Yoga & Pilates in North London

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MIND BODY ZONE runs classes, workshops and retreats in Yoga, Pilates & Mindfulness

Owner Louise Wallis has been teaching movement for over 20 years - scroll down for bio, qualifications & training.

Louise hosts two Retreats a year in beautiful West Dorset. Join her on the next one: Summer Solstice Yoga Retreat from Friday 19th - Mon 22nd June 2020 - see RETREATS page for more info

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BIO: "My first authentic experience of Yoga was in India in 2004", says Louise. "It was part of the regime at a Nature Cure hospital where I was speaking - along with a vegan diet - and worked wonders for the residents, including me.

I'd be vegan for many years, but this was the first time I'd seen Yoga and a vegan diet used together. An approach that is now my specialism. There's a synergy between these two practices, and combining them can be a powerful prescription for wellbeing. As they can support us to regain some autonomy and control over our bodies and minds, and thus our lives".

Louise created World Vegan Day in 1994 and co-founded Karamel, the Time Out award-winning vegan restaurant and music venue in North London in 2014.

In 2018, with fellow vegan Yoga teacher Rachel Spain, she co-founded Veganahata, an events company promoting Yoga and veganism via talks, retreats and workshops. The name is a fusion of vegan and anahata (the heart chakra). 

Louise performs under the name Luminous, as a DJ and singer (in the band Luminous Frenzy) and was named one of the 'World's Top 100 Female DJs' in the first list of its kind by Shejay magazine.

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TEACHING QUALIFICATIONS & TRAINING:

  • 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training: (Yoga Alliance certified) with Doug Swenson & Lea Loncar September 2019
  • Yoga Nidra Teacher Training: with Melanie Cooper and Jennie Wadsten June 2019
  • Advanced Yin Yoga Teacher Training: with Norman Blair October 2018
  • Yoga for the Spine: (Mandala Yoga Ashram) October 2018
  • Yin Yoga: Minds, Meridians & Moments: with Norman Blair (Yoga Campus) June 2018
  • Yoga Nidra intensive with Ben Wolff: (Finchley Yoga) June 2018
  • Teaching Yoga as a Therapy for Those with Anxiety & Burnout Syndrome: (Mandala Yoga Ashram) April 2018 
  • Garuda Matwork Foundation - Teacher Training: (Garuda Academy) March 2016 
  • 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training: (Vinyasa Flow with Mollie McClelland Morris Yoga Alliance certified) March 2015 
  • Pilates Level 3 Diploma: (Future Fit Training) 2012 
  • Pilates Progressions (Mat Work) Advanced Level: (Future Fit Training) 2007
  • Pilates Progressions (Mat Work) Improver Level: (Future Fit Training) 2007
  • Pilates Teacher Training: (Future Fit Training) 2007
  • Dance Leader in the Community: Level 1 Certificate (Sports Council/Arts Council) 1997
  • Exercise to Music - Teacher Training: (Royal Society of Arts) 1996

Louise is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists, through which she holds public liability insurance.

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