“BREATH IS THE BRIDGE WHICH CONNECTS LIFE TO CONSCIOUSNESS, WHICH UNITES YOUR BODY TO YOUR THOUGHTS. WHENEVER YOUR MIND BECOMES SCATTERED, USE YOUR BREATH AS THE MEANS TO TAKE HOLD OF YOUR MIND AGAIN."
– Thich Nhat Hanh
BREATHWORK IS ONE OF THE MOST PROFOUND HEALING EXPERIENCES I'VE EVER HAD, AND IT IS MY MISSION TO SHARE THAT INCREDIBLE HEALING EXPERIENCE WITH YOU.
As humans, we often get caught in the realm of story. Now don’t get me wrong, stories are incredibly powerful, meaning making opportunities for healing. All of our stories are valid. There is power in speaking truth to our story - the lived experiences of our lives. However, problems can arise when we attach so strongly to our story that believe we are only the story. When in reality, we are the authors of our lives. Not the villains, the victims, the heros, or the shapeshifting trickster. In truth we are all of those parts and yet none of them, because not one character fully encapsulates who we are.
The evidence-based research of Somatic Psychology and Trauma Therapy reminds us our stories - our traumas - live in our body. Which requires a deeper realm of healing that no talk therapy can ever truly get to the root of.
This transpersonal approach to healing helps create non-ordinary states of consciousness to assist in self-exploration, somatic restoration, and emotional release of any blocks or stagnation that are no longer serving you in your life – simply by the conscious manipulation of one’s breath.
Accessing various non-ordinary states of consciousness (NOSC) has the ability to create meaning in own’s life, heal past emotional wounds, alleviate present mental suffering, as well as unearth unconscious material that lies within your soma (body), to bring it forward for more integrated healing into our whole being. This transpersonal approach honors the full spectrum of the human experience, where all parts of you are welcome at the table of your inner healing.
According to Stan Grof, “non-ordinary states of consciousness are characterized by dramatic perceptual changes, intense and often unusual emotions, profound alterations in the thought processes and behavior, and by a variety of psychosomatic manifestations.”
To this end, Breathwork is a combination of emotional catharsis, primal sound creation / screaming, somatic (physical) release, and mental clearing that helps you gain direct access to your own intuition and Inner Healing Intelligence.
This approach utilizes the power of the breath, music, and voluntary consensual touch to help you move through various mental, emotional, and physical blocks that may be present within your system.
Just as the body knows how to heal wounds once the infected area has been cleaned of debris, so to, when given the chance, does the psyche know how to move toward healing. Inner Healing Intelligence is within all human beings, at all times. It is part of our intrinsic nature and we have the opportunity to cultivate a loving relationship with this part of ourselves through the sacred practice of Breathwork.
What to expect:
Pre-integration discussions around Breathwork and prepping your Body, Mind, Heart, and Spirit for the experience
Trauma-informed Sacred Breathwork journey
Somatic Therapeutic Integration to explore the deeper layers of the unfolding of your experience
If further sessions are needed to support your continued integration, know that additional sessions are available to you
This type of Therapeutic Breathwork is NOT recommended for individuals who have or are experiencing any of the following:
Epilepsy, a detached retina, glaucoma
Uncontrolled blood pressure
Cardiovascular disease (including prior heart attack)
Prior diagnosis of a manic disorder, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia
TIAs (transient ischemic attack), seizures or other brain / neurological conditions
History of aneurysms in your immediate family
Use of prescription blood thinners
Hospitalization for any psychiatric condition or emotional crisis within the last ten years
Osteoporosis that is serious enough that intense movement could cause physical issues or concerns
Prior physical injuries that are not fully healed and could be re-injured through intense movement
Note: If you have asthma, you are welcome to participate in Breathwork. It is requested that if you have an inhaler that you bring it with you just in case.
Please consult with your medical provider prior to attending a Breathwork session if you have any questions or concerns about whether or not Breathwork would be a safe and beneficial practice for your particular medical conditions at this time.
& PRIVATE SESSIONS:
These private offerings are designed for you to experience Breathwork in a more intimate setting, in the comfort of your own home or virtually, with the individuals that you choose to embark on this journey with.
*Private studio space is available for these sessions at an additional cost.
Tuesday, September 26th, 7:30-9pm EST | 4:30-6pm PST - Live Online
Tuesday, October 17th, 7:30-9pm EST | 4:30-6pm PST - Live Online
*Shifted to 3rd Tuesday in October, due to schedule conflict
Tuesday, November 28th, 7:30-9pm EST | 4:30-6pm PST - Live Online
Tuesday, December 26th, 7:30-9pm EST | 4:30-6pm PST - Live Online