Pam Burton-Macauley


Pam is thrilled to be able to share her practice with the Sellwood Yoga community, which has warmly welcomed her both as a student and as a recent graduate of the 300 Hour Advanced Teacher Training Program.

A Kripalu-trained yoga teacher and 25-year yoga practitioner, Pam recently relocated to Portland from Vermont. She has been teaching yoga for 10 years, with an emphasis on cultivating compassionate self-awareness through mindful movement, grounded breathwork, and heart-centered meditation. Her classes are warm, welcoming, and accessible, and she invites students to come home to their constantly changing bodies by compassionately adapting and modifying their practice as needed.

Pam has advanced trainings in teaching restorative yoga, yoga for seniors, chair yoga, trauma-informed yoga, and Level 1 iRest yoga nidra. She is a passionate believer that the benefits of yoga—a calmer body, clearer mind, and more open heart—should be accessible to everybody. She draws on the inspiration of nature, poetry, and other wisdom traditions such as Buddhism, Taoism, and Celtic spirituality when crafting her classes.

Off the mat, Pam lives near Lake Oswego with her physician husband Bob, four children, and two dogs. Previously, she worked as a journalist (living in Japan for 10 years as a foreign correspondent) and at-home parent. In her spare time, she loves to read, cook, travel, and advocate for immigrant and social justice.