“Healing is an art. It takes time, it takes practice. It takes love.” ~ Maza Dohta
A brand-new 7-week programme, H.E.A.L.I.N.G Through Yoga that was inspired by the poem by Kitty O’Meara (see below) and one of my beautiful students, a recognition of where we are on this pandemic journey and the need for time and space to process what we’ve been through.
This will be a unique opportunity to pause, reflect and take stock of almost two years of living through an historical time that has changed the way we live, feel and think. It will provide tools and techniques to reset that overworked nervous system, reduce stress levels, promote quality sleep and soothe mind, body, heart and soul.
Healing takes many forms from physical, emotional, mental and then ultimately soul healing – we will focus on this holistic approach to healing and explore ways on and off the mat that you can use to reclaim your well-being
So, if this has been a challenging time and you’ve been looking for a way to process this crazy period of our lives, this is for you!
This course starts on Monday 6 Sept, so you have the choice of joining our membership or purchasing this one-off course giving you access for three months (1 Live class per week included in this option).
With 8 classes to choose from, in 6 different styles throughout the week you’ll be spoiled for choice! See the full timetable of classes HERE
'Louise has a very unique approach to teaching yoga, drawing learning from nature, neuroscience and nourishing spiritual teachings! I love the variety in her programmes, which combine mindfulness practices, movement and postures, readings and poetry, with wisdom and warmth. I am learning so much about how the mind, body and spirit can work together to cultivate compassion, strength and resilience for ourselves and those around us.'
~ Liz Hobman, working from home in South London
Kitty O'Meara Poem:
“And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.
And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.
And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed."
'Classes are a life-line'
'A unique approach to yoga'
'Louise is so kind and caring'
'Louise’s passion for yoga is infectious'
‘Insightful, interesting and varied’
'Supports mental wellbeing'
'I've seen a huge benefit on my mental health'
'Louise teaches from the heart'
How is this different to other yoga classes?
This course is designed to take you gently and slowly into the deeper layers of the mind, each week building on your understanding of the workings of the mind and the tools and techniques that you can use on and off your mat. The difference to regular yoga classes is that we focus on one particular emotion or area of the mind, as well as a physical focus in the body each week. You get to explore this theme for a whole week on and off the mat, building your awareness and focus.
Which class should I choose?
There are six different styles to choose from each week and how you choose will depend on whether you have practiced yoga before or not and what you would like to gain from your practice. If you are new to yoga or haven’t practiced in a while, I would suggest starting with the Back-to-Basics, Gentle & Restorative, Morning Meditation and Yin Yoga. If you are familiar with vinyasas then you’ll love the Flow & Reflect classes on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings and if you’re looking for more stillness, deep physical stretches and meditation techniques then Yin Yoga will be for you.
What do I need to begin?
You will need a yoga mat and comfortable clothing that you can easily move around in, PJ’s work well for this! For some of the classes you will need some props, but we have been experimenting with household pillows, cushions and blankets in place of traditional yoga props. I will let you know at the beginning of class what you need.
If you have any other questions that are not answered here, then feel free to contact me on email@example.com.