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“..in 1996 I fell in love with yoga. It quickly become my passion…”

Louisa Craig started LouisaYoga in 2004, after completing a children’s Yoga Teacher Training course with ‘YogaBugs’ (famed for its success on the TV programme, Dragons Den). Her two main passions are yoga and children, so after seeing the positive improvement that Kids Yoga has on the happiness and positivity of young children, her path was clear.

Her youngest daughter Kaiya was two years old when Louisa began teaching, so she was able to come along to some of her Kids’ Yoga classes. Her granddaughter Hallia, now has the same passion for yoga (and even attends some of her classes with her own yoga mat!).

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How LKY Yoga began

When starting out, Louisa taught two Kids’ Yoga Classes per week, but the high demand led to her teaching in schools and nurseries throughout Grampian, eventually expanding to special needs schools and Health Clubs.

Working with Active Schools in Aberdeen City and Shire for over 10 years, she was at one stage, teaching 50 classes a week in various schools and Health Clubs across Aberdeenshire.

In 2006, Louisa then qualified as an RYT200 Adult’s Yoga teacher in the jungles of Costa Rica with the aim of further sharing her passion with people from all walks of life mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
She then went to train as an Advanced Yoga Teacher Trainer for a month in Mexico before her 500 hours as a Senior Yoga Teacher were completed in Southern India.

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Always the student, Louisa continues her lifelong dedication to Yoga by continuing to train with leading Yoga Teachers worldwide. She has also trained as an Advanced Reiki Healing practitioner, which she incorporates into her one-to-one yoga classes and has also completed diplomas in Tantra and Feng Shui.
Teaching yoga in nurseries, schools, Health Clubs and from her home, Louisa also provides one-to-one yoga classes and Reiki healing sessions.

“..As a yogi, I don’t believe in competition and think we should all support each other; there should be more yoga in the world to keep people healthy in body and mind. I also believe that your vibe attracts your tribe, and that by remaining authentic and true to yourself, working hard and being dedicated to what you are passionate about will enable you to be successful’..”

My teaching style

My type of yoga is a hybrid of styles (vinyasa krama, kundalini, hatha, ashtanga, etc.) combining pranayama techniques and bandhas to concentrate the prana (energy) in the body. It isn’t as fast or strong as power yoga but is more dynamic than hatha or yin yoga.

…We all hold tension and emotions in our bodies, which can eventually transmute into illness. My aim is to release the things we hold on to and peel away our ‘layers’ to find a purer, happier version of ourselves. My classes are esoteric and light-hearted, influenced by Rod Stryker, who teaches a style of yoga called ParaYoga.

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In my practice, the aim of Asana is more than improved health, flexibility and strength; it is used as a technique to balance the main forces that sustain mind and the body. Asanas are used to transform the physical body, as well as, to unblock or remove the obstructions to healthy or balanced energy flow. This Tantric approach to Asana, is drawn from the ancient Yogic wisdom that suggests the quality of your energy determines your experience of life. Their explorations and experiences revealed that there were no energies or forces in the world that were not in the body, and none in the body that aren’t in the world. Thus, the central teaching on the Tradition is: if you master the life forces in your body, then you can master the forces in the world and, as a result, master your experience of and circumstances in the world.

Qualifications

  • Qualified SYT 500 Yoga Alliance Professional
  • Advanced Yoga Teacher & Teacher Trainer (trained with Frog Lotus Yoga International)
  • Certified in Rod Stryker’s ParaYoga
    • Tantra Shakti (40 hrs)
    • The Four Desires – Yoga of Fulfilment (40 hrs)
    • Vinyasa Krama – Energetics of Sequencing (40 hrs)
  • Worked with David Swenson, Seane Corn, Brian Cooper, Michael Gannon, Rod Stryker, Bryan Kest, Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, Carlos Pomeda, David Keil
  • YogaBugs & Yogad Up certified & RCYT Yoga Alliance
  • Advanced Reiki Practitioner
  • Tantra Diploma (BSY) – 91%
  • Enhanced Disclosure
  • Fully Insured
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