Teachers & Their Journeys

Gaia Yogashala spans a return to Life, and to nature, to Our true nature, in communion and in community. We complete our cycle of learning by teaching, and so the ball of light gets passed won through this Earth…

The initial urge is to find a life that is joyful, happy and blissed out all the time, however you realize that, maybe that isn’t what the call to adventure and journey to this Divinity, or back to Source entails – and you come to value, and cherish even your shadow, your darkness, your struggles – the Yin and Yang, the cycles of Dying and Being Reborn, the Ebbs and Flows of the Tide, the changing of the seasons – as an integral part of Life itself.


Ajay Makhija

A co-founder of Gaia Yogashala, Ajay has dedicated himself to the practice, study and teaching of yoga since discovering its joys and benefits in 2011. Ajay’s background spans a variety of styles, but is most strongly influenced by the yoga of Sadhguru and the Isha Yoga practices. He has also studied across a variety of disciplines including Meditation in different lineages, Buddhism, Astrology, Eastern Philosophy, Shamanism, Natural systems, Permaculture, Dance and self-development/life coaching. His passion is living Yoga in an

Paula Walsh

Paula is a registered Nurse, Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master and Intuitive Energy Practitioner. She has always been interested in a more holistic approach to life. Maybe it was her magical Irish blood kicking in 😉 Disillusioned with her work as a Nurse – finding time and time again that we are treating the smoke and not the fire, when it comes to modern medicine; Paula after practicing yoga for many years trained to become a Yoga teacher. She believes strongly that we all have within us the power and capacity to maintain balance in all areas of life


Anja Maier

Anja has been practicing and studying yoga around the world completing her 300h+ teacher training at Yoga Vidya Gurukul in Nasik, India and holding an advanced certification from Jivani Yoga in Koh Phangan, Thailand (RYS 500h). Her love for people, nature, traveling, yoga, nutrition and holistic healing techniques have led her to travel and study with teachers from different spiritual lineages to extend her knowledge. She is also a passionate Reiki practitioner and innerdance facilitator

Selina Clèmènt

It`s only with the heart that we can see clearly. Selina is an Internationally Certified Yoga teacher with over 800h of training in Yoga. She brings her combined knowledge of Yoga, Meditation, Reiki, Massage and Dance into her unique style of teaching. Selina’s teaching style is calm yet energising, she focuses on the awareness of breath in order to stay present, and to connect deeply with your own personal rhythm. Using pranayama, meditation and asana sequencing, while incorporating the importance of postural alignment to facilitate a holistic practice

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