novogodnijj-tur-na-gavajji-nedelya-v-rayu 1Freedive Paradise is pleased to announce that one of Russia's top competitors, Marina Kazankova, will be joining us for the competition in August! Marina is an Italian/Russian actress, freediving world champion and instructor, and sports psychologist. At the Caribbean Cup Freediving Competition last month Kurt and Mandy took advantage of the opportunity to join Marina's workshop on psychological preparation for freediving and competition. Since Marina is now based in LA to pursue acting, we convinced her to make the short hop over to Hawai'i to share her knowledge with the rest of the dive community here!

Opportunities to learn about psychological elements of freediving such as meditation and yoga are almost nonexistent in Hawai'i. I became especially interested in this aspect of freediving on hearing of Natalia Molchanova's 'deconcentration' techniques (, which is apparently utilized by many of the top Russian athletes. This is one of several valuable topics Marina addresses in her workshop!

Marina's impressive performances in recent competitions demonstrate her prowess at managing the mind in competitive circumstances. But now she is carrying her enlightenment to her performances in a different arena, as that of an actress in Hollywood. Here she is performing the longest breath-hold ever in a music video! (

Marina will be offering her workshop in Kona August 18 - 20, the days preceding the competition, so that competitors may practice and take advantage of their newfound mental techniques during the comp. But her workshop will be open to non-competitors as well! Please send us or Marina a message to request her workshop outline, and to otherwise ask any questions or reserve your spot!


FullSizeRenderToday I've did the longest in the world underwater music video in one tape 4.02! Had a great time with a great crew!)
Will be ready in a couple of weeks!)

photo kelly reiter 2Authenticity is the key to connection. You must know how to use your voice to communicate your intention. In order to align your intention with your speech, you have to know how to breathe. Your breath is the foundation of your message.

Kelly Carranza (The Speech Trainer) is proud to introduce world-renowned free-diver Marina Kazankova to the team. An expert at breath control, she provides a student-centered, engaging and intimate workshop to those who are prepared to explore the power of breathing. We call the workshop Breath Power. We meet every Friday, 12:00 - 2:00pm under the clock at the pier on Manhattan Beach.

Here's what some of last week's participants had to say about the workshop:
"Thank you for sharing these powerful and simple techniques for cleansing, connecting, and strengthening all parts of the breath cycle!"
"I feel more alive with greater awareness of my own body's capacity. Thank you for such an interesting and powerful workshop!"

Please join us this Friday to explore your potential as a public speaker and to expertly configure your voice for what you want to express.

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Today was the 1st day of our The Breath Power Workshop!)
It was awesome, great job girls!)
We'll meet next Friday at Manhattan Pier. Welcome

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Marina, you are such a delight to work with! To think we all have to re-learn how to breath to be present and connected! So, grateful for your presence.
Michaela von Schweinitz
The Breath Power Workshop was wonderful! So much learning, clarity and cleansing.
Kelly Carranza.
I felt a difference and really appreciated the patience and one on one personal help to make sure i understood... Thank u!
Peggy Sullivan.
A must for anyone who breathes. We learn to breathe better, feel more fully & truly.
I feel more alive with greater awareness of my own body"s capacity. Thank you for such an interesting and powerful workshop. I am excited to try breathing slower and deeper while swimming, and try some short diving.
Nancy Roe.
Today has given me the tools I need to control my breathing properly - it is up to me to now go away and practice what I have learned and be disciplined about the way I breath - thank you so much - a lovely session.
Sue Murray.
Thank you for sharing these powerful and simple techniques for cleansing, connecting, and strengthening all parts of the breath cycle!
Christie Roe.

This is awesome! Just hay first class, really loved the exercises i truly feel its going to make a big difference in my public speaking faster than ever hoped for! Lpved the setting and
Marinas teaching :) I'll try not to miss a single class
Ellen Venjakob

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