frequently asked questions.

We want to make sure all of your questions are answered to ensure everyone has the most comfortable and accessible experience.

  • What should I wear to a meditation class?

    You can meditate wearing just about anything as long as you are comfortable. We offer several different seating options to best support your needs, whether you are in a suit popping in on your lunch break or wearing workout clothes coming from the gym. Feel free to wear the same attire in our salt or crystal rooms. No special dress is necessary. Come and breathe as you are!

  • Can I come in late to class?

    We recommend arriving at least ten minutes before class so you have time to park and settle into your seat. Unfortunately, no one will be allowed to join once the door to the class is closed. Doors close promptly at the scheduled start time to minimize any disruption to clients currently meditating. We give a 3 minute grace period for late comers. If you miss your class no problem, you can schedule a salt or crystal room session !

  • What is the best meditation class for beginners?

    All of our classes are available for everyone. Beginners love our mindfulness classes and Breathe with Sound classes but ALL classes are open to all levels.

  • Is meditation religious?

    Meditation itself is not religious, but there are traditions that are based on religious practices. Our classes are not based on any religious practices and we welcome all faiths. Meditation can be a great addition to your existing religious practice or can become a substitute for those who do not have one.

  • What is the best time of day to meditate & how long should I meditate?

    Consistency is more important than time of day or duration. Therapeutic benefits are seen in as little as five minutes but most research has looked at 30-minute meditations as the goal so all of our classes are at least 30-minutes. Try meditating at different times during the day and see what feels right to you.

  • What if I fall asleep during a mediation class?

    It is okay but try to not make a habit of it. In the beginning of your meditation practice you may notice how tired you really are. Most of us are sleep deprived and when we sit down to meditate our bodies may drift in and out of sleep. It is optimal to stay awake while meditating to receive the full benefits and results. Although meditation improves sleep quality, it is a good idea to get more sleep if you find yourself drifting off. If it is too challenging to meditate without falling asleep, try meditating with the eyes slightly opened or try one of our guided Breathe and Rest classes.

  • How do I sit during meditation and can I meditate lying down?

    Sitting is the optimal and recommended position because it provides the perfect balance of focus and relaxation. When the body is in an upright position the mind and body are more attentive. When the body is lying down it naturally wants to fall asleep and therefore, we are unable to observe in a conscious manner. We do offer specific meditations where lying down is suggested such as Breathe & Sound meditations classes. If you need to lay down due to medical issues, we have props that will support you. Most important thing is that you are comfortable.

  • How do I know if I am meditating correctly?

    If you are doing it, then you are doing it right! There is no right or wrong way to meditate as long as you are in the act of practicing. There are key points to look for: stillness, ease of being, the present moment, freedom from time and heightened awareness, but these are all suggestions. If you are meditating, it is right!

  • Do I need to stop my mind and thoughts during meditation?

    It is a big misconception that we have to stop our thoughts. Our brain is continually thinking and processing, and even in our sleep our minds are at work. The mind may never cease but the space between thoughts will continue to increase. No need to stop the thoughts, just increase the observation and gaps between your thoughts

  • Why meditate at Breathe?

    We are a space designed specifically for meditation that will help put you in the right mindset, support your journey and establish a routine for you to learn and practice this self-healing work. In group practice, you build a support system of lasting community friendships. Not to mention our wonderful familiar staff is always available to assist you every step of the way.

  • What is Halotherapy (also known as Salt Therapy)?

    Halos “literally means “salt” in Greek. Halotherapy, better known as salt therapy, is a therapeutic use of natural salt in a simulated micro-climate, like salt rooms or booths, which simulates the effects of actual salt mines. It is a 100% natural, drug free and safe for adults and children. It provides effective relief from various respiratory and skin conditions or illnesses. It can be used as a complementary in conjunction with traditional medicine.

  • Is Halotherapy safe for kids?

    Salt therapy is 100% natural and therefore safe for anyone of any age. It is a clinically proven safe, natural way to treat a ton of symptoms from as little as 6 months old. It can help treat all major symptoms of coughs, colds, allergies, sinuses and even asthma. Here is a few things it can do...

  • What happens during a Halotherapy session?

