True yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life
Yoga is not to be performed, yoga is to be lived
Yoga doesn’t care about what you have been, yoga cares about the person you are becoming
Yoga is designed for a vast and profound purpose and for it to be truly called yoga, it’s essence must be embodied
- Aadil Palkhivala
Louise entered the yoga world in 2008. She started out wanting to gain more strength and flexibility in her body, however, she quickly realized how yoga proved to be much more than that. Through yoga she obtained a more balanced and healthy life, and her practice quickly developed from being a hobby to becoming a lifestyle.
In 2014 she decided to take her yoga practice a step further by becoming a yoga instructor and she signed up to do a 200 hour yoga Teacher Training course in Costa Rica. She completed this training in February 2015 and is now a fulfilled RYT200 certified yoga instructor under Yoga Alliance. Louise is teaching Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga and in each of her classes there is a big emphasis on listening to our own body, while still focusing on alignment and breath. Always reminding her students that there is a big difference between discomfort and pain. Louise believes that Yoga teaches us to sometimes embrace what feels uncomfortable, but as soon as we feel pain we should take a step back, never pushing the body beyond it's limits. It is very important to her that her students leave the class with a smile on their face and that the class is a relaxed environment, where the students can just focus on their wellbeing, letting themselves be in the moment.
Yoga helps you improve your life in every thinkable aspect; you learn how to respect yourself and your body, as well as becoming strong and healthy both physically and mentally. Also, the essence of yoga will teach you how to live in harmony and balance with all those around you. A Yogi life will get you closer to your goals and will help you realize what’s really important in life; what really makes you happy!