Tejal Patel
Teaching Crew

My Teaching Style
Each of our teachers take inspiration from their lineage of yoga and personal practise when designing their classes, so this is a little bit more about how I uniquely deliver each style of class:

Mellow Hum: Meditation, breath-work, a mix of sweet, slow sun/moon salutations, hatha, and restorative yoga. The goal is to feel deeply with the breath and stay in poses long enough to connect with your inner wholeness and peace. This class is perfect for beginners, pregnant students, and anyone looking for a renewed sense of calm, openness, and ease

Unified Hum: An exploration of the meaning of vinyasa - to place in a special way. This class will link breath with movement, incorporate bandha and pranayama awareness, and play on the edge of finding lightness and lift in your body, mind, and spirt. A great way to move deeper into your practice with steady flows and inversion play.

Dynamic Hum: A way to dive into all that you love about the practice and then go deep! Most classes will dig into the finer aspects of inversions and balance poses, bring in chanting and mudra, and end with restorative savasana and meditation. A perfect way to zone into self and clear out anything not serving you! 

About me
Growing up in Michigan, I was always around yoga, from going to temple to learning about the deity art around the house. After I moved to New York and was eight years into my finance career, I found the courage to start my first vinyasa yoga teacher training program at The Yoga Room in 2012. I felt so deeply connected to what I was learning that I decided to teach yoga as my life’s work! 

Since then I’ve continued to teach and study yoga, and find ways to see the world while doing just that! In 2014 after six months of travel, I went to India for a religious pilgrimage and an advanced hatha yoga training. And over the years, I’ve expanded my offerings to include Restorative & Prenatal yoga as well as Reiki.

I love finding ways to make yoga accessible for people and to share what I love about the practice! I truly believe: 
“On this path, no gain is ever reversed, no effort is ever wasted. Only a bit of this work can undo great suffering and harm”. - BG 2.40  
My hope is that you join me in class and find that this sacred, ancient practice also resonates deeply with you.

Aims and goals for the future
Be a positive impact for others!

Past working experience before becoming a yoga teacher
8+ years Financial Management at L’Oreal and Topps

Guilty Pleasure
Dark, Dark Chocolate and comedy

Why we love yoga
It's home.