Patrick has a background in martial arts and functional fitness which he uses in a unique formula that combines movement and breath training, to help people empower their bodies, focus their minds and unlock their full potential. Over the years, Patrick has spent time exploring, moving and breathing in Nature, connecting to her powerful energy, and understanding that movement and breath experiences are significantly enhanced when we establish that connection.
“A warrior cannot lower his head - otherwise he loses sight of the horizon of his dreams.
What form of exercise do you teach?
I teach Thai Boxing and Flow Training, which is a combination of movement and breath training.
What does your exercise do for you - outside and inside?
Through a combination of fight training and meditation, I discovered that I could not only improve my physical health, I could also take control of stress and anxiety to improve my mental health.
What is your favorite inspirational or motivational quote?
"A warrior cannot lower his head - otherwise he loses sight of the horizon of his dreams.“ - Paulo Coelho.
What's your favorite reggae song? What does it mean to you?
Redemption Song by Bob Marley - Musically simple yet lyrically powerful, this song reminds me that there is strength in simplicity and that freedom is the greatest form of power.
What does nature mean to you? How does it inspire you?
Nature is a source of energy. Whether I'm walking in the forest or sitting by the ocean, I can close my eyes, breathe, and immediately feel a sense of strength and peace. Nature inspires me to protect this planet, our home, so we can continue to walk in her forests and sit by her oceans, sharing in her energy, for generations to come.
How can our natural world help bring people closer to their true natures?
I like to think of it in terms of energy and frequency. Let's assume that our planet and the natural world resonate at a certain frequency. The further we step away from that natural frequency, the more disrupted our own frequencies, and therefore our lives become. We are meant to live in balance with nature and share in her energy, rather than disrupt it.
How can exercise make us stronger human beings, better able to connect with others and embrace everyone's right to thrive?
We are physical creatures living in a physical world. Movement makes us stronger physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. That strength provides confidence which leads to a desire to connect, to share and to thrive with those around us. That's the power of movement.
Why is it important for us to connect with other human beings?
I love the expression "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts", it highlights the power of community. No matter how strong we are as individuals, we are always stronger when we come together.
What does the phrase "One World, One Love" mean to you?
I've had some powerful experiences in my life, triggered by a combination of movement, breath and nature. In those moments, I felt a deep connection to life, to this planet. "One World, One Love" represents that connection.
In a universe of exercise platforms, what makes OneFirelight special?
The OneFirelight platform offers something beyond exercise, it offers a connection of movement, music, nature and community to bring people together in a unique and powerful way.
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