    During sessions, a halogenerator grinds pharmaceutical grade salt to fine dust that is then dispersed into the booth for you in inhale. Salt booths are designed for tranquility as much as a therapy. Sit back, relax and breathe. Read a book, listen to music or meditate.

  • How long does it take for salt therapy to work?

    Some conditions and milder symptoms will improve or dissipate within just a couple of sessions. You may have some relief after one session; however, for the best results we recommend a series of treatments. Those with chronic conditions most likely need to come twice a week for the first 6-8 weeks.

  • What are benefits of salt therapy?

    These include relief from respiratory ailments such as asthma, allergies, bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, colds, cystic fibrosis, ear infections and sinusitis, as well as skin conditions like acne, eczema, psoriasis, rashes and rosacea, according to the Salt Therapy Association

  • Does salt therapy work for allergies?

    Yes. Salt therapy or halotherapy is a natural treatment which reduces the symptoms and frequency of episodes of these allergies. ... Salt therapy soothes your airways and absorbs the irritants and allergens lining your airways, therefore, lowering the immune response and inflammation, lowering your symptoms.

  • Does salt therapy improve moods?

    Yes. Salt booths or rooms are like inhaling sea air. The negative ions in sea air accelerate your ability to absorb oxygen, and balance your serotonin levels, a body chemical linked with mood and stress.

  • Is salt therapy good for your skin?

    Yes. Whilst in the salt therapy room, these tiny salt particles land on the skin and can help relieve redness, itchy and flaky skin. Pharmaceutical grade salt is a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. ... Salt balances Ph levels and stimulates the cell regeneration process.

  • Is salt therapy good for a cold?

    Yes. Essentially what it does is it actually clears secretions and mucus from the airways. Breathing in salt air helps thin out mucus in the airways, making it easier to cough out.

  • What do I wear in a salt booth?

    Comfortable clothing is recommended for the salt room. You may change into clothing that exposes areas of skin you would like the salt to reach (shorts, sleeveless shirts, skirts, etc). Shoes are not permitted in the salt booths…We ask that you take your shoes off and store them in one of the cubbies outside of the booth.

  • What is Crystal Bed Therapy?

    A crystal bed has 7 extremely clear and highly polished Vogel cut quartz crystals suspended approximately 12 inches above the client lying on a massage table. Each of the quartz crystals has been cut to a specific frequency. Each crystal is aligned above one of the seven human energy centers or chakras. Colored lights, chosen to match the chakra colors, radiate light and energy through the crystals to each respective chakra, and shine on and off in certain rhythms to cleanse, balance, and align your energies. The individual receiving the session rests face up with eyes closed, bathing in the energy. The sessions are very healing and integrating.

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  • How does Crystal Bed Therapy work?

    As the color is transmitted through the crystal onto the corresponding chakra, the chakra is cleansed, energized, and brought into balance with all of the other chakras. This allows the other aspects of our self, whether it be mental, emotional or physical to be brought into balance. For when the chakras are out of balance, all the other aspects of ourselves will also be out of balance. Then as these subtle energies are brought into balance, the body’s own natural healing mechanisms are able to function as they were designed to do. The Crystal Bed Healing cleanses, balances, opens, and recharges the body’s energy creating a deep relaxation. This healing modality is also sometimes referred to as a Crystal Bath.

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  • What will I experience during a Crystal Bed Therapy session?

    People feel all manner of sensations during and after sessions – pressure, weight, lightness, heaviness, hot, cold, wind, all manner of body sensations, tickling, tingling etc. The crystals can evoke feelings of peace and serenity, and typically a very deep relaxation. You may simply fall asleep and wake up feeling very refreshed and renewed. You may experience insights and release of specific personal issues and memories. You may have feelings of warmth, movement, expansion, cleansing, or a feeling of being touched. Some people feel sensations of physical healing taking place, as they feel the presence of the healing spirits working directly on their physical bodies. Your awareness may even extend beyond yourself to higher states of consciousness.

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  • How is Crystal Bed Therapy conducted?

