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Patricia Gavin
Bikram Yoga Teacher
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Yoga National was founded to teach yoga and provide a source of information on yoga practices and the profession in the United States. Yoga in the United States is a $30 billion dollar industry, according to Forbes Magazine.  Today, there are more than 20 million practitioners in the U.S.  
Patricia Gavin founded Yoga National as a digital source of information on yoga in the United States.

Gavin is a certified Bikram Instructor who attended Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in Los Angeles, California, in Spring 2014 at the Bikram Yoga College of India, founded by Bikram Choudhury.  The Bikram method is a worldwide system of yoga developed by Bikram Choudhury.  Gavin trained in the hot yoga discipline at Bikram Alexandria near the Pentagon under Studio Owners Jim Ambrogi and Jenifer Ruschell for two years before attending teacher training in 2014 and re-certification in 2018 in Acapulco, Mexico. 

Bikram yoga is a form of physical rehabilitation and the repetition of the 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises is considered a moving meditation that helped Gavin with bereavement issues after the death of her military spouse and her own Air Force service.  Gavin has practiced Bikram Yoga for 8 years and has also taught yoga in Costa Rica at yoga retreats and volunteered at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York.

As a veteran, Gavin served as a captain in the Air Force.  Her duties as a public affairs officer led to her assignment as a journalism instructor for the Department of Defense. She has lectured for the University of Texas on Public Affairs Strategy and also taught English Composition and Technical Writing for the DeVry Institute of Technology.  

Patricia Gavin, is the mother of two Native American children, and studied Indigenous Peoples Law at University of Oklahoma College of Law.  She holds a BA in Broadcast Communications Arts and Aerospace Science (ROTC) from San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California and an MBA in Hospitality Management, eCommerce and Human Resources from Keller Graduate School of Management, Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from Thomas Wootton High School in Rockville, Maryland.

She is author of the upcoming book "SIX AM IN LA" to be released on Digi-Card in March 2019,