"It is only when the correct practice (abhyasa) is followed for a long time, without interruptions and with a quality of positive attitude and eagerness, that it can succeed."
T.K.V. Desikachar, Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, Book 1, Sutra 14
Louis's love of yoga emerged in the 1990s after receiving a copy of B.K.S. Iyengar's Light on Yoga. After pledging to learn all 202 poses by himself, he injured his back and sought tutelage at Julie Lawrence's Iyengar Studio in Portland, Oregon, where he learned to cool his fire and practice with impeccable alignment. In the Bay Area, he began studying with Master Iyengar Instructor Ben Thomas, who mentored him during his teacher training at Avalon Art and Yoga and taught him how to breathe. Under the guidance of both Jill Miller's Yoga Tune Up and Master Teacher and Sanskrit scholar Anirudh Shastri (or "Shastri" as his students affectionately call him), Louis weds the most recent research from physical therapy, physiology, and neuroscience with the rich tradition of Hatha Yoga practiced in North India. Representing the lineage from Shri Vishnu Prasadji, Shastri instructs Louis on the science of sequence, ancient philosophy, and the dynamic beauty of Surya Namaskar (sun salutation) while Jill Miller has taken Louis deeper into his core and brought a new balance to his practice with a fresh anatomical and biomechanical approach. Louis's students develop full consciousness: from the tips of the fingers to the tips of the toes, from the base of the spine to the crown of the head, and from the center of the heart to the stillness of the mind.
The best of what's old,
infused with what's new.

Palo Alto, California

Available for privates and small
group privates at your home or work