Adventures In MovementPersonal and professional development
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Gray Caws – Founder and Director of Adventures In Movement
Transform your body and mind by doing what you love. At Adventures In Movement (AIM), we take a science-based approach to exercise without the quick fixes, fad diets or latest trends.
Our focus is on breathwork, qigong, and functional movement to help you build confidence and strength at any level of ability.
Join us and embark on a journey to a healthier, happier you.
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New Online Programme
Transform Your Health and Fitness with Our Revolutionary Programme!
Did you know that your heart can provide valuable insights into your overall physical and mental health? By analyzing the variability of your heartbeat intervals at rest, you can determine your level of fitness, stress, and even burnout.
Our revolutionary programme uses biofeedback to help you plan your training and stay motivated. With this powerful tool, you can:
- Work smarter, not harder: Determine when to go all out for the challenge and when to take a well-deserved break.
- Understand the impact of your lifestyle and training on your nervous system: Identify what’s working and what’s not so that you can optimise your health and fitness routine.
- Train with confidence: With biofeedback from your nervous system, you can be sure that you’re listening to your body and giving it the attention it deserves.
Are you ready to take your health and fitness to the next level?
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Build a stronger, more empowered, and confident self
Reduce stress and improve mood
Enhance focus and performance
Learn new life-skills to help think critically and creatively, build relationships, and be healthy and happy
Qigong & Trails: A Costa Brava Marathon Adventure. Our 2021 group sets off on day 1 to run and hike the stunning forest and coastal trails of one of Europe’s most beautiful regions – the Costa Brava.
Who We Work With
- Anyone looking to take time out for personal and/or professional development
- Companies that want to bring team members together to motivate, and learn new lifeskills
- Medical doctors, therapists, personal trainers, breathworkers and other health professionals who are looking to gain a deeper understanding in breathwork and functional movement
- Those wanting to certify in the Oxygen Advantage® Advanced Instructor Training Program
What We Teach
Breath is at the heart of mental and physical health. Our specialist coaches base their teachings on the principles of the Oxygen Advantage® and Buteyko menthods.
The beneifts of breathwork are immence including:
- Better sleep
- Greater resilience to stress
- Better clarity of mind, consentration and focus
- More creative thinking
- Improved performance in both work and sports
Qigong is a traditional Chinese practice that involves a combination of physical movements, breathing techniques, and meditation to promote health and wellbeing. The word “qi” refers to the life force or energy that flows through all living things, while “gong” means practice or cultivation.
Through various postures, movements, and breath control techniques, qigong aims to balance and enhance the flow of qi throughout the body, leading to improved physical, mental, and emotional health.
Qigong can also be used as a form of meditation to help calm the mind and improve concentration.
Different types of qigong exist, including those focused on healing, martial arts, and spiritual development. Some forms of qigong are gentle and slow-paced, while others involve more vigorous movements.
Overall, qigong is a holistic practice that combines physical exercise, breath control, and meditation to promote health, vitality, and inner peace.
Scientific research into qigong’s potential benefits is relatively new but seems to suggest when practiced regularly it can have an positive impact of health and wellbeing including:
- Ease of some types of pain
- Improves balance
- Lower blood pressure
- Improves managing and recovering from cancer
- Reduces inflammation
- Supports immune system
A 2020 paper also suggests it may help people recovering for COVID-19.
We believe in making exercise something fun and enjoyable rather than a chore that should be endured.
Our coaches have helped people of all ages and fitness levels:
- Run, walk, and move with more ease
- Improve aerobic fitness
- Build strength
- Gain self confidence
- Improve self esteem
How You Can Get Involved
2023 Adventure Holidays & Retreats
Scotland, Costa Brava, Portugal
“Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.” Leonardo da Vinci
Stepping away from your everyday life, even just for a couple of days, and doing something a bit different can have a profound effect on your physical and mental health.
The underlying theme of all our retreats is community and nature. Feedback from recent retreats suggests that they can:
- Reduce stress and worries
- Deepen spiritual connection
- Help build a sense of community
- Improve outlook on life and relationships
- Encourage creative thinking and team bonding
The coaches and the group make for a wonderful experience whether you are on the trail, during qigong session or enjoying breakfast, there is great synergy with this group.
Coaching With Gray
Gray has over 10 years experience in the health and fitness industry. He has trained with internationally-renowned coaches including Patrick McKeown (Oxygen Advantage and Buteyko), Danny Dreyer (ChiRunning), and Lee Holden (Qigong, breathwork, and meditation).
Gray Caws – Founder and Director of Adventures in Movement
AIM has delivered corporate coaching to world-renowned companies including ASICS, energy suppliers, international law firms, and major banks.
Our uniquely customisable corporate wellness programme includes modules in:
- Self Awareness
- Building Resilience
- Find Your Flow
- Enhancing Energy
- Taking Responsibility
We can visit your workplace our join one of our corporate wellness retreats.
Oxygen Advantage® Instructor Training
AIM currently offers Oxygen Advantage Instructor Trainings in London with Gray Caws and Scotand with Gray Caws and Andrew Ritchie.
The trainings are suitable for those who want to become a certified Oxygen Advantage Instructor, those who want to use breathwork to complement an exisiting practice or business, or those who simply want to take a deeper dive into the power of breathwork.
The programme includes:
- 3-day workshop (London)
- 4-day retreat (Scotland only)
- Access to an extensive online portal for continued professional developent included live classes with Patrick McKeown, training manuals, and supporting scientific papers
- Follow-up online group sessions with Andrew and Gray
Plus special bonus online courses (worth £590):
- Exploring HRV
- Run With Ease
Join our specialist Personal Trainers in 1-2-1 or small-group sessions to help you realise your potential and reach your goals. Our bespoke PT programmes can include:
- Running technique
- Strength and conditioning
- Animal Flow
We offer live coaching in our small personal training studio in north London and also online coaching via Zoom.
Breathe. Balance. Move.
Twice-weekly live online classes delivered via Zoom
Tuesdays and Thursdays 8-8:30 AM (London)
Improve strength and mobility, build resilience, focus your mind
Whatever your age or fitness level enjoy practical, effective breathwork, qigong, and functional movement.
You also get:
- Exclusive Zoom access
- Class playbacks
- Additional free online workshops
- Weekly live Q&As