Welcome to the Take A Breath Sample Page

This sample page will give you an idea, with a few select examples, of how our program is designed. This sample page has recordings selected from a Grade 7-12 content base. There is separate content and recordings for the K-6 schools.  The full program has a large variety of Take a Breath audio recording lengths and experiences.  Once you are familiar with the selected example practices you will have an idea of what the students and their parents could access.  The science behind these recordings is to help us move beyond our conditioned responses, and to support us in creating the relaxation response, then settling and stabilizing there.  From that secure foundation then begin to build new intentions and direction.  

Especially for you, as educators and administrators, we have included a couple of special recordings.  One for back wellness, as we know many suffer from back issues.  As well, recordings to simply drop in to relaxation.  Just like the students, the feeling of relaxation is elusive.   Yet, over time, as you use these practices, the feeling of relaxation and ease can filter through all of your experiences.  Enjoy!

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As parents of two young girls, Jeff and Sonya Thomlinson have found out first hand the stress that children are under today. Using the tools of B.R.A.V.E.,  they saw the dramatic shift in anxious moments within the family unit, as well as helped their children self regulate in social situations, with peer pressure and at school.

Jeff and Sonya Thomlinson have over 43 years of combined teaching experience in yoga, meditation and holistic wellness. Both lived, worked and taught at the acclaimed Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachussetts. As well, they both attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC, a vanguard in holistic health. Currently, they serve as staff members and educators at the esteemed Amrit Yoga Institute in Central Florida.  Through a lifetime of deep personal practice, they have evolved a unique teaching style which transcends many of the typical models. Using accessible and safe language and content, they strive to build a container, a starting place, for each student to personally assess themselves. Then, with support, create adaptations (best practices) which carry each student forward step by step.