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    EXHALE: Men's Workshop

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    Event description

    Breathwork + Movement + Ice Baths

    Get out of your mind and into your body with the breath, movement, and extreme cold.

    Open up, move through, and let go of the shit that is holding you back.

    This workshop is for you if you want to:

    • Take control of your body and learn to regulate your system
    • Strengthen your physical, mental, and emotional resilience
    • Build an understanding of different aspects of the breath
    • Discover tips and tools to create life-changing habits 
    • Let go of shit. Physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual
    • Be more calm, focused, and fulfilled

    We’ll challenge ourselves to safely lean into discomfort and expand our comfort zones while being supported by a group of like-minded men.

    Over this 7-hour workshop we will:

    • Dive into various breathwork modalities (Wim Hof, nervous system regulation, optimal and performance breathing, HeartMath, conscious connected breathing)
    • Explore movement, yoga-based, and mixed martial art practices to open up the body, release tension, and improve flexibility
    • Experience ice baths and how to keep your cool in an extremely stressful situation
    • Have a shared experience and build a bond amongst a group of men

    At the end of this workshop, you will have a well-equipped breathwork and movement toolbox to navigate life with.

    But this isn’t just a one-hit wonder workshop… Afterward, there’s an optional 21-day online challenge to continue your new-found state and build healthy routines with an accountability partner. A simple 20-minute practice that can be done at home.

    About the Facilitators

    Scott Townsend

    Scott is passionate about empowering you with the knowledge to harness the simple and powerful tool that is right under your nose, your breath.

    Scott has studied the breath for over a decade and trained with world-leading breathwork experts such as Wim Hof, Dan Brule, and Patrick McKeown. 

    He’s one of NZ’s most qualified breathwork instructors, certified as a Wim Hof Method, a Buteyko Breathing Technique, an Oxygen Advantage, and a HeartMath instructor.

    His personal journey of breathwork includes overcoming drug addiction, severe anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges, relationship and family breakdowns, and various life traumas.

    Having had the experience of working with thousands of people of all ages and stages, Scott has developed a training approach that is both simple and profoundly effective.  He has a depth of real-life experience of the breath that is relatable to many.

    “Love your mahi! I never did get the same result from other breathwork coaches. Your class was incredible, incomparable, and brought tears to my eyes. I need more of that.” - Kirsty B

    Richard Hackney

    Rich is a devoted father of 5 girls from 8-16yrs old and his greatest passion is mind, body, soul mastery, and living life’s mystery to the fullest. His passion is to share a lifetime of wisdom and experiences to help people find the best version of themselves.

    From the age of 10, he started martial arts inspired by Bruce Lee and earned a black belt in Taekwondo and kickboxing then later become professional. He won titles in boxing, kickboxing, and bodybuilding and fought internationally.

    Rich continued his journey of discipline and dove deep into the mind, body, and soul wisdom by spending time in Peru, Amazon, South Africa, and India. He learned powerful tools for life to live optimally from physical ability, mental focus, and self-regulation through breathwork techniques he found in martial arts, teaching yoga, and attending workshops.

    Rich incorporated a lifetime of experience into a basic 30 min practice which he called Holistic Hit as he believes simplicity is the key to consistency.

    At 46, Rich proves to be as holistically fit and strong as in his 30s. He attributes his holistic health to the key that has given him the ability to live an extraordinary life.

    Rich’s ultimate goal is to give his children enthusiasm, guidance, and support so they can do the same.

    “Happiness is a road of consistency, simplicity, and discipline.” - Rich

    What, where, and how much?

    Saturday 1st June 2022, 10am-5pm

    Lotus Room, Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, 14 Mills Lane, Albany, Auckland

    $220 per person ($170 early bird and group specials)

    Important Information

    Consult a doctor before registering if you are or have (as some of the exercises may not be suitable): 

    • Pregnant 
    • Cardiovascular issues or high blood pressure
    • Epilepsy
    • Severe mental illness
    • Had recent surgery
    • Other serious health issues and challenges

    What to bring:

    • A yoga mat (if you have one)
    • Comfortable and warm clothes
    • A blanket (optional but highly recommended)
    • Togs and a towel
    • Water bottle
    • Food if you’d like (fruit will be provided as a light snack)
    • A pen and notebook


    Q: I haven’t got any breathwork or movement experience can I still attend?
    Absolutely! There’s no need to have had any experience before coming to this workshop. Regardless of your experience, you’ll get a lot out of the day.

    Q: Is breathwork safe?
    Yes, breathwork is natural and safe. However, there are a few exceptions, if you are pregnant, have cardiovascular issues, high blood pressure, epilepsy, or have a severe mental illness (such as schizophrenia or psychosis) we ask that you get your doctor’s permission first before doing some of the more intense breathing exercises.

    Q: I can’t afford a ticket, is there another way I can attend?
    There are scholarships available for people who are not in a financial position to afford the event. If you’d like to apply for a scholarship, contact Scott and tell him your story

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