YOGA + AYURVEDA
Mindful Balanced Living
YOGA + AYURVEDA
Mindful Balanced Living
May all beings everywhere be happy and free
Pam was born and raised London. She feels very blessed to have started her Yoga journey with some incredible teachers including Stewart Gilchrist and Cat Alip-Douglas in the UK. Having been trained as a dancer in her early years, she loved the physicality of yoga but soon realized there was so much more.
On a fortuitous day in 2007 she walked into a small studio in New York City and found her Guru Sri Dharma Mittra. A few months later she moved to NYC to study with him and has never looked back. She believes that all can practice yoga and by constant practice one will develop not only a strong and flexible body but more importantly an inner kind of strength and flexibility of mind. Through the practice one can eventually settle the mind and realize our Divine essence within
She teaches daily at the Dharma yoga Center in NYC whilst serving as a mentor for the ‘Life of a Yogi' Teacher trainings. She hopes to inspire others to keep practicing so that they can reach their fullest potential and to keep spreading kindness everywhere.
Pam is a 200hr, 500hr(RYT), 800hr certified Life of a Yogi Dharma Yoga teacher and a certified Ayurvedic Counselor (AADP). She studied Ayurveda with Dr Naina Marballi and Marma Therapy with Dr Vasant Lad. She has led many Yoga workshops including Asana, pranayama, meditation and relaxation techniques as well as Vegan, Raw dessert and Ayurveda workshops across the globe.
"In 2007 I was completing an MA in fashion design at the Royal College of Art in London. It was very intense time, I was stressed out, anxious, and felt lost in the crazy world of fashion. I guess that was the beginning, the search for peace and happiness amidst the chaos of my mind and forever changing world. My friend gave me a book called the ‘Diamond Cutter’ and suggested I go to a Yoga class. I took my first class Jivamutki Yoga London. I absolutely loved it and felt completely at peace for the first time. My yoga teacher at the time asked me whether I knew who Dharma Mittra was and told me that one day I should go to New York to meet him. In that December my sister and I flew to New York to meet Dharma. We had never been to New York before so this was a real adventure. I remember there was a sign on the staircase as we entered that said ‘Welcome Home’. We could hear this lovely chanting music playing and as we opened the door we saw all these yogis quietly warming up on this pink fluffy carpet. It was really surreal, we had found this precious jewel in the middle of this crazy city.
Now looking back, I think we were quite courageous to take a 'Master' class since we were really just beginners. At the time Dharmaji would cue a forearm stand after every downward dog. That's a lot of forearm stands for a beginner. There were puddles of sweat on my mat and as I glanced over at my sister she gave me a look as if to say, I'm gonna kill you later! At one point it got quite embarrassing as we both kept falling, almost taking down the yogis next to us. Even though it was such a physically torturous class at the time, it felt like my entire body and mind were washed by this deep peace, kindness and devotion. I couldn't help but come come back every day for the rest of the week. When I met Dharmaji I knew I had found something special, a real Master and a spiritual family."
I am infinitely grateful to my spiritual father, Sri Dharma Mittra for his eternal love and compassion, for his humility and generosity in sharing the spiritual knowledge. He is the blazing light that has guided me back to my true Self. I offer my deepest Thanks to Dr Naina Marballi and Dr Vasant Lad for sharing their life and love of Ayurveda. Geshe Michael Roach for his profound Buddhist teachings and all the Yogis and Yoginis who have inspired me and kept me on the path.
200hr & 500hr RYT (Yoga Alliance Registered), 800hr Dharma Yoga registered yoga teacher
Ayurveda Health Advisor (AADP)
“The Spiritual Sun already blazes within as the Innermost Self. Harmony between you and the Higher Self is the destination"
~ Sri Dharma Mittra