PRIYA PATEL

EMPOWERMENT VISIONARY

FOR COLLABORATIONS AND INTERVIEWS
 

EMBODYING YOGA . Empowering YOU.

I serve those with complex trauma to help them discover new navigational coping tools and empower them to be an active participant in their story of recovery. Our bodies are faithful partners carrying the load life presents us regardless of difficulty or joy. I believe each one of us already possesses the intrinsic knowledge and capability to heal even the most devastating of wounds within us. Yoga is the tool that unlocks this potential. It is much more than a physical practice, it is a philosophy. My mission in to make the ancient wisdom of yoga accessible in the modern world to help connect one mind, body, and soul at a time.

MY EXPERIENCE 

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A LIFE OF SERVICE

30 YEARS OF VOLUNTEERING

DALLAS HIGHLIGHTS: 

TEXAS DISCOVERY GARDEN- 60/HR 

NEW FRIENDS NEW LIFE- 80/HR

HEART OF AUTISM- 32/HR

NEXUS RECOVERY- 18/HR 

13 YEARS SPECIAL

EDUCATION TEACHER

HAPPY HANDS LEARNING

IT'S A SENSORY WORLD

CHASE'S PLACE

 

4 YEARS NON-PROFIT

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

IT'S A SENSORY WORLD

 

2 YEARS NON-PROFIT FUNDRAISING

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

1 MILLION RAISED- IT'S A SENSORY WORLD

 

3 YEARS YOGA INSTRUCTOR

3200 HOURS TAUGHT

GAIA FLOW YOGA

AP COUNSELING AND YOGA

SUN YOGA

2 Years Trauma Center Trauma SensitiveYoga Facilitator (TCTSY-F)

Center for Trauma and Embodiment

2 YEARS YOGA ALLIANCE CONTINUING

EDUCATION PROVIDER (YACEP)

Yoga Philosophy

Teaching Styles 

CERTIFICATIONS

340HR

TCTSY-F

500HR

RYT

200HR

E-RYT

200HR

MEDITATION 

200HR

SOUND

HEALING

100HR

MINDFUL EATING

GAIA FLOW YOGA

LOVE BASED

STUDIO

CENTER FOR TRAUMA AND EMBODIMENT

GAIA FLOW YOGA

LOVE BASED

STUDIO

ANANDA SCHOOL

YOGA SVAURUPE

RISHIKESH, INDIA

MINDFUL EATING 

CONSCIOUS LIVING

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RYT 500
The designation RYT 500 means that I am a registered yoga teacher, with at least 300 hours of advanced training beyond the minimum standards for being a registered yoga teacher. the E- in front of it means that I've logged more than 1,000 teaching hours since my initial registration with Yoga Alliance, and at least 500 teaching hours since my RYT 500 registration.

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E-RYT 200
I have successfully completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training that is registered with Yoga Alliance and have taught a minimum of two years after completing training

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YACEP, or Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider®, is a Yoga Alliance designation for individuals that teach continuing education courses.


As a YACEP, I can teach courses that will count as Continuing Education hours for RYTs. My courses are also listed on the YACEP directory.

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TCTSY-F
TCTSY is an evidence-based adjunctive treatment for complex, developmental trauma or chronic, treatment-resistant PTSD. As a facilitator I completed a 300-hour certification program dedicated to yoga for trauma recovery.

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MY STORY

I knew I was born to help people at the age of 9. That was when I first met a child with special needs and I've never looked back. My specialty was in the sensory system and communication;  working with the hard cases others considered a "lost cause." I was able to make progress with the children when no one else could.  In 2010 my passion for a holistic educational approach led me to co-develop a Non- profit school for special needs children serving over 40 children in Dallas, TX.   
Fast forward 5 years and my personal life was falling apart. On the outside it looked like I had the perfect life, but on the inside I felt much different. I knew something had to be done. Using my knowledge of the sensory system I  began a quest to break down the barriers of my life, end destructive coping behaviors, and confront my suppressed childhood trauma. To help myself I developed a curriculum based on both Eastern and Western knowledge; I utilized anything that stimulated my senses, kept me present, and developed self-love. It saved my life. 
The curriculum that saved me is now being offered through my company The Intention Table, and is being used to helping adults unravel, accept, and move through life with a love-based attitude. My curriculum and programs can be found in yoga studios, and trauma centers, non-profit foundations serving those with PTSD and Complex Trauma as well as in corporate offices.  
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I'M HUMAN

Life gives us all challenges and it's important to remember you are never alone. We are in this together. Sometimes it's the smallest things that can shift a path towards healing. 
 
Relationships start with a conversation, and I hope you will join me in one. Here are some things about me I'd like you to know. 
 
I can create an incredible dish out of nothing. I could sit and watch the rain for hours. Music moves me and I love the healing power of dance. I hope to learn to garden one day.
 

NOW IT'S YOUR TURN!

UNLOCK
YOUR TRUE
POTENTIAL

WITh REAL Connections

STAY CONNECTED

SHARING REAL MOMENTS TOGETHER