My name is Lucy Selman - this is me in the garden at home! I studied martial arts for 3 years before discovering yoga in 2001. After practicing many styles, including Astanga Vinyasa and Shadow yoga, I trained at the Sivananda ashram in Kerala, India, in 2004. I have been teaching ever since, focusing on small groups and individual tuition.
In 2006 I met AG Mohan and Indra Mohan, senior students of Sri Krishnamacharya, and studied Svastha yoga, yoga therapy and Ayurveda with them in Chennai. The yoga that I now practice and teach is rooted in their authentic and holistic teachings, incorporating asana (physical postures), pranayama (breathwork) and meditation.
I have also completed the Life Centre Yoga Therapy Foundation course (2008), and studied with many gifted teachers, such as Rod Stryker, Nigel Gilderson, Sue Pendlebury and Kate Ellis. Enhancing my yoga therapy work, I'm an experienced and intuitive Thai massage and Reiki practitioner.
My academic background is in philosophy and social science research. I'm currently studying for a PhD in palliative care, looking at the spiritual beliefs of people with progressive, incurable illnesses. I am interested in the use of yoga and meditation in palliative care, and assist with a yoga class as a volunteer at Trinity Hospice, Clapham.