Our bodies are always talking to us... through cravings, aches, pains, pleasure, feelings. Our body tells us when we need to slow down and when we need to take action. When we need to eat, move, rest, release. Our bodies tell us what sits right with us and what rubs us the wrong way... when change needs to be made and when to just enjoy the ride. Through anger, sorrow, joy, fear, we can learn a lot about what our body and spirit is trying to tell us.
But we are also really, really good at NOT listening to our body... at pushing down, bottling up, ignoring, denying, and forgetting our bodies wisdom. No shame here however, because we usually do these things to protect ourselves or to survive until we are ready to hear or because we haven't been taught how to listen to our bodies or we don't have the time or space to go inward. Here's where Breathwork becomes a helpful tool.
The pranayama active meditation of breathwork helps us give the mind something to do so we can slip into our body and have an intimate conversation with it. We can find healing, peace, balance, solitude, creative inspiration, connection with spirit as we allow emotions to bubble up, expression to be released, and sensations in our body to be felt. In circle, we set up a sacred, loving, accepting environment that allows you to feel safe to drop into your body, to be exactly who you are, and to experience exactly what you are here to experience this life. All you. All present. All perfect.
For our May Breathwork Healing circle, you can bring with you something you'd like to heal or an area where you feel stuck or just bring your curiosity and generosity to see what comes up. Your body already knows what it needs.
Friday, May 27th, 2016:
What is Breathwork?
Breathwork is a self-healing modality that uses the breath as a catalyst for releasing, processing, expansion, and transformation. The rhythmic pattern of the pranayama breath with two inhales and one exhale becomes an active meditation, giving our beautiful and busy minds something to focus on so we may sink into our intuitive, feeling, and expressive bodies. In this group circle, you will be surrounded in a supportive nest by other brave breathers. As your space holder and guide, I will gently lead you into the breath and into the deepest parts of yourself using affirmations, essential oils, energy healing, and a sound track of music made special for our evening together.
With breathwork, you can…
…work through heavy emotions like grief, sadness, anger, frustration
…flood your body with light emotions like joy, pleasure, and self-love
…move and open the energy in your body to create a natural high
…increase the oxygen and raise your vibration to alkalize your body and promote healing of illness
…become grounded and centered into your core for clarity and creative inspiration
…connect with community and Spirit to heal yourself and the world
What to bring: we'll be lying down on the studio floor to breathe, so bring with you blankets, a yoga mat, and dress warm… whatever makes you feel like you'll be held in your own personal nest
Where we'll be: River Garden Yoga Center has a gorgeous, cave-like lower studio where we will set up our circle and nest of blankets. There is plenty of free street parking and you will enter in the rear entrance at the back of the studio off of West Sturgis Street.
Energy Exchange: $25 pre-register / $30 day of
To reserve your spot:
Questions? OR for alternate payment options: email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Private sessions also available by request - email to schedule!
Refund Policy: Pre-registered tickets will be refunded prior to 24 hours before the start of the event.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.