Efficiency sessions

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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
  • reduce stress, anxiety, depression
  • improve immune system function
  • scientifically studied practices

Book hannes for group or private classes +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.


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.