About Me

Lucy Weir, PhD

I was always interested in philosophy, and what it means to live a good life. I was also interested in how we bridge the internal contradictions and moral ambiguities of living. Through sheer good fortune, I grew up in an extremely beautiful and at the time, remote, and species rich part of the world. I learned about the animals and plants around me from my parents. I had the usual family paradoxes to deal with, but the natural world was my solace and my greatest teacher.

At around 15, by accident, I stumbled upon yoga. It didn’t change my life, or at least not obviously, but it probably kept me alive through many years of struggle and self destruction.

I lived in several countries as a young woman, mainly in the global South, where I worked as a volunteer with forced migrants and other marginalised people. I came back to the UK and chanced to meet and then work with Professor Barbara Harrell-Bond. Life works in a mysterious way.

I got married in a refugee camp and moved to Ireland where I had a family and became a yoga teacher, then did a PhD in Environmental Philosophy. From that point on, I knew I wanted to fulfil a lifelong ambition to publish a book. I’ve now submitted a second for publication and am working on the third.

My life has worked in all kinds of peculiar and unexpected ways. I still don’t really know what is going on. I’ve begun to understand that I need to keep learning what I teach, and keep writing so I know what it is I want to say. I also paint and draw, run and swim, all to learn about what’s going on. Things are much stranger than they seem. Being curious helps. Being open to the possibility that we might learn to connect enough to do some good keeps me going.

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I am continuously learning about new ways to interconnect old ideas with new research, to communicate complicated concepts through metaphors, myths and stories, and to show that response is far more powerful than reaction as a tool for change. If I can make a living doing this, I can be of service to the world. I fully appreciate not everyone can support me but if you can, I will be grateful, and I will acknowledge your kindness and your gift.
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Yoga teacher trainer, teacher, philosopher, and writer.

I’m in the process of uploading material from my other sites, https://yogazazen.wordpress.com/https://gamanrad.wordpress.com/ and looseyoga. I’ll gradually get a better picture of what I can offer up here.

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