SMILE OF BREATH

Coming up:
SMILE OF BREATH
with hannes bend & WOOM Sound Practitioner

Enjoy a blend of calming and centering breathing exercises derived from ancient Tibetan Tsa Lung practice, yoga and contemporary Wim Hof Method, supplemented live overtone-emitting instruments.

Saturday September 8, at 7:30PM
https://www.woomcenter.com/events/

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Mindfulness, yoga and breathing classes adapted to offices, classes, workshops and for all ages, in groups or private.

Enjoy a blend of calming and centering breathing exercises derived from ancient Tibetan Tsa Lung practice, yoga and contemporary Wim Hof Method to:

-improve efficiency with focus, presence and team-bonding

-relax the mind and tap into embodied awareness

-release natural “happy hormones” within minutes

-learn to withstand cold temperatures

-reduce stress, anxiety, depression,

-resist inflammation

Book hannes for group or private classes adapted to offices, educational and recreational environments +1 646 474 3062

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hannes has guided breathing, yoga and mindfulness at many notable places such as The Rubin Museum of Art in New York, the Frost Museum of Science in Miami, The Assemblage NYC, volunteering for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to offer breathing practices and yoga in the high security jail complex Rikers Island since 2014, as a mindful educator for Mission Be in K-12 schools in New York, corporations and offices in NY, and also at conferences such as Science and Nonduality Conference held annually in San Jose. 

hannes has also initiated and contributed to neuroscientific research on meditation and breathing with scholars such as Michael Posner (University of Oregon) and Ray Lee (Princeton University) since 2014.

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In addition to being the breathing guide, hannes bend is a certified yoga instructor and has trained personally with peers such as Wim “The Iceman” Hof and Drumko Gyal, an expert in Tibetan mantra healing.

The practices has been guided to people all ages (2-82 years) and can be easily adapted to corporate, educational and recreational environments and situations. 

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Every Saturday afternoon at 1:11pm, hannes leads a breathing workshop at the Elizabeth Street Garden in Soho.  Please see this link for details: https://www.meetup.com/breatheny/

hannes is a mindful educator for Mission Be, a non-profit organization: https://www.missionbe.org/mindful-educators/

hannes is a member of FlowState, the international tribe of people who are dedicated the transformation of humans, the emergence of flow cultures and the creation of regenerative global systems. Please see link: https://www.flowstate.co/about/

As part of his artistic practice, hannes merges virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) projects with traditional mindful practices.  Using biofeedback sensors monitoring heart rate and breath, VR/AR visual stimuli transforms.  These projects are based on meditation studies conducted at the Institute of Neuroscience (University of Oregon) where hannes was an artist-in-residence from 2014-2016.  These studies were widely presented. 

At Stanford University, in particular, hannes won the presentation award for “Well-Being Computing: AI meets Health and Happiness Science” at the 2016 AAAI Spring Symposia. hannes’ team continues to explore how to offer creative and contemplative practices in simple forms for all ages through the media of VR & AR.

in hannes’ words:

“My personal journey is a healing from a birth trauma and decades of depression.  Through physiotherapy, but mainly contemplative practices, I have been able to overcome these afflictions. Nobody needs to suffer from anxiety or depression. We can all live happy, healthy and harmonious when learning the ‘’how to’’.

I believe the ‘’trick’’ is to become more aware of breathing.

As we become more aware of our breathing, we can live more consciously aligned with our nervous system and “from the heart.”   This is achievable – and backed scientifically – through the various breathing and mindful practices (such as Wim Hof’s, g-tummo and many more, please check “Research” section of this site).

I have learned a few and am happy to share!”

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Gratitude to Genevieve Kim for the 2nd to last photo as part of her EYESEEYOUPROJECT supported by The Assemblage NYC.