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

About Lucy

I have spent many years in formal education, and 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. 

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Transforming the World from Within

A 10-day audio course for all those wanting to contribute to a better world

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

  • Wakeful Body, Awakening Mind
    Tue, 31 Aug
    Susurumba Retreat Centre, Juliasdale
    Join Lucy for a 5 night retreat in Nyanga, Zimbabwe to explore somatic meditation practices.
  • Immerse Yourself: the Ocean of Yoga and Awareness
    Sun, 19 Sep
    Kumba Lodge, Praia Tofo
    Steven Heyman and Lucy Draper-Clarke are teaching together again, at the beautiful Kumba Lodge in Tofo. This Mozambican adventure will take you through the Five Koshas, from the strong to the subtle layers of the body-mind.
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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.

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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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