I’ve been on my yoga journey almost 2 decades. During this time I’ve been exposed to much information covering the many facets of this enormous field of study. I felt I needed additional guidance with regard to deepening my study beyond the physical realm of the practice, further engaging in the philosophical study, self-care, and ayurvedic principles. I’m so grateful that I found Paula to guide me through this endeavor. Paula has created a program of study with an exceptional foundation as well as the personal guidance skills to help the individual engaged in her program achieve their goals for personal and professional growth. She provides essential feedback along the way as well as additional suggestions for readings and self-care practices. She is always readily available to answer questions and meet the student where they are in their journey. I feel so fortunate to have found her as a personal mentor in deepening my study of so many of the concepts that previously existed outside of my comfort zone. I highly recommend her courses for anyone ready to forge further ahead in their yogic studies.
I have just completed the 200 hour course in yoga therapy. It has been a privilege getting to know Paula over there past year. She is a compassionate, patient, wise, kind person who has guided me through a life-changing process. Originally my intention was to help children and adults in my school and community through mindfulness and yoga. I am an teacher art in a public New Jersey school. Over the past few years I have noticed an increase of anxiety develop in both the children and adults I work with. Paula has helped design a program that focuses on mindfulness and relaxation techniques that the children have grown to love. Little did I know I’d be helping myself through the process as well. Thank you Paula for giving me this opportunity, for all your wisdom and kindness!
Taking the 100 hour Yoga Therapy Basics Course with Paula has been a wonderful experience. Paula is not only an amazing teacher, but she is also a compassionate and caring person. As a Personal Trainer, Gentle Yoga Teacher and Reiki Healer, I was so impressed with Paula’s vast knowledge about Yoga and Ayurveda. This course also allowed me to take an introspective look at how I live my life, and as an Integrative Healer I can now use what I have learned in this course with all of my clients. I am so grateful to have had the privilege of being Paula’s student, she is awesome!!
My life was completely transformed over the ten months I spent in YTT. Years later, the seeds that were planted then have begun to bear fruit that I am privileged to share with those around me. I am forever grateful for the space that Cheryl and Paula created for us to explore our truth and to catch a glimpse of the divine so that we can go into the world as bearers of light.
Your heart is probably one of the ‘biggest’ I know — you have impacted me in so many ways - thank you for that, I am a much different person than I would have been had I not met you on this path.
I took the ‘Basics of Yoga Therapy’ course thinking I could learn yoga to help others. What I really learned, was to help myself. I discovered a buried treasure that I didn’t know existed. It has helped me overcome obstacles and heal which is the first step you should take before you can offer this gift to others.
Namaste! My name is Mary Jane and I’m here to give you my testimonial for Paula Tepedino’s Yoga Therapy Online course. I have known Paula for 17 years. She is such a loving, kind, gentle soul. I took her amazing course last winter of 2017. The course was very life changing for me. It brought about great spiritual knowledge and awareness into my personal life. This course gave me all the tools I needed in taking care of myself physically, mentally , and nutritionally. Not only do these tools help me in my day to day living, it’s also a blessing to me to be able to share these tools with my students and my friends. In this course we learned Self-Care , Ayurveda, meditation, chanting, yoga nidra, and the 5 models of disease which are Hormonal (PMS and Menopause), Cancer, Inflammation, Aging (Deterioration), and Depression.Self-care is very important. In order to take care of others, it is first very important that we take care of our selves. So one of the beautiful things to do for your body in the self-care is to do the body skin brushing for the face and body. This helps to keep away all that dry skin that normally builds up on the body every day. It keeps the skin nice and soft, it massages the body, and it also improves the circulation in the body.
Thank you for all your guidance this past year. I have been thinking alot about you and am not sure how to thank you for all that you have done. Your guidance and ability to share in a way that is so inclusive has been amazing . Thank you for opening up yourself to us and creating a life balance for all of us
Paula’s knowledge and experience in Yoga is immense! I entered into this class not realizing fully the amount of information and expertise Paula had to share. The course was unique because of the focus on using Yoga as Medicine to help specific illnesses. I especially loved the convenience of learning from home with the online connectivity. This course gave me the confidence to pass along my love of Yoga through my own teaching!
