What people say
Inquisitive, resourceful, generous and accommodating, Lucy's genius in the realm or sound is shared with an unassuming wit, humor and kindness of character. My recommendation of Lucy is sincere, and comes with the request of those who are as sincere, to entertain an opportunity of exploring the richness of the Self through the guidance of dear Lucy's stellar mastery.
Lucy Crisfield is simply the best, most authentic, intelligent and accomplished teacher of Sanskrit and Vedic Chant that I have ever encountered. Her direct sharing from the Yoga Sutra and from the Vedas is heartfelt, and the light of the language shines through. She empowers us as students to experience the living power of these ancient sounds because she herself embodies what she teaches. I’ve been endeavouring to study Sanskrit with various teachers since 1994 and my search for the perfect teacher is now over because I have found Lucy! Look no further, she is the best there is.
I have never met a person like Lucy, and what a privilege it is knowing her! My 200hr yoga teacher training group had the great fortune of having Lucy lead us through yoga philosophy and some very profound ancient teachings. With her guidance, material like the "Yoga sutras of Patanjali", which I can find difficult to absorb on my own, absolutely came alive.
Thank you very much Lucy for being so faithful to the sutras' concisiveness, juiciness and simplicity. Your teaching was precisely that and made dipping a toe into the scriptures world much less daunting. Your style of teaching is both direct, focused, dedicated, strong, joyful and so simple. You were a real joy to be around.
After the first chanting workshop I did with Lucy Crisfield, I felt a sense of transformation. It is difficult to describe in words but the world felt different! Lucy manages to teach people of mixed experience in a group with absolute authority, clarity and authenticity. She is an inspiration. She allows the chants to 'speak for themselves' whilst illuminating their meaning when appropriate. I feel total trust in her as she lights the way to the new experiences and understandings gained by chanting.
I just wanted to say thank you so much for the incredible retreat, it was one of the best things I have ever done. You really brought the sutras to life and made them easy to understand. I had a very deep sense of understanding and believing in them and I have been reflecting on and keeping in mind much from the retreat since I left.