Lucy Draper-Clarke PhD 
Mindfulness Mentor | Retreat Facilitator | Researcher-Practitioner

About Lucy

I have spent many years in formal education, and also learnt so much from the Eastern and African Wisdom Traditions. In 2014, I was awarded a PhD in Mindfulness and Education - the first in Africa, apparently! While I appreciate academic rigour, I am more at home in the role of researcher-practitioner, exploring the benefit of these practices in daily life. Nothing gives me more joy than supporting others to develop their own, life-enhancing, contemplative practices. 


Mindfulness Mentoring

One-on-one support for your contemplative practice

Inside each of us there is a noble heart. When we clear away all that blocks it, this heart can change the world.

His Holiness, the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

  • Fri, Feb 05
    The Buddhist Retreat Centre
    Mindful Communication Retreat in KZN
    Learn practices of mindful awareness and non-violent communication supports to develop meaningful engagement with others.
  • Fri, Feb 19
    Tara Rokpa Centre
    New Year 'No Intentions' Retreat
    This popular annual retreat will offer ways to access your inner guidance, in order to sense your future emerge from the present moment.
Clouds in Sky

Rob Nairn

It has become clear to me that Lucy has the intelligence, depth of education, and natural teaching qualities which mark her as someone who would be able to help others.

MBLC Participant

As a facilitator, Lucy is superb. She is knowledgeable, gentle and caring with a calm demeanour and soothing voice, together with honesty and humour with regard to her own experience.

Retreat Participant

Lucy is a warm, wise and wonderful teacher, embodying fully the heart-mind connections she gently encourages in others. What she offers comes directly from her heart, enabling her to provide exactly what is needed spontaneously in the moment.

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