Paula Ota

Certified Yoga Instructor

Local girl, Paula, was born and raised on Oahu to her German mother and Japanese father. In 2008, she found yoga and soon became a teacher herself. Paula completed 500 hours of training from guruji, Rupali Embry. She then went on to master levels one and two of teacher training in Inferno Hot Pilates. As a lifelong student, Paula continues to add to her assets as a yoga instructor. She’s currently undergoing a 500hour training to become an Ayurvedic Counselor. Her repertoire of yoga styles includes vinyasa, yin, sculpt, Hatha, and yoga Nidra.


Aside from yoga, Paula is a mother, reiki healer, and property manager, and enjoys capturing life’s moments on film as a photographer. Her hands and heart are full, and her positive energy is infectious. To her, it's as simple as the words of Dr. Maya Angelou: “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Paula Ota