My name is Louisa.
After climbing the corporate ladder, in New York City and London, I have been led down a new magical path and I would love to help you breathe better, sleep better and feel better!
They sound so simple right? If only the journey to get here was. Breathlessness, not having the right balance in my life and too much being busy busy busy because you know, if you're not busy you're not achieving right?
Firstly, breathlessness in the form of acute asthma. Ever since I can remember, I suffered from breathlessness. From living with a nebuliser in my bedroom as a small child to aid with frequent asthma attacks to experiencing various life hiccups later in life, I’ve suffered through many periods of shortness of breath which only exacerbates stress and anxiety. Being super busy, susceptible to FOMO (fear of missing out) and trying to please as many people as possible led me to live a rather imbalanced life. Having taken time out from the corporate world the hard way, as you will learn below, I now appreciate the importance of a balanced life, the simplicity of just being and how precious our breath really is.
After years of practicing yoga and some pranayama (yogic breathing techniques) my asthma improved greatly. Fast forward to 2016, I qualified as an ashtanga vinyasa yoga teacher in India. I was barely using my inhalers and now in 2019, my GP said that I no longer need my preventer inhaler.
In 2017, I was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer, which had spread to the liver. Could one of the many reasons for getting this horrendous disease be a lack of oxygen in the body over the years, living way more in the yang than yin, dealing with grief, stressing and exhausting myself trying to do too much, I often wonder and I’ll cover these things in blog posts over time. I currently have no evidence of active disease.
During chemotherapy, I qualified as a yoga nidra teacher in London and practiced and studied cutting edge breathing techniques with a highly regarded and brilliant breathwork teacher in London. I have also been lucky enough train with Dr Richard Brown, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, Dr Patricia Gerbarg, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at New York Medical College.
I now specialise in helping others with issues such as stress, anxiety, sleep and concentration. I would love to help others find a better balance in life and appreciate the power of their own breath. I will continue to study with influential and inspirational teachers and believe that our healing journey, possibly down a new magical path, can start right under our noses.
When you feel that life is out of focus,
always return to the basic in life.
no breath, no life.