Paula has practised and studied a range of yoga styles since 2001 and with over 3000 hours of teaching experience to date she is registered and fully insured with Yoga Alliance Professionals. Her own experience of yoga’s capacity to aid recovery from injury and relieve stress led her to train as a teacher and fuels her desire to share the life-enhancing benefits of yoga with others.
An experienced Restorative Yoga teacher, Paula is an Advanced Relax and Renew Trainer, having studied both Level 1 and Advanced Restorative Yoga Teaching with the renowned Judith Hanson Lasater, with a particular focus on the therapeutic aspects of this practice for a range of conditions including anxiety and depression. Related to this, having used yoga as a tool to live positively with her own scoliosis, Paula has studied Yoga for Scoliosis Fundamentals with Adelene Cheong to deepen her knowledge in this area, In addition, Paula has studied basic mental health techniques and training for yoga teachers with Heather Mason at The Minded Institute and Mind-Body Integration (Yoga, Mindfulness, Neuroscience, the Body and Contemplative Practice) with Bo Forbes. Paula is also a qualified Total Yoga Nidra Teacher and Facilitator (an approach which encompasses a range of Yoga Nidra traditions with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Nirlipta Tuli) and Yin yoga teacher (having studied with Norman Blair). Her teaching style has been described as nourishing. Paula’s commitment to studying yoga as a teacher and student is ongoing. She greatly enjoys learning from students and is eternally grateful to all the teachers she has had the good fortune to practise and study with.
Paula is also a writer with script-writing credits for the BBC. Since 2012 she has written the monthly Carry on Teacher and Teacher’s Tales columns, respectively for OM Yoga Magazine and is featured in the book ‘How to Be A Yoga Rockstar – The Ultimate Guide To Making a Living Teaching Yoga.’ In addition, Paula is a senior teacher and lecturer on Sally Parkes’ Laxmi Yoga 200 hour Teacher Training Program and regularly teaches on yoga retreats – more than twenty successful retreats to date – in the UK and abroad.
Find out more about Paula’s yoga journey in this short video (via evolve).
You can also learn more in this interview with Paula at Yogamatters.