• My Story

    Hello. I am Lou Hart.

    After over a decade working as a marketing executive in Hollywood, I moved home to live in the beautiful English countryside to teach yoga and open a yoga studio at The Tallow Factory. My lifetime exploration of yoga has taken me on many adventures with different styles but when I discovered YogaWorks I knew I had found the perfect balance of alignment-focussed Hatha yoga and Vinyasa Flow.

    My intention is to honour and embrace each student’s search for personal growth, well-being, and fulfilment by offering the highest quality yoga and meditation classes to people of all ages and from all walks of life. Yoga works for every body. Literally. So if you think that you're "not good at yoga" or "not flexible enough to do yoga" then come to one of my classes and I will show you how to make a start on the journey. It's by no means a quick fix solution, but with regular practice and dedication you will see improvements to your physical, mental and spiritual health.


    In late 2014 I was offered a once in a lifetime opportunity to take over the management of our family home The Tallow Factory, a beautiful Tudor candle factory in the heart of the idyllic village of Dedham. My whole being wanted to leave LA and come back to my roots. So here I am.


    In January 2015 I completed a 200-hour teacher training with Yogaworks and received the RYT-200 certificate with the internationally recognised Yoga Alliance. In Autumn 2015, I opened a yoga and meditation studio in a beautiful room at The Tallow Factory in Dedham. I have since been teaching in the Colchester area for three years while completing my teacher training with a 500-hour diploma with the British Wheel of Yoga in 2017.


    Soon after I arrived back in Dedham, I noticed a poster advertising the first ever Mindfulness meeting in the village. I was thrilled to see that other people in the area are interested in creating a more positive community here. So, I went along and met some fantastic new friends and we co-created the Dedham Meditation Community.


    In 2018 I added Thai Yoga Massage to my training and later that year I also discovered the revolutionary ELDOA™ myofasical stretching invented by osteopath Guy Voyer, D.O. In 2019 I completed ELDOA™ Levels 1 & 2 with Somatraining, UK. Over the past two years, my daily meditation practice has connected me with more miraculous teachers, supporting my soul growth with Craniosacral Therapy, Crystal Reiki Healing and Angel Healing.


    I am filled with gratitude for all of my Angels, Spirit Guides and Teachers, and their Teachers, who have inspired me to reach where I am today,


    Stephanie Phelan, Dearbhla Kelly, Amy Lafond, Janice Chiou, Jasmine Lieb, Elaine Fletcher, Wendy Shubin, Peter Bodi, Kate Pryor, Paula Rose, Cheryl Fenner-Brown, and Maggie Dewis.


    Let your inner light shine.


    Love and Light,