The BodyMind Vision

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YOGA FOR SOCIAL IMPACT


Lou Prendergast is on a mission is to offer yoga to those who face the biggest challenges in accessing it: through a range of social issues such as poverty, addiction, lack of confidence, low self-esteem and chronic illness. Now her dream is being realised. Working with people accessing drug rehabilitation services, the studio provides classes for people from diverse backgrounds. The BodyMind Studio is a Community Interest Company - a legal status ensuring profits go back into benefitting the students.

The BodyMind Background

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YOGA FOR CHRONIC DISEASE  


Lou has the autoimmune disease, lupus. She identifies with 'childhood adversity' experiences, which can cause chronic stress. Her PhD research, along with many trainings and courses attended over a decade, has deepened Lou's understanding of how emotional dis-ease manifests in the body. Bikram Yoga helps Lou manage her symptoms, and to teach with empathy. Bikram says: "You're never too old, too sick, too poor, to start again from scratch."  Yoga brings clarity. It leads to finding our dharma - our 'true' path in the world.

Lou's BodyMind Training

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Always Learning. Always evolving as a teacher.

The Neurobiology of Trauma & Trauma Informed Yoga Practices (5 Days), London (March 19)


Inferno Hot Pilates teacher training (3 days), Ubud, Bali (August 2017)


Y12SR Leadership training (3 days) – Bury St. Edmonds, Suffolk (July 2017)

Y12SR Online Intensive (6 hours) (january 2019)


Hatha Yoga 500 hr teacher training,Yoga Scotland (Sept 2017-June 19)


Bikram Yoga – intensive nine-week teacher training, Thailand (Fall 2015)


Other Stuff...


Bikram Yoga regular practice (since April 2009)


Bikram Yoga masterclass with Ulises Calatayud, Glasgow (July, 2014)


Yoga – 5-day Ayurvedic detox at Gurukul, Goa, India (January/February 2014)


Meditation – 10-day Vipassana course, Kolhapur, India (February 2014)


Shamanism – Power Retrieval sessions, Glasgow (2013)


Shamanism – Group ‘Letting Go’ session, Glasgow (2014)


Vibrational Therapy – in person, and ‘distance healing’, Nairn (April 2014)


Yoga – Yoga and Creativity workshop, Huddersfield (September 2014)


Meditation – 10-day Vipassana meditation course, Norwich (December 2014)


Actor Training  - 6-day Company of Wolves Training, Glasgow (January 2015)


Shamanism – 5-day Shamanic Bananas retreat, Tenerife (February 2015)


Actor Training – 2-day Nicholas Nunez workshop, Glasgow (Mar 2015)


Meditation – 10-day Vipassana meditation course, Rajasthan, India (July 2015)


Meditation – Vipassana meditation (7-days), Dharamsala, India (April 2016)


Yoga – Bikram teacher training ‘refresher’ (4-days), Pune, India (May 2016)


Workshop - Mudra Space Awareness – Lee Worley at Performance and Mindfulness Symposium, Huddersfield University, (June 2016)


Actor Training – 4-day Beginners Intensive – Phillip Zarrilli, Wales (July 2016)


The Spaces

'El Sol' - the sun

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Our light, bright, airy ground-level space.

'La Luna' - the moon

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Our cosy 'safe space' at basement level

Shower after class

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leave fresh as a daisy

downstairs toilet

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handy second changing space

screen

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...and a third if you're in a rush!

perfect hair & make-up

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Feel great, look amazing!

BodyMind for Hire

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Are you a movement specialist?

From yoga and pilates teachers to physical trainers, martial arts practitioners, meditation groups and everything in between, make our home your home.

Two separate spaces

Upstairs provides around 16 mat spaces, while the lower level can house more intimate classes of 8-12  people. Great as a small training space.

Closed classes

Do you have a group who would be more comfortable practicing separately from the regular students? Slots available on week-day days, and at weekends.

From one-offs to regular slots

Message the page to start a conversation about what you want to do in the space and what the best price options would be.

Diversity is the spice of life

We welcome all manner of body and mind activities. Come and meet Lou, take the tour and experience the space.

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