Lucy teaches the yoga philosophy module on all of our yoga teacher training courses and has a wealth of knowledge to share. Having started practicing yoga as a (very unhappy) teen in the Highlands of Scotland, Lucy trained with the YTTC (Yoga Therapy and Training Centre) in County Down in 2000-2002. She has done extensive further training, including with Donna Fahri, Christophe Mouze, and Julie Gudmestad, and is currently affiliated to YTI (Yoga Therapy Ireland). She is also a writer and philosopher and has published work on ideas that changed the course of history, and on what it is to do good. She completed her PhD in Philosophy between 2010 and 2014 in NUIG, Galway and later in UCC, Cork.
She spent a number of years working as a volunteer (VSO) in Sudan, Indonesia and Kenya, followed by 17 years in the far west of Mayo. She has written a book, “Love is Green: compassion as responsibility in the ecological emergency” (Vernon Press: 2019) and is currently working on a second collection of works by herself and other philosophers on the practice of philosophy in the ecological emergency. She teaches from a nondualist perspective and emphasises the value of sankalpa and yoga nidra, as well as practice realisation. A member of a number of eco-awareness raising organisations, and having run three marathons, she understands the value of hatha as keeping going!