Integrative (Western & Eastern blended) healthcare and yoga has changed my life. My husband and two boys give me freedom and support me as I learn, teach and grow. I have a passion to share what others have shared with me and the knowingness God has blessed me. I empower others to awaken awareness and open paths as their journey unfolds with wellness, purpose, and abundance.
In 1999, to help my depression and anxiety, I began taking yoga classes first 2 times weekly, then up to 5 times a week, and sometimes twice a day at Universal Spirit Yoga in Naperville, IL. With encouragement from my teacher, Stacey Vann, I began teaching kids yoga in 2001 and started the kids yoga program for Universal Spirit Yoga by contracting classes with the Naperville Park District. Yoga increased my awareness and relationship with the Holy Spirit.
I have completed the CYKT, graduate of the YogaKids® certification program with Marsha Wenig, The Radiant Child Yoga Certification with Shakta Kaur Kalsa, and the Indigo Yoga Teacher training with Pamela Holland. My son, Charlie is the poster child for YogaKids: Tools for Schools. He was 7 years old at the time and is now in college.
I am an e-RYT 500 teacher with Yoga Alliance. I received my adult yoga certification in 2004 from Dancing Feet Yoga and Don Wenig. I have studied Iyengar yoga with various teachers, Kundalini yoga extensively with my teacher Stacey Vann, Flow yoga with Janice Adelman, and Spontaneous Yoga/Ayervedics/Pranayama with Life Mission Guru Acharya Yogendradev. I completed one year with HYF Healing Yoga Foundation teacher training in 2009, but my travels with Young Living Essential Oils took me in a different direction at this time.
My passion for helping others was heightened even more when completing a 300 hour teacher training with UZIT, Urban Zen Integrative Therapysince 2014. I have used these skills to visit hospital patients, hospice patients, and to work with corporations and schools offering comfort and support; bringing the energy from "chaos to the calm". Currently with UZIT, I am the Regional Director for Chicago bringing UZIT Training to Chicago. I taught yoga from babies to grandparents at Universal Spirit Yoga for 15 years and was known as "the Spiritual owner". I now offer yoga classes at The Clarus Center where I have a beautiful space looking over nature through the big windows on one end and a fire place on the other end. I also teach corporate and hospital clients in Chicagoland.
In addition to yoga, I am an ordained minister with the Light Wing Center, an Internationally respected Integrative Health Coach, a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist - essential oil practitioner and educator, and a Platinum Leader for Young Living Essential Oils. I have traveled extensively throughout the world, including Ecuador, Egypt & Jordan (on the Frankincense Trail), the Mediterranean, and Ireland, to study with Young Living founder, Gary Young. I have completed many certifications through the years including Reiki and Reflexology.
I received my Certification in Clinical Aromatherapy from the Institute of Spiritual Healing & Aromatherapy in December 2011. In 2013, I implemented an Aromatherapy program for NWM Home & Hospice, NWM In-Patient Oncology Aromatherapy Study, and with NWM Proton Center in Warrenville, IL. I graduated from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition in 2014 in order to serve my clients more professionally as a health coach. I call my program - IAM - Integrative Awareness Movement. I am a life long student always looking for ways to enhance my knowledge to share with all I meet.
Utilizing all of the various types of yoga and wellness experience has given me the knowledge and experience to mentor and coach others on their own life journey.
Check out my books, Rise & Shine: 6 Master Steps to Get Moving! Mindful Breathing, Mindful Meditation, and Mindful Kids.
Pamela’s Essential Oil Story
Pamela Shares a Life Changing Experience with Essential Oils
While I was teaching yoga to a group of kids one afternoon, I needed support to stay in a wellness state. Angelica Wright, a massage therapist in the same building, offered to apply some Young Living Essential oils to my chest and back to help support me through the day. I felt so amazing from these oils, I came back the next day and wanted to learn what she applied on me.
Angelica sat down with me and educated me on Young Living Essential Oils. Immediately I asked if these would be good for my son (7 yrs. old) who also needed support to live above "the wellness line" as well as support his sensory integration and delayed development. She said, "YES!". My first purchase of YLEO was the Golden Touch 1 kit and the Ancient Oils of the Bible. Raven and RC (Respiratory Care) are two amazing blends in this kit. I began applying Raven and RC to by son's chest and back every morning and every night before bed. Within two months of doing this consistently, he was blessed with wellness!
He was also able to focus and concentrate at a deeper level, feeling healthy. The Young Living Essential Oils made a huge impact on our family wellness, along with other holistic healing modalities such as homeopathy, cranial sacral therapy, yoga, and Reiki. My son's supported body was now able to rise above his educational challenges testing out of all of his IEP's by 4th grade. This was such a gift! My son continues to have a healthy respiratory system. He is a Trumpet Performance major on scholarship at The Ohio State. He blows his trumpet 5 hours a day! We are so proud of him and so happy Young Living Essential Oils have come into our lives!
The gift of oils is something to be sure to research and learn about. Please read this website and feel free to reach out to me.