Yoga - Personal Training - Pregnancy Yoga - Nutrition and Weight Management - HOP (Hour of Power) - Mum & Baby Yoga - Toddler & Children'sYoga based in Louth, Lincolnshire
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"In all honesty I initially started Lucy's Yoga classes to lose weight and improve my fitness. Little did I know that it would actually change my entire perspective on life. Through yoga Lucy has taught a new way of thinking and has given me ways to manage my emotions in a far deeper and more sustainable way than any medication or counselling ever has. I have spent so much of my life treying to build a tool box to overcome the issues of life. Through Lucy I now have that tool box. I now have strategies to help manage those anxieties and stresses that I often found too difficult to manage on my own. I cannot thank Lucy enough for her patience and encouragement. She has taught me to believe in myself and for the first time in my life I can honestly say that I leave every session feeling proud of everything I have achieved and will achieve. I will always carry anxiety and I will always be an emotional person but I will never let either cripple me again because I have the guidance of yoga with me. Thank you Lucy, you have done more for me than you will ever know." (Abi, Lincolnshire, 2018)
A new class starting September 2018 ~ Children's Yoga Tree Yoga ~ an education for peace
Classes to help children of different ages, abilities, children with special needs plus classes in schools. Yoga classes, for children aged 2years to 18 years, reminds the child they are perfect the way they are, it offers them the space to choose, to explore and to express who they wish to be. When a child is taken to a place of peace and acceptance by a capable and well trained Yoga teacher challenges they may face become manageable and moments become magical the way they are meant to be. My classes allow a journey for each child through the practice of yoga, mindfulness and meditation bringing strength, confidence, self awareness and acceptance of themselves.
Children's Yoga in Schools
There is so much pressure on the modern educational system to focus on the academic performance of students but little emphasis on the mental and emotional well being of children. I am hoping to change all that!
Yoga and mindfulness can transform children's experience of school
Yoga focuses on the individual physical development of the child
Movements are age appropriate and provide opportunities for the children to manage their thoughts and breathing techniques
Practicing yoga from an early age gives children a toolkit for life in order to cope with the fast paced, achievement based society we live in
My classes provide a non-competitive environment for children to grow in confidence andself-esteem. Yoga supports learning and emotional well-being for childrten at school in the following ways:
* Brreathing exercises develop concentration and help the child to feel calm
* Flexibility, strength and balance create healthy body awareness and reduce sports related injury
* Nature based poses create a connection and understanding of the natural world
* Mindfulness helps the child to self regulate their emotions and become cinfidence and resilient
Another new class starting September ~ Mum & Baby Yoga for children aged 6 months to 1 year
We are all born with amazing flexability but stresses and strains force our bodies to become stiff and out of balance. Ensuring our children practice yoga throughout their lives is a wonderful gift we can give them. Yoga also teaches our children to accept and manage their emotions and build body and self confidence
A new class that started recently - Mum & Baby Yoga and Massage Classes
These classes consist of gentle yoga poses for you and your baby. You will learn massage techniques usefuul for colic and digestive upsets, promoting clam and sleep.
For mothers it will privde a safe haven, time to be around like-minded Mums in a non-judgemental environment, a chance to share and discuss their experiences, worries or concern. Helping to ease post natal depression, gain strength and give time to relax
Rhythm ~ Rhyme ~ Sensory Play ~ Post natal support ~ Yoga and massage ~
~ Calming and soothing methods
HOUR OF POWER is here NOW..... the only class in Lincolnshire!
Check out the class timetable for more details.
An amazing new fitness class that combines the mental focus and breathing of Yoga, core muscle development of Pilates, the high-energy fat-burning of aerobics and the muscle conditioning of resistance training. Check the Class Timetable for more details.
Pregnancy Yoga Classes - Pre & Post Natal
(Happy Baby Pose!)
Small friendly classes in a non judgemental environment or private tuition available
I have two young children and, like many women, I had lots of fears and worries about labour. I learnt so much when I undertook my Pregnancy Yoga course, including labour should not be something to fear but something to be celebrated and cherished. Thanks to yoga I had two positive birthing experiences with no complications and I always felt in control and I even had my second baby in the birthing pool, which was a lovely experience. Below is an outline of what my classes offer, along with the benefits:
Bringing greater awareness and connection to mother and baby.... A 6 week yoga course designed specifically for pregnant mums to help prepare mothers to cope with the emotional, physical and mental changes within their bodies and prepare them for motherhood. Using poses, relaxation and breathing exercises to help guide you through the stages of pregnancy, labour and beyond.
