Patty Townsend is the director of Yoga Center Amherst in Massachusetts, and the developer of the embodyoga® in-depth yoga study and teacher training programs — a modality that serves as the basis for Give Back Yoga’s Mindful Yoga Therapy program.
Patty is an expressive and joyful teacher who has practiced yoga for more than 30 years. She was among the first wave of teacher-trainers in the US, beginning her work of training yoga teachers in Los Angeles in 1985. Her classes reflect her many years of study in the classical Hatha Yoga tradition, including Iyengar, Vinyasa and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. She is also a teacher of Tantric Mantra Meditation.
Patty’s profound knowledge of alignment and anatomy, gained through her study of Embodied Anatomy and Embodied Developmental Movement with Bonnie Bainbridge and the School for Body-Mind Centering, make her a wonderful addition to the Give Back Yoga Advisory Board.