I teach wellbeing, mostly through a mindful movement practice designed to cultivate awareness and self-inquiry.
There are many things that excite me, but one of my absolute favorites is watching people grow and thrive. As a yoga teacher, psychotherapist and hypnotherapist, my teaching is a blend of the many different modalities that transformed my life and empowered me to overcome my own barriers and embrace life with more openness, curiosity, wonder and trust.
My teaching fuses an evolved understanding of integrated, embodied movement with the essence of a mindfulness practice. I also incorporate my love for neuroscience to tap into the body and brain’s capacity to adapt, rewire and transform to overcome difficulties. I enjoy making the complex feel accessible through engaging, explorative and playful classes that enable us to better navigate how we experience our world.
What I teach falls under my philosophy of Soft Strength, a balance that enables you to move with insight and ease both on and off the mat. It’s a practice that celebrates your unique individuality, but also our deep interconnectedness.
Louise Plante - ERYT500, Pranic Healer, Massage Therapist
certified Yoga Instructor and Thai Massage Therapist ~ with a 16 year background in the Medical field. Lou’s approach to yoga is one that honors the need for individual self-study, devotion and service to humanity. Lou has devoted the past 6 years to study yoga anatomy, yoga therapy, asana, meditation, pranayama and philosophy from a variety of world renowned teachers and schools. Since completing her Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Course with Yoga Arts(Louisa Sears) in Bali, Lou has taught group and private classes in a wide range of environments including, Canada, Sri Lanka, Dubai, India, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Lou also teaches Applied Anatomy of Yoga on other teacher training courses.
Lou’s teachings have something for everyone. Her own struggle with weight, body limitations and sport injuries has allowed for unique insights as an instructor. Her teachings will give you an opportunity to heal your heart, laugh, cry, dance, explore and just let go. She has a clear and gentle teaching style informed by her nurturing spirit, humor and spontaneity. Her classes promote refining skills, balance, awareness, mindfulness and discovery. Kindness & simplicity inspire her life and her yoga. Like a ripple effect, Lou wishes to extend her positive energy, knowledge, skills/ techniques and healing touch to as many as possible, seeking to positively change their lives.
Canadian at heart, based in India, Lou is now conducting yoga intensive, thai massage courses, yoga teacher trainings and retreats around the world. “Om Namo Narayani”
Certified Yoga Instructor and Reiki Level 4 Healer and the founder of Namaste. Weam's teaching style is fluid, creative and fun. Her Yoga journey started in 2007 and nothing remained the same. Seeing how Yoga nurtured her life she left behind a demanding corporate job to dedicate her to guiding others and sharing their journey home. Namaste since has helped hundreds of students taste the sweetness of the Yoga practice.
Her enthusiasm, curiosity, energy, compassion and passion are contagious. She believes that everyone has an "edge" and whilst she is a firm believer that this edge is very different for individuals, she enjoys watching people grow from taking themselves to places that both challenge and respect where we are at in our journeys. Weam encourages both the fun that comes with movement and peace that comes with stillness.