M.P blends her abundant energy and joy for life to create classes that help open body, mind, and spirit. “It’s important to learn to let go, to breathe, to laugh, and to really honor one’s self. Yoga, for me, is really a celebration of life. I love the practice and am so grateful that I can share the practice with students and other yoga teachers. Learning to find faith, courage, joy, and celebration everyday is really the practice.”
M.P. has been a student of yoga for many years. After 25 years of corporate work as a consultant and as Director/ Vice President of Training and Development for several large organizations, she made a decision to deepen her studies and practice of yoga.
M.P. completed her first 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Cleveland, Ohio. This only opened the door for her desire to learn more. She enrolled in Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Training and graduated (650 hours) in 2002. During the first two of the three levels of her P.R.Y.T. training, Mary Pat studied with Todd Norian. His teaching inspired her and in 2003, she completed Todd Norian’s 200 - Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program. Through this training, she stepped into a deep study of Anusara Yoga, studying with many teachers. Over the next eight years she amassed nearly 700 hours of study in the Anusara method and teachings.
In 2006, Mary Pat also began her studies with Rodney Yee. She has continued to deepen her study and practice with him, attending several advanced teacher trainings yearly. He has had a deep and rich influence on her teaching and her practice. M.P. has also studied with Richard Freeman, Doug Keller, and many other yogis. She serves as a faculty member for Namaste’ Yoga Studio and as Director of Teacher Training for Namaste’ Yoga Studio’s 200 hour and 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings.
M.P. loves the outdoors. Her backyard is the Cuyahoga National Park in which she hikes daily, rain or shine. She also loves to cycle and she owns a Vespa that she loves to ride as much as possible.
“I believe that life is to be lived fully! I am so very grateful for the practice of yoga and to all my teachers for sharing their abundant gifts with me. My students, however, remain my greatest teachers. I learn with them every day and they encourage me to be my best ME."