"Patrick Montgomery is more than a Yoga instructor. From his calm, serene demeanor, to his humor and vulnerability, Patrick offers not just an incredible experience of Yoga asana, but a poignant and practical portrayal of the ancient teachings. He provides careful and clear alignment details; deeply relevant wisdom; and a totally firm presence; all skillfully woven together with a beautifully told story and/or spiritual truth.
I've never had a teacher offer the opportunity for such deep transformation, on such a consistent basis. Every class with Patrick is a new window to peer through and discover the Universe within. He has shown me the meaning of deepening my practice. " ~ Hannah Ross
Patrick is a lover of Life – mountains, beaches, animals, art, music, philosophy, and writing. When he’s not on the mat, he’s probably making art or riding a horse.
Patrick's steady pace, creative sequencing, clear cues and personal encouragement help students move deeper into their body with greater awareness. Take his class and you'll get a revolutionary look at alignment and flow, explore peak postures and deepen the conversation about how yoga's teachings on topics such as love, acceptance or spiritual recognition relate to our everyday lives.
Patrick has been teaching for 14 years. He taught abroad in Sydney, AU and Ubud, Bali, where he realised his heart was at home in Colorado and got clearer about what "success" meant to him as a yoga teacher. He feels most fulfilled as an everyday, local yoga teacher. He adores the familiar faces of students who show up, week after week, to make progress on their path of yoga.
Patrick is an accomplished teacher of yoga teachers. He is part of Kindness Yoga's teacher training faculty and has led trainings and workshops globally. He has taught on several 200 and 300 hour programs. Well-known for his intelligence, organisational and creative problem solving skills, Patrick formulates well-rounded curriculums with a reverence for the tradition of yoga that truly prepare aspiring teachers to become successful yoga professionals.
His classes integrate several styles of yoga: Deeply rooted in Ashtanga vinyasa, his classes flow with the breath and transition with elegance; integrate alignment principles primarily based on the Anusara® method which he was certified in 2008; and include many modifications and the skillfulness of Iyengar.
Patrick is a dedicated student who has taken seven teacher trainings and countless workshops including Ashtanga teacher training with Richard Freeman, the path to Anusara® certification with Cindy Lusk, Jeanie Manchester, John Friend and Amy Ipolliti, and continues to refine his own practice and evolve his approach to yoga education at YOGAMAZÉ with Noah Maze. He is a dedicated student of Rajanika Tantra with Dr. Douglas Brooks and his yoga classes are richly woven with mythology and philosophy. Patrick bows with gratitude to the great teachers who have guided him on his path.