Washington, DC-based Dreams and Dollar’s host Sheila Martel and Robin Patino, Life Mentor and Yoga Teacher, have a heart-to-heart talk about how Robin left the corporate world to live a life of spirituality-based leadership.
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by LetsTalkAboutBooks - Feb 2012
Listen to a discussion with book experts about how and why Robin brought her book to life. Her interview begins at minute 12, following an interesting discussion of multi-media in book publishing by experts Stephanie Gunning and Nancy Peske. Listen now …
“Robin Patino shares the beautiful and heartfelt story of her journey to wisdom, physical healing and personal transformation and purpose. A transformation that is centered and made possible through the timeless and powerful practice of yoga. Many wonderful life lessons are revealed along the way.”
- Howard Falco, Author of I AM: The Power of Discovering Who You Really Are (Penguin 2010)
“Humorists often joke that memoirs are accounts of the lofty things a writer should have done in life while leaving out all the human frailties. Robin Patino defies the tendency to sugar coat the steep climb from pain to enlightenment and ease. Her story of self-discovery entertains and instructs us with her two year passage from her fast paced life in the US to a time of reflection, healing and reinvention in Costa Rica and Spain.
Ms. Patino’s memoir is an instructional guide about how to move from physical and emotional challenges toward personal strength and power through yoga practices and prana’s flow. She begins with the classic yogic question “Who am I?” and discovers the hidden treasures of compassion, forgiveness, and acceptance. This is a must read for any one searching for life’s rich resources of power, connection and vitality that we all deserve. Thank you, Robin, for honestly sharing your colorful story.”
- Karen S. Walch, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Thunderbird School of Global Management & Author, Seize the Sky: 9 Secrets of Negotiation Power
The pilgrim’s journey is ancient and always new, running as a common thread between most religious traditions. Patino opens her personal journals to invite her reader into a two-year immersion into the heights and depths of the human experience, spanning geographic continents and yogic koshas. In the process, she traces a new pilgrimage route, honoring the footsteps of a great succession of seekers through the ages, yet with a thoroughly modern twist. Ultimately coming home to herself, we discover through Patino’s contemplative gaze that the landscape within is equally vast as the landscape without.
Mother Cecilia Schullo, O.S.B., Catholic Nun and Yoga Teacher, Abbey of Regina Laudis
“Robin Patino’s courageous and inspiring healing journey to the Self speaks to every woman’s journey. Although we may not have the opportunity to travel the globe or walk El Camino de Santiago like Ms. Patino, she invites us to follow in her footsteps by sharing her deeply personal experiences and through her interpretive mapping of the koshas. This is an adventure that any seeker, woman, or man for that matter, can embark upon without ever leaving the confines of home.”
- Paulette Bodeman, Certified Anusara Teacher & Yoga Teacher Trainer/Mentor