Breathwork Intensive: The Fundamentals of Breathwork
When: April 11, 18, 25, & May 2 2021 // 4 x Sundays from 9 AM – 12 PM PST
Where: Live on Zoom
We believe you learn by doing first, and then understanding. This is an inside out approach, beginning with experience and then giving context about that experience so that you have a felt understanding for your own life and practice first.
This course is a compilation of technique, approach, perspective, direct experience, and applied practice from Reis Paluso, Luke Wientzen, Samuel Whiting, Kimberly Johnson, and more.
In less than one month, you will gain a fundamental understanding of breathwork and conscious breathing practices from a 360-degree view.
Drawing from a wide range of knowledge including Wim Hof, Rebirthing, pranayama, and more, we have dissected each and have distilled the key elements into a unique multidisciplinary approach.
Rather than focusing on one style or method of breathing, we choose to look at the underlying principles to be able to direct physical, mental, and emotional states in the direction we want to go.
After all, every day, body, and breath is different, meaning there is no one-size-fits-all breathwork technique or method.
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WHAT THIS COURSE INCLUDES:
✅ Four 3-hour Sunday sessions
✅ A one-month membership to Our Breath Collective* to assist in developing a daily practice and to experience the principles in action from a variety of instructors
✅ A 30-minute one-on-one private coaching call with Reis or Luke
* If you currently have a subscription, you will not be charged for the month during the course
WHO THIS COURSE IS FOR:
🌬 Anyone who values breathwork but wants to expand their knowledge and possibly even begin to share it within their circles and beyond
🧘♀️ Yoga teachers interested in understanding breath outside of classical pranayama for an added layer into their teaching
✨ Life coaches who lack experiential training in breath technique but want to use it as a tool for shifting their clients from one state to another
🧠 Psychologists who take on other’s emotions and are looking to utilize a tool simultaneously for clients and self to assist in holding a safe space
🏥 Healthcare workers who can benefit from immunity-boosting and safeguarding self-regulation practices to fortify their well-being
🏃 Athletes ranging from professional sports to your weekend warrior looking to elevate their performance
💪 Biohackers who have grown bored of hearing one perspective from one breathwork school of thought and are looking for a deeper layer of human performance
🙋 All individuals who are sick and tired of feeling dominated by fear or anxiety and are interested in taking the reigns of their physical, energetic, and mental health
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
In our structured 1-month plan that holds you accountable, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of breathing and know how to apply what you learn in the context of your own personal journey through life.
Together, we will break down the principles of breathing - from the physiology, chemistry, mechanics, and the various ‘knobs and levers’ for directing the breath so that you will be able to steer yourself in the direction you want to go.
Rather than relying on unwanted and unconscious patterns or tendencies, you will open up new levels of awareness and feel empowered to self-regulate.
A new appreciation for the innate capacity of the human body will expand exponentially.
So whether you are feeling anxious, stressed, tired, or even frozen, you will come away with new strategies for consciously shifting your state into more love and presence. If you are looking to level up your performance, focus, and creativity, you will have real-time tools to find flow.
And most importantly, you will take your power back.
WEEK 1: THEORY & PRINCIPLES OF BREATHING (Luke & Reis)
- General physiology of breathing
- Anatomy of breathing
- Breathing chemistry: O2, CO2, NO
WEEK 2: MECHANICS OF BREATHING (Maggie)
- Key breathing functions & principles - patterns of breath, breath holds, nasal vs mouth, etc.
- Breathing schools of thought and methods applied
WEEK 3: NERVOUS SYSTEM & THE BREATH (Sam)
- How breathing connects to the nervous system
- Emotional and physical responses to breathing
WEEK 4: PERSONAL BREATHING ASSESSMENT (Luke & Reis)
- Examine and understand your breathing tendencies
- Bodywork from improved mechanics
- Breathing interventions to improve your personal practice
- Developing your own breathing protocol