In anticipation of the first Montreal International Symposium on Therapeutic Yoga (MISTY 2011) on October 29 & 30, I’ll be presenting a series of conversations with symposium faculty. I had a Skype conversation with Patti Lentz, a New Mexico-based yoga teacher, physical therapist and YTT trainer to hear about the questions and inquisitiveness that keeps her going.
Patti Lentz doesn’t have much of a web presence, so it was difficult to research her. I gathered, from her MISTY faculty description, along with a couple of other bios found on Albequerqui yoga studio websites, that she was a therapeutic yoga teacher with a background in physical therapy and a deep knowledge of human anatomy. However, in our conversation, I was delighted to discover a woman who calls herself “a questionner,” and who has an insatiable curiousity about everything. We talked about how she integrates yoga into her “toolbox of therapies,” how the body holds trauma, and her hopes for the future of therapeutic yoga.
Catch Patti at MISTY 2011 on Saturday, Oct 29, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm for Yoga for Spinal Issues and on Sunday, Oct 30 at 10:30 am – 12:30 pm for Trauma Inspired Yoga.