Douglas' love of human movement at an early age inspired him to pursue education and work in human evolutionary biology. After working in the field of anatomy research, Douglas felt compelled to explore alternative anatomy-centered philosophies in a systematic way, leading him to study under Dr. Lisa Mitchell at Dana Hot Yoga. Through his 200 Hour yoga teacher training at Dana Hot Yoga and with the support of the tAra Yoga community, Douglas has been awakened to the intricate and powerful connections between the body, breath, and mind that yoga creates. His understanding of human variation drives his belief that yoga practice should be highly personal with no concept of the "perfect pose". Driven by this belief, he works to create dynamic yet accessible classes for all those seeking strength and peace within their bodies.
Growing up an athlete, Patty was initially drawn to the physical aspect of yoga. As she continued to explore her practice, she began to realize how physical challenges can also lead to quieting the mind, slowing the breath and releasing tension. With a B.S. in Kinesiology and Certification in Holistic Health Counseling, becoming a yoga teacher was the perfect next step, complimenting her commitment to health and nutrition. In addition to RYT-250 certification, Patty completed a 50-hour Advanced Teacher Training with Alex Auder. Patty works for Big Brothers Big Sisters and blended her two passions, yoga and empowering youth, when she became certified to teach children’s yoga through Child Light in 2013.
Patty loves sharing her practice with students. She offers gentle assists while exploring the many benefits yoga has to offer. Her classes also include challenging asanas that are sure to encourage you to find your edge!