Beginning his yoga exploration in 1977, Paul has studied and teaches Ashtanga, & Hatha Yoga, Meditation and Vedic Chanting. He travels to India every year to continue his lifetime of study with his teachers there.
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Paul first became interested in Yoga as a teenager in Ireland in the 1970's. At that time, there was little or no access to yoga classes or teachings. In 1977 and then in 1978 Paul happened upon two publications which sustained his interest and study for many years. One was Back to Godhead Vol 1 No. 1 which had articles such as "Reincarnation and Beyond", "Simple Living" and Vedanta - Philosophical aspects of Yoga. The other, a book entitled Yoga and Health by Selvarajan Yesudian which described in great detail many asana-s and pranayama practices - the path of Hatha Yoga.
During the intervening years he studied Yoga, Buddhism, Martial Arts, and Meditation. (TM , Vipassana, Vajrayana). Paul has studied Ashtanga Vinyasa , Hatha, Iyengar, Sivananda and other schools of yoga.
Since 1999 Paul has been teaching Ashtanga and Hatha yoga in Ireland and abroad on a fulltime basis. Today his main teachers are Sri BNS Iyengar, Mysore an Prof. Jayashree, Mysore. In Chennai he has studied Vedic Chant and is a Certified Teacher. His main teacher was Smt. Radha Sundararajan (deceased 2021) who had been a student of Sri Desikachar for many years.
Paul has spent the past 20 years travelling to South India and spending 2 to 4 months there studying with his teachers and also hosting his own students there.
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