Meet the teachers, their background stories, motivation and experience
Yoga has been in Patricia’s life for a long time. She was 9 years old when for the first time she saw someone practicing yoga. That person was her grandmother who, after living 6 months in an Ashram in India, came back and started practicing yoga every morning. From her, Patricia learned how to do the Lion’s breath and her first asanas.
Patricia is from Sao Paulo, Brazil and while living there yoga was one of the things she did to balance her busy life as a journalist. At that time she could never imagine that one day she would become a yoga teacher. It was when she came to Holland and saw her life in a totally different perspective that she felt the need to dive deeper into this path.
After becoming a dedicated practitioner of Iyengar with Charles Hond in Rotterdam, Patricia decided to learn more about yoga and in 2008 she did a Teacher Training in Ashtanga Power Yoga with Tonnie Goes in Montfoort. That’s when she started transitioning from being a practitioner to becoming a yoga teacher. In 2009, already with her diploma in hands, she started to give classes.
Even after finishing her first Teacher Training she could never stop studying and updating herself. Next to her other certificates she did workshops with international well-known teachers like David Williams, Kino Macgregor, Max Strom, Clayton Horton, David Lurey, Govinda Kai, Simon Park, Shiva Rea, and also with great Dutch teachers: José de Groot, Marlene Henny, Anoshe Overington and Nanda Peek. At the end of 2015, she will be finishing her Advanced Teacher Training 350 hrs with Katiza and Sahaj at Delight.
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