1-DAY: Breathe! Exhale 2020, Inhale 2021
Join us in a collective exhale of 2020 and inhale a fresh perspective for 2021. Together, we will find support and vitality through breath and community to transition into the new year. This 1-day workshop is an opportunity to energize yourself by reviewing techniques you may already be familiar with and to learn new ones too!
"Linda is an excellent teacher, creating an intimate experience online. Her personal and professional experience and skills were evident throughout the workshop. Linda was well supported by the Haven's technical team, making the experience easy to connect online and in the breakout groups. I would highly recommend this workshop for improved breathing function and as part of a stress reduction protocol."
- Julaine, past participant
Program description, benefits & outcomes:
Breathing, which we usually take for granted, is far more than the unconscious functioning of our autonomic nervous system. It is the cord that ties the soul to the body, the movement of spirit in matter. Breath is the integrating force for the multiple dimensions of our whole-person existence. We can learn to breathe in ways that liberate our self from ingrained restrictions and free our body, mind, soul and emotions to fuel and fertilize fresh new possibilities.
By learning to breathe consciously we can experience a surprisingly wide range of benefits. Some of the rewards that people have experienced include:
- Deep relaxation and improved sleep
- Soothing of anxiety, tension and pain
- Enlivened energy and sensory enrichment
- Enhanced presence and spontaneous creativity
- Shaking up and releasing of physical and emotional restrictions
- Activation of motivation, intention and clarity of purpose
- Heightened capacity for interpersonal relatedness - even with those who are distanced physically from us
This one-day workshop is an illuminating introduction to a variety of methods for conscious breathing - no prior experience with meditation, yoga, or breathwork is necessary. It is also an integrative complement for participants who have experienced breathwork at The Haven in Come Alive, Breathe!, Body, Breath & Energy, and others, and are wanting to review, refresh, and renew conscious breathing habits. Participants will complete the workshop with a breadth of take-home practices and tools to continue to develop beneficial patterns for living well.
In this online program, conscious breathing aficionado Linda Nicholls will offer physiological information, guidelines, coaching, and practice with a variety of forms.
We will gather on Zoom for two, 2-hour sessions on Sunday, January 24th:
- Session 1: 10am-12pm PT
- Session 2: 2pm-4pm PT
Join us to rediscover and revitalize your amazing, embodied being to experience calm, release, renewal and interconnection in community.
"Participating in Linda's online Breathe! workshop fulfilled my need for meaningful connection (with others, with myself) in a surprisingly effective way. I was once again reminded about the importance of mindful breathing and deeply appreciated the opportunity to be a part of a communal experience."
- Jane, past participant
This online program will be hosted on Zoom, a video conferencing software that is free for participants and easy to use on a variety of devices. You will need to have a device (desktop computer or laptop recommended; tablet or smartphone can work too), reliable internet connection, and sound capabilities (headset recommended; built in or external microphone or speaker systems can work too). You will be invited to join the call up to 15 minutes early to receive technical support.
Note: The link to join the call and Haven Online How-to guide will be emailed to participants the day before the program. All registrants will receive a reminder email the day of the program as well.