Back in 1995, managing my stress levels led me to Yoga, when I worked as an IT Support Analyst. My local gym was running classes and I began to appreciate how hard it was for me to switch off, not to mention how inflexible I was!
In 2003 I started the British Wheel of Yoga 3 year/500 hour Teaching Diploma course, and qualified in 2006.
As well as holding the BWY Diploma, I am also qualified in: Yoga for Strength, Children & Teens Yoga, Yoga for Sport, Yoga for Anxiety and Depression, and most recently Yoga for Trauma – a form of therapeutic Yoga.
I’ve trained with some amazing and world renowned teachers; these include Peter Blackaby (author of Intelligent Yoga’), Alistair Shearer (Yoga Sutras), and Philip Xerri (Classical Pranayama), and more recently in Yoga for Trauma with Eleanor Rose Grace.
Why go to a BWY Teacher? A BWY teacher has undergone professional training; qualifying them to guide and teach you expertly and safely. All aspects of Yoga; such as pranayama, anatomy & physiology, detailed understanding of the postures (asanas), philosophy of Yoga, meditation and relaxation techniques, are studied.
A move to Northamptonshire in 2007, I gave up my corporate career and set up Pamela Deal Yoga. Now in my 15th year of teaching, I offer classes in the local community as well as private yoga sessions, workshops and day retreats.
My own health journey and recovery: being diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome in 2012 (a rare auto-immune condition affecting the nerves), has given me an insight into the strength of positive thinking and overcoming hurdles with Yoga.
I also love being outside, being upside down, walking in the fresh air; being by the sea, reading, a good film, as well as wine, cheese, Gin and baking (which is why I need to do walking and do Yoga!)
BWY Yoga Teacher Diploma (2006)
BWY Yoga for Children & Teens (2010)
BWY Yoga for Anxiety & Stress (2015)
Yoga for Trauma (2020)