East Meets West Yoga Center

Paula Pavlova

Coming from the roots of a classical and lyrical dance background, Paula began her path as a curious Yogini at age 14 in Virginia, where she was born and raised as a first generation American to her Bulgarian family. From a young age, Paula has been an avid traveler, constantly looking for a new cultural adventure, life’s next lesson, and nature’s next mystery. She firmly believes that perspective is the key to living a balanced, passionate, enthusiastic, and conscious life. She has been equally explorative in her yogic path, practicing and gaining inspiration from a variety of yoga styles and movements. Upon the completion of her degree in Studio Art in 2012, Paula traveled to Ubud, Bali to receive her 200-RYT in Vinyasa Flow, after which she returned to her university in Texas to complete a second major in Sociology. Paula’s college and yoga education has culminated in a daily practice of constant exploration, particularly focused on the cosmic and sacred connections between individuals, societies, and nature. As a yoga instructor, Paula safely and carefully creates sequences that bring the mind, body, and spirit together in a calming yet invigorating yoga practice that will both challenge and motivate students of any level. In her classes, Paula creates a musically and artistically inspired environment where community, compassionate communication, consciousness expansion, encouragement, and self-worth are ever present. Her musical selection is focused on relaxing the mind, motivating the body, and balancing the spirit.  Paula’s teaching style incorporates the art, music, and life lessons she has gained from her travels, bi-lingual upbringing, and musical appreciation.

"...Beyond a wholesome discipline, 
be gentle with yourself. 
You are a child of the universe 
no less than the trees and the stars; 
you have a right to be here. 
And whether or not it is clear to you, 
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, 
whatever you conceive Him to be. 
And whatever your labors and aspirations, 
in the noisy confusion of life, 
keep peace in your soul…" ~Max Ehrmann