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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

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Never forget Stephen Lawrence.

Stephen Lawrence Day - April 22nd 2021

#ALegacyOfChange

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We are proud to launch The Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation, the official home of Stephen’s legacy.
Follow us to see how we will continue the fight against systemic racism and visit our website to find out more (link in bio).
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#SupportStVincent

St Vincent’s Volcano La Soufriere continues to erupt and cause further damage. There are many displaced people that need our help. We are joining efforts with many organisations on the ground in St Vincent. We will be collecting donations to send directly to St Vincent weekly.

We need everyone’s help! The Island is in a state of emergency. All aid support is needed right now!

List of things urgently needed that you can donate:

All Canned Foods, Tuna, Mackerel, Corned Beef, Sausages, Beans, Sweetcorn & Others

Rice, Pasta, Noodles, Long Life Milk, Sugar, Salt, Juice, Water

Blankets, Sheets, Towels, Baby Formula, Baby Wipes, Nappies, New Clothing & Footwear

Women’s Sanitary Products, Adult Diapers, Toilet Paper, Soap, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Deodorant, Washing Detergent, Dishwashing Liquid

Flashlights, Matches, Candles, First Aid Kits, Painkillers, Face Masks, Hand Sanitizers , Bin liners, Brooms, Mops

Anything Else You Think Would Help

List of People & Drop Off Points For Your Donations

Roxanne Who Is Based In Crystal Palace /South Norwood
07901500079
Lynette 07956 824683

Alchemy Bar & Restaurant 28-30 St. George’s Walk Croydon CR0 1YJ
Alwyn / Ras Debo 07963592295
Buki 07826752846

Brixton Soup Kitchen 297-299 Coldharbour Lane London SW9 8RP
Micah 07791986154
Solomon 07538419514
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SWITCH OFF SUNDAYS 📵

Sundays are perfect for recharging.
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 social media.
Allow yourself some space and time away from your screen to recharge. “While social media platforms can have their benefits, using them too frequently can make you feel increasingly unhappy and isolated in the long run.... As human beings, it’s so important for us to be able to communicate and forge personal connections with one another. However, it can be hard to do so when we’re glued to rectangular screens, becoming more acquainted with our friends’ digital facades than their real-life personas.” - Extract from “Six ways social media negatively affects your mental health” Read this article in full at 👉🏾 https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/social-media-mental-health-negative-effects-depression-anxiety-addiction-memory-a8307196.html?amp
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Stress Awareness Month ••• LEGS UP THE WALL (Viparita Karani) •••
Did you know that #restorativeyoga has been shown to be particularly effective in addressing chronic stress? In this variation I am showing here @embodyvauxhall, adding some weight to the legs with the aid of a bolster (you can also use blankets) can feel really good if you have been on your feet all day or your legs are feeling tired or heavy. The addition of weight also has the capacity be grounding if you have anxiety and can feel soothing if depressed or lethargic. I first came across this during my first training with Judith Hanson Lasater in 2012. I have found weighting helpful as a tool for addressing my own anxiety.

For more like this and to experience for yourself, I’d love you to join me online this Saturday 10th April for THE REST SESSIONS 2-4.30pm. I have been offering The Rest Sessions online since Summer 2020 every 2-3 months. This will be the last one for now until a little later in the year.

Link in my bio for full details and to book (or please visit: https://u-can-yoga.reservie.net/checkout/event/djEsMTY2LDYyNjksMA== )

Will you give yourself permission to rest?

The Rest Sessions are a culmination of my years of teaching and practice to date. Grounded in Restorative Yoga and including meditation, yoga nidra and (optional) journaling, this 2.5 hour session of contemplative practices is designed to help bring you back home to yourself.

(If you would like to attend but finances are a barrier, please email me at ucanyoga1@gmail.com as DM’s on here often get missed)

Feedback for The Rest Sessions:

“That was really great Paula, thank you! I have C-PTSD and typically struggle quite a lot with calming my nervous system and being present during contemplative type practices. I found this really really effective and definitely want to carry it on.” – M

“Thank you so much for that practice Paula! That was so nourishing and wonderful – exactly what I needed.” – Yvonne

“Thank you Paula! I absolutely love your offerings and feel so relaxed and ‘at home’ when I take your classes. You have a gift for holding the space. Your classes are just really special.” – Deb
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No classes @aplacetohealbyarrigo this evening. Hope to be back next week. Take care and have a lovely Easter 🙏🏾💙 ...

YINYASA - WEDNESDAYS 11.30-12.30 @yogapointbrixton continues online through lockdown •••

This class is a meditative combination of flowing yang (active) postures and yin (floor-based passive) postures accessing the body’s deep connective tissues and connecting the breath with mindful movement. The intention of this yin and yang flow is to create more space and integrity in the body, finding ease and release while cultivating more mind/body awareness.

🧘🏾‍♀️ 🧘🏽‍♂️ For further details and to book please visit the link in my bio or yogapoint.co.uk 🙏🏾
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Looking forward to this conversation with @yvonnehenriettayoga this evening. Join us 💜

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TOMORROW 7.30pm! Yoga Journeys with Yvonne O'Garro: Interview with Paula Hines at Connection Cafe. ⁠

Paula @ucanyoga1 is a senior yoga teacher who has practised and studied yoga for twenty years, teaching Hatha, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra.⁠

Her own experience of yoga as a tool for transformation and to aid recovery from injury, trauma and stress led her to train as a teacher after fourteen years of working full time in the TV industry and fuels her desire to share the life-enhancing benefits of yoga with others.⁠

Teaching restorative yoga since 2012, Paula is an Advanced Relax and Renew Trainer, having studied 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. ⁠

Paula’s commitment to studying yoga as a teacher and student is on-going, more recently having studied with Tracee Stanley (meditation) and Petra Coveney (Menopause Yoga). Paula 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 an experienced writer with script-writing credits for the BBC and has written the monthly ‘Teacher’s Tales’ column and travel features for OM Yoga Magazine since 2012. In addition, Paula regularly teaches on yoga retreats – more than twenty successful retreats to date – in the UK and abroad. For eight years she was a senior teacher and lecturer on Sally Parkes’ 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Course, teaching the modules on Restorative Yoga and Yoga for Back Care and has been a guest tutor on the Menopause Yoga training hosted by Yogacampus.⁠

Yoga Journeys with @yvonnahenriettayoga is a series of interviews to celebrate diversity in wellness and showcase amazing instructors and how they got to where they are now.�⁠

FREE! Join us on zoom, access details on website on Connection Cafe page. (MoreYoga website > Online > Connection Cafe)⁠

#yogisofcolour #yogajourneys #diversityinwellness #celebratediversity #yogalife #yogacommunit
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