Join Pamela Chang & Dr. Debbie Yu
Saturday, May 12 from 1 - 3:30 PM
In Chinese Medicine, Fire is the element associated with early summer. It is the peak time of year, the time of abundance, flourishing, bright colors, and long days. It is also the best time to harness the abundant Yang energy to prevent winter illnesses (flu, asthma, etc). Through this acu-yoga practice, we will open the Meridians associated with the Fire element, as well as root and nourish the Yang energies.
This unique 2.5-hour workshop includes Yin Yoga, Qi Gong, Acupuncture and Thai Massage. Debbie will give a short talk on Chinese Medicine and the Fire element, and how to prepare for summer so that we can prevent winter illnesses. We will then begin with a short Qi Gong and meditation practice, and continue with Yin Yoga postures lead by Pam, while Debbie offers Acupuncture. Students will enjoy long-held Yin Yoga poses practiced on the floor. Debbie and Pam will offer gentle Thai massage to increase relaxation.
Please arrive at least 15-20 minutes early to set up and prepare for practice. Wear comfortable loose clothing (and dress in layers).
*Pre-registeration is required. Max 18 participants.
Debbie Yu, DAOM, RYT-200
Woodinville native, Debbie Yu, is a Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (DAOM), and yoga teacher. Debbie’s awareness of the subtle energetic body began soon after she took her first yoga class in 2006. “Yoga plays a huge role in both my physical and spiritual health, and I feel it expresses the best parts of me. It also encouraged me to pursue this path of medicine, healing, and spiritual well-being.”
In 2010, she completed her 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified training at Yandara Yoga in Baja with Allison Eaton and Craig Perkins. There, she was first introduced to Yin Yoga and Bhakti Yoga, both of which she fell deeply in love with. In 2013, she graduated from Bastyr University with a Master’s of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; and in 2018, she received her Doctorate from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, OR.
She currently has a private practice in North Bend, WA. Through well-designed research, education and clinical expertise, her aspiration is to integrate more Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine into conventional primary and specialty care facilities and reduce our world’s dependency on pharmaceuticals.
Pamela Chang, ERYT-200
Pamela Chang has been teaching yoga since 2009. She received her yoga teacher training from The Samarya Center in Seattle. Pam is inspired by her teachers Molly Lannon Kenny and Stephanie Sission. Since then, she has trained with Bernie Clark and Sarah Powers and you will often find her focused on teaching what she loves the most, Yin Yoga. Pam’s Yin Yoga classes offer quiet, long-held poses focusing on love, compassion, and acceptance. In addition to Yin Yoga, Pam also teaches Slow Flow, Vinyasa and Yoga Nidra.
As a teacher, Pam encourages students to follow their own path, finding a balance between accepting themselves as they are and pushing their limits. She is committed to bringing joy, understanding, and kindness to every class. Her goal is to guide others to finding happiness from within and to show everyone that they are already perfect and whole. Pam is grateful for the opportunity to share yoga with others.