Marcus also has a Black Belt in the ancient Japanese martial art of ninjutsu, which he feels compliments his yoga practice, combining self-discipline with freedom of movement, and lightness with control. He gives heartfelt gratitude and respect to his many teachers past and present including Stewart Gilchrist, Alaric Newcombe and Eileen Gaulthier in London, Mula Bandha King, David Kyle in Puerto Rico, The Yoga People- Jamie and Dulce- worldwide, and Larry Schultz up there.
Her joyful approach integrates traditional teachings into creative, soulful, and intelligent flow. Classes generally begin on the ground and unravel into full spectrum practices that are both challenging and relaxing. She encourages listening deeply, responding mindfully, and exploring the mind - body with curiosity and open awareness. Her background in the Brazilian dance/play/martial art, Capoeira Angola, of which she is also a teacher, brings a playful and experimental element to her classes.
As a teen she practiced with traditional teachers in South India, and has been a student of Nicole Aarons (Soma Yoga) for 12 years. She completed a classical teacher training with Ganga Devi (Himalayan Yoga Institute) and is honoured to have been an assistant teacher on both Nicole and Ganga’s teacher trainings. Since 2014 she has been practicing with Jean Hall, and her practice and teaching are also deeply inspired and influenced by Vanda Scaravelli and Giovanni Felicioni.
As well as teaching yoga, she facilitates Theatre of the Oppressed workshops around the UK, and delivers life coaching and training to inner city young people in London.
For more about Paula, visit :
www.paulayoga.co.uk or find her on Instagram @parvatiyoga and facebook Paula Andreewitch Yoga
Exercises are like prose,
whereas yoga is the poetry of movements.
Once you understand the grammar of Yoga,
you can write your poetry of movement.