Hello I'm Louise and I'm really fortunate to live in a small coastal town on the Southern ocean, called Apollo Bay and it is here that I share my passion for wellbeing through movement through the modalities of Pilates and Yoga.
I grew up loving the movement and music of dance, but also the joy that it ignited in me.
My love affair with dance took in not only that along with tutus, leotards and leg warmers but also the way the dancers supported and strengthened their bodies to prevent or sometimes rehabilitate from injury. It was found that dancers that worked early on with Joseph Pilates, created longer and leaner muscles, allowing for grearter freedom of movement.
Pilates is an achievable practice to help build strength in your core muscles for better posture, functionality, flexibility and overall body balance. It's emphasis is strongly on proper alignment whilst working through the exercises, muscular balance throughout
the body and breathing practice. The practice of Pilates aims to help you improve your functional movement and you can apply its basic foundation to all of your exercise and mevement in life.
The exercises can always be adapted to suit you are your body's current needs, so I'll meet you wherever you are at today.
Pilates mat Instructor
Yoga teacher & Yoga therapist in training
In my twenties I attended my first yoga class and I loved how I felt after class. My
practice and love of yoga has been number one in my toolkit since then. It informs how
I walk through my day and it provides the lightness, steadiness and is such an anchor
for me. It helps me to remember what's important in my heart and keeps turning me
back to that when I forget again and again.
My classes are planned to effectively balance your energy through the thoughtlful application of Asana, pranayama & meditation, weaving the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, Hatha Yoga and Tantra to achieve this. Classes aim to leave you with a sensation of feeling actively calm and calmly active. A phrase I love coined by one of my teachers. I have been fortunate to have had many great teachers in my life, both young and old and I'm passionate and inspired to share these beautiful balancing practices with you.
We all need to find and pursue that one activity that animates and drives us. In moments of great physical, spiritual or mental turmoil. This one passion, this anchor will sail you towards happiness and love.
Ananda Shankar Jayant
Throughout our period of social distancing and self-isolation, I would
like to offer you a chance to participate in my online classes. Looking
after our physical and emotional health through exercise, movement, breath, and guided relaxation.
Community connection is also of the utmost importance to keep us uplifted through this challenging time.
Please contact me if you would like to join and I will send you the details.
Currently on hold whilst we are able to join one another in the studio.
Note: Online group classes will be offered during periods of lockdown in a way to keep us connected & looking after our health and wellbeing
I Will respond ASAP.
PILATES MAT CLASS
Build strength and control from the deep core muscles to offer support and stability. Improve balance, posture, energy, and vitality.
Tuesday Mixed Level class
Tuesday 4.15-5.15 &
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Learn the basic Pilates principals where we will discover some important self care tools to create change within the body.
Please contact Louise with your expressions of interest.
Currently on hold. Expressions of interest welcomed.
YOGA NIDRA - EMBODIED SLEEP & RESTORATIVE YOGA.
The practice of Yoga Nidra is composed of a series of body, breath and awareness techniques designed to assist you to drop out of your busy mind and to rest deeply into a deep conscous state of being, the stat of Yoga Nidra. Commencing with gentle Hatha Yoga, pranayama before being guided through the deep stages of Yoga Nidra.
Alternating weekly between Yoga Nidra & Restorative Yoga.
Please bring 1-2 blankets and an eye pillow or covering for your eyes.
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LOVE YOUR BONES
Optimise bone health through exercise with this focused and fun class. These one hour classes combine mat pilates, yoga, balance and weight bearing exercise with hand held weights and low to moderate impact aerobics.
Classes are currently on hold.
PILATES UNDER THE TREES
Summer series from December 27th & continuing through February. The mats move outside to the foreshore. What better way start your day/holiday. All levels welcome. No experience needed. Please bring your own mat/towel and strap/belt. Bookings and pre-payment essential to make this contacless and to gather your necessary personal details. Please see below Pilates Under the Trees for booking.
These classes are held under the cypress tree next to the skate park on the Apollo Bay foreshore.
Friday 8.30- 9.30am :Pilates
Sunday 8.30 - 9.30am :Pilates
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AYURVEDIC HATHA YOGA
An Ayurvedic based Yoga class, combining, classical Hatha yoga & Ayurveda and Tantra. Harmonising the three prominent energies (Doshas) that exist within all of us. These practices are designed to leave you feeling energised, vibrant, yet calm & steady.
Sunday 10.00 - 11.15am
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