    Crystal Bed Healing is safe and non-invasive. The person receiving the Crystal Bed Healing simply removes their shoes, and any watches or electronics, then lies fully clothed, on a massage table below the suspended crystals, so that each of the seven crystal aligns to their corresponding chakra. Once the person is comfortable an eye pillow is placed over their eyes. The lights in the room are then dimmed, the headphones are turned on to the determined binaural beat frequency, the vibrational frequency generator is turned on, the bio mat that generates infrared heat, light, photons and negative ions is turned on, and finally the pulsating lights shining through the crystals are turned on. All the individual need to do is to relax, let go, or even fall sleep. The infrared heat, light, magnetic and vibrational energy and the crystals will do the rest.

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  • What do I do after Crystal Bed Therapy session?

    No matter what the experience, it is advisable for the individual to rest after a Crystal Bed Healing Session to fully absorb the experience. It is also advisable to drink several glasses of water over the next several hours to help rid the body of any toxins or waste products which tend to be released through the cleansing action of the Crystal Healing. It also can be helpful to write down the experiences and guidance which can occur during the healing session, to help integrate and ground the experience into your life.

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  • What should I expect after Crystal Bed Therapy session?

    As with many Energy Healing Therapies, the FDA states no claims can be made that any disease states can be cured. However, there are many, many reports of personal healings occurring daily throughout the world with medical validation. Healing can occur on many different levels, spiritual, mental, emotional and physical. Many people who have had Crystal Bed Healing Sessions have reported some of the following: • An increase of definitions in the senses (taste-food, sight-colors, touch-awareness) • Feeling more energized – clear thoughts – ability to focus • Feeling a deep relaxation – a connection to the earth and/or universe • Feeling more at peace within themselves – a balance of the chakras • Feeling less stressed and an increased sense of overall well-being – increase in health • A deeper spiritual understanding of themselves, and their life situation • Gaining insights into their future life path • Gaining insights of the cause of disease states – looking inward into personal health • Feeling re-balanced, re-booted and re-aligned

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  • What is happening to our energy bodies daily?

    In all cases we are treating the energy field of the human being. Everything we do day-to-day affects our energy field, or subtle bodies. Specific physical problems affect us, such as pregnancy, a broken leg, being post-surgery, vascular issues and the like. Emotional issues, such as anger, sadness, jealousy or fear have a deep effect on us too, and if not treated these effects will eventually become chronic and enter the physical body. Likewise, our daily life affects us with its stressors such as work, mobile phones, EMF's, crying children, pollution, relationship issues, WiFi, construction noise and dietary habits.

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  • Who can benefit from energy healing?

    Whether you are treating tiredness or profound trauma, emotional pain or chronic physical pain, the Crystal Bed can help. It can alleviate things that are already in the physical and prevent things before they become physical. It can also assist you to consciously focus on one particular issue, for example, getting over a broken heart or treating grief due to a loved one moving onto the next phase.

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  • Why do I need energy healing and re-balancing?

    Healing is the restoration of balance to the energy fields of the body. ...Why do we need it? At this time there is a lot we don't have common knowledge about in terms of our bio-fields. Because terrible things don't happen to us instantly, we've yet to understand their subtle effects accumulated over time. For example, here is a list of some common things we all do that affect our bio-fields to their detriment: Wear a handbag over one shoulder; wear shoes; wear synthetic fabrics; use synthetic perfumes; use mobile phones; sit near WiFi routers... we all do these things at this time and as we learn more about ourselves we will change; in the meantime we require a little help! Our bodies are in fact finely tuned incredible machines, which can and do tune to subtle energy and subtle vibrations, but the way we are currently living does hinder their perfection. Healing of all kinds- crystal beds, acupuncture, massage, reiki, prayer, fasting, clean eating- helps to restore the body to its natural and beautiful balance.

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  • How many Crystal Bed Therapy sessions do I need?

    We're all completely different people. Some people need only one session to get back into alignment, while others require several sessions to gradually work away at something that has been concerning them. Some prefer to do it regularly, to keep 'on top of things' and so we suggest buying a package to these people.

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  • Why are the crystals pointed at my Chakras?

    The chakras are energy centers that directly interface with the world around us. All chakras are openings for energy to flow in and out of the bio-field. Each chakra is associated with an endocrine gland and major nerve plexus. As a result, they are the perfect points to direct healing energy towards.

