Patrina Dobish is a Certified Iyengar Intermediate Junior 2 Yoga instructor (CIYT) and a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT). She has studied yoga her whole adult life. Her continued journey now incorporates studies with senior Iyengar certified teachers. She has studied in Pune India at Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) for 5 months. Her personal practice continues to bring new insights.
Patrina has served a full term on the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the US (IYNAUS) board and has served on several national and regional committees. She also partnered to resurrect the Iyengar Yoga Association of the Midwest (IYAMW) successfully. Locally she has teamed up with Quilombo Cultural Center and The Logan Square Neighborhood Association to provide “Care for Caregivers Program.” She is also the administrator for the Yoga Circle annex, Yoga Tree of Evanston.
Patrina is convinced that yoga as a practical subject (asana and pranayama) leads to yoga as a profound subject. As an accomplished artisan she knows that crafts begin by honing basics; “chop wood – carry water.” The art of the yoga practitioner is similar. Understand fundamentals, and then expand beyond those boundaries with confidence and understanding.
In that way she teaches. She understands that with each decade comes a new set of challenges and opportunities for growth. As a teacher humor and joy are her key tools to guide students into keen focus.