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Patrick Riley

Patrick's first yoga experience was over nine years ago as part of his movement training in the UC San Diego graduate acting program. Since then, Patrick began studying at the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, CA with master teachers Ganga White and Tracey Rich, and completed his 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher Certification with the Yoga Alliance in 2014. He enjoys teaching a variety of classes that are both challenging and restoring, focusing on the relationship and alignment of breath, body, and mind; using the tools of yoga to balance energy, allowing one to get in touch with their true nature. Patrick encourages all his students and peers to follow their breath and find and celebrate their own personal Yoga; to approach each pose with a beginner's mind of playfulness, curiosity, and compassion; to also use the physical asana practice as a tool to expand their consciousness of heart and spirit. In February 2016 Patrick completed a Therapeutic Yoga Training also at White Lotus to deepen and expand his offerings. A constant student, he also enjoys taking weekly classes with Gabriel Halpern, Rich Logan and many other wonderful Chicago teachers. Patrick also enjoys playing drums and percussion and can be found many days of the week jamming with his band.