“The little space within the heart is as great as the vast universe. The heavens and the earth are there, and the sun and the moon and the stars. Fire and lightning and winds are there, and all that now is and all that is not.”
We seek connection with our personal story and purpose in life through self-exploration (in service to Self)
and through our work in this world (in service to other). My calling is to help clarify your story and provide support in your growth and unfolding fulfillment; the journey back home into your inherent joy nature.
How may I be in service to you?
yoga education (YACEP)
oracle creative expression + development
sri bazaar heartcrafted creations
"I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am." ~Sylvia Plath
Movement, faith, the arts were always alive in me me, outlets for a curious and passionate soul tearing through a deeply emotional life. Then yoga arrived. Though it was the physicality of yoga that appealed to me at first, reorganizing and healing were occurring on so many levels – an awakening. With each cycle of time that passes, yoga remains, weaving its unified presence into every aspect and activity of life. New and profound wisdoms, practices, insights and guides layer in and come to focus... always in perfect timing. Through the ordinary and extraordinary, the "emerging" continues, driven by this Grace-full and ever-available propensity for learning, for exploring, for serving, for creating, for healing, for loving; for Self-realization. This is a story of life unfolding to Spirit. I believe it is possible for all of us and I'm honored to walk with you and share what I've learned.
Pam 'Sankari' Painter
E-RYT 200 / RYT 500, YACEP, Reiki Master-Attuned, Artist/Maker, Writer
Educated in art and design, my first home was the field of graphic design, where a colleague suggested yoga for managing stress. That first class sparked a love for yoga that has continued to bloom over twenty years, changing my relationship with life and leading me to the path of service. I am a working artist and a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance at the 500 hour level with well over 1000 hours of training and study with widely-known teachers, treasured local teachers, online teachers and my own inner teacher through self-guided study and experiencing.
My teaching practice has spanned a decade and includes training yoga instructors, co-founding and -stewarding a yoga studio, teaching open and private classes, teens and prenatal, and working with individuals through applied yoga and movement, art and writing. Each guided interaction emerges as its own expression with the blueprint centered in Spirit and in service to the student/client. My style is encouraging and inquisitive with a heaping spoonful of humor and intends embodiment with attentiveness given to the whole being: Inviting presence with “what is, just as we are,” pointing the way to Self-discovery, acceptance, compassion and empowerment; mending disconnection from creativity, health and vitality; creating conditions within ourselves for the amplification of love, joy, laughter, gratitude, clarity, healing... wholehearted participation in the process of embodied Spirit, of being vibrantly alive!
Studies that inform my teaching are: Vedanta and Tantrik yoga philosophy and practices; Hatha yoga through the lens of EmbodiYoga® (Lisa Clark. Focus on functional and embodied anatomy, somatic experiencing and re-patterning, movement intelligence, embryology, human development); Body Mind Centering (Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen); and emotional release work.
I am trained in Emotional Polarity Technique and am Reiki attuned at the master level. Group art offerings include Touch Drawing (Deborah Koff-Chapin) and other intuitive art applications. Current ongoing study programs include Intuitive Development with Stacia Synnestvedt and Professional Shamanic Practitioner Training with Julie Kramer.
As an artist and maker, my heart-crafted creations and intuitive art are available periodically in pop-up settings and by commission.
My “everyday poses” include eternal student, wife/partner of a man with a generous funnybone, mom of two creatively kooky kids and two furry children (also kooky). Thriving is our family goal. My quest is for meaning-making and attentive movement; deep connection, hearty belly laughs, and creative expression of all kinds; the great outdoors and dark chocolate. Adventure is a must and my quota is filled daily exploring our new home in the breath-taking Boulder Valley in Colorful Colorado.
Relevant formal training and studies:
This list outlines some of my stepping stones along the way. What is offered in these gatherings can, by no means, be limited by a title. My deepest gratitude to these teachers and healing companions for the essence, access and effect of your offerings. Namasté.
Gratitude In Motion (now World Peace Yoga | Heärt ((Anna Ferguson): 200 hour training (yoga foundations)
Sangha Yoga/Red Lotus Apsara Yoga School (Lila Lolling & Becky Morrissey):
300 Hour Advanced Teacher Training with focus on yoga therapy and yoga philosophy
EmbodiYoga® (Lisa Clark) - 300 hour advanced training:
EmbodiYoga® is built on the foundations of Hatha yoga, functional alignment & movement, somatic inquiry, embodied anatomy, and developmental movement.
Becky Morrissey, Red Lotus Apsara:
Foundations of EmbodiYoga, EmbodiYoga Therapeutics, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Tantra, Pranayama
Lila Saraswati (Lolling), Saraswati Yoga School:
extensive Vedanta yoga philosophy and Tantra subtle anatomy studies
Prem Sadasivananda, Vidya Samyoga: Sanskrit, yoga philosophy, study of Bhagavad Gita
Katy Stahl, Shanti Mom Pregnancy Yoga: Prenatal yoga
Workshops, classes and intensives over the years include: Body-Mind Centering with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Anatomy Trains, Non-Violent Communication, Emotional Polarity Technique, Intuitive Painting, along with many notable yoga teachers. Online Studies include yoga philosophy, meditation and spirituality.