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Meet the Bala Yoga Team: Pam Chang

January 13 2014

Pam started her yogic path in 2002, while pregnant with her first child. The pre-natal yoga classes helped to keep her physically strong while keeping her mentally and emotionally balanced. Pam decided to dedicate more time to yoga and was eventually drawn to becoming a teacher. In 2009, Pam began teaching yoga and found teaching yoga to be one of the greatest joys of her life. She began her training as a yoga teacher in the Ashtanga tradition, but also enjoys teaching Power and Yin Yoga.

Butterfly Pose

As a teacher, Pam encourages students to follow their own path, finding balance between accepting themselves as they are and pushing their limits. She is committed to bringing love, joy and compassion to every class.

Read on for a brief interview with Pam!

How/when did you begin practicing yoga?

I began practicing yoga in 2002. My very first yoga class was a pre-natal yoga class. It was very gentle and sweet and it got me curious about all that yoga had to offer.

What is your favorite part of teaching?

I love showing people that they can do things that they did not think they could do. It could be an arm balance that they thought was never achievable or it could be letting go of something in their life that does not serve them anymore.

What is your favorite pose?

I like Frog pose. It seems so challenging at first but it can be an amazing stretch when I can find a little patience and breath.

What one piece of advice would you offer to new/aspiring yogis?

Keep coming to class! It takes months to really find your groove in a Vinyasa practice and Yin becomes sweeter and sweeter over time. Practicing yoga is one of the greatest joys of my life. I promise… it is worth it!

What one piece of advice would you offer to yogis considering Teacher Training?

I can’t lie… teacher training can be tough, but be open to this journey that is before you. One day you’ll miss teacher training and all of the people in it. Life always seems to take us down the right road.

                         Seated Twist          Triangle Pose

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