Workshops

Just Breathing, LLC workshops are available on a variety of topics and are a good fit for individuals and employees of all ages and backgrounds.

 

(In-person workshops currently on hold due to COVID)

This page is updated regularly with newly scheduled workshops for the Fall, Winter and Spring seasons.

Click on the blue underlined organization name (under each workshop presentation schedule) to be directed to the organization's registration page. 

 

Program Coordinators: Interested in scheduling a presentation? Workshops can be presented at your location and have included Corporations, School Districts, Community Education and Park and Recreation organizations.

Email justbreathingllc@gmail.com for more information on hosting a 30 minute to 2 hour workshop!

Dynamic Aging 

Aging is inevitable – aches and pains are not!

Change the way you move, and you can immediately change the way you feel.

Through simple movements and alignment techniques, Dynamic Aging exercises assist in:

 

  • developing whole-body health

  • discovering pain relief

  • building strength and stability

  • reestablishing alignment and balance

  • creating more mobility

  • reducing tension

  • decreasing pain/inflammation

  • improving overall wellbeing

You will have the opportunity to actively participate while standing in socks or bare feet.

Watch the authors of the book on the Today show here:

(Start at minute 2:10)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJW835Og1gE

Keep Moving in Place

Don't Just Sit There!  Learn how to be stationary without being sedentary.

Boost energy, increase creativity, and feel better physically - all WHILE working!

We can improve our overall health, even if we sit or stand at a desk most of the day, through simple, but often challenging, adjustments and exercises regarding how we sit, stand, and move our body.

This presentation is interactive and will include explanations for both movement rationale and execution. Come prepared to learn, strengthen and stretch both physically and mentally!

Attendees will be empowered to attain whole body improvements by:

  • exploring how to move better and recruit muscles differently to workout while standing or sitting

  • discovering how to move more throughout the day by creating a more dynamic workstation

  • recognizing how one simple decision made every morning effects our body the entire day

  • understanding how to consistently use our muscles to support us to strengthen our body, limit wear and tear, and prevent aches and pains

Foot Pain Relief - What Your Podiatrist Probably Isn't Telling You

Feet are our foundation – let’s give them the attention they deserve! Discover how simple movements and adjustments in alignment can create foot strength and mobility while relieving pain and discomfort. Join us to learn:

  • alignment points to alleviate foot pain and pressure (plantar fasciitis, bunions, neuromas, arthritis, etc.)

  • how shoe choice effects the entire body (not just foot health)

  • five main components to look for in shoes/footwear

  • the ideal role of orthotics

  • exercises to move, stretch, and strengthen the muscles of the feet and lower leg

You will have the opportunity to actively participate in the gentle exercises while standing in socks or bare feet.

Creating Balance

Finding balance in all areas is an essential part of life - and that includes keeping physical balance. Unlike typical fall prevention programs that focus on balance exercises and removing rugs or fall hazards from the home, this workshop focuses on corrective exercise for whole-body health that simultaneously improves balance and stability. Workshop participants will:

 

  • discover how to adjust body alignment for improvement in balance, coordination, and whole-body health

  • stretch and strengthen the feet and lower legs to wake up the function of the muscles and nerves necessary for balance and stability

  • develop techniques to regain balance that can be easily added into everyday life without taking extra time away from a busy schedule

  • understand how sitting too much and too often effects balance and coordination

  • realize what types of shoes to select to reduce tripping and/or falling

 

Movements and gentle exercises will be completed standing, in socks or bare feet.

Whole New Approach to Core Strength

Forget about outdated exercises like crunches to train the core! Discover how gentle, but effective, exercises and habit changes can improve abdominal and back strength and function. This workshop will be largely educational with the opportunity to practice a few core exercises from seated or standing. Join us to uncover the solution to core weakness.

Core and More

Expand your new knowledge learned in the Whole New Approach to Core Strength workshop by safely performing exercises to create both core stability and flexibility.  Learn how to protect the back/spine while simultaneously creating endurance in the muscles that support and control the abdominals, back and pelvis. Introduce your core to exercises you have never done before! Participants who attended the Whole New Approach to Core Strength workshop will gain the most benefit and understanding from this workshop. Please bring a mat for floor work. 

Preparing Body for Baby

Discover how to have a pain-free pregnancy. Blending alignment with simple lifestyle adjustments (changing how you sit, stand and make daily choices) can result in avoiding the most common prenatal aches and pains. This workshop combines education and exercises to create optimal movement that will help prevent foot, back and neck pain, core weakness/distasis recti and pelvic floor issues. While this workshop is appropriate for everyone, if you are trying to get pregnant, are currently pregnant, or have been pregnant, you will gain the most benefit from this workshop created just for you.

Secrets to Relieving Back Pain

Discover brand new ways to align and move your body to alleviate and prevent back pain. Uncover how these previously unknown, but simple and effective, adjustments in body positioning can erase back pain and discomfort. Presenter endured 20+ years of chronic low back pain that quickly vanished after incorporating these adjustments into everyday life. This workshop will be mostly interactive as participants learn and practice the exercise techniques. Join us to learn how to alleviate low back pain and improve overall whole-body health! 

Release, Roll and Flow

Take control of how your body feels! Alleviate aches and pains, reduce muscle tension, improve posture and joint range of motion, increase circulation and promote relaxation through self-massage. Muscle and tissue release techniques are easy to learn and a must for everyone to improve function, mobility, performance and overall well-being. Please bring a mat and a foam roller (if you own one), tennis balls and a few sample foam rollers will be provided.

Moving Beyond Yoga

Extend the benefits of your yoga practice beyond anything you have experienced before. Discover how subtle, yet effective, adjustments in body alignment and poses can increase your strength, assist in injury prevention, challenge your body in new ways, and increase range of motion and flexibility beyond what you thought possible. Whether you are brand new to yoga and want to learn how to perform each pose for maximum benefit, or whether you are an experienced yoga student who wants to experience each pose as if it is brand new – this workshop is for you!

Reclaim Your Life Force

Experience more energy, better health, and the skills to reduce stress and anxiety both immediately and long-term - a higher quality of breath results in a higher quality of life.

What to expect: a short discussion about the anatomy and science of the breath, followed by experiencing several breathing techniques that we can immediately use in our daily lives.

About Life Force: The idea of a life force is present in many of the world's cultures and ancient traditions, and it is often linked to the breath - an essential part of life that is often overlooked. In today’s society, our lifestyles are fast-paced, and we often forget how to breathe for well-being and quality of life.

Aware breathing results in both physical and mental benefits that include:

  • Reducing anxiety and stress

  • Improving memory, focus and concentration

  • Increasing energy/decreasing fatigue 

  • Improving sleep (decreasing ongoing brain “chatter”)

  • Releasing endorphins (pain management)  

  • Improving conditions and ailments such headaches, elevated blood pressure, and GI issues

  • Encouraging mindful eating

  • Increasing metabolism

  • Strengthening the immune system

  • Improving mood

Better breathing is the first step to a better quality of life. 

Presentation Schedule:

Resuming when safely allowed to congregate in groups

Just Breathing LLC

763-482-2583