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Jacob Handwerker

Move. Connect. Play

Movement has always been an integral part of my life.    In addition to AcroYoga, I study Ashtanga Yoga with Kathy Cooper, and practice Vipassana meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka. 
 By helping people connect to themselves and one another I believe that we can create peace around us and in the world.   Before discovering AcroYoga, Ashtanga Yoga, and Vipassana meditation I spent years kayaking, climbing, skiing, backpacking, and dancing. Now, by "showing up" to do my practices I have experienced profound and deep changes in my life.

One of the greatest lessons I have learned is how to connect to my breath. The breath is the only constant we have from birth to death.  I grew up in a house hearing the words Yoga, meditation, Tai Chi, and meridians but it was not until I was 26 that I started to explore them. 
Now, I am very excited to share these passions and teach AcroYoga across the planet. I am based out of Portland, Oregon but I travel throughout Europe and Southeast Asia for many months of the year.