Breath Exploration Programme
A six month programme rooted in deepening and broadening your own breath practice and transforming your approach to teaching.
Immerse on a month-by-month journey
Expand your experience of breath through your own felt sense
Connect with a group embarking on the same journey, create accountability, gain support and evolve together
Grow your critical thinking and be able to recognise the root cause of breath patterns, capacity and restrictions following an integrated approach
Learn new practical tools that make immediate measurable impact in the clinic, studio or online
Witness the power of breath-work over six months. Understand the science and experience the benefits in your own body
As a movement educator and myofascial release practitioner the concept of breath has fascinated and influenced me for decades. I experienced my first lung collapse at the age of 36. Before I was fully recovered I experienced another, and then another and another... at some point I stopped counting. Each pneumothorax is a new opportunity to experience the rhythm, the cycle of breath.
I am committed to the continuous research of fascia and the transformative quality of breath. Living with catamenial pneumothorax, motivates me to this sustained investigation.
I am the creator of Moving Fascia®, hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Anatomical Sciences from the University of Edinburgh and teach embodied anatomy to movement teachers. Alongside my work as an educator, I am collaborating on a research project exploring “The effect of breath on calming tremor for Parkinson’s disease” with researchers from the University of Brighton and Oxford University .
“Breath is the story of an organism and the environment. It is the story of their relationship.
A relationship that can be observed as the dance of continuous exchange.”
Breath has been the epicentre of my work for so long. I am personally committed to a lifelong research of breath. Each time I have a lung collapse I am reminded the focused of this exploration lives in the felt sense, it lives in the experience.
If like me you are motivated to explore where breath can lead you, I invite you to join me. With the Winter Solstice, we will take the opportunity to go inwards, dive into the felt sense and through a shift in awareness experience a renewed sense of calm and clarity. We will carve out space and time to nourish our experience and perceptions of breath.
Arrive at the Summer Solstice with a reinvigorated practice and new energy that replenishes your breath, your practice and your own awareness.
A month by month series of live online workshops grounded in guided research and experiential embodiment. Enrich your understanding through your own felt sense and experience.
Private online platform offering unlimited access to recordings and materials.
Our unique private online community creates a safe space where you ask questions, get feedback and consolidate your experience through peer discussion.
Continued monthly discussion and Q&A via live Zoom sessions. Extra support between sessions is available via the private online platform where you can interact with Ana.
Pre-recorded guided breath experience videos to support the continuity of your practice.
Revisit the live workshops via recordings and watch at your own pace with unlimited access for 1 year.
The Breathing As One programme follows the Moving Fascia® approach created by Ana Barretxeguren, based on the latest breath and fascial research.
Ana's knowledge and enthusiasm and commitment shine through; the huge amount of effort invested by the the EME team to give a high quality personal experience to students is really evident.
A comment on all the work and thought you have put into the manual - it’s amazing and I realise how invaluable it will be as I go over the techniques to really learn them - thank you!"
Everything has been a new experience for me which is great. I loved all of the sequences we've done today, I loved the scapula work, that was amazing. The feedback I was getting was just incredible and I feel great!
I am in awe of your set up, it's amazing. All the different angles available, that was really beneficial to be able to see so clearly exactly where the ball was - on your foot, on the scapula - that was really advantageous.
Informative; thought-provoking; absorbing; beneficial on a personal mind-body level but also providing a wealth of ideas which will inform my teaching.
It’s exciting! It has taken me to the next level in my personal development and now I can offer it to my clients. I see it as the jumping board of a lifelong exploration of fascia.
Become part of an inspiring group, an engaged network of support that creates accountability, participates in discussion and inspires growth
For movement teachers
For manual therapists
For medical practitioners
For therapists of other modalities
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We offer you the flexibility to book your place and pay in four monthly instalments.
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7 monthly workshops with Ana Barretxeguren
Student online platform with all recordings and materials
1 year access to the Moving Fascia® Channel library of classes including a monthly live master class (worth £190)
Pre-recorded breath experience sessions
Private community forum
Follow up support on the online platform
1 year access to all online resources
What are the dates for the live training?
Live training dates for the 2023 programme are:
Wed - 21 Dec 22 (12-2pm GMT)
Breath and Autonomic Regulation
Wed -18 Jan 23 (12-2pm GMT)
The biochemical balance of breath
Wed - 22 Feb 23 (12-2pm GMT)
Breath and the thorax cave - Fascial relationships
Wed -22 March 23 (12-2pm GMT)
Breath and the abdominal chamber - Fascial relationships
Wed - 19 April 23 (12-2pm BST)
Breath and the pelvic diaphragm - Fascial relationships
Wed - 24 May 23 (12-2pm BST)
Breath, tongue and head - Fascial relationships
Wed - 21 June 23 (12-2pm BST)
Integrated diaphragmatic relationships. Crystallising interoceptive awareness
Can I stil enrol if I can't attend some or all of the live sessions?
Yes! All live sessions will be recorded and put into our private online platform where you can revisit them anytime and further discussion will be encouraged. You will be able to comment and interact in a private forum with only those on the programme and submit any questions to Ana just as you would if you were participating in the live Q&A.
What do I need for the movement sessions?
You will need the Moving Fascia SOFT balls for the experiential movement sessions.
We can make other suggestions for alternatives you can suggest for your clients to use, however, we require you have this ready before the course starts.
A programme not a course?
We do not see Breathing As One as a course. Breathing as One is a personal journey that will lead you, as an individual, through the first six months of the year. Ana will be guiding breathing practice month-by-month embarking in an informative and transformative experience. Each month, Ana will share a short presentation focusing on the biotensegral, biochemical and psychosocial aspects of breath to support your understanding. These will be combined with guided breathing exploration and discussion.
How much interaction and support is provided?
Ana will guide the group through live zoom sessions and host a live Q&A to help support your understanding and experience. Our online platform will include all recordings and the private community forum will allow you to interact with Ana throughout the six months. It presents an ongoing opportunity to engage with other movement teachers and practitioners, continuing discussion and exploration, and helps to create accountability for your own research in between sessions.
Do I need to be a qualified movement practitioner to join the course?
You don't! Unlike courses on our Moving Fascia® educational pathway, you do not need to be a qualified movement practitioner to join this programme.
This programme is open to movement teachers, manual therapists, therapists of other modalities as well as medical practitioners and anyone that is interested in exploring breath work at a deeper level.
You do need to have a good understanding of anatomy before starting the programme.