INSTITUTE PROGRAMS > WORKSHOPS
This section contains:
- Days of Breath
- Breath Meditation
- Breathexperience in Relationship
- Your Health is in Your Breath
Intensive Workshops 2 to 5 days:
Through a series of experiential movement sequences, participants learn basic sensing, focusing, and hands-on approaches to consciously experience the meaning of their personal breath movement.
The conscious sensing and experiencing of breath movement will support participants in understanding and applying the laws and principles of breath as a source for creating balance and healing. Experiencing breath movement by working with vowels and consonants also serves as a possible way to enhance this process.
We experience ourselves being moved by the breath, not only inside, but also into the outer world. Movement out of breath becomes the definition of the true essence of Self. In this way we now enter a self-analytical process of growth and development, which encompasses the entire range of our being in the world. Body, soul and spirit can be experienced as one. Each workshop participant will be provided with the support needed to carry away their own personal learning of breath's meaning.
The learning process is based upon experience. When we use verbal dialogue, we refer to the individual experiences of the persons involved. The Experience of Breath is a process which can help to base our understanding and balancing on Somatic Intelligence. This is different from the traditional cognitive intelligence which is limited in accessing important resources. Somatic intelligence provides us with knowledge that can access and include every single cell of our existence. The nature of the Experience of Breath provides immediate integration of process when participating with full presence of self in working with breath.
Sessions in an Intensive two or five day workshop cover 1 1/2 hours blocks, with a maximum of three a day, with breaks in between. The Breathwork develops in sitting, standing or moving. Laying on the floor is a rare form of learning with this method. The preferred size of groups ranges between 8 to 16 participants with one teacher and the possibility of an assistant teacher.
There are Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced levels of teaching. The teaching builds according to the potential for growth of each individual participant and the group as a collective. Introductory Workshops always cover basic material and principles of The Experience of Breath. Intermediate and Advanced level Workshops can sometimes focus on a particular theme. All workshops respect the individual process of participants.