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Pamela Cauthen Meriwether

Level I ParaYoga Certified Teacher and Certified Four Desires Trainer Columbia, SC, USA

Pamela Meriwether is devoted to yogic learning and teaching. Certified by the Yoga Alliance as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500-hour level, she continues her learning as a dedicated student of Yogarupa Rod Stryker and Pandit Rajmani Tigunait. Pamela is a certified ParaYoga Teacher as well as a certified Four Desires Trainer, an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist, and a yoga teacher for cancer patients, through Y4C.

In 1999, during her first pregnancy, Pamela began her yoga practice and her passion for yoga and meditation grew from there. She continues her commitment to her daily practice. Pamela weaves some aspect of the ancient wisdom of historical yoga teachings into every yoga class and finds true joy in assisting others on their own unique paths. Her approach to teaching this wide-ranging subject is always individual, focusing on inspiring in her students the calm, strength, balance, wellness, and personal growth that this practice can provide.

In addition to leading 200-500 hour teacher certification programs, through The Sakhi Yoga School, Pamela offers workshops, weekly private sessions and classes. Having served on the ParaYoga Leadership Council in the area of Sangha, she has a long history of serving the community, including serving on the Board of Directors for The Retreat Project, and The Libby Ross Foundation. Pamela also taught yoga and meditation to high school and middle school students at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, and has co-led  yoga retreats for women cancer survivors in New York and South Carolina.  She is the author of a long-running inspirational yoga blog and formerly spoke on a weekly talk-radio program segment on yogic approaches to life. Pamela was one of the original founders of Amsa Studios, in Columbia, South Carolina, in 2005.

She brings to her practice and teaching a background in ballet, fitness, and physiology, including choreographing and leading 5 nationally released fitness videos, for The FIRM.  Pamela views her entire life as her practice –in her case, a practice of being not only a yoga teacher, but also a yoga student, busy wife, mother, stepmother, and community volunteer.