Patrice first attended a yoga class in 2008, but dismissed yoga as “just stretching.” Thankfully, she began practicing yoga regularly in 2012 after a friend persuaded her to try a hot yoga class. Hot yoga felt more like a “workout” than “just stretching” and with the repetition of the same sequence in her favorite class (“Hot 26”) came the ability to see progress from doing the same poses. Patrice fell in love with the benefits of inner peace that the yoga practice provides. For at least one hour during class emails, calls, to-do lists and even anxiety were far away. Consistently attending yoga classes several times a week after leaving her high stress job also helped create healthy boundaries to ensure appropriate work/life balance.
Inspired by the life-changing effects of Yoga in her own life, Patrice completed Yoga Teacher Training at Carrboro Yoga Company to help impart the benefits of yoga to others. She enjoys teaching gentle, mindful classes with a focus on mind, body and spirit connection. Patrice’s contagious, bubbly personality help to drive thoughtful, playful non-judgmental classes that leave participants feeling refreshed. Outside of yoga Patrice enjoys traveling, tennis, hiking and reading.