The Art of Breathing - Basics of Healthy Breathing

One-day workshop for health, fitness and wellness practitioners

Saturday 15 March 2014

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Improve your own energy and health and enhance your work with clients

This course is designed for health and wellness practitioners who are interested in breathing skills to enhance their current modality of practice. Breath work is an essential element of many health practices including yoga, Pilates, Alexander technique, relaxation training, counselling, and may be used in asthma management.

We take for granted our ability to breathe. But we can breathe well, or we can breathe poorly. A dysfunctional breathing pattern can contribute to musculoskeletal disorders and underlies many disorders including chronic cough, asthma, snoring, sleep apnoea and anxiety; it is common in children, office workers and athletes; it may well be present in many of the people you work with in your chosen modality.

We need to be aware that a client’s dysfunctional breathing can inhibit response to the training or therapy we provide and may underlie an experience of dizziness or discomfort. Understanding the scientific - physiological background to what is happening around breath can enhance the practice of many health and wellness techniques - for both student and teacher.

Tess Graham, a physiotherapist and breathing educator, presents a powerful and practical workshop to enable health and wellness practitioners to enhance their work around breath and help their clients to improve their breathing and wellbeing.

This one-day workshop covers:

  • Basic physiology of breathing
  • The mechanical, physiological, psychological and biochemical effects of dysfunctional breathing.
  • The connection between dysfunctional breathing habits and issues such as rhinitis, mouth-breathing, snoring, sleep apnoea, neck and shoulder pain, dysfunctional body use, speech problems, insomnia, anxiety, panic attacks, asthma and breathlessness.
  • How to identify dysfunctional breathing habits.
  • The essential first steps to better breathing.
  • Myths and misunderstandings about breathing.
  • Application of physiologically normal breathing into modalities such as Yoga, Pilates, Feldenkrais, pulmonary rehabilitation and fitness training.

6 CPD points. Certificate of attendance provided.

“Understanding the physiology of breathing allowed me to adapt the breathing instructions during my Pilates classes. The result for me as the teacher was elimination of my asthma symptoms; for my students it was a greater ease and enjoyment in class."
Laura Kavanagh -   ithrive Pilates.

“As a long-time regular yoga practitioner and teacher I am very familiar with the multitude of pranayama practices and principles of correct yogic breathing. I found Tess Graham's Basics of Healthy Breathing workshop invaluable firstly, for learning what normal, healthy breathing actually is - it is quite different to the assumptions most of us hold with great confidence. Secondly, coming to understand using clear science how each breath we take interconnects and influences all of our physiological functions and processes, empowers us with each and every breath to be able to choose and develop our own better overall health. Changes to our wellbeing can occur very rapidly.  - Sunshine Coast yoga teacher

This workshop will enable you to:

  • Monitor and improve your own breathing
  • Work with optimal breathing practices during the therapy/training you deliver
  • Enhance your work around breath
  • Teach clients strategies to help them breathe better, sleep better and perform better

Workshop Leader

Tess Graham (BSc, Post Grad Dip Physiotherapy, Dip BM) has devoted 20 years to breathing retraining, uncovering the essential principles of good breathing and applying them in the simplest way to achieve extraordinary outcomes. She has the highly-regarded diploma in the Buteyko breathing method from Moscow and is author of the book, Relief from Snoring and Sleep Apnoea (Penguin 2012). Tess is a specialist in both the science and art of breathing.

Workshop Details

Dates:
Saturday 15 March 9.00 am – 4.00pm

Location:
Byron Bay - Byron Yoga Centre, 60 Skinners Shoot Road

Fees:
Early Bird rate (before 4 Feb): $175
Standard registration: $210

 

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Level 2 and Level 3 Breathing Educator Training

Monday 17 - Friday 21 March 2014

Learn the skills of the breathing retraining process to help your clients relieve and prevent common breathing problems

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This course is for health practitioners who are looking to provide breathing retraining programs to their clients. This field of work offers both personal and career satisfaction. It is very rewarding to see the improvements in health achieved so consistently, rapidly and profoundly for clients who improve the way they breathe.

Tess Graham, a physiotherapist and breathing educator, presents this high content and practical course to enable health practitioners to identify breathing dysfunction and assist their clients to improve their breathing, sleep and wellbeing.

 

Level 2 - Essentials of Breathing Retraining

Monday 17 to Friday 21 March 2014:  9am - 5 pm  + 3 mentoring sessions (by Skype)

Trained to teach breathing retraining courses to adults and children with breathing problems (mild –moderate conditions). Level 2 also includes assignments and 3 follow-on mentoring sessions (via Skype). 40 hours

Pre-requisite: Health science/health education qualification. 

Fee: $2100 or $1750 (early bird by 4 Feb 2014)

 

Level 3 - Advanced Certificate in Breathing Retraining

Monday 17 to Friday 21 March 2014:   8am - 5 pm + 10 training and mentoring sessions ( by Skype)

Trained to teach breathing retraining courses to adults and children with breathing problems, including more complex breathing-related problems. Level III training also includes an introduction to the Buteyko breathing techniques and an 8 month training and mentoring program (by Skype). Includes assignments and practical assessment. 60 hours

Pre-requisite: Health science/health education qualification. (NB: Level 2 and Level 3 training can build towards qualification in the Buteyko Method of Breathing Retraining that meets the standards of the Buteyko Institute of Breathing and Health Inc.)

Fee: $3200 or $2750 (early bird by 4 Feb 2014)

 

“If I had to limit my advice on healthier living to just one tip, it would be simply to learn how to breathe correctly." -   Andrew Weil, M.D., 1999

Course Leader

Tess Graham (BSc. Post Grad Dip Phty; Dip BM) has extensive clinical and research experience in breathing retraining. She has worked exclusively in this field for 20 years, uncovering the essential principles of good breathing and applying them in the simplest way to achieve extraordinary outcomes for people with breathing-related disorders. She holds the highly-regarded diploma in the Buteyko breathing method from Moscow and is author of Relief from Snoring and Sleep Apnoea (Penguin 2012).

Pre-requisite: Health science or health education qualification.

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