Patty Townsend is the Senior Teacher and founder of
YOGA CENTER AMHERST, MA. She is the developer of our distinguished EMBODYOGA™ In-Depth Yoga Study & Teacher Training Programs.
Patty was among the first wave of teacher-trainers in the US, training teachers as early as 1985 in Los Angeles. Her classes reflect her many years of study in classical Hatha Yoga including Iyengar, Vinyasa and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Her breath and awareness centered approach, incorporates a deep knowledge of alignment that is profoundly influenced by the innovative approach to consciousness and full embodiment that is presented by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen of the School for Body-Mind Centering® where Patty has completed certificate programs in Embodied Anatomy and Embodied Developmental Movement.
Patty is a teacher of Tantric Mantra Meditation. An expressive and joyful teacher with a daily practice of postures, pranayama and meditation for 40 years, Patty brings a strong understanding of all aspects of Yoga practice and philosophy to her classes with clarity, wisdom and humor.