Get to Know Lou Meggiato
I’m Lou and I am so glad you are here to be part of my journey to make the world a sweeter place. It’s a place where community, love, empowerment and happiness are the purposes of my life.
So who is Lou? Well foremost I’m a mama to 3 beautiful souls whom remind me to see the wonders in life and to remember the beauty that surrounds us. They teach me gratitude and to delight in the little things. I am a wife to a wonderful man, who reminds me daily of my power and potential to make the changes I want to in the world and that my job is to focus on what makes ‘Lou’ happy. I am also someone who loves to smile, be positive and help others to see their own sparkle especially when they have yet to see it in themselves.
My loves are my 3 naughty kitties, trail running, hiking, being outdoors, yoga, meditation, my sweet little home in North Vancouver in British Columbia Canada, plant based cooking, knitting, 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 nutrition and health coach and a lover of life.
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.
I loved designing but I found the design industry itself was a hard place to be in emotionally and energetically. It was time to make a shift, so when I emigrated to Canada from the United Kingdom in 2007 I had a new plan. I studied for the next 10 years in yoga, meditation and other holistic modalities, while running my own yoga company that specialised in family, kids, prenatal and postnatal yoga and a yoga studio that served all. I had found a piece of my happiness puzzle.
My focus changed slightly 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 on this journey.
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. I went back to school to become a fully certified aromatherapist. I am so grateful that I can now support hundreds of families, women and men globally. 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, tools and solutions for health challenges you may be facing or perhaps learning to slow down and let go with yoga, breathing techniques and meditation. 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 for yourself – 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
-Certified Nutrition and Health Coach with Nutraphoria School of Holistic Nutrition – profile.
–Registered Aromatherapist from taking the Holistic Aromatherapy Practitioner Certificate Program (HAPC) at Langara College in Vancouver British Columbia.
-Member of the CAOA Canadian 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.