I’m Louise.  I love yoga and creating in equal measure and yogaskinny is my blog dedicated to just that.  Yoga & Creativity.

For me, yoga is the ultimate mood adjuster.  I never fail to feel better stepping off of my yoga mat than when I stepped on.

I have been practicing yoga for more years than I haven’t and started to teach in 2002.  I love the transformative power of the practice and the positive benefits of yoga for self care and wellbeing.

I am also a firm believer in the power of creativity.  In a world where we are increasingly more digital, spending time making, or creating, something tangible is a great form of self care.

As a yoga student I’m an alignment enthusiast inspired by my Anusara teaching studies with Bridget Woods Kramer and Iyengar yoga studies with Denise Thibault.   I feel blessed to have studied with these two wonderful teachers whose knowledge, warmth, humility and humor have inspired my love of yoga and influenced my own yoga practice.

I have more recently embraced the practice of restorative yoga and completed my Relax & Renew Restorative Yoga certification with Judith Hanson Lasater in 2008.

I will always be a yoga student and I continue to practice, study, teach and write about yoga, wellbeing and creativity.

Besides writing for yogaskinny and other yoga lifestyle websites, I create yoga teacher stationery for my Etsy store yogaskinnystudio.  I also enjoy crafting and working on creative projects for my crafting Etsy store, maycontainpaper.