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RESPIRA Refresher Day with Maciek Sikora and Svetlana Vajnine

“No matter what we eat, how much we exercise, how resilient our genes are, how skinny or young or wise we are – none of it will matter unless we’re breathing correctly. That’s what researchers have discovered. The missing pillar in health is breath. It all starts there.” J. Nestor

Sunday 26 June 

Part 1: 10 AM-12:30 PM, Lunch break,  Part 2: 3PM-5PM


Respira is a method that helps us to deconstruct our old breathing patterns and let go of underlying tensions. It allows us to rediscover how to enjoy the natural rhythm of our breath. In order to liberate our breathing from unhealthy habits, and to just let it be, we need to learn how to have a clear presence of all its movements.⁠

Breathing is the door to our energy: the bridge that connects our mind and body. If our body and energy are relaxed, our mind also becomes calm with little or no agitation. Conscious, mindful breathing together with mindful movements of our body and a correctly, aligned position allow an inner sense of harmony to naturally manifest.

This workshop is open to all and does not require any previous experience of breath work. You will simply need a yoga mat, comfortable floor space, or a chair and some dedicated time.

Maciek Sikora and Svetlana Vajnine are both certified Respira teachers, a technique created by Fabio Andrico: an experienced, authorised Yantra Yoga teacher of the Dzogchen Community, as founded by the late Tibetan Master, Professor Namkhai Norbu.

Maciek’s background is in swimming with application of the Alexander Technique.
Svetlana’s background is in dance and Pilates. She is also an authorised ‘Khaita Joyful Dance’ instructor.