Patrick Nolan began practicing yoga in his hometown of Key West in 1997. He has practiced various styles, including Bikram, Sivananda, and Vinyasa but has found that the Ashtanga method as taught by Sri K Pattabhi Jois resonates with him most and has committed to that tradition. His teachers include Kino Macgregor, Greg Nardi, Tim Feldmann, and Angelique Sandas. Patrick has made multiple trips to Mysore, India to study with Sharath Rangaswamy and his mother Saraswati. As he was becoming a full-time practitioner and teacher of yoga, Patrick was also an elite athlete, competing nationally and internationally in Olympic sport taekwondo. He retired from competition in 2009. Patrick still credits his coach, Juan Moreno, and his teammates with instilling in him the discipline that has helped him to be succesful as a yoga practitioner.
As a teacher Patrick continuously strives to keep a proper balance between firmness and compassion, gravity and humor, and respect for tradition while remaining down to earth. He feels a strong sense of duty to pass on the knowledge that has had such a profoundly positive effect on his life. www.patricknolanyoga.com