I believe that the rich ethical principles and practices of Yoga and Buddhism are meant to be easily accessible to everyone to facilitate health and personal growth.

In 2015, I founded THE YOGI, an award-winning wellness blog and mobile studio. The first of my teachings were based on the standard eight auxiliaries of Rāja Yoga (Pātañjala Yoga), traditional Haṭha Yoga, Dr Pillai's system of kriyā, prāṇāyāma and meditation, with a spiritual blessing from Svāmī Śivānanda Paramahaṃsa (of Kerala, India). Later classes combined meditation (dhyāna) with physical exercises (āsana), deep relaxation (śavāsana & nidrā), mindfulness, breathing and purification techniques (prāṇāyāma & kriyā) as well as lifestyle guidance (yamas & niyamas) to promote physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, overall health, clarity, balance and peace.


Paula Kaminska, Teacher & Founder at THE YOGI.

At THE YOGI, every part of an individual is perceived as intimately interconnected and fully understood only within the context of the whole. In this holistic approach, all aspects of one's whole being are nourished and balanced through the heightened awareness and integration of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual self-development. Intending to experience balance within every aspect of one's being, it's a way of life that anyone can put into practice!

AVAILABLE SERVICES

Research Papers

Research Papers

Philosophy Talks

Philosophy Talks

Events & Festivals

Events & Festivals

Yoga Retreats

Yoga Retreats

Mindfulness Yoga

Mindfulness Yoga

Corporate Yoga

Corporate Yoga

Yoga for Sports

Yoga for Sports

Haṭha Yoga

Haṭha Yoga

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TOP YOGA BENEFITS

(as reported by my students)

  Feeling joyful & energised

  Improved health & wellbeing

  Better stress management

  Clear thinking

  Feeling calm & relaxed

  Work-life balance

  Elevated compassion

  Better sleep

  Improvements to stamina

  Strength & flexibility

  Corrected body posture

  A great supplement to sports activities

TESTIMONIALS

Testimonials

MY METHODS & APPROACHES

Academic Research

Ethics

Sanskrit

Cognitive Science

Mindfulness

Counselling

Sattvic/Plant Diet

Prāṇāyāma & Kriyā

Rāja Yoga

Haṭha Yoga

Karma Yoga

Bhakti Yoga

My deep interest in personal development was revealed very early with a love for martial arts.

I was drawn by recurring themes of spiritual and philosophical development achievable through individual meditation and training. There was a particular recognition of self-consciousness, intent, inner peace, breathing techniques and medicinal practices.

MY BACKGROUND

I am a registered, insured and fully qualified Holistic Yoga Teacher trained by the Devon School of Yoga (500 hours), following on from successful completion of the DSY's Foundation Yoga program.

"The word 'Mahatma' it means great soul
and it's inside of us just waiting to unfold."

MC Yogi, musician

 

In 2008, I completed my first Yoga-based personal development program with the Art of Living Foundation which inspired me with a desire to join the community of teachers.

Since then I have been seeking out my path through various schools of Buddhism, Yoga, relaxation, meditation, mindfulness, personal development, and psychology.

MY LINEAGE

My Yoga lineage can be traced back to Svāmī Śivānanda Paramahaṃsa, the founder of the Siddha Samaj path. He greatly influenced Dr B. Padmanabha Pillai in his early years, who soon became a Yoga and martial arts adept. In 1949, Dr Pillai became the director of the Institute of Yogic Culture in Kerala, India.

The principal teacher, founder and director of the Devon School of Yoga, Duncan Hulin, spent three consecutive Winters in South India studying with Dr Pillai. Duncan's input into the world of Yoga inspired me to move to the South West of England in 2013, where his school is based. I have been learning Duncan's approach to Yoga ever since then.

Svāmī Śivānanda Paramahaṃsa

India

Dr B. Padmanabha Pillai

India

Duncan Hulin

United Kingdom

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