My yoga journey began as a young teen, when my sister took me to a local class, and at 18 I ventured to India to explore it's traditional roots. After some hilarious, some curious and some insightful experiences, I retuned to the UK where I found my long time teacher Nicole Arons of Soma Yoga - who has been my teacher and mentor over the past 13 years. I started teaching under her guidance and went on to certify as a teacher in the Himalayas with Ganga Devi of the Himalayan Yoga Institute. Since 2014 I have been practicing with Jean Hall, and my practice and teaching are also deeply inspired by Giovanni Felicioni and Stephanie Snyder, and Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen. I'm currently completing my advanced teacher training at Triyoga London with Jean Hall and Anna Ashby.
My joyful approach to the practice integrates stories and philosophical teachings into creative, embodied, slow flow. Classes generally begin on the ground and evolve gradually, exploring our felt sense and discovering embodiment with curiosity. They are challenging yet relaxing, moving consciously, allowing space for the practice to unravel. Chanting with my harmonium makes me happy! I often include chanting at the beginning of class and run regular chanting evenings in London.
I teach in beautiful studios across London and run workshops and retreats internationally.
I also love playing and teaching capoeira angola, am a Theatre of the Oppressed facilitator which fosters my love for creative movement and playful exploration.
'After many years of yoga, I realized that with the private tutoring of Paula it became easier to incorporate the practice into my everyday life. I feel as if together we are building a practice. Paula has given special attention to my difficulties and studies forms of movements that flow, developing steps for me to achieve the asanas. A unique experience that lingers far beyond the moment of the class.' Flavia Oliveira
'Having never really exercised most of my life, I decided to try yoga as a last resort to get me into working out. I booked a pack of 10 private classes with Paula and was hooked from the start. Paula's classes are a lesson not only to the body but to the soul.' Fatima Ribeiro
'Paula comes to our office every Tuesday and we all love her energy and sense of humour! What I like the most is that she tailors the class for us and focuses on a different area each time. She builds up the class week after week, teaching us the poses but also the philosophy behind yoga. It really feels like a private class and I feel amazing afterward!' Lea Conti-Fabra