques for relaxation and efficient breathing. Sunday evening classes will continue throughout June on the theme of Niyama and are supported by a weekly newsletter containing video… Continue reading Online – Sunday Night Live – Self Care (Niyama)
During the current COVID-19 public health crisis, we have had to close our doors. However, Lucy is teaching some classes online, and we invite you to join us in committing to a daily practice of 20 minutes deep relaxation via our Separate Together Retreat.
An opportunity to immerse yourself in a complete practice of active and restorative asana (postures), pranayama (breathing) and meditation. Each yoga day will be structured around a philosophical theme and is aimed at experienced practitioners and teachers. Accommodation is available for anyone that would like to travel from further afield.