My primary focus and training as a yoga therapist (C-IAYT) ) are on the scientifically proven yoga practices for improving physical, mental, and emotional balance, and overall increasing one’s experience of good health and wellbeing. I specialize in ways to improve the mobility and emotional wellness of people experiencing any kind of movement disability, such as the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease or aging.
Since 2014, I have taught private and group classes for people with Parkinson’s Disease, group classes for the Alameda County Public Health Department in yoga for people with diabetes, prenatal yoga classes for non-profit organizations (in English and Spanish/Español), and public classes in “Therapeutic Yoga” (in English and Spanish/Español), yoga for seniors, and yoga for people with disabilities.
I tailor my teaching style to the people in front of me and their needs at the time, but always incorporate a combination of movement and postures, breathing exercises, and meditation. I elaborate on this a bit more on the “Yoga Instruction and Therapy” page.
“I look forward to attending classes because Pamela is fun, cheerful, and knowledgeable. She always takes the time to explain each pose. She shares with us how yoga benefits Parkinson’s. And my favorite thing is when we practice laughing!”
In Spring 2007, at the age of 51, I left a punishing profession as a university professor and adopted a baby boy as a single parent. Today, years later, I thank yoga for helping me to keep my joint pain at bay, maintain strong heart and lung health, manage a stressful life of “parenting-while-aging” and stay physically active with my boisterous son. My deepest desire is to help others experience the physically and spiritually rejuvenating effects of this ancient healing art.