8-Week Progressive Online Course
COURSES ARE CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER AND WILL RESTART AGAIN IN SEPTEMBER.
I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SOON.
PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR WHM WORKSHOPS IN THE MEANTIME.
iF YOU LIKE THE LOOKS OF EMPOWER - I THINK YOU'LL APPRECIATE THE WHM TOO.
Once the secret of Yogis and monks, breathwork is now being embraced by Olympians, Adventurers, Athletes and Top Business People for its amazing benefits.
Reduce stress and inflammation, eliminate toxins, let go of past traumas, improve sleep, enhance health, aid performance and induce flow states – there are benefits for everyone.
Breathwork is a highway straight to your Greatness. By consciously changing your body’s chemistry with the breath you by-pass the “monkey mind” to access deeper layers of your psyche. Layers that may have been dormant for years. Once you’ve touched this void, you’ll realise the Greatness that lies within you.
Athletes call it ‘The Zone’, business people know it as ‘Flow State’. I call it your Greatness
A feeling of being great. A moment in time where all is bliss. The state of being in which you observe your life from a global-connected perspective; you see the joy and wonder of life (even in the darkness) and a place where decisions are made in your best interest.
It is accessible to everybody through the breath, it just takes a little amount of work.
Live Breathwork Sessions from the Comfort of Home
An 8-week Online course designed to gradually and safely take you through a Breathwork session. We show you everything you need to do to safely access deeper states of your mind with the breath and how to integrate the experience back into your life.
In this course, you will receive:
Preparation instructions for creating a safe and comfortable experience.
8 guided breathwork sessions, gradually increasing in intensity each week.
Each session consists of a short talk, breathwork and Q+A afterwards.
Sessions usually last 60mins but I’ll be there on hand if it needs to go over time.
Integration suggestions to understand and make the most of your session.
Next Course Dates: September 2021 to be announced
If you like the look of Empower and can't wait to do some breathwork, then I think you'll like the Wim Hof Method workshops while you wait.
EMPOWER BREATHWORK FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Our live, virtual EMPOWER Breathwork sessions last for approximately 60 minutes. They are hosted using Zoom conferencing software. We start by giving a short introductory talk, followed by a 30-minute breathwork session listening to powerful, evocative music. This deep fast breathing, while being bathed in the sound of carefully chosen music, allows you to quiet the thinking mind and access your amazing inner intelligence. After the session, there will be time for some of the participants to share their Breathwork experience with the group.
Breathwork creates both a physiological and psychological impact on the brain. Physiologically, CO2 is dumped from your body with a lot of breathing. When the body compensates, the process of CO2 creation lowers blood acidity so you blood becomes more alkaline.
The lower CO2 results in decreased O2/Blood flow to some parts of the brain including parts of the Frontal Cortex (FC). This area plays a role in the creation of mental constructs, the most important of which is the Self, or Ego. When activity in the FC falls off significantly, the ego mind can temporarily vanish.
The FC also normally exerts inhibitory influence on other parts of the brain including the limbic regions that involve emotion and memory. When the FC is calmed, there is more activity in these regions which allows emotions and memories, including childhood traumas, to float from the unconscious to the surface of awareness so they can be worked on, processed and released.
In addition, during Breathwork, participants are instructed to give themselves permission to release. This has a powerful impact on the psyche and can result in an experience starting for a participant even before the breathing starts.
If you are a first-time participant, you are required to read a PDF file entitled ‘Preparing for EMPOWER Breathwork’. It will be sent to you after you sign up.
Set Fifteen minutes in advance of your session to prepare successfully.
You will need to set up your space.
You will be able to do the session either sitting in a comfortable chair or laying down. If you are lying down, please make sure to have enough space around you so that if you move around you will not bang into anything, especially around your head area.
Make sure you will not be disturbed during the session, so turn off your phone and put a “do not disturb” sign on your door if there are other people in your home.
The better the internet connection, the better the sound quality of the music will be.
Speakers or headphones work best for your session. You’ll want the music volume to be high enough to make you feel that you are being bathed in the sound but not so loud that it distorts.
Sound quality without earphones or ear buds is generally unacceptable.
You might want a blindfold or you can just close your eyes if you prefer.
Having tissues, a bottle of water, and a cup nearby in case you feel like you have to spit, are also recommended.
It is ideal to do breathwork when your stomach is not too full. It is suggested to not eat anything at least 60 minutes before your session if possible, or, if you do, to just eat something very light.
Yes, Breathwork results in certain specific physiological changes in the body and also can result in intense physical and emotional release. Therefore, for safety purposes, we do not allow persons with the following conditions to participate in a breathwork session:
3. Asthma (*must have medication with you just in case)
4. High Blood Pressure that is not controlled with medication.
5. Cardiovascular disease and/or irregularities including prior heart attack.
6. Use of prescription blood thinning medications.
7. Strokes, seizures, TIAs or other brain/neurological condition or disease.
8. History of aneurysms in immediate family.
9. Prior diagnosis by a health professional of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.
10. If you have a current diagnosis by a healthcare professional of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
(PTSD), we recommend you check with your healthcare professional before participating.
11. Hospitalization for any psychiatric condition or emotional crisis.
12. Any other medical or physical conditions which would impair or affect ability to engage in any activities that involve intense physical and/or emotional release.
Please email Leo Daniel at email@example.com if you are unsure whether one or more of the above apply to you.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Confidentiality is important in these sessions so that all participants feel safe to share their experiences and be fully self-expressed during their breathing sessions. In order to be allowed to participate in one of our workshops, you must agree to not discuss any other participant’s experience or anything that another person shares in a way in which that participant can in any way be identified and also to not audio or video tape any portion of the session.
Below are our suggestions for supporting your integration process after your Breathwork session. If, after reading through them, you have any questions, you can email us at:
1. Be Gentle with Yourself
2. Perform Restorative Activities
3. If it feels right, share your experience with someone you trust.
4. Avoid making important or rash decisions.
5. Make friends with your emotions, positive or negative.
See the emailed information leaflet to learn more about post-breathwork integration once you sign up.
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I have a ton of experience and knowledge developing health, strong and fitness for people like you. I wanted to get my message out to more people which is why I created Innate Strength. I know you can be healthier, stronger and fitter when you train the Innate Strength way. The training programs and events are designed with your Vision in mind and no matter where you are in the world, I can now be your personal trainer.
Whether you’re looking for customised coaching or you have a burning question form, please get in touch by using the form below. I will do my best to get back to you within 48 hours. Alternatively, email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
I have worked in the health industry for many years and even now I feel like there's not enough emphasis put on how you breathe
When you realise the main cause of any illness is stress, that's when breathing comes in...I can now assess how my body is feeling / recovering from my breathing alone.
Personal Trainer and Masters Athlete
Leo is committed not only to improving my respiratory function, but doing so in a manner that helps me to meet my other goals in my life
Whether you want to improve your asthma, walk up stairs without breathing hard, or improve your breathing for athletic endeavours, I highly recommend working with Leo.
Tyler Desplenter, Ph.D.
I was able to finish out the season so strong and probably had the best season I had in the last 6/7 years.
The breathing technique helped me gain cardiovascular fitness far quicker than the what I had previously been doing. Leo's way of coaching was strict, sharp and to the point. No messing and thats what exactly has prolonged my career to date. Thanks Leo.
All Ireland Senior Champion, Dublin, 2011, St. Sylvesters GAA