Arm Balances: Sthira and Sukha
Arm balancing is the ultimate expression of the play between steadiness (sthira) and ease (sukha). By utilizing the core as the “engine” and the shoulder girdle as the stabilizer (Sthira) we can achieve more playfulness and grace (sukha) within our arm-balance practice. Learn the applicable anatomy to achieve proper alignment and to take flight safely while exploring several variations of arm-balancing postures.
Practicing since 2010, Patrick has gone from once-a-week asana dabbler to yoga devotee. Yoga is the pillar that supports some of the other joys in his life: being a loving husband, an active father, and creating hand-made ceramics in his home studio.
Patrick teaches an energetic Vinyasa flow, set to great music and designed to activate and open the entire body, with special emphasis on breath and alignment. We will sweat together, laugh together, and share in each other’s successes. Show up, work hard, and you will never be the same again.
Patrick has studied with local teachers such as MaryAnn McIvor, Jen Fleisher, and Kevin Warren, each of whom has ignited his desire to improve his personal practice and inspired him to share his love of yoga by becoming a certified teacher. Patrick completed his 200-hour Vinyasa Teacher Training at FlyDog Yoga in August of 2015.