Pati Richards was initiated into the Sri Vidya Lineage in India during the Largest Spiritual Gathering on Earth (Kumbha Mela) from the Spiritual Director of the Himalayan Institute. She is a 230-ERYT, 500-RYT, Certified Yoga Calm Instructor, Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist, Master Reiki Practitioner, and owns a studio in Jordan MN called Sacred Waters. She began seriously studying yoga in 2009 and her passion for learning took her to continue her study in Thailand, India, Bahamas and the US. The study and practice of spirituality has been a long time theme in her life.
Pati graduated from Bible College, and has taught and served on Church staffs for over 20 years. After moving to MN she decided to return to college to acquire her Parent Education License which she used to create, coordinate, and teach in a Family Literacy Program for 10 years in a Minnesota school district. Using her background in teaching and her training from various ancient spiritual traditions she weaves traditional and modern philosophies into her yoga classes. She acknowledges and thanks the wise teachers both from the ancient past and present day. She feels honored to work with students and clients acknowledging the light that is within each of us. Namaste.