Welcome to Elemental OM Studios. My yoga studios and the Elemental Cleanse have helped thousands of people over the years transform in magical ways. I’ve been blessed to watch my yogis start anew, live more fully, achieve success and make a difference in the world.
My gift is that I have been blessed with an amazing Spiritual education that resulted from a debilitating back injury. In May of 2002 I woke to the worst pain of my life. My entire back was in spasm. I could barely move. I received physical therapy for one year. My first exercise was to simply lay on my back and hold my belly in. I couldn’t even lift my legs. For that year I lived on muscle relaxers, Valium, Ambien, and loads of alcohol. I got really depressed. I’ve never experienced chronic pain or the deep dark depression that comes with it. It consumes you and it destroys everything. It hurt to put my shoes on. It hurt to unload the dishwasher. I could only drive when I wasn’t loaded on muscle relaxers. My daughter was 3 at the time and I would go to the swimming pool with her just to hold her. Needless to say, my marriage quickly started to decay as my (now-ex) husband grew impatient with my depression. I was miserable.
After a year of therapy I was still in pain, but I could function. I went to yet another doctor who simply told me that there was nothing wrong with me and I would have to learn to live with the pain. At the time, I thought he was the worst doctor ever, but as it turns out he was an Angel in disguise… and a very good doctor. You see, 90% of back pain is psychosomatic (in your head). Everyone always asks me what I did to hurt my back. I usually joke that in my sleep I rearranged all the furniture, because the truth is I didn’t do anything. I simply woke up unable to move. If you were to look at the circumstances of my life at that time, you would be shocked to think I wasn’t happy. I was a stay at home mom to two awesome kids. I lived in an 8,000 square foot home on a golf course with crystal chandeliers and all the fixins. My AmEx had no budget. I had a white mini-van, a convertible sports car and even the golden retriever. If you looked at my life, you would think I had it all. I call it buying “The Brochure”… that American Dream.
I think it was George Carlin who said they call it the American Dream because you have to be asleep to believe it.
My brochure didn’t include the fact that I love to work and needed to work to feel fulfilled. My brochure didn’t include my connection to Spirit which has been with me my whole life and was tucked away because it didn’t fit in with what I knew from society.
That final doctor freed me from my Brochure by telling me there was no hope for me. I knew at my core that was wrong. I went home, threw out all of my drugs, including the anti-depressant, and went to work healing myself. I had heard that meditation could ease back pain so I bought a Deepak Chopra book about meditation. If I’m going to do something, I like to do it right so I signed up for meditation lessons and a 7 day retreat. I met some amazing people at my meditation lessons including many spiritual healers. I had no idea that these people even existed. I was hooked.
At my retreat, we practiced very gentle yoga twice a day. We ate Ayurvedic food. We meditated. I started to feel so good. When I returned home I found a yoga studio near my home and went 5 days a week. After 5 months, I was pain free. My meditation practice was tough. The first 3 months of it I simply sat down twice a day and cried. I called it “scheduled crying”. I had a lot to process. My father was a very dark man… an alcoholic. He left when I was 13. My mom never recovered. I was alone at a very young age. I had to make some tough decisions about my marriage and my life. At the end of the 3 months I did meditate. I started to change my life and I started to heal on every level.
My life now is so different. I wake up happy pretty much every day. I still have problems come up in life, but I’ve learned to stay happy through them. I feel young, vibrant and capable of accomplishing anything. I have no fear. I’ve learned to love myself and be kind to myself. I no longer have the husband or the lifestyle, but I still have the kids and the golden retriever who I love in a much healthier way now.
This practice works. I have to share it with as many people as possible because I know that it can help and heal them. I love to see people shift and grow. There is always a moment when I am teaching this course… usually week 3… when I will see a light turn on in someone’s eyes. I will see them light up with hope. Everything about them in that moment changes. I get to see their entire life change in that moment when they realize they are going to heal. They suddenly realize that they are coming up for air. It’s magical. It’s beautiful. I want to see people shift every single day. I can’t even describe it adequately. I’m addicted to it. When I see them heal, it heals me too. That’s the real reason I do this.
This Cleanse is a full immersion into healing on every level, physical, emotional and spiritual. If you suffer from weight gain, fatigue, inflammatory conditions, irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis, stress, insomnia, depression, lack of vitality or just overall lack of joy, you will benefit from this program.”
~ Pamela Quinn
“Pamela was outstanding! We had such positive feedback. A rheumatologist stated he would have traveled to hear her speak!”
~ Amy Mechley, M.D., Former Medical Director, The Wellness Division, The Christ Hospital