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Paul Scriven

Paul has an eclectic style, teaching traditional Mysore style classes, but with modern influences from the likes of Ido Portal and Dr. Andreo Spina. Paul is most passionate about making your time spent on the mat relevant and useful to your daily life.

Paul has been practicing Vipassana Meditation, Traditional Thai Massage and Yoga for 25 years. He has completed dozens of 10 day silent retreats and a 20 day retreat. This continues to be the foundation of all his work and influences everything he shares. He began his massage training in 1994 at ITM in Chiang Mai and has since spent many years studying under different teachers before finally finding the master teacher Pichest Boonthumme in 2005.


Paul has also taught massage classes around NZ since 1999 and continues to teach but now only one on one. Paul studied Iyengar yoga in Auckland before moving to Tauranga where he continued to study at the Tauranga Yoga Centre and was a teacher for six years and a past president.


Since discovering Ashtanga Yoga he has dedicated his practice and teaching to this remarkable style of Yoga. He has assisted Peter Sanson for four years in a unique apprentice type situation,  and has travelled to Mysore twice to study.