Pam has been a practising yogini for 17 years and a teacher for 14. Her love of yoga awakened on her travels in India where she practiced and studied with many inspirational teachers. She lived and worked at the Sivananda Ashram, Kerala and went on to study with Sivananda School of Vedanta in the Bahamas where she gained her teaching qualification (certified Yoga Alliance Teacher).
Pam has since completed further studies with the master teacher, Yogarupa, Rod Stryker. Rod is a student of Pandit Rajmani Tigunait PhD and a teacher in the lineage of the great Sri Swami Rama of the Himalayas.
She has studied with Ashtanga legend Ron Reid of Toronto who was a long time student of the late Sri K Pattabhi Jois and Rusty Wells - the Bhakti Flow master of San Francisco. In 2010 Pam lived in Bali, Indonesia where she attended advanced teacher training with Radiantly Alive and worked as a teacher with Vibrant Living Yoga.
Pam's teaching style is an integration all of her trainings and experiences into a unique flowing blend of physical postures, with emphasis on the breath and working where you are. She calls it "Hatha Flow". She creates a safe and friendly environment for her students. Her classes include breathing techniques (pranayama), postures (asanas), yoga nidra (profound guided relaxation) and meditation.
Pam feels that the roots of the ancient teachings of yoga should remain at the forefront of her work. "My aim is to create a space to allow people to reap the wisdom of the many beautiful teachings I've been so honoured to receive and continue to learn. Yoga's teachings have profoundly affected my life, bringing increased self awareness, deep transformation and a grounding peacefulness. Of course, we all have our challenges in life. Yoga has taught me that we can choose to adapt to change with grace, to accept and foster gratitude for any situation, to cease habitual negative patterns and to learn to honour, respect and acknowledge our imperfections. EVERYTHING is perfect! We can choose that :)
Simply, yoga awakens the true nature of who we are. It's a tool to momentarily strip away all of the roles we play in this world, allowing us to LISTEN to the sweet whisper of our soul. It is this realisation of ourselves that allows us to be truly happy, to see clearly what is really important in life, to SERVE others and to fully connect and have compassion for all living things. We need to understand this more than ever before."
"Yoga is not an ancient myth buried in oblivian. It is the most valuable inheritance of the present. It is the essential need of today and the culture of tomorrow" Swami Satyananda Saraswati