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Global Breath


Pioneering Yoga Classes, Teacher Trainings, Yoga Therapy, Workshops, Retreats, and World Changing Initiatives

919.645.7070 / Inquiries

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Global Breath


Pioneering Yoga Classes, Teacher Trainings, Yoga Therapy, Workshops, Retreats, and World Changing Initiatives

919.645.7070 / Inquiries


The Studio

Located in the heart of Durham, Global Breath Studio is the home of MindBody Centering Yoga & LiveGlobally.

Our donation-based community offerings include daily yoga classes, RYT 200 & RYT300/500 Yoga Teacher Training Immersions, 1000 hr MindBody Centering Yoga Therapy Trainings, Mindfulness Coaching, Yoga Therapy Counseling, creativity and wellness workshops, dance workshops & performances, Evenings of Mindfulness, locally sourced clothing and gifts, fund raisers, meditation, or simply a place to share a cup of tea with a friend.  

Nina Be & Bart Westdorp built Global Breath Studio to embody the mindfulness teachings of their teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh, in order to share the understanding that we are all part of the same global family, where we share our resources and our compassion for all beings.


YOGA

We honor the fact that the body expresses the unspoken; it is the calligraphic gesture of our interior condition. 

MindBody Centering Yoga is a powerful and effective Yoga Therapy practice, that has supported hundreds of people from all walks of life to access their true potential.

All classes, which range from powerful Ashtanga-based practices to healing Restorative Yoga, are by donation. There are also many Yoga Workshops throughout the year, to help deepen your understanding of the profound effects of Yoga.

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MINDFULNESS

Join us every Wednesday @ 7 pm for a powerful meditation practice, in Thich Nhat Hanh's Plum Village tradition.

We practice sitting meditation, walking meditation, Dharma sharing, and Restorative Yoga Nidra. We also look at Applied Mindfulness practices to incorporate into our daily lives.

This practice is accessible to all beings - no prior experience necessary. The $5 suggested donation goes directly to our non-profit, LiveGlobally

We offer several Evenings of Mindfulness throughout the year. Please click here to find out more.     

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COMMUNITY 

Global Breath Studio is a place to "come home", a place where everyone is welcome. As we practice in community, we can support one another, and support those who may not enjoy the same opportunities that we do.

Everything that happens at Global Breath Studio is centered around LiveGlobally, a NC-based 501c3 started by Nina & Bart. Whether you take a yoga class, purchase a hand made soap, participate in a Teacher Training, or watch a movie, you are supporting your brothers and sisters across the globe.


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MindBody Centering Yoga


MINDBODY CENTERING YOGA (MBCY) is the technique of Yoga practiced at Global Breath Studio. It was developed by Nina Be (MA, MEd, E-RYT-500, NCC, IAYT). Bart Westdorp has been part of the team since 2008. Together, Nina & Bart run the MBCY Teacher Trainings & Immersions, teach classes & workshops at Global Breath Studio, and lead international yoga retreats.

MBCY is a heart-centered lifestyle practice, founded upon integrity, sustainability, mindfulness, authentic expression, holding balance, and awakening to one’s infinite possibility.

MBCY is open to everyone, regardless of yoga experience, background, physical abilities, or belief system.

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MindBody Centering Yoga


MINDBODY CENTERING YOGA (MBCY) is the technique of Yoga practiced at Global Breath Studio. It was developed by Nina Be (MA, MEd, E-RYT-500, NCC, IAYT). Bart Westdorp has been part of the team since 2008. Together, Nina & Bart run the MBCY Teacher Trainings & Immersions, teach classes & workshops at Global Breath Studio, and lead international yoga retreats.

MBCY is a heart-centered lifestyle practice, founded upon integrity, sustainability, mindfulness, authentic expression, holding balance, and awakening to one’s infinite possibility.

MBCY is open to everyone, regardless of yoga experience, background, physical abilities, or belief system.

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Yoga Therapy

Based on the understanding that we can best access our deepest potential with the support of an empowering and compassionate professional, MBCY Yoga Therapy uses the techniques of Yoga to create, stimulate, and maintain an optimum state of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health, tailored to the needs of the individual.  We offer private, group and educational forms of MBCYT.

All of our Yoga classes and Teacher Trainings are infused with Yoga Therapy practices. Global Breath Studio is also home to the Triangle's first Yoga Therapy Clinic.

To find out more about private Yoga Therapy sessions, or to schedule an appointment, please click here

 

Yoga classes

Global Breath Studio offers 10-15 public yoga classes each week. Classes range from Yoga Fundamentals to Restorative to Vinyasa. Please visit our calendar for our up-to-date schedule. For class descriptions please click here

All classes are priced based on a sliding scale donation model. To find out more about class costs, and to purchase class passes, please click here.  

yoga Teacher Trainings

Have you been thinking about becoming a Yoga Teacher? Or looking to deepen your practice? An MBCY Teacher Training Immersion provides the tools to manifest the life you want to live. 

Our next RYT200 Immersion starts June 26, 2015Click here for more information. 

The next 100 hour module for our RYT300/500 program starts April 11, 2015. Click here for more information.

 The next 100 hour module for our Advanced Yoga Therapy program starts April 11, 2015. Click here for more information.



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LiveGlobally


Global Breath supports LiveGlobally, a charitable organization committed to sharing resources and ideas to promote sustainable communities. Please join us in creating well-being in ourselves and others as one global family!

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LiveGlobally


Global Breath supports LiveGlobally, a charitable organization committed to sharing resources and ideas to promote sustainable communities. Please join us in creating well-being in ourselves and others as one global family!

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When a baby elephant loses its family, it will die of loneliness. We all need to be nurtured by our community in order to thrive.

For the past 3 years, LiveGlobally has raised money to support the sustainable growth of the Ingrid Education Centre in Matopeni, one of the poorest slums in Nairobi, Kenya. 

In January of 2013, LiveGlobally representatives visited Matopeni and took a group of children from the Ingrid Education Centre to the Sheldrick Elephant Sanctuary to meet the orphaned baby elephants. As one of the children remarked afterwards:

"We cannot take care of ourselves, unless we learn how to take care of the elephants." 

Please click below to find out how you can help support the children & the elephants. 

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