Hi, I’m Paula.
I own Tikun.
In the beginning I was adamant that I didn’t want to teach yoga. I thought I had nothing to give. I thought that teaching and learning were mutually exclusive. I thought I would never know enough to teach another.
I was wrong.
Yoga taught me to be wrong, and be ok with that. To learn that, knowing that you don’t know, is freeing, and powerful.
Yoga taught me to learn and teach as I go, that expertise is overrated and irrelevant, that you will never know enough and have always known enough. That you are the only expert for your own body, and your own journey.
I’ve been teaching for years. I’ve been learning for more. I’ve had my RYT 200 since 2020. I am grateful and humble and hope to be teaching and learning for the rest of my life and then some.
Yoga saved my life and radically changed every single part of it. I would say that I am a completely different person from who I was, but that would be a lie. I was always this, I just had to unearth my truth, to listen to my heart, to follow my own true path.
So, I want to teach, to give each of you, that stillness, to be able to hear your own truth. To give you back the trust in your own body, to make friends with it again, to love it the way it has always loved you. I am quirky, my path was jagged. I am not the typical yogi, and there is no typical student. Yoga truly is for every body. Yoga gives back so much more than what you put in. And, as you are, so yoga is, greater than the sum of its parts.
Yoga is magic, and yoga keeps you sane. Yoga can be whatever you need it to be.
You aren’t too fat, skinny, old, young, stiff, broken, damaged, healed, scared, proud, ashamed, gay, bi, straight, dark, light…you are welcome.
Yoga, and I, will meet you where you are.
So, I hope to see you in a class. Come as you are, do what you can.
The rest is your journey.