JOIN SUP YO ON THE WATER FOR A PLAYFUL AFTERNOON OF SUP ACRO YOGA AND FUN IN THE SUN LED BY ACRO YOGA INSTRUCTOR, PAT DONAHER.
This event will take place in one of our on-water locations where we will begin the first portion of this workshop learning the basics of Acro Yoga on land and then we will take what we have learned to the water, practicing partner balance and grace on paddleboards! Too. Much. FUN!
This workshop is limited to 20 students. No experience or partner necessary.
About your instructor:
Pat Donaher is delighted to be a certified AcroYoga instructor. AcroYoga blends the wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of acrobatics, and the loving kindness of healing arts. These three lineages form the foundation of a practice that cultivates trust, playfulness, and community. Jenny Sauer-Klein and Jason Nemer co-founded the practice in 2003, which has since touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of people world-wide.
Pat was introduced to the practice in Boston by Bonnie Argo, and has traveled all over the country studying with some of the best Acro teachers in the world, and playing with people of all ages and sizes. He brings this experience of play to classes and workshops all over New England.
AcroYoga has 3 main elements:
- Solar Acrobatic Practices that cultivate trust, empowerment and joy.
- Lunar Healing Arts Practices that cultivate listening, loving and letting go.
- Yogic Practices that cultivate breathe awareness, life balance and connection.
Pat brings a lifetime of spiritual and artistic experimentation to teaching a safe, powerful, eclectic vinyasa yoga. He began practicing yoga in 1995, hoping to improve his breathing and performance as a professional saxophonist. One class became a lifelong study, as he continues to explore the various facets of yoga in all parts of life.
Pat has been teaching yoga since 2005, with a wide clientele of athletes, intellectuals, young and old from all over the world. His classes embrace a mix of yoga styles and movement patterns, from power yoga and martial arts to kriyas and therapeutic bodywork to challenge and awaken the bodies and spirits of all his students. He received his 200 and 500 hour certifications from David Vendetti and the Body Awakenings school, and has also completed a level one training Baron Baptiste. His interest in body mechanics, injury prevention and creating more efficiency in his ownpractice led him to study with the remarkable Jill Miller, and he is proud to be a Yoga Tune-Up teacher, combining yoga with careful functional movement and self-massage.
Six years ago Pat discovered the practice of AcroYoga, a blend of yoga, partner acrobatics and Thai Massage, and was completely entranced by the practice. Pat is now an AcroYoga instructor, teaching AcroYoga all over New England. In fall 2014 Pat will combined his body study and Acro zeal to present a therapeutics workshop at the Divine Play AcroYoga Festival in Portland, OR.
- Visit our page “Know before you go” for helpful tips on what to bring.
- Feel free to pack snacks and bring plenty of water.
Come play with us! Check our schedule for our upcoming acro workshops.