Set in the grounds of an old vintage shop in the heart of Barcelona, Lucy and Pepe have created a unique experience by mixing yoga with live music, resulting in healing effects for the body.
Lucy has been in Barcelona for nearly ten years. This is where she met her partner Pepe, a musician/composer. He has composed scores for shows and circuses and now plays on the streets of Barcelona with his band. Lucy began to practice her love of yoga accompanied by the cello. She later found out that the cello has the same resonance as the body, making it a very healing instrument. Then together with Pepe she began doing some workshops with the cello and yoga to see how it would work.
The soft tone to Lucy’s British accent adds to the soothing atmosphere of the yoga classes, so calm homely and welcoming.
The pair decided to collaborate in terms of giving something new to yoga that doesn’t already exist – combining music and yoga together as art forms. Both are very healing art forms giving a different angle to the popular yoga scene.
There is nothing like this creative space where you have a musician working independently in his own studio and having the yoga classes at the same time.
Pepe composes live. His performance is never the same as he is working with the body movements of the clients. Then at the end of the classes for the cool down session he plays the cello. Lucy also has a son and has started recording her son’s voice and her own voice using the texts that she uses in class, mixing them in on the electronic board for use when it is more upbeat and faster.
“Yoga is very serious in some places and that can block people from trying it, I wanted to try something new to have yoga classes for everyone, yoga for me is for fun, to enjoy yourself and your body I want my yoga to be yoga available to everybody.”
Yoga is becoming very hip all over the world with yoga raves dj’s collaborating with yoga and even ‘famous’ yoga trainers. In the mist of all this it seems that the true meaning of yoga is being lost. There is nothing like this creative space where you have a musician working independently in his own studio and having the yoga classes at the same time.
“People are coming to the classes because the music helps them to tune more into the body. There is a different energy and atmosphere in this studio. It was once a vintage clothes store which has now been converted into the yoga studio and music studio. There is a homely atmosphere where it is not about being nervous with yoga but getting in touch with yourself. Students have said that they feel held here, that the space is very nurturing.”
Lucy uses oils all the time for her classes to help people relax, touching every single person in the class during the lesson. She uses a very personal approach in her classes. She knows all her students names and their own personal needs. It is this personal experience of the yoga classes that also makes it so unique. This personal attention is hard to come by in yoga classes. Even the soft tone to Lucy’s British accent adds to the soothing atmosphere of the yoga classes, so calm homely and welcoming.
Every Friday at the end of the class, a special juice is provided. Lucy’s love juice is made from raw beetroot, lime, apple and ginger. This is Lucy’s alternative way to party on a Friday night. It is the perfect way to prepare for the weekend, to energize and make her clients much more balanced.
Yogini of the month is another aspect of Lucy’s yoga class. She chooses one student to celebrate each month. A photo session is conducted with the chosen student. The profiles of the Yogini of the month are posted around the studio.
“There is a quote by Marion Williams that I love ‘The way to God is your connection with other people’ and this has become the basis of my studio.” – Lucy