Hi!. Welcome to this space.

Let me introduce myself.

I am Paula, a Hatha Yoga teacher, trained at the International Yoga School (EIY), with a certified degree (400h) by the Yoga Alliance, the European Yoga Federation and the Spanish Federation of Professional Yoga.

I declare myself as a nature lover and defender and as a socially and environmentally committed person. I love to travel (I am a traveling soul), reasons why I came up to study Environmental Sciences degree and completed a master in International Development Cooperation. Professionally, since I finished my studies I have dedicated myself to sustainability and social innovation issues, a facet that I currently combine with my other two passions: dance and Yoga.

I like to define myself as passionate about movement and body expression. I have always been a very active person, I have always loved theater, cinema, sports and dance. With an adventurous, joyful and pretty perfectionist personality, life hit me hard when I lost my father (my main personal reference) when I was only 22 years old because of ALS. This fact made me think deeply over the years and it changed my way of seeing and being in the world. I have learned the value of truly soaking up every moment as it unfolds, making me somehow more aware of the importance of living life every day as a gift and always acting from a place of love.

Paula Rico

Before Yoga came into my life, dance came. I am a tribal fusion – bellydancer. In addition to practicing other styles (contemporary, urban, aerial…) I am a teacher of this style of dance, which occupies -and always will- a very special place in my life. It was during my classes that I first knew about Yoga. It was from sun salutations that my teachers proposed us to start the class with and some asanas that they used to finish and stretch that I kind of felt what Yoga was. But, it wasn’t until a few years later in 2016 when I started practicing Yoga properly.

Yoga fascinated me. From that point on, I was hooked!. It came at a time in my life when I had been dealing with a high professional burden linked to stress for some years and I remember leaving my first classes «floating» and genuinely calm and happy.

From those first classes I committed myself to its practice, until at a certain moment when with the desire to continue deepening in my personal practice and in the knowledge of Yoga in a more comprehensive way, I decided to complete a Yoga teacher training. Excited by the possibility of sharing to others the magic of this practice and its benefits, between the years 2018/2020, I completed my YTT at the EIY in Madrid. From that moment Yoga and its philosophy are an essential part of my life.

Paula Rico
My mission

To share the Yoga practice and its benefits

Taking into account the current context we live in I seek to encourage and help people to improve their life and live in a more healthy way. In order to achieve that, I am totally committed to never stop learning, evolving and enjoying in my own practice. Yoga is for all, so my goal is to offer its practice in the most openness, respectful and inclusive way, embracing and celebrating diversity. 

Due to that, I want to show my deep gratitude to the teachers who so far have left their mark on me: María Marco, Mayte Criado and the team of the EIY, Rocío López, Ainara Goñi, Federica Consalvi and Cándida Vivalva. Also, the international Yoga teachers Kayla Nielsen, Briohny Smith and Carling Harps, among others. And of course, I am truly thankful to those students that practice with me: you all are light on my way.

Namaste.

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