Hatha Yoga for vitality and inner peace

What my students say:


 I found it enormously helpful.  I have, my doctor thinks, a pinched nerve which causes pain in the groin and down  my right leg.  It is more than annoying – it is painful and makes me feel my body is falling apart.  But the floor sequence of gentle

movements today were really fantastic.  They got that leg moving and lessened the pain.       Liz M  June 2022


“Attending one of Pam’s Summer Renewal Programs is one of the best gifts you can offer yourself to celebrate the beginning of a new year!  Expect to be gently guided through specific Asana practices, Pranayama,  Meditation, Chanting and other nourishing rituals to help you to find freshness, vitality and a renewed sense of purpose to start the year.  Pam’s detailed notes, insights and story telling always provide you with new Yoga concepts and practical approaches to incorporate into your daily life.  This is a wholly enjoyable experience and a wonderful way to begin anew!”   Trish O'N 2023

The Summer Renewal Program with Pam is a pleasurable, effective and nurturing way to “re set” and centre ourselves for the year ahead.  The three morning sessions offer an opportunity to  focus the mind, stretch and strengthen the body and replenish the soul through a deeper understanding of yoga practices. Pam is a  skilled  teacher who prioritises safety for our individual needs. Being with a small group creates additional energy as well as a sense of shared experience and fun!  Lyn M. Jan 2022


Yoga with Pam has improved my gait which was hampered by lymphedema and lipedema. Yoga movement and breathing helps my lymph to flow freely. It helps relieve my tight calf and hamstring muscles and has improved my leg strength. It has improved my cardio fitness and helped relieve chronic pain in my knees. Yoga has reduced my lower back pain and helped with the stress which accompanies chronic pain. Yoga is beneficial for my mental health and calms my nervous system. The strategies learnt can be used at any high stress time. Yoga has improved my life in many ways and is a key element of my wellness routine.  Sheryl 2021


I was super happy last night at Yoga. I feel like my body is remembering that I can do some of the Asanas without pain or discomfort.  As my physio has told me my whole nervous system needs to be gently coaxed out of hyper protective mode and reacting by switching muscles into extreme tension.  With your help I am slowly, slowly retraining my nervous system and mind.  Thank you!

Trish O'Neil Aug 2019


i have been lucky enough to attend yoga classes with Pam for the last 8 years, firstly in the recovery class, then in a general class.  Pam has a deep knowledge of yog as a philosophy and teaches us so mych along with our yoga poses.  After each class I feel restored and refreshed in body,  mind and spirit.  A highlight of my week!

Elizabeth Hall July 2019


'Pam is both a pragmatic and an inspirational teacher, with a deep understanding of physiology. After doing her classes, I am far more flexible, strong and balanced, both physically and mentally. She has taught me valuable meditation skills, and after practicing meditation I am better able to stay calm in difficult situations, as well as being more aware of my life’s purpose.'

Katie Mills Aug 2018


I was so thankful recently for my yoga practice when I was in hospital in Cambodia with a broken elbow. The medical care I received was excellent, but it was my breathing practice that kept me calm, and my core strength developed over many years with our wonderful teacher Pam that enabled me to successfully come through a challenging situation.

Lyn Eiszele Feb 2019






RR: I realize now I have way more control over my pain than I thought I had!

From Pam: Such a breakthrough!


Like a copy of my eBook 'Gentle Seated Yoga - recovery practices after illness or injury' ?

Click here to order for $15  OR IT IS FREE WHEN YOU BOOK FOR YOUR FIRST CLASS!

Gentle movement and breathwork - 15 pages with photographs to illustrate.  When combined with

breath awareness and focus, these practices can help restore moblity, energy and peace of mind. 








We acknowledge the First Peoples of this land and recognize their connection to culture, community and country.

  vitalyoga with PAM BLEAKLEY



Welcome to my studio for group classes or private tuition


Do you need a fresh start for your personal peace of mind? I can help you to create a new way of being  - simplified, more focussed, more reflective.  Are you unsettled or anxious, losing strength and mobility, not sleeping well?  I'm so glad you have found vitalyoga.



Slow mindful Yoga is gentle yet powerful. 


Discover how to soothe the nervous system, rebalance emotions, release stress, revitalise and strengthen the body. Vitalyoga can awaken connection to the peace and joy of your Higher Self that is deep inside.



If like me, you're of mature age, you're especially welcome!  I specialise in helping people enjoy healthy ageing, and  recovering from health challenges and pain.


I teach studio group classes and one-on-one sessions.  



