Let the Breath Be Your Guide to Peace
A Live Online Workshop Series with Dan Peppiatt
16th November – 7th December 2021
The run up to Christmas can be a very stressful time for many. To bring some much needed peace and calm, why not join our friendly and relaxed group to explore why the way we breathe is so fundamental to our mental state and how we can improve both our mental and physical wellbeing by making a few small adjustments.
We will be learning about the effect our breath has on our nervous system and will learn breath techniques. There’ll be plenty of opportunities to ask Dan questions and all participants get accountability and support from each other in our closed facebook group.
The one hour sessions will run every Tuesday at 7pm (GMT) for four weeks from 16th November 2021.
Week 1: Finding Freedom in the Breath
What are the poor breathing habits that we get into and why does that happen? In this session we will look at accessing the muscles of respiration and keeping them free and supple, including accessing the intercostals to free the ribcage and accessing the diaphragm to free the belly. We’ll also explore opening the sinuses and keeping them open, and experiment the first simple, relaxing breath practice – breath observation and knowing the breath.
Week 2: The Functional Breath
What is functional breath and why don’t we need to add in any complicated breathing ‘techniques’ to improve it? In this session, Dan will debunk the deep breathing myth and why you can’t simply ‘breathe in’ more oxygen. We’ll also explore the science behind why and how our breath is the quickest way to enter relaxation, and how to return to breathing efficiently and locking this into our daily behaviour. The next breath practices we’ll experiment with are egg breath and box breath, and determining which works best for you.
Week 3: Breath and the Mind
The breath is a monitor of our mental state. Learn about adjusting our mental state using the breath. Dan will share simple techniques to monitor the breath and use them to observe future improvement, and we’ll explore slowing and smoothing the breath in this week’s practice.
Week 4: Breath for Stress
In our final session, we’ll discover stress-proofing techniques using the breath and how to improve your physical stamina and activity levels with the breath. The final breath practices are perfect breath and an emergency practice for moments of stress and anxiety.
All sessions will take place live on Zoom and you can access the recording for 7 days after. Or, you can purchase the on-demand bundle which gives you access to the live sessions and lifetime access to the recordings.
Dan believes that you can’t teach yoga or meditation; you can only facilitate other peoples’ journey to find a perfectly organic way of practicing for them, something that he calls ‘Yoga Like Water’. He is just as likely to be found experimenting with these concepts free-diving; surfing; on a slack-line or rock face as in yoga. You may wish to check out Dan’s Ten Day Breath Challenge here.
The cost for four live sessions is £35
The cost of the live sessions & lifetime on-demand bundle is £50
Terms and Conditions
The live online workshops are for your education and your enjoyment only. You are participating in the live classes at your own risk. You are encouraged to to take breaks when needed and/or when in doubt, don’t do sequences that you are even a little concerned about. If you have any health condition, please seek medical advice before taking any form of exercise. If you have any concerns, please let us know before the workshop starts.
If you feel unwell in any way or if you experience any discomfort during class, please stop the class and consult your health practitioner immediately. Remember that yoga is mostly a journey off the mat and into life, and it is a journey about taking responsibility for our own actions and cultivating self-knowledge. Only choose exercises which will nurture and support you, and please take responsibility for yourself and your current abilities during your practice. Remember that each day is different, and even if yesterday you were able to perform a movement, that is no indicator that the same exercise is possible today. Please move within your comfortable limits and if you’re in any doubt whatsoever, please seek medical advice.
We are not medical practitioners and we do not seek to offer medical advice. Please consult your healthcare practitioner before starting any new exercise. This is particularly important if you have any limiting condition or are, pregnant, nursing, regularly taking medications, or have any existing medical conditions. We do not accept any liability whatsoever for any injury or damage, either during or after this retreat. Your participation in this retreat is entirely voluntary and at your own risk, and you agree to abide by the T&Cs of Movement for Modern Life.
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