Eleven years ago, Paula packed her life into a backpack and began walking from London. She continued walking for three years, covering over 12,000km through eight countries, including 7,000km across the Sahara. Her expedition came to an end when civil war broke out in Niger.
Upon returning from the desert, Paula began to speak to schools, groups and corporations about identifying what success looks like and how to achieve it. Gradually she began to feel something was missing from her talks and she set out to find what that was. In 2011 she moved to Granada, Spain, to research for a novel. Instead, she found herself walking through Spain again, learning flamenco, yoga and meditation.
In 2013 she returned to Australia when her mother went into care in Perth. Her third book was rejected and her Spanish visa declined. With her self-esteem in tatters, she changed direction and began teaching self-empowerment.
Paula Constant is the owner and operator of Sowilo Soul Centre, a yoga and healing centre in Fremantle. She is also the author of “Slow Journey South” and “Sahara”. She continues writing and teaches school groups, yoga classes and self-esteem courses.