Ms. Stokes Eggleston has over 20 years of experience in executive and program management, military and veterans advocacy, criminal and social justice policy, mental health, and substance abuse treatment. She possesses strong leadership skills and has 18 years of grant development experience, and 10 years' experience in yoga and wellness.
Pamela is the Founder and Director of Yoga2Sleep, Co-Founder of Retreat to Spirit, and Adjunct Faculty and Clinic Faculty in the Yoga Therapy prorgram at Maryland University of Integrative Health. She is a certified yoga therapist and meditation teacher with specialized training in plant-based nutrition, cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), and trauma-informed yoga to work with service members, veterans, their caregivers, and insomnia sufferers. Previously serving as Co-Executive Director of the Yoga Service Council, she cultivated financial resilience and strategic partnerships for the organization. An avid yogini for over 20 years, Pamela was motivated to begin her teaching journey when she realized that yoga decreased her insomnia and reduced her knee osteoarthritis pain.
Pamela serves on the board of the international nonprofit Accessible Yoga Association, the advisory board of Yoga Unify, the Grant Advisory Committee of the Yoga Alliance Foundation as a collaborative response to the impact of COVID-19 within the yoga community, and on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Yoga Studies.
An accomplished consultant, advisor, published author and national speaker, Pamela has worked for numerous agencies including the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Veterans Administration, the Department of Labor, as a yoga therapy intern for Johns Hopkins Medical Center, and as an advisor on Congress-supported publications centering on substance abuse, mental health, criminal justice and military and veteran family matters. Her work and writing have been featured with Yoga Therapy Today, Insight Timer, Meditation Studio, Gaiam, Military Family Life.Com, Military Spouse Magazine, Yoga Journal, Mantra Yoga and Health, Essence, the Huffington Post, and on Ellen and MSNBC.
Selected Publications & Presentations
Yoga andContributing Editor, Yoga and Resilience: Empowering Practices for Survivors of Sexual Trauma. Handspring. (July 2020).
Contributing Editor, Best Practices for Yoga with Veterans. YSC/Omega Books. (2016)
Researcher, Yoga Therapy as a Complementary Modality for Female Veteran Caregivers with Traumatic Stress: A Case Study. Maryland University of Integrative Health. (March 2018).
MUIH Community Award
Got Heart, Give Hope Award - Hope for the Warriors
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