Our life is our best teacher. Lucy's daily Yoga practice is her personal studying and teaching portfolio, which has been clearly reflected into her daily life. She calls her class Grace of Vinyasa, as the primary focus of the classes is in the way how we move, how we breathe and how does our body feel. Being fully present while we move through the conscious, slow, mindful motions, wisely connected with the breath, will bring the Grace into your practice and stillness into your mind, as you are fully focused on to be present NOW. Lucy's teaching of Vinyasa is about how '' to place and move our body in a sacred way'', and that is exactly the theme of every practice with her. Lucy's guidance is very precisely performed during the class, whether encouraged through anatomical understanding of our body - what we do and why, or spiritual acknowledgement of our existence along with inseparable relationship with our mind. Her classes are far away from what does the posture looks like, but what your body feels like and mainly what is your own experience you bring into that precious moment of practising.
Throughout the class, you will be several times reminded about your breath and how it can allow our body to cross our boundaries beautifully and gently, and what impact it has on the expression of our emotions in any situation we occur in. Understanding of biomechanics and biochemistry of our breath has become an inseparable part of her eternal studying which helped her to realise that Yoga is not just some ''another spiritual binding'' at all, but the real meaning of Yoga is beyond all understanding and its sacred impact is truly just within us, which can affect everyone and everything around us.
Teaching of Yoga means to her sharing of her inner determination to encourage people to realise consciously the way how we react towards everyone and everything around us and what is the relationship towards ourselves and our bodies. Our bodies are like the temples of our universal soul, which we should treat with the greatest respect in order to bring the harmony into our daily existence and not take is as granted. Practising of Yoga deepen the relationship with our own divine Self and help us to detach from our own beliefs, desires and realise we are part of something greater than we truly think we are and start living for presence, as that is the only certainty we possess.
Lucy has been blessed enough to be able to study Yoga with her unique teacher Troy Hadeed from Trinidad&Tobago, whose words of teaching increase the capacity to Love and being reconnected with the God of our own understanding in any situation of our life; Troy Turi who travels internationally teaching philosophy and breath-awareness as the cornerstone of personal change; Jolene Bayda - genius of body anatomy with her 20 years of studying and experience with teaching internationally.
From the traditional way of teaching, Lucy's classes might have the touch of B.K.S Iyengar, as she is leading all her classes with props & adjustments, emphasising on the alignment of our body along with our breath.
Body & Grace represented the attitude towards our body, ourselves, everyone and everything around us, in order to achieve a freedom and real happiness which lasts. Being fully present while we move, will allow us to listen to our body and push it towards the edge within ''discomfort zone'' and explore our full potential. This everything can happen only through our full concentration onto our breath & body relationship, in order to create the profound relationship with our mind. Our breath is one of the most important aspects of our life, vehicle of our Prana (vital energy), which is completely neglected and considered as an autonomic function, that is truth, but without our awareness of what is actually happening inside, we will never obtain the real benefits and long-lasting state of stillness, which is missing in the recent world of rushing and pushing ourselves forward.
With an expression of Grace in your practice, you will be directed inward to discover ''your energy body, where breath and emotions reside; your mental body, where thoughts and obsessions can be mastered; your intellectual body, where intelligence and wisdom can be found; and your divine body, where the Universal Soul can be glimpsed.'' - B.K.S Iyengar
The picture has been taken in a physical studio in Bow opened by Lucy on her own, however the circumstances of the life forced her to close it in February 2022.
However, Lucy feels gratitude for this kind of experience and utilise it on her journey in order to grow and teach.