Yoga and Holistic Guidance

Registered Yoga Instructor

Louise Mason

Call or Text: (804) 240-8703

Email: louise@lakesidewellness.net

Accepts Online Appointments

Call, text or email Louise directly at (804) 240-8703 / louise@lakesidewellness.net .
 
Louise Mason began practicing yoga routinely as a means of reducing stress while working full time as a hospital chaplain.  She enjoyed this so much that left the hospital drama behind, became a 500-hour RYT, and began teaching yoga. Her hope is to provide a class which is a holistically healing time where all participants benefit through the healing practice of yoga, which nourishes the mind, body and spirit, regardless of any physical limitations.  These are not a one-size fits all classes; they are focused on the needs and abilities of the participants.  Come join the fun!
 
Louise is also available for holistic guidance sessions. Not therapy or counseling, these sessions are designed to empower and direct you to living a more balanced, centered and healthy lifestyle.  Sessions may include the following: Ayurvedic assessment and food suggestions, herbal recommendations and along with specific yoga movements and meditations for empowering you to live a more balanced lifestyle.  Contact Louise directly to book an appointment.

Yin Yoga  – Thursdays from 6 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Starting October 4th, 2018)
(ARRIVAL TIME – 5:55 p.m. Building doors are locked after this time.)

 Yoga as practiced in the Western world tends to focus on Western expectations – as a result most classes are yang focused.  These classes tend to be vigorous and active, working mostly muscles  – the yang half of our bodies.  A yin class focuses on the other half of our bodies – the tissues of our ligaments, joints and deep fasciae (most of our muscle tissue contains fasciae).  It is a great balance to those of us who enjoy rigorous types of exercise like running or biking, although it is well suited to anyone – regardless of their age, lifestyle or flexibility. In this class we will move deeply into each asana – allowing the body to melt into each shape for a few minutes.  As well-known yin teacher Bernie Clark states, “We do not use the body to get into the pose, we use the pose to get into the body.”  The results are a deeper stretch into the muscles, and an increase in balance and mobility. The class well end with a yoga-nidra type relaxation.  

Yoga Classes are $15 per session.

 


 

Specials!

The kids are starting back to school for a new year – what better time to start on a new you?  Not “yoga for seniors” – in this class we use the chair as a support to move us from one asana to the next, standing and enjoying the benefits of a gentle practice and closing with meditation – all ages and stages welcome. I am offering a back to school special through the end of September for new clients – buy four classes, get one class free.   Existing clients – get a free class if you refer a friend. These yoga specials will expire October 4th.

I am also offering an intro half-price holistic guidance session for $47.50; this will expire on November 2nd. Let me guide you to empower yourself to have a more balanced lifestyle.

Yin Yoga  – Thursdays from 6 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Starting October 4th, 2018)
(ARRIVAL TIME – 5:55 p.m. Building doors are locked after this time.)

“Everyone I know wants to be in Louise’s class! She’s one of the most knowledgeable and thoughtful instructors I’ve ever had. You’ll leave feeling relaxed, centered & energized.”

-G. Leahy


 
“Hi, I attend Louise’s Yoga class on Wednesdays @ 1:00. I have taken Yoga for many years and know what she is doing is correct and comforting! She explains the moves very well, meets the individual needs of each participant  and is caring and encouraging! I leave feeling good physically and am spiritually up-lifted. She is a blessing!”
 
-Carol Dunsing 
 

 

“Louise combines a gentle athleticism with an approach to letting each student progress at her own pace and within her own comfort zone. Plus, her background as a chaplain allows her to add uplifting and spiritual elements to her classes which enhance them. I would highly recommend that anyone take a class from Louise.” 

-Annabelle P.