Patricia Jimenez, E-RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) has been practicing, studying and teaching yoga since 1985 and was first certified in 2006. She brings a unique, creative flow to her teaching, informed by her lifelong experience in modern dance, collegiate sports, yoga and as a group fitness instructor and PT for 15 years.  Her classes combine wisdom from several yoga styles with an emphasis on finding embodied stillness through rhythmic breath, creative and smooth transitions between postures and the fluid pulse and meditative stillness within each Asana (posture) itself.  Pat’s yoga studies include over 1000 hours of  teacher training seminars including Iyengar, Praja, Ashtanga, Gentle, Restorative, a 225 hour in Hatha Yoga (Iyengar) and most recently, a 225 hour Vinyasa Flow training with Shiva Ray and Micheline Berry.

In addition, Pat’s work integrates her deep understanding of the body through experience with variety of dance styles, Pilates, Alexander technique, National fitness certifications and consistent well rounded athletic experience including USTA tennis and varsity collegiate swimming.

In the 90’s, Pat was a national presenter for ACE (American Council on Exercise) conventions and a continuing education provider for ACE certification renewals. During the same decade, she trained instructors of Bally Health Clubs and Shapes through workshops and seminars.  Pat taught fitness as an adjunct faculty member at USF, cardio dance and other originally designed fitness programs for BayCare Health and was the Fitness Director for Harbor Island Athletic Club in the early 90’s.  Pat spent 20 years in VP of Sales, National Accounts Manager,and Sales management positions in Information Technology working for Fortune 100 companies and owned a corporate wellness business for 10 years.

Currently full time, Patricia is a Manager of National Accounts for Abbott Laboratories, the Informatics division.Pat is the founder of and was past President for Integrative Consulting Group, LLC.

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Pat is an awesome expert in teaching yoga (from beginners to very advanced students) and making it interesting every time. Her classes are very well planned, executed and I always felt very relaxed and rejuvenated at the end of each class. She has knack of challenging each student (of varied skill level) without compromising the core principles of Asana’s (postures) and flow. Her teachings focus on alignment (of internal energy and asana anatomy) and overall development and strengthening of body, mind and vision. She is able to pack all this and more in each class due to her vast theoretical knowledge and decades of distilled experience. She provides immense inspiration and makes every class a joyful and memorable experience. I highly recommend her class to anyone.

Durga Srigiriraju, Certified Sivananda Yoga Teacher and VP of development at Citibank

I have been practicing Yoga for the past eight years. I’ve had the opportunity to learn from a multitude of instructors who exposed me to various Yoga practices and styles of teaching. Pat Jimenez teaches by far and away the most fulfilling Yoga class I have ever encountered. Her class presents a challenging workout for advance Yoga practitioners and athletes. However, by providing a flexible class with plenty of position options, individuals at the intermediate and newbie level can also take joy in Pat’s instruction. Pat places an emphasis on injury prevention, breath control, postural alignment, and proper technique to obtain the best results for everyone. Every week I look forward to my Yoga class with Pat. As an attorney in the Securities litigation arena, Yoga is an excellent source of stress relief for me and I leave Pat’s class feeling physically strong and mentally calm. Thank you Pat for making my life all the more enjoyable!

Dominique Heller, Attorney at Fowler White Boggs Banker P.A.

I took workshops and seminars from Pat in the 90’s that were designed for instructors to provide continuing educational credits for IDEA and ACE certifications. These included choreography workshops such as: Creating smooth transitions and movement flow, to, cardio-sculpting programs to, applying Yoga techniques to end all classes. Pat was a legend in her field where she was using core stability movement patterns combined with weights (Functional fitness training) back in the 90’s. She would combine standing leg workouts with a simultaneous upper body workout utilizing bands and weights to combine muscular and cardiovascular conditioning way before this concept hit the fitness market.

Jeremy Langston