12 Jun Max Strom – From the inside out
City ZEN International Workshop
Max Strom at City ZEN Milano
Some doors open only from the inside
3 – 4 – 5 April 2020
Friday 2:00 – 5:00 pm / 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 – 12:00 am / 2:00 – 4:30 pm
Sunday 10:00 – 12:00 am / 2:00 – 4:30 pm
Friday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
How to inspire and teach your students to Breathe
for teachers and teachers in training
This special workshop was designed by Max to help teachers to guide their students on how to breathe and why to breathe. In global cities like London, getting a class to breathe deeply can be like pulling teeth. This is because in contemporary urban life there is so much stress, so much competitiveness, and so much frozen energy around people’s hearts; transforming this to a new healthy state is a huge leap. For some, best sets is the hardest part of one’s yoga practice because it is in the chest that we keep our grief and our old memories, and to open the chest would mean dealing with a new personality and a new life—a massive transformation. This is what we simultaneously both strive for and fear. It is like we are stepping on the accelerator and the brake pedal at the same time. This workshop will include a lecture, standing and seated breath work, and key yoga postures and movements that cause the students to breathe deeply even if they are resistant or not paying attention. This workshop will help you to embrace teaching breath work to students with new confidence and knowledge. Bring your mat and writing materials. (Please no recording equipment)
Friday Evening from 7:00-9:00 pm
Vital Life-Better Sleep: Stress management
All levels are welcome. Bring writing materials.
This evening workshop deals directly with the modern plague of sleeplessness and stress. In America, the Center for Disease Control has declared sleep disorder an epidemic, and this is happening in industrial cities across the world. This workshop will help you re-think your priorities and give you knowledge to take home with you to help you sleep and live more at ease. This workshop begins with a lecture, and then moves into a gentle restorative sequence of postures and gentle movement that immediately trigger deep relaxation. Simple, powerful accessible. Max will give you knowledge to take home with you to help you live more at ease with improved sleep. All levels are welcome. Bring writing materials.
Saturday from 10:00 to 12:00 a.m.
Strength and Stillness
The intent of yoga is not only to increase our strength and flexibility, but also to promote health and vitality. The next layer is to transform our behavior from coarse to gracious, and to transform even our very thoughts, from chaos to beauty. Experience Max Strom’s unique practice, called, Inner Axis, is a hybrid of yoga, qi gong, and unique breathing patterns that emphasize emotional transformation. Class will include a short talk, inner axis yoga, non-dogmatic philosophy, breathing, and meditation.
Saturday from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Some Doors Open Only from the inside
The healing power of transformational breath-work
The voice of our intuition and wisdom is commonly drowned out by the noise in our mind. This noise is often caused by chaotic or congested emotions from stress, depression, anxiety, or PTSD. Focused breathing patterns can spark within us the reawakening of our higher nature, the voice of intuition, wisdom, and conscience. The practices you will learn in this workshop will take you to new depths of insight and inspire you for weeks to come. Max has taken this work around the world to people of many faiths and nationalities. Bring your mat and writing materials. (Please no recording equipment)
Sunday from 10:00 to 12:00 a.m.
Opening the body – and finding your Emotions
movement-based workshop– all levels
This movement workshop begins very gently and then builds momentum. At the apex we move directly into a special sequence of postures that opens the internal body that induces an emotional sense of release, brings the mind into stillness, and the body into a new state of energy. This class is both challenging and very healing. Bring your mat.
Sunday from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Finding Your Life Purpose
Join Max for an inspiring and insightful talk and a concise course in essential steps to reveal and/or launch one’s life purpose.
lecture and writing
Known for his depth perception and insight into the human experience, this seminar offers an inspiring and insightful talk by Max, followed by a concise course in essential steps to reveal and/or launch one’s life purpose. The insight you will gain cannot be purchased or found in a book, university, or website. This special seminar will help you to see your world differently, and even course-correct the trajectory of your life course. Be sure to bring writing materials.
- Are you prepared for success? (Do you believe that you deserve it?)
- If you have success, do you have meaning?
- Revealing your blind side, your gifts and purpose
- Reverse-Engineering your purpose
- Distinguishing happiness and meaning
- The relationship between leadership and purpose
- Primary resources – Time vs. money
- Recalibrate and course-correct
Don’t miss the chance to learn from one of today’s foremost teachers of wellness, finding meaning in the digital age, and breath-based movement.
Born with severe clubbed feet, Max Strom spent much of the first six years of his life with his feet confined in plaster casts and braces. Today, he is known for inspiring and impacting the lives of people from all walks of life, teaching breathing patterns and personal transformation worldwide. His method, Inner Axis, is a system of field-tested techniques that are known to produce immediate results, and are known to alleviate extreme stress, anxiety, and PTSD. Max has taught tens of thousands of students and trained several hundred teachers. Many of you know him from his TEDx talk on Youtube, Breathe to Heal, now approaching 1.5 million views. Max has authored two inspiring books: There is No APP for Happiness, addressing the challenge of finding meaning in the digital age, and A Life Worth Breathing, published in five languages and used as required reading in many yoga trainings. A dynamic speaker, Max has presented three TEDx events, keynote addresses at global government conferences, corporate conferences, wellness conferences, and countless yoga festivals. Most recently he presented at the prestigious World Government Summit in Dubai, the first Wellness Symposium in Saudi Arabia, and the Inner Peace Conference in Amsterdam. You can see more of Max Strom’s work on his online course, Breathe to Heal, and his App, Strategic Breathing. Max is based in the Netherlands. www.maxstrom.com
Workshops in English
Places are limited
- 75€ (first one only)
- 50€ per workshop
- 225 € full weekend
Attendees must have CSEN membership card, available at City ZEN for 5€, valid for a solar year. We suggest to arrive 20 minutes before the beginning of the event.