San Rafael Public Library

Harmonious Breathing Workshop: Breathe As You Are

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July 26, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Library Meeting Room
1100 E Street
Reference Desk

Harmonious Breathing has as its central purpose the rediscovery of the beauty and importance of breathing well in our everyday lives. Among the many health benefits, it serves to clear the mind, restore vigor to the body, and harmonize the emotions.

In this workshop we practice breath awareness through gentle movement and easy static postures. Then using safe, breath-specific exercises, we gain the experience of the pathways the breath can take. In so doing we enhance the fluidity and underlying harmony of the respiration. This is an embodied practice that takes place standing and also sitting in a chair.  All skill levels are welcome.

Presenter: Vicki Sidley

Vicki Sidley was born and raised in South Africa. She has resided in California since 1977. She began practicing Yoga in the early 70’s, and has been a Yoga teacher for 16 years, accredited in 2002 by Yoga Arts in Australia at the 500-hour level. Her classes draw from many sources, including classical Hatha Yoga and Zen traditions.
In early 2014 she was introduced to Yantra Yoga of the great Dzogchen master Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, and recognized it as uniquely effective. She has practiced this art regularly since.
Vicki has taken the first and second open level Yantra Yoga courses. She has attended courses in Harmonious Breathing and the anatomy of breathing with Fabio Andrico and has helped him edit a book on the subject. In 2015 she was authorized to teach this profound method of breathing, beneficial to all.

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