Yoga Therapeutics

My movement sessions are designed as prescriptive treatments leading to self empowerment, and optimal physical wellbeing. I give my clients the means with which they can transform their experience of being embodied.
Hence the name “Transformational Therapeutics”.

What’s a session look like ?

A session is one hour, or hour and a half if requested.
Cost: $70.00 / hour

My sessions are based on your needs and my assessment of what will be most beneficial. I will assess movement capabilities and consider time constraints in the development of a movement program. I utilize my many years of experience in modes of movement to develop a routine that has flexibility and strength as well as fun in mind.

What do I wear ? – wear loose fitting clothing.

Where am I located ? – 822 “G” Street , on the plaza in Arcata, Ca.

Contact : 707-616-4117

About Patrick

The human body has always been a source of fascination for me. I remember as a child being so thoroughly enchanted with the ways I could move. I loved and participated in various sports; football, baseball, track, wrestling, and tennis were modes of movement as were surfing and scuba diving. At sixteen I met and studied with Swami Satchidananda, discovering the myriad practices of Yoga. I spent two years with him before heading to Humboldt, where I discovered Martial Arts and Zen. I spent fifteen years studying various martial arts including Aikido for nine years, Brazillian JuiJutsu, Muy Tai, Escrima, Jeet Kun Do, and Western Style Boxing. Yoga became my main focus in 1996 when I began practicing Ashtanga Vinyasa. I practiced Ashtanga for seven years, then met John Friend in 2002, and began a deep study of the bio mechanics of yoga movement.

Through the study of Yoga Therapeutics I grasped the power of yoga as a therapeutic tool, healing chronic knee issues I’d been struggling with for years. In 2006 I became a certified massage therapist, studying with Donna King of Heartwood Institute. I practiced massage for three years, then undertook the journey to become a Board Certified Structural Integrator AKA “Rolfing” in 2009, studying with Thomas Myers, the developer of the “Anatomy Trains”. Tom Myers and his staff helped me to understand the Human Body on a whole other level, as a “tensegrity structure”.

This knowledge has given me the ability to assess a clients structure with an understanding of the causal factors leading to injury, and the ability to help the client heal themselves through the information and bodywork I provide. The “Anatomy Trains” paradigm informs every aspect of my work as a therapist and as a Yoga Teacher. It helps me to understand movement patterns in a way that gives me and the student, or client the means to work with the imbalances in a skillful way.

I have been a yoga teacher since 2000 when I taught Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in Brazil. I became a Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher in 2010 after many years of teaching and thousands of hours of study and practice.
I am dedicated to education and practice as the means for experiencing “Optimal Blueprint Alignment” in the body and mind. “Optimal Blueprint Alignment” is where the flow of “Prana” or life force is able to flow in the body unrestricted by injury or imbalance. As one heals and aligns the body, the mind naturally responds in a positive way.

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