hiya, i’m lou – this is body bits.
i’m passionate about yoga, embodiment and creativity as a tools for self-enquiry, awareness and connection, where we can feel a little bit more at home and authentic in ourselves. my work is about feeling more and experiencing greater awareness, and through weekly classes and seasonal workshops we practice being in the body, and harvesting a accepting and compassionate relationship with ourselves. so this is it... body bits.
body bits aims to create inclusive spaces, where all identities and bodies are welcome. connecting with your body is not reserved for the rich, slim, straight and white. here we are critical of notions of ‘healthy’ or ‘natural’ and prioritise what feels good, what feels safe, what feels fun, being guided by our own intuition and limits. this work acknowledges how certain bodies are marginalised, and impacted by trauma.
welcome to body bits.
lou is a queer, neurodivergent, non-binary yoga teacher and workshop facilitator. they advocate for using breath, movement and stillness to explore sensation, ground us and make us feel a little more at home and connected in our bodies and the world.
they studied sexual dissidence masters at sussex university, where their research focused on embodiment in a digital world as we learn to navigate sex, relationships, sexuality, dating, disability, and mental health. lou has run and facilitated many events, often in lgbtqia+ spaces, that creatively and compassionately get us thinking about and connecting with our bodies, selves, and communities.
all their work is trauma informed, and anti-oppressive and intersectional in approach, as they help us navigate the shifting, complex and tricky relationship we have with our bodies, and experience a sense of connection and wholeness in who and what we are. lou's work centres accessibility, and they teach using thoughtful cues which emphasise consent and autonomy, not punishment or performance. they have a deep respect for yoga, and engage in a continuous process of reflection as a white practitioner, acknowledging the colonial erasure and violence of it's history and the on-going cultural appropriation and lack of access for POC within the industry.