Pamela Esty

Hometown: Southborough, Ma

Favorite inspirational quote: No Mud, No Lotus. - Thich Nhat Hanh

When/where/with who was your first yoga class? My daughter recommended that I get my(very stressed out)self to yoga. Thankfully, I listened to her and began my yoga journey with Gail Cannon at Earthsong Yoga. Gail's teachings in Kripalu and Ashtanga yoga changed the direction of my life.

What / who inspires you? My husband, my children, grandchildren, my teachers, fellow students and so many people who face their fears, embrace compassion and serve their community.

What I love most about yoga is:
Attention to breath and all the wonder and simplicity that comes with that focus on and off the mat.

What you can’t live without? Breath and Nature

What you might not know about me:
I spent 15 years living in Europe (Germany and Belgium) and never expected that I would come back to the US.

Best advice you’ve ever received (from who?): "Practice, practice, all is coming" - Guruji via Gail Cannon

My favorite book: For inspiration, The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. For a great adventure, Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts. For daily reading, No Mud, No Lotus, by Tich Nhat Hanh

Favorite Word: Compassion

Local escape: You can find my almost every day at one of these locations; The Beals Preserve, Breakneck Hill Farm, Chestnut Hill Farm, Hopkinton State Park, and The Memorial Forest in Sudbury. I love to walk!

My favorite thing to do (other than yoga): Paint, Walk and Hike, Garden, and Cross Country Ski

Pamela Esty instructs the following:
  • MYoga Hot Hatha (Hot Heat)
  • This invigorating and mindful series that Shawn developed incorporates strengthening postures as well as emphasizing stillness and focus. Postures are held longer than our flow classes. The practice allows for students to work with their breath while developing strength and flexibility. Be prepared to transform your practice. Open to all levels. It will challenge the experienced student, but moves slow enough for a newer student.  (Hot Heat)

  • Slow Flow (Mild Heat)
  • MYoga Slow Flow incorporates the same principles as MYoga Flow, with less postures than a regular Flow Yoga class — more emphasis on alignment, breath and the foundational tools of a yoga practice. We recommend 3 -6 classes before attending a regular Flow Yoga class. (Mild Heat)

  • Shakti Flow - Slow (Mild Heat)
  • Shakti is described as the “divine force, manifesting to destroy demonic forces and restore balance. This Vinyasa class is taught by senior teachers and will step outside our standard Vinyasa format. Each class has a different theme or focus and no two classes are exactly identical requiring students to cultivate an even greater sense of “present moment” attention and focus. There is an assumption you have practiced before and class will move at a quicker pace than slow flow. Be prepared to sweat and feel empowered.  (Mild Heat)