Giving your baby the best possible start
Suitable for all levels of ability
All poses will be modified accordingly to suit each mother as her body changes
For Mums at 12 weeks pregnancy onwards - what to expect Weeks 1 - 6
~ Learn gentle poses to help gain flexibility, to reduce stiffness and tension in joints and so leading to an easier pregnancy and birth
~ Learn meditation and relaxation techniques to help cope with pregnancy and labour
~ Learn poses to help improve digestion and helping to eliminate toxins and reduce stress, varicose veins and haemorrhoids
~ Gain support and feel relaxed in a non -judgemental environment, sharing your pregnancy experience with like-minded women
~ Learn how to minimise pregnancy symptoms such as nausea, tiredness, back pain, fluid retention and headaches
~ Learn how the body changes throughout pregnancy
~ Help maintain a healthy weight and diet during pregnancy
~ Take time to connect with your baby
~ Learn poses to help strengthen the pelvic floor and to help the body during labour, recover after the birth and help support the internal organs
~ Learn useful postures to encourage your baby into the optimal birthing position for birth and learn postures and positions during labour to help bring your baby into the world with ease
~ Learn about labour and pain mangement techniques
~ Learn how to help with post natal depression after the birth
~ Learn how to exercise safely after giving birth
~ Learn birthing techniques
~ Positive affirmations
~ Pre and postnatal support for you and your baby
Class numbers will be limited so early booking is essential.
One-to-One Private Classes - £25 for 60 minute class (concessions can be made for a small group of up to 3 people)
Group Classes - £45 for a 6 week course
I am now offering 20% discount on all classes for NHS personnel
(please bring proof of I.D)
About Me - Lucy Cawdron
I am a qualified Power Yoga teacher, Hour of Power Instructor, Gym Instructor, Personal Trainer, Pregnancy Yoga teacher, Mum & Baby Yoga and Massage teacher and Nutrition and Weight Management Specialist. I have been teaching since my mid 20's in both the UK and Dubai. I am also currently in the process of qualifying for Children's Yoga for ages 2yrs to 18 yrs.
I teach private clients as well as holding group classes. I have held classes at The Ballet Centre, The World Trade Centre, the Zen Beauty Lounge (Dubai's first and only eco friendly beauty lounge) and I have also covered classes at the Core Studio in Dubai as well as visiting private clients in their own home environment. I have also held group seminars in Dubai. I have my own Yoga Studio within the Louth Physiotherapy Sports and Injury Clinic. The people I teach are of all ages, levels and abilities.
I work on clients specific needs to suit them, whether it be to help get them in shape, weight loss, become stronger and more positive in both body and mind or to help with the many health concerns that Yoga can help with, such as stress, IBS, digestive problems, asthma, fatigue, etc (see Yoga For Healing for a full list of health concerns that Yoga can help with).
All my life I have had a passion for exercise, everything from horse riding to running and dance. For me exercise makes me feel good on the inside and the outside. I first tried yoga 20 years ago. I had suffered for many years with back problems and so my Mum encouraged me to take up yoga.
Since then my love for yoga has increased and I began to see how much it had helped me, both physically and mentally as a person. I was stronger, healthier, more flexible and balanced and as a person I became more confident and happier so I began to think how much I would like to show others how yoga can help them to.
I began to practise many different styles of yoga, everything from power yoga, full body blast/power yoga ultra through to bikram-ashtanga yoga to gain lots of experience and gain inspiration. I then qualified as a Yoga teacher and have been teaching ever since. My main aim is to help others, to heal both body and mind. A healthy body equals a healthy mind.
My mission is to help people get fit and healthy both on the inside and the outside. There is no point being super fit and toned on the outside if we are not healthy on the inside. Through yoga and exercise our health can improve so much.
When our physical, mental, spiritual and emotional bodies are in alignment then we are healthy. If there are energy blockages in any of these areas it causes illness, so when everything is in balance we have full health and energy. Yoga teaches us to go beyond our limits.
Yoga and exercise should be a way of life. So this is the journey I have set for myself and I wish to invite you to take it with me.
In the summer of 2017 I attended a Lou Harvey-Zahra Workshop best selling author of 'Happy Child, Happy Home ' and Ruldolf Steiner teacher. Topics included learning about the twelves senses of a child and how to bring the childs twelve senses into balance to allow complete inner peace, positive parenting tips, creative discipline within the home to allow the child to grow and develop , empower who they are and teaching gratitude from early childhood to teenage years.
I have also led a Lincolnshire Waldorf Steiner Parent and Child Group for 3 years which is a beautiful group which gives the child the opportunity to develop socially, emotionally and phsyically in a cretrive, secure enabling and harmonious environment. The group includes songs and rhythmical verses, music and movement, story telling , seasonal crafts, free play and a shared meal.
