Paula Tursi is Founder and Director of Reflections Yoga and the internationally renowned Reflections Yoga Teacher Training Program. She has been working with alternative healing practices in New York City and internationally for over twenty years. Paula developed Reflections Yoga as a way to integrate what she found most inspiring in other practices with her own personal truth.
Paula began her training at Integral Yoga, where she studied Hatha and Restorative Yoga. She went on to work with esteemed teachers ranging from John Friend to Rodney Yee and Angela Farmer. She has also worked extensively with Leslie Kaminoff and Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen in the art of yoga, breath work, anatomy, and movement awareness practices. She is certified at the 500-hour level with the Yoga Alliance and is an affiliated Anusara teacher. Most of her current studies are at the Body Mind Center with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen.
Paula’s work focuses on the alignment of mind and body, understanding that we move not only from our muscles and joints, but also from the support of our inner body. Movement or asana can start from the inner or outer body, however, movement initiated from the inner body can bring awareness and health to deeper systems of the body. Her teaching and insights are born of the ongoing study of anatomy and kinesiology with master teachers such as Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Irene Dowd, Tom Myers, and Gil Hedley.
Paula holds a Masters degree in Psychology from Columbia University and a Masters degree in Education from Hunter College. She completed her clinical post-graduate training at the Milton H. Erickson Society for Psychotherapy and Hypnosis. Paula conducts biannual Teacher Trainings in New York City and Latin America, teaches workshops nationwide as well as in Europe. She teaches ongoing classes, holds corporate workshops, and offers individual instruction in breath awareness, partner yoga and yoga for body ailments.
Services by Paula:
Vortex Healing Energetic Therapy
Vibrant Yoga Therapy/Spiritual Counseling
Breath Therapy and Energetic Healing