We believe breathing is the most essential element and our lives are forever changed once we experience its benefits. We offer several different styles of breathwork and have certified and trained practitioners to guide you through each one.
Rebirthing Breathwork Therapy (RBT), utilizes the art and science of breath awareness for enhancing the human experience. RBT was created by Leonard Orr with Rebirthing Breathwork International, and draws upon the practice of 'Conscious Connected Circular Breathing'. This is where a person breathes continuously, connecting the inhale to the exhale in a rhythmical pattern with no spaces or retentions in between.
RBT was designed to allow an individual the time and space to process emotions, transcend the weight of these emotions and therefore reach greater peace within. In a session, you will be guided while laying down to perform a specific pattern of breath for at least 1 full hour allowing your nervous system to go through a process called down-regulation. As the nervous system down-regulates your mind and body will more efficiently experience unresolved energy stored in the unconscious psyche and held within the physical body. As the emotional energy surfaces in this relaxed state, it can begin to metabolize and process out of the holding pattern. This creates a deep release of stored energy in addition to bodily detoxification of the blood and lymphatic fluid. All systems of the body become enhanced and a profound feeling of relief and clarity replaces the unconscious tension that was once present.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN A SESSION:
All sessions will begin with a check-in with your Breathwork coach, Emily Ashley, where you will discuss what aspect of your healing you will be working on in the session. Emily will teach you how to perform the CCC Breathing pattern. You will then transition to lay on your back and be guided toward relaxing the body and mind, similar to a mediation practice. Once your body is relaxed you will be guided to begin the breathing pattern.
As you practice the breathing pattern a number of things can occur as a result of your body processing out emotion. Physical sensations begin ranging from lightheadedness, tingling, numbness, heat or chill. All of these are normal and pass as the body gets used to the increase of oxygen supply.
As the nervous system shifts deeper out of the sympathetic state (fight or flight mode) into the parasympathetic state (rest and digest mode) the individual begins to feel deeper emotions. They might feel the urge to cry or laugh for no reason, and sometimes even yell. This is all part of healing the unresolved emotions lingering within the psyche. In the session you will be encouraged to freely express the emotion that's arising.
Emily holds these sessions with an intuitive and individually tailored way. Sessions may include the following: shamanic drumming, essential oils, healing touch, tapping, music or silence, use of affirmations, guidance into particular memories, movement, stretching, chakra clearing, pendulum work, asana holds, and/or verbal explorations.
TWO-PART CONSCIOUS CONNECTED BREATHWORK
Two Part Conscious Connected Breathwork, also known as two part breath is an intentional breath pattern of separating the inhale into two distinct inhales and one exhale out. This type of breath-work is typically practiced in and out through the mouth with no pausing between the inhale and exhale, creating a continuous circular breathing pattern. This diaphragmatic breathing exercise uses an active inhale into the belly, relaxed expansion into the chest, and a relaxed exhale out of the body.
Popularized in the early 70s, this practice causes a shift in our physiology allowing you to tap deeper into your consciousness. Conscious Connected Breathing allows you to tap into a deeper connection with yourself and allows a groundwork for healing and personal development.
The benefits of the practice include detoxifying the body and stretching the immune system, increased energy, calms the nervous system, releases muscle tension, improves the digestive system, the circulatory system, improves emotional wellbeing, and aids in reaching a higher state of awareness. Many popular techniques like Rebirthing, Holotropic, Shamanic, Clarity Breathwork, and more fall under this category of breath-work.
SOMATIC RELEASE BREATHWORK:
Somatic Release Breathwork™ employs circular breathing and rhythmic music to produce a safe release of stressors and trauma that lie dormant in your body. In this trauma-informed container, you will have the space and the tools you need to move suppressed energy, blockages, and defenses so that you can become clear physically and mentally. This practice can be performed in. either a seated or supine position while your facilitator will guide you every step of the way. These specific techniques will help to regulate the nervous system and reduce symptoms of anxiety, stress and trauma. You will engage your body's innate ability to heal itself and become empowered on your personal healing journey.
Pranayama Breath-work is one of the eight branches of yoga. ‘Prana’ meaning life force or vital energy and ‘yama’ meaning extending or stretch bringing together these two origin words translate to the extension or control of the breath. In this practice there are many techniques that control the timing, duration, and frequency of your breath and its retention. The goal of any pranayama practice is to continue to build the connection between the body and the mind by using your breath.
This centuries old practice promotes not only relaxation and mindfulness but scientifically it has proven to help support your overall physical and mental health. Many of the health benefits of a consist pranayama practice include increased lung function, lowered blood pressure, increased brain function, improve mindfulness, decreases overall stress and anxiety, improves quality of sleep, removing toxins and stagnant energy in the body, and more.