Instructor Bios

Patrick O'Connell

Owner - Passionate Teacher


Pat came to yoga after many years of training and competing in ice dancing. The combination of power and calmness that is central to Vinyasa yoga immediately resonated with him. Over the past several years Pat has felt the benefits of the practice spread into all aspects of his life.
The feeling of being centered is something worth finding at any age. His desire to share the joy that he has experienced with Baptiste Power Vinyasa yoga has led him into teaching and ultimately owning a studio. Pat is a Certified Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher having completed Teacher Training Level 1, 2, & 3 with Baron Baptiste and he has also completed a 200 hour training with Evolution Power Yoga. He is currently pursuing his 500 hour certification at Create Karma in Lancaster and also a 500 hour program at Kripalu.
His profound experiences with meditation and pranayama (breathing practices) have led him to numerous retreats and workshops to help him deepen his practice. This wisdom is woven into all his teachings. Pat holds a Masters degree in Engineering and was the Director of Technology at a multi-national packaging firm before becoming the owner of Yoga On Chocolate where he is now a full time teacher and mentor.

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