patPatricia Jimenez, Experienced Registered Yoga teacher (E-RYT) has been teaching yoga part-time since 1980. She brings a unique, creative flow to her teaching, informed by her lifelong experience in dance, sports and athletics. Her classes combine wisdom from several yoga styles with an emphasis on finding embodied stillness through rhythmic breath, creative and smooth transitions between Asana’s and fluid pulse within each Asana and movement pattern.

Pat’s yoga studies include study with Lilias Falan in the late 70’s and 80’s, 225 hours in RYT certification from Balance Point Yoga in 2006, E-RYT in 2009, over 80 hours of Iyengar teacher training with Karin Stephan, numerous teacher training workshops in Praja, Ashtanga, and Restorative yoga and 225 hours of Shiva Ray’s and Mitceline Berry’s Vinyasa Flow teacher training held at Yogani in 2011 and finally, 500 hour teacher training workshops at the Lotus Pond in 2012.

Pat’s work integrates her deep understanding of the body including extensive experience from variety of dance styles, college sports, Alexander technique, Pilates, National fitness certifications (ACE, ACSM and AFAA), Personal trainer certification, and consistent well rounded athletic experience. Patricia lives and  teaches on the beach of Indian Shores and at  Yoga Ect studio in St. Pete. 50% of donations from beach yoga go to United Way. Her full website can be found at www.yoga-dance.com

Full Time, Pat is a founder and CEO for Integrative Consulting Group, LLC.  Pat has over 20 years of corporate strategic solution sales to C-level executives of fortune 100 and global government entities and owned a corporate wellness business for 10 years. Pat is founder and director of Florida ProConnect, Co-founder of the Florida Yoga and Pilates source directory and very involved in the community with non-profits. https://www.linkedin.com/in/pjimenez

Testimonials

Pat is an awesome expert in teaching yoga (from beginners to very advanced students) and making it interesting every time. Her classes are very well planned, executed and I always felt very relaxed and rejuvenated at the end of each class. She has knack of challenging each student (of varied skill level) without compromising the core principles of asanas (postures) and flow. Her teachings focus on alignment (of internal energy and asana anatomy) and overall development and strengthening of body, mind and vision. She is able to pack all this and more in each class due to her vast theoretical knowledge and decades of distilled experience. She provides immense inspiration and makes every class a joyful and memorable experience. I highly recommend her class to anyone.
Durga Srigiriraju,
I studied with Pat in the late 80’s and 90’s along with taking her cardio classes. Pat is a legend in her field and is an amazing educator, speaker and inspirational instructor. She has tremendous energy, humor and playfulness in her teaching and makes the classes fun yet result oriented. My strength and flexibility both improved tremendously as a result of studying Yoga with Pat. As a tri-athlete, I realized I also needed improvement core strength and flexibility.
Dr. Daniel Snyder
I have been practicing Yoga for the past eight years. I’ve had the opportunity to learn from a multitude of instructors who exposed me to various Yoga practices and styles of teaching. Pat Jimenez teaches by far and away the most fulfilling Yoga class I have ever encountered. Her class presents a challenging workout for advance Yoga practitioners and athletes. However, by providing a flexible class with plenty of position options, individuals at the intermediate and newbie level can also take joy in Pat’s instruction. Pat places an emphasis on injury prevention, breath control, postural alignment, and proper technique to obtain the best results for everyone. Every week I look forward to my Yoga class with Pat. As an attorney in the Securities litigation arena, Yoga is an excellent source of stress relief for me and I leave Pat’s class feeling physically strong and mentally calm. Thank you Pat for making my life all the more enjoyable!
Dominique Heller, Attorney at Fowler White Boggs Banker P.A.
I took workshops and seminars from Pat in the 90’s that were designed for instructors to provide continuing educational credits for IDEA and ACE certifications. These included choreography workshops such as: Creating smooth transitions and movement flow, to, cardio-sculpting programs to, applying Yoga techniques to end all classes. Pat was a legend in her field where she was using core stability movement patterns combined with weights back in the 90’s. She would combine standing leg workouts with a simultaneous upper body workout utilizing bands and weights to combine muscular and cardiovascular conditioning way before this concept hit the fitness market.
Jeremy Langston
Pat has been one of my yoga teaches for almost five years. She is a truly talented teacher who is capable of bringing out the best in her students. Her own ability as a dancer, yoga practitioner and all round fitness expert Pat has been my Cardio Dance instructor at the Carillon Wellness Center for the past year. Her energy and passion for dance comes through in her instruction and it’s always a great time and great workout! She is very experienced and molds the instruction to the desires of the class, which makes the session a group effort!? Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative Melissa Wainright, Corporate Training Manager at Raymond James Pat provided her originally designed fitness programs for GTE data services in the early 90’s. As the Director of Wellness for GTE data services, Pat was a wonderful asset to our program. Pat is very personable and a phenomenal instructor and educator.
Eva Nelson

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