My name is Paula, I am Chilean and I have lived in Bali for 8 years with my family.
There is much to write here! I think the best way to do it is a summary so that you have an idea of EVERYTHING I have studied and throughout my years.
2002- I gave birth to my son Matías and because of "bad luck or medical negligence" I developed endometriosis. A very painful chronic disease that changed my life. During this period I was also studying professional photography in Chile. I also worked in a photo studio for about 3 years.
2009 - I met Ashtanga Yoga and fell in love. I left everything that i was doing at the moment. I was with hormonal treatment for my condition.
2011- With my family I traveled to India Mysore to practice Ashtanga Yoga with Sharath Jois. At the source. Since this date I have been to India 4 times and practiced with Sharath in Bali 2 times.
2013-2014 I began to take care of my health with the help of nutrition and I found raw veganism.
I stopped the hormonal treatment that was causing me depression. I found what the secret of the creation of health was to me.
During this period I studied raw veganism (80-10-10) with Doc. Douglas Graham online course, for about 2 years. (Natural Hygiene), which I did not finish because I had to travel to US, and at that time I was not in good condition.
I have no title thanks to that. The food worked wonders in mu body and health. I drop the inflammation and I was able to live a better life for a long time. There is a video of this in youtube but is in spanish.
During this period I made countless detox, among the deepest that I went was water fasting for 22 days and other 17 days, I did also dry fast, 5 and another 3 days. Plus several juice detox.. At the same time living a raw vegan life.
I took consultations with Ellen Livingstone for almost 1 year, and Don Bennet both Raw Vegan for many years. Ellen told me to become a "Coach" since with all the experience many girls could benefit.
Since 2013 (I do not remember the date well) I was assisting Damien de Bastier in the Mysore Ashtanga Yoga shala In SamadiBali for several years until 2017-18
2017 I started practicing mobility and gymnastics in a couple of places in Bali, along with my Yoga practice. This is a great passion, and I do it with total seriousness. :)
2018 At the end of the year I had a crisis that took me to the doctor and took me to take a medication to help me in my healing process. This made my perspective on the medical system open and my whole belief system take a new approach.
2019 I am taking up my IIN (Integrative Nutrition School) course to get my Health Coach degree and to have my degree, I am happy to announce that I already have my "medal" that gives me permission to start coaching!
I continue to work constantly taking photographs of food styling and portraits since the beginning of my life in Bali in 2012. Check my gallery on Instagram
A big hug Pau!