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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

special partner yoga class starts mon mar 2!

Please join us on Mondays @ 7 pm (for the month of March) for a fun Partner Yoga class. We will practice strengthening, breathing, centering, and flying!

Partner Yoga takes you deeper into your practice, as one trusts another to help maintain balance, alignment and focus within a posture. This additional physical support allows practitioners to experience a yoga pose in a different, often deeper way.

You don't need to bring a partner to join class. All are welcome. You can drop in to class, or sign up for the series. For more info, and to register, click here.     

It's time to arrive into your liberation!


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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 (for yoga students, teachers and clinicians), dance workshops & performances, art shows, movie nights, vegetarian cooking classes, 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.

Everything that happens at Global Breath Studio is centered around our charitable fund, LiveGlobally. 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.


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.


ENROLLING NOW FOR 2015 MBCY RYT-200 & 300/500 YOGA TEACHER & YOGA THERAPY CERTIFICATION TRAININGS! 

Join us for a 5 week RYT-200 Intensive (Jun 29-Aug 9), or the next RYT-500 MBCY Yoga Therapy 100-hour module (Apr 11 - Jun 7).

Prepare to become a Yoga Teacher/Therapist, or simply delve deeply into the practice of Yoga!

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Mindfulness & meditation in downtown durham

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.    


Evening of Mindfulness

FRI MAY 1, 2015 :: 6-9 PM

Our mindfulness practice does not only happen on a meditation cushion or yoga mat. If we can make every part of our life (brushing our teeth, turning on the water, buttoning our shirt) a meditation, we can start awakening into each present moment. Creating a mindful eating practice will help us to realize that life is a constant unfolding of miracles.  

Please join us on Friday May 1 for a special Evening of Mindfulness. We practice mindful food preparation, cooking, and enjoying a delicious vegetarian meal together. After dinner we will end with yummy Restorative Yoga. 

Click here to register. 


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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.


upcoming workshops 

Anti-Aging Inversions 

SaturDAY March 7 :: 2-4 PM

The anti-aging effects of inversions are profound, aiding folks in fighting dis-ease, building fearlessness, strength, and inner wisdom.

$25 PRE-REGISTERED :: $30 AT THE DOOR

To register click here.

Restorative yoga w/ singing bowls for healing 

Rest in the beautiful environment of soothing sounds and words that will guide and inspire you to release any holding patterns that interfere with the body’s innate ability to balance and heal; so you may enjoy your health and freedom with  ease.

$25 PRE-REGISTERED :: $30 AT THE DOOR

To register click here.

CONSCIOUS ANATOMY THRU ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE :: Upper Body

SUNDAY March 15 :: 1:30 - 4 PM

Our studies of the skeleton & anatomy will be exploring the upper body traveling up to the neck and head.  Familiarize yourself with the bones, their location in the body, and how they relate to aspects of your anatomy. 

$30 PRE-REGISTERED :: $35 AT THE DOOR

To register click here.


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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 other studios across the Triangle, 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 other studios across the Triangle, 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, MBC 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.

 

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. 

We offer RYT200 and RYT300/500 Teacher Training Immersions, and a 1000 hour Yoga Therapy Certification. 

Our next RYT200 Immersion starts January 24, 2015Click here for more information. 

The next 100 hour module for our RYT300/500/1000 program starts January 17, 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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