My Story

Hi I'm Patti Quintero, mama of two + founder of UMA MOTHER

I have been teaching Yoga + Meditation in the Los Angeles area since 1998, and am one of the senior Teachers + Teacher Trainers at YogaWorks.

I was born in California and raised in Colombia and Miami with a lifelong passion for teaching. As a child, I sought out moments to express myself and find magic through movement, dance, music and quiet spaces of stillness in nature. I connected with others through teaching and practicing what I would later discover as Yoga and Meditation. After completing my Masters in Education at the University of Miami, I moved back to Los Angeles to teach Kindergarten. It was there that I discovered the importance of bringing Yoga and Meditation into my students' lives and I transitioned to teaching these mindful practices full time.
In 2003 I shifted my focus to working with Mothers and specializing in Pre + Post Natal yoga during my first pregnancy. My practice and teaching became the greatest tool for me to embrace this powerful metamorphosis. This practice taught me to tune into myself, listen to my body and trust this humbling and magnificent process of nature. 

In 2013, I launched SoulShine Colombia, a nonprofit project designed to bring Yoga, Meditation and Clean Water to underprivileged adolescent mothers and their children.  Now as a Birth Doula, Teacher and Mother I have created UMA MOTHER, a company dedicated to bringing Yoga, Meditation, Connection and Consciousness into all Mother’s lives.  UMA is Mother of the Universe.  This feminine essence is within EVERY Woman and is expressed through our creations, our devotion, and our innate spiritual knowledge. This essence reminds us that when we stand grounded in love, unified in diversity and higher consciousness we can transform and ignite change and growth in every situation.

I currently live in Los Angeles with my children where I work privately with mother’s at all stages, and teach group classes, workshops and trainings in both English + Spanish.