HOLD YOUR BREATH
ALL-INCLUSIVE 5-DAY RETREAT
June 20-24, 2022
MASTER YOUR BREATH
MASTER YOUR BREATHHOLD
5-day breathing, breath-holding, meditation, movement, and lectures retreat, "HOLD YOUR BREATH!" is a very unique learning experience that will enable you to discover and harness an UNTAPPED physical and mental POTENTIAL you never knew you had. Beyond being a health and fitness retreat, this is a Personal Transformation event. You will achieve more than holding your breath for several minutes, you will achieve an improved version of who you are, of how you see and live your life.
During this unique retreat you will:
Reset and boost your cellular respiration as well as rewire your nervous system, bringing energy levels, positivity, and focus to your day-to-day life that you've never experienced before.
Discover practical methods to release anxiety and negativity while soothing your emotional brain and that will enable you to experience profound states of relaxation. Moreover, you will learn how to reproduce the same relaxed state on your own.
Acquire an in-depth understanding of the physiological and neurological impact of breathing, breath-holding, and mindfulness.
Break a personal record for the longest time you've ever held your breath for!
Erwan performing a static breathhold and quietly surfacing with a smile on his face after 6 minutes spent immersed in water. His personal best is currently at 7 minutes.
Never train breathholding in the water without qualified supervision.
"I was blown away by the effects of Erwan's teaching. In literally less than 30 minutes of instruction, he helped me to double my personal best breath-hold time, and also to experience a state of deep peace and joy in the process. I highly recommend."
WHO IS IT FOR?
This retreat includes 5 full days of instruction and practice, 6 hours a day, separated into two sessions of 3 hours each. It is for everyone and anyone seeking:
- The optimization of their physiological health through the self-regulation of breathing patterns both during practice and after practice.
- The improvement of their mental clarity and emotional well-being.
- The enhancement of their sports/fitness/athletic performance.
- The acquisition of essential conceptual knowledge on a complex, fundamental and fascinating topic.
- The mastery of meditation in a new and powerfully effective way.
There are no pre-requisites for this course. However for optimum effectiveness of the practice you ideally want to have the ability to fast for a few hours during the day, or at least to be able to eat very light for part of the day.
-Breathing practice using varied techniques
-Fundamental ground Natural Movement practice with a strong emphasis on breathing and thoracic-spine mobility.
-Meditation, visualization, and self-hypnosis techniques.
-Breath-holding protocols including mostly dry (on land) static drills on both full and empty lungs, as well as swimming-pool drills.
-non-nerdy insights about the physiological, neurological, and physio-psychological aspects of breathing and breath holding. In other words some cool, fascinating scientific stuff!
The practice is designed to be always:
Safe. Progressive. Enjoyable.
Erwan Le Corre, founder of MovNat, "Godfather of Natural Movement" and author of "The Practice of Natural Movement" book will be your exclusive teacher during this retreat. You can learn more about Erwan here.
Yelapa is a small, beautiful, peaceful, and very safe fisherman village on the Pacific littoral of the Jalisco state near Puerto Vallarta. The village is only accessible by boat, there are no roads wide enough for cars and everything is within walking distance.
The PuraVida Eco-Resort
Amazing view on the ocean, pure fresh air, surrounded by lush nature, no road or cars...an amazing getaway place to both learn new and exciting things with also plenty of time to just relax! What's also amazing? A rather large swimming pool filled with OCEAN WATER! Unbelievably natural and healthy for static breath-holding practice.
Accommodation is included (shared room with up to 3 people, open-air style with only three walls allowing for a view of the ocean and jungle, offering security, privacy, and fresh unpolluted air) as well as 3 buffet-style meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
All options are possible, Paleo diet, Keto diet, Carnivore, Vegetarian, Vegan, with a seafood option, GMO-free, gluten-free, sugar-free.
