Patty offers a friendly atmosphere and has a unique talent for patient instruction and individual attention. The Yoga Garden is a wonderful place to enter the world of yoga.
Patty is a graceful, compassionate and patient yoga instructor. She has an astoundingly thorough knowledge of the body and of yoga, and she is unfailingly aware of the needs and level of each of her students. It is a pleasure to take a class with her, regardless of your level of experience with yoga, and I highly recommend her.
I participated in Patty’s yoga classes nearly every week for over ten years. I watched Patty grow into a master teacher over that time. I love her classes, Patty is an endlessly creative, caring and heart-centered teacher. Patty excels at working with students at all levels of ability. My love of yoga deepened in Patty’s classes. My health and flexibility have benefited tremendously. Try her classes, she’s great! Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Creative.
After years of back problems, I began attending Patty’s yoga classes. My back has never felt better! Patty is a wonderful teacher. She pitches the level of her classes to meet everyone’s individual needs while creating an atmosphere that is both warm and fun. Patty is incredibly knowledgeable, integrating yoga with other types of body work. I would recommend her classes to everyone! Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Good Value.
Patty is easily one of the best teachers I have had. She has a solid understanding of the human body and uses that to inform her practice and that of her students. She has the ability to make all of her students, from absolute beginners to advanced yogis, feel comfortable in her classes.
This is my third year to attend yoga with Patty on an almost weekly basis and so far I have enjoyed every single session, feeling nurtured, within my comfort zone, challenged enough and ALWAYS at ease to not go any further than feels appropriate for me. I particularly enjoy the pace of her classes, the mindful attention that is given to working with all different body parts, the breath work, the integration of body and mind and her openness to continue learning, growing and exploring.
Patty Holmes has been my Yogi for more than 10 years. She is an amazing teacher... patient and encouraging. I've always felt like Patty's classes were tailored to my needs, even when there are a dozen other students in the room. With a focus on connecting mind and body, I have been able to grow my personal yoga practice becoming strong, flexible and confident. I highly recommend Patty as a teacher for any level of practice. She always manages to keep the perfect balance - strength and sweetness- in every class.
Patty Holmes is by far the best yoga teacher I have ever had. She has taught me how to relax, breathe, and strengthen my body all at the same time. I feel wonderful! I would highly recommend any of her classes to anyone that is a novice or experienced in practicing yoga. Twice a week is the key for me!
I've been taking yoga with Patty for almost 15 years. She is an amazing teacher. Her insights into how to have yoga enhance not only your physical being but also your emotional & spiritual beings is a true gift. Each class is a new journey. I highly recommend Patty.
I have been taking classes with Patty since the late 1990's; one class a week to begin with and for the last dozen years two classes a week. I could not imagine my life without going to Patty's yoga classes. I admire her immensely for all she gives us: a much better working body and mind. We leave her class with a feeling of accomplishment, ability to focus better and a sense of relaxation. We know we did something good for ourselves which helps us to respond better to other people's needs. Patty stresses that we must listen to our own bodies. In other words, we do not try to compete. As said above, I hope to continue my semi-weekly classes with Patty for many more years to come. New students are always made to feel welcome.
The best! Patty is a unique yoga teacher, she's knowledgeable, has an amazing energy and cares about her students. I've been going to the Yoga Garden for 3 years, she has been helping me to deal with my anxiety as well as my stiff body. I leave her classes feeling connected with my mind and body, relaxed, energized and empowered! I'm really grateful I've found her!
I have never enjoyed a class more. From the beginning, Patty is very welcoming and encouraging and has an ability to make a class feel like it has been together for a long time. We are individually acknowledged and congratulated for our accomplishments as a group. Patty's knowledge of the human body is profound; with her direction you can actually feel your breath travel through your nose and pass through each part of the body. Patty develops a pose slowly, from the toes, up through the leg, core, arms, head...etc. This process allows me to complete more movements that I thought possible. Great instructor.
I have been taking classes with Patty for close to ten years now. It started as something my mom and I could do together and has turned into something I miss very much when I am unable to attend a class. I have taken yoga classes in different places around the world, but I find a class with Patty is incredibly rewarding, both mentally and physically, in a way other classes are not.
Patty is a gifted teacher. – I've been studying and practicing yoga with Patty for about 5 years. The class atmosphere is warm and welcoming no matter what your level of practice. During class Patty engages with students, suggesting an approach to a pose or a new way of thinking about allowing it to work depending on our individual needs. Her teachings often resonate with me throughout the week. Her classes have definitely enhanced my life!
Patty Holmes has been my Yoga instructor for more than 9 years. She is not only an excellent Yoga teacher, but imparts important, practical insights about incorporating Yoga philosophy into her students’ daily lives. She is supportive, teaches multi-level classes and manages to give personalized attention to all her students. Patty is also a savvy businesswoman, adding classes and forming partnerships that have taken her business to the next level. I was so impressed with her that I recently hired her to conduct a Yoga clinic at a Women’s Symposium that I am running as Marketing Director of Hudson Valley Hospital Center. I recommend her highly!