Asana is a wonderful starting point for a complete yoga practice. To foster true growth we must include inspiration and education.
Patty Ivey will share her experience of bringing yoga's philosophy to the mat in a real and accessible way. We'll learn how to teach beyond the physical and into the spiritual.
This workshop is relevant to teachers of any style or school of yoga. Both new and experienced teachers will leave with refreshed confidence and renewed inspiration.
Patty is a teacher of teachers. She has supported hundreds of teachers in their growth from class leaders to community pillars. Her own studios are staffed with passionate and committed teachers, making Down Dog one of the most successful yoga schools in the world.
Patty has always considered herself a true visionary and spirited entrepreneur. In April 2003 Patty opened the doors of Down Dog Yoga, just six months after taking her very first yoga with none other than Baron Baptiste himself. She was so inspired by his teachings and powerful practice, she knew she had found her life purpose.
Few yoga studios existed in the city at the time, and there was no telling how things would go. Soon, students from all over the Washington area began to join the Down Dog community, becoming friends and fellow yogis. Gradually, what was once a simple, nondescript red brick building off the C&O Canal transformed into the heart of a vibrant yoga community and a revered landmark in our Nations Capital.
Today, Down Dog Yoga has grown to include four locations throughout the DC region, and is one of the best-known and most well-respected studios in the country.
Locals and visitors from every walk of life flock to our studios to experience our popular classes, and become a part of our warm and welcoming community.
More than a decade later, thousands of yogis have flowed through Patty’s flagship studio in Georgetown, experiencing the teachings of Baron Baptiste that first inspired her. It is not unusual to see her students lined up to secure a spot in her packed classes.
Patty and her Down Dog studios have been featured in numerous publications, including Yoga Journal, James Patterson novels and has been voted Best Yoga Studio numerous times in DC, MD and VA. Down Dog was recently named DC’s National Treasure by Women’s Health and Fitness Magazine.