Breathe to Boost Immunity: Buteyko Breathing Workshop – LIVE ONLINE, Interactive with Marla Waal
September 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Sunday, September 20, 2020
9:30-11:30 am HST (12:30 – 2:30 pm PST)
$39Sign up now!
Are you interested in finding ways to boost your defense systems (immunity) and feel less vulnerable to a virus in the air, pollutants, pollen or other contaminants around you? Do you suffer from asthma, obstructive sleep apnea, loud snoring, seasonal allergies, or ongoing fatigue?
Buteyko Breathing is a method that can gradually reverse these symptoms. Marla Waal is a certified teacher.
In this 2 hr workshop you will learn the nuts and bolts of this practice and why it works. We will explore the science of respiration as well as how our breathing is a reflection of nearly every aspect of our lives.
Understanding the science will help motivate you to practice 10-20 minutes a day. Clearly outlined practice info will be provided.
Marla is also available for individual support and instruction either through one-on-one sessions, or her weekly Breath Oasis class.
Buteyko Breathing Technique
Konstantin Buteyko was a Russian doctor who noticed that the soldiers returning from war had a specific breathing pattern that accompanied their PTSD. This breathing was a form of silent, nearly invisible hyperventilation. Dr Buteyko was diagnosed with a heart condition and was not expected to live a long life. He discovered that if he induced hyperventilation his symptoms increased. He spent the rest of his life and research time developing ways to change his unconscious breathing away from this stressed breathing back to a healthy rhythm that would restore his health. His method was getting noticed in the 1980’s for ‘curing’ asthma and has been the focus of many successful clinical trials. Many Buteyko patients become teachers because it has been so life changing for them… including Marla herself.
This workshop could change your life!
Marla was a professional dancer, trained in classical ballet among other styles. Based out of Montreal, then later Chicago, she travelled the globe performing and teaching. In 1998 she began to study various styles of yoga, from extremely gentle restorative, to more vigorous Ashtanga. Marla then studied Pilates with Diane Miller, Dynamic Anatomy with Eric Franklin, ELDOA Method created by Guy Voyer and more recently Buteyko Breathing created by Russian Doctor Konstantin Buteyko.
Marla is passionate about helping people feel more free and strong in their bodies by educating and directing them to learn through practice, and by sharing tools that promote independence. She lives in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada with her two children. If you are in Vancouver and would like to attend one of her classes in person, she teaches at Qi Integrated Health.