Welcome to Yoga North Norfolk!

A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. – Lao Tzu

Yoga is a form of guided self-development, designed to help people realise their sense of wholeness, harmony and potential through physical postures, breathing and relaxation techniques, meditation and reflection.  It works holistically at all levels of the mind and body.  

My teaching style is calming, gentle, and gradual.  Encouraging students to develop physical and mental awareness through moving in harmony with their breathing.  Progressively, yoga postures gently exercise the body.   Muscular tension is reduced and the mind can relax. As the mind relaxes and negative emotions are eliminated, tension subsides.  At the end of a session, you will feel physically renewed, mentally refreshed, energised and at peace.    

For years, I was a professional dancer. After the birth of my son in 1978, I joined a yoga class and immediately felt the benefits. It was such a wonderful way of keeping my body supple, managing stress and learning how to unwind.  That experience inspired me to train with the British Wheel of Yoga and, two years later, I qualified as a teacher.

I have been running yoga classes in Holt, Bodham and Cromer ever since, working with people of all ages and all levels of ability and experience, from absolute beginners to people who have been practising for many years. 

One of the most challenging and rewarding things I’ve done was teaching at Norwich Prison, helping people with complex health issues to turn their lives around through yoga and meditation. Here were some of the most disadvantaged people in society finding not just solace but inspiration, and discovering a sense of self-worth and a new confidence through their sessions. 

I am constantly developing my own practice and teaching in the light of my students’ experiences and feedback. One of the most stimulating aspects of being a yoga teacher is that there is always so much to learn from other teachers and from one’s students.  I had the good fortune to develop my practice at Omkaranda Gita Sadan in Rishikesh in northern India and more recently at the Mandala Yoga Ashram in west Wales.  I am immensely grateful to all my teachers for their wisdom and expertise. 

Regular Group Yoga Classes

Yoga for All

At Bodham Village Hall on Tuesday mornings from 10.30-12 noon.  Block of 6 classes £50.  Drop-in rate £12 per class.

Yoga for the Not-so-Flexible:  

At Wells Deli in Holt on Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 10.30-12 noon.  Block of 6 classes £60.  (Maximum 6 people in a group for both classes).

Please note that during the current lockdown, all my classes are being offered online via Zoom. Please contact me in the first instance by email for details of how to join: paula@yoga-northnorfolk.co.uk.

Leave a telephone number and I will ring you back.

Online Classes

Please note that during the current lockdown, all my classes are being offered online via Zoom. Please contact me in the first instance by email for details of how to join: paula@yoga-northnorfolk.co.uk. Leave a telephone number and I will ring you back.

Yoga Therapy

In 2003, I decided to undertake extra training in yoga therapy and completed a further two years’ study with the Yoga Biomedical Trust. 

Yoga therapy builds upon yoga methods.  It is different from conventional medical practice in its approach to healthcare.  Instead of trying to reduce the causes of illness to a single factor and correct things using a discrete cure, yoga therapy aims to treat poor health by improving general physical and mental wellbeing.   

Yoga therapy is the tailoring of classical yoga, relaxation, meditation and breathing practices to the needs of the individual.  It is not an alternative to conventional medical treatment, but an effective complementary discipline in the healing process. It can be hugely beneficial to people with complex medical conditions who might find a regular class challenging. 

The approach is gentle and never intrusive. It can be particularly helpful in managing challenging health conditions such as arthritis, asthma, cancer, ME, migraine, digestive disorders, low back pain and neurological disorders. There is an impressive body of clinical evidence which demonstrates its efficacy in the healing process.

Because no two conditions are the same, I teach yoga therapy in one-to-one sessions.  It is most effective as a block of six sessions, but there is no set minimum amount.  

I charge £45 for a one-hour yoga therapy session, including an individualised lesson plan for your home practice.  There is a reduction in fees for booking six sessions in advance (i.e. six sessions for the price of five).    

If you would like to explore whether yoga therapy might be helpful for you, please contact me: paula@yoga-northnorfolk.co.uk.  Please leave your telephone number in the email, so that I can ring you back.

Contact

paula@yoga-northnorfolk.co.uk
Tel: 01263 713801/07767 650405