About Yoga Energy

Hi, my name is Patti Essig.

Yoga Energy opened September 24th, 2001, and was born out of my passion and enthusiasm to share the many benefits I have experienced from practicing yoga.

I was drawn to study with Yogi Amrit Desai, founder of Kripalu Yoga Center and Amrit Yoga, because he asks us to "open our hearts" and he espouses that yoga calls us to transformation. To read more about Amrit Desai visit www.amrityoga.org

With over 650 curriculum hours of training I am a certified second level Amrit yoga teacher. My teaching is also influenced by my study and attendance at workshops with Thich Nhat Hanh, the Dalai Lama, Scott Blossom, Chandra Blossom, Rama Berch, and many other dedicated teachers.

Transformation is a change from within. If you practice yoga and deep breathing for a few minutes each day you'll find that events don't upset you as much as before. Even when you can't control the situation you can always control your breathing and thus change your reaction to those circumstances. Your stress threshold increases, your fuse grows longer, your awareness and consciousness expands.

— Dr. Dean Ornish

Some of my students find their way to Yoga Energy by word of mouth or at Essig Printing on Odgen Avenue in Lisle. My husband Steve owns the print shop in Lisle (www.essigprinting.com.) He displays my brochures and on occasion, joins a yoga class to stretch and relax.

I look forward to seeing you in class. Come experience the gentle transforming power of Amrit Yoga.


Breath, Relax, Let Go!