Co-Founder of The Yoga Barn
A native Californian, Charley escaped the corporate world after 16 years in 2004 by embarking on a year-long solo bicycle journey through Southeast Asia. En route to Cambodia via Australia, he stopped in Bali for what was supposed to have been two weeks. After 12 years, Charley’s heart remains in Bali with his commitment to The Yoga Barn, as a co-founder.
Charley’s ethos as Co-Founder of The Yoga Barn is to change people’s lives for the better, and believes (like Joseph Campbell) that each of us have unique and special talents to offer the world. The Yoga Barn exists to help each of us, “discover our passion and follow our bliss”.
If you’re into yoga you probably know Bali is one of the top spots in the world to practice and its epicentre if there is one is Ubud.
At the centre of that is the world-renowned Yoga Barn, a truly epic space that has become something of a mecca not just for yogis but all sorts of spiritual seekers looking to explore breathwork, dance and meditation
When you first see it you can’t help be impressed but I know it all started with humble beginnings and one of the co-founder’s own hero’s journey from corporate world through yoga and into service.
Charley Patton is one of three co-founders in The Yoga Barn and a real gem of a human being.
He’s followed his truth and blazed an amazing path to create a wonderful oasis in Bali. His humility and wisdom is really inspiring.
I caught up with to understand what it was that drove him to do it, how he has navigated the challenges over the years, and what you can do to make your dreams become a reality as well.