What if every teacher in every school on the planet was able to bring conscious breathing into the daily lives of the students in their classrooms? Can you imagine how that could change the world?! Yes...? Well now it's possible. Five years in the making, for the first time ever the 'IBF Conscious Breath in Schools' work group will offer a training at GIC France for conscious breath practitioners to bring a quick and easy conscious breathing program back to the school teachers in their home countries. For the children...
Background: Our work group received a mandate from the IBF membership in India at the GIC 2013 to delve into how to bring conscious breathing to children. Our mandate was clarified and deepened in 2015 when the UN-ECOSOC bid for IBF asked for concrete ways for us to make this happen. Over these years, with help from numerous others, we have researched and experimented with many programs which effectively bring mindfulness into children’s lives and into the school classroom. We discovered the most effective delivery is daily through the school teachers to their students. Yet, even though these programs had conscious breathing in common - they all somehow managed to marginalize it. We came to the conclusion that it was time for the world to have a comprehensive conscious breathing program for the classroom. And who better to deliver this simple training to the school teachers around the world than us: Breathwork Practitioners, Conscious Breathers and the International Breathwork Foundation. Five years in the making ...we are honored to offer this to you for the first time at GIC France!!
This comprehensive simple training is offered to conscious breath practitioners who will train school teachers, or school teachers can take it directly. It will be offered in person as a workshop at the GIC, and post-GIC an online training will be launched. Participants will receive:
- the scope of classroom situations and the challenges today's schoolchildren face
- many experiences and practices of age-specific breath exercises for the children
- how conscious breathing is easily introduced into the school day, every day
- related research and resources for school teachers and trainers of this program
- tips on how and where to offer this program to school teachers in your home country
Those who take the brief 3-hour training will receive the ‘Conscious Breathing in the Classroom’ program manual and will be able to train school teachers. They will be connected to ongoing mutual support of an international community of schoolteachers and conscious breath practitioners who teach this simple program around the world (The Breathing Classroom on the IBF website and a Facebook members page are yet to come!)
JoAnn Lowell (Chair), Luc Maertens (Retired Teacher), and Anil Altas Brug (Author of a Children's Breath Book) are all Certified Breathwork Practitioners from the "IBF Conscious Breath in Schools” work group. Between us we have 46 years experience as breathworkers and 43 years experience as school teachers. Dan Brule and Tilsim Demirdoken, who are our other delightful teammates, will be with us in Spirit at GIC France. Please join us in this historic launch ~ for the children. See you in France!
Please download and complete the Conscious Breathing in The Classroom Registration form, read the waiver and sign the declaration then return the completed document to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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