September 18th – October 23rd, 2020
no class on 9/25
Zoom with Ann and Brian * Friday at 12pm
NOW A FREE OFFERING! Fridays at 12:00pm EST with Ann and Brian: We take 25,000 breaths each day and can probably count how many we notice on one hand. Our breath provides us an amazingly versatile tool for taming stress and anxiety, reducing inflammation and even building a healthy immune system!
In this fun, informal series, we explore how our posture and gentle stretches can support better breathing as well as how we can build greater everyday awareness of our breath. Upon this foundation, we then practice several gentle breath control techniques to enhance our physical, mental and emotional health.
Change your breathing, change your life.Author Unknown
Throughout this series, we discuss the ancient wisdom as well as the latest medical research on the breath, including:
- Basic breath anatomy and how we can increase our lung capacity
- Why we should use our nose, rather than our mouth for respiration
- Our breath’s connection to the rest, digest and healing functions of the autonomic nervous system
Students will leave this series equipped with a “breath toolkit” which can be easily accessed anytime for that instant energy boost, deep relaxation response or steady calm focus. No experience necessary, just an open mind and a desire to live life to the fullest.
Join our Better Breathing community for the entire fall session from September 18th-October 23th, or drop in to individual classes as your schedule allows.
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Breathe in deeply to bring your mind home to your body.Thich Nhat Hanh
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS: Ann Grace MacMullan is a certified yoga instructor (E-RYT 200) and certified Level One Breathing Coach, and believes in the healing power of yoga for everyone, no matter what age, level of fitness, or life circumstance. Ann is currently pursuing her E-RYT 500 and C-IAYT, certification in Yoga Therapy. She has been teaching yoga and meditation throughout the Philadelphia area for over five years.
Brian Jeans is a certified yoga instructor (RYT-200) and is completing his PhD in Educational Psychology, focusing on how to mitigate the effects of stress on learning and development. He is also a Philly Reading Coach and Neighborhood Reading Captain, helping kids in underserved communities build literacy and social emotional skills. He has been teaching yoga and meditation in corporate, educational and healthcare settings throughout the Philadelphia area for over five years.