Joy attracts happiness while discontentment and dissatisfaction repel it. A joyful heart allows us to always surround ourselves with more light and renewal.
” I have had the pleasure of watching Lou over the last 30 years evolve from Corprotate Lawyer and student to an inspiring teacher, to teacher trainer and mentor of yoga teachers world wide.I highly recommend her classes, workshops, trainiings and anything she is teaching. Her zest for knowledge keeps her teachings inspiring, fresh and intelligent. “
Jean Koerner, yoga teacher, owner of the Bowery Yoga Studio, New York
” In a world where everything is accelerating, where the time for rest and focus inside has become scarce and human contacts are often more virtual than real, Lou’s yogic practice brings a moment of deep connection to one’s self. Her attentive listening, sweetness and deep compassion , as well as encouragement, create an environment where yoga is safe, physical and emotional. I have turned to Lou because I felt no longer connected to my body and my mind governing everything . I come out of every yoga restorative session more peaceful, more in tune with myself, more alive and filled with positive energy. Thank you Lou!”
“I finally understand what it means to be centered. I have come to Lou’s studio out of curiosity and a little cynical about the “trendy hip bobo” yoga. I have found a woman of acute emotional intelligence who teaches with humility and rigor … and with humor. In one word, I’m a fan … Usually I’m not faithful, I zape fast. Thank you Lou“
“Now I start my week with taking a restorative yoga class with Lou and it makes me feel good. I have been doing yoga for over 20 years but this approach is totally new to me and thanks to this course, I recharge my batteries and it boosts me for the whole day and for the whole week. Also, now at the end of my personal yoga practice that can be tiring, I add one or two restorative postures. Thank you Lou for your good advice, your tailor-made courses, your listening and your generosity as a teacher. See you next week :-)“
“ I run my own business, which can often be stressful to say the least. The first time I entered Lou’s yoga studio, for a brief moment, I asked myself what I was doing there–as someone who normally sets aside little to no time for extra-professional activities, apart from the occasional game of golf…
In having that thought, I had not taken into account Lou’s experience, professionalism, and ability to customize our time spent together around explicit goals of mine—to correct my posture (and mitigate sciatic nerve pain), as well as initiate myself in the sort of “art of life” around respiratory exercises, inner peace, and muscular relaxation. Lou was incredibly attentive to these needs.
Our first session felt like it was over in the blink of an eye—but in reality had lasted over 2 hours.
Over the course of these past 6 months, during which Lou and I have worked diligently together, my posture has continued to improve (confirmed by those close to me). In terms of my initiation to that art of life, I am just starting down a winding road ahead of me that is full of promise.”
“Lou’s restorative yoga class offers a safe and serene place to fully relax mind and body. She has an excellent teaching style, each time I’m surprised as how fast time has flown by. Her class has allowed me to reconnect with my body and inner self whilst gaining self-confidence, greater calmness and overall happiness. The sessions are very gentle on the body, the hardest part for me was quieting the mind and staying still but, with the expert guidance of Lou one quickly advances. The experience goes beyond the classroom as I’ve experienced several positive effects in my daily life.”
“Lou finally made me appreciate yoga! I am not at all flexible and suffer from chronic back pain. Thanks to Lou’s approach, her compassion and ability to adapt to different needs, I felt at the end of my sessions with her—as well as for days after—a profound sense of well being, not only physical but also mental. Lou’s help in establishing an internal equilibrium has also allowed me to reconcile feelings that often inhibit my ability to find peace.”
“I discovered yoga thanks to Lou, whose teachings I continue to reflect on 10 years later. Her pedagogy is profound, attentive, and adapted to the different needs of her students. We are big fans of her—too infrequent—workshops in Paris, where we come back for the fundamentals of her generous and restorative yoga.”
“Lou is incredibly welcoming and hosts each new student with an open mind and compassion. She challenges us to really push ourselves each day and is always attentive, adapting her guidance based on our state of being on a particular day. Diving into a restorative yoga session is like wiping the slate clean, and three hours later, reemerging focused, recalibrated, and confident. A big thank you!”
“Each restorative yoga workshop is a breath of fresh air—accompanied by an always attentive and watchful Lou.
Her workshops are an opportunity to escape, and have some time to yourself (that is so hard to come by)!”