Paty Renda is a journalist, translator and writer as well as a 200 hr certified Aananda hatha yoga teacher and Vedic Thai Bodywork practitioner. Although yoga has always been present in her life, her professional path started only when she moved to the US and received her first training as a Yoga Fitness instructor and Nutrition consultant. She has been teaching yoga for about 12 years and throughout this time she has had the pleasure to study with many great teachers in the country. Paty worked as a trainer for the Yoga Fitness certification, taught seniors, mommies and babies, powerful yoga classes as well as restorative yoga classes.
Besides being a certified Aananda Yoga Teacher, she also holds certifications from Baby Om Yoga, Kids Yoga, Seniors Yoga, Vedic Thai Yoga Bodywork and Yoga Nidra meditation. Her wish is to make yoga playful, relaxing and appealing to every person in the world. “One person at a time” is her goal.
Paty’s latest creation is The City Goddess Project, a brand new organization that focuses on enhancing women’s lives through fun sharing of knowledge. Her Belly Dancing Yoga Class – a combination of dance movements, yoga asanas and meditation – improves self love and offers empowerment within a loving environment for women of all ages and bodies. Paty is also a trainer at the Aananda School of Yoga, where she shares her passion for yoga and her knowledge of all yoga aspects. As a teacher, student and trainer, she hopes that yoga will transform people’s lives as it has transformed hers.
Photos by Andres Patino