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  • Tell me more about clear quartz crystals?

    Crystals are used in many of our everyday applications because of their ability to transfer and transmute energy. Incredible amounts of data can be stored on quartz; as recently as March 2016 scientists announced that they have created a quartz coin which can store an incredible 360 terabytes of data. A movie can be stored on a quartz crystal; your computer features a liquid crystal display; earphones and mobile phones all use quartz crystals to transfer data; sonar uses quartz crystals; the best oscillators in the world use quartz crystals; cigarette lighters use quartz crystals to generate that spark; even the quartzite silicon chip uses – you guessed it – quartz! It is no surprise that quartz is so useful to transfer and store energy. For thousands of years quartz has been used by indigenous societies to transfer energy and to heal people. Clear quartz soothes, balances and harmonies us: it assists us physically, mentally and emotionally and this is why it is called the Master Stone. Due to its clarity and hardness, clear quartz is a very stable transducer. It is thus able to accumulate white light to the body almost perfectly. White is the most beneficial color to us, as it contains all the colors, or vibrations, of the spectrum. White light also has a protective capacity so clear quartz also assists us in this way. It helps us to attune to the subtle vibrations, the subtle bodies and the subtle energies. It strengthens our bio-field and all our energies in a comprehensive way. Quartz can amplify happiness and reduce stress. It helps you to focus on the positive and to eliminate the negative. It helps us to attune to higher consciousness emotions, like compassion, and for this reason many people choose to wear it over their hearts. It aids us in our individual personal progress and guides us in our role in the evolutionary progress of humanity.

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  • What are the seven healing modalities experienced during a Crystal Bed Therapy session?

    1) Chromotherapy - Chromotherapy (or Light Therapy) is a treatment that uses colors to adjust the body's vibrational frequencies. Each color emits a frequency related to a specific vibration that is said to help alleviate different physical symptoms. The LED lights shine on/off in healing rhythms to cleanse blockages, heal and restore your energy system to its natural balance. 2) Vogel cut quartz crystals - There are seven 1.2-million-year-old therapeutic grade Vogel cut crystals that are specifically cut to balance the human energy field. Crystals share the same structural configuration as water and energy molecules and vibrate at the same frequency as water and the human body. This resonant structure and vibration allow for direct communication to human cells. The crystals molecular structure is perfect and with the right intention and technique, they can cause the water molecules in the body to elevate and match it’s perfect patterning. 3) Magnetic Therapy - Each crystal is held in place by mobius coils that send quantum magnetic pulses into the bio-dynamic field for cellular rejuvenation and overall feeling of well-being. 4) Vibration Therapy - There are a variety of selected frequencies to choose from that vibrate the bed in frequency to the binaural beats music opening the body to heal and realign. 5) Infrared Bio Mat - A thermo-electrotherapeutic device with built in transductors that generates infrared rays and heat that penetrate more than 6 inches deep into the body. Infrared rays enhance your immune system, increase cellular metabolism and reduce inflammation and pain. Heating the crystals create Negative ions that can normalize your breathing rate, decrease blood pressure, relieve tension and is a mood stabilizer that has a tranquilizing effect. The mat contains over 60 lbs. of certified crushed grade A+ natural purple amethyst jewel grade gemstones. The mat is also layered with powerful Bio Magnetic function with optional 660Nm Red light LEDs. The mat has 300 Gauss Permeant magnets and 400 Gauss Pulsation magnetic Fields (PEMF) Function. Magnetic therapy boosts the body’s own natural healing processes on a deep cellular level. 6) Frequency Generator - The generator produces frequencies that harmonize the different energy points in the body allowing for a realigned healing environment within you and cellular rejuvenation. 7) Sound Therapy - Binaural beats are sounds played at specific set frequencies that have been shown to organize brain waves to realign and balance the mind, body and spirit.

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  • Can I bring my kid(s) to class?

    Teens 14 years old and up can be accompanied with their parents, a waiver must be signed. For children younger than 14 years old we offer the option of hosting private, small group classes. Please email for more information.

  • What else does the Breathe studio offer?

    We offer private and semi private meditation sessions, offsite meditations (corporate, events, charity), a variety of healing modalities and more. Please contact us for special requests at

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