Lucy Leslie, SYT & Trainer
Lucy is a mother of three & has been teaching full yoga classes since 2010, she also has a thriving, profitable yoga studio business, which is relied upon by many, in mid-Sussex since 2012.
Practicing yoga for 25+ years, she is a senior yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance & has a British Wheel of Yoga L4 Diploma. Lucy is also a BWY Children's Yoga teacher, with further qualifications in restorative, pregnancy, postnatal & hot yoga.
- BWYQ L4 Diploma holder
- 500 Hours Advanced Teacher Diploma with CamYoga
- Director Sussex Yoga Training Ltd, SYT & Studio Owner
- BA (Hons)
Still not sure if it'll be right for you? Check through some frequently asked questions and then send a message.
We focus on Hatha yoga primarily. Hatha Yoga classes combine elements of breathing, yoga poses & meditation & are accessible to beginners, as well as those requiring a considered, unrushed approach to yoga. You will create a 6-week, progressive beginners course & be assessed on your teaching of week 6. This approach will allow you to build a clientele from the outset. The 6-week course will include modified sun-salutations in weeks 1-3, with you teaching a more traditional sun-sal by week 6. Sun salutations & the transitions that link the poses together are the building blocks we then go on to create Vinyasa Flow sequences with. We will look at flow sequencing in our practical sessions. You can assume you will be able to class plan for all sorts of clients & encourage their exploration of yoga with you at their side by the end of the course.
You don't need to be gymnastic superstar to become a teacher. The teachers who do the best at our studios are those who can teach appropriate yoga for the clientele. Being 'good at poses' is not what we are looking for, we want teachers who can read a room, teach from the heart & get as many people practicing yoga as possible. Being able to do tricky poses is not what makes you a good teacher.
Then this will be ideal for you. There's not enough time in regular class situations to delve deep into all the areas we will look at on the course. Over the year your confidence & understanding of what yoga really is will increase & you may find that teaching is not what you thought it'd be. Similarly, having a deepened connection to anatomy, history & a multitude of poses & methods will only heighten your enjoyment & appreciation of your own practice. So, go for it!
If you have a calling to teach pregnant women, your personal situation is of no consequence. Qualified male yoga teachers are equally welcome. More important is your desire to teach accessible yoga to women whose bodies won't feel like yours, they will have aches & pains & carry extra weight & moving them is a great responsibility.