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Chicago: The Science & Mysticism Behind Pranayama

September 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT

$35 – $40

The Science & Mysticism Behind Pranayama

Experiential Community Breathwork Event with Michael Brian Baker

9/28 Friday, 7pm-8:30pm

Moksha Members & Teachers Sign Up Here: https://www.mokshayoga.com

Calling the curious, the change bringers, the left-brained, the right-brained, the coaches, & the coachees…

Come experience peace & transformation through the Breath, Icaros, Inharios, & blissful soundscape. Topics will include discussion on the origins of Pranayama and include the gentle pattern breathing experience we teach in our training programs. This will be a simple to practice breath that is not related to rebirthing or holotropic patterns. It will be practiced laying down, relaxed very little effort required. – Very very good for the body, mind and soul.
-Calm the over stimulated mind
-Reset the central nervous system
-Secure Healthy Boundaries
-Purify non-ductory glands
-Re-establish inner connection
-Revitalize, Replenish, Rejuvenate

Michael is a renowned, certified breathwork facilitator who has facilitated over 5,000 participants annually throughout his 12 years’ experience both nationally and internationally. He is the only known practitioner who integrates Quero shamanism with Yogic Pranamaya integrated within his therapeutic approaches, and has worked extensively within the recovery community, Bhakti Yoga Lineage, & Bastyr Naturopathic University System. He is a student of compassion and humility and travels facilitating groups and individuals in the realization of self-mastery through somatic release, breathwork, and natural plant-based detox. Michael’s extensive experience as a keynote speaker representing the conscious and healing arts communities has built his well deserved reputation for restoring profound hope and intimacy in large group settings. He supports people in their own growth, freedom, and discovery of the bodies innate intelligence to heal from within.

Come find out what it’s all about!


About the Venue:


Rooted in classical yoga as described in the ancient Vedic texts, Moksha Yoga Center provides an interdisciplinary approach that includes physical postures, meditation, breathwork and more. Featuring three locations that offer classes seven days a week, we invite you to practice and experiment with multiple styles taught by skilled and intuitive instructors. Revitalize with asana, and dig deeper through our workshops with world-renowned master teachers, expert lectures whose topics range from ayurveda to classical Indian art, and our internationally recognized 200- and 500-hr teacher trainings. We also provide bodywork, a fully-stocked yoga boutique, and a tight-knit community to explore and expand your personal practice.

Daren Friesen, director and founder of Moksha, has been an avid student of yoga since starting his practice in 1989. He has traveled to India 13 years in a row and has spent over 30 months there studying yoga, ayurveda, sanskrit, and sutras. During 1998 and 1999, Daren studied at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute (Laksmipuram) with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Drawing upon his studies with revered teachers such as Leeann Carey, Bryan Kest, Shiva Rea, and Seane Corn, and his time with masters in India, Daren developed his own style of Vinyasa flow with an Ashtanga influence.

Today, Daren continues to impart the classical priciples of yoga in a modern setting. Moksha is the Midwest’s largest yoga center and is home to more than 40 teachers, thousands of students, and the next generation of inspired and skilled yoga teachers.


September 28, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$35 – $40
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Moksha Yoga Center
2528 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647 United States
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