My yoga journey began as a young teen, when my sister took me to a local class, and in 2005 I ventured to India hoping 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. I started teaching under her guidance and went on to certify as a teacher in the Himalayas with Ganga Devi. Since 2014 I’ve practiced and studied in London with Jean Hall, and with my dear teacher on the other side of the pond, Stephanie Snyder.
My joyful approach to the practice integrates philosophical teachings, chanting and movement into creative, embodied, playful flow. I’m inspired by movement principles as taught by Bonnie Brainbridge Cohen and a somatic approach to movement practice. The focus in class is on feeling, exploring, and tuning into the inherent intelligence of the body. Through playful investigation of the ecosystem of the body-mind-spirit, the practice helps me to return again and again to a sense of absolute wonder at existence itself.
Chanting and playing my harmonium is a part of practice that always manages to bring me home. I often include chanting at the beginning or end of class and run regular chanting evenings in London.
I teach in beautiful studios across London and run workshops and retreats internationally. If you would like to bring me to a studio near you for a weekend of workshops, training or a retreat, send me a message and let’s make it happen!
I love playing and teaching Capoeira Angola, am a Theatre of the Oppressed facilitator, and have a 1 year old daughter called Alba who teaches me all about how to move and live authentically.
‘A unique experience that lingers far beyond the moment of the class.’ Flavia O, Private Student
‘Paula's classes are a lesson not only to the body but to the soul.’ Fatima R, Private Student
‘We all love her energy and sense of humour!’ Lea C-F, Corporate Student