Ever since she was a little girl, Patrice bounced around from hobby to hobby, trying everything under the sun; she dusted the pottery clay off her shirt before drum and violin lessons, and danced her way to playing competitive sports. Although she loved the challenge and creativity these activities offered, nothing could keep her interest and focus for very long…except yoga.
Initially, Patrice started practicing yoga as a form of exercise and to improve her waning flexibility. She quickly realized that yoga was so much more than just a physical practice and began to hear whispers of yogic teachings in other parts of her day. After years of reaping the benefits of yoga in her own life, she wanted to share this ancient transformational fire with others. A high school teacher by trade, the decision to pursue yoga teacher training became a natural extension of her passions and she immersed herself in the sacred study of yoga. Patrice is honored and humbled to be teaching at Wake Up Yoga under the guidance of her beloved teachers Corina Benner, Felicia Graham Comisar, Julie Pogachefsky, and Tricia Bendik. She hopes to carry on their beliefs of cultivating a safe space where people from all walks of life can benefit from the practice of yoga, encouraging curiosity and awareness through balance, perspective and peace. Patrice believes that time on the mat provides the framework for self-study as well as self-care, adding clarity (and sweetness) to life and love.
Aside from teaching at Wake Up Yoga, Patrice teaches yoga and breath awareness to kids and teens. She lives in South Philly and enjoys traveling, snuggling with her dog Scout & stargazing.