I believe yoga is a practice available for anybody and every body. No matter the age or the physical form, there is a yoga to suit you. I feel that the physical asana practice of yoga is the key to a creating a comfortable place for our soul and mind to reside. Yoga is a meditation that can be applied to any and all aspects of our lives – whether its triangle pose, watching a child play, the sound of the ocean or the breath moving thru our body. The beauty of this is that yoga is a practice that can be in any stage of life.
I am a constant student of yoga. I’m always reading, studying and practicing yoga with many of the great teachers in the Massachusetts and Rhode Island area. Yoga has been there for me in the highs and lows of life. I have laughed and cried while I practiced and the longer I study the more subtle and deep my practice becomes. After all, yoga is practice for life – learning to breath thru challenging situations, learning to learn from mistakes, learning to listen to the littlest of voices deep inside, learning to accept what can’t be changed.
“Yoga is asking us to pay attention to the nature of all of our relationships and to apply the yamas and the niyamas to them. Whether it is our relationship to our breath, the bottoms of our feet, the ant crawling across the kitchen floor, our families, or to God, we are being asked to pay attention. The aim of yogic practice is to free us from the endless distractions of the kleshas—fear, pride, desire, and ignorance—and to teach us to bring a focused mind to bear on the nature of our relationships. Our time spent on the mat is dedicated to that end.” Rolf Gates, Meditations from the Mat
Whether you are completely new to yoga or looking to focus on a specific area like core strength to improve your existing practice – I would be honored to help you. Whether you are at a desk 40+ hours a week or a stay-at-home mom looking to connect with other moms – I can help you!
You can find my public class schedule here. Rates vary depending on studio. Please visit the studio pages to register for class and check for cancellations.
I also offer private one-on-one and small group lessons. You can find all the info here.
Jeannette Paola received her 200 hour certification from Back Bay Yoga in 2015 with guidance from her teachers Lynne Begier, Caitlyn Graham Visconte and Ryan Cunningham.
She holds additional certifications in
- Yoga for Children & Teens (Cardio Kids Yoga)
- Prenatal Yoga (Yoga Education Institute)
- Postnatal Yoga (Bliss Baby Yoga)
- Yoga for Children with Special Needs – Foundations Training (Stretch What Matters)
- ACE Group Fitness Instructor (American Council of Exercise)
- CPR, AED and 1st Aid certified for both adults and children (American Red Cross)
- Chair Yoga for Emotional Health & Healing (Soulful Yoga Therapy)
Read my interview with Wicked Local – HERE!