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Welcome to U Can Yoga

My intention is to give you the space to nurture yourself as you breathe, strengthen and stretch your body and mind.

I encourage you to tune into your body and move safely, with awareness through your yoga asana (posture) practice as you find your own expression of yoga, access your true nature and come back home to yourself.

(PLEASE NOTE: All content and images on this website are subject to copyright. Copyright U Can Yoga 2020. All rights reserved.)

Upcoming Events

Check out my upcoming workshops and events to dive deeper into your practice. 

Class Schedule

 I teach weekly Hatha,
Restorative & Yin Yoga at studios in Southwest London. 

Student Feedback

“Excellent yoga teacher. Paula is a fantastic teacher – clear, calm…simply excellent!”
Lucy B

“I attended one of Paula’s classes and was immediately hooked. Paula is a calm, kind and empathic teacher who obviously knows what she is talking about. Her classes are a mixture of energetic and soothing work that made me feel refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to face the world again. I would highly recommend her classes to everyone.”  
Catherine L

“I have got to know someone who is not only an excellent yoga teacher but also a general all round awesome person. Paula is the most reliable, conscientious and patient person I know and as a result we have worked together several times on master classes and retreats. After great feedback from our various retreat guests I am also very glad to say I have also just welcomed Paula to my 200hr teacher training team and hope she will enjoy training up our next group of student teachers as she has a lot of knowledge to share.”
Sally Parkes – Founder of Sally Parkes Yoga

“Worth a trip to London for! Paula is a great teacher. Warm and friendly she offers fun classes with just the right amount of focus on alignment to help you enhance and progress your practice. I’d recommend her to everyone!”
Emma M

Get Social

In this Week’s online SLEEP + REST class we are focussing on the benefits of #RestorativeYoga for #perimenopause #menopause and sleep quality. If you’ve signed up, I look forward to seeing you tomorrow evening. (If can’t join live you’ll receive the recording + another bonus from me with good sleep in mind.)

Booking for this programme is now closed - if you’d like to be first to hear about upcoming events please sign up to my newsletter at ucanyoga.co.uk

#worldmenopausemonth
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In case anyone needs the reminder 💜

(Thanks @thekarenarthur for sharing 🙏🏾 Via @theoraclereadsu on Twitter)
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I pulled this card post-meditation this morning - shared in Stories but wanted to share here too. Message for the week courtesy of @kelechnekoff (from her beautiful Spiritual Seasoning For The Soul cards) 🙏🏾💛 If you are reading this, may you remember that you too are whole ✨ ...

SWITCH OFF SUNDAYS 📵 ••• Sundays are perfect for recharging •••
In my @omyogamagazine column in August 2018 I wrote about Aparigraha, FOMO, why I started Switch Off Sundays in 2017 (and haven’t looked back since), and asked the question: How attached are you to social media?👉🏾 “Do you take it or leave it? Or are you, like me, someone who could happily be on social media every day? Social media can be a great way to connect with others, to stay in touch with family and your friendship circle both near and far... but it can become addictive. What does any of this have to do with yoga? It’s all about attachment...” If you're looking to spend a bit less time online then how about joining me for Switch Off Sundays - one day a week away from all social media.
Allow yourself some space and time away from your screen to reset and recharge.
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WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY - Saturday 10th October 2020 ••• How is your mental health at the moment? This year many people are having their first experiences of mental health challenges. Earlier this year during Mental Health Awareness Week I shared daily email tips with my newsletter subscribers - this post feels just as apt now and this particular restorative pose is one I have been practising a lot lately. We will also be practising this pose today during Flow & Restore @embodyvauxhall 6-7.15pm (which I teach each Friday if you would like to join me for an in-person class):

• FACE DOWN RELAXATION POSES TO CALM AND SOOTHE •

Did you know that face down and forward bending poses can help to calm mental agitation?

After almost 20 years of consistent yoga practice and nearly 10 years of teaching, I only ever teach what I practise. You’re pretty much guaranteed to experience face down poses in my classes and I have been practising face down relaxation poses a lot since my mother died in February this year - they are incredibly helpful as I navigate grief.

I love to share these practices as they are usually accessible in some form to everyone. There are many variations but here are just a couple of suggestions you can try for yourself: • You can keep it really simple by lying on your front on the floor or a yoga mat if you have one (lying on an open blanket can provide some more comfort). Place one hand on top of the other to make a pillow for your forehead to rest upon. Rest here for as long as you need to. Or you can try this version with props: • Face Down Relaxation Pose (Bolster Variation) - see video above, filmed @embodyvauxhall - if you don’t have bolsters then you can use bed pillows and/or folded blankets.

(NB - this video with instructions can be found on my @youtube channel, along with my Chair Child’s Pose video if getting onto the floor does not work for you.)

I hope this is helpful to you. Whatever you’re up to this weekend take good care of yourself 💜

(If you’d like to be on my email list you can sign up at ucanyoga.co.uk and get a free guided relaxation audio from me.)
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Are you teaching yoga online? Are you Data Protection compliant? (Are you not sure?!) Then check out this upcoming workshop from @lucy_yoga

#Repost @lucy_yoga
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I'm really passionate about yoga businesses being run ethically and part of that is making sure we know about some of the ways we can uphold the Yamas in all that we do, and believe it or not 4 of the 5 Yamas are key in this workshop!⁠

After chatting to a lot of teachers since the start of lockdown I realised that most are not actually compliant with Data Protection law now that they're teaching online, and don't realise it.⁠

It's empowering and productive to keep on top of this kind of thing and it can actually improve your business and your marketing to understand it.⁠

So I'm running this for just £10, and you can watch it as a recording if you can't join live.⁠

Monday 12 October 1 pm - 2:30 pm (also available as a recording)⁠

Plus you get one-month free membership of the Mentoring Circle with it, which normally costs £10 so that's basically BOGOF isn't it?⁠

Link in bio to book.⁠

#yogateacher #teachingyoga #ethicalbusiness #ethicalyogateacher #GDPR #yogabusiness #DruYoga #lucyoga #mentoringcircle #yogamentor #peersupport

#Repost @lucy_yoga
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I'm really passionate about yoga businesses being run ethically and part of that is making sure we know about some of the ways we can uphold the Yamas in all that we do, and believe it or not 4 of the 5 Yamas are key in this workshop!⁠

After chatting to a lot of teachers since the start of lockdown I realised that most are not actually compliant with Data Protection law now that they're teaching online, and don't realise it.⁠

It's empowering and productive to keep on top of this kind of thing and it can actually improve your business and your marketing to understand it.⁠

So I'm running this for just £10, and you can watch it as a recording if you can't join live.⁠

Monday 12 October 1 pm - 2:30 pm (also available as a recording)⁠

Plus you get one-month free membership of the Mentoring Circle with it, which normally costs £10 so that's basically BOGOF isn't it?⁠

Link in bio to book.⁠

#yogateacher #teachingyoga #ethicalbusiness
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WHAT ARE YOU READY TO LET GO OF? The Large Intestine is the yang organ associated with Autumn, paired with the Lungs (yin organ) in TCM. I’ve been massaging this point, Large Intestine 4 (LI4 - known as He Gu and Union Valley) as I’ve been experiencing... https://www.instagram.com/p/CGiZyi_nOb3/?igshid=mlgoo1cprh3p

In this Week’s SLEEP + REST class we are focussing on the benefits of #RestorativeYoga for #perimenopause #menopause and sleep quality. If you’ve signed up, I look forward to seeing you this evening. (If can’t join live you’ll receive the recording.)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CGVBDZfnltA/?igshid=1hafpsm280yml

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