Learn more about the story of Meditation Rocks and the team behind it!
Meditation Rocks was born out of early lockdown after Lucy went live everyday at 8:08am on Facebook with live meditation for two months, you can see those videos here.
Now, Meditation Rocks is a subscription service, offering five live meditation sessions a week with Meditation specialist, Lucy Stone via Zoom. Plus three brand new pre-recorded videos each week, an audio file and access to the archive where you can access a whole library of pre-recorded meditation videos on a wide range of subjects.
At 8:08am on Wednesday 1 April 2020, during the UK lockdown, meditation teacher Lucy Stone went live on her Facebook page, Meditation Rocks and led an eight-minute guided meditation. She had no clue whether there would be one person or twenty people joining her.
After a few weeks there were up to 40 people connecting from all over the world each day for the live eight-minute session. Sixty videos and thousands of replays later, on Friday 29th May, as lockdown began to ease, Lucy decided to take a break and broadcast her last daily meditation, for a while.
A few hours later she had a call from a hospital intensive care to say her mother had suffered a heart attack and later that day she tragically passed away. Lucy was thrown into a world of grief and turmoil. Anyone who has lost anyone, especially during these strange times knows that what is already heart-breaking and difficult, becomes unimaginable.
Leaving behind an incredible archive of over sixty videos on the Meditation Rocks Facebook page for the new community of hundreds who had been meditating daily, weeks later people started to give feedback that once the live videos stopped, they were not feeling so encouraged to meditate daily.
The seed of an idea was planted. Lucy decided to re-launch Meditation Rocks as a website offering live and on-demand daily meditations. Subscribers access five live meditation sessions and three exclusive on-demand pre-recorded meditations each week, to build on a monthly theme. The live meditations take place in (a virtual) Room 808 (powered by Zoom).
We have now also launched the School of Meditation Rocks which is a subscription service for schools offering innovative and creative ways to weave mindfulness and meditation into the primary school day, everyday.
From our founder, content creation, administration and sales - meet the team below!
Lucy has practised meditation for over 20 years. A qualified mindfulness meditation teacher after training in India and with the British School of Meditation, Lucy is passionate about promoting the physical and mental health benefits of mindfulness and meditation to as many people as possible, whatever their age or background. Lucy is one of the UK’s leading experts in making meditation accessible to all, having taught tens of thousands of adults and children in schools, workplaces and in the studio over the past five years, and recently launched Meditation Rocks during lockdown after going live every morning on Facebook with an eight minute meditation. After attracting hundreds of followers and thousands of views on her videos, Lucy has now launched Meditation Rocks as a subscription based offering. Lucy has worked as a consultant to BBC Studios advising on yoga and meditation for TV shows, including writing scripts for Alexander Armstrong to voice for the Cbeebies show, Hey Duggee. She has recently written for The Guardian and The Independent on the subject of meditation. She co-founded The Hive Yoga Studio in Bath which is currently also running online as The Hive Live streaming classes to thousands of participants joining from all over the world. A former BBC journalist and presenter, Lucy used meditation during breaks from presenting on air to manage her panic attacks and anxiety. Mum to 12 year old Freddie, and 6 month Cocker Spaniel puppy Barney - who sometimes feature in the videos!
Maisy is a graduate from Bournemouth University, having received a first class honours in Media Production. Whilst at university, Maisy worked on documentaries, short films, audio pieces and developed a love for animation and illustration. Outside of university Maisy has worked with Close Range Films, LoveLove Films, Sonic State, BBC Intr
Maisy is a graduate from Bournemouth University, having received a first class honours in Media Production. Whilst at university, Maisy worked on documentaries, short films, audio pieces and developed a love for animation and illustration. Outside of university Maisy has worked with Close Range Films, LoveLove Films, Sonic State, BBC Introducing and the BFI Film Academy. Now, Maisy works as Meditation Rocks administrator and content creator. Maisy edits our meditation videos and audio files, plus illustrates worksheets for the School of Meditation Rocks package, and wellbeing sheets for the Escape Room. Maisy will also produce animations and motion graphics, as well as produce the Meditation Rocks podcast, Room 808. Alongside this, Maisy also manages email@example.com and manages the website! When not working, Maisy loves to spend time with her Boston Terrier Kenny, draw and watch true crime series!
Lana is avidly involved in the health and wellness sector. As a yoga teacher, body therapist and personal trainer, her practical experience within these fields has promoted her hope to bring eastern philosophies and approaches to the western world, in an approachable, fun and attainable manner. Her own morals align with Meditation Rocks.
Lana has a degree in sport & exercise science, diploma in applied fitness, diploma in massage, yoga teacher training qualifications and is currently developing these more. She is also accepted to study her masters at Bath University, focusing on health and wellnesses policy's, with a huge focus on Mental Health. Lana has worked as an executive assistance at a leading Barrister Law firm in New Zealand, has managed gyms and studios, run and managed businesses, been a PA to a major candidate and then major on selection and has a large amount of experience in varied industries, which enables her skills to transfer into her role with Meditation Rocks.
Personally, Lana's journey into yoga, including meditation, came from chronic fatigue, depression and anxiety. The tools that the different disciplines have offered her, make her passion and enthusiasm to see more individuals experience the magic of these practices heightened and at the core of her working approach. Part-time guardian to an 11 year old girl, semi mum to a 10 week puppy, sister to 5 siblings and a movement / outdoor enthusiast, Lana has no problem keeping busy and is always open and keen for the next adventure.
Jacko is currently doing his A-Levels in Business, Psychology and Geography. Jack has a particular interest in business and will be doing Business Studies at University after his gap year. Jack is our administrative assistant at Meditation Rocks and is in charge of data collection and website and content management. When not working, Jack
Jacko is currently doing his A-Levels in Business, Psychology and Geography. Jack has a particular interest in business and will be doing Business Studies at University after his gap year. Jack is our administrative assistant at Meditation Rocks and is in charge of data collection and website and content management. When not working, Jack loves to play football, Basketball and spend time with his Boston Terrier, Kenny!
Lucy also runs Yogadoo, a company all about bringing yoga into children's lives. Find out more information by visiting the Yogadoo website!
Lucy co-owns The Hive Yoga Studio, in Bath. Due to lockdown, all classes are now taught via Zoom. For more information visit The Hive website!