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Paula

Paula uses a mindfulness based practice to guide students into a place of receptivity that develops sensitivity, intuition and self-acceptance. Paula has a background in counseling, rehab and bodywork. She has been practicing yoga regularly since 1982 and meditates using the Pureland Buddhist tradition. Her yoga background is diverse and she continues to study with senior teachers believing a beginner's mind is a fresh mind. She believes that yoga is a medicine for the body as well as the mind, and she incorporates her background as a yoga therapist and mindfulness based psychotherapist into her private practice.

 

She has training through the Iyengar tradition, certified at the Intermediate Jr.2 level, and the Scarvelli method through Namaste International, and is registered at the 500 hour level with Yoga Alliance.



Paula instructs the following:
  • 8 Wk Yoga Sutra Series
  • $125 by March19 / $145 After

    Did you ever want to take a break from your life for a moment to just relax and notice what was happening for yourself? In this series, you will have the opportunity to be in a supportive environment to step back from the business of life and observe yourself, taking time for introspection. Allowing your thoughts/feelings to be witnessed and acknowledged without judgment?

    Together we will explore the yoga sutras to gain insight about our habits and learn practices that develop self-understanding and acceptance. Clarity is gained to help shift defeating behaviors and self-awareness is cultivated. We wake up and find our center.

    The sutras say, as we develop this practice, we open to the light of intelligence and a steadiness is established within. Create a place where you find stability, to be at home in your core or center.

    Areas that will be covered in this book study lecture series

    *understanding what yoga calls “the causes of suffering” and how they arise

    *develop self-observation skills to witness your behavior in how you relate to the world and to others

    *noticing how you feel without identifying with the feeling which moves us toward healthier self-care skills

    * learn the practice of detachment, letting go of outcomes to be more fully present in the moment

    *meditations techniques to increase self-understanding & acceptance

    *enhance your understanding of what your communication, intimacy & support needs are

    This series will focus on the sutras, discussion, meditation and pranayama ~ but will not include a physical asana practice.

    This series is based on the work of Nicolai Bachman and his book The Yoga Sutras is required reading for this series. Series fee does not include the cost of this publication.

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    Paula Weithman brings a wide array of talents to her students to help them achieve their goals. Paula is a licensed professional counselor, as well as one of Dallas most highly trained yoga teachers. Her style is clear and compassionate. She uses a mindfulness based practice to guide students into a place of receptivity that develops sensitivity, intuition and self-acceptance. She believes that yoga is a medicine for the body as well as the mind.


  • Iyengar Level 2-3
  • Level 2-3 classes presume students are familiar with intermediate yoga postures (including inversions and backbends). In these classes you will use your knowledge of postures and breathing to practice exciting, physically demanding and challenging sequences and variations.

    The pace of these classes is faster, you will go deeper, and your teacher will help you achieve breakthroughs in your practice and your self-awareness. We recommend you have a year of solid yoga under your mat before you join 2-3 classes. Expect to be transformed.


     


  • Iyengar Level 1-2
  • Focus is on correct posture, alignment & symmetry. Poses are refined with the use of props. Beginner and Level 1
    classes will introduce students to a range of beginning postures including standing postures, and preparations for inversions.

    Level 1-2 classes will delve further into more advanced postures and students should be comfortable in inversions.