Taoist Breathwork Day Meditation Retreat  

Location: ONE Heart, 167, Geylang Road, S38924

Online participation link: https://zoom.us/j/555319558

Dates: Saturday June 24th 2023

Time: 9.00am-5pm

In a sentence: Take a day to deep dive into unique Taoist breathing techniques to improve your immune system, energy level, psychological wellness and your meditation practice.

Overview of the retreat: According to the ancient Chinese view, the vital force provided by air through breathing is even more important to health and longevity than that provided by food and water through digestion. The way in which we breathe is also a direct reflection of the levels of stress that we are feeling; when we feel calm our breathing becomes deep and regular, when we feel stress, our breathing becomes shallower and quicker.

This retreat guides you through breathing practices that can be used in order to promote our physical, psychological and spiritual well-being. The four meditation sessions of the day introduce breathing practices for different purposes that can easily be integrated and applied in your daily life.

Each participant will be provided with a full manual of illustrated instructions detailing the breathing techniques.

Toby will guide each session personally. In addition to the meditation sessions there will be discussion time for clarifying your experiences, and gentle movement & stretching to aid comfort in sitting/standing.

Saturday Schedule:

9.00am – Arrival

9.15-10.15am – Intro and first session: Combining chi-compression breath with bellows breathing,

10.30 -10.40am – Mobility & body-work

10.40 – 11.40am – Session two: Combining the ‘Great Tai-chi circle breath’ with fractional breathing.

11.40am – 12.10pm – Discussion

12.10 – 1.40pm – Lunch & break

1.40 – 2pm – Mobility & stretching

2-3pm – Session three: The ‘Grand celestial tour’ breathing cycle

3-3.40pm – Tea break & movement work

3.40-4.40pm – Session four: Alternate nostril breathing, cellular breathing, yin breathing.

Cost: SGD$220

Cost includes retreat workbook detailing all of the practices covered in the sessions.

You can pay via PayNow on +65 96750279 or click HERE to make payment class via PayPal

To register or for further enquiries: Email info@tobyouvry.com, or sms 65-96750279

About the Facilitator Toby Ouvry: Toby is a meditation teacher, the founder of Integral Meditation Asia. He began his own breathwork journey back in 1992 whilst at Art school, where he picked up the breathwork practices that are taught in this session.

He has been practicing and teaching meditation for over twenty-five years, five of which were as a Buddhist monk within the Tibetan tradition. In his teaching and coaching he combines practical meditation techniques from the world’s great wisdom traditions with the cutting-edge practices that are currently emerging from both the integral and evolutionary consciousness movements. You can find out more about the work of Integral Meditation Asia and Toby by going to www.integralmeditationasia and www.tobyouvry.com

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