I have appreciated the guidance from Paula in my life. She has been an inspiration as my yoga teacher and friend. Paula lives her life as a celebration. And for those of us who have spent time with her, she reminds us about the sacred in everything. I will always be grateful for what she has taught me.
Thank you very much for this weekend’s training session, when I look back I can’t believe how much was covered and accomplished. The quiet practice, yoga nidra, the guest speaker... all in such a beautiful atmosphere in such a supportive environment - it touched my soul. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself, it does not go unnoticed and it is so appreciated. When I got home yesterday, I was resting and remembering the 3 days at Genesis Farms, and how thankful I am to have been so blessed to have somehow ended up doing teacher training at the Breathing Room with you and Cheryl - what an amazing journey it’s been, I almost don’t even recognize the person I was 4 years ago. Thank you too for providing such a holistic and safe environment that is so conducive to learning, and for being so open in sharing your experiences and so available to all your students.Teaching is so fulfilling and energizing for me and getting certified to teach so great for me personally, but the changes that training has had and continues to have on me have been so profound in helping me to reconnect with my “natural self” - I am eternally grateful.”
I really enjoyed the deeper dive in this course as compared to my foundational 200 hr. training. Exploring the WHOLE being prospective and working collectively with students one on one to bring healing, restoration and balance back into their lives is such a gift. Learning and building the toolbox necessary to successfully meet the needs of our clients and students. Paula’s knowledge and style of sharing the ancient practices and teachings has been life changing for me. I’m forever grateful for Paula’s warm heart, Goddess spirit, and words of encouragement!I enjoyed the presentations of the guest speakers and the variety of related activities throughout the program to reinforce the teachings. clients. I’m more confident about charging appropriately for my services
I took the Yoga Therapy On-Line course in the Winter of 2017. The course was very life changing for me, and it brought about a great spiritual knowledge and awareness into my personal life. This course has given me all the tools I need in taking care of myself physically, mentally , and nutritionally. Not only do these tools help me in my day to day living, it’s also a blessing to be able to share these tools with my students and my friends.In this course we learned Self-Care , Ayurveda, meditation, chanting, yoga nidra, and the 5 models of disease which are Hormonal (PMS and Menopause), Cancer, Inflammation, Aging (Deterioration), and Depression.I’ve known paula for 17 years and she is such a kind, gentle, loving soul and she made this course so much fun.
Thank you so much for the workshop last week. As I was driving home, I thought to myself wow I have received some of the best yoga training out here in this little spot in Northwest NJ :-). Thank you for taking the time to the develop these sessions and for sharing so much of yourselves. You have impacted my life in so many ways, and I am thankful and blessed to you.
Dear Paula, Thank you for your love and suport and all you gave of yourself during my yoga training! You will always be in my heart in a very special place. I have learned so much and there is much more to learn...I am so grateful to have had you as a teacher! Wishing you great happiness and success following your own dreams. - July 27, 2000
Dearest Paula, We offer hands of appreciation to you. Through nine months of training you have guided, gently chided and lovingly nurtured eleven ladies into blossoming Yoga Teachers. We appreciate all you have done for us. With Thanks from Our Hearts. - December, 2008
How do you thank someone who has changed your life! You have shown us how to live and incorporate yoga into life, With warmth and many thanks...
Words cannot express what a wonderful inspiration you have been in my life. Your light reaches far, and is warm and loving. I am a better person having know you.
Many thanks, Paula. You have done more for me than you could possibly realize. July 27, 2000, YTT Graduation
Paula, your teaching is a wonderful experience and you have so much to give, Peace and Love. July 27, 2000 YTT Graduation
I wanted to thank you again for your flexibility and graciousness in our YTT. You’ve made it possible for me to realize a long forgotten goal. May I pass on your strength and conviction with as much ease as you have to me. 2006 YTT