Brought together by their love for yoga, the two sisters Diana and Lousiana launched The Faab Space Just two weeks ago. We spoke to cofounder Lousiana Faaberg and here’s what she said
How did you first get into yoga?
I started yoga in 2016. I didn’t know much about yoga at first but everyone was getting into it so I thought I’d give it a shot. I started with YouTube videos and went to a few classes then decided to travel to India with my sister. It felt like the right thing to do. We did the teacher’s training there and then came back to Egypt and gave a few classes in different places. A little later we went and did our 300 hours training in Thailand.
What inspired you to start The Faab Space?
I studied fashion marketing as a student and worked in New York with a fashion designer for a while but I didn’t quite find myself there. I then got into yoga and it changed my life. I wanted to take it a step further and that’s how The Faab Space was born.
Tell us more about The Faab Space
The whole idea behind The Faab Space was to try to bring people together. It’s mainly centered around yoga classes but there will also be dancing, flexibility, pole fitness, and air yoga. Because we’ve been through this entire journey together it only made sense for me to start it with my sister. The Faab Space brought me and Diana closer. This whole journey helped us bond on a much deeper level and taught me the true meaning and value of sister love. The planning took around 6 months and everything in the space, up to the tiniest detail, was done by our mother. “Faab” comes from our family name, so it’s literally in the name.
As cliché as it may sound, it’s because I love Egypt so much. I also believe that Egypt is the best place to start a business.
How did yoga change your life?
At first, all the changes were physical. For example, I’ve never had a flexible body but as I practiced, my body became stronger and much more flexible. I then started to notice that it was changing me as well. Yoga has helped me a lot with my anxiety and over thinking. It’s improved both my mental and physical wellbeing and helped me with my inner healing. I am a lot more peaceful today because of yoga. It’s also brought my whole family together. Working on The Faab Studio made me realize that I probably want to become a business woman, so I guess I have yoga to thank for that as well.
What keeps you motivated?
Self discovery. Ever since I started yoga I have grown so much and learned so much about myself and the world. Yoga has helped me a lot in loving and valuing myself; it’s helped me see my true worth. Seeing that I’m making a difference, even if that’s impacting just one person’s life, makes me wake up every day wanting to do what I do.
What’s your advice for anyone getting into yoga?
Be patient. It’s not easy at first and you won’t notice fast results, but I promise you it pays off. Be patient, put in the work, time, and the effort and watch how yoga changes your life.