Life will flow:
A garland of moments gliding on an open breath.
Exhaling we release the past, inhaling we welcome the future.
To live life fully, the breath must be freed.
This takes training, on three interdependent levels.
On the outer level, we work to free the physical breath.
This gives ease of body: promotes health and resilience.
On the inner level, we work to free the subtle breath (prana, ch'i).
This gives depth of heart: the capacity for joy regardless of circumstance.
On the innermost level we work to free the essence of life, awareness itself.
With this, we awaken our full human potential.
There is work to be done!
Not just for ourselves, but for the benefit of all.
Open breath, free heart, awake mind.
OpenBreath was founded by Jonathan Chambers (aka Trinle Gyalpo, based in Nelson, NZ) as a vehicle for passing on teachings he has received in various traditions related to healing and awakening.
Originally trained as a structural & seismic engineer, Jonathan has a deep appreciation of the dynamics that exist between physical structures, their environment and the forces of nature. As a long-term practitioner of yoga, meditation, mindfulness and qi-gong, he has taken this exploration inward to develop an intimate experiential knowledge of how body and mind respond to the many and varied challenges of life.
In 2003 Jonathan became a committed practitioner of both Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and vipassana meditation (in the tradition of S.N. Goenka) These culminated in a shift which in 2013, led him to begin working with the rich teachings and practices of Vajrayana Buddhism. In 2014 he began complementing this with a study of Taoist energy arts, in particular Qigong / Chi Kung.
Jonathan’s main teacher of buddha-dharma (abhidhamma, mahayana and vajrayana / dzogchen traditions) is Lama Mark Webber, whose root teacher was the Venerable Namgyal Rinpoche. His most influential yoga teacher is world renowned Ashtanga teacher John Scott. In addition, Jonathan has studied Qigong with Taoist lineage holder Bruce Frantzis and Body Intelligence co-founder Ged Sumner.
Jonathan has been given the blessing to teach dharma and meditation by Lama Webber and has received an Ashtanga yoga teaching diploma from Stillpoint (John Scott). He also has a Diploma of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy from Body Intelligence and is a Registered Craniosacral Therapist (RCST) with the Pacific Association of Craniosacral Therapists (PACT).
Jonathan lives in Nelson, New Zealand with his partner and two young children. He integrates a full family life with a dedication to the practice and teaching of a universal path of healing and awakening.