Patricia Alonso began her yoga journey in 2001 and her love for the practice led her to become a 200HR certified yoga teacher in 2006, which followed with her 500HR in 2010. Since 2011 she has studied extensively in the Parayoga tradition of Tantra Yoga to further her personal practice, under the guidance of her beloved teacher Yogarupa, Rod Stryker., who initiated her in the Tantric Sri Vydia lineage in 2013. Later on the fall of 2013she also completed 200HRS in Ayurveda foundations at the Kripalu Institute.
Patricia is the founder and owner of Shakti Yoga Center, a lovely studio located in the downtown of Garland, TX. Shakti opened its doors on August 1st, 2016. It’s been a challenging but rewarding journey. Shakti Yoga Center is infused with lots and lots of love and dedication and it's her hope that anyone can sense her devotion when visiting.
Patricia leads a team of trust-worthy teachers who are dedicated yoga practitioners. They all strive to guide intelligently structured yoga practices that focuses on the breath, not on perfecting the pose, and that prepare each student to sit in stillness and rejoice in the sweetness of meditation. Yoga is taught as an inclusive path for transformation of Body, Mind & Spirit and we invite students to get prepared on the mat to succeed and thrive out in the world!
Additionally, Patricia has a unique understanding of health and wellbeing through her personal experience as Licensed Massage Therapist and holistic Bodyworker. She believes that both Yoga & Bodywork are the path for health, harmony and balance.
Patricia is currently enrolled in the Yoga Therapy program with Viniyoga, studying with her teacher Gary Kraftsow, to obtain 1000 hrs certification as a Yoga therapist, and wishes to lay down the foundation for a program for self-care of her patients and students.