About Kali Patrick

How did I become a Sleep Wellness Coach?

In 1998 I was emersed in the high-tech, cubicle-dwelling, software startup dance. I began exploring meditation as a way to offset the stress. I also added power yoga to my fitness routine as a way to cope with the sedentariness of my work.

Thirteen years later, my influential position was negatively affecting my health. I could not figure out how to take care of myself properly. I decided to get serious about what yoga could do for me, and completed my first teacher training.

That decision was a dramatic fork in my road.

I experienced what it was like to feel alert, yet relaxed & calm. I felt the impact of a restful night’s sleep. I liked this version of me a LOT better (and so did my friends & family!).

“I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.” –Robert Frost

When I returned to work, I saw my colleagues in a different light: how they scarfed down lunch from a styrofoam box. How they ran from meeting to meeting without a breath. The tension in their necks & shoulders. The off-the-cuff remarks about sleepless nights caused by work worries. How Diet Coke and cookies fueled the afternoons.

I now knew it was possible to feel better. I wanted to help my colleagues.

I continued my training in Therapeutic Yoga, Wellness Coaching & Healing. I kept working in tech so I don’t forget what it’s like: the unrealistic deadlines; the pressure of getting it right; the overwhelmingly hectic schedules.

Wellness Coaching

* CHWC – Certified Health & Wellness Coach, Wellcoaches (expected 2021)

* NBC-HWC – National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (expected 2022)

* CSSC – Certified Sleep Science Coach – Spencer Institute (2019)

* Mind-body Eating Coach –

Institute for the Psychology of Eating (2013)

Therapeutic Yoga

500-hour Advanced Teacher Training: Yoga Therapy in Practice – Yoga Yoga* (trained by Chase Bossart ofYoga Well Institute & Robin Gueth ofStress Management Center of Marin) – 2015

200-hour Yoga Teacher Training – Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health (trained by Sudha Carolyn Lundeen & Jurian Hughes) – 2012

Recognized as an E-RYT (Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher) – Yoga Alliance


* User Experience Design Manager / Director @ Boston-area software companies including The Mathworks, BEA Systems (now Oracle), & Streambase (now Tibco)

* M.S. in Human Factors in Information Design, Bentley University; B.S. Computer Science / Technical Writing

*The Yoga Therapy components of my instruction are based on this training, and are not derived from my status as an E-RYT with Yoga Alliance Registry.
This training is an IAYT accredited program.

If you’re worried about the quality of your sleep or energy, let’s figure things out.

Personally . . .

I love Boston. I’ve been a competitive West Coast Swing dancer and an ESL teacher.

I’m a cat person who grew up with Doctor Who.

You might see me screaming at the TV over Bruins hockey for a good part of the year.

In addition to Yoga I enjoy Tai Chi, walking, kayaking, reading & writing, high-quality food & drink.

I’ve been to 20 countries (so far)!

Photo by Five6teen Photography

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