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Paul Wooden

Supporting you in finding, clarity, inspiration and confidence in the subtle processes of a grounded spiritual life.

The heart of our work at Yoga Dharma Life is to open ourselves towards a deeper relationship

with the essential ground and innate intelligence of our lives.

What moves us towards this kind of work is a deep desire to know the truth of our lives,

a deep desire to fully engage, open and inhabit our lives, a deep desire to touch

and be touched by life with intelligence, with care, and with passion.


Mastery of yoga does not necessarily mean mastering more difficult postures;

it is more intelligently assessed by how it is helping you live with more wisdom and heart.

This work gently and persistently invites a full and fearless participation with the living moment.

It opens a deeper intimacy with ourselves, with others with life itself.



Our Prana, Breath and Mind retreat will focus on the dynamic interface between breath and mind.

Exploring pranayama, yoga psychology and the insights of developmental psychology, this retreat will be a physically gentle but internally rich and nourishing exploration of the essential elements of the deeper dimensions of yoga practice.

So, come join us in Bali.



Yoga Dharma Life retreats seamlessly integrate all elements of yoga into a coherent and deeply personal experience designed to bring real and lasting transformation to our lives.

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned practitioner Yoga Dharma Life has a workshop, retreat, or teacher training for you. 

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Wild Dharma Eco Retreat is an ecological sanctuary set on the wild west coast of the beautiful island of Palawan in the Philippines. 

Designed on the principles of regeneration (personal, social, and environmental), it is a sublime natural oasis for practice and the perfect venue for exploration of the sacred arts.


The opportunity to attend one of Paul’s retreats is an opportunity for me to deepen my practice and embody the ancient teachings of Yoga. Paul’s amazing wisdom and depth of knowledge allows me to release into his care
and let go of all pretensions and expectations. Paul has a wonderful way of making each student feel special and valued and allows them to ‘start where they are at’.
 He uses plain language and his talks on some of the more philosophical aspects of Yoga are easy to understand
and he encourages open discussion and questions. As a Yoga Teacher myself, attending Paul’s retreats are part of
my ongoing personal development and teacher training as I find I learn so much from him and my fellow retreat participants. I give Paul’s retreats my highest recommendation.

GINA MACAULEY, Yogahara, Australia

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