Max Strom - Learn to Breathe
Max Strom is coming to Edinburgh and StretchBodyMind is hosting him. To purchase the weekend go to my website.
Type of Event
Max Strom is a global teacher, speaker, author, and trainer, and is presenting his important work on the breath, stress and sleeplessness in Edinburgh for the first time.
Vital Life-Better Sleep: Stress management
Friday 21 Oct. 6pm-8pm. All levels are welcome. Bring writing materials.
This workshop deals directly with the modern plague of sleeplessness and stress. In America, the Center for Disease Control has declared sleep disorder an epidemic, and this is happening in industrial cities across the world. This workshop will help you re-think your priorities and give you knowledge to take home with you to help you sleep and live more at ease. This workshop begins with a lecture, then moves into a gentle restorative sequence of postures and gentle movement that immediately trigger deep relaxation. Simple, powerful accessible. Max will give you knowledge to take home with you to help you live more at ease with improved sleep.
Learn to Breathe, to Heal Yourself and Your Relationships
Saturday 22 Oct. 10am-12pm. All levels are welcome.
How does the way we breathe affect our stress level, anxiety, quality of sleep, and even our relationships? Breath penetrates, breath invigorates, and breath heals. The effect of Max’s breath work can lead to profound release and calm. Other benefits may include increased energy and mental clarity. This works so quickly and effectively that Max has successfully brought his unique breathing program into the corporate world. Class will include a lecture, simple but high impact breathing exercises; very gentle breath-initiated movement, and guided meditation. Appropriate for all levels.
Opening the Chest and Shoulders – a New State of Energy
Saturday 22 Oct. 3pm-5pm. Movement based workshop.
Some of the negative side effects of using a computer are that we find ourselves with frozen shoulders, sore forearms, and injured wrists. This workshop targets these issues with a special sequence of postures that opens the chest and shoulders. This induces an emotional sense of release, brings the mind into stillness, and the body into a new state of energy. Open to all levels except absolute beginners. This movement workshop is both challenging and very healing.
Yoga and the Power of Intention: On & Beyond the Mat
Sunday 23 Oct. 10am-12pm. Movement based workshop.
Just as hydrogen and oxygen, depending on how they are mixed together, can produce either fire or water, posture practice and intention and breath depending on how they mixed together can produce either “just exercise” or can revolutionize our lives. This flowing workshop begins very gently and then builds momentum. At the apex of heat and breath we move directly into a special sequence of postures, which bring the mind into stillness and the body into a new state of energy. This class is both challenging and very healing.
Crisis is the axis for transformation
Sunday 23 Oct. 2pm – 4pm. All levels welcome.
This workshop deals directly with the modern epidemic of stress in industrial societies across the world. A great many of us are plagued with anxiety and depression because we are actually in a quiet state of crisis. The opportunity of crisis is that you have a clarity that is unparalleled to any other time in your life. What is important and not important becomes almost blindingly clear. So, there is no better time to rebuild your vision of your life. The special seminar will give you knowledge to take home with you to help you live a more authentic life with improved sleep. Class includes lecture, gentle movement, breath work, and self-enquiry, and writing. Bring writing materials.
Do not eat at least two hours before practice and eat lightly.
Dress in loose fitting clothing.
Arrive a few minutes early & leave your cell-phone in your car.
Before class, inform Max of any injury or special condition.
Breathing workshop is not advisable if pregnant.