Patricia Sunyata Brown…My journey is about creating space for the direct experience of embodied Awareness from which a self-referenced practice and orientation to one’s life emerges.
Since 1980, I have been blending asana, meditation, sacred movement, and Breathwork, encouraging inner listening as the portal to the mystery beyond form. I offer 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.
I first began studying yoga asana in the Iyengar community, and later with Angela Farmer and teachers of the Vanda Scaravelli approach. Having a desire to deepen my practice, I began sitting Vipassana meditation retreats with SN Goenka and with teachers from the Insight Meditation Society and Forest Refuge. Studies in meditative movement with Jungian based Authentic Movement, Continuum, the innovative work of Emile Conrad, as well as Five Rhythms with Gabriella 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 self-referenced practices.
Studies in Ayurveda, Somatics and Source Point Therapy as well as work with Peruvian shamans all inform my teaching. I am a student of Advaita, the non-dual tradition of Ramana Maharshi, and have 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 offers avenues to integrate and embody this knowing. 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, furthering the direct experience and joy of opening to the the vast unknown while integrating this energy into daily life.
I developed Body Prayers – Yoga and Meditation Silent Retreats for Women in 1991, led Body Prayers Yoga Teacher Trainings, have taught inquiry through meditative movement and Breathwork, co-developed Rolling Meadows Yoga and Meditation Retreat Center in Maine, and continue to offer retreats in Maine and internationally.