Join Dr of Neuroscience Cathy Scanlon and Physiotherapist Christine Gioia on Sunday 26th November (those that received the email, it erroneously stated Saturday) for a transformational workshop of soulful selfcare that will leave you calmer, mentally cleansed and refreshed.
What is Transformational Breathwork & Movement?
Join me & Dr. Cathy Scanlon for deeply restorative active movement & breath-work workshop. Our hope for this special event is to bring you all a sense of deep connection to yourself, to relieve stress and to cleanse the mind ahead of the last months of the year.
The event takes place from the comfort of your home, where you can safely and conveniently enjoy one of the most gloriously powerful methods of meditation I have ever personally experienced. The workshop takes place online via Zoom. Cathy will host the event and all who join will be sent the link before the workshop takes place.
To start, Cathy will run us through the breathwork method, as it is a very active style of breathing, certainly unlike any breathwork you might experience in general exercise classes.
Once we've all tried out the breathing style and ironed out any questions, I will lead 20 minutes of very gentle movement to prime your spine and nervous system for the breathwork meditation. Dr. Cathy Scanlon, the Breathwork Coach, will be guiding us through the second portion of the class, an active breathwork technique that will create new sensation and awareness, and a unique experience for every one of us on the mat.
This style of breathwork is an active, open mouth double inhale and exhale. This style of breath is a challenging practice (hence the term 'active' breathwork) that after approximately 10 minutes takes the practitioner into a deep meditative state that can be highly cleansing and therapeutic. The practice facilitates the release of stress and tension, as well as emotions we may have been holding onto for many years. It's a highly cathartic and slightly trippy technique, which leaves us feeling lighter and often in a state of bliss and total mind clarity.
Research studies have reported states of mental clarity, profound relaxation and sense of well-being after just one Breathwork session. Longer term benefits of deep breathing practices have shown significant effects on the respiratory, cardiovascular, cardiorespiratory and autonomic nervous systems.
Breathwork & Movement Workshop Booking information:
This workshop is free for all of my monthly subscribers which is an absolute bargain because my monthly subscription fee is only 5Eu per month.
If you're keen to drop in you can join us for a once off fee of 16Eu booked via either Cathy or my own website via the booking link below.
Cathy will be the host of the zoom event, so you will receive the link to the workshop the night before the workshop to your email.
The workshop takes place across multiple timezones, as most of my and Cathy's subscribers are in Ireland, our marketing materials say 10am which suggests Irish time. My platform will always display a class in your local timezone so please keep an eye on the time of your booking.
🇮🇪 Irish start time 10am
🇳🇱 Amsterdam start time 11am
🇿🇦 South Africa start time 12pm
What You'll Need:
Zoom installed on your computer
You'll need a private space where you can lay down flat and stretch out to do the Breathwork. You can lay on a bed, couch, or the floor —wherever you're comfortable. I also recommend the following:
A camera on your device positioned so we can see your torso when you are lying down and while you're moving on the mat. If you prefer your camera off that's perfectly OK too.
A blanket and pillow
This class is Not suitable if you're pregnant / have serious heart complications (get in touch if you're working through cardiac issues)
A mat for the active movement portion of class
Water nearby (sometimes the active breathwork can make the mouth a bit dry