Local Times - everyone, everywhere invited!
London (BST) 19:30-20:30
San Francisco (PDT) 11:30am-12:30pm
New York (EDT) 2.30pm-3.30pm
Berlin (CEST) 20:30-21:30
In this particular series of seven sessions we'll be considering the name and characteristic of specific Daoyin such as 'Deep Sea', 'Dolphin Roll' and 'Growing Pine Tree' and how they provide ways for us to better connect to our landscapes and nature.
Daoyin Breathwork exercises the whole cardio-respiratory system which includes our heart / lungs and those breathing muscles that are internal and we do not see. Daoyin is sometimes called 'internal weight training' benefiting all your inner organs!
Classes can be done from a standing or sitting posture at your own pace and intensity. 'Breath is Life' and during these challenging times when our breathing is either under threat or in recovery from the virus, or we're feeling stressed or anxious - very much needed.
* receive expert coaching so you can correctly gain ownership in order to practice at least seven Daoyin breathing exercises in your own time
* discover the holistic inter-relationship that exists through your whole body-mind-spirit that includes your movement, breath and qi (chi) energy
* discover an anatomy of breathing including the difference between breathing and cardio-respiratory function
* explore aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Taoism that relate to Daoyin such as Yin/Yang theory, 5-Element theory and the 8-Principles
* experience a felt-sense of inspiration, fairness, kinship and selflessness balancing negative emotions such as sadness and grief - feelings all associated with your Lungs in Traditional Chinese Medicine
“Just wanted to say how thrilling it is to be in Alex Boyd's breathwork class. What a life saver, to have access to such powerful practices (new to me) in this time.” Julie
“I felt so energised after last night's class. I felt that I had never had anything like that class, with the breathing. And the enjoyment of it all, and of your sense of humour! It could be the Chinese, or Grief and Sadness with the Lungs, I just don't know. There are also other reasons, it would take too long to specify... And maybe it does not matter. I just know that I want to repeat the class every day this week, and I've paid, and as soon as the recording is available I will use it!” Carolyn
"Your class is awesone, I have pretty bad asthma, just got an air filterer for my space & with the breathing excercises I have noticed a great difference in my energy & the way my breath, energy & lungs feel. thankyou.” deCoy Gallerina
“I was feeling absolutely great throughout especially at the moment of the comment about the muscles tensing up as we pushed the 'buoy' down. Your reply about learning something and then forgetting it for me was simply genial. The next time we did it I realised that the palms of my hands were very warm and not, I hope, from having 'used' my muscles too much to push the 'buoy' down! As for the picture I had 'under the water' it was of all the lithe plants moving around so gracefully, only waving curves and no 'angles'. Renewed thanks, Harold”
The number of places on this unique course are limited so that the facilitator can best offer an interactive experience with participants. Drop-in tickets for individual sessions can be booked if places are available.
Type of format: Course
Duration of each session: 60 minutes
Technical platform for the course: Zoom Pro
Concessionary Ticket - is only for job seekers, students and seniors with a low household income.
Drop-In Ticket: You can only purchase one Drop-In ticket at a time. You can expect an email from Intercultural Roots within 1-2 working days providing you with a choice of Drop-In sessions available to you. Upon receipt of your confirmation we will manually add you to the Zoom meeting and you will receive your confirmation and link.
Please ensure that you book at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the course, excluding Drop-In tickets where available, to allow time for you to receive confirmation emails and your entry link to Zoom. This is because we rely on third parties for confirmation etc. Please ensure you have read the Legal notices on our website before booking, in particular our notices regarding Privacy (including Privacy Considerations When Using Zoom), Refund & Cancellation, Disclaimers and Terms.