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Bio

Patrick Franco (L.Ac. , E-RYT500) is a licensed acupuncturist in New York City (2015) and professional Yoga Instructor registered nationally since 2007. In addition to private practice, he serves as the Yoga Director/Lead Teacher Trainer at Devotion Yoga in Hoboken, NJ and teaches at Yogamaya New York. 

In 2012, Patrick began his study of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York and received his Masters of Acupuncture in December 2015. He has treated patients at the Pacific College Wellness Center located in NYC's Financial District and the Veteran's Administration Hospital in NYC. Patrick is a Diplomate of Acupuncture from the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). 

Patrick has practiced and studied yoga since 2001 and received his  RYT200 certification from Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in 2007 and his E-RYT500 certification from Yogamaya New York in 2011. 

I’ve been deeply interested in yoga and traditional medicine since 2000 when I walked into my first yoga class in the suburbs of New Jersey. As many college students do, I was seeking more from my life. I was seeking answers to questions about myself, the universe, and ultimately how those two things inter-relate. From that moment forward, ’ve been practicing, studying, or  teaching yoga & traditional medicine.

Your body wants to be healthy.  Your mind wants peace. Your soul seeks purpose. Acupuncture serves to bring balance and equilibrium between your body, your mind and your soul. Even though acupuncture treats specific symptoms such as pain management, chronic allergies, depression, anxiety, fertility, and many other disorders, it is also working on a more holistic level. In my private practice, I aim to give patients the short term relief of symptoms they desire as well as long term holistic health, happiness, and clarity of body, mind and spirit that are the markings of true wellness.

-Patrick

 

 

I’ve been deeply interested in yoga and traditional medicine since 2000 when I walked into my first yoga class in the suburbs of New Jersey. As many college students do, I was seeking more from my life. I was seeking answers to questions about myself, the universe, and ultimately how those two things inter-relate. From that moment forward, I’ve been practicing, studying, or  teaching yoga & traditional medicine.

Yoga, acupuncture, and traditional healing practices are no longer something that I do but have been fully integrated in the way in which I live my life. It permeates my family life, my spiritual life, and my work life.


Today, I live in Hoboken, NJ with my wife and 2 boys.