I started my yoga journey in 2012 after I was diagnosed with scoliosis. I was told that the damage to my spine was irreversible and that regular exercise would only help to manage the pain. I wasn't a sporty person, so a gentle yoga practise was my first choice.
After 2 years of practising every day I became completely painfree and was able to start many other fitness activities. In 2019 I completed my yoga alliance 200RYT in Durga Yoga Maynooth.
I teach a strength building practice rooted in vinyasa style. My mission is to make people feel empowered by what their bodies can do.
Reidin O Meara - founder of Hot Yoga Kerry
After practicing Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga for a number of years, I completed my first RYT 200hr teacher training in an Ashram in France of June 2008. I furthered my studies in May 2012 completing an intensive Ashtanga yoga training under the wonderful David Swenson. I have journeyed to India enjoying Ashtanga yoga under the guidance of Lino Miele.
Since then I have had the privilege to complete a year long advanced yoga training in 2018 with the Elbow Room Dublin. Training in Yin Yoga, Restorative yoga, Energy medicine, Meditation, Myofascia release techniques and advanced anatomy.
As I continue to study and learn, the best advice I have been given is to teach what I love about yoga.
My style of teaching is fun and interactive with lots of high energy and power.
Therefore I try to create a space where students can challenge and explore through breath and movement, listen to their own body and experience their own yoga journey. I believe the goal of yoga is not to be a contortionist but to enjoy the body we have and experience the strength and vitality of our own breath, energy and spirit.
Paula’s approach to Yoga is one of exploration. She believes that Yoga allows us to dance with compassion at the edge of our physical, emotional and spiritual comfort zone. She is trained in both Hatha and Vinyasa styles and marries the two to deliver a class that strengthens the body, expands the breath, softens the mind and enriches the soul. Where there is strength there must be softness, one cannot flourish without the other!