My name is Lucy Greeves. I am a freelance writer and yoga teacher based in rural North Essex. I have written non-fiction books, articles and short films on a wide range of topics; for more information on my writing, visit lucygreeves.com. I also contribute articles on yoga and wellbeing to Queen of Retreats and welldoing.org, among others. Over the last 15 years I have found yoga to be an indispensable companion to my writing career; I have been sharing my discoveries with students of all ages and levels of experience since 2008, and I hold a teaching diploma from the British Wheel of Yoga.
Yoga is an amazing toolbox for life. By combining physical challenges with breathing, meditation and relaxation techniques and philosophical enquiry, it offers everyone the opportunity to uncover a stronger, more balanced body and a calmer, more open mind.
I believe that our natural condition is to be comfortable in our own skins; through yoga, I want to help my students rediscover this ‘happy body’ state. It is my aim that no-one should feel intimidated or defeated in my classes, but rather gently amazed by their own hidden possibilities.
I have been practicing hatha yoga since 1999. During that time I’ve explored and been influenced by a number of schools, including viniyoga, astanga vinyasa, Iyengar and Scaravelli. Today, I practice and teach a gentle, flowing hybrid style that owes something to each of them. My main yoga mentors are Tara Fraser and James Jewell.
In 2011, I developed a residential Yoga for Writers course for the Arvon Foundation. The retreat takes place annually at Arvon’s writers’ centre in Devon. Out of this experience came Yoga for Busy Minds: an approach designed for all of us who spend a lot of time ‘in our heads’.