Paadena Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage Therapy

About Us

Personal YogaPaadena (a Sanskrit phrase that loosely translates to “on one’s feet”) offers Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage Therapy with Barbara Wall.

Yoga first made itself known to Barbara when she was eight years old, her early interest sparked by a book, purchased with pocket money. This interest has developed over many years with different teachers. Her practice has been mostly inspired by the late Marilyn Freedman, a dedicated follower of the late Vanda Scaravelli.

After passing the three year teacher training course with the British Wheel of Yoga (recognised by Sport England as the governing body for yoga in Great Britain), Barbara began teaching her own classes in Worcestershire. in addition to teaching, Barbara qualified as a Chiropodist and her classes and teaching are greatly influenced by her training and focus on developing a greater awareness of grounding and the importance of the feet.

Thai Yoga Massage Therapy (TYMT) is a form of bodywork that benefits both the giver and receiver. It has evolved into a unique and magical combination of deep stretching, yoga, rhythmic compression, soft-tissue manipulation, gentle rocking, energy balancing and acupressure. Barbara is an experienced, professional therapist and teacher who understands the full power and true healing in the ancient art of TYMT. Barbara’s Diploma course is now accredited by the Federation of Holistic Therapists. The Diploma course will earn you 10 cpd.

Classes are held in a purpose built studio overlooking the beautiful Suckley countryside. The high standards of Barbara’s teaching qualifications and teaching practice are continually supported, developed and progressed by the BWY and FHT.

Barbara is excellent at personally tailoring her teaching to each individual students needs. Her approach is calming, knowledgeable and professional, immediately putting you at ease. As a trained massage therapist myself, I have attended courses with many different  teachers and therapists. It was so refreshing when I began the course with Barbara and was actually introduced to massage techniques that I had never before experienced, delivered with such kindness and patience! I was impressed! She seems to know intuitively where to encourage and guide, and her teaching produce excellent results, always leaving me feeling confident in my ability. I loved doing the course and am now planning on continuing with Barbara and working through the Advanced Techniques.

Vicky Dawes. Osteopath - TYMT Teaching

I feel that Barbara’s approach to massage shows her thoughtfulness and consideration for her clients and this has the effect of leaving the spirit uplifted and the body well and truly stretched after every session.

Jennifer Cole. Chiropractor - Massage

The treatment I have received so far has helped me enormously.  I feel my stress and anxiety is now under control and more importantly under my control.  With Barbaras help I am now able to relax, feel able to cope and understand my triggers so that I am able to understand where my panic attacks stem from.  Definintely recommend Hypnotherapy to anyone who is looking for help with long term issues.

Stephanie Brooks