Patrice started her yoga practice in 1991 and completed the Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in 2001. In 2002 she opened Bikram Yoga, Costa Mesa, CA. For 13 years, BYCM was a leading yoga studio in Southern California, home to over 10,000 students. Closing her studio in 2014, Patrice shared her love of yoga with children, co-founding Smiling Monkey Yoga in April 2010. In November 2014, she published and released her first book, "Take Up Your Mat and Walk" about being faithful to God, being strong, using prayer and meditation to live a more purposeful life. Having a regular Bikram and Ashtanga - Patrice is considered a Master Teacher of the "original hot yoga"-the Bikram technique and has assisted in many teacher trainings conducted globally.