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Patrick Oancia
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Patrick Oancia

Patrick has been practicing yoga since the early 1990’s. He has immersed himself in the study of yoga traditions including Iyengar, sivananda, and ashtanga, while refining various more-subtle applications beyond physical practice. His studies of Indian Dharma, Taoist, Sufi and Buddhist philosophy inspired him to link those teachings to real-world behavior in contemporary lifestyles.

Patrick Oancia

Patrick comes from a sports background of competitive cycling and snowboarding and has followed various disciplines to maintain physical stamina, clarity and health. He is also deeply interested in diet and nutrition, believing that naturally changing circumstances in life can help guide people toward doing the best for the body at any given time.

Patrick has dedicated over 2 decades to the practice and study of yoga. He has accumulated thousands of hours of teaching experience over the past 13 years and is also registered as an E-RYT500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) with the Yoga Alliance.

Although he maintains an appreciation for all the forms of yoga he has practiced over the years, Patrick’s own teachings are not drawn exclusively from any one tradition. He develops curriculum and writes essays based on a contemporary interpretation of yoga as a lifestyle-enhancing element, directs teacher-training programs, and hosts yoga workshops and retreats internationally.

Patrick is the director of YogaJaya and creator or the YogaJaya Baseworks Yoga System.

Patrick utilizes yoga to enhance his own creative lifestyle, as well as to complement his love for a life of interesting new challenges. He sees his advocacy of yoga as the pleasure of sharing profound knowledge. He spends most of his time between Asia, Europe and North America.



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Patrick Oancia at 2012 Yoga Aid Challenge



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