Lucy Alves Yoga
“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.”
Lucy feels yoga should be relaxing yet invigorating. A strenghtening excercise which calms the mind and loosens the limbs. A way to balance mind and body. There is no competition, no need to be better than the next person. She wants her students to come away from class with an improved posture and healthy mind and body. Perfect posture does not come before healthy posture.
"Work within the limits of your own body and mind, strive to better yourself. Body, mind and soul."
She likes to start her days with an invigorating Vinyasa Flow session. When she needs to clear her mind she subjects herself to a relaxing session. Breathing, composing herself to gain that calmness of mind we need to concentrate, or to sleep.
Lucy began her yoga life when she was only eighteen and now at fourthy-seven she has as much love for this way of life as ever. Yet, she will never impose her lifestyle on her students.
If you come to class just to gain a better posture, get rid of that stiffness which holds you back, or calm that restless mind, Lucy is there to help you. But if you want to deepen the practice and live a yogi's life, she's there to answer your questions too.
Yoga is very much an individual thing and in practicing one should always take in account the abilities of your body, regardless of what others can do. Work within your limits, and do not fall into the trap of competing with fellow yogis.