Jodi practiced yoga off and on in the ‘80s while busy with a marketing career. In 1994, her stressful business led her back to a more serious yoga path, which has been a profound influence in her life and continues to create a heart-broken-wide-open in love and peace. Over the years, Jodi has enjoyed teaching yoga to groups and individuals. She has had the pleasure of teaching in yoga studios, athletic and fitness clubs, corporations, schools, Girl Scout troops and churches. She appreciates teaching an array of students—those new to yoga, intermediate and advanced practitioners, aspiring yoga teachers, cancer patients, the very young and seniors.
An earnest student of meditation since the mid-1980s and a Reiki Master teacher/practitioner, Jodi brings to yoga a blend of mindfulness and energy practices. As steward, she served in the start-up and ongoing development of the Institute for Visionary Leadership, a personal and spiritual healing retreat center located in the Green Mountains in Vermont. She is also one of the founding facilitators of a non-denominational labyrinth meditation walk at First Community Church where she assists in facilitator training.
Jodi feels honored to be teaching various yoga, meditation and Reiki workshops on a regular basis, as well as teaching philosophy courses in Yoga on High’s Teacher Training Program. In addition to teaching, which has truly been the best training in many respects, Jodi has studied with a number of the “yoga greats” including Rodney Yee, Marcia Miller, Erich Schiffmann, Angela Farmer, Victor VanKooten, Jean Couch, Judith Lasater, Cyndi Lee and David Nichtern, to name a few. She earned her yoga teaching certificate from Yoga on High’s Teacher Training Program and is an Experienced 500-hour registrant of Yoga Alliance’s national accreditation program.
Jodi volunteers in her community where she holds various leadership positions. She enjoys playing tennis. Jodi lives in Upper Arlington with her two kids and canine companion, Luci-Lu who champion the ever-growing dedication to her practice.
“As I come to know myself as a hollow bamboo that the Universal Life Force flows through, I allow this love to radiate out into the world through my Reiki and yoga practice.”—Jodi Patton