Yoga for Everyone. Adapting Yoga to your Body
Embracing your Unique Body and Feeling your Best.
Yoga is a science that has been practised for thousands of years. It consists of body-mind connection which is now being proven by modern medicine.
Substantial research has been conducted to look at the health benefits of Yoga – from the yoga postures (Asanas), Yoga breathing (Pranayama) and Meditation. Yoga is by itself a healing journey that brings balance by a deeper connection with the breath.
This conscious movement aims at the holistic treatment of various kinds of somatic and psychological dysfunctions. The aim is to empower you with specific tools to bring awareness to the different levels of your body.
One on one Yoga Asana
Traditionally, asanas were taught one on one with yogic masters in which each class was designed to meet individual needs. Private sessions are great to plant the seeds of a regular asana practice, to refine specific postures or to bring balance in your lifestyle.
Improve your health, reduce stress and experience tranquility right where you are. Private yoga sessions can benefit every person at every stage of life. Together we will discuss how to best meet your needs and goals and through a physical practice I will assess alignment, strength, flexibility, and balance.
For advanced practitioners, private sessions are a way to help deepen your physical practice as well as cultivate a better understanding of pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation, and the philosophical teachings of yoga. The session will give you a better sense of proper physical alignment tailored for your body, posture type, with consideration for any injuries past and present.
It promotes proper body alignment and helps to strengthen and straighten your back. This improved posture reduces back pain, improves your breathing and circulation.
Keeping Disease Away
Yoga offers a total detoxification of the body. It gently stretches the muscles and joints and massages various organs. Yoga ensures optimum blood supply to various parts of the body.
Meditation brings your brain wave pattern into a relaxed state that promotes healing. As you continue to meditate, your brain physically changes.
Muscle Strength and Tone
Yoga helps to develop functional strength and endurance which makes performing day to day tasks easier.
I was working as a Professional Engineer in the Corporate world and I really loved learning the mechanics of how things work, and then I realised that the Corporate world wasn’t for me.
Quite accidentally, I discovered Yoga and I knew immediately that this was my path and how I could transfer my skills and experience in processes into the mechanics of the body.
The concepts of mindfulness, balance, peace of mind, body acceptance and connection were exactly what I was looking for.
My focus is on meeting the needs of people who often find traditional yoga practice exclusive and inaccessible. By adapting yoga postures to everyone, yoga is inclusive like its own philosophy.
Making a difference and empowering people to undergo their own metamorphosis is rewarding and transformative in itself.
500 hrs | Hatha Yoga
150 hrs | Yoga Psychology & Meditation
50 Hrs | Pre-Post natal Yoga
50 hrs | Yoga Anatomy Course
25 hrs | Yoga for All
What Have People Said About One-On-One?
“My expectations were exceeded, I managed to get flat on the floor, didn’t think I could do that. I’m able to move in ways I didn’t think were possible.”
“I have been working with Paula for many months now and don’t know what I do without her. I have always wanted to do yoga but have never been able to participate in a class as I have a disability. By having a private session with Paula I am able to work on my goals at my own pace. It’s so much fun.”
1 Session - 60 mins
Suitable for beginning students as well as experienced students.
This session is for people who want to focus on something specific or you want to explore a particular posture. After that, you may feel confident to continue working on your own practice.
3 Sessions - 60 mins each
This package is great for people who want to explore how the private sessions work and develop long term results.
5 Sessions - 60 mins each
These private sessions are designed to empower the student with self knowledge, allowing them to create a safe practice at home and thus creating a path for a safe lifelong practice.
FAQ about One on One
How is Yoga different from stretching or other kinds of fitness programs?
Yoga is unique because it connects the movement of the body and the fluctuations of the mind to the rhythm of the breath. It helps to direct our attention inward and become more aware of our experiences from moment to moment. The awareness that we cultivate is what makes yoga a practice, rather than a task or a goal to be completed. Your body will most likely become much more flexible by doing yoga, and so will your mind.
2. I’ve never done yoga before, is the one on one for beginners or advanced students?
In the past, yoga was only taught in one on one settings to ensure individual needs and goals were being met. I work with people ranging from absolute first time beginners and more advanced students alike. We’ll create a program that is custom designed to fit your needs!
3. I can’t reach my toes, is Yoga for me?
Absolutely, people with different levels of experience or flexibility are more than welcome. We’re all learning and what’s more important is your personal journey and not the final outcome.
4. I have a disability, can I still do yoga?
Definitely, yoga is available to everyone, no matter your body shape, physical or medical condition. Private sessions are focused on encouraging ability rather than disability. Reminder: it’s always good to clear any new activity with your doctor.
5. I haven't exercised in a while, how will I do?
You will be fine. Yoga is non-competitive and I will encourage you to work at a level that is comfortable for you. You’ll never be expected to do something that your body is not ready for.
6. I've a weight issue. Can I still do yoga?
Yoga is for everyone. The first step is to learn how to breathe; then one step at a time you begin to change the body, meeting each new challenge with respect. Slowly working your way into a practice that is best for you and your body. Anything is possible.
7. What if I have an injury or illness?
Most postures can still be performed with a few modifications. Most of all, go at your own pace. You are your own teacher. Reminder: it’s always good to clear any new activity with your doctor.
8. Meditation seems to be really hard for me. My mind is so restless. Any ideas to help me?
Certainly, doing yoga could help you to connect with your breath in synchronicity with physical movement. With every breath, you will take a step forward to the mindfulness direction that evolves with regular practice, even off the mat.