Patricia Maples is a Pilates and yoga instructor, massage therapist, and classically-trained chef. She began teaching in 2003 in Charleston, South Carolina, and received her full Pilates certification through Ellie Herman after moving to NYC. Patricia is also an ERYT-200 certified yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance. She has extensive training in functional and alignment-based movement, as well as in yoga and Pilates for back care and scoliosis. Her primary influences include Irene Dowd, Paul Grilley, and Deborah Wolk. Patricia is currently finishing her Masters Degree in Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College and pursuing her Registered Dietitian credential.