Namaste. My name is Paula Lopez De Mollein.
Originally from a business and marketing background, having worked in different companies in South America and in Investment banking in New York, I used to release the stress of a busy agenda immersing myself in a renewing Yoga practice.
My enthusiasm for learning more and my love for yoga led me to certify myself as a Yoga teacher and from that moment on I decided that I would dedicate my life to spread the joy and education of yoga to others, exploring how yoga can play a part in enhancing the well-being, fitness and mental health.
After many years of teaching in NYC and influenced by different schools, I define my teaching style as Ashtanga/Vinyasa flow, a fusion of powerfully engaging asanas, focusing on alignment and the coordination of the body, breath and mind. Currently residing in North West London, UK, I specialize in one-to-one or small group classes and I try to make of each yoga class a unique experience for my students.
As a mum of two, I benefited hugely from my yoga classes during pregnancies, so I certified myself as a Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga teacher. It’s such a delightful experience to help women with their physical changes and new emotions arising, getting ready to happily deliver a new life to this world.
And then I discovered my passion for working with kids, I’m also certified to teach children. I have lots of energy to share and I’m able to add a dimension of fun in each class, with a creative, open-minded and seriously playful teaching style. Since very young ages, children learn to love yoga because they have fun while getting all the benefits of this sacred tradition.
My curiosity for learning more about the flow of the energy in our body directed me to train myself in the Art of Traditional Thai Yoga Massage and I am now also certified as a Thai Yoga masseuse. This is a whole body treatment that re-balances your energy leaving a feeling of relaxation and tranquility and amazing benefits in the body.
As an addition, I can also teach in Spanish upon request.
Someone said that “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude” How often do you pause to appreciate what you have in life? I sincerely appreciate the fact that I had the vision to find what I love to do, and that is helping other people find their paths in life through Yoga and enriching my teaching with their experiences.
Paula is a registered RYT 200 teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals UK. This accreditation demonstrates excellent standards as set by Yoga Alliance Professionals UK.
Paula has fulfilled the study and practice requirements of the Thai Healing Alliance International and is hereby recognized as a Member of it.
For more information, go to my LinkedIn profile.