Join Tai Hubbert, yoga teacher & breathwork facilitator, for a one-day intensive to discover the power of the breath and its capacity to support liberated, heart-centered living. The breath is one of the most powerful vehicles for releasing the weight of the past, and for accessing heightened states of awareness to support clarity, creative inspiration, and embodied knowing of what exists beyond the limitations of the mind. As the only function of the Autonomic Nervous System that can be consciously controlled, your breath is an essential tool for supporting physical and psychological health.
The morning session will include a brief overview of the anatomy of breathing, followed by a Hatha-based yoga practice (including myofascial release work) to relieve tension and create more space in the body for a fullness of breath.
In the afternoon, you will be guided in an experiential “breathwork journey” – a 90-minute practice in which you’ll engage an active, circular breathing technique to access heightened states of awareness, insight, and healing. This type of breathwork has been described as “experiential therapy” and serves as a profound vehicle for releasing stress/emotion held in the body, and accessing greater clarity as to the nature of Self and reality.
What to bring:
- A yoga mat
- One or two cozy blankets to use during the breathwork journey (you will be reclined on your back for approximately 90-minutes)
- A thin pillow to cushion your head during the breathwork
- Optional: Eye pillow, mask, or bandana (to block out light during the journey, as desired)
- Optional: A journal & pen (some people appreciate having a journal on hand to capture insights received during the breathwork)
- A sack lunch
Lunch: There will be a 45-minute break for lunch around 12:15pm. As there is limited time to leave the venue, a sack lunch is recommended. A refrigerator is available for cold storage. As breathwork engages full, diaphragmatic breathing, please refrain from eating a large meal mid-day, and perhaps bring a protein-rich snack for the ride home.
Breathwork Contraindications: As active breathwork can be physically and psychologically demanding, please contact Tai if you have any of the following conditions which may require modification, and in some cases, may be contraindicated: pregnancy, cardiovascular disease, severe hypertension, epilepsy, glaucoma, recent surgeries or major injuries, recent infectious and/or communicable disease, asthma, bipolar disorders, or schizophrenia.
Location: OmCulture, Wallingford - 2210 N. Pacific Street, Seattle WA 98103
Investment: $75-100 sliding scale
Register @ www.omculture.com
Five Continuing Education Hours available for teachers