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Parkour Basics Lesson

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40 per session

I will teach you parkour exercises and techniques in a way that even the clumsiest beginner can participate.

You may have seen parkour videos where daredevils perform completely inaccessible stunts, big drops, gigantic diving vaults--we won't be doing that here. Instead, I find a beauty and poetry in the movement of parkour, one that explores the dynamic range of the human body, that explores our relationship with the environment around us, that empowers us to dissipate the illusions of weakness that manipulate us in the world.

These lessons will be low impact, low risk, and follow a careful progression. It will be physically challenging and require you to move and exert effort in ways you probably haven't tried before. We'll crawl a lot, and we'll jump a little bit.

Training & Qualifications


I am a seasoned parkour practitioner--we call ourselves traceurs. I've been doing parkour for over a decade, and have seen the community in the US and internationally grow. When I started, coaching wasn't an option, and we learned it all by ourselves and with the help of others who were exploring. So, from the beginning, I've focused on how to make parkour accessible, interesting, and fun.

I've performed for events, videos, photography, and other projects, but I'm more proud of having taught parkour classes professionally since 2008. Although it isn't my profession any longer, throughout that journey, I visited parkour coaching communities around the world, and attained a Level 2 parkour coaching certification in London from Parkour Generations.

Availability & Preferences


I prefer weeknights in the East Bay if possible. We'll probably have to coordinate a little bit to figure out a time to meet.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Albert


Xavier received session of Parkour Basics Lesson from Albert
May 02, 2016
Albert is the best!
Yodassa received session of Parkour Basics Lesson from Albert
Apr 06, 2016
great parkour session!! i loved it, even when I fell :) thank you soo much
Christina received unit of Custom Ritual Design from Albert
Feb 03, 2017
I am going to be moving a lot this season, and I requested some time with Albert to co-create a ritual to help me say goodbye/hello to all of my physical spaces. We ended up diving deeper and creating a ritual "when you need to practice taking up space" — both physical and metaphysical. I found a lot of value, joy, and groundedness in spending this intentional time with Albert — who is thoughtful ...and thought-provoking, and fully present while he is with you.show more
Minna provided session of Private Sound Healing session for Albert
Dec 07, 2016
Albert is a great guy to work with!
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Nov 01, 2016
Albert is a great guy! Some of the communication was a little slow, but I would be glad to do future deals with him.
Dan provided Help with Love letter delivery for Albert
Oct 10, 2016
I was happy to work with Albert on his love letter project and wish I could have done more for him. I wish him the best of luck, love, and life and hope all his happy dreams come true!
Thistle provided unit of Custom Made Sigils for Albert
Jun 15, 2016
Extremely kind and inspiring person. Very wonderful experience to work with him, I look forward to working with him again in the future.
Aaron received Help with I need some answers from Albert
Jun 12, 2016
I like Albert. He tries on new versions of himself to see how to best align with who he wants to be. I'm still not sure who he wants to be, but that's good, because I like who he is, and I trust that who he eventually becomes, that will be just a more refined, evolved and compassionate version of the guy we all get to enjoy today.
Greg provided unit of Awesome Hat Finger Gun Photo for Albert
Jun 11, 2016
5/5, would send finger guns to again
Mike received unit of Custom Ritual Design from Albert
Jun 10, 2016
I can't say enough good things about Albert. He is one of the nicest and most genuine human beings I have ever met. Our custom ritual experience was a lot more meaningful than I expected. I am not religious at all, but Albert and I discussed the helpful benefits of ritual outside of its spiritual or religious context. In the way that visualization can help a person find clarity, deliberate thought... and movement can also be very powerful. I have definitely made a great friend in Albert. We shared a great meal after our sessions and continued our excellent discussion. Can't wait to see Albert again soon. show more


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