Breathing is a vital function that accompanies every moment of our lives, a seemingly simple process that in reality conceals a profound complexity.

Breath, the uninterrupted flow of air through our lungs, is much more than a biological necessity; it is the fundamental link between our body and our environment.

Beyond its essential role in survival, breathing is at the heart of many traditional and modern practices aimed at improving our physical, mental and spiritual well-being.

In this series of 3 workshops, we’ll explore the profound meaning of breath and breathing, and their influence on our physical health, emotional balance and quest for consciousness. We’ll delve into the very essence of this vital process to grasp its many facets and its importance in our lives.

Find out more about the 3 workshops:

Diaphragm and resilience

Saturday, February 17, 2-4 p.m.

Breathe and move

Saturday, March 30, 2-4 p.m.

Breath control

Saturday, April 27, 2-4 p.m.

Sébastien Zappa - Respire - Studio Équilibre Montréal

Be guided by Sébastien Zappa

Sébastien Zappa, PhD, has been teaching conscious breathing and cold exposure since 2018. He became interested in these practices while looking for solutions to recurring depressive episodes and chronic fatigue.

His teachings are mainly based on the REBO2T, Oxygen Advantage and Wim Hof methods, which he was taught by their founders.

He is also certified in SomaTraining/ELDOA, the stretching techniques of which combine perfectly with respiratory training.

A scientist by profession, he offers a reasonable and accessible approach to anyone wishing to improve their quality of life.

Would you like to find out more?

PRESENTED BY Sébastien zappa

session of 3 workshops - BREATH & RESPIRATION

Reserve your place today!

Saturday February 17 from 14h-16h

Saturday March 30 from 14h-16h

Saturday April 27 from 14h-16h

Location : Equilibre Studio Vert Prana : 436 Saint-Denis street, Montreal

Price: $50+tx/workshop and $130+tx for 3 workshops

Here are the steps to follow to reserve your place:

  • Click on “Reserve my place” above,
  • Click on “Register” for any of the 3 workshops in the session,
  • Then create an account or log in,
  • Click on “Register” and then choose whether you wish to reserve a single workshop or all 3.


Saturday, February 17, 2-4 p.m.

To breathe, we mobilize specific muscles, to which fitness programs generally pay little attention. As the interface between thorax and abdomen, the diaphragm is the main muscle for inspiration. A strong diaphragm will make us more resilient, enabling us to breathe more efficiently. But beyond breathing, the diaphragm is associated with other aspects of our biology, notably our posture. Mobilizing and strengthening your diaphragm therefore also means stabilizing your posture. In short, it’s in everyone’s interest to learn how to mobilize, stretch and strengthen our diaphragm, not only to improve our breathing but also our posture, balance and movement. This workshop is accessible to all fitness levels. Pregnancy, however, is contraindicated.


Saturday, March 30, 2-4 p.m.

In this workshop, we’ll explore the connection between breath and movement. More often than we think, we hold our breath when we move. Unconsciously, we choose between breathing and moving. This workshop is designed to help us become aware of this situation and do something about it: move without compromising our breathing, with all that this implies for our metabolism and nervous system. Through simple, elementary movements, we’ll see how breathing can not only accompany movement, but also trigger it and make it more harmonious. Beyond the focus on movement, this work is very relaxing for the back and the mind. This workshop is accessible to all fitness levels. Pregnancy, however, is contraindicated.


Saturday, April 27, 2-4 p.m.

The fourth workshop in the series will be dedicated to working on breath retentions of varying lengths. By working on these retentions and learning to observe the sensations they provoke in the body and mind, it becomes increasingly easy to relax, both physically and mentally. This breathing training also helps you to work on the sensation of breathlessness and delay it. Delaying shortness of breath is key to maintaining physical exercise for longer, whatever its intensity. So, by delaying the sensation of breathlessness, you benefit all the more from physical exercise. This workshop will alternate fairly intense exercise, but accessible to anyone in good health, with very deep relaxation sequences.
This workshop is accessible to all fitness levels. Pregnancy and high blood pressure are contraindicated.