#1 Conni Biesalski


Hit Record!
Open Waiting Room
Begin by putting everyone into breakout rooms — use your inteoception to share how you’re feeling mentallly, physically and emotionally + what

Here’s a rough flow – although if we dance around a bunch that’s cool too ;)

9am – Introduction + your journey of finding regulation.

9.15am – What is functional breathing and why does it matter?

  • What’s wrong with overbreathing?
  • And so what is the ‘right way to breathe’?
  • What are some of the transformations that you’ve noticed in your students? What do they share are the most compelling take-aways?

9.25am – Guided Functional Breathing Practice

9.30am – Possible topics or themes to dive into

  • How has your life shifted as a result of this?
  • Exploring the relationship between creativity + regulation
  • What are some common myths around the breath?
  • What is the dating breath?

9.35am – Questions from Students

  • Explorning PIMs question of DORSAL shutdown
  • One question I have for tomorrow is how we can leverage breath as a tool for assessing our inner landscapes. Are there certain qualities of breath we can pay closer attention to, which will help us better understand the "real" emotional state of our body? I'm very good at ignoring my body's non-breath signals, so I can manipulate my attention to, as swiftly as possible, bypass those stressful moments. Now, I wonder if noticing specific qualities of the breath can help reinforce my intention to listen to my body better. I'm just not sure what qualities I'm looking for! – CHRISTINA FEDOR

  • Really enjoyed the fun fact around how breathing has sped up quite significantly, this discussion confirmed I have an unhealthy regulated pattern which I’m now attuned to and become more aware of. With regards to sleep, I tend to wake up midway through the night and sometime struggle to get back to sleep. I sleep on my front and know I mouth breath at night. Listening to your shares It highlighted that I’m likely in sympathetic and so in a flee / fight state for what is potentially quite a long time. Have I understood this correctly and if so, how would you suggest working on shifting to ventral/ out of this? –AMA

  • In one recent podcast you talked about how your entry to breathe work was prompted by a realisation that cognitive tools alone weren’t enough to heal your issues with abandonment and instead it was somatic tools that help you really unlock this. You mentioned three specially:

  • Somantic experiencing
  • Hakomi
  • Naam

As someone with an anxious attachment style and abandonment issue this very much resonated. I’m curious to know a bit more about each and which you recommend starting with? –AMA

I have a hunch in my posture (shoulders more than often in a rounded position with spine slumped over) and also very tight hips. While I’ve tried consciously being disciplined with yoga, physio, foam rolling they tend only to have limited and short term results. Sometimes it even feels as though there’s really no change. While aesthetically it upsets me, it also causes me pain and concern around having children. Through my evolving understanding of Polyvagal theory, it feels like I need to down-regulate my nervous system to feel any positive effects of yoga etc. I also suspect my abandonment issues, stemming from an early age have some impact on why I hold this frame. Would value your thoughts and suggestions on how to move to a more neutral posture?


  • FINAL QUESTION “Where do you see the art (spiritual, felt, yogic, eastern side) + science intersecting in a meaningful way? And who are some people attempting to bridge the gap that we should be keeping our eyes on?” – OCEAN

10am – Close


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