Change Your Breath, Change Your Life
What you'll learn
- Breathing techniques to improve physical and mental health
- Learn alternate methods to reduce stress and better handle anxiety
- Increase lung capacity and function
- Improve digestion and enhance the body's natural toxin removal system
- Be able to read and understand English
- Be physically able to perform light activity
An old proverb states that "breath is life and the way you breathe is the way you live". 20 years ago I discovered the healing qualities of proper breathing and I have been living it ever since. Teaching others how to use their natural breath and controlled breathwork to bring about optimal mind-body health is a rewarding experience.
In this course you will learn dynamic and passive breathing exercises to help you activate a "stuck" diaphragm, strengthen and lengthen primary breathing muscles. Plus learn how to recognize abnormal breathing patterns that lead to dis-ease within the mind and body. By recognizing these abnormal patterns, you can then learn to correct them. We will work with the parasympathetic nervous system to reduce the stress response, promote relaxation and encourage healing.
You will learn basic anatomy and physiology of breathing to help you attain a deeper understanding of how the body utilizes proper gas exchanges. When the breath is slow and steady the lungs have optimal time to exchange fresh, healing oxygen for toxins and CO2. When the lungs are at optimal breath regulation the body is in perfect pH balance.
Breathing techniques can increase vitality in every age population for a magnitude of reasons and uses. This course is designed for both individuals and health practitioners looking to add another element to their therapies.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone looking to improve thier health
- Yoga teachers looking to expand thier breath knowledge from a therapy standpoint
- Psychologists and counsellors who want more treatment options
Hi! I'm Jennifer Heard PhD, CIAYT, I believe that life is about balance; when the scales are tipped health issues arise. I bring 15+ years of natural health, nutrition and wellness coaching skill to my clients and students.
I struggled with weight, anxiety, migraines and stomach issues growing up but didn’t really care to do anything about it until I had my first son. His health problems forced me to take, both his and my health seriously. Not wanting to give pharmaceutical medications to a child I decided to continue my education; changing directions I looked to natural medicine. Earning my PhD helped me take charge of my children's heath and my own.
For the last 15 years I have not only studied and practiced natural medicine, I have also lived it. My areas of specialty include: Celiac Health, Mindfulness, Nutrition, Breathing & Yoga Therapy.
I focus on creating optimal body/mind health through nutrition, mindfulness and exercise. I believe in encouraging people to take control of their own health in order to lead their best life.
I hope you are as excited to go on a total health journey as I am!