BRISTOL - A Breathwork Journey: Navigating States with Jez Grattan-Kane
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What if, the Breath is a technology you can explore? Through Breathwork – Inhale the heart speeds up. Exhale the heart slows down...What might this mean for you? A continuous questioning to live in to… there are many ways to listen to and through the Body-Mind, with the technology of the Breath.
This workshop will consist of an opening circle for us to co-create a safe space for our experiences. We will then explore an introduction to the Breath as technology, which can support you to sense, create and navigate your states of experience.
You will be resourced to regulate and calm your Body-Mind with your Breath, supporting your awareness of the nervous system of the Body and your inner atmosphere of Mind. We will then take a rhythmic journey with Conscious Connected Breathing, exploring Breath-holds and pendulating into plateaus of calm on our climb. Then descending down into a state of rest and the beginning of integration.
The states experienced in Breathwork are created by you.. they might be soothingly gentle and balancing to enlivening, ecstatic and a myriad of in-between… they can have Psychedelic potential, wether subtle glimmers of relational revelations or full multi sensory meandering of ineffable meaning… or not… in which case there’s a profound cascade of health benefits to embrace!
You will be invited to enthuse care and curiosity, listening through out your journey… both welcoming the mystery(ing) and cultivating your connection with your Breath as you journey through inner terrain and atmospheres. Body and Mind.
If your new to Breathwork or had experience before you welcome to join… this will be an inclusive space both welcoming those bringing clear intention or open curiosity. If it is your first time exploring Breathwork or you have questions, please do contact me via email.
For those who've been before. This evening Journey is shorter than the day events and we'll be entering into the main journey Conscious Connected Breathing sooner.
Resourcing: We will be inviting curiosity and play into our experience. Exploring different practices that can raise your awareness of and capacity with the breath. Wether creating states of rest and rejuvenation, focus and balance or stimulating energy and inviting inspiration. These can be used to support you, both in the day to day and be explored as practices in a deeper way… or braided into other something light and fun. The breath is always here, to both listen to and relate with.
Breath-holds: We will be exploring what happens when we suspend the Breath, intentionally and with curiosity. Inviting comfort into the breathless space, developing our resilience to stress, increasing CO2 tolerance (a good thing!), and brining awareness to the relation between the flow and volume of our thoughts through the Breath.
Conscious Connected Breathing: We will then guide you through a process of Conscious Connected Breathing, a simple yet profound rhythmic breathing practice. One of braiding willpower and kindness into the inhale, then inviting acceptance and letting go through the exhale, this is done whilst laying down with Jez and other Breathwork facilitators holding the space. As well as increasing your physical capacity for the breath, this can induce a full spectrum of experiences, from ecstatic states to physical and emotional release, to states of deep rest, calm, and everything in-between. You will be supported in both the intention of and the listening within your journey.
Integration: After the journey ends, we will have time to rest, beginning our processes of integrating, and have an opportunity to share our experiences. There will be some unstructured space after the event ends to connect over tea, fruit and chocolate.
Our aim is to facilitate an experience of your own power with the breath, whilst in a co-created safe space. Introducing the breath as technology for you to integrate into your life, available for you to support navigating your states.
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About Your Facillitator: Jez Grattan-Kane
Jez Grattan-Kane is a Yogi and Breathwork Coach, with a love of ecology and curiosity to the embodied and relational nature of human experience. On committing to a daily meditation practice in 2012 he has journeyed deep into paths within Yoga. In 2015 he spent over a year living in India and Nepal, exploring depth Meditation practices, Yoga Asana and Pranayama.
Since his return to the UK, he has been teaching Yoga, completing 600hr of training, he has also trained as Breathwork Coach. Alongside studies in Integrative Transpersonal Psychology. As a facilitator Jez holds space for the curiosity of the interplay between your Mind, Body, and Breath, inviting care, as you raise your awareness of the living ecology of you. This work is supported by introducing the Breath as technology, available for you to tune in to, increasing your response-ability and supporting your choice-fullness in life
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Upcoming Bristol Breathwork events
- Jez Grattan-Kane
- Thu 14th Mar 2024, 6:30pm – 9:30pm GMT (UTC +00:00)
- Gasworks Studio, Narroways Road, Bristol, UK