American Parkour’s Mark Toorock recently had the opportunity to attend and present at Art of Retreat held this year in Seattle Washington.

The Art of Retreat is a parkour leadership gathering held annually. This amazing event combines movement sessions, seminars, and talks with other activities to bring members of the community together to share ideas. For me, the event always leaves me feeling very nourished and energized, so many people make great contributions, and their energy helps drive everyone forward.

This year I was fortunate to be chosen as a speaker, I discussed our “Parkour in Schools” Programs. The talk was well received, and hopefully, it will enable more people to introduce parkour programs to their local school systems.