About The Teacher
Paul Wooden has been practicing and studying yoga and meditation for 35 years and teaching for 30 years.
He draws from his experience in many different styles and traditions and, through a practical understanding of their underlying unifying principles, weaves together a cohesive and integrated approach to yoga.
Paul is a unique voice in the world of yoga. He has a way of bringing the sometimes abstract teaching of yoga into ordinary language making them accessible and workable in our lives. A retreat with Paul is an invitation to the deeper dimensions of practice. His particular way of working opens us to the sensitivity and receptivity necessary for the subtler inner practices. He has been running retreats for many years and finds them fertile ground for real transformation.
He continues to study the wisdom traditions and finds particular value in integrating the essential message of the classical, tantric and non-dual traditions. They each have enormous gifts to offer our inquiry.
He complements this with a more contemporary understanding of the human condition with continued study of developmental psychology and integral theory.
Paul is an ongoing student of the Diamond Approach and is also a student of Peter Levine's trauma work (somatic experiencing) which seeks to help uncover and release the binding patterns of trauma in the body.
The learning continues.