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Thu 17 Oct 2019 @ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PMFree
Come and investigate with Kate Binnie the body-mind link and the potential for cultivating wellbeing via an exploration of your own breath.
Breath is the foundation of our lived experience: if we are alive, we breathe! Yet for many reasons we can be tight, tense and wound-up in body (and mind) and this negatively affects our ability to take in and to let go of our breath. Contemporary neuroscience shows the bi-directional link between breath, brain and emotions to be of vital importance, especially for those living with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or other illness that causes breathlessness. But for anyone, becoming consciously aware of our breath can be a tool for living a calm and more spacious life. Whatever is going on with your lungs, your breathing, your body or your mind – this workshop is for you!
All Breathers Welcome. The workshop will take place in the Sanctuary of the atrium of the Brunel Building, Southmead Hospital, Bristol.
Tickets for this event are free, but please ensure that you book a ticket via Eventbrite to avoid disappointment: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/breath-body-mind-integration-workshop-2-of-3-tickets-69993555609
Southmead Hospital is served by over 12 bus services which stop either on site outside the main entrance to the Brunel building, or very close by. For quick and easy route planning visit www.traveline.info.
You can park in the Brunel Multi-Storey Car Park or on Monks Park Road. For further information on car park charges and alternative travel, please visit the Southmead Hospital travel information page.
Kate Binnie teaches on the Yogacampus yoga therapy course. She works in Oxford as a music, mindfulness, and yoga teacher, specialising in therapeutic applications of music, yoga, and mindfulness for people living with chronic and life-limiting illness in the NHS and the community. She also runs continuing professional development (CPD) days for healthcare professionals on Breath-Body-Mind Integration, aiming to spread the principles and practices of yoga and mindfulness within the heath service for the delivery of compassionate care and to reduce suffering and burnout in staff.
Kate has developed a short Breath-Body-Mind Intervention for use in schools, particularly to support teenagers dealing with exam stress. Kate is a singer and violinist, and teaches to individuals and choirs body and breath-work to support and free the voice.