Breathe for Wellness Workshop
No matter what we eat, how much we exercise, how resilient our genes are, how skinny or young or wise we are—
none of it will matter unless we’re breathing correctly.
~From Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor
The Science and Tradition of Pranayama
Now taking registration for the Sep/Oct 2022 NL Tour- St. John’s, Clarenville, Port Rexton, Gander, Grand Falls. Space is limited. Scroll down for more info.
*This is a scent free event. Please refrain from wearing perfumes or scented hygine products.
Pranayama (Yoga Breathing Techniques) have long been considered one of the most powerful aspects of a yoga practice. Ancient texts clearly indicate that one should only begin the process of pranayama exploration with an experienced teacher. This caution was attributed to pranayama’s impact on every system in the physical, as well as mental, emotional, and energetic bodies.
The benefits ascribed to practicing pranayama throughout history have been extensive and profound. Modern day science has now given us opportunity to discover how and why these effects occur, and which techniques can be applied to impact specific conditions. Learn how to use pranayama to optimize the health and wellness of yourself, and your loved ones, in this three hour workshop that digs into the traditions of pranayama, and the modern day science that supports and expands upon this ancient science of breath.
What will I Experience?
This is a three hour workshop that will present the newest science perspectives on the ancient practices of pranayama. The information will be presented in an interactive format that will include performing asana and pranayama techniques to internalize the impact of these powerful breathing methods. Find out how breathing poorly can result in, or exacerbate, various immune and cardiac dysfunction, as well as common issues such as snoring, sleep apnea, post-covid/virus symptoms, and sinus complaints, to name a few. The great news is that just as we can breathe ourselves into illness, we can also breathe our way out. Ancient and modern insights are combined in this session to help you pay attention to your breath and learn how to utilize it for good!
This session is for everyone with lungs! Session can be done on a mat, or on a chair. Absolutely no yoga experience necessary. During pose portions variations will be provided for all. If you can breathe you can join this workshop!
Bring a your yoga mat (or email Bobby@ShaktiYogaMethod.com if you need to borrow a mat or have a chair provided). Wear comfortable clothing that you can move and bend easily in.
Breathe for Wellness NL Tour Dates 2022
Date & Time: Sep/Oct 2022 See below for dates/times in your area
St. John’s: Sep 18, 9-12pm, Sunday (Yoga Kula Co-op, 286 Torbay Road)
Clarenville: Sep 30, 6:30-9:30pm, Friday (Eastlink Event Centre Theater Lobby – 15 Blackmore Ave,)
Port Rexton: Oct 1, 9-12pm, Saturday (Wild Spirit Yoga, 32 Ship Cove Road)
Gander: Oct 2, 9-12pm, Sunday (Arts & Culture Centre, 155 Airport Boulevard)
Grand Falls – Windsor: Oct 2, 3-6pm, Sunday (Exploits Traditional Karate, Yoga, and Fitness Center, 20 Beaumont Avenue)
Investment in Your Wellness: $39+hst ($44.85CAD)
Instructors: Bobby Bessey, B.Sc., E-RYT 500, RPYT, TRE/Neurogenic Instructor, Yoga Teacher Trainer AND Linda Ivany, RN, BN, RYT 500, Yoga Teacher Trainer. *See below for more bio details
Workshop Registration and Payment
Scroll down to register for a workshop near you by clicking the link below and ensuring that you choose in-person or live stream option. Submit your payment at that time via:
- Interac eTransfer of $44.85 to Payments@ShaktiYogaMethod.com ($39+hst)
- The PayPal button on the registration form
You will receive a confirmation of your registration soon after your registration form has been submitted and your payment received. This will hold your space and add you to the workshop participant list.
*Payment enrolls the registrant for the session dates and times selected only. It is non-refundable and non-transferable. Space is limited. Once your payment has secured your space other people may be turned away from this session.
About the Instructors
Bobby Bessey, B.Sc., E-RYT 500, RPYT, Birth Doula, HBCE, TRE/Neurogenic
Linda Ivany RN, BN, RYT-500
Bobby and Linda both come from science backgrounds, and have spent decades teaching and studying yoga in many traditions and styles. They are international yoga teachers and trainers, with many years of experience facilitating yoga workshops, retreats, and conferences.
Bonded by a mutual love of yoga they have been connecting in various yogic ways for over a decade, culminating in joining forces to instruct the 2023-200 hour Shakti Yoga Teacher Training. While preparing for the Shakti YTT they were swept away in mutual excitement and discussion about the multitude of modern studies that are deepening and supporting the traditions of yoga breathing. Unable to wait for 2023 to share this passion they decided to put together a transformative workshop on pranayama. and tour the island.
You will experience their enthusiasm for this topic first hand in this workshop which is fueled by their pure joy in seeing people change their breathing, and in turn, their lives. For more detailed bios go the the Shakti Yoga Method Teacher Training Page.