Yoga for people who care about the planet
Welcome! My name is Lucy, a fully certified, London-based hatha yoga teacher.
I teach yoga for those who especially care about looking after the environment and the animals we share it with, providing you with feel-good exercise & calming pauses for your body & mind.
My hatha yoga classes are perfect for you if….
- You are a very busy worker, parent or student and you want the physical benefits of exercise and the mental benefits of calming practices like meditation, but don’t have time to attend separate classes for each
- You want to improve your fitness but don’t like exercise that is too hardcore! Instead, you want to try something that isn’t overly intense but still gives you a happy buzz from working your body
- You have a need to fully switch off from your hectic daily life by engaging in something that deeply calms your mind
- You suffer from back, neck or shoulder pain and you would like to reduce your discomfort and release tension to move towards a pain-free life
- You have a history of injuries and are keen to experience the pleasure of exercise again, in a style that is low risk but enjoyable
- You suffer from stress, anxiety or depressionand have a desire to learn new ways to calm your mind, feel more grounded and positive
My guarantee: LOVE your first Living Green Yoga class or get your money back
I’m so sure you’ll love your first class that if not I’ll refund you the full amount. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and your refund will be processed promptly – no questions asked!
What students say about my classes
“I recently made the decision to come back to yoga after a really long break. I was initially a bit sceptical about hatha yoga having heard that it’s a lot slower than vinyasa flow which I had enjoyed in the past. However I found Lucy’s class extremely well balanced and clearly lead so I could easily follow the steps. Lucy’s focus on breath and clear simple adjustments made for the most enjoyable and beneficial yoga class – I really felt relaxed which was impressive because the class took place at my workplace! I can’t recommend Lucy enough especially if your looking for a gentle peaceful way to banish the aches and pains ready for the working day.”
“I’m absolutely blown away by how Lucy’s classes have transformed my physical and mental well being. I tend to get so tense and spend my time over-thinking but after an hour with Lucy, I’m relaxed to the point that I can’t help but smile and feel like I’m walking an inch off the ground.”
“I felt totally relaxed and clear headed after taking part in one of Lucy’s yoga classes. Would highly recommend if you want to close your mind off to the world for an hour or so.”
“Lucy’s yoga class was the most enjoyable and rewarding I have experienced. The pace of the class was perfect; holding the poses for longer periods really challenged my stability and control, yet we still covered a lot of different poses and my heart rate definitely increased from the effort. Lucy was wonderfully calming and encouraging whilst guiding us through the poses and breathing and making adjustments when necessary. I left feeling completely relaxed and restored, it was exactly what I needed after a stressful week and I can’t recommend Lucy’s classes enough to everyone.”
“I practised yoga with Lucy a couple of times and every time is different, special and motivating. She explains it so well that makes me feel confident in my poses. I always finish the sessions very relaxed and wishing for the next session to start. I will definitely keep going to her sessions!”
“Lucy’s presence in the yoga class did exactly what I understand yoga to be. Pointing and guiding me “home” inside. She guides calmly and steadily with lots of space to absorb the transitions and go deep into the practice. She’s so sweet and gentle too, so I was left feeling nurtured and held. Thank you so much, Lucy. I’m privileged to have experienced your class.”
How hatha yoga is different to other styles of yoga
Fast-flowing, athletic styles of yoga such as vinyasa or ashtanga are great for an intense workout of the body, whereas restorative yoga is wonderful for focusing on the mind: letting go of stress and releasing tension. Yin yoga is paced for slowing down the mind but its asanas (postures) are mostly aimed at stretching joints and connective tissue to increase their flexibility.
In hatha yoga we hold asanas longer than fast-flowing modern styles. Some of these are restful, some are challenging, and after each one we take a calming pause. From the restful asanas and calming pauses you gain meditative, relaxing benefits, but the challenging asanas give you a similar feeling to that of a really satisfying workout. This combination of practices works together to transform your mind as well as your body.
“The success of yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships.”
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I discovered yoga in my early twenties as a way to deal with anxiety and burnout from London working and modern day living as well as long-term back pain - I can wholeheartedly say, yoga works! In October 2017 I left my office job in the fashion world to travel SE Asia, ending in Bali where I completed my 200-hour, Yoga Alliance accredited Hatha Yoga teacher training.
I love to explore nature and enjoy creating (and eating) plant-based vegan food - especially raw cakes and treats!
I find so much joy in sharing yoga and its endless benefits and look forward to meeting you at a class soon.
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