Paddy teaches with deep passion and humour with her ever-evolving quest to “unbutton the spine”, so it can dance. Assimilating decades of studies, initially under ‘back bend master’, Venketesh (Mysore, India), and senior Iyengar and Ashtanga teachers in both India and Australia. Later, teachers Diane Long, Angela Farmer and John Stirk had the greatest impact on her teaching.
Paddy revolutionises free movement in what she calls ‘the spinal revolution’. Using back bends as her thread, she brings her insight to students of all levels through playful poses and light-hearted language and imagery.