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Q&A: Hannah Lo on life lessons and girl power

In conjunction with International Women’s Day, life coach Hannah Lo and her team recently launched the ongoing Love Your Body KL — an 11-day event comprising workshops and sharing sessions about women’s wellness. Held at KL Gateway Mall, it ends 12 March.

Lo is also the founder of SuperWomen 360, a movement dedicated to female empowerment. Intrigued, we caught up with her to find out more.

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Hannah Lo frequently organises gatherings for women to come together, share and explore womanhood in a supportive environment.

Lifestyle Asia (LSA): Tell us little bit about Love Your Body KL.

Hannah Lo (HL): Love Your Body KL is an 11-day women’s wellness event where women get to nourish, connect with, and learn about their bodies in a conscious and holistic way. It covers five themes — nutrition, self care, movement, soul and motherhood. We actually have one day that’s filled with workshops specially for new mums on Saturday, 11 March.

LSA: What do you hope Love Your Body KL will achieve?

HL: If women leave feeling rejuvenated, more hopeful about their lives, supported and not alone, and that they have learnt something new about themselves and feel better about their bodies, while also meeting new friends; then I will have done what I set out to do.

LSA: You’re passionate about female empowerment. What inspired you to be such a strong advocate of this?

HL: It really was and is, a culmination of a lot of things. It was mostly from feeling disempowered myself and going through a lot of pain in relationships, wondering why things weren’t working out, and wanting answers as to how to change my life. This propelled me on a journey of self discovery, which has been going on for over eight years now. Once you start, it’s a never-ending process. On this journey, I’ve been inspired, touched and changed by so many women — all of whom played an integral part in me becoming more passionate about women’s sovereignty, freedom and experiencing more love in their lives.

LSA: What are some of the life lessons or personal mantras that guide you in doing what you do?

HL: I am the creator of my world. Listen to your body — it never lies. Self love is empowerment.

LSA: What advice do you have for young women trying to forge their own sense of identity?

HL: My advice to young women is to get to know yourself really well. Put your energy into becoming self-aware. Get curious about what you like and don’t like; what your shadow side is, what your addictions are, as well as what your gifts and strengths are. Imagine it as if you were getting into a new romance, but with yourself. Be willing to fail and mess up over and over again, then pick yourself back up and restart the whole process. Be open to not having a plan for how your life must be so that you can allow for magic to happen, and the universe to gift you with so much more than you can imagine.

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Lo is all about self love and empowerment.

LSA: What’s a typical day in your life like?

HL: There is no such thing! What I can say is that I am working towards the kind of day where I wake up by sunrise, have time to walk, move or exercise, meditate, write and have a healthy breakfast. After that, I’ll attend to whatever I’m working on at the moment. To finish up by 6pm, and be in bed by 10.30pm — that would be ideal.

LSA: Do you have a favourite workout routine?

HL: I love walking first thing in the morning for at least 30 minutes, then doing intuitive movements and stretches to music.

LSA: What are your hobbies?

HL: Being close to nature, whether it’s in the sea, hiking or walking. I love reading books, spending quality time with friends, singing and dancing.

LSA: What book are you currently reading?

HL: I am reading a few books now. One of them is Awakening Shakti by Sally Kempton — an amazing book about Hindu goddesses — and Money, A Love Story by Kate Northrup.

To see more of Hannah, follow her on Instagram @hannahpatricialo.