Patti has a masters degree in speech pathology and a certificate of clinical competency in speech. With 30 years in the field she has worked with children from birth into young adulthood with mild to severe challenges in communication. Understanding child development is an important part of making yoga available at the right level whether working with typically developing children or children with special needs.
She began practicing in 1990 and completed 200 level RYT in 2014. She specializes in yin yoga which helps to stretch the body while allowing the mind to find peace. She completed the Yoga To Grow training in June 2016.
Patti believes that children of all ages and intellectual as well as physical ability can realize the benefits of yoga in balancing movement and mindfulness. Balancing mind and body can help us strengthen our ability to handle daily challenges and to realize the beauty of our bodies just as we are. She teaches yin yoga locally and child yoga at her therapy practice in Edwardsville, IL.