Yoga and Breath: In The Words Of A Master Yoga Instructor

The Breath is the most important aspect of a yoga practice, as you must maintain a steady rhythmic breath. With a focus on quality, its training can allow you to calm the mind and bring awareness to the present moment. This awareness is in essence the heart of yoga.

Breath is our life-force, it nourishes our cells and our tissues, bringing life into our bodies.  

Human beings breathe on average 15 times every minute of every day, and this respiration fuels the burning of oxygen and glucose producing the energy needed to power every muscle contraction, every heart beat and every mental process.  

Slow, deep breaths stimulate a calm and content state of mind and body.

However, most of the time, we are not aware of our breathing and limit the breath to the chest rather than all the way down to the abdomen.  It is this deep belly breathing that is vital for our overall well being and often times requires retraining in order to return to a full, deep and complete breathing pattern. This is important because breath work is the starting point to breaking the viscous cycle of all stresses, injury or emotional disarray. 

With the practice of yogic breathing the true muscles of respiratory (diaphragm and intercostals) will improve in mobility, strength and ultimate efficiency of gas exchange within the lungs; thus allowing for the purification of the bloodstream, cleansing of the sinuses, soothing the nervous system and calming of the mind.

Full, natural breathing occurs when we can find balance of effort and ease, grounding and surrender, freedom of movement and alignment of postures.

Join Malisia Hopkins during her Slow Flow Vinyasa class Thursdays from 5:30-6:30pm in order to further your personal yoga journey as well as gain a deeper understanding of how to utilize yogic breathing to enhance the quality of practice.


If you're interested in taking our Slow Flow Vinyasa Yoga Class and live or travel to the East Side of Milwaukee, then check out Malisia Hopkins at Mindful Matters Wellness Thursdays from 5:30-6:30pm. 

"Yogic breathing may sound complex, but have no worries as I will break it down step by step, simplifying the process in a way that anyone can understand"

With intention to navigate and teach, I hope to see you in class!


Malisia Hopkins

Thank You for Your Support...

Milwaukee's Newest Wellness Center is now Officially Open!

Saturday, April 1st, 2017 is a day Mindful Matters Wellness will never forget.  Our Wellness Center that provides physical therapy, Pilates, yoga and other health and wellness services is now officially open for business.  We couldn't be more thrilled to be apart of the Milwaukee community! We look forward to growing, sharing and educating on our philosophy of personalized health and wellness.

We are beyond grateful to everyone who joined Mindful Matters Wellness at our grand opening event. We kicked off the day with a free Vinyasa Yoga class, followed by facility tours, equipment demonstrations, complementary hors d'oeuvre and drinks, and a relaxing group guided meditation. 

If you weren't able to make it to our grand opening event, don't worry, we're so excited about our new space that we're offering FREE classes throughout the month of April!  Check out our class schedule online. While you're here, earn discounts on services by checking in at our location on Facebook or tagging us on Instagram #GOmindfulmatterswellness. 

We've got a lot more amazing things planned so check back often or follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates.  Thank you again for all of your support! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Grand Opening

Saturday, April 1st 2017

We promise this is no April Fools’ Joke! We are excited to announce that Mindful Matters Wellness is celebrating its grand opening this Saturday, April 1st 2017.  We’re kicking off the festivities with a free yoga class, followed by meet & greet facility tours and a free group guided meditation.

  • 8:00am-9:00am Free Vinyasa Yoga
    • Register online at, space is limited
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm Drop in to meet our staff and check out our newly remodeled space
    • Complimentary hors d'oeuvre and drinks provided
  • 4:00-4:30pm Free Group Guided Meditation
    • No registration required

Join us at any time during our grand opening celebration and be entered in a raffle to win a free private Pilates session.  

Help us spread the word about our big day and receive promo codes with discounts on our products & services. Check-in on Facebook or tag us on Instagram at #GOmindfulmatterswellness.  

We look forward to seeing you there!

-The Mindful Matters Wellness Team

1845 N. Farwell Ave Suite 200 Milwaukee, WI 53202