Patricia ‘Pat’ Layton is a graduate of the California College of Ayurveda, and has a Master’s Degree in Integral Health Studies from the California Institute of Integral Studies. While living in California she owned and operated the Yerba Buena Ayurveda and Pancha Karma Center in San Francisco. She has taught Ayurveda and Yoga-related subjects at several schools and colleges including San Francisco State University (Adjunct faculty), California College of Ayurveda (Core faculty), Kanyakumari Ayurveda (core faculty), and the Iyengar Yoga Institute’s Teaching Training Program (Physiology for Yoga Teachers). She frequently travels to India to continue her studies in both Ayurveda and Yoga. She has been an initiate of the Himalayan Yoga Tradition since 1974 and continues her meditation and philosophy studies with Swami Veda Bharati at his ashram in Rishikesh. Pat is recognized as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) by the Yoga Alliance.