Gavin Louis

Gavin Louis, South African, started dance at 4. After completing his education at the National School of the Arts he spent the next 10 years developing his artistic career within South Africa. He spent his time working as a dancer, producer, choreographer, and teacher.
After winning numerous awards he studied management and theology and worked as Art director of a large non-profit organisation.

Gavin moved to Holland in 1995, and has spent the last 15 years working internationally as a dancer, teacher, choreographer and director. He worked as Artistic director of the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam, where he initiated an intensive yoga program.

Gavin obtained his yoga teacher’s diploma (3 years) from Studio Asana in Amsterdam, and has been teaching yoga for the last 12 years. He studied classical/Hatha yoga and deepened the research with Dona Holleman. He has read extensively and the works include Desikachar, Georg Feuerstein and Swami Muktibodhananda (author of the Hatha yoga pradipika).

Gavin teaches both private as well as group lessons. His teaching style is influenced by classical/Hatha yoga, dance and Vinyasa flow. He takes regular trips to India, studying and practising with various international teachers.

“Yoga as action with undivided, uninterrupted attention.”

- Desikachar

What is yoga?

“Yoga is about the synthesis of body and mind, and the transformed self that is the result. It is an adventure in human potential, in going beyond the body/mind split” - Dona and Orit 

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The goal of yoga?

The goal of yoga is to bring independence to the human condition. I see a strong correlation between awareness and independence.

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Why I teach yoga?

I have always been fascinated by the human body and how students interact with their own bodies. I enjoy the feedback that I get from students ...

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“Practicising yoga we gradually improve our ability to concentrate and to be independent. we improve our health, our relationships and everything we do.”

- Desikachar

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