In November 2010 I took part in a 5Rhythms Dance Workshop and in January 2011 I took part in a Max Strom Workshop. I learnt alot from both Workshops, both were very enlightening. I have gained great knowledge through attending and participating in these Workshops and they have inspired me so much that I have written a small piece about what each Workshop entails:
5Rhythms Dance Workshop
The 5Thythms comprise a simple movement practice designed to release the dancer that lives in every body, no matter what its shape, size, age, limitations and experience. To find your dance is to find yourself at your most fluid and creative level. While the practice itself is the essence of simplicity, it has the power to catalyze deep healing and creative expression. The primary teaching of this work is: If you put the psyche in motion, it will heal itself.
The five rhythms are: Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness. They come together to create the Wave, a movement meditation practice. Rather than having steps to follow, each rhythm is a different energy field in which you find your own expression and choreography, thereby stretching your imagination as well as your body. Each rhythm is a teacher and you can expect to meet different and sometimes unknown aspects of yourself as your dance unfolds and your practice of the rhythms deepens over time.
"Movement is my medicine: it's my meditation, my practice. It is what I do no matter how I feel. We were all born to move, to surrender to the beat. Your soul is a dancer. No effort. No judgement. Pure energy in the moment" - Gabrielle Roth
Exhale - Max Strom Workshop
Strom's system includes a philosophy of living, self-enquiry, breathing exercise, yoga postures and meditation, guiding his students to becoming happier, healthier and empowered human beings. He has taught tens of thousands of students and trained several hundred teachers. He has been teaching since 1995 and is recognised by the Yoga Alliance at their Advanced Teacher Level (ERYT)
The Workshop was split into three parts:
A Life Worth Breathing. This workshop focused on lifting us up from burn-out and re-igniting the inner fire, transforming depression into inspiration and anger into courage. It is renowned for its healing, penetrating affect, leaving students feeling renewed and open. It starts with a talk by Max Strom followed by the integration of breathing exercise and vinyasa flow, finishing with a focus on simple chants unfolding into a transformational meditation.
Strength, Grace & Expansion. The intent of power yoga is not only to increase our strength and flexibility, but also to promote health and vitality. The next layer is to transform our behaviour from coarse to gracious, and to transform even our very thoughts, from chaos to beauty. Strom?s unique prana-flow class emphasises emotional transformation using vinyasa-flow, non-dogmatic philosophy, breathing and meditation.
The Healing Power of Forgiveness. Forgiveness is perhaps the most powerful tool we have for healing ourselves. To forgive another heals oneself just as anger toward another poisons oneself. Anger and resentment can destroy our lives. For the body to heal, often what is most vital is to heal the broken heart or spirit. Failure to forgive affects our stress level, power to heal the body, discernment and all our relationships. The first part of this seminar is a powerful lecture on forgiving others, the second part will address forgiving oneself and the third part includes gentle yoga movement, breathing exercises and guided meditation with emphasis on emotional transformation.
When we are in pain we become self-centred and myopic. When we heal we become more empathetic, selfless and sympathetic to the pain and welfare of others. It is our gift to others to heal ourselves
Welcome to my Website!
I invite you to take this path of enlightenment with me! I have so much to say where do I start? The journey I have been on to make my website has been amazing and has now become real. I have come to learn so much, I've come to realise yoga, and helping others through yoga, is where my true passion lies. Everyone strives to find what their true purpose in life is, I have forever always wanted to know what mine was and I believe I have now found it. It has not been an easy road but I have had the most amazing help and support from my family and friends.
Firstly, I have to thank my Mum, not just for encouraging me to take up yoga in the first place many years ago but also for all the unbelievable hard work she has put in to making this website become real. I also have to thank my loyal, lovely and amazing yogi clients! Through them I have learnt so much about my teaching, to me they are not just clients they have become special friends that share the same passion as I do. When someone tells me that through our classes they have become not only healthier, less stressed, more grounded and are living a more positive way of thinking and living it is an amazing gift to me. Seeing a yogi client improve week by week and seeing them master a pose that they once found difficult gives me a great sense of happiness.
So many of my friends have helped me along my journey. Andrew Watkins provided the most amazing photo's for this website along with the help of my lovely friend Vicki Costa, we had a great time during the photoshoot and Andrew was so patient with me whilst waiting for me to get into all sorts of positions! My good friend Chris Coogan has been a great friend to me and also an amazing source of inspiration, helping me to come up with some fabulous ideas including finding a name for the website in the first place!
Before I began practising yoga I was a very shy person with no confidence. I strongly believe that if you find the correct yoga teacher it can help change your life and I was very lucky to find one. Alisa not only taught me yoga but became a great friend also, she taught me how to practise with passion and she gave me the encouragement and confidence to go on to teach others. I believe I learnt from the best and my aim to give to others what she gave to me.