Freediving is the sports practice which consists of voluntary breath-holding, on the water surface and underwater. We can spend days without eating, hours without drinking, but only a few minutes without breathing. It’s a completely unnatural action, but at the same time it leads you to get to know a part of yourself better, allowing you to discover the power of your mind, in contact with that magical element that is water.
In a world that moves very quickly, one of the best ways to recover this lost contact is to go back to our roots: freediving is pure well-being. You won’t find it at extreme depths, you’ll live it simply by staying in the water. Of course, holding your breath is a completely unnatural action, but getting to live this dimension enables you to achieve a good relationship with yourself and to get to know a part of yourself better. But how?
At the core of all this is breathing. If you breathe well, you can control your heartbeat and your mind. Breathing is at the heart of emotional balance, allowing you to meet positive energy to challenge yourself and your fears. Breathing consciously is the first step to make to listen to our own body again, staying focused on ourselves and our emotions, helping us understand and face what stresses us and allowing us to figure out what makes us happy. Breathing in the right way and being in apnea increase the degree of concentration on our actions, enabling us to re-discover the strength of our mind, which is able to overcome any obstacle that life presents.
Apnea Life Tenerife believes that freediving is not about numbers, but about emotions. We will never care about how long you stay underwater, or how many meters deep your best performance will be. Our only concern is for you to make the most of your experience in the water through greater awareness. By doing so, you will break any records you thought you could achieve by holding your breath - without you even noticing. But this is our little secret, don’t tell anyone!
Each course will be organised according to the teaching method of Apnea Academy in order to encourage students to become more aware of their opportunities to enjoy their contact with water and with themselves. Courses will be organised in:
Freediving theory and physiology lessons;
Relaxing and breathing sessions;
Training sessions at the swimming pool;
Training sessions by the sea, at the fantastic bay of La Caleta and other locations with greater depths (boats will be used if necessary);