Breathless Expeditions in Sydney not only want to show you the benefits of controlled and conscious breathing, but they also want to teach you how to incorporate breathwork practice into your every day—even if you just jump into an ice bath once.
Led by Johannes Egberts, Australia’s number one breathwork instructor, the Breath and Ice Experience workshops in Manly promise to set you on the path to better stress control, improved sleep and feeling more energised. The first step is finding out more, and then it’s all up to you and how you breathe.
You might be skeptical, but you surely don’t have anything against breathing better.
Breath and Ice Experience
Using a combination of breathing practices, cold therapy and commitment, attendees will be guided through a series of techniques and methods to help them live a happier and calmer life. The compact and interactive workshops include discussions, meditations and live music as well.
Most importantly, though, participants will learn practical and simple tools as well as how to properly apply breathwork into their daily lives. The principles of these methods are based on modern science, which Johannes Egberts is more than interested in explaining and giving you the low down on how, why and what scientific studies have been conducted to back up these claims.
Then, it’s onto the cold but you won’t be jumping straight into an ice bath though. Again, there’s more to learn and understand. This time about thermal exposure therapy—its types, uses in history and comprehending the psychological and physiological benefits. How to do it safely as well as how to measure your progression will also be covered.
And into the ice bath you go. Johannes and his team of instructors will be present, reminding you of the breathwork you’ve done and should be doing as well as keeping track of time. Perhaps like many others that have been invited along to road test one of these workshops, including a GQ writer and journalist at The Sydney Morning Herald, you’ll think you won’t last long up to your shoulders in cold, icy water.
Like them, you might also be surprised when you do.
Who is Johannes Egberts?
Johannes Egberts is a Dutch ex-pat who has spent years researching various breathwork methods and techniques. He describes himself as a biohacker thanks to his training. He’s also a freediving instructor, Oxygen Advantage trainer, yoga teacher, movement coach and youth mentor.
In an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald in early 2020, he reveals that life wasn’t so easy for him growing up and that his first experience with cold immersion was at an outdoor bootcamp for rebellious kids in Germany’s Black Forest. He’s come full circle since then, following the Tibetan tummo method—“inner fire”— of controlled hyperventilation.
He’s designed the Breathe and Ice workshops as a lite introduction into breathwork and cold immersion for urbanites who don’t have the time to go on one of the outdoor retreats.
What else is included in Breath and Ice Experience workshops?
Participants won’t walk away from the Breathless Expedition Sunday workshop cold and with their hands empty. Organic hot drinks and snacks will be provided as well as a comprehensive takeaway resource kit including PDF presentations, guided breathwork recordings and a resource library to help them commit and continue down the path to a healthier and happier life.
You also won’t be alone in your experience. Rather, participants are part of a group of people interested in exploring how to take control of their own breathing to expand their own potential.
If all you need to do is breathe, don’t you want to improve your own wellbeing?