Get to Know Lou Meggiato

Hello Lovelies,

I’m Lou and I am so glad you are here to be part of my journey to make the world a sweeter place. Where community, love, empowerment and happiness are the purposes of life.

Lou Meggiato of Mandala Essentials CanadaSo who is Lou? I’m a mama, a partner, a daughter and a sister. I am a friend to many and many would say I inspire them by living my authentic life with honesty, joy and love. It’s taken me a few decades to get here but I’m still growing and learning.

My loves are family including my 3 cats, yoga, nature, trail running, hiking, being outdoors, my home on the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia Canada, plant based cooking, crafting, aromatherapy, design and generally anything sparkly.

I am a formally educated registered aromatherapist, a yoga teacher and trainer with over 12 years of experience, a Swedish massage bodyworker and infant massage teacher with 14 years experience, and a lover of life. Plus I smile a lot too!

I am inspired by the world around me in all that I do. Creativity has been ingrained into my whole life starting as a child who expressed herself through art, to a global career in fashion and performance sportswear design. It was during these years, however, as a clothing designer that I discovered yoga and found a wonderful way to step back from the busy-ness of the world. It really allowed me the space to be, to think and to not do. Human being not human doing.

Lou Meggiato with daughterI loved designing but I found the industry was a hard place to be in emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically. It was time to shift and so I emigrated to Canada from the United Kingdom in 2007 with a new plan. I took my first yoga teacher training so that I could find a new holistic path for my life. I admit that although it brought me a lot of joy, it also meant I spent so much time filling everyone else’s cup that I didn’t have time to fill my own. I felt like I had lost my way and eventually found myself burnt out.

I needed a change again but this time I knew I was going in the right direction. I needed to find a balance and find self care. That change came when my daughter, at the age of 5, became immune compromised. I had lost all hope as a parent of supporting her through the challenges she was facing. A friend introduced me, at this time, to these wonderful little bottles of love called essential oils. I finally had a natural tool that could help support both my daughter and myself, emotionally and physically. This was not something I could keep to myself, it was something I had to share with all those who, like me, had lost hope. All those who needed a way to move forward from being stuck.

I am so grateful that I can now support hundreds of families, women and men. Balance for everyone is different but having some healthy habits in place can lead us on the right path. Whether your needs are help and guidance with essential oils or perhaps slowing down and letting go with yoga love. Maybe it’s even the chance to see yourself in all your glorious light, beauty and truth, that the rest of the world already sees in you but you haven’t seen yet – let me help you get to where you deserve to be!

CONTACT ME and we can discuss your needs and get to know one another on a phone call or another method such as Facebook Messenger, Skype or WhatsApp. If you prefer email communications that is also fine. My approach to customer service and getting to know you is to be thorough, genuine, and truly listen to your health and wellness needs while providing realistic options for your situation.

Photos from a Spring 2019 road trip through the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia

Lou’s Education and Designations

Registered Aromatherapist from taking the Holistic Aromatherapy Practitioner Certificate Program (HAPC) at Langara College in Vancouver British Columbia.

Member of the BCAOA British Columbia Alliance of Aromatherapists Association – profile.

Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a Yoga Teacher Training with a Registered Yoga School (RYS) and achieving 200 E-RYT, with over 12 years and 2000 hours of experience teaching classes and training students, with speciality in kids and prenatal yoga.

Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Teacher (YACEP) which allows teaching her own training and courses in Aromatherapy combined with Yoga and Meditation.

Certified Massage Body Worker for Swedish Massage with VTCT Accreditation and Infant Massage with IAIM Certification, while having 14 years experience working with various client needs.

Certified AromaTouch Technique Trainer from doTERRA with hundreds of hours of class time teaching as well as being one of the only formally recognized AromaTouch Teachers in British Columbia Canada.

Masters Degree in Sportswear Design from the University of Derby in England United Kingdom having previously worked with many leading clothing brands including Benetton in Italy. After completing her masters she worked in design for over 10 years with global brands.