A residential breathing meditation and cold therapy retreat.
Led by trained teachers.
About the IAM Breathing Method Retreat
The focus and purpose of this retreat is to help optimise wellness within the body and mind. It is important to remain vital and to keep the body and central nervous system well oxygenated.
Many of us have become used to accommodating or adapting to living under the toxic effects of the modern way of life that can keep our stress and anxiety lever in a semi-constant “on” position. This means that the fear hormones adrenalin and cortisol are in constant production. Imperceptibly over the course of our lives, our breathing becomes shallower and we may develop a tendency to unconsciously hold our breath.
The IAM Breathing Method cohesively combines different practices – Deep breathing method(from Wim Hof), IAM meditation, Cold therapy(showers) and simple Yogic exercises – to assist, strengthen, heal and maintain emotional, mental, physical and physiological well-being.
These practices allow the mind and body to slow down, and lessen the production of stress, fear and anxiety chemistry in the body, and allow the body to produce another superior chemistry that awakens and strengthens aspects of the central nervous system and immune system.
The retreat will be in silence, apart from specific talking times, to further support your focus with the IAM Breathing Method.
Benefits of the IAM Breathing Method Retreat
- The body is flooded with oxygen, carbon dioxide is efficiently eliminated, and the body becomes more alkaline
- The body feels more vital, energised, stronger, stimulated, healthier, happier
- Over-stimulated inflammation in the body reduces
- Reduces feelings of anxiety, depression, mind fog, lethargy
- Reduces fear
- Allows brain neurones to more easily grow when stimulated
- Mind clarity, focus and attention
- Supports and nourishes the immune system
- Trains the body to use pain more effectively
Awaken the Teacher “inside”
Although you will be led by trained teachers who are currently practicing these methods, they are more for your help and guidance – mostly it is about understanding your own intuitive body and mind – the teacher “inside”. Participants will be reminded of this important aspect throughout the retreat.
Open to All – No Religion or Dogma
These retreats are open to all. The different practices are not based on any religion or dogma. The retreats are suitable for people who want to encourage wellness in body and mind, or as an adjunct to the Insight Awareness Meditation(IAM) retreats.
The IAM Breathing Method retreats have a registration/administrative cost of $50 plus donation/koha ($200+) for the retreat itself and includes full accommodation and all meals.
The venue for the retreat is the beautiful and unique sanctuary, Tushita Hermitage in Peria Valley, Doubtless Bay, Northland.