Hi, I’m Paula Pister. Yep, just like it sounds, rhymes with “Twister.”
I’m a “yoga health and heart centered life coach”, yoga teacher, occasional actress, mama to two amazing kids and wife to one great guy. I’ve been a creative person my entire life and have been lucky enough to have turned my creativity into various businesses along the way.
I consider myself a creative entrepreneur at heart. I’ve worn a lot of hats and I realize at this point in my life that I’m not one thing or the other. I’m multi-faceted, crazy-talented and unlimited in my potential. All of the experience, knowledge and wisdom I’ve gained from everything I’ve attempted and accomplished or failed at and aborted has led me to where I am now - and this is 100% true for YOU too!!
Flashback to four years ago in Los Angeles. I was teaching yoga, running around to auditions and parenting two small kids with a husband that traveled alot. I was feeling overwhelmed, stuck, stressed out, angry and resentful, and couldn't see my way out of it.
I found many ways to distract, ignore and excuse myself from the little voice inside me that kept saying “You’re worthy, you’re capable and YOU are responsible for changing your life. Get your sh*t together because TIME IS RUNNING OUT!” I had an idea of what I wanted to do, but I wasn’t sure HOW.
Sadly, it took my amazing Dad passing away very suddenly, to force me to wake up, stop procrastinating, and commit to doing the work to make the rest of my life EXACTLY what I wanted it to be.
"Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs, is people who have come alive."
THAT WAS THE BIGGEST TRANSFORMATIONAL EXPERIENCE
OF MY LIFE.
Loss? Illness? Divorce? Career Change? Identity Shift? Perhaps, you're just sick and tired of your own BS and ready for a change.
Did whatever you went through wake you up or did it numb you out? Did it make you sit up and pay attention or did it
make you run away to avoid the pain, hard work and fear that often comes when mountains are moving and change is happening?
I’ve always been a dreamer who believes that dreams do come true. However, I’ve learned that dreams only come true IF they are combined with self-care, focused attention, specific intention, unwavering patience and self-love combined with an unstoppable attitude and burning desire to realize and fulfill your soul’s purpose on this planet - WHY you're here in the first place.
I want to encourage you to begin listening to your deepest desires and dreams, to follow your intuition and open up to that part of you that just knows better than your brain does, what culture tells you, what your parents told you.
I want you to acknowledge and question
what you THINK you know to be true - IS IT?
It’s a short life, and you get to curate it by sculpting your health and your body, and designing the
experience of your day-to-day existence. It takes courage, desire and a willingness to trust and believe in the fact that
you are capable and worthy of the life you dream of and were put here to fulfill.
The universe has your back - and so do I!
I fell into yoga when I moved to New York City from sleepy town, Vancouver, B.C. at the age of twenty-seven. I was a tiny fish in a big pond and found myself often drowning in the enormity of it all. That said, yoga was not exactly unfamiliar to me. My wise Father had introduced me at a very young age to much of the spiritual teachings and philosophy around universal consciousness - that we are a part of the ONE and not separate in any way.
Yoga made sense!
The physical practice was fun and kept me calm and grounded in my body, but the teachings and philosophies were
what inspired my mind, my soul and my heart. I wanted more. I did my first teacher training in 1999 in NYC at "Laughing Lotus Yoga Center", and continued to study with amazing teachers such as Rodney Yee, Cindy Lee and many others. I ran around NYC teaching multiple classes weekly and loved it! Yoga studios were my office. After moving to LA in 2004 with my husband, I yearned to deepen my yoga practice and was drawn to the path of Anusara Yoga. I fell in love with it, and continued to study under many wonderful teachers for many years.
Since becoming a "Certified Yoga Health Coach", my career path has taken a new direction. As much as I love and commit to a daily yoga/meditation practice, my interests have grown more in the direction of Ayurveda, the sister- science to Yoga. This beautiful, ancient wisdom co-arose with yoga and the two work hand in hand to create a balanced, vibrant and healthy thriving experience of life. Incorporating the daily habits of Ayurveda completely changed my life. I finally have more control of how I feel in my body, my emotions, and how I manage my time and challenges of daily life.
These daily habits are tools to create the change in your life that you want to see.
When we feel awake, energized, nourished, fit and have our self-care practices dialed-in, then, and only then, are we able to clearly see our lives in a bigger context. Only then, can our highest self, the part of us that has a specific purpose for being alive, GLOW through and fulfill its beautiful, unique purpose for being on this planet.