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Patty Townsend is the founder of Yoga Center Amherst and the developer of Embodyoga®. The Embodyoga® In-Depth Study, Training Programs and Therapeutic Program are the culmination of a lifetime of serious practice and inquiry into the depth of yoga.

Patty was among the first wave of teacher-trainers in the US, training teachers as early as 1985 in Los Angeles. Her breath and awareness centered approach, incorporates a deep knowledge of alignment and the way aware-intelligence expresses through the body-mind shaping our perceptions and experiences in life.

Patty is deeply grateful to her teacher of more than fifteen years, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen whose brilliance and powerful dedication to inquiry have blazed a path of investigation into the field of body-mind awareness. Patty is honored to have had the opportunity to synthesize the discoveries of Bonnie and others with the vast and ancient teachings of yoga. Embodyoga® is a highly innovative approach to consciousness and full embodiment that is accessible to beginners and advanced students alike.

Also a teacher of Tantric Mantra Meditation, Patty is an expressive and joyful teacher who has devoted herself to a daily practice of postures, pranayama and meditation for over 40 years. Patty brings to her students a strong understanding of all aspects of yoga practice and philosophy.

She teaches with clarity, wisdom, and humor; while incorporating a journey into Self in movement, her teaching opens an exceptional and exciting new frontier in yoga.
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