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Mindful Adventure Stories


Do You Think You Will Break?

Closing the door to her Manhattan apartment for the final time, Robin Patino left behind a 20-year business career to embark on a two-year journey of healing and self-discovery.

Her adventures took her to Costa Rica to live and train as a yoga teacher and through northern Spain, where she walked a 500-mile pilgrimage on a hip saved from replacement surgery through a daily Yin yoga practice.

Patino converted her life experiences into valuable lessons for reinventing her life, based on the following keys:




Observe. Connect.


This entertaining and inspiring memoir will show you how Patino used these keys to transform from a stressed-out, unhealthy corporate executive into a woman living her dreams, thanks to the science of yoga. You will learn how to:

  • release behavioral patterns that have been holding you back

  • be powerful in the face of whatever life presents you

  • connect with your life’s purpose and build deeper relationships

  • regain vitality and utilize the law of attraction

  • transform your physical body into prime operating condition

Life is what we choose to make of it. Learn how one woman began to make more conscious choices, and gained the power to create a new now.


“Robin Patino shares the beautiful, heartfelt story of her journey to wisdom, physical healing and personal transformation and purpose. It is centered and made possible through the timeless, 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

"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

"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

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