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Anything you can Breathe Through you can Live Through - John Michael Thornton
Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 07:00pm - 09:00pm
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Everyone knows how to breathe; we’ve been doing it our entire lives, but learning how to breathe in a conscious, mindful way can transform your life.  

Simply by paying attention to your breath you can lessen anxiety.  For one day, try to notice when your breathing is shallow, fast or uneven.  Notice whether or not you unconsciously hold your breath.  When we do any of these things it is a sign of stress, anxiety or fear.  Becoming aware of how our bodies react to these emotions lets us release and center; Find calm in the midst of chaos.

In this simple and gentle class you will learn:

  1. Three part breath.
  2. Ujjayi breath – a yogic breathing technique, also called Ocean Breath.
  3. Lion Breath
  4. Breath of Joy
  5. Simple stretches anyone can do to loosen stiff necks and relax tight shoulders.
  6. Includes hand-outs detailing the breathing and stretching exercises as well as a guided mediation script.
  7. Teaching tips so you can share these techniques with others.


We will finish with an easy, guided meditation to find grounding and center.


This program lasts about two hours ~ $20 per person.


JohnThorntonGLDBCKJohn Michael Thornton (RYT) is the co-founder of Great Conjunction, a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to bringing together differing philosophies and spiritual practices for the purpose of education, understanding and common ground. He is the author of Grounding, Forgiveness & Gratitude ~ Three Guided Meditations to Heal your Soul as well as guided meditation cds and ebooks. John has lectured for Mindful Ohio, Lily Dale Assembly, and the Association for Research and Enlightenment.  His energetic and charismatic style has made him a popular teacher and lecturer throughout the Northeast.

Location Great Conjunction Spiritual Center - 1060 Crandall Ave., Youngstown, OH 44510