Pam's Lineage of Teachers

Srivatsa Ramaswami

Srivatsa Ramaswami studied yoga, Vedic chanting and yogic philosophies with the legendary Sri T. Krishnamacharya for more than 30 years.  He has been teaching all over the world for the past 35 years and is recognized as an Institution of National Importance by the Government of India, Ramachandra Medical University and Yoga Brotherhood.

Pam has studied with Srivatsa Ramaswami for over 25 years.

Krishnamacharya

Regarded as one of the most significant Yoga master of the modern era Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya is considered the architect of Vinyasakrama a Philosophically based practice which combines syncronized energetic movement with the ujjai breath, pranayama, chanting and meditation. Underlying all of Krishnamacharya’s teachings was the principle of, “Teach what is within you, not as it applies to you, but as it applies to the one in front of you" 

Swami Vidyadhishananda

Swami Vidyadhishananda Giri is President Monk of the nonprofit: Self Enquiry Life Fellowship. He is also the Head Pontiff of Swamahiman Mission for Vedic & Sanskrit Heritage. 

Pam teaches Vinyasakrama yoga asana for all workshops and retreats and has been studying advanced Himalayan Nath traditional practices with Swami Vidyadhishananda for 10 years.

 


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VEDIC PRAYER OF A TEACHER

May earnest students from all directions come to me!
May earnest students with varied capabilities come to me!
May earnest students with exceptional capabilities come to me!
May earnest students with self-restraint come to me!
May earnest students with peace in heart come to me!

A Teacher’s prayer from Taittiriya Upanishad, Yajur Veda

"I have known Pam Johnson for more than 25 years now. She is one of my earliest yoga students in USA. As a senior student and originally as part time teaching help at John Coon's Yoga Center in Houston she studied with me during several visits- running for several weeks- to the Yoga Center, Pam Johnson studied with me, in considerable depth, the vinysaskrama method of yoga practice, which I had learnt from my Guru Sri T Krishnamacharya. She has been very diligent and an exceptional student studying the Sutras and other ancient texts with me as well.  Some of her exquisite pictures doing very important asana vinyasa sequences appear in my book, "Yoga for the Three Stages of Life". She has also helped me with skillful demonstration of many asana sequences in conferences and workshops and hosted me in her studio for several years. She has for a number of years now been teaching Vinyasakrama in her studio and also nationally. 
 
Pam is also a museum level fine artist, specializing in large-scale black and white drawings and biomorphic sculptures. For Pam these disciplines nurtured the creation of Breath the Pulse of the Universe. As an artist she has been able to combine yoga asana sequencing, breath and artistic movements into a unique and spectacular presentation Breath the Pulse of the Universe. "

I wish her well.

 Srivatsa Ramaswami