‘Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.’

~ Rumi

 

 

My mission as a human being is to foster a more harmonious relationship between ourselves and the natural world through the medium of freedive coaching.

Several years ago when I was thinking of how I wanted to express myself as a coach and educator, I knew already that I was interested foremost in human potential but also in the discipline that is needed initially, to be able to grow to our fullest. Technique in Blue came out of that thought. I had also been a long time  practitioner of different forms of movement awareness over the years including martial arts and then yoga and I knew the importance also of flow. Within the idea of Technique in Blue emerged my logo using the well known Japanese calligraphy symbol,  ‘Enso’. As calligraphy is a spontaneous, harmonious and expressive artform flow in each piece is different but complete in itself. When the Enso circle is closed, it expresses wholeness and perfection. When the circle is left open it symbolises the potential of becoming greater, that mastery is in growing. The Enso became my logo and Technique in Blue, the practice form I wanted to express in my teaching,
Our bodies are about 70%  water and in quantum terms, are only 0.0000001% matter. The beauty in the disciplined art of Freediving is that as we learn, it gives us connection,  to the ocean and to ourselves, and if we practice with a certain sincerity, regardless of depth, both become One and we close that circle.
As novices, in order to enter its/our depth, we need the discipline of technique to understand form. As we improve we aspire to mastery. In the martial arts I learned three main principles: to learn the technique: the rules; to use those rules until you didn’t have to engage in them to master form; and finally, to throw the rule book away – to become ‘No Mind. To fall into Flow.

Individually we are each just a tiny drop of Consciousness, but collectively we can become a vast ocean of One-ness. I have seen and felt that One-ness as a freediver. I am here to help you understand and connect to the deepest part of you, so that you can access not only greater depths in the ocean, but also within yourself, in your relationships with loved ones and the very planet itself.

With its ancient origins deeply intertwined with human history as a means to gather food, explore underwater environments, and retrieve resources such as pearls and sponges, freediving has since evolved from a practical necessity into probably the fastest growing recreational activity and competitive sport which captivates enthusiasts around the globe with its blend of physical prowess, mental discipline, and connection to the underwater world.

Freediving for me is about sensitivity, about experiencing the beauty of connection to the nature of our inner and outer worlds, perhaps in a way that no other activity offers; a fascinating meeting of science and the sacred.

I offer a wide range of holistic experiences off the coast of the wild southern Baja peninsula in Mexico, comprising RV advanced and beginner freedive coaching, AIDA certifications and transformational breathwork sessions. I only work with small groups (maximum 3 people) as my courses are highly personalised.

For those who choose to share this journey with me, the experience is far deeper than a number.

Coaching Foundation - The Four Elements

Earth | Air | Water | Fire

Each of the four elements exists within us, as much as they exist outside of us.
Regardless of the coaching, course or breathwork option you choose, all of the elements will be represented. We will learn about the skills and challenges associating with realising the full potential of our minds and bodies.

Earth | Body

Experiencing deep awareness through movement

With Yoga, Tai Chi and Qigong style movements we learn how to ground ourselves in our body and become more conscious of our posture, whilst stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system and vagus nerve relaxation response.

Air | Breath

Experiencing the breath

Through breathing exercises taken from pranayama and other breathwork modalities, we can take conscious control of our breathing patterns and consequently our emotions.

By modifying the way we move the diaphragm we improve the flexibility of the thoracic cage, increase the efficiency of our lung volume. With these techniques our normal breathing rate and breathhold comfort level are subtly improved so that  eventually we can freedive feeling more relaxed, with more focus and for longer times.

Water | Connection

Experiencing ourselves reflected in the ocean

Our bodies are comprised of trillions of cells made up of at least 70% water (even more in the brain and lungs). Each individual cell has the functional intelligence of the entire body’s nervous system and a healthy system is a sign that all the cells are working together in balance.

Our emotions, thoughts and actions affect that balance. When we freedive, the ocean is our mirror. So if we are stressed or tense or physically uncoordinated, this will affect the outcome of our dives. It is our mission to learn to become more physically and emotionally conscious.

Fire | Intention

Experiencing the power of our minds

Each dive is imbued with an intention, which most often is anything but a number. The moment we dive should be the present moment; not looking down, nor ahead of us, nor thinking about the disturbances around us.

All our training leads us to this one point focus.

Speciality RV Coaching (Advanced Level)

One-on-one guidance advanced coaching specialising in adaptation to depth using various RV techniques.

Equalisation Clinics
(All Levels)

Equalisation can be a problem area at any level. Here I look first at understanding frenzel for beginners and as we get deeper, adjusting that frenzel to mouthfill and air retrieval for RV depth training dives.

AIDA Courses

If you are looking for a progressions through different course levels with certification, these are the courses for you.

Freedive Fundamentals (Beginner Level)

If this is your first time freediving or if you have problems with techniques which prevent you from moving on further with your freediving, start here.

Transformational Breathwork Sessions

These are sessions modified from transformational breathwork as well as the Wim Hof method and pranayama from yoga to help you advance your breath-hold and breath awareness capabilities or as sessions for emotional release.

Testimonials

Don't take my word for it! Find out what my previous clients and fellow divers thought of their experience with MT Solomons Freediving.