Hello everybody! Today we interviewed Pamela Young, who will teach yoga at the “Beyon asana: A moving meditation” retreat that will be held on September 24, 2017 in MasQi.
About Pamela Young
Pamela’s technical training is Hatha Yoga in Ashtanga Style, and more recently, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with world renowned teacher, John Scott. She considers herself fortunate to have studied with some great yoga masters including Donna Farhi, Ana Forrest, Michael Gannon, Matthew Sweeney, Sri Ramaswami, Venkatesh, Kino MacGregor, Basia Lipska, Hamish Hendry, David Keil, Richard Freeman, Manju Jois, Sharath Rangaswamy, Lucy Crawford, Greg Nardi and John Scott.
As well as having an Honours Degree in Philosophy from the University of Glasgow, Pamela has over 20 years experience as a teacher and educator within the health and fitness industry. She is a REPs recognised Assessor (CYQ A1 Assessor within the Active Leisure Industry), Level 3 Yoga Teacher, and Les Mills ELITE BodyBALANCE Instructor. Her other certificates include an SYTA Teacher Training Certificate – Foundation, Hatha Yoga Ashtanga Vinyasa Style, Fitness Pilates, RSA Certificate in Teaching Exercise to Music, YMCA Exercise to Music, YMCA Aqua Exercise to Music, YMCA Step Exercise to Music, BodyCOMBAT, BodyPUMP, BodyATTACK, BodyJAM, BodySTEP, BodyBALANCE, CXWORX, BodyMAX, Cycle Instructors Track (QFF), Advanced Instruction Module (Fitpro), Les Mills AIM 1, CXWORX, TwentyFour Tabata, Zumba, Fitkid Health Related Fitness for Children and YogaBugs.
Interview to Pamela Young
Why and when did you start practicing yoga?
I started practicing yoga around 2005. After a health crisis, yoga helped me re-establish my health and well-being.
And why to become a teacher?
Before teaching yoga, I taught health and fitness classes. I’ve always loved movement, and after graduating from the University of Glasgow with an honours degree in Philosophy, I took up teaching fitness. Initially it offered me flexibility and lots of time to spend with my two children. Discovering yoga many years later, after studying philosophy, was like coming home.
Why ashtanga yoga?
With a background in fitness and movement, I was drawn to the dynamic aspect of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. It is the perfect balance of strength and flexibility, movement and stillness. I do love other types of yoga but Ashtanga is my favourite. It’s the complete package.
For who did you design this retreat? Is it need a certain level to join the retreat?
This retreat is designed for everyone from complete beginner to experienced yoga. Between us, Kat and I can accommodate everyone. We have such a versatile and diverse knowledge of many types of yoga and movement.
What are we going to live during this retreat?
Self appreciation, gratitude, health and mindfulness.
Could you explain to us how our day will look in the retreat?
Our days will include movement, stillness, meditation, relaxation, laughter, sharing and taking in the gorgeous surroundings of the retreat centre.
What are you offering together KAT-PAMELA that you can’t offer separately?
Kat and I work so well together. Our love of the practice and sharing that is what drives us both. Together we can accommodate, and help, so many more people that we could as individuals. Our perspective on the practice is unique, and our passion to share it as a healing, nourishing, moving meditation that is suitable for everyone is our aim.
Why in Spain? Why in MasQi?
It’s such a beautiful, special place.