No Image

Breathwork

Optimise Your Breathing

Improve Mental And Physical Health | Reduce Breathlessness During Exercise

Virtual Workshops

£95 for 3 x 1.5hr sessions

Our workshops are delivered online via 3 x 1.5hr sessions by Gray Caws. You should attend all three sessions to get the full benefits from the course.

The benefits include

  • Improved functional breathing in everyday life
  • Improved fitness & sports performance
  • Reduced breathlessness
  • Reduced risk of injury
  • Better posture
  • A better response to stress
  • Improved mental focus, concentration and sleep

Sessions include

  • Addressing everyday dysfunctional breathing patterns
  • Understanding the benefits of nasal breathing to improve physical and mental health
  • How to simulate high-intensity training without over-stressing the body
  • Practical relaxation
  • Suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

[MEC id=”1520″]

Functional Movement & Breath

Normal breathing mechanics play a key role in posture and spinal stabilization. Breathing Pattern Disorders (BPD) have been shown to contribute to pain and motor control deficits, which can result in dysfunctional movement patterns.

The International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy

Volume 9, Number 1, February 2014

The Oxygen Advantage breathing protocol is designed for all ages, abilities and fitness levels. Your coach, Gray Caws was the first UK Oxygen Advantage coach in the UK, training with the founder Patrick McKeown in Gray continues to work closely with Patrick and teaches alongside him at the UK Instructor Trainings and masterclasses.

 

Gray Caws

Gray Caws

“I discovered a passion for health and fitness in 2004. After struggling with niggles and injuries when running, I attended a workshop with ChiRunning founder Danny Dreyer in 2010. This encouraged me to qualify as a Chi Coach and Specialist Personal Trainer .

Looking to develop my skill-set further, in 2016 I trained as an Oxygen Advantage Instructor and 2018 as a Buteyko Practitioner with Patrick McKeown.

I became the first UK Oxygen Advantage Certified Instructor, teaching a programme of breathing exercises that help address every-day breathing pattern disorders alongside improving sports performance.

I work with clients on a 1-2-1 basis and also hold regular workshops in London, across the UK and Europe. I also organise and teach new instructors in the ChiRunning and Oxygen Advantage methods.

My current personal practice includes kettlebells and body-weight strength training to complement a marathon-maintenance running programme.

I enjoy running marathons and half marathons with my first venture into ultras at the Royal Parks Ultra Marathon back in 2014.

As director of Adventures In Movement, my work is dedicated to improving people’s wellbeing through simple practices and common sense programmes.”

Learn a functional breathing practice to improve overall physical and mental health alongside simple breath-hold exercises designed to provide similar benefits high-intensity training without putting excess stress and strain on the body.

Get the science behind the biomechanics, biochemistry and psychophysiological components of breathing.

The benefits

  • Improved functional breathing in everyday life
  • Improved fitness
  • Reduced breathlessness when exercising
  • Improved cardiovascular health
  • Increased energy
  • Improved VO2 max and running economy
  • Delayed the onset of lactic acid and fatigue
  • Reduced risk of injury
  • Better posture
  • Improved respiratory muscle strength
  • Improved sports performance
  • A better response to stress
  • Improved mental focus, concentration and sleep

Sessions include

  • Addressing everyday dysfunctional breathing patterns
  • Understanding the benefits of nasal breathing to improve physical and mental health
  • Exploring the science of measuring and reducing breathlessness
  • How to simulate high-intensity and high altitude training
  • Practical relaxation
  • Breath-hold exercises to improve sports performance
  • The mind and breath

Suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you ever so much for the wonderful masterclass ‘up north’ on Saturday.

It was so well delivered, very informative and relevant covering so much ground with practical advice and approach to the exercises.

I benefitted immensely from meeting the other trainees as well and it was great to learn from their interactions and the questions you addressed with examples. All in all, it was a very productive day and the masterclass was delivered so well in a relaxed open manner, it was well appreciated by me and the other attendees that we were able to take on board everything that was being taught, really really appreciated your coaching style.

Salim

The Oxygen Advantage is one of the best books that I have read this entire year… one of my favorite books in the world actually.”
Ben Greenfield

Author or the New York Times best-seller book, Beyond Training

“Gray did an excellent job of explaining the qualities of bad and good breathing. The activities were explained and demonstrated to ensure proper understanding of the exercises. This was an excellent course and I enjoyed working with Gray.”

William Smith

“Very well informed and explained clearly what we should be doing and the reasons why this would help fitness.”

Flick Ridel

Flicky Ridel