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Meet the Instructors


Welcome to Acu Meridi-Yin Yoga, a journey into understanding and utilizing the Chinese meridian system for the purpose of enhancing the practice of Yin Yoga. My name is Pamela Grosam and I have been practicing acupressure for over 28 years. I began teaching Yin Yoga 5 years ago and started exploring the addition of acupressure and specific bodywork techniques along the meridians while practicing. I discovered that by incorporating acupressure into my practice I was able to relax into the yin pose at an increased rate and that my body began to relax and respond with greater ease. I realized this information needed to be shared with the Yin Yoga community and decided to write a book. My journey into writing a book turned into a collaboration with my partner Dr. Brian Grosam who is an acupuncturist and Chinese medicine educator and author.

We soon realized the information we were putting together would be better served as a training program. We are thrilled to begin offering it to you. Our training offers a comprehensive study of the meridian pathways, a deep dive into the theories of Chinese medicine, acupressure techniques, and most importantly the application of acupressure within each yin pose for both students and teacher offerings. After completing our training you will be able to offer a meridian based class with confidence and ease. 


Dr. Brian Grosam began his journey into Chinese medicine following the lead of Pamela. During the early years, Pamela transformed their family’s lifestyle and health by implementing concepts and modifications based on wellness. Brian was intrigued and began to research Chinese medicine. Interest rapidly became enthusiasm and he enrolled in the local acupuncture university.


Dr. Grosam found he has a natural affinity for acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Upon completion of his Master’s degree in Chinese medicine in 2005, he realized that the more he learned, the more he wanted to know. It became clear that if he was committed to his studies, he needed to pursue his PhD in China. Pamela, being an adventurist soul, agreed, so they packed up their belongings, sold their house and cars, and moved with their two young sons to China.

They lived and worked in Jinan, China, for nearly three years. As a family, these were some of the most difficult and most rewarding experiences of their lives. Dr. Grosam worked in the Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SDUTCM) teaching hospital during the daytime and attended Chinese language classes at night. The hospital was like a busy beehive in which he studied and practiced acupuncture, gynecology, and neurology. China was magical and the family bonded through the experience. They studied and worked hard, but also made time to travel and visited many historical sites in China. 


Dr. Grosam earned his PhD in Acupuncture in 2009. His dissertation was on the effects of acupuncture treatment of menopausal symptoms. Returning to Minnesota, he became a professor at AAAOM where he taught acupuncture for five years. Along with his teaching, Pamela and Brian opened the Sun Acupuncture - acupuncture and Chinese medicine clinic in 2010. In the intervening years he has honed his skills, including treating many women experiencing difficult menopausal transition symptoms, especially hot flashes.


Dr. Brian Grosam is the author of “Understanding and Treating Hot Flashes in Menopause with Chinese Medicine” the first book in history to be written on the subject. His book combines Chinese medicine concepts with current Western medicine frameworks of science for a contemporary treatment approach to hot flashes. Dr. Brian Grosam has written several articles, lectured at medical symposiums, and has taught online continuing education courses on a range of subjects including hot flashes and menopausal transition.

Dr. Brian Grosam is a member of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine, a Diplomate of Chinese Medicine from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and a member of the North American Menopause Society.​

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