Who Is Veleisa Patton Burrell

Storyteller. Yoga instructor. Writer. Dreamer. Humanist.

I’ve always been fascinated with storytelling, which is why I am a student of communication. My background is  in hospitality and tourism, where the human element of desire for new spaces and faces is front and center. My audiences have included customers and media (external) and employees and leadership (internal). I blog, I connect through social media, I love a strong brand story, I watch the digital space and how it’s changing business and mostly, I learn.

I completed my Master’s degree in communication in 2013, and from there I hatched a plan to help companies with a combination of real-world skills and theory-based knowledge. Some other tidbits:

  • I am fascinated by human nature, the ways we learn and the ways we communicate. No, I can’t be any more specific.
  • I am a certified yoga instructor.
  • I want to be a runner when I grow up.
  • I have a standing goal of traveling more because  I love culture and how it differs even from city to city.
  • My weakness is baked goods.

I am proud to be a #PlaidPower Blogger. Find my posts on plaidforwomen.com

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  • Beza

    Hey Veleisa,
    My name is Beza and I recently moved back to Dallas and would appreciate insight on yoga studios in the area! In Austin I went to a bikram yoga studio (Black Swan Yoga) and my favorite instructors focused on the person and experience more so than the physical aspect. Ive read a little of your blog and would appreciate any and all recommendations 🙂

    Also I couldnt find any black owned ones but that would be preferred

    • veleisapatton

      Hi Beza! I don’t know any black-owned yoga studios (I do know a Latina owned studio near downtown). I am familiar with some black female teachers and I’d be happy to make recommendations. Where have you practiced so far?

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