Classes & Events

Online Breath Body Mind ™️ class | Tuesdays 18:30-19:15 Azores time

Simple, effective practices of movement and breath work centred around coherent or resonant breathing.

As developed by Dr. Pat Gerbarg and Dr. Richard Brown. Please read more here.

I am proud to be a Level 3 Breath Body Mind teacher and continue to work and train within the organisation.

These classes are via zoom and are not recorded.

Please contact me for more information and the zoom link.
Online workshop: Yoga for breathing ~Breathing for yoga
 * Date change* Saturday 1 April 15:00-18:00 Azores time

Exploring ways of breathing that can benefit our asana practice and specific postures that can support healthy breathing. The workshop will include talks and discussion and lots of practice!

Please see here for full details & to book.

Breath-Body-Mind™ Fundamentals Online Course Saturday, April 29, 2023 Sunday, April 30, 2023

  • Formerly Breath-Body-Mind™ Introductory Course)

  • Taught by: Advanced BBM Teachers: Joanna Harper, Konika Shankar, & Mandy Brinkley

  • Presentations and practices by: Richard P. Brown, MD & Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD

  • April 29 & 30, 2023 6:00 am – 12:30 pm ET [11:00 am – 5:30 pm UK time]

  • Following this course, we highly recommend attending a weekly BBM practice session (45 – 60 minutes) for six weeks – see cost below.

  • This BBM Course, plus the six follow-up sessions, fulfill the prerequisite for BBM Level-1 Teacher Training

Designed to activate mind-body communication pathways, raise energy, regulate mood, enhance performance, reduce inflammation, and help dissolve pain; this training is for anyone who wishes to improve their stress resilience, physical health, and general well-being. 

BBM is also ideal for yoga teachers and practitioners, psychologists, therapists, nurses, doctors, school teachers, first responders, relief workers, NGOs, and administrators who may wish to attend the Level-1 Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training. Benefits of Breath-Body-Mind have been shown in healthcare practitioners, individuals with psychiatric and medical conditions, at-risk children, veterans, active duty military, research studies, and survivors of disasters.

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The 2-day Course: Learn breathing techniques shown to relieve stress and improve mood, mental focus, and performance. Positive effects have been experienced by individuals with anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADD, cancer, and other medical conditions. Many people who have practiced these techniques say that they feel transformed, and they never would have imagined that something so simple could be so effective. Through movement, breathing, and relaxation techniques, you will learn to:

Increase your stress resilience and renew your energy

  • Reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia

  • Increase lung capacity, oxygenation, and cardio-respiratory health

  • Connect to your inner self and others

  • Improve relationships and empathic abilities

  • Improve performance in personal and professional activities

Integrate Training BBM Fundamentals courses with senior BBM teacher and coach trainer Joanna Harper are now recognized by the Association for Coaching as 12 hours of continued professional development (CPD).

Recommended reading and listening: Richard P. Brown and Patricia Gerbarg, The Healing Power of the Breath . Book and CD set or e-Book available on Amazon. Audio tracks can be downloaded. Available on or


  • $279 (£225) before Apr 22

  • $310 (£250) on and after Apr 22


As a yoga teacher Mandy is a safe pair of hands. She delivers her practice with thoughtfulness and intelligence. Her yoga is ever evolving and feels "alive" and always relevant. That is to say, in our ever challenging and uncertain world, she provides grounding practices that help to navigate these complexities and to hold true to core values. Over the years that I have worked with Mandy, whether in a class, 1-1 or zoom yoga nidra, I ALWAYS feel the benefits. Without fail she offers up her work in the spirit of generosity , curiosity and fun. And this helps to keep me engaged in my own practice with the same spirit
Maya B.
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