Sara Campbell: From Fear to Freedom - Freediving as a Spiritual Path and Practice
Talk by four-times free-diving world record holder Sara Campbell given at the Advaya event Beyond Limits: Power of the Mind, Power of the Body on 11 February 2017
In Sara’s fascinating and quite literally breath-taking talk she explains the mental, emotional and spiritual journey that she went on from London-based, chronically ill PR-girl, to four-times World Record holding free-diver, living in the desert on the Red Sea in Egypt. Sara speaks about how free-diving is not the adrenalin-fuelled, high-risk sport many people make it out to be. It is a process of deep meditation, aligning the body with the vibration of the ocean and tapping into its deep innate wisdom, one which is at one with Nature, as we recognise we are part of Creation. Sara practices and teaches free-diving as a spiritual path and in this talk shares her profound insights of the potential for humans within Nature when we interact with Her on Her terms. This is where the magic occurs.
Sara Campbell is a Kundalini Yoga teacher, and four times World Record-holding freediver. She is the founder of Discover Your Depths, a unique teaching and personal growth philosophy based on yoga, meditation, freediving and mind-body-spirit awareness.
Sara is passionate about people; how they think, love and live. Discover Your Depths is about helping people to realise they have more to give, more to live, that each of us has untapped potential and unexplored, unrealised depths. Sara helps everyone she teaches flick that mental switch from ‘I can’t’, to ‘I can and I will!”
Sara has been practicing Kundalini Yoga since 2003, and attributes her personal practice to her phenomenal success in breathhold diving – from beginner to three-times World Record holder in just nine months (diving to 90m below the surface of the ocean on just one breath!). She is one of only two women (plus a handful of men) to have dived, self-propelled, below 100m on one breath.
Through the mediums of yoga, meditation and breathwork Sara teaches people, both in and out of the water, to live boldly. She is passionate about transformation and helping people achieve their dreams and live more fulfilled, peaceful, joyful, successful, loving, happy lives. Through her Discover Your Depths programme, both in Dahab and online, she has brought hundreds of people to discover their own potential through awareness and breath.
Sara has been the subject of several BBC documentaries, as well as sports, news and lifestyle programmes, and featured in travel, womens’ and sports press internationally.
Sara recently released her first online training programme Yoga for Freediving, and is working on her first book, based on Kundalini meditation and her own personal journey from chronically ill London PR girl, to desert-living, deep-freediving, life-embracing international teacher.
She lives in her chosen hometown of Dahab on the Red Sea in Egypt, where she teaches classes, workshops and retreats. She also teaches, retreats and presents internationally.
“We are not human beings looking for a spiritual experience, We are Spirit having a human experience.” – Yogi Bhajan