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Threads of Pneumanity: Creating a Healing-Informed Society

Broadcast on January 11, 2023
With Dr. Ela Manga
Hosted by Steph Magenta

Practicing breathwork in the African context has inspired and shaped an approach to breathwork that is multidimensional, grounded in science, inspired by indigenous wisdom, and accessible to all population groups. In this conversation, Dr. Ela Manga will explore the role of the pneumanity philosophy in encouraging healing-informed practices, and the role of breath as a catalyst for individual and collective change.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • The 7 Threads of Pneumanity
  • The web of breath as embodied Ubuntu
  • A potent 7-minute breath meditation
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Dr. Ela Manga

Founder of Breathwork Africa, Medical Doctor, & Author

Dr. Ela Manga is an integrative medical doctor, author, speaker, and leading voice in the field of mind-body medicine and wellness. She is an expert in the field of energy management and burnout. Her first book BREATHE: Strategising Energy in the Age of Burnout is fast becoming the go-to guide for managing energy and optimizing physical and mental health. Ela is a sought-after speaker, both locally and internationally, and has a revolutionary way of facilitating processes for profound transformation. Her unique focus on breathwork has been a catalyst for healing and change across many communities and sectors. She is the founder of Breathwork Africa, an organization that offers training and support to breathwork practitioners across the African continent. 

Dr. Ela Manga