About Us

patrickHot Yoga Massapequa’s goal is to create an atmosphere where each and every student will realize the transformative power of yoga in all aspects of our lives. After all, the most important investment in your life is yourself—and yoga has the capacity to make everything you do better!!

Patrick Hanratty, the director, finds great joy in seeing people tangibly change their lives day by day as they commit to the practice. Witnessing people come in for one reason, such as to lose weight, but then finding a number of other benefits—like mental clarity, increased energy, and proper sleep—never gets old. Patrick aims to help people find joy in their practice, to laugh and find resolve in their struggles, and to attune to the natural power and vitality of our bodies.

Patrick felt the power of yoga from his very first class. He was hooked! With a newfound vitality and zest from yoga, Patrick knew he was destined to be a yoga teacher and studied under Hot Yoga Guru, Bikram Choudhury. Patrick has a background as a teacher and counselor and has been teaching yoga since 2005.

Yoga, like life, is day by day, and let us strive to embrace and accept whatever comes about! Here are some words to live by–

“The Guest House”

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
Some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably,
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

— Rumi