Paula Tapia, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, YACEP, is an international Yoga, mindfulness and wellness expert specializing in integrative health, self-care education and healthy lifestyle science. Paula is the Yoga Therapist, Mindfulness Advisor and Research Associate at Attune Health, an Autoimmune and Inflammation Care and Research Center in Beverly Hills, CA. She is the former Associate Director of The Yoga And The Healing Sciences Program at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. In addition, Paula is the Director of Beyond Rest, a clinical-based, stress-reducing Restorative Yoga Program designed for healthcare practitioners, Yoga teachers and fitness professionals in Malibu, CA. She has collaborated in medical scientific publications, educational books, health and lifestyle magazines, and has been featured in many Yoga publications including the cover of the recently released book, Chair Yoga For Dummies. Paula has been teaching creative and intelligent forms of movement for 30 years, including dance, fitness, aqua therapy, functional movement training, preventive education and therapeutic Yoga in the lineage of Sri T. Krishnamacharya. She bridges ancient eastern wisdom with western modern science and facilitates healing through the sacred practices of mindful movement and meditation, heartfelt breath-work, visualization, relaxation techniques, affirmation, sound and energy medicine among other healing arts. Her style of Yoga is individualized, creative, accessible and safe for everybody. She uses the mat as a portal for others to access deeper levels of awareness and connect with their inner wisdom. Born and raised in Patagonia Chile, Paula shares Yoga globally in English and Spanish.