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I love Yoga. I think it is brilliant!

I first discovered yoga in 1969 but did not begin teaching until 1976 when I became a certified instructor in the Sivananda tradition. From there I went on to study with many fine teachers in the Iyengar tradition as well as an extensive period of study with Angela Farmer and Victor Van Kooten.

White Iris Yoga began in 1991 in my living room and moved to its current location in 1995. After growing into a full service studio, I restructured in 2007, went back to being a sole practitioner and made my focus yoga therapy.

 My most profound teacher has been my own scoliosis.  I became acquainted with this curvature of the spine in my mid-forties. When it was first pointed out to me in a yoga class, I glossed it over. I subsequently realized that it had been the source of earlier back pain (prior to resuming my daily yoga practice) and was ultimately going to be a major factor in defining how I would live in my body for the rest of my life. Although I had been studying dance for years, it was yoga that brought me to the understanding of where movement comes from in the body. It draws my attention back again and again to the spine as the axis of movement and how movement, energy, breath and gravity influence it.

In 1997, I was hired by Phil Jackson to teach yoga to the World Champion Chicago Bulls.

I want you to know how much the team, coaches and myself have enjoyed Paula's yoga... mentally, physically and spiritually it has been a helpful tool.

Phil Jackson
Head Coach 1991-98

To learn more about my experience with the Bulls, click here.