Have you been feeling stressed out with work, over-exhausted from the never-ending pandemic, or seeking a new way to treat your insomnia? If that sounds familiar, please join me for a 60 minute group Breathwork class.
My life is divided into two life spans: Before Breathwork (BB), and After Breathwork (AB).
This virtual group will meet Thursday June 9th 5pm-6pm PST / 7pm-8pm CST.
I started teaching virtual group Breathwork during the pandemic, I am thrilled to continue offering classes.
If you are curious about the type of impact Breathwork can have on burnout, stress, and emotional exhaustion - I’ve written an entire article about how Breathwork helped me survive trauma.
Breathwork teaches us to release stress in an easy way – through exhaling.
10% of the class revenue will be redistributed to the Oakridge Neighborhood to help create pathways to success for Iowan Black and brown families. Oakridge is based in Des Moines, IA. (where I grew-up) and they help to provide housing, education, and employment services. You can further support Oakridge Neighborhood here.
Whether mental and emotional fitness, physical relaxation, or calming the mind, Breathwork is a medicine that can help soothe the body. Breathwork is a spiritual practice that helps process stress, worry, and pain.
At certain times I urge the students to yell or laugh. Sometimes people even cry. If you practice breathwork, you may feel vibrations from your cheeks to your wrists to your ankles. You’ll feel tingling sensations throughout your body. Breathwork is an emotional rollercoaster in which the one breathing is at the helm, you are in charge of your own healing.
What does Breathwork feel like?
In Breathwork you breathe with intention, which helps us calm down our nervous systems. Purposeful breathing helps us to chill out since many of us spend our days breathing in fear, worried about our job security, or even anxious about missing traffic lights. We are burned out, Breathwork retrains us on how to breathe in a more healthy and even fun way.
To practice Breathwork you lay on your back, breathing in a rhythmic breathing pattern. Music is playing in the background, and your goal is to relax your body. You breathe in two deep inhales. First in the belly, then in the chest. Then you exhale it all out.
It goes like this:
Breathwork is universal, and can help people of all ages. One class could have a profound impact on your life. Students often have spiritual, mystical, and memorable experiences.
Breathwork is a tool for your tool kit, that can help you to deal with the challenges of life. It is both invigorating and relaxing. It’s a way to reconsider how you breathe, something we do every moment of the day. Whether it is dealing with daily stress, general anxiety or long-term grief – the practice is a natural remedy to the stress of life.
Choose your sliding scale
Still living through COVID-19, we are living through an unprecedented time. I am offering a slide scale to help as many people as possible. Many of us are going thorough challenging life transitions with divorce, a break-up, new work, grief, death, depression, anxiety, trauma, and I am giving you a choice to pay on your own sliding scale.
I trust that if you found my Breathwork, you can make the best decision for your practice, during this extraordinary time. I am ready to help you develop healthier breathing patterns, and I believe that it's up to you to decide what amount to pay.
*I was inspired by Chauna Bryant and Jennifer Patterson to offer this scale.
How to prepare
You'll need a Zoom account to participate in the class. I'll be sending a link out 24 hours before the practice begins. You can access the class on your computer or via mobile - whichever is easier for you.
Please find a quiet space for the class. Feel free to lay down on a bed, sofa, or yoga mat, if you’d like. We’ll be lying on our backs and I’ll be playing music during the session.
You will receive a text message reminder before your appointment