On Campus Program

Breath Medicine Discover Profound Balance and Inner Peace


Ancient shamanic sages and masters realized that we can activate a wide array of internal healing resources simply by modifying the pace and depth of the breath—a profound and often neglected gift to humanity. During these hectic and unpredictable times, it's more important than ever to know how to access the inherent "breath medicine" within, anytime and anywhere.

Join physician, author, and master qigong teacher, Dr. Roger Jahnke for a comprehensive retreat that will empower you with The Five Primary Breath Methods distilled from all the ancient shamanic cultures: The Conscious Breath, The Maximum Breath, The Elixir Breath,The Ultra Breath, and The Breath Symphony. The Breath Medicine System is a treasure that you can keep, use, and share for the rest of your life.  

Dr. Jahnke will also guide you to:

  • Learn, practice, and embody the Four Core Breath Medicine Methods.
  • Orchestrate extended breath practice combinations called Breath Symphonies.
  • Relieve stress and clear the heart and mind.
  • Deepen meditation for clarity and inner peace.
  • Bring balance to your body's inherent self-healing capacities.
  • Create an approach that is accessible and can continue for a lifetime.

Research shows that breath modification can positively impact our vagal tone, autonomic nervous system, and heart rate while activating immunity, reducing inflammation, and more. Amazingly, breath practice is very simple and can be done anywhere. Return home with a deeper understanding of how and why people have been using these simple, accessible breath practices for more than 100,000 years.

Included in Your Stay


Daily Yoga Classes

3 All-Natural Meals Access to the Kripalu Grounds

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
All levels
Suitable For
Program Theme
Complementary Health


Roger Jahnke, OMD, is a doctor of Chinese medicine with 35 years of clinical practice and 45 years as a teacher of qigong and tai chi, as well as author of two celebrated books and lead trainer of qigong and tai chi of more than 3000 teachers and practice leaders.

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