Yoga is the journey of the self, to the self, through the self.
What have your resolutions been this year? If it has been to be healthy, reach an inner calm and and be mindful rather than have your mind full, this might be the best news you’ve heard all year. Louise Fitzsimmons, the guru behind White Wolf Yoga, is about to swap her dreams for reality as she embarks on her mission to get people into yoga and eating healthy. We caught up with her to find out more about White Wolf Yoga and what people can expect.
Tell us all about White Wolf Yoga and when it started?
The first White Wolf Yoga class was back in February 2014, in The Gold Room at Camp and Furnace. I’d qualified as a yoga teacher the year before and then went on to spend couple of months in Rishikesh, India doing some further teacher training. It was while I was over there that I had the idea to start White Wolf Yoga. The name White Wolf comes from my love of killer whales. Yoga brings about countless positive effects to the mind, body and soul and it is my aim is to share this passion through classes, giving as many people as possible the chance to experience the wonder of yoga for themselves.
When did you decide to take the leap and open a venue?
The idea of owning a studio was a distant dream when I first started teaching at Camp and Furnace, but as the months went by I was able to gauge the demand for the classes and build a good foundation of clients and friends. Once I knew the demand was there I really started thinking about the possibility of one day opening my own studio and health food cafe. I kept an eye on the property market, checking out what spaces were available round town – just in case! After a while, the more I thought about it and spoke to people about my ambitions, the more I felt the dream was possible and I decided to just go for it. Now the move feels like a natural progression and I can’t wait to have a dedicated studio, offer more yoga classes and launch White Wolf Kitchen!
Where will it be?
After looking at a load of options in and around the city centre I finally found the perfect place in the heart of Liverpool. We are located in a beautiful, open space hidden in the Property Exchange on Cook Street.
What can people expect and what kind of food will there be?
White Wolf Yoga and Kitchen will be a completely unique space within Liverpool city centre. Designed with a Scandinavian influence in mind, the studio and cafe will have a warm, welcoming vibe. Through the White Wolf Yoga studio we will offer a full programme of yoga, meditation and relaxation classes which are open to men and women of all levels, ages and abilities.
White Wolf Kitchen is a vegan/vegetarian health food cafe that will serve a variety of quality, nutrition-rich salads, sandwiches, soups and juices; available to have in or take-away. The idea is to cater for Liverpool’s growing vegan & veggie community.
Louise hopes to open the studio in March and in the meantime is currently teaching yoga classes on Saturday mornings at 10AM in Frederiks on Hope Street. For updates on the progress of the new venture please like their Facebook and follow them on Twitter.