I work closely with local businesses in South West England helping them maintain a healthier and happier workforce. I do this by designing bespoke yoga classes to strengthen, stretch, de-stress, boost energy, relieve back pains, correct body posture, improve work-life balance and complement sports activities of professionals and students in South West England, leaving them feeling restored and rejuvenated after each class.
Let's explore how my services can specifically help your business. I am happy to look into arranging a free tester class designed especially to your needs.
“Paula's passion for yoga comes across in all her teaching. She is dedicated to her own learning, development and growth and is creative and clear in her yoga instruction.
I highly recommend you attend one of Paula's yoga classes!”
Annie Metcalfe, Coach, Facilitator & Social Care Consultant
"The word 'Mahatma' it means great soul
and it's inside of us just waiting to unfold"
My deep interest in personal development was revealed very early with a love for martial arts. For the past 18 years I have been exploring taekwondo, aikido, karate, capoeira and tai chi. I was drawn by recurring themes of spiritual and philosophical development achievable through individual meditation and training. There was a particular recognition of the values of beginner's mind, inner peace, intent, self-consciousness, flow of energy, breathing techniques and medicinal practices.
In 2008 I completed my first yoga-based personal development program with the Art of Living Foundation which inspired me with a desire to join the community of teachers. Since then I have been seeking out my path through various schools of Buddhism, yoga, relaxation, meditation, mindfulness, personal development, and process-oriented psychology.
In the present day, I am a registered, insured and fully qualified Holistic Yoga Teacher trained by the Devon School of Yoga (500 hours), following on from successful completion of the DSY's Foundation Yoga Course.
“You have definitely changed my life for the better through your passion for yoga and our yoga practice!”
Maureen Gori de Murden, Senior Economy & Tourism Officer
My yoga lineage can be traced back to Swami Sivananda Paramahamsa, the founder of the Siddha Samaj path. Swami Sivananda Paramahamsa was a big influence for Dr. B. Padmanabha Pillai in his early years making him a yoga and martial arts adept. In 1949 Dr. Pillai became a director of the Institute of Yogic Culture.
The principal teacher, founder and director of the Devon School of Yoga, Duncan Hulin, spent three consecutive winters in South India studying with Dr. B. P. Pillai. Duncan's input into the world of yoga convinced me to move to South West England in 2013 where his school is based. I have been learning Duncan's approach to yoga ever since then.
Swami Sivananda Paramahamsa
Dr P. B. Pillai