The Yoga2Sleep Mission
Empowered with the principles of sleep, yoga, and holistic living to promote better sleep for the best life.
Pamela – published author, stress management consultant, wellness resilience expert, national speaker, end of life doula, and sleep wellness coach – founded Yoga2Sleep due to her challenges with insomnia and secondary post-traumatic stress (PTS). A certified, avant-garde yoga therapist and teacher, Pamela has practiced yoga for close to 20 years and completed specialized training to include certifications in plant-based nutrition, stress management, meditation and mindfulness, yoga therapy, and yoga for trauma and PTSD for veterans, service members, and military families.
Pamela is the Founder and Director of Yoga2Sleep, Co-Founder of Retreat to Spirit, and Yoga Therapy Clinic Faculty at the Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH). She is a certified HeartMath coach, focusing on mental, spiritual, and emotional stress through a heart-centered approach. She is also a contributing editor of Best Practices for Yoga with Veterans, researcher/author of Yoga Therapy as a Complementary Modality for Female Veteran Caregivers with Traumatic Stress: A Case Study (MUIH, March 2018), contributing editor of Yoga and Resilience: Empowering Practices for Survivors of Sexual Trauma (Handspring, 2020), and holds a Master of Science in Yoga Therapy from MUIH. She was Executive Director of the Yoga Service Collective, is an advisory board member of Yoga Unify, and an editorial board member of the Journal of Applied Yoga Studies.
Pamela is a meditation instructor: her military family-focused meditations and sleep meditations are spotlighted on the apps Insight Timer and Meditation Studio by Gaiam. She enjoys sharing her personal experience through intuitively providing integrated, person-centered therapeutic services, collaborating with wellness centers, serving as a spokesperson for holistic well-being, and partnering with socially conscious organizations.
Research supports what Yoga2Sleep knows for certain: yoga is linked to better sleep quality, reduced overwhelm, and a better quality of life. How does this work? Yoga reduces stress and calms the nervous system.
Yoga2Sleep offers distinctive heart-centered wellness sessions, sleep programs and workshops, and private yoga therapy and somatic sessions for the sleep deprived and those suffering from chronic fatigue and insomnia.
Pamela empowers groups and clients using a unique body-mind-spirit paradigm to decrease suffering, increase embodiment and emotional balance, decrease fatigue, and cultivate self-care. To discover more about Pamela and her yoga journey, read her Yoga Journal article, “How One Yoga Teacher Found Strength After Her Husband’s War Injury,” visit her YouTube channel, “Holistic Life: Sleep, Yoga and Natural Living,” explore her writing at Some Prose and a Poem, and listen to her numerous podcast interviews on Spotify and other platforms – and enjoy her most recent podcast interview, “Beyond Trauma with Lara Land,” on iTunes and Spotify right now.
“Thank you for the work you do. I often have restless nights, and your meditations have helped me fall asleep time and time again. Your work has helped me to be able to rest and then be my best for my clients the next day. So thank you, thank you, thank you!!!” ~ Leah Beekman, meditation student
“As an avid workout/weight-training enthusiast, I found the one-on-one sessions to be extremely helpful. Not only did they help with recovery but they helped with lengthening muscle groups for future workouts. Pam’s expertise is key, as she is able to individualize sessions to maximize results based on where I am in my flexibility and endurance. In addition to her warm smile and professionalism, I enjoyed her knowledge base of the culture of yoga. If you’re a beginner or have been doing yoga for years, Yoga2Sleep is a must!” ~ Jay C. Houston, Ph.D., yoga client
“Yoga2Sleep has revolutionized my mindset of traditional yoga. I am a disabled veteran and I struggle with insomnia, depression, balance, and anxiety. My pain does not have power over me. With meditation, I have learned to deal with things more mindfully without reacting with anger. It has improved my relationship with my daughter. It has helped me practice patience. I have found personal growth through yoga.” ~ Mojisola Adedayo Edu, yoga therapy client
“I enjoy the different stretches and how Pam illustrates the connections with my baby through words; she adapts the sessions to my personal needs. What I like MOST about these private sessions is how relaxed I feel afterward, and for the next few days! Pam also has an incredibly soothing and relaxing tone. I feel less anxious, I feel taller, like there is more room for my baby, and I am calmer when dealing with stressful situations. Pam is the total package!” ~ Jennifer Sims, prenatal yoga client
“Pamela has a keen, intuitive sense accompanied by a thoughtful teaching style that really assists students in progressing in their practice. This progression has translated into many other benefits for me as well including fuller, calmer breathing; greater flexibility; and an improvement in overall body strength. Lastly, as a military spouse and veteran, I am ever so grateful for the special training and care Pam provides for my fellow military family. Thank you, Pam, for all you do for us women, our military, and our veterans!” ~ Lorinda Fontaine Farris, yoga student
“I remember our first chakra class together. Pam was able to pinpoint blockage in my solar plexus chakra and told me that this is common amongst women. And again, at the chakra workshop that she held. It’s really amazing how it was both an energy and a physical health blockage. I feel much better now! I thank Pam so much for keeping me mindful of my body. It was really a wake up call for me and I am glad that I got the tumor out before it got any bigger!” ~ Moana, wellness client
“It was electrifying and scary when I realized that the nerve in my leg was alive: such a feeling – like ‘oh my God, what’s going on?’ because I didn’t expect to feel what I felt. But it was a good feeling and it made me want to cry.” ~ Geraldine Lamb, yoga therapy client