Paul Cohen

Paul CohenYoga is fundamentally about returning us to state of original wholeness though the exploration of movement principles, asana’s (poses), exploring the breath and mindful meditation techniques.

We all tend to be fixed in old habitual patterns, physical and emotional. These “default” patterns keep us stuck on many levels.

Most spiritual practices including yoga are designed to help free us of our minds chatter and other inhibiting factors and to return us to places of just being. It is this mindful presence in each moment that has the most potential for change.

Paul’s classes are designed to support students in their own process of enquiry and discovery, in a gentle, safe and supported way. One of his main goals is to help students understand how to release old unwanted patterns and at the same time helping students to feel more comfortable and at ease in themselves.

It’s important to realise that yoga isn’t about how flexible we are or whether we are able to tie ourselves in knots, it’s much more about our state of presence/being.

Paul focuses his yoga teaching on mindfulness. He is also passionate about the therapeutic benefits of Restorative Yoga.

The ease in which he teaches makes his classes open to all levels.

For many years from his late teens Paul regularly practiced Vipassana meditation and at the same time dabbled on and off with yoga.

It wasn’t until early 2015 after Paul was critically ill that he committed himself to doing more “serious” regular daily yoga. He decided that the best way to learn yoga would be to become a yoga teacher and dedicated 2016 to studying yoga and completed the 500 hour Advanced Yoga Teachers Training at Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training in Auckland, with Neal Ghoshal, Karla Brodie, Vincent Bolletta and Dyana Wells.

Paul qualified as an Acupuncturist in 1985, a Zero Balancer in 1992 and a Zero Balancing Teacher is 1996. He has lived and worked on Waiheke Island since 2000.

He combines Acupuncture, Zero Balancing and Therapeutic Yoga in his practice.

Gentle, mindful. Exploring many of the fundamental principles of yoga, theme based and often including restorative yoga poses.

Paul’s classes are designed to support students in their own process of enquiry and discovery, in a gentle, safe and supported way. One of his main goals is to help students understand how to release old unwanted patterns and at the same time helping students to feel more comfortable and at ease in themselves.

Morra Hall, Oneroa
Wednesdays, 7-8.30pm
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Private Classes and Therapies
Please contact me to discuss private Yoga tuition or if you would like support with Zero Balancing or Acupuncture.

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09 372 3115
021 520 065

 

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