Speaker Bio & Presentations
Annelies Richmond is an international master trainer of breathwork, meditation, happiness and leadership development programs for the last 21 years through the International Association for Human Values and the Art of Living Foundation. She has trained over 1,200 certified meditation and leadership
instructors in 5 countries as the Director of Teacher Training for Art of Living USA.Annelies spent 15 years in New York City as a professional ballerina with the Metropolitan Opera, and was astounded when she found that certain breathwork and meditation practices brought her calm, confidence, happiness and zero stage anxiety in her high-pressure career. Inspired by this, Annelies founded the SKY Campus Happiness Program - a total well-being program now hosted in 101 universities - which utilizes a powerful evidence-based multifaceted approach to raising campus and student happiness. She trains and empowers university students and faculty to become breathwork and happiness leaders on their campuses. Annelies is a faculty at University of Southern Maine, and travels across the USA lecturing at leading institutions such as Yale University, MIT, UPENN, Columbia University, USC, the United Nations, and Google.
Presentations & Workshops
The Healing Power of the Breath
Discover the power of the breath as an untapped vehicle for mental well-being and resilience from an international expert with over twenty years of experience teaching. In this interactive workshop, you will learn effective and evidence-based breathwork tools to foster emotional regulation, promote calm alertness, and support ease in settling into meditation. The workshop will allow participants to experience how breathwork and meditation techniques can create a sense of belonging and foster mindful leadership. Research from top universities on the techniques delivered in the workshop as well as the SKY breath meditation technique will be shared.
Learn the connection between the breath, mind, and emotions Learn and practice two evidence-based breathwork techniques Explore recent research on the physical, mental and emotional benefits of specific breathwork and meditation practices.
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