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Patricia Gavin

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SIX AM IN LA: Keys to a Healthy Yoga Practice” will make you laugh, cry, fall down seven times and stand up eight in a global adventure that will take you from sadness to samadhi. “‘L’aile or la cuisse?’ (Wing or Leg?) is the question posed at the start of a journey from Hollywood to Bollywood.



Short Summary

“‘L’aile or la cuisse?’ is the question posed in the beginning of this yoga journey which begins in Paris. ‘The Wing or the Leg?” The reader discovers the keys to health in this yoga journey that takes you around the world in 26 postures with two breathing exercises through the hot yoga world.”

Michael, a gay yoga instructor, provides comic relief in the hot room; Hope, an airy NYC entertainment attorney/yogi encourages personal growth and a quest for balance on and off the mat; MadMax, a reiki master, proves the company is more important than the destination on the journey to samadhi


Paris, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Costa Rica, Thailand, India

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth,Quest,Tragedy,Voyage and Return

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending,Twist,Philosophical Questions,Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Michael

Age: 30

Gender: Other

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Masculine,Charming,Empathetic,Educated,Insecure,Unapologetic,Underdog,Selfless,Outspoken,Blunt,Funny,Obedient,Crazy,Aspiring

Additional Character Details

Name: Hope

Age: 48

Gender: Other

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Funny,Aspiring,Charming,Obedient,Empathetic,Educated,Secretive,Unapologetic,Visionary,Selfless,Modest,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Flexible,Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: MadMax

Age: 60

Gender: Other

Role: logical

Key Traits: Complex,Adventurous,Masculine,Skillful,Lone Wolf,Educated,Leader,Honorable,Faithful,Decisive,Gracious,Charming,Empathetic,Underdog,Visionary,Sophisticated

Additional Character Details

Name: Varun

Age: 29

Gender: Male

Role: logical

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Gracious,Flexible,Engaging,Decisive,Educated,Honorable,Unapologetic,Outspoken,Selfless,Blunt,Secretive,Sophisticated,Modest,Obedient,Masculine,Confident,Crazy,Empathetic,Visionary,Seductive,Lone Wolf

Development Pitch

SiX AM IN LA will stretch mind, body and the spirit. Patricia is on a quest from sadness to samadhi after loss of a former military spouse who she learns was returned to duty from retirement with her forged waiver. She navigates the courts to discover his death was homicide for insurance funds rather than suicide and she returns to the yoga hot room to process his death and rehab an injury after a fall in Paris during Fashion Week. She connects to her funny bones in the hot yoga studio with Michael, a gay yoga instructor and aspiring Broadway performer; she stretches towards samadhi with the help of a NYC entertainment attorney she meets on a yoga retreat putting up her tent in the rain; and she meets MadMax, a reiki master, and her student in Thailand who teaches her the company is more important than the destination. Her adventure takes her from Hollywood, where she trains as a hot yoga instructor, to the jungles of Costa Rica teaching surfers, through Thailand to Bollywood. In India, she discovers the creative force within which leads to rebirth while teaching during the Covid outbreak before returning home to find samadhi.

About The Author

Patricia Gavin is an author and yoga instructor. She serves as an Ambassador for BeYogi Insurance in Ponte Vedra, Florida. She trained and certified as a yoga instructor with Bikram Choudhury in Spring 2014 in Los Angeles, California, on a veteran scholarship and recertifed in Acapulco, Mexico, in June 2018. She has taught for the Kirov Academy of Ballet Summer Intensive and privately in her own studio in Middleburg, Virginia. As a volunteer and student she has attended workshops at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York, and taught in Costa Rica. Her first book SIX AM IN LA Keys to a Healthy Yoga Practice is available Amazon Kindle and on Digicards-Card to studios and gyms to sell and details the process of becoming a Bikram hot yoga teacher. Gavin is a graduate of San Francisco State University, where she earned a B.A. in Broadcast Communications and Aerospace Science and a commission in the US Air Force. She served eight years on active duty as a public affairs & recruiting staff officer and on the national press desk for the Air Force Reserve. She also served as a journalism professor for the Department of Defense. After military service, she earned an MBA in eCommerce, Hospitality Management and Human Resources from Keller Graduate School of Management based in Chicago, Illinois. Currently she is licensed to sell life and health insurance as well as annuities. She is a widow with three children and resides in Northern Virginia.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal,Female Leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Amazon

Year Published: 2020

Hard Copy Available



ISBN 978-0-692-10199-5