Practitioner Profile
Miriam Patterson
Miriam Patterson
Registered Yoga Therapist
Wednesday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

I am a yoga teacher, therapist, facilitator, trainer, and community worker, and I have lived and worked internationally all my life. When I was 35 years old, I discovered a lump on my foot, which turned out to be cancer. I then worked through the treatment for cancer and its long-term effects using many different modalities (including conventional and naturopathic medicine). Throughout this process, I found many ways to care for myself, using the tools of yoga.

My yoga training includes a 200-hour Teacher Training with the Sivananda Ashram, a 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Therapy Toronto, a 700-hour Yoga Therapist Training with Yoga Therapy Toronto, and a 50-hour Restorative Yoga Training with Yoga Therapy Toronto. The International Association of Yoga Therapists also accredits me.

Through my work at the Patterson Institute, I have researched the many modalities that help cancer patients. I apply this knowledge as a Program Developer with the Abbey Retreat Centre, which offers no-cost retreats for people living with cancer and their primary caregivers.

Lastly, I am a proud mama to a fabulous 10-year-old.