Amenities and services available on-site: Kitchen, dining room, Juice bar with smoothies and raw treats (purchases are extra, not included in 3 meals per day), unlimited filtered spring water, tea, coffee, heated ocean water infinity pool, hot tub/Watsu pool, Spa treatments, Temazcal sweat lodge, cinema room, library, ping-pong table. A large outdoor yoga terrace with a fantastic view and yoga mats, blocks, meditation cushions, and blankets available.
NOT INCLUDED: transportation to and from the PuraVida Eco-resort.
WHAT TO BRING
-Comfortable clothing for moving in the outdoors (e.g. shorts, T-shirts, etc.)
-A notebook and a pen or pencil if you wish to take notes.
-Smartphone and headset (we'll occasionally use a timer app to individualize levels of practice)
-A sleeping mask (optional).
-An oximeter (optional)
-A rash guard (or a wetsuit of any type as long as you feel comfortable in it) if it makes you more comfortable in the water.
-Non-toxic sun lotion.
HOW TO GET THERE
Immediately upon booking, participants will receive an email with all the important practical information and details for preparing your trip. The only requirement to enter Mexico is a valid passport and an antigen test (simplest, fastest, cheapest Covid-19 test) obtained less than 72 hours before your arrival.
If you have any questions before registering do not hesitate to reach out to us by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.
Ready to dive into the journey within?
"What you possess within matters more than what you own outside. Experience and knowledge that you assimilate is more valuable than material things that you accumulate. The latter increase what you have, the former expand who you are. " ~ Erwan Le CorreI'M IN!
HOLD YOUR BREATH
June 20-24 2022
Participants will be granted FREE access to Erwan's Breathing & Breathholding e-course upon release.
"The practice was mind-expanding and left me with a new outlook on breath and the inner world. Bringing together the technical aspects of cellular respiration, with the physical tools of breathing mechanics, and spiritual tools of visualization, perception, and timelessness. Implementing this all together into direct practice under the pressure of live breath holds really locked in the effects on a deep level. Highly recommended for anyone looking to understand their breath, body, and self on the deepest level."
"Erwan will show you how to breathe into every nook and cranny of your body! His guidance allowed me to get underneath my thoughts and into my bodily feelings. Something that has always escaped me in my attempts at meditation. With these techniques, I feel as if I'm building a bridge to my soul."
"Breath-holding was a part of the qualifying challenges at the MovNat Level 3 event I attended, and I found it to be an extremely difficult feat at the time. So I went into the Hold Your Breath experience largely with the expectation that it'd be all about grinding through the difficulty - grit your teeth, clamp down, hold on! Thankfully, this turned out to be 180° off from what we actually did.
It was almost entirely about relaxing, calming the mind, and cultivating feelings of assured safety. Though there were some elements of identifying and working to expand the limits of a comfort zone - and acclimating to the particular discomforts of a breath hold - much more time was spent resting in a liminal space than pushing against physiological limits.
During the breath-holding exercises, we explored the inner space in many ways. Some of these turned out - for me, and from what I could tell, for everyone who attended - to involve a spiritual reconnection and reawakening. This was very unexpected for me, and very welcome.
Though I'm outwardly quiet about it, I am fairly competitive in my own mind, especially in competition with myself. I get easily frustrated with 'failure'. But at the Hold Your Breath event, I found myself registering as entirely comfortable with how I either met or failed to meet, each particular challenge or milestone. Instead, I was feeling a detached interest in and contentment with what I could achieve, with the awareness I would continue to improve.
I attended a MovNat Aquatics event only 2 weeks after HYB, and there I passed a breath hold test easily - despite the cold water, fatigue, and other discomforts - by calling on these lessons.
Breath-holding has become my preferred form of meditation, and the one I've been most consistent about. This is after years of exploring various styles of meditation, to varying degrees and depths, and repeated on-the-wagon/off-the-wagon practice habits.
The space breath-holding opens up inside of me is somewhere I take refuge & find peace. I am continuing to explore this space - its pathways, its inhabitants, its possibilities - in that still, timeless moment between breaths."