About & Contact

Hi, I’m Paisley, and welcome to my site!

My journey with yoga began in 1996, in the Iyengar tradition. There I learned all the details of alignment and use of props for which that style is known and started teaching in that style in 2000.

Around 2005, I began studying Anusara yoga and fell in love with its marriage of postural alignment and life-affirming philosophy. I was certified in that style in 2012, at the Yoga Alliance level of RYT 500. 

Today, I blend those two styles into purpose-driven, not pose-driven yoga. The yoga postures are important, but without substance they fall flat of the inner connection and sense of peace that yoga offers.

My classes combine anatomy and alignment, breath and mindfulness and intelligent, unique sequencing. They are filled with simple ways to bring yoga into all areas of your life, a touch of humor and always enough space to de-stress and self-reflect.

Nature has always been where I feel most free, happy and at home. Though I was born and raised near the beaches of San Diego, the mountains will always have my heart. I began rock climbing in the early 90’s while attending Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.

Today, my husband, Aaron, and I spend much of our free time climbing. While the physical act of rock climbing has come easily to me, mentally it is often a struggle, and it is one of the places I consistently practice working with stress rather than avoiding it.

Other things I love are dark chocolate, strong coffee, meaningful conversation, knitting, making healthy desserts and loving on all kinds of dogs, including our mutt Lizzie.

I hope we can meet on the yoga mat soon!

 

 

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 Or contact Paisley directly: paisleyanneclose(at)gmail(dot)com