Breathing Art


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Breathing Art


Painting/ Breathing in Sicily, October 16 to 21, 2018

With Gianni Girotto and Michael Eldridge

Held at the magnificent Masseria Bannata in the middle of Sicily, this unusual workshop addresses the liberating aspect of right breathing in our lives which gives us an energetic freedom and a powerful desire to create beyond ourselves


What we will do and why


The first part of each day will be led by Gianni Girotto, authorized instructor of the Buteyko Breath Method and director of


It will be dedicated to the theoretical learning and practical application of the principles of the Buteyko Breathing Method, and how this is effective in improving the oxygen capacity of our body in all the cells of our body.


Practical, easy and immediately applicable advice will be given to make the respiratory activity more efficient, for a correct posture, for the reactivation of the nasal breathing, for the correct use of the respiratory diaphragmatic muscle and for the improvement of the quality of nocturnal rest.


Thanks to the increase of cerebral oxygen intake, it has positive effects on the the functionality and balance of the mind.


It induces greater calm and lucidity by improving the skills of attention and learning and increases the effectiveness of meditative practices.


Thanks to these effects, it stimulates curiousity, and the expression of creative intuition innate in each of us.




It is this aspect which we will experience in the second part of each day when we will be guided by professor Michael Eldridge  in a path of rediscovery of our creative ability, and will have the opportunity to express ourselves freely and creatively by painting


Michael is a painter and photographer, the director of Starstone Creativity and former professor at Arts University Bournemouth and professor of painting at Siena Art Institute. He has run workshops in creativity in the USA, UK and throughout Europe. He was Guest Speaker on Creativity at the International Coach Federation conference in Malmo, Sweden and is a Fellow of the RSA


 Information and registration


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To register for the Breathing Art workshop use the online form: Bookings/Breathing Art

To receive information on the conditions for participation in the Workshop and the Buteyko Breath Method, write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Per iscriversi al workshop Breathing Art utilizzate il modulo online: Breathing Art

Per ricevere informazioni sulle condizioni di partecipazione al Workshop e sul Metodo di respiro Buteyko scrivete a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


For information on Creativity, write to Michael Eldridge, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For information and booking for your stay, write to Agriturismo Bannata, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The cost


The registrations confirmed with the payment of the E100 pre-enrollment fee by 15 September will be eligible for a discounted rate of E280.

This condition is applied exclusively to the amounts provided for teaching.



Participation in the workshop is limited to a maximum number of 12 people and registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis, on payment of booking fee


Workshop is held in both English and Italian


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My Weekend with Michael I drove to Brighton with two thoughts in my head. One, that the 5-day creative retreat in Assisi with Michael and Michelle had revealed to me talents that I hadn’t realised I possessed and, two, it couldn’t happen twice. Or could it? Would the weekend deliver? Would I find a creative photographer within? Could I create ‘beyond myself’? Well, the answer is yes to all of those questions and the reason for that is trust. Trust in Michael, trust in the process but, most important of all trust in oneself. I loved the weekend, Brighton, all of the others on the course, the new way of seeing and responding, Thank you Michael for opening my eyes on a wonderful world.'

Ruth Dunsby

31 August 2016




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