Thanks for dropping by 😊
Hello (*stands up) I’m Paula, aka Yogi Bird and yoga has literally changed my life!
I’m a North London gal living in the Midlands since 2001. I share my life with my (very patient) husband and many rescue fur and feathery babies.
It was nearly 20 years ago I visited my first class and that was where my yoga would start and finish – on the mat. I enjoyed my ‘workout’ but it has only been in more recent years that I came to realise, yoga is so much more than just exercise. It was back in 2016, I had what I can only describe as a calling and took steps towards gaining my yoga teacher qualification. I completed my 200-hour diploma with Sun Power Yoga in 2017 and nothing could quite prepare me for how my training changed my life. I soon realised this was literally just the start of a whole new chapter. This led me to completing my Yin Yoga Teacher training with Sarah Lo. Closely followed by my Pregnancy Yoga Teacher training with Dawn Wright. I am a self-confessed course addict and love to learn. I am continually expanding my yoga and teaching knowledge and love sharing this with my students.
So why do I love yoga so much? Well, as someone who has ‘burnt out’ and experienced injury and illness, as well as long standing issues with my weight, I know first-hand the physical and psychological affects this can have on an individual. I totally understand how difficult it can be to love yourself and find the courage to go to a class for the first time. Especially when you are carrying extra weight or harbouring old injuries and negative self-belief. I believe yoga is for everyone and every body and love creating a safe non-judgemental space where people can come and practice yoga. An environment we can all benefit from. So, whether it be working towards a fitter, stronger more flexible you. Or taking some ‘me time’, reducing anxiety or learning to relax. It’s all there within reach via yoga.
So, as I fast approach my 50’s, the dreaded menopause has come to visit and oh boy! But quite honestly, I don’t know how I’d survive without my yoga. It literally gives me superpowers! Therefore, it is my intention to help you find ‘your yoga’. See you on the mat… Bat cape and tights are optional 😉