Yoga Universal is organising a retreat led by two experienced tutors: Lucie Landau & Maggie Davis, with a focus on going deeper into your spiritual practice.

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Yoga Retreat in Portugal

We believe that yoga is not just a set of physical exercises but an attitude to life.

BWY Training course from Certificate to Diploma
11th January 2019


This course will be for those who have done the BWY 255hrs Certificate course but would like to upgrade to the full 500hrs Diploma or those specifically interested in yoga philosophy and advanced practices of asana and pranayama.


The course is 95 contact hours run over 14 full day sessions atSilver Birches Yoga studio, approximately once a month. 3 of these sessions may be a part of a residential weekend. The topics of study will be the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads. Practicals will include kriyas (cleansing practices), pranayama, meditation and progression in teaching asana, all of these will be formally assessed through essays and practical teaching.

"Grumpy mature men's" Begginers Classes
30th May 2018


I've been asked to teach yoga MEN ONLY group. I did not realise there would be any need for this so I half-heartedly run a Taster and 14 men turned up and not all "Mature or Grumpy"! Encouraged by this I decided to continue with two sessions on THURSDAY evenings 6-7pm and 7.15-8.15pm. Both sessions are for BEGINNERS and DROP IN so flexible to navigate around work and holidays. We'll continue until mid-July and then most likely resume in mid-August. The feedback so far is encouraging. The relaxation at the end seems the most popular part, most report to have the best sleep of the week on Thursday night after the class!

Yoga foundation course 2018
30th May 2018


Lucie will teach a new British wheel of yoga Foundation Course in Farnham, Surrey from September 2018.

23rd March 2018


The teacher training course has now started and will run to April 2020. Next Teacher training course is planned to start January 2021.

Beginner classes Men-only
30th May 2018


THURSDAYS 6-7pm and THURSDAYS 7.15-8.15pm No need to book, classes are drop-in, first class is free as a Taster, later £7 per session.



Running until 19th July. NO sessions on 21th and 28th June. Please wear comfortable loose clothing, mats are provided but if you have your own you can bring this with you.

Mixed ability classes March - July
30th May 2018


Thursday morning 9.30-11.00 General Mixed ability/Intermediate (£7)


Philosophy, pranayama and meditation workshop in Uckfield
9th June 2018


The next talk will be on Saturday 9th June, 2-4pm on the "Purification of the Subtle body" and the session will also include cleansing breathing (pranayama) and a guided meditation. (£20)

To book please contact Grace Annand at the Uckfield Yoga Studio


Lucie has been asked to deliver Philosophical talks at the Uckfield yoga centre run by Grace Annand. The talks will reflect perennial yoga philosophy from Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads.

For other events at the studio please see, address 81 High St, Uckfield TN22 1AS

Yoga Retreat in North Portugal
23rd June 2018


23RD - 30TH JUNE 2018

Yoga Universal is organising a retreat led by two experienced tutors; Lucie Landau & Maggie Davis, with a focus on going deeper into your spiritual practice.


Hosting in a brand new yoga retreat centre, which neighbours the biggest National Park in North Portugal, we will cover Asana - dynamic and restorative, Pranayama, meditation, Yoga Nidra and yoga philosophy sessions. You'll be able to enjoy time to yourself for walks, relaxation by a beautiful swimming pool, and silent times for reflection alongside social times for discussion.


Brunch and dinner are healthy and vegetarian/vegan made from local produce and included in the entire week - Small snacks in between and fruit smoothies instead of alcohol are included!



- Twin Rooms with shared facilities are standard.

- Single Rooms available at extra cost (below)

- 1 x 4 Person Room available at reduced cost (below)


Yoga Sessions

- Daily whole morning sessions of Asana Pranayama and philosophy including brunch (8:00-13:00)

- Daily afternoon sessions of restorative yoga and meditation (16:30-19:00)

- Daily evening sessions of Yoga Nidra (20:30-21:30)


Personal Time

- 13:00 - 16:00 each day for e.g walks, swimming or relaxation

- Local trip can be organised to a local market town on Thursday


Prices (All teaching, food & accommodation)

- Shared 4 Bedroom - £620 per person

- Twin Bedroom - £700 per person

- Single Bedroom - £900 per person

- Airfare and transfers are not included (though transfers can be organised for ~75 euros per car, which seat 4 people).


Lucie Landau -

Maggie Davis -

Fridays 6.30 - 7.30pm


Mediation sessions with Lucie and Maggie most Fridays or as advertised.


Maggie sends out an e-mail letting everyone know the date of the next session.


If you would like to be on our meditation mailing list, please let us know.



(Sessions are free)

2X per year - at Gurupurnima in July and 1st January or as advertised


Satsang - literal meaning from Sanskrit sat meaning 'Truth', sanga meaning 'company'.


It is an Indian spiritual tradition which can mean:

(1) the company of the Highest Truth

(2) the company of an Enlightened person

(3) the company with an assembly of seekers who listen to enlightened discourses and talk about the Truth.



(Sessions are free)


The aim of our life philosophy is the realisation of the human potential by opening one's awareness to that which is usually dormant in oneself.


When one experiences the joy of being in the present or in the Self, it leads to experiencing the underlying Unity of All. Yoga gives us various paths and practices that lead to this realisation.


It can be by adopting the selfless attitude of Karma yoga (service without expectations), the worship and service of Bhakti yoga (devotion and surrender) or detached analysis of Jnana yoga (wisdom without attachment).


Hatha yoga gives us the practical advice on how to purify our body and the body's energy system. Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads or Patanjali Yoga Sutras point us to the inner wisdom which we have the potential to discover in ourselves by disciplining the mind.

Lucie is a British Wheel of Yoga teacher and teacher trainer. Her main focus is on meditation, pranayama, yoga philosophy and how these practices can enhance our every day.


Her main inspiration were the Satsangs with her spiritual teacher Prof. O. Sharma in India with whom she studied and meditated for over 30 years. Her Hatha yoga teacher in England was the late Shri Indar Nath at Patanjali Yoga center in Battle.


Before teaching yoga she was a ceramic artist. She studied at Edinburgh College of Art and later finishing postgraduate studies in Kyoto, Japan.


After that, she had her own studio for a few years. She also taught ceramics at the Art College in Prague and at Adult Education in Kent, England.


Her second degree in Hindi and Indian philosophy is from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.


Quote of the Day
Gurudev O. Sharma


For a self-realised person there remains no unhappiness in life, because he realises the truth of existence.

He discovers that happiness does not come from outside of himself.

Happiness comes only from within.

In fact, happiness and our own existence are one.

Love, service, compassion, and all such things, come to such a person spontaneously.

Such a person not only makes his life successful, but also contributes to a better life for society in general.