I've been practicing yoga on and off for over 10 years. I noticed that the times I tended to return to practice was when I needed to bring some balance back into my life. It was following a bereavement in 2017 and at a low point that I can honestly say that yoga got me through. This wonderful practice brought me peace at a time I needed it most, it really is so beneficial for mind, body and spirit.
I decided to complete my 200 hour yoga teacher training (YTT) in 2018, following the Sivananda lineage, in the Hatha tradition. Continuous professional development is important to me and I have since furthered my offering by undertaking various workshops and more recently a 100 hour YTT in Elemental Prana Vinyasa and a further 40 Hour YTT in Well Womb Woman Yoga and most recently a 30 Hour Yin Intensive with renowned teacher Norman Blair.
In my classes, 1:1 sessions, workshops and retreats it's important to me that I hold a safe space for all who practice with me. Paying particular attention to the breath, classes contain pranayama (breathing exercises) asana (the postures) and an opportunity for swadyaya (self study/self awareness). I encourage my students to develop a sense of curiostiy in their practice to find what feels good. The individual yogi really does have the best knowledge of what their body is capable of, my job is to guide you safely.
My 'other life' has been working within the Criminal Justice System for over 20 years, using psychological techniques to support people make effective change in their life. I am also Reiki Level 1 trained and will soon complete my Level 2 training so I can start to offer treatments. This rounded experience really does support me to take care of you mind, body and soul. I look forward to meeting you soon, Louise