Breathing Beyond Pranayama with Dan Peppiatt
An intensive weekend for teachers and practitioners exploring the breath within our teaching and our practise
All of our intensives have the underlying exploration of what you are delivering as a yoga teacher and why you are doing that. Working through the medium of breath, mindfulness or movement we stop simply regurgitating practices that we assume are ‘yogic’ and start to actually explore the wisdom behind them, considering whether there might even be more efficient and effective ways to achieve our purpose.
These two days together will take us on a journey of understanding ourselves through not only the breath, but the breath in connection to the body and the mind. We will consider whether traditional yoga pranayama is really the most effective and useful set of tools for most people’s poor breathing habits and if not, then what should we be working with?
Explore the full potential of your breath and why it is the most powerful tool the ancient yogis chose to work with. Combining the best training and breath correction techniques from free-diving training, Wim Hof method, Buteyko normalisation as well as breath work tools from Russian Systema to Taoism and sufism, join Dan to investigate the outer limits of where your breath and the absence of it can take you.
Topics will include:
– Anatomy and physiology of how and why we breathe
– Examining the most common poor breathing habits in ourselves and the general population
– Correcting breathing patterns and breathing more efficiently and easily
– Breathing games, tools and drills from various disciplines
– Breathwork for anxiety and stress
– Breathing effectively and efficiently as a teacher
Open to practitioners and teachers; discover how to improve your own breathing and that of your students in totally new and unfamiliar ways.