Patrick Hogan is a movement teacher who specializes in Restorative Exercise and Natural Movement. His Restorative Exercise certification (RES from Katy Bowman’s Nutritious Movement Institute) provides an expertise in restoring the body’s optimal alignment so as to alleviate many common ailments of modern living and to regain the freedom of natural movement. His Natural Movement training (Mov Nat level 2) provides the platform to teach the fundamental movement skills that are our birthright as human beings. Patrick also holds certifications in Yoga (RYT-500 and ERYT-200), Thai Massage, and Advanced Kinesiology. Each of these has helped him become attuned to the body’s capability for free, playful, and healthy movement.
Patrick brings a playful approach to his classes so that they can act as a forum for movement exploration. He believes that in play and curiosity we can achieve our deepest learning and enhance our relationship between ourselves and the world.
Patrick’s intention is to assist in guiding people on their journey towards knowing their deeper selves and moving better in the world. His methods include:
- Addressing common ailments and movement deficiencies through assessing body alignment and then both teaching corrective exercises and suggesting lifestyle adjustments.
- Deepening the mind/body potential through Natural Movement and Hatha Yoga practices
- Enhancing bodily freedom and energetic healing through Thai Bodywork
- Assisting in the development of one’s personal movement & spiritual practice (known as Sadhana in the yogic tradition)
He teaches around New York City in private, corporate and class settings. Past workshops have included Natural Movement Fundamentals, Yoga for Movement Disorders, and combined Yoga and Natural Movement retreats in Nicaragua.
Now, he can often be found climbing trees and running barefoot through the parks.
For Patrick, his passion for physical expression and a connection to nature have been the means for finding himself. He grew up in the Northwest and through a myriad of activities: skiing, rock climbing, triathlon, hiking, martial arts, and movement theatre, Patrick has explored many methods of moving in the world. All these activities, including the practices he now teaches are methods of self-exploration: how the physical can illuminate the mind and how the mind can transform the body.
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