I am primarily - family centred - a people centred individual - who feels blessed to have 2 wonderful healthy and very loved children.
I am committed to working with my self and others and I remain interested in creating honest, authentic and compassionate communication.
Yoga is a Practice that supports the health in my life, Yoga supports me in being honest and reflective in relationship to myself, others and to that un-nameable something - that is so much bigger than me and all of us put together, as one.
My family and friends and the love I have for them, the care I have for those around me, is the core of whats important for me in life.
I love to share the Practice of Yoga, because it has held such an important focus for me in my own life. When I share it - I realise that there is so much to share, I feel and acknowledge my limitations and realise that what ever I share is only a drop in the Ocean and isclearly limited by my own understanding, but if I do share and I help one person, it has been worth it.
I Give un-ending Gratitude to Guruji, Sharath Rangaswamay, and Saraswathhi Jois, for all that they have shared and continue to share, for their unlimited giving to all of us novice students of Yoga, in this unlimited and remarkable world we share.
Married to John Scott for 20 years, Lucy worked along side John, teaching and co-created the JSY TT Programme and this was run together from 2003 until 2016.
I am developing a Broad spectrum Yoga TT Programme, to include body listening and Somatic Movement Processes and Techniques based on the work of Feldenkrais to assist the Nervous system to release long held patterns of movement tension.
This TT Programme will include components taught by Caroline Tautz and other teachers (TBC), and is due to commence in 2018.
I teach small group Assisted Practice Weeks and CPD's open to anyone who has completed a 200 hour TT Programme. teaches Workshops around the world and offers CPDs for Yoga Practitioners and teachers who wish to broaden their knowledge base in specific subject areas.
My teaching style is profoundly influenced by my Craniosacral Biodynamics Practice and my studies in this field of health. I work with bringing awareness to movement and believe that slowing things down and being in present time awareness - during the Practice, brings a deeper and more profound relationship to it, and with oneself.
I like to focus on alignment in the asana and use awareness and body listening skills as the foundation for my teaching,
I combine an understanding of the body and mind through my own practice of Yoga and Craniosacral Biodynamics. This feeds into my teaching.
Lucy Crawford Scott began her studies with Shri K. Pattabhi Jois in 1993, and received Guruji’s blessing to teach in 1995. Lucy has continued sharing her understanding of the Practice since that time. Lucy draws upon her own internalised experience of Guruji, his words and his hands on assistance in postures alongside her own practice and teaching experience. Lucy has also studied Iyengar Yoga and completed an Iyengar TT in London in the 1990's. This gives rise to a greater depth of understanding of the Alignment aspects of the practice. Lucy is also a qualified Craniosacral Therapist, and continues to Practice CST and has also taken the role of Assistant Tutor on the 2 year Foundation in Craniosacral Biodynamics at the Karuna Institute - where she originally trained. This work - deeply influences her Yoga teaching, and the relationship field of safety and containment, along with developing the listening field - continue to support her work.
Lucy trained at the Raworth College of Sports Medicine in 1990 as a Holistic Massage Therapist and Aromatherapist, she then went on to study Bodywork with Ken Eyerman in 1992/93.. During this time, Lucy was introduced to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and attended workshops with Radha Warrell and Derek Ireland in early 1993 attending a week at the Practice Place here she established a daily practice. Late 1993 Lucy went to Mysore to study directly with Shri Ki Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Rangaswamy. Lucy continued to return to Mysore each year to study with her Guruji.
Lucy embarked upon a Chavutti Thermal (foot pressure massage) training in Tvandrum, India in 1995 adding this to her bodywork repertoire. In 2002 Lucy attended the Karuna Institute to study Craniosacral Biodynamics with Franklyn Sills and has been Practising Craniosacral Therapy since since qualifying in 2004. More recently, Lucy has joined the Karuna Tutor team as an Assistant Tutor 2015/2016 and continues her own study and development in this field.
Lucy is currently combining her Craniosacral skills of body listening with Yoga and developing her own technique of body listening in asana work. This is a creative and more passive practice - balancing the active with the passive. The restorative aspects allow us to meet areas of stuckness or tightness in the body - to feel into them and offer other possibilities.
Body tissue patterns can be rooted in our early lives and experiences and in our developmental stages - from baby to child to adult. Our bodies reflect our life experiences and the many shadows of our life experiences remain held in the the body. The patterns we hold are often unconscious and habitual in nature.
As we begin to become aware of our bodies we can begin to notice and to experience these patterns and therefore gain insight to offer other possibilities for movement that cause us less strain and more health. The bodies intelligence can then be harnessed to assist in the process of release. Our opportunity to find new space, new sensation and the possibility for change within the conditions held.
Lucy remains committed to the traditional method, but offers variations and additional supports by way of blocks and bolsters and belts - to assist in the exploration which should always be free and open. Keeping the mind one and not getting lost in fixity relates to the idea that if the mind is stiff then so is the body, something Guruji, Shri K pattabhi Jois often said "stiff mind, stiff body".