Patricia Gradler, RYT
200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (through Yoga Alliance)
Yoga is more to me than a physical activity. it's wisdom has become ingrained in me, so that almost everything I do and see, I experience through the ancient teachings of yoga. The simple acts of breathing, standing, and speaking were the first things I noticed to change in myself and continue to evolve daily. When I teach, I work to share the knowledge of yogic teachings with my students. I feel this gives an individual an opportunity to learn from this wisdom and discover more about themselves, utilizing their inner strength through a greater discovery of mind, body, and spirit, if they choose to do so.
In 1999, I took my first yoga class. In 2005, I took a yoga teacher training course through YogaFit. In 2009, I became certified through Yoga Alliance as a 200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher and Instructor, taking my training at Three Rivers Yoga in Pittsburgh, PA. Since that time I've taken workshops with Donna Farhi, Nicolai Bachman, Paulie Zink, Puskpak Mehta, and instructors from The Himalayan Institute and the Pittsburgh and Erie areas.
I've implemented a chair yoga program through the Multiple Sclerosis Society and conduct spring and fall classes for them each year. I've taught for Plasha yoga, Art of Yoga, Hamot Women's Hospital, and after school programs at the Booker T. Washington Center and the C.H.A.M.P.S. program for the School District of Erie. I currently teach at the Y at UPMC Hamot, the Downtown Y, and Joe's Gym. I look forward to teaching at Yoga, Pilates, and more.