Yoga Journeys & Classes
with Patrizia De Libero
Founder of Journeys to the East
Yoga Teacher, E-RYT200
Born in Italy, Patrizia grew up in Rome and lived several months in Syria where she learned about the mystical path of Sufism. She then became a seeker and found her own spiritual path while a student, that she is still on now. After graduating from university and obtaining a masters degree, she moved to Ireland and the United Kingdom (where she started practicing yoga). She then moved back to Italy, working as a Sales and Marketing Director.
For spiritual reasons, she left her job and travelled by herself extensively, visiting and meditating in many holy sites, mainly in Asia. Inspired by these journeys she decided to engage in a new life by serving the principles of responsible tourism and sharing her spiritual experience about sacred places. She became a worldwide tour leader, leading tours in Egypt and Jordan and then joined the Vatican Office of Pilgrimages (ORP) in Rome. On behalf of ORP she later began Kairos Pilgrimages (kairospilgrimages.com), offering ORP's pilgrimages to clients in the United States. She subsequently started Journeys to the East, with the aim of serving pilgrims from different spiritual backgrounds, focusing on interfaith pilgrimages around the world.
Patrizia now lives in Massachusetts where she became a devoted yogi student and teacher in the Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga tradition. She very much loves being a yoga teacher, sharing with her students personal pondering, what she has been learning, and what is changing her life. She offers challenges according to each student's possibilities and focuses classes on establishing a deep connection between mind and body through attention. She works proudly for Keene Yoga Center and Sadhana Yoga School, including facilitating yoga teacher training courses around the world.