Middle Path Yoga

with Lucy Deere

During current isolation measures I am teaching live, online classes. Go to DROP-IN CLASS TIMETABLE for more information or please CONTACT ME

Workshops

Yoga & Meditation Evening - 2nd July 20:00-21:30

These are challenging times and I have heard many friends say that they are “just about scraping through”. If you feel that self-care has been put on the back burner recently, please join me on for this extended yoga class. We will enjoy an evening of nourishing yoga postures, guided mindfulness meditation and finish with a lying-down, deep relaxation.

Join me live on Zoom 20:00-21:30 BST.

£10 per person (£7 concession)

Suitable for all levels. Please contact me to book and to receive login details.

Summer Solstice Weekend Retreat - Postponed

When – Fri 19th until Sun 21st June
Where – Southease, Near Lewes
Price – Early-bird prices start at £295 (valid until 31/03/20)
Level – Continuer (not suitable for beginners)

Join us for a rejuvenating weekend of yoga in the countryside. Just twenty minutes from Brighton, nestled at the foot of the South Downs, this picturesque location provides the perfect setting for a yoga and mindfulness retreat. We have yoga, mindful walks, healthy meals, a fire pit plus your choice of massage treatment to top it all off!

Included in price:
  • two nights accommodation
  • yoga & mindfulness classes with Lucy
  • 30 minute massage treatment
  • all meals (vegetarian/vegan)

Retreat Program

Friday 19th June:

Arrival from 15:00
17:00-18:30 Opening circle and yoga class
18:30 Shared evening meal
20:00-21:00 Herbal tea and meditation

Saturday 20th June:
2 x Meditation sessions
2 x yoga sessions
Massage
Mindful walking

Sunday 21st June
Mindful walk at sunrise (optional!)
Breakfast
Yoga and closing circle
Lunch
Depart

Retreat Prices:

Early-bird (book before 31st March)

Dorm room (sleeps 4) – £295 per person
Large bell tent (sleeps 4) – £325 per person – FULLY BOOKED
Large pod (sleeps 2/3) – £375 per person
Twin small pod (sleeps 2) – £710 in total – FULLY BOOKED
Twin/double deluxe pod (sleeps 2) – £790 in total

Secure your place with an £80 non-refundable deposit per person. Full early-bird payment to be received before 31/03/20

Full Price

Dorm room (sleeps 4) – £325 per person
Large bell tent (sleeps 4) – £358 per person
Large pod (sleeps 2/3) – £410 per person
Twin small pod (sleeps 2) – £780 in total
Twin/double deluxe pod (sleeps 2) – £869 in total

Please contact Lucy via the form below or call 07811 720 592 to discuss availability and to reserve your place.

“The workshop was fantastic!…I left the group feeling positive, happy, relaxed and inspired!” Charlee

‘My experience of Middle Path Yoga has been entirely positive…Lucy’s teaching style is invariably encouraging and supportive to all members of our group irrespective of age and experience.’ Dr. Sarah Montagnon

Classes

Personal Tuition

Drop-in Classes

Yoga for People with Learning Disabilities

What is Yoga?

Yoga is an ancient practice that originated in India around 5000 years ago. The word yoga stems from the Sanskrit word “Yuj” meaning to yoke, join or unite. Yoga is best known in the West as a set of practices that include stretching and strengthening the body, breathing and deep relaxation.

The Middle Path

The term ‘The Middle Path’ (or ‘Way’) refers to the Buddha’s discovery that the way to enlightenment could not be found in extreme asceticism nor in self-indulgence. He used the analogy of a sitar to demonstrate this idea: if the string is stretched too tight it breaks, if it is too loose it will not play.

Profile

I have been teaching yoga for 17 years now but it has always been a part of my life. I was lucky enough to have a yoga teaching mum so my brother and I were brought up using visualisation to help us sleep and mindful breathing to help with headaches and injuries. As a young adult, after being diagnosed as epileptic, I was given a daily yoga practice by Swami Niranjanananda. Having experienced the benefits of yoga first hand I went to India and South East Asia to study, and subsequently teach yoga.

I first studied Satyananda yoga with my mum and then with the Sivananda organisation in 2002. I moved to France, to live and work at an ashram in order to experience yoga as a complete lifestyle. I went on to live and teach in Paris for three years including four months spent living at the Centre International Sivananda de Yoga Vedanta. I have been teaching children’s yoga since 2003 having trained with Calm for Kids. More recently I have enjoying studying with Donna Farhi and am inspired by Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers.

I am also a student of Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh and have spent many inspiring days at his retreat centre Plum Village in the south of France. His teachings on mindfulness in daily life greatly influence the classes I teach. I taught meditation as part of a yoga teacher training course and am now working on a new project to help bring mindfulness into mainstream education.

Photo credit – Luca Sage

Sun salutation with mantras

I usually start my classes with the Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar in Sanskrit). It is a fantastic physical warm up but more than that it provides a lovely way of reconnecting the ‘head, heart and hand’ as Swami Satyananda would say. As we move through the familiar sequence, consciously synchronising our breath with the postures, the mind quietens down, the emotions settle and the body releases unnecessary tensions. Listening to the mantras can help to enhance this process.

Contact

For further information and queries please contact Lucy directly by emailing lucy@middlepathyoga.com or using the contact form below. To join the mailing list please subscribe using the sign up form at the bottom.

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