"Barbara is one of the best healers and yoga teachers I know. Her healing energy and gentle, kind way of teaching have helped me heal from extreme emotional pain -- which has helped me grow into the person I want to be. I have learned so much from her and look forward to studying with her every chance I get."
- Jodi (Yoga student and Teacher Training graduate)
"I have had numerous Yoga teachers, all of whom I am deeply grateful for bringing me a greater understanding of Yoga. I look forward to Barbara's class twice a week in a local studio here in South Jersey because of her unique ability to combine her knowledge of the body with her "knowing" of the heart/spirit. From a physical perspective, she doesn't hesitate to gently adjust her students so that each of us get the maximum benefit from each pose. From a spiritual place, though, Barbara takes me to the mountaintop in her classes. She is sensitive to the physical needs of each student and "in tune" with what to bring to her class from a spiritual perspective. I practice Yoga to join my body, my mind, and my spirit together for balance and unity in my life and Barbara's very essence sings of balance, compassion, and love for each part of our human experience."
- Cheryl (Yoga student)
"I have considered it an honor and a blessing to have met Barbara and have her teach at Yoga Inspired. Her classes are orchestrated to care for the needs of all students. You only need attend one class to know the depth of Barbara's teachings. Her depth of experience in yoga and bodywork are evident in every class. The classes are beautiful, as challenging as you desire, and soul nourishing."
- Denise Ashcraft (owner of Yoga Inspired, Pitman, NJ)
"While taking classes with Barbara, you can feel her love for the practice. Barbara provides balanced instruction while accommodating the mixed needs and abilities of students. Students learn something new in every class, from proper alignment for the individual to something thought provoking. I have always come out of class feeling at peace with myself and those around me. As a former studio owner, Barbara consistently arrived on time and prepared for her scheduled class. Her classes are smooth, focused and she was very patient with newer students to the practice. Barbara always taught with a clear reflection of her experience as an instructor and practitioner. Her enjoyment of the practice is apparent in her teaching, incorporating much insight on the spiritual and physical benefits of yoga. Each class has a different variety, providing careful instruction and refinement of the foundation on which we build. A particular impressive quality of Barbara's instruction is the individual attention and support given to each student.
As a student who has gone through In Balance Teacher Training, I can confidently say that I have received a well rounded training. From the philosophical to the physical, I have learned to adapt to the students that are in class with me. I can teach a class with different levels of students, different physical limitations, different aliments, etc and still give each student what they were looking for in that class. I stand in the front of the room with integrity, and confidence knowing I can safely lead the class. Everything I learned in training has proven to be very valuable, Barbara teaches something that most training do not even touch base on; that each person is different, what is true for one will not be true for others. There is no such thing as the 'perfect assana'. Not only do those teachings help you relate to your students, it helps them to trust you, as their teacher.
I highly recommend having Barbara join your studio, she will bring an unmatched essence to the teachings of yoga."
- Dina (Yoga student and Teacher Training graduate; former employer)
I recently had a Reiki session with Barbara that was as I described it to my husband, "A little piece of heaven". I'm very new to South Jersey and a Reiki practitioner my self, so choosing who works on my body is a carefully felt intuitive decision for me. It was easy to know that I'd be comfortable with Barbara because she's one of my Yoga teachers, and I can see from her care and compassion on the mat that she would be highly "in tune" with her client a Reiki session. Barbara is in touch with the body, mind, spirit connection within each of us and she has a unique ability to see the divine in another. She put me at ease immediately and went to work energetically. For a truly authentic, relaxing, and healing experience, I highly recommend a Reiki session with this very adept and compassionate practitioner, Barbara Paulsen.
- Cheryl (Reiki client)
"In Balance teacher training with Barbara has been an incredible journey. During this program I have learned more than I could have imagined! Barbara's knowledge and passion for yoga and her students is what makes the program so insightful and enjoyable. The training is a perfect combination of everything yoga represents - it is challenging but extremely rewarding. I am forever grateful for the training and Barbara!"
- Jenna (Yoga student and Teacher Training graduate)
" ... Simply put, Barbara is amazing. Her demeanor and poise, her clear and concise teaching methods, her intuitive abilities in her classes ... I have had the incredible opportunity to participate in Barbara's Yoga Teacher Training. For a quite a few years I have looked into different yoga teacher trainings and every time it just wasn't the right time. When I found out about the teacher training with In Balance Yoga it seemed that all the stars aligned and it was finally time for me to start on my journey ... I have grown spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally. I have been offered all sorts of new information and have been given new insights into myself. My only wish is that it wouldn't end! Barbara's gentle encouragement has helped me build confidence in my practice as well as my teaching. I will hold all the knowledge and blessings she has given me close to my heart. She has so many beautiful talents and is so generous in sharing them. I have truly been blessed to work with her. She is a unique and precious gift.
I can't thank you enough Barbara!
- Amber (Yoga Tearcher Training graduate)
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