Tra Kirkpatrick, E-RYT 500 is a certified Pranakriya Yoga Therapist, Thai Bodyworker and teacher who has a private practice and teaches in Atlanta, GA. Led to the yoga mat nearly two decades ago after a spontaneous visit to a studio’s open house, she has spent the past 8 years sharing the practices of Kripalu and Pranakriya Yoga. Tra’s 200-hour training is through Kripalu under the teachings of Yoganand Michael Carroll and 500-hour through Pranakriya with a focus on the therapeutic aspects of the practice. As a therapist, body/energy worker, and teacher, Tra’s approach to healing combines the love and compassions inherent within Thai philosophy with the tools and techniques of Pranakriya yoga to restore balance, increase vitality, and improve mental and emotional well-being. Tra has also studied the healing modality of Thai Yoga with Saul David Raye and William Hufschmidt. Tra is the Yoga Therapy Internship Director and Co-Director of the 500-hour Holding Space module. She has also been assisting the 200-hour yoga teacher training for the past several years.