About My Classes
I’m Lou and I have been studying and practising yoga for over 15 years. I began teaching in 2006 whilst studying with the British Wheel of Yoga, and becoming a Mum, and was awarded a teaching diploma with Dru Yoga in 2011.
Further training includes Yogabugs (toddlers/kids), Pre & Post Natal Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra and trauma-informed Restorative Yoga.
I have taught 2 year olds and 92 year olds in a variety of settings including yoga studios, leisure centres, community spaces, schools, festivals and events, and I particularly love taking yoga outdoors as much as the weather will allow.
My classes are all friendly and welcoming, with an emphasis on finding a pace and form to suit the individual. We use pranayama – breath work and relaxation techniques throughout. My classes are embodied with a little yogic philosophy to maintain a practise deeply rooted in ancient tradition, plus a good dose of humour.
My passion is allowing each and every body to explore and experience the many benefits of an enriched yoga class, regardless of age, ability, shape and size.
I am currently introducing Restorative Yoga to the Yorkshire Yoga & Therapy Centre – a deeply restful and fully supported yoga experience. By taking the effort out of yoga postures we can pause, allowing the body to release layers of tension, balance the nervous system and improve the capacity for healing physically and mentally. This system is being used successfully with those suffering with chronic stress and PTSD, but is also the perfect antidote to the stresses and strains of modern living.