Patricia Brown began teaching yoga in 1981, offering a path to what lies beneath the surface, creating a sacred environment to explore through asana, pranayama, sacred movement, meditation, and breathwork, the ease, openness, compassion and inherent wisdom of Divine Love that is our true home. Her interest and teaching offers a self-referred, intuitive sensing of our original essence and an embodied inquiry into the pulse and interplay of form and formlessness thru present moment awareness, inner listening, attuning to the felt sense, becoming aware of and releasing self limiting patterns, and learning to invite and attune to a heightened energetic vibration for health, well-being, and spiritual sustenance. Patricia creates a sacred container for a deeply self-referenced exploration and acts as a facilitator to the vast resource of the mystery beyond form, the boundless bliss and Embodied Awareness of Divine Love.
She first began studying yoga asana in the Iyengar community, and later with Angela Farmer and teachers of the Vanda Scaravelli approach and later created her own innovative form Having a desire to deepen her practice, Patricia began sitting Vipassana meditation retreats with SN Goenka and with teachers from the Insight Meditation Society and longer meditation retreats at Forest Refuge, and later integrating Vipassana with the path of non-duality. Studies in meditative movement with Jungian based Authentic Movement, a deep immersion into Continuum Movement with Emilie Conrad, as well as Five Rhythms with Gabrielle Roth, generated further inquiry into the subtlety and interface of form and formlessness, movement and stillness, and in developing ways to encourage inner listening, and resonance with the vastness that is our inherent nature
Studies in Ayurveda, Somatics, and Source Point Therapy energy work as well as work with Peruvian shamans all inform her teaching. Patricia is a student of Advaita, the non-dual tradition of Ramana Maharshi, and has sat with many teachers of this tradition, which offers self-inquiry as the path to understanding that we are Divine Love. The profound influence of Breathwork, cultivated over many years beginning 35 years ago with pranayama practices, Middendorf Breathwork, and Holotropic Breathwork, and more recently Osho Diamond Breath Training, and Quantum Light Breath, offers avenues for healing, insight, embodiment and integration of our fullest potential and the direct experience of the magnificence that we are. The inspiring work of Dr Joe Dispenza, rewiring the brain and creating new neural pathways by opening to the quantum field, is being deeply transformative to her personal understanding and teaching, furthering the direct experience and joy of opening to the the vast unknown while integrating this energy into daily life.
Patricia was one of the first yoga teachers in Maine and also in the international yoga retreat movement in the early 1990’s, developed Body Prayers, Yoga and Meditation Silent Retreats for Women in 1991, led Body Prayers Yoga Teacher Trainings, has taught self-inquiry through meditative movement and Breathwork, and co-developed Rolling Meadows Retreat Center in Maine with her husband Surya Chandra Das, and continues to offer retreats in Maine and internationally.