My name is Louisa.
After climbing the corporate ladder, in New York City and London, I have been led down a new life path and I would love to help you breathe better, stress less, sleep better and get on with that side hustle or life plan that just hasn't quite got anywhere yet!
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 and powerful our breath and quality rest, 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 in 2019, my GP said that I no longer need to use 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, being stressed out and exhausting myself trying to do too much, I often wonder. I currently have no evidence of active disease and I put a lot of it down to profound rest and healing found in yoga nidra and particularly coherent breathing which balances the nervous system.
During chemotherapy, I qualified as a yoga nidra teacher in London and practiced and studied cutting edge breathing techniques with 2 very highly regarded and brilliant breathwork teachers 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 am proudly one of their Level 2 Breath-Body-Mind(TM) teachers. I am also a qualified professional hypnotherapist.
I love to support others to breathe better and feel better.
When you feel that life is out of focus,
always return to the basic in life.
no breath, no life.