Jarrick Browner began practicing yoga because he couldn’t find anything else he could do to get a full body workout, in a small space, that interested him. Living in DC space, wasn’t a luxury he was afforded. His main instructor was Patrick McCLeaf, majoring in Kinesiology at University of Maryland and 500hr Ashtanga Yoga certification. Jarrick practiced Ashtanga in traditional Mysore format in the mornings, before working 10-14hrs at UPS. Mornings he didn’t make it he practiced at home, by himself or with a fellow yogi. After leaving yoga in the mornings it started to rejuvenate him. More energized than the sleep hours before. With this lighter step and extra energy, he started to focus more of his attention on understanding his yoga practice and what effects it was having on his body. He’s always been fascinated by anatomy, philosophy and science. He found the sutras, a purpose behind the poses and Ayurvedic theory and from there he was hooked. From the way practicing made him feel to the mental clarity. His friends saw how fast he was progressing and asked him to teach them. He, really unsure of his own practice gave in to peer pressure. Jarrick started teaching a small group of friends once per week. After a couple of months, his friends started pushing him to get certified. He thought about it for a while and gave Patrick a call. They both thought it was a great idea so he went for it. Jarrick took the 200hr teacher training at Yoga District where he was certified in Dharma, Power and creating sequences of his own. He now teaches a mesh of Power and Dharma with an Ashtanga feel to it. He americanized the practice just a little noticing the bodily differences between cultures. Choosing poses accessible to various body types and conditions, yet still challenging for his all levels flow classes. He teaches with a temperature around 76 degrees. Offering workshops on alignment, chakras, inversions, Ayurvedic practices and more.

Follow Jarrick at thefloatingyogi.com.

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