I am excited to be certified Oxygen Advantage® Instructors.
And now you can achieve great things by uncovering your capacities:
- physiology – breathing,
- physical prowess – fitness, performance and overcoming setbacks or injuries
- mind stability – stability, confidence and resilience
Team up with me – uncover and harness your potential for the thriving life you want!
Reach your peak experiences and accomplish what you want in your life with a tailored program developed by Shawn.
With over 30 years in Exercise Physiology, Physical Therapy and Hatha Yoga I believe everyone can uncover their full potential. This is through one’s breathing and body capacities.
Weaving the Oxygen Advantage® practices into your movement and training program will significantly improve your outcomes by increasing your capacities, minimize injuries and sustain the performance you want to achieve your life’s adventures & experiences.
Did you know your everyday breathing affects your breathing during exercise and sleep?
It’s true how you breath in your regular daily activities has a huge impact on your breathing patterns during exercise and sleep. So during your day you can affect change without setting aside time to “do something else.”
Did you know you can achieve greater altitudes without climbing high mountains?
WOW!!! You don’t have to go to the mountains to get the physiological benefits of training at altitude. There are definitely other benefits to being at altitude but if you are strapped for time and money to get ready for that high mountain adventure, this is a great resource.
Did you know you can gain greater aerobic and anaerobic capacity by jogging, not sprinting?
This lessens the risk of injury and allows you to focus on your activity of choice without over-exerting yourself. And when you train the different aspects of your breathing your muscles will perform well, your joints will feel open and your feel light on your feet.
Experience a tailored program with the breath and movement and effectively:
- Increase exercise intensity while expending less effort and breathing less heavily.
- Simulate high altitude training to improve aerobic and anaerobic capacity.
- Promote greater energy levels and endurance.
- Reduce risk of injury by combining your physiology with physical and mental capacities.
- Improve your sleep and recovery.
- Optimize your spine’s function.
- Develop a broader realm of resilience.
- Be better conditioned and stronger to go higher and further for the adventures or activities you want to do.
- Elevate your capacity to concentrate, and mentally focus in a relaxed state.
Pillar 1 = Healthy (Functional) Breathing
How you breathe during your day affects your breathing with exercise, recovery, sleep, and mental activities. Profound outcomes are achieved by addressing your everyday breathing patterns. With the Oxygen Advantage® method the 3 foundations of breathing – blood (biochemistry), how to breath (biomechanics), and rhythm (cadence) are considered in tailoring a program specifically for you. In addition, by tailoring a program to meet your lifestyle and goals, this aspect of your breathing is ideal for optimizing your capacity.
Pillar 2 = Stressors with Breath Holds
A positive stressor is an intermittent challenge that creates adaptations in the body-mind complex that harnesses healthy activities both physically and mentally. Positive stressors include recovery which enhances your resilience. Additionally, your performance capabilities are expanded for any physical activity. Tailored programs are developed to meet your specific needs and challenges; and you can rest assured your progress will be monitored and your program adjusted to insure the greatest success. You have a great amount of potential to discover and your breath is keystone to the possibilities waiting for you.
Here are what people are discovering about the power of the breath and how Shawn helps them harness their health:
Throughout the years I have seen Shawn Flot as a Physical Therapist for many challenges within my body and mind. What I loved about our time together doing Oxygen Advantage is that I got to see in real time the beginning moments of tension build-up internally (both body and mind) and because of the way the exercises work within OA I got to have choice-points about whether to be tense or let go. It felt so empowering to let go and has informed my life going forward to relax and let go as I breathe-which of course allows everything in my life to feel more calm, centered, and coherent-as a mama, a woman, and an embodied human.
I’ve been practicing Yoga and breathing for so many years, and what you have shown me blew my socks off. I realize how much I have been over-breathing and the simple ways you guided me in functional breathing has transformed my practice and my life. Thank you.