About & Contact
Paisley Close has been teaching yoga full-time since 2000. But, it wasn’t until healing a slipped disc in her neck without surgery, while simultaneously witnessing her mother fight, and then die from, her fifth round of cancer, that she truly began to live her yoga practice.
Her own journey to happiness —and subsequently helping so many others return their lives to freedom and joy— made her a true believer in the power of yoga and the resilience of the human spirit.
Paisley teaches strong classes that combine her in-depth knowledge of anatomy and alignment, with intelligent, unique sequencing. They are filled with humor, simple ways to bring yoga into all areas of your life and always enough space for breath, stillness and self-reflection.
She is registered with the Yoga Alliance as E-RYT 500 and has over 10,000 hours of teaching experience. Paisley has completed trainings with Connected Warriors, a non-profit that offers yoga to the military, as well as a Trauma Sensitive Yoga course with David Emerson, through The Trauma Center in Brookline, MA.
Nature has always been the place where Paisley feels most at home. She grew up taking month-long family road trips across the western United States, camping out of a Volkswagon Vanagon, while learning to fish, hike, ride horseback, sleep in a tent and observe the beauty of animals and nature.
She began rock climbing in the early 90’s and, today, it’s still the main way she continually learns about herself, while practicing working with stress rather than avoiding it.
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