What and Who

Slo-mo breathing – the simplest trick to meditate and relax.

Every Monday 6-6:45pm EST

Slo-mo breathing to relax and wind down.
Slow down the week at the start.

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Better breathing to improve immune system

Every Wednesday 6-6:30pm EST

Self-centering, de-stressing and immune-system improving breath work, meditation and gratitude exercises.

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WAS: March to Mid September 2020:

“Better Breathing” sessions

Daily free virtual breathing and meditation sessions at 6:30pm EST during self-isolation (password: air): https://us04web.zoom.us/j/5039110425

Please sign up in advance so I can plan. Donations appreciated Venmo: @hannes-bend PayPal: http://www.paypal.me/hannesbend

Each class consists of self-centering, de-stressing and immune-system improving breath work, meditation and gratitude exercises.
Always with a deep breath and a smile:)
Explore joy-fun deep breathing techniques to calm and energize.
Learn simple tricks to integrate and improve into your daily life to relax and uplift with every breath.
The 40-min session offers scientifically studied techniques to feel your lung wings like flying – and to practice at any time at home.Experience the “energy body” within minutes with e.g. tingling sensations
+ Detach from remote hustle into your subtle mind-body
+ Relax more and more with every breath
+ Improve health, attention and avoid sickness
+ Learn how to sleep better with breathing
+ Gain mood boosts
+ Clinical studies on Wim Hof breathing techniques showed coping of injections of e.coli bacteria, acid to alkaline blood pH level changes and a release of more adrenaline than a first bungee jumper through breathing!
Inspired by his mentor Wim “The Iceman” Hof and Tibetan masters, Hannes Bend has been guiding “Smile of Breath” classes at renowned museums (Rubin Museum, Frost Science), conferences (Stanford) and offices (Google, WeWork).

Here also a free short breathing, gratitude and body relaxation meditation as audio with my friend Jamie Levy from MEEP:

Hannes has been guiding mindfulness, yoga, breathwork, and breathing techniques among many other places at:

Hannes Bend logos guided mindfulness CUNY Rubin Museum

Google NY, WeWork HQ, The Rubin Museum Of Art, University of Oregon, The City University of New York, Primetime preschool, High Schools in NY, Woom Center among many others.


Mindfulness, yoga and breathing classes adapted to office environments 

15-60 minutes sessions of mindfulness breathing exercises to:

Improve efficiency with focus, presence and team-bonding

Release natural “happy hormones” within minutes

Improve the immune system function

Reduce stress, anxiety, depression

Scientifically studied practices

Book Hannes for group or private classes +1 646 and then 474 3062


Breathwork and mindfulness in NYC offices since 2016 by Hannes Bend

Hannes Bend has been guiding mindfulness, breathwork, breathing techniques, and yoga at many notable places such as The Rubin Museum of Art in New York, WeWork HQ NY, The City University of New York, The Frost Museum of Science in Miami, The Institute of Neuroscience at the University of Oregon and Stanford University since 2014.

He has also been mindfulness and breathing in schools for Mission Be in K-12 schools in New York, in corporations and offices in NY, and at conferences such as Science and Nonduality Conference held annually in San Jose.

He has also been volunteering for the New York City Department of Health and Department of Correction to offer breathing practices and yoga in the high-security jail complex Rikers Island since 2014.

Join the Meetup group for breathing in NY with over 400 members: https://www.meetup.com/breatheny/

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.

Breathwork and meditation class at the Rubin Museum by Hannes Bend
Breathwork and meditation class at the Rubin Museum by Hannes Bend
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Guiding the audience of the sold-out event “Blue Mind Life” in mindfulness practice as part of the panel at the Frost Museum of Science Miami in 2017.

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.

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The practices have 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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Hannes has been working with Wim Hof for many years and initiated and organized Wim’s first workshop in NY 2016. Thanks again to Eddie Stern for providing his Brooklyn Yoga School studio (in the back)!

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 has also been a mindful educator for Mission Be, a non-profit organization offering mindfulness in schools nationwide: https://www.missionbe.org

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Free online guided meditation by Hannes: https://insighttimer.com/hannesbend/guided-meditations/breath-relax-gui-dance

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. 

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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.

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Starting the journey of guiding yoga and mindfulness in 2014…