Paulina Buck

About Paulina

Paulina came to yoga 20 years ago while living in Libya. As there were no teachers there at the time, she started by watching videos. From there, she moved to Pakistan, and subsequently to Iran, always keeping up her practice. In Iran, a friend saw her practising in the gym and asked to be taught. That was the moment Paulina decided to go for her first teacher training, a 200 hour (2006), and she started teaching in Iran.

When she moved to Singapore later in 2006, she took a break from teaching in order to deepen her practice and her knowledge of what yoga is. She practised at Como Shambhala for 5 years, where she did her second teacher training , a 500 hour. During this, she found out that an injury she sustained 20 years before needed surgery. She had her surgery and, in conjuction with physiotherapy rehabilitation, she used her practice to rehabilitate herself. Once she graduated from her teacher training, she embarked on yoga therapy training, with a focus on working with cancer patients.

In 2012 she decided to start teaching full time. She has been teaching at the British Club for 7 years, and volunteers at the Assisi Hospice using yoga techniques to help the day care patients and inpatients.

She had a fall back in 2016 which required surgery in 2017. She did the rehabilitation by herself using her practice, and began practising 48 hours after her surgery. She wrote an article on the subject for Yoga Journal Singapore in January 2018.

Her style is Iyengar orientated, and she has completed a 250 hour Iyengar teacher training. Paulina believes that yoga is more than a physical activity – the body is the vehicle with which to dive deeper into the unknown, discovering in the process who you really are and who you want to keep developing into. She always makes you laugh during class, makes you feel welcome, and finds the way to make you understand as much as possible. But she is also strict and wants you to think for yourself rather than just go through the motions without understanding. She encourages students to look beyond a pose as well as cultivate a yoga self practice.

Classes

Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga typically includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises). This is a relatively slow and gentle style that is suitable for beginners or students who prefer a more relaxed class.

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Hatha Beginners

Hatha Beginners

Hatha Yoga typically includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises). This is a relatively slow and gentle style that is suitable for beginners or students who prefer a more relaxed class.

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