"Yoga is not about practicing the poses you're good at but rather embracing the ones where you have room for growth." -Paloma
About: Paloma is an avid yoga enthusiast, practitioner, and teacher in Louisville, Kentucky. She created Her Bendy Life as a way to expand on her passion for all things yoga. She has found that yoga is a very personal journey and she wanted a create a space to share some of the experiences, tips, and tricks from her dedication to her ever evolving practice.
Training: She received a 200-RYT certified from Cindy Lunsford in Hot Vinyasa Yoga and also traveled to Cabo San Lucas to train with Tony Sanchez in the Ghosh Lineage.
Achievement: Paloma took her practice to new heights in 2016 when she placed 1st in the Yoga Federation’s Regional Competition in Chicago Illinois. This qualified her to compete in the 2016 National Yoga Championship placing 9th in the nation. Although the idea of a yoga competition gives pause to some, Paloma believes that in yoga competition you are not competing with others, but that your competition is with yourself.
Teaching Style: Paloma’s teaching emphasizes using the planes of the body to achieve proper alignment, allowing students to achieve the full therapeutic benefits of yoga. She believes in adapting postures to each students ability (whether beginner or advanced) while maintaining physical alignment. Paloma believes that yoga should never be dogmatic and that students should only go as far into a posture as what is comfortable for them. She helps students find modifications that help them safely progress.
Personal Life: Paloma lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband George, her Labrador Retriever Belle, and her Pug Piper.