Studio Manager And Instructor
Pat Roongphornchai

PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATIONS: 

200 hrs Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course - Chiangrai, Thailand (July 2016)
100 hrs Ashtanga Teacher Training Course
- Rishikesh, India (April 2018) 


Pat Roongphornchai our studio manager and instructor, thought yoga was easy, slow, and boring until he took his first class in Bangkok, Thailand in May 2015. The class was challenging and engaging, completely reversing his previous skepticism. After, Pat developed a newfound respect for both the practice and its practitioners. He started attending classes three times a week and quickly noticed changes in his mood, posture, mobility and muscle tone. Eventually, Pat stopped hitting the gym all together and completely devoted himself to the study and practice of yoga.

Pat completed his first 200-hour teacher training in Hatha Yoga in Chiangrai, Thailand in August 2016 with Master Anup Gupta followed by a secondary training with Master Gupta in Ashtanga in Rishikesh, India in April 2018. Additionally, Pat earned international recognition as one of the main instructors at the Thailand Yoga Festival in 2019 and 2020. Featured alongside other instructors from around the world, Pat led the SUP Yoga (Stand-up Paddle Board Yoga) classes at the multi-day international event. Pat also opened YOGAHOLIC, a yoga studio in Chiangmai, Thailand.

Currently, Pat lives in Summerlin with his wife and two sons. He loves practicing power yoga, Ashtanga and hot yoga, but stays balanced with Yin and pranayama techniques. Pat’s goal is for each of his students to leave every class with something better than they came in with –  better health, knowledge or self understanding – and continued inspiration to keep practicing yoga.