Patricia first discovered yoga in 2002, while living in Chicago. After neck surgery from a cliff jumping accident, she was left looking for a gentler, low impact way to exercise. With constant traveling for work, she was lacking time for much needed meditation.
She loves how yoga and tai chi have allowed her to share a moving meditation that energize the body and calm the mind. Her practice combines soulful music and meditation with Baptiste-influenced Power Vinyasa sequences that are fun, challenging, and can accommodate all levels. She enjoys assisting with poses, incorporating qigong breath exercises, and sometimes includes mini-massage, and aromatherapy in her classes.
Patricia received her 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certification at Solfire Yoga Studio in Sacramento from Diana Vitantonio in 2014. Patricia has also studied Medical Qigong with Dr. Roger Jahnke at Esalen and received her Healer Within Practice Leader Certificate through The Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi in 2015. She was so enamored by the healing effects of this ancient practice that she went back to receive her Tai Chi Easy Practice Leader Certificate from the IIQTC in 2016 with Jessica Kolbe and acupuncturist Dr. Gayl Hubatch. She is also currently studying with Dr. Jahnke for another 200 hour Medical QiGong Certification to unlock more ways to help the body heal itself.
Patricia is passionate about holistic healing and exploring alternative modalities to improve overall health naturally. She works in tech sales and lives in San Francisco with her sweet tuxedo kitty Oscar. She enjoys paddleboarding, international volunteer work, collaborating with her Musical Playground jam group, and inspiring others to explore their full potential.