Yoga & Massage
Hello - I am a yoga teacher, a massage therapist, a mum, a carer, a wife.
I most probably defy stereotypical images of a modern day yogi.
I have physical limitations, aches and pains. I am most certainly not happy ALL of the time, have no interest in perfecting handstands and I cannot do the splits! Some days Menopause is kind to me - some days not!
But...I believe in creating a friendly and nurturing environment for everyone, no matter their age, ability level, shape or size to explore the many benefits of yoga. Yoga for EVERY body.
I began studying and training with The British Wheel of Yoga many moons ago, and gained a Teaching Diploma with Dru Yoga. I have undertaken post-grad training in pre/post natal and kids yoga, Infant Massage, Yoga Nidra and Trauma-Informed Restorative Yoga.
My classes are slow-paced and embodied with enough yogic philosophy to maintain a practise deeply rooted in ancient tradition, plus a good dose of humour.
My Restorative Yoga sessions are all about relaxing...deeply.
I have been teaching since 2007 and have seen many styles and trends come...and sometimes go. There is a Yoga evolution happening right now - whatever your path, if this resonates with you I would be honoured to connect.
Open to all ages and ability levels - no prior experience or equipment required.
Sawley Village Hall, Sawley, HG4 3EQ
Tuesdays (term time) - 10am
£7.50 drop-in or half-term block rate of £6.50 per session
Nidd Hall Hotel, Ripley Road, Harrogate, HG3 3BN
Tuesdays - 8.30am
Wednesdays - 10am & 11.15am
Thursdays - 6.15pm
Saturdays - 10am & 11.15am
***Leisure Club Members only - selected classes open to hotel guests***
Yorkshire Yoga & Therapy Centre, 9-10 Halfpenny Close, Knaresborough, HG5 0TG
Tuesdays - 6pm
Introductory offer - First class free, or two classes for £10
For further booking and payment options - 01423 864343
Rossett Adult Learning, Rossett High, Green Lane, Harrogate, HG2 9JP
Wednesdays (term time) - 6.35pm & 7.40pm
***All bookings to be made with Rossett direct 01423 563768***
All classes include movement, breathing and relaxation techniques.
I am also available for private/corporate tuition and group events - £POA
Restorative Yoga & Relaxation
Unwind and relax...deeply
Sometimes we should all make time to just slow down...to press the pause button.
My Restorative Yoga sessions involve just a few floor-based postures, made comfortable with bolsters, cushions and blankets allowing you to simply melt...to start releasing the many layers of built-up tension. This style has its foundation in ancient Yogic history but is currently being used effectively to treat sufferers of chronic stress and PTSD.
This leads wonderfully into Yoga Nidra, or Deep Yogic Sleep.
There is a science to this - a systematic approach which not only promotes deep rest and relaxation but takes you on a journey through the states of consciousness where healing and intention can be set.
This is a much longer guided relaxation session than in typical yoga classes.
Small group sessions to ensure use of all props for comfort. We finish with refreshments to nourish and ground yourself for your return to your busy world.
Upcoming Dates (2020):
Sunday 9th February***FULLY BOOKED***
Sunday 8th March ***FULLY BOOKED***
Sunday 19th April***LIMITED AVAILABILITY***
Sunday 17th May
Sunday 14th June
Sunday 5th July
Yorkshire Yoga & Therapy Centre, 9-10 Halfpenny Close, Knaresborough HG5 0TG
All sessions 2-4pm, all equipment provided and finish with tea and cake. £20 per person or £35 for pairs. Booking essential.
***NEW*** Weekly class coming soon! Thursday Afternoons (time TBC) at Yorkshire Yoga.
Small group and individual sessions available upon request.
Energise & Restore...without lifting a finger
Thai Yoga Massage
A deeply relaxing yet wholly invigorating combination of gently applied yoga-style stretches along with acupressure and massage techniques. Given whilst fully clothed upon a comfortable floor mat (or adapted to a massage table or chair where required).
60 Mins - £40 90 Mins - £60
Thai Foot & Leg Massage
Beginning with a herbal foot soak this is ideal for those tired and weary legs. A combination of massage techniques and mobility/stretch work following along the Sib Sen energy points to provide a very relaxing holistic experience similar to Reflexology.
60 Mins - £40
Traditional Oil Massage
A variety of classic Swedish Massage techniques for holistic and bodywork purposes. This can be taken as a full-body massage or to target specific zones, ie Back, Neck & Shoulders.
45 Mins - £35 60 Mins - £40
***NEW - CBD Oil Massage now available. Additional £5 surcharge***
Natural Lift Facial Massage
A blend of Eastern practices focusing on the face, neck, shoulders and scalp to remove toxins, release tension and puffiness and improve skin elasticity. An indulgent treat which can improve the facial appearance after just one session.
60 Mins - £40
Unsure which treatment would suit you or fancying a combination of techniques? I can use my experience in a range of bodywork and energy healing modalities to provide a totally unique experience.
Appointments available Mondays & Thursdays at Yorkshire Yoga & Therapy Centre
9-10 Halfpenny Close,
Knaresborough, HG5 0TG
**A discount is offered to all my current yoga students**
Discounted block bookings available
"Doing Yoga with Louise once a week is a joy and keeps me fit in mind and body"