10-Week Course: Breathing Body with Jennifer Mann
Mar 04-May 20, 2019
Gelber Raum, Mariannenstr. 48
No class on Apr 01 and Easter Monday (Apr 22), 12 weeks instead.
Please register here.
In this 10-week yoga course, you will learn why, where and how you breathe, experiencing the incredible effect that conscious breathing has on your entire well being. Specific exercises will teach you how to increase your breath awareness and to literally expand your breath capacity. Once this awareness is set into motion, “Pranayama” exercises direct the breath into different areas of the body, enabling you to access more Prana, or life energy. Each class will begin with a warm up consisting of gentle flows, stretching and stabilizing yoga poses, preparing you for greater breath receptivity. The second segment of the class is dedicated to breath discovery. Tips will be given as to how you can integrate this growing experience in your everyday life, including “at home” sequences to practice for building awareness and absorption of the material covered in the course. De-stress, center yourself and relax into your very own being through something so natural, your breath!
“Respiration being disturbed, the mind becomes disturbed. By restraining respiration, the Yogi gets steadiness of mind.”
(Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Chapter 2, Sutra 2)
Jennifer Mann has collected experiences as a professional dancer, choreographer, modern/contemporary dance, improvisation and yoga teacher, partner and mother. After her graduation from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Jennifer moved to Europe where she embarked on a career as a freelance artist with various choreographers and companies. Teaching soon became her passion, and since she has offered dance, improvisation and yoga at schools, studios, festivals and companies throughout Europe, USA and Asia. She received her first yoga certification through Iyengar teacher James E. Bryan in 2003, and continued her education with Ananda Leone (founder of Shiva Shakti Yoga) with whom she became a member of the Berufsverband der Yogalehrenden Deutschland (BDY) and the European Yoga Union (EYU) in 2010.