“Don't talk about it,
be about it!"
Strength. Flexibility. Balance. Mental Toughness. Focus. Breath.
Patrick Beach integrates these six aspects in his signature approach to power yoga. He teaches vigorous vinyasa classes that emphasize building strength, creating flexibility, encouraging play, and learning to float. His classes are a fluid mix of longer holds and crafty flows that forge a deep mind-body connection. Patrick’s caring and intelligent teaching style makes yoga relatable for all levels of modern-day students. Longtime yogis familiar with his teachers, Annie Carpenter, and Brock and Krista Cahill will appreciate the blend of those teachings with Patrick’s own in-depth knowledge of alignment and his flair for creative sequencing built from a dedicated personal practice.
Patrick will prepare you for take-off--his classes ignite a sense of adventure in even the most hesitant practitioner, and he loves to teach students how to safely play upside-down. Whether beginner or advanced, students can get ready to step outside their comfort zone with sequences that keep them guessing and have been known to lead to empowering “ah-ha!” moments. Ever calm and comfortable on his feet and on his hands, Patrick transmits confidence to his students. Many attest to a once-feared pose transforming into their favorite under Patrick’s guidance.
Each breath and posture becomes an opportunity for his students to unearth their own power. Patrick hopes that as his students rediscover their mind-body connection they will find the inspiration to explore their world from a new and emboldened perspective.
What are your goals for 2016 and beyond?
The things that excite me the most right now are spreading social change through body awareness and exploring the world. I would love to continue to do these things and help people out as much as possible. This is such a time of opportunity to do positive stuff, embrace it!
When was the last time you did something for the first time?
I just went to Australia, moved to a new city, and surfed for the first time all in the last month!
How would you describe your first yoga experience?
Terrible! It was really hot, I had no idea what was going on, and got kicked out of class half way through for laughing at an unfortunate incident!
Who has influenced you the most in your life?
Definitely my parents, they have obviously had the most opportunity to and have made a positive impact on my life.
If you had one super power, what would it be?
To fly, I think teleportation would make me lazy, we can already get pretty much anything on demand right now from our couches, being able to go somewhere in the blink of an eye would be too much.