When you come to a Lucyoga class your session will most often be led by myself, Lucy, or my husband and yoga partner, Stu. Please let me introduce us:

Lucy Bannister | Stu Bannister

Lucy Bannister

lucy-st-paulsI’m Lucy. This is me in London, but I live in Yorkshire now in the beautiful Aire Valley near Bradford.

As someone who has no physical superpowers or saintly demeanour, that doesn’t bend easily, isn’t skinny and has never been ‘sporty’, I might not fit into your classic idea of a ‘yogi’!

I have had a lot of problems with my health and I’ve learnt the hard way that having a healthy back is a life-long work in progress. I get my left and right mixed up all the time.

The reason I love, and teach, yoga is because of all of the above. Yoga makes me a better person, physically and mentally. Inside and out. And I want to share that with you. If you are a bit skeptical, a bit (or very) inflexible, unfit or feel you are overweight then you might not have considered yoga. But I’m here to say that you should, and you are very welcome at my upbeat but gentle Dru Yoga classes.

How did I start yoga? I came across it when I had nerve damage in my face caused by Shingles at the tender age of 23, looking for ways to cope with the pain. I was pretty impressed by yoga but it took me another ten years (or more…) and the discovery of Dru Yoga, to get really serious about it.

It was a particularly bad bout of back pain and stress that was improved significantly by my Dru Yoga practice that finally convinced me.

Now I am passionate about helping people to find the benefits of gentle yoga like I have, to reduce stress and anxiety and to ease back pain. But also to be more rounded and stable as people, to cope with life’s challenges as best we can.

Yoga Training

I have completed a 200-hour fully certified Dru Yoga Teacher Training course, have undertaken a post-graduate module in Dru Yoga for Back Care and am a certified first aider.

My ‘other life’ was in working in contemporary art and Digital Media, my first degree is a BA(Hons) Fine Art : Sculpture from Glasgow School of Art. I still have my own art practice hiding somewhere under my yoga mat! And I also run Om Line Training: Friendly Digital and Social Media Training for Yoga Professionals

Want to know more? Read about my path to teaching Yoga

Tweet me @lucy_yoga

Ready to join me at a class? Check out my timetable for my regular classes, monthly workshops or why not try a retreat?


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Stu Bannister

20140610_151315Meet Stu. One day, after coming home from a yoga class he realised that music, which is his foremost passion in life, sounded even better than usual. From then on yoga became part of his life too.

He was introduced to the deeply healing and enriching power of Dru Yoga in 2007 and spent a while in self-study using the Dru Online Studio and DVDs before commencing the teacher training course in 2012. Initially this was to gain a deeper understanding of Dru for his own good. But over the following two years he became keen to pass on his knowledge and experience to help others bring similar benefits into their own lives.

Off the mat, Stu works as an audiovisual technician in art, music and film. As well as being a musician and general fanatic about sound in general, he plans to bring these influences into his yoga practice and teaching in the future.

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