“Yoga is not about self-improvement. It’s about self-acceptance.” Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa
“Yoga is a light, which once lit will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter your flame.” — Iyengar
“Yoga is not a work-out, it is a work-in. And this is the point of spiritual practice; to make us teachable; to open up our hearts and focus our awareness so that we can know what we already know and be who we already are.” — Rolf Gates
“Balancing in yoga and life is a reflection of our inner state. Can we dance with change? Can we fall and try again with playfulness? Do we have the focus, skill, and attunement to find the still point within it all?” – Shiva Rea
Visit our parent site to book any of the following offerings: Virtual or In-Person (Redding, CA) Custom Individual Holistic yoga Therapy, Yoga instruction (Individual, Family or Private Group), Other Natural, Holistic Therapies, and Well-Being Life Coaching / Mentoring in a variety of specialty life areas: Mindfulness, Life Purpose/ Expression, Life Balance, Overcoming Hardships, Recovery from unhealthy coping behavior patterns, Healthy Relationships and Abundance. Pamela offers customizable packages that draw from her variety of services as a yoga therapist, multi-certified coach, reiki and spiritual energy worker trained in many ancient and modern medicinal-alternative/complementary modalities.
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Why Private Yoga?
While Pamela is an intuitive yoga teacher who improvises her classes based on the needs of her students, private instruction gives you the most personally tailored and guided experience. Here are some great reasons to start out with a package of Private Yoga Sessions, Guided Breathwork and Meditation or customized package of Well-Being Life Coaching and/or Yoga Therapy sessions:
Happiness is as accessible as the air we breathe and is also very much dependent on our relationship to our breath. Mindfulness, which is a mind full of heart (aka that place where we and all of nature connect and are equals), just like its offspring happiness, begins with our relationship with ourselves. Well-Being is the state of happiness, health, peace, abundance and prosperity that should be our ultimate life's purpose and priority. It is something only we can choose for ourselves to be present for and begins with our intention to make it our purposeful priority and take actions accordingly that feel right for us. Some of these may include nutritional improvements, yoga and other movement practices, meditation and mindfulness practices, and fostering connection within and with all via frequent communing with nature, appreciation for art both natural and creative, and self-expression / creativity. Yoga therapy will take you on an exploration deeper than private yoga instruction alone. Learn More here!
If you are a beginner to yoga, you will benefit from a combination of private instruction and coaching that will expand your awareness of yoga as the wholistic union that it is, something that is easily missed by just attending yoga asana classes alone. Moving with your breath is a critical component of yoga as are the unseen mental/ emotional and spiritual aspects that we will dive into deeper during private yoga therapy coaching sessions. Breath-work is its own science that should be understood and put into practice with or without a yoga asana practice, as our breath, our "prana" or "chi", is our "life force", our vitality.
Every body is different. While human anatomy is a science based on our similarities as human bodies, we each have uniqueness to our anatomy as well. Working one-on-one in a private session can help you identify the proper alignment and options to take for particular postures and will also tailor specific sequences to your needs for your home practice. We each have had differing life experiences which have included injuries, illness and other traumas which may be affecting our body's needs as well. A private session can help you to avoid future injury and avoid unintentional triggering of trauma responses, so that you can get the most out of your yoga and other self-healing practices. A custom yoga therapy session will go even deeper to reduce negative symptoms and prevent progression.
Disclaimer: Yoga and other wellness umbrella instruction by an RYT , natural alternative/complimentary therapies and life coaching can improve your recovery and life in general when utilized supplementally, and are not a replacement or treatment for any medical condition or illness nor do we have licensed professionals that diagnose conditions. Yoga instruction is facilitated by a yoga alliance registered, certified yoga teacher, and Pamela has been certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists to practice yoga therapy.
“In asana practice we learn to cherish each breath, to cherish every cell in our bodies. The time we spend on the mat is love in action” — Rolf Gates
“Here and now is where yoga begins” – The Yoga Sutras