Hi there and welcome!
I’m Nam Lowen, a Yoga teacher based in Solihull and online. I have two beautiful kids and love katsu curries, coffee and chocolate.
With over a decade of experience teaching, I’m here to help you build strength and find healthy balance with your busy lifestyle. I work with people in a few different ways; Group classes, Corporate classes, Private Lessons, Group classes, Courses, Events and Online.
I work with clients mainly in these different ways:
I teach Group Classes, online and in-person, for busy people that need to move and unwind after a long day at work or with their children.
My Corporate Yoga classes are for brands and companies that know the importance of work-life balance. I host the classes Live online or in-person, and deliver uplifting classes to take them away from the desk and keep office stress at a minimum.
I coach 1:1 at my Private Lessons for those that have specific goals and need me to create a tailor made plan that results in positive changes and growth.
Since 2010, I have worked with 1000s of people, including brands such as Adidas, Lounge Underwear, Virgin Active, Om Yoga Show, festivals and more. I'm very pleased that my On-demand Yoga classes are now available for people to have time themselves to get stronger and grow with me.
the long story
How far shall I take you back? I was pretty disciplined as child; I was two times national champion and I achieved my 2nd dan black belt in Shotokan Karate, all whilst training in Wing Chun Kung Fu. I stopped martial arts when I was 15 years old when I couldn't see the point in hitting pads or people anymore to be honest.
I started Yoga when I was 17, I had been through a traumatic experience and I was in an abusive relationship. I knew I needed to do something for myself, I had lost most of my identity and confidence by that point. Little did I know back then how much Yoga was helping me develop and grow both inside and out. A few years went by, I left that relationship and moved away.
Prior to opening Namas Yoga, I worked at NHS Mid-Essex and Chelmsford City Council. I was that weird person doing Yoga by the photocopying machine or in the kitchen when I thought I was alone!
By 2011, I qualified and completed my 200hr Yoga teacher training diploma with Teach Yoga, London. The course was held for over a year and during that time I went abroad to study and practice different styles of Yoga. Those years were huge influence to my foundation, discipline and creativity.
I wanted to create classes and workshops where people felt comfortable being themselves and learning Yoga in a supportive environment.
I dedicated time into teaching private tuition, focusing on rehabilitation and recovery to sports players, and those recovering from surgery. Most of the people that approach me are advised by their Physiotherapists or Chiropractors.
In 2016, I qualified in Post-Natal Yoga. As a mother and having many moms attending my classes, it was the natural direction for me to support women that have experienced the physical and emotional challenges that motherhood brings.
My work has lead me to teach a number of Yoga classes at Adidas Studio LDN, which is a studio dedicated to a huge female fitness community in east London and Post-Natal Yoga at a Mummy Tribe retreat founded by Binky Felstead.
At present, I live in the West Midlands and continue to teach Yoga classes, workshops, events and corporate events around Solihull, Birmingham and occasionally in London.
Occasionally I blog so if you like reading about Yoga or my random thoughts, you can find more here or follow me on Instagram @namasyoga.