As people living in an increasingly complex world
we need the following needs met:
Ways to come out of over thinking and connect to the present moment
Ways to discharge and regulate stress
Ways to honour and shift inner experiences and states such as mood and emotion
Ways to shift out of dysfunctional, patterned and fixated ways of thinking, feeling and acting
Ways to become more self aware and empowered
Ways to soothe ourselves amidst life's difficulties
Ways to recharge and renew
Ways to explore and discover ourselves, our needs and deep longings
Ways to develop self compassion.
A comprehensive mindful movement practice can offer us these ways....
Current Yoga Offerings
Summer 2022 Holistic Essentials Series
"It is only due to your teachings that I have come to understand and accept that ALL the feelings are to be given space to just be. In the craziest moments, this gives me great comfort to know not to fight these feelings, but to acknowledge them and let them exist. For this gift from you , I am truly grateful! Literally the best gift I have ever received." - A.K, Camrose, AB
"I couldn’t imagine going more than 3 days without doing your class!!!" - L.K. Grande Prairie
"Through yoga with Pam I have learned to recognize when my body is trying to process emotion and tension, and have tools to guide myself into greater peacefulness and release. This helps me in my yoga practice, but it also helps me ground throughout my day when I may face situations that require endurance in the face of tension or softness in the face of release." L.L. , Camrose, AB
"I told a friend yesterday that one of the greatest gifts I received in this pandemic was that I got to join your yoga classes again, virtually." - A.F. Nelson, BC
"Through an intentional way of being and moving with my body and sensations as guided by you it helps me discover the places within me that have been dormant, numb or over activated and allow for a gentle entry into getting acquainted with those spaces, getting to know them better and emerging into an acceptance of the darker, anxious or more complicated experiences of my being. Making room within my own self for a greater experience of myself - who I am, how I process, how my sensations and emotions naturally move through me. Learning to not just accept but love this process. Welcoming me into an intimacy with myself - something I can now feel in its abundance. But also - one of the most poignant moments for me was entering into your first class and totally breaking down because I didn’t realize how long it had been since I was truly with and experiencing my being." - S.H. , Camrose, AB
I hope your summer is full of meaningful activities and connection! I have recorded a simple 4 class yoga series called “Holistic Essentials Yoga” to get us through the summer months and the continued complexity of our personal and collective lives. The series is meant to increase mobility and strength, focus your mind on in the present and cultivate self connection. There are four videos, each about an hour long, and it starts with slow, gentle movements for the whole body and progresses with a new sequence and meditation each class. Cost $50 - you will be able to keep the series until mid-September when my next full session begins. Please email me with etransfer to email@example.com and I will send the links out to you ASAP!
Yoga - Developing resiliency and self-connection
Yoga is so much more than a fitness exercise. Through the body we have access to the deepest aspects of ourselves. The way I teach yoga is a WORK-IN rather than a workout. I have done yoga for 21 years and taught it for 19 in Central Alberta. I have a loyal group of students with whom I explore the depth of what it means to be human. Using slower, gentle movement we use yoga to explore our body, hearts and minds.
We use breath, postures and meditation to deepen mindful presence of the moment and gain information about where we are at, what we have been impacted by and what we may need to respond to the difficulties or struggle of our lives. My classes have a strong emphasis on soothing the nervous system and releasing stress.
In addition to working with improving stress resilience and physical and psychological flexibility, yoga provides us a method for exploring deeper aspects of ourselves through felt-sense connection. This style of yoga is for you if you are seeking to deepen your connection to yourself, life and the mystery of being alive.
Yoga is not an escape from reality but an opportunity to be curious about and have relationship to the joy and the suffering of being human. This is true self-relationship. When we consider our body as a repository of our biography and the gateway to deep relationship to ourselves the practice takes on a soulful quality. Soul emerges in the place where our awareness meets our experience - whether that is of profound joy or profound pain.
My style of yoga is informed by depth psychology's emphasis on the imaginal body, body centered psychology's focus on the nervous system and decades of training in yoga and the enneagram which emphasizes working with energy, emotion and the soul.
Yoga is a
- Sensitizing ourselves to our wants, needs and truth.
- Balancing our nervous system,
- Maintaining mental, emotional and physical flexibility,
- Developing mindfulness and presence,
- Challenging our patterns and increasing choice in life,
- Living connected to self, others, life and soul.