June '24 UPDATE: NEW PROGRAM – is this for you?
At vitalyoga studio I have closed my general class offering.  After 20 years of teaching the philosophy and practice of Yoga to many, many students, it was time to step back.  Our gathering for a Celebration/ Farewell was both joyous and sad.
I now focus my knowledge and energy on helping people recover after cancer therapy, serious injury or illness.  The experience of diagnosis and treatment leaves a tumult of feelings and sensations, in addition to physical weakness.  Maybe a sense of loss, of ‘Why me?’, of disrupted relationships, of anxiety about the future. So many feelings and changes.
The whole stressful process tips the nervous system towards ‘Fight, Flight or Freeze’ state.  Even after treatment is complete, patients are familiar with the grip of nervous tension prior to a checkup: the pounding heart, short shallow breathing, sweaty palms, muscles tensing.
My depth of training and experience of working with students after cancer and other conditions has equipped me with comprehensive tools of Yoga and knowledge to offer you help.
To enhance your recovery, I now teach
A pilot program
  • Yoga program specifically designed to help soothe the nervous system (as well as increasing flexibility and mobility).
  • Based on current research on the effects of different Yoga practices
  • A weekly morning class. Class limit is 8. Private 1:1 sessions are available
  • Offered on the basis of flexible term dates – ie I may need to travel away occasionally
  • Students pay in advance $90 for 4 classes
  • New students may need to undertake an initial assessment at extra cost
  1. Grounding for foundation and safety, sensing what is present
  2. Breath mindfulness and techniques including 3-part Breath, long slow exhale, nadi shodana
  3. Floor/Chair options available for asana: Slow functional movement, rhythmic and repetitive stretching to help quieten the brain's danger detection centres and reduce cortisol.  Slow spine undulation with breath coordination, joint mobilisation.  Strengthening.
  4. Self-massage to enhance lymph flow and promote energy flow.
  5. Invitation to be an observer of self to enhance interoception
  6. Cross-body & contralateral movements, with novelty, slow and mindful. Invitational language.
  7. Gradual increase in intensity to fan the inner fire and burn off stress hormones: useful before checkups.
  8. Coming to stillness, contemplation and meditation
  9. Finish with long relaxation with support and warmth for integration. Your body and mind will feel greater ease and peace.
  10. Neuroscience research basis







Tuesdays 10.30am - 11.45am

Location: vitalyoga studio: 30 Gledden St Chifley



Submit your enquiry and I will contact you about class availability and my bank details for EFT payment.  I will ask you to complete a health questionnaire so I can teach you safely. 


Please work within your own capacity, and obtain a clearance from your health care provider before you begin.


Private sessions may suit you best as they are especially helpful to focus on your individual needs. Great for mature age and beginner students, or if you're seeking recovery after major health disruption.  Many have found strength,confidence and peace after their cancer treatment. See Elizabeth's  comment below. I hear "Pam has given me my life back."



PRIVATE CLASSES: by arrangement. Assessment and program design, follow up classes as needed.  I will ask you to complete a detailed health questionnaire  (which remains totally confidential of course)




























New!!Workshop 'ENHANCE THE PATH TO RECOVERY with Yoga, Mindfulness and a  deeper understanding of Wellbeing'


If you have experienced a life threatening or life altering cancer diagnosis, Cancer Council ACT offers support workshops to help restore your equilibrium. The program is free for attendees.Follow this link for information. Next workshops 24th and 31st May 2024







Resilience helps us to move through life and deal with whatever it dishes out - including pandemic challenges!  Vitalyoga classes boost physical and mental resilience with slow, mindful movement, breathing & chanting practices and meditation. We are multidimensional beings so I utilise practices that may release the deep knots - the landmines, and open up the treasure chests - the joy and wellbeing that is our innate true nature.



Self-care nourishes our wellbeing.  Classes are 'innercise' rather than 'exercise and we can then flow more freely to optimise  potential...



Gandhi said something like: Live everyday as though it may be your last.  Learn everyday as though you will live forever.


 I will look after your bad back, your chronic condition, so you find more ease, and functionality. Need to go gently after surgery?  I can support you towards mind-body wholeness by designing your personal home practice. You will be in safe hands.


My specialised training includes Yoga for Pain Care, Grad Dip Yoga for Back Care, Recovery after cancer treatment, iRest(R)  Yoga Nidra meditation L2 - a resource for wellbeing. Meditation facilitates neurplasticity so the brain can change its entrenched thought patterns.  My Pain Care students get positive results! i HAVE BEEN TEACHING YOGA FOR 20 YEARS.




  • Registered Yoga teacher Yoga Australia Level 2, Pain Care Australia L1 , Grad Dip Y Back care,  iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation Level 2, Yoga and Neuroscience - constantly learning more so I can help you        


   e: vitalyoga@bigpond.com          Location: 30 Gledden St Chifley, ACT        mob: 0427810335






Website Created & Hosted with Website.com Website Builder