Lucy McCarthy's Yoga Classes
Healthy Spine SOS for New Mums
Give yourself some ‘you’ time to replenish and rejuvenate. A wonderful short and gentle yoga class especially for mums who might be suffering from back, neck and shoulder tension from all the nursing and lifting. With a focus on twisting and back and shoulder opening, this yoga class helps to open the chest and stretch and strengthen the back. Nourish yourself to prevent depletion and exhaustion setting in. You will need a bolster and a strap.
Elemental Flow: Calling In Vastness (Ether)
A spacious vinyasa flow yoga class that uses the breath and movement to cultivate a sense of expansion and space in mind, body and heart. Ideal for days when you're feeling overwhelmed or stressed, this vinyasa flow class starts with breathwork, then moves onto an all-levels soothing flow and ends with a long restorative version of legs up the wall savasana and a breath-work meditation to create a feeling of spaciousness and freedom. You may need a block.
Elemental Flow: Light as a feather
A slow but strong full spectrum vinyasa yoga class which cultivates lightness and ease in the mind and body. Find lightness and grace in your movements, expect an intermediate-level full body breath practice with balancing poses, forward and backward bends to bring lightness to your physical body and space in your mind. You will need a block & possibly a bolster.
Elemental Flow: Fire It Up
Reignite your power with this fiery all-levels vinyasa yoga flow. Class gets moving swiftly, starting with an uddiyana bhanda breath work technique to clear energy and stoke the internal fire. Expect strong abdominal work, plenty of chair pose and some swift vinyasa. Perfect to get you fired up for the day!
Elemental Flow: Flowing Vinyasa: Water Element
A super fluid practice embodying the quality of water in mind, body and breath. Part of our Five Elements series. In this juicy yoga class we take inspiration from water to invoke a sense of fluidity in our yoga practice, but also a sense of ease in our mind and heart. Starting with balancing breath-work, expect a flowing, dynamic vinyasa class which helps us go with the flow of life and release pent up tension and holding patterns. You will need a bolster and a yoga brick.
Elemental Flow: Root Down Gently
The First of Lucy's 5 elements series. This yoga class will connect you to the earth with gentle, slow and steady movements and a focus on grounding, slowing down and getting present. Perfect for when you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed, or you just need help to calm. This class starts with a long breath-work relaxation, then works gently on the hips to release feelings of business and stress. You will need a tennis-size ball and you might need a block.
Mum and Baby Yoga Class
Mum To Be Hip Happiness
A beautiful flowing pregnancy yoga class, ideal for those in second trimester who already have an established practice, focusing on bringing openess, space and ease into the pelvis in preparation for birth. Lots of deep hip opening poses, leading to some pregnancy soothing and calming breath work before a long luxurious hip opening restorative ending. You will need a bolster and two blocks.
Mum to Be Breath meditation: Breathe you and your baby calm
Fit Mum To Be Flow
This is a lovely strong yoga class for pregnant women in their second trimester who already had a steady yoga practice pre-pregnancy and are feeling strong and energised. Sweet flowing sequence that opens the spine, builds to a steady standing pose flow, balancing, then some soothing yogic breath work ideal for pregnancy before ending in a delicious side lying restorative shavasana to close.
Twist it Out, Rinse it clean
This is a super twisty dynamic vinyasa flow yoga class that will cleanse out your spine and any tension lodged in your body. A good strong flow practice with steady standing poses, arm balances and twists galore. You will feel rinsed clean and ready to go after this yoga class.
10 minutes of morning magic
Mother to be Medicine
Pregnancy yoga, ideally for those in the second trimester who have an existing yoga practice. This class is a side body opening flow for established practitioners. A delicious flowing practice that focuses on bring spaciousness into mind and body. Lots of juicy side body opening, fluid spinal exercises, grounding standing poses leading to a sumptuous restorative side lying shavasana.
The breath is your greatest friend and one of the best tools in your toolkit for thriving through your pregnancy and birth. This class is a calming, soothing and grounding meditation for mothers to be in their first trimester to help embrace the present moment, ease any anxiety and connect deeply to your growing baby.
Love Yourself First
Backbend Into Joy
A wonderful uplifting and enlivening practice that will help you to invite more joy into your life. A sweet, fiesty yoga class leading to some yummy backbends to open the chest and lungs and uplift the heart and enhance your mood. You will leave the practice feeling stretched out, full of vitality and open hearted. You may need a brick.
20 Minute Morning Magic
The perfect way to start your day if you're short on time and want to kickstart your day on the right foot. This short yoga class will get your body awake and fluid, clear the mind and open the heart. A sweet, gentle flow that builds smoothly. This practice will open your spine, shoulders and side body.
30 minute Morning Magic
A great way to start the day! With a focus on bringing the joy into your day, this well-rounded and sequenced morning yoga class opens the whole body, gets the whole system awake and alert and brings life to the spine and legs. A fab fluid awakening practice. It starts on the back and then builds up to a steady standing pose flow. You may need a brick.