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Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open.” -B.K.S. Iyengar

The Yoga and meditation classes I run in Balham are fantastic practices to get out of the mind and become embodied. When we are fully in touch with our bodies we are more connected to our inner wisdom or intuition.

Body Consciousness also allows us to be aware of our physical and mental limitations. With this awareness we can choose to transform them through specific Asanas/Pranayama (yoga postures/breathwork).

I teach a mindfulness based practice which grounds and centres the body and cultivates deeper awareness. In this state, the mind becomes quieter and is less impacted by thought so that it can fully connect to the body and the breath without judgement or expectation.

Personalised Yoga Programmes in Balham

 

Hatha/Restorative Yoga Therapy

Allows a therapeutic approach for those who have injuries, illness or specific requirements. This is a personalised practice which can include coaching created for an individual client. It allows the body to be nurtured and/or strengthened in a safe space.


Meditation and Mindfulness Coaching

Meditation and Mindfulness are practices that still the mind allowing for clarity of thought, increased energy levels and productivity and a host of health benefits including decreased blood pressure.


Pregnancy Yoga

Pregnancy yoga is a great way to relax the body and mind during pregnancy and to prepare for birth. Flowing movements with breathwork combined with restorative postures encourage awareness and acceptance throughout this time of change.

Relaxation techniques including mindfulness and hypnobirthing exercises, focus on nourishing and connecting with yourself as well as bonding with your baby.

Group Yoga classes In Balham

Hatha Flow Yoga Course

These classes allow you to progress at your own pace in a supportive environment. They include flowing sequences incorporating breath with movement with an emphasis on alignment.

Classes run as a course and are held weekly.

Next Courses in Old Devonshire Rd

Mondays        

6.45-8pm and 8.15-9.30pm.

Next Course March 2018. Please join the mailing list to informed of dates

Fridays     

10.15am-11.15am.

Next Course March 2018. Please join the mailing list to informed of dates


Yin/Restorative Yoga Workshop

A deep, slow, floor based practice using props to unfold the body. Visualisation, Meditation and Breath practices are incorporated to allow the mind to become peaceful and the body to release tension.

Classes are held monthly.

Next Classes:

Next Classes from March 2018. Please join the mailing list to informed of dates

I would wholeheartedly recommend Louise to both beginners and more experienced students.

I took up yoga after some health issues and was really worried that I might not be strong enough to cope with the practice. I was looking for a teacher who could help me become confident in my body again after years of dealing with pain and illness. Louise has been a fantastic teacher.

She has really listened to me and each session has been adapted to how I feel and what I want to achieve. The 8 months that we have been working together have seen me achieve fantastic results. I am fitter than I have been for at least a decade and more importantly I feel comfortable and confident in my body again. I really look forward to our classes both for the yoga practice and to spend time with Louise as she has been such an encouraging and supportive teacher.

I thoroughly enjoyed all my lessons and experienced very little discomfort throughout my entire pregnancy.

During my pregnancy I felt it was important to take some time for myself. I decided pregnancy yoga would be a good way of both relaxing me & helping prepare my body for labour. I booked an series of individual lessons with Louise as I wanted to go at my own pace & then signed up for the group classes. I would recommend Louise to anyone expecting.

At last I feel I have finally found a yoga teacher in Balham who offers variety, excitement, challenges and a personal touch that leaves me buzzing after every session.

She is wonderfully calming, soothing and a brilliant teacher.

I have been going to Louise for yoga for over a year, for a weekly class, as well as cooking classes and retreats. I have had a recurring hip problem for years that has literally disappeared, my stress levels are under control and I have learned a lot about healthy eating and nutrition along the way. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough.

My awareness of breathing has increased already and I had the best night’s sleep in weeks!

Just a quick note to say thanks so much for my first session last night – I really enjoyed meeting you and the girls in the class are lovely. You have created such a lovely, calm studio – I felt soothed and relaxed as soon as I arrived!

It was so lovely to have time to connect with my baby and focus on myself and being centred – life is VERY hectic at the moment so just the antidote to help me feel good and re-energised. My awareness of breathing has increased already and I had the best night’s sleep in weeks! Thanks so much.

I’d highly recommend it.

I took two pregnancy yoga courses in Balham with Louise. It was really valuable for increasing suppleness and learning about breath awareness, which has helped my health during pregnancy and made me less anxious about the impending birth.