KIND WORDS/TESTIMONIALS

Hey Patrice,

I met you this last winter in one of your yoga classes. You’d given me some pointers on leg pain and helped me identify that it was sciatica, then gave me some further info while I was traveling. I didn’t end up back in Tahoe–came to Chicago to do theater–but I wanted to share some good news with you.
After about a month of daily stretching routines the pain has all but disappeared. I’m no longer bothered by sitting for long periods and generally feel uninhibited by something that had been quite an issue. It still gets stiff or achy in the lower back at times, especially if I miss even one night stretch, but I’m onto the underlying spine issue and can now focus on keeping good posture instead of having my leg bother me.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.
You seriously helped increase the quality of my life. The physical therapist I saw basically gave me the same stretches you had. I had not taken the time or made the decision to do something about the pain until you inspired me. For that I am ever grateful.

Thanks and blessings,
Nate Smith

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Patrice changed my entire perception and experience of yoga.  I did not realize that I was putting my neck and back at risk in my traditional ways of practicing yoga.  She took the time to show me what I was doing incorrectly, showed me to how do it the right way, and then had me do it on my own.  Seeing your incorrect posture in a picture is really powerful.  I now have greater awareness of the positioning of my spine, whether it is walking, driving or exercising.  Thank you, Patrice.  Your kindness, compassion and knowledge helped me have an amazing yoga experience.  I am looking forward to your next class when I am in town.

 -Ed K.,  Doylestown, PA

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The safe spine class has made me be much more focused on how I carry myself. I’m constantly aware of my posture – sitting, standing, even driving. The pictures helped me the most!  It made me realize what I need to do to have better posture!  I enjoyed the visualization and getting stronger in class. Thanks for your teaching!”

-CV

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Patrice has opened my eyes to yet another generation of back strengthening in a safe and new way.  After seven years of Pilates and not finding relief, but in fact incurring new problems and after two back surgeries; it was a gift to discover Patrice. Her knowledge and implementation of how to strengthen my body to support my back in a new way has been invaluable. I highly recommend her services!

-P Plastiras

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I learned a lot from this class about alignment protocols and techniques to improve my posture and overall movement. Over time I suppose I got misaligned and didn’t even notice it, but my body eventually let me know with significant aches and pains especially in the hip area.  From this class and the gentle guidance from Patrice I feel much more aligned and am walking taller!! Thanks Patrice!!!

-Kathy

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I’ve taken both Yoga and Pilates classes from Patrice for the past 5 years, in various styles and with all the different Pilates apparatuses.  The points that stick in my mind the most are the level of safety she maintains and her complete knowledge of anatomy, with her ability target specific muscle groups.  I assure you, her Power Yoga classes will test the strength and stamina of any endurance athlete.

Being part of her Yogi family is indispensable, for anyone who has an active outdoor lifestyle.

-Joe Padilla
aka: Tahoe Joe
Summer 2012

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I just wanted to quickly write you a note, and send my thanks for really hooking me into Vinyasa, and yoga in general. I had practiced on and off, and slowly (slowly… ha) improved a bit over the last few months, but ever since coming to your Weds classes – especially that epic one-on-one (amazing) – I haven’t wanted to do much else! Incredible feeling and connection, above all – thank you again.

-Adam H.

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Kind words can be submitted to: safespinefitness@gmail.com

Thank you! 🙂

Patrice Abood Yoga, Pilates and Safe Spine Fitness Instructor, Incline Village, NV

 

Practicing yoga with Patrice has been nothing short of a gift. Through her sessions my body feels stronger, more flexible, and balanced. I’ve noticed that my performance in sports (wakeboarding, skiing, snowboarding and climbing) has improved, as well as my resilience to pain and injury.

The first time I practiced with Patrice I was a bit intimidated. It was supposed to be a group session at our gym but I was the only person who showed up. I was a little uncomfortable with the situation and felt a bit exposed. I tried to wiggle out of the session explaining that she didn’t have to teach for just one person. She wouldn’t have it, and it only took a couple of minutes before I felt like I was in the company of a friend. Patrice took her time with me and really helped me find a deeper appreciation for yoga. The session was great and I left feeling exhilarated and charged. She could have just left at the beggining of class, but she didn’t. This not only speaks to her excellence as an instructor, but also to her warm character and charm!

I now pratice yoga on a regular basis and go out of my way to attend classes where Patrice is instructing. I feel fortunate to have crossed paths with such a wonderful person!

-Charles W.

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Patrice has made Pilates a wonderful experience for us.  She is very thorough and varies her sessions, making it a fun time.  She is very encouraging and we look forward to each session with her!  We give her a “10”!

-Bev and Rudy Staedler

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Patrice’s passion and years of experience shine through as she guides you through an energetic practice which lets you sweat, strengthen, stretch and smile.   Her deep knowledge of anatomy and precise technical instructions ensure you remain in proper alignment to gain the maximum benefits of each pose while preventing injuries and leaving you feeling great!   At the same time, her playful sense of humor and awesome soundtrack will make the time fly and have you looking forward to your next class.  Do yourself a favor and try one of Patrice’s vinyasa yoga classes -you’ll be hooked in no time!

-Chris

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I looked forward to my Pilates sessions with Patrice every week! She not only challenged me to grow in my practice, but she made it fun and personal. She’s able to drill down and understand what each client needs and how each client needs to be taught. This was really helpful as she challenged me with harder moves as I progressed in my understanding of Pilates. I enjoyed working with Patrice so much that Pilates has truly become a part of my life and my weekly workout routine.

-Kristin Y., Denver, CO

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I enjoy and appreciate many things about Patrice’s teaching style, but the main and most critical thing for me is that she makes sure you are in proper form.  Many teachers don’t pay attention and offer their expertise to ensure that you are in the positions correctly, but Patrice will make corrections so you are able to get the most out of your workout.  Thank you, Patrice.

-Crisanne