Why Sakhi Yoga School?

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Pamela Cauthen Meriwether,
E-RYT 500, RYS, Y4C,
Parayoga Certified,
Four Desires Trainer

Having begun her yoga practice in 1999 and started teaching a couple of years later, Pamela has been practicing and teaching yoga and meditation for over 2 decades.  She co-founded the Sakhi Yoga School in 2011, offering 200-hour certifications and added advanced studies and 300 hour certification programs in 2020. Additional Sakhi faculty members contribute to over 70+ years of teaching expertise in our school.


Sakhi शाखी (suh-khee) - is a Sanskrit word that means friend, assistant, companion.

 This name for our school was chosen as a reminder of the ancient teachings that emphasize the importance of walking our paths together, in friendship and support of one another.  One of the unique benefits of enrolling in the Sakhi Yoga School is becoming part of a living tradition, and a supportive community that welcomes teachers and practitioners of all backgrounds.  Sakhi offers a depth and breadth of study that is unparalleled.


A 5,000-year-old lineage
of the Himalayan Masters. 

 The Sakhi Yoga School’s primary teacher, Pamela Meriwether, has been a devoted student of Yogarupa Rod Stryker since 2006 and Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, a living master, since 2012. Pamela continues to study and receive guidance from them, on her spiritual journey.  Her commitment to her practice and to her students is to never stop learning and sharing the wisdom her teachers have imparted to her.


More than meets the mat. 

Our focus is on both depth and breadth of authentic yoga education.  Rather than solely focusing on the physical aspects of yoga, we cover that and so much more.  At the completion of our program, you will have a deep understanding of yoga and the ability to effectively lead others in a meaningful yoga practice.

White Sand and Stone

Fulfillment and

At the heart of our curriculum is the intention of guiding each unique individual toward their own inner wisdom and a life of fulfillment.  “The ultimate aim of Yoga is to live joyfully and fearlessly.  A master teacher embodies this promise and is an inspirational and knowledgeable force, capable of empowering others to fully celebrate all that life has to offer.”~ YogarupaRod Stryker


Receive a Registered
Yoga Teacher (RYT) certification.

Receive a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) certification.  As a Yoga Alliance Registered School, the hours from both of our courses (200 and 300) will be recognized by the Yoga Alliance, which is a non-profit organization. They maintain education standards and a national registry of Registered Yoga Teachers. For more information on Yoga Alliance, visit www.yogalliance.org.