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RCP Lates April

Thu 4 Apr 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Breathe by Fabian Møller on Unsplash

On the first Thursday of the month the Royal College of Physicians Museum opens its doors for a series of free Museum Late events. Giving visitors the chance to experience more than 500 years of history at England’s oldest medical college.

During Catch Your Breath you can join a special curator-led tour and join in themed activities led by members of the Life of Breath project team and our collaborators.

The programme for Thursday 4 April is all about breath and movement with some fantastic drop-in taster sessions with Life of Breath researchers and collaborators. There is no need to book for these sessions. Just book here for the whole evening and come along to as many as you like!

  • 5.10-5.30pm: Dance Easy
  • 5.30-5.50pm: Breath and Movement
  • 6.00-6.30pm: Exhibition Tour
  • 6.30-6.50pm: Breath and Movement (repeat of 5.30pm session)
  • 7.00-7.25pm: Breath-Body-Mind Integration Techniques
  • 7.30-7.55pm: Breath-Body-Mind Integration Techniques (repeat of 7.00pm session)

Session descriptions

Dance Easy: the role of dance for people who are breathless (with Sian Williams) – 5.10pm
Join a taster dance session created with and for people who live with chronic breathlessness in Haringey. Come and have a go, and experience why we believe that dance can provide exercise for breathless people in a culturally familiar form, engage the entire body and change the language of engagement with a therapeutic programme.The session will be led by Siân Williams, dance leader for older people. Please wear loose clothing and flat shows (or shoes you can remove). There will be music!

Breath and Movement (with Krzysztof Bierski) – 5.30pm and 6.30pm
During guided practice, we will engage our breath, bodies, voice and senses. We will consider how moving with awareness, but without judgement can support attitudes such as acceptance, curiosity, generosity, and safety. This is an invitation to consider how these attitudes are relevant to wellbeing. All abilities are welcome and no experience is necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing.

Breath-Body-Mind Integration techniques to support the self-regulation of anxiety and breathlessness (with Kate Binnie) – 7.00pm and 7.30pm
When we get breathless, this can make us feel anxious. When we get anxious, we may feel breathless. Sometimes this may lead to a sense of worry around moving or doing the things that we’d like to do.
The good news is that there are ancient and simple techniques from yoga and Buddhist practices that can help us to gain a sense of mastery and even enjoyment of our breathing – very quickly. It’s like making friends with your body and breath… and it’s never too late!
This workshop is accessible to ALL (even those with chronic breathlessness or other disability). Guided by an experienced yoga and mindfulness teacher with a particular interest and knowledge of using yoga and mindfulness techniques to help people living with chronic breathlessness and pain, we will explore some simple, seated ways to come back to the body and breath in a new, non-pathological way. The aim to is provide a ‘taster’ and some take-home skills for you to use in your daily life.


Thu 4 Apr 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Royal College of Physicians
+44 (0)20 3075 1649


Royal College of Physicians
11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park
London, NW1 4LE United Kingdom
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+44 (0)20 3075 1649