"I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart.   I am,   I am,   I am."  

~Sylvia Plath

Movement, spirituality, and the arts have been alive in me from an early age, outlets and cradles for a curious and passionate soul journeying through
a deeply sensitive and often ragged inner life. Yoga arrived in my twenties and with it a new lens for experiencing. It was (and remains) a crucible of

support, possibility and pathway for dismantling and reassembling, falling apart and healing, releasing and emerging, dying and being born in every aspect of life, a hundred times a day. Or less often sometimes because, humans. 


Since yoga’s grand entrance, each cycle of time has called in perfectly-timed teachers
and thousands of hours of training, teaching and practice in yoga as well as layering
in additional Mystery schools to awaken the lineages that converge within me. As these experiences culminate, a tapestry is woven for personal becoming and in service to
others. These experiences have opened me up, honed my “medicine”, and set me free. 


This is my 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 the tapestry of what I've learned.

Pam Sankari Painter

E-RYT 200 , RYT 500, YACEP, ESoL (eternal student of life)


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 for over twenty years, changing my relationship with life and leading me to the path of service.


My teaching practice has spanned over 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.


My style is precise and lyrical, encouraging and inquisitive, and invites connection through community. It honors the profundity and full spectrum of the practice with a heaping spoonful of humor. It intends embodiment with attentiveness given to the whole being. Each creative interaction emerges as its own expression with the blueprint centered in Spirit and in service to the experiencer/student. This heart-centered model of teaching

and relating is rooted in the Divine Feminine as the emergent quality of Spirit and acknowledges, welcomes, and honors all expressions of life.

Studies that inform my teaching and offered programs include: Vedantic
and Tantrik philosophy and practices; Hatha yoga through the lens of EmbodiYoga® Lisa Clark, Reiki, Intuitive Development and energy work, shamanism, and mythopoetic studies. 

Who is teaching?

My teaching practice is transmitted through the lens of my identity:

I am a white, hetero cis woman. I prefer she/her pronouns. I am non disabled. I am nurodivergent. I am an HSP, empath, and intuitive. I am a deeply spiritual person. I am creative and artistic. I am a mother and a partner. I am resourced. Most of all, I am a work in progress. Your experience is important. I care about equity and lean into learning. Thoughts about your experience? hello@pampainteryoga.com


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 and embodied anatomy, somatic inquiry and experiencing, embryology, human development.



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



Julie Kramer, The Art and Practice of Shamanic Healing:
A Three-Year Professional Training and Initiation (currently engaged)



Stacia Synnestvedt, Intuitive Development Training (currently engaged)



Workshops, classes and intensives include: Body-Mind Centering with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Anatomy Trains, Courting the World Soul with Sharon Blackie, Non-Violent Communication, Emotional Polarity Technique, Intuitive Painting, Touch Drawing with Deborah Koff-Chapin, along with classes and workshops with many notable yoga teachers. Online Studies include yoga philosophy, meditation and spirituality.

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