What we're about

This group is for those seeking to heal through holistic healing practices including Breathwork. This approach to pain management, therapy, and healing is different because we address pain at its roots… which are energetic. “Breathwork” refers to respiratory therapies, rooted in Eastern practices utilized to effectively reduce stress-related illness, heal trauma, depression, heart disease, cancer, and other preventable diseases in a safe and non-invasive way. Through this Pranayama practice you may experience the healing ability innately each one of us has through the simple use of your own breath.

About Ceremonial Breathwork…

Ceremonial Breathwork is a rare individual style of breath practice created around newly discovered sacred plant medicine ceremonies from indigenous religions worldwide. The BREATH is the medicine. The experience incorporates Shamanic elements including the singing of “Icaro” (song of blessing), burning of Palos Santos, and Anointing of scared oils allowing for the connection to nature, the spirit world, and universal oneness. Because of these elements it is a unique experience not to be missed and allows for deep gentle healing for your body, mind and spirit.

What to expect at a session…

We begin with a welcome and share with intent for the session. You will then be taught the three part breath practice consisting of two inhales, and one exhale all conducted with an open mouth. During the practice you will lay in “savasana” or resting state and follow Melissa’s instruction with periods of breath retention enhanced with inspirational music in a safe and sacred space. At the end of the session there will be 15-30 minutes of integration when you may share your experience and allow for what is called grounding or “getting back into” the body after the practice has concluded.

The atmosphere is safe, loving, non-judgmental and very divine. It is open to anyone over the age of twelve regardless of your beliefs, culture, or creed. Skeptics especially encouraged to join. No experience in yoga or breathwork is necessary!

Who should NOT do Breathwork…

The gentle pranayam methods of Ceremonial Breathwork do not promote hyperventilation or re-traumatization unlike other form of breathwork such as holotropic or rebirthing allowing it, for the most part, to be non-invasive. HOWEVER, breathwork is not for everyone and you should consult your doctor first if you have a history of serious epileptic seizure, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, major cardiovascular issues, serious psychiatric symptoms, or a history of aneurysms. If you recently have had surgery and still have stitches or other medical or physical conditions which would impair your ability to breathe deeply and lay on your back on the floor for an hour then perhaps Ceremonial Breathwork is not for you.

Please do your due diligence, Breathwork can bring up emotions and release hidden traumas, so find a practitioner you trust with qualifications. This powerful healing modality is safe if properly performed with a trained practitioner.

Visit www.breathworkworldwide.com for more about Melissa Terese Young and Breathwork Worldwide

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Clinical Breathwork at Studio D Yoga

Studio D Yoga

Learn to use your own internal tool for healing with breath therapy known as Breathwork. It may sound simple but your breath may be the key to healing physical ailments, instilling self-improvement, enhancing performance in your profession, and carving out a path for well-being! You will be taught the practice and then gently guided into a 40 minute breathwork session. Music and essential oils will be minimally used to help move energy, release traumas or beliefs which no longer serve you and then uplift you into a better frame of mind. Offered for you to create your balanced homeostasis in everyday life! Studio D Yoga has yoga mats and blankets but it is suggested you bring your own. You may also wish to bring a water bottle, eye cover, and journal for creative writing after. $15 Advanced ~ $20 Day Of To register, visit: http://studiodyoga.com/special-events.html For more information about Melissa Terese Young & Breathwork visit www.breathworkworldwide.com. The gentle method of Breathwork Melissa uses does not promote hyperventilation or re-traumatization unlike other forms of breathwork such as holotropic or rebirthing allowing it, for the most part, to be non-invasive. HOWEVER, breathwork is not for everyone and you should consult your doctor first if you have a history of serious epileptic seizure, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, major cardiovascular issues, serious psychiatric symptoms, or a history of aneurysms. If you recently have had surgery and still have stitches or other medical or physical conditions which would impair your ability to breathe deeply and lie on your back on the floor for an hour then perhaps Breathwork is not for you. Breathwork can bring up emotions and release hidden traumas, so perhaps a group setting is not for you. Please contact Melissa for information about private breathwork sessions. This powerful healing modality is safe if properly performed with a trained practitioner.

Ceremonial Breathwork at Heartfest RVA

2230 E Parham Rd

In partnership with Hearfest RVA, I will be offering ceremonial breathwork experience(s)! Come enjoy the entire day of event starting at 10:00am. Breathwork will be held inside at 1:00pm, please arrive by 12:45pm to get settled in. Ceremonial Breathwork is an individual style of breath practice created around newly popular sacred plant medicine ceremonies from indigenous religions worldwide. The BREATH is the medicine. The experience incorporates Shamanic elements including the singing of “Icaro” (song of blessing), burning of Palos Santos, and Anointing of sacred oils allowing for the connection to nature, the spirit world, and universal oneness. Because of these elements, it is a unique experience not to be missed and allows for deep gentle healing for your body, mind, and spirit. This is deep work with time for integration before and after. Participants state they have released years of "baggage" in one session. Come discover what breathwork in the community is all about! This offering is FREE! Please bring your yoga mat and a blanket. You may also wish to bring a water bottle, eye cover, and journal for creative writing after. For more information, visit: http://heartfestival.org/richmond. To register, visit: https://heartfestceremonialbreathwork.eventbrite.com

Emergence: Revealing the Sovereign Self Breathwork Workshop

Discover a new way to live, lead, receive and give as you align yourself with your soul’s purpose and create a legacy to leave this world a better place. Welcoming Life Coach, Business Strategist, & Breathwork Facilitator Lauren Tancredi from Los Angeles, CA as she offers a teaching to guide and inspire you to step into a life of your dreams. You then will be lead into a Ceremonial Breathwork session facilitated by Melissa Terese Young. Please join us in sharing a special evening of intention, meditation, breathwork along with a 15-30 minute integration to join in community and to share your experiences. Bring a notebook, pen/pencil, water bottle, and eye cover. Studio D Yoga has yoga mats and blankets, but you may also bring your own. No previous breathwork experience necessary and anyone over the age of 12 are welcome! Please Register at http://studiodyoga.com/special-events.html $45.00 Advanced Registration $50 Day Of For more information about Breathwork please visit www.breathworkworldwide.com.

Clinical Breathwork at Studio D Yoga

Studio D Yoga

Learn to use your own internal tool for healing with breath therapy known as Breathwork. It may sound simple but your breath may be the key to healing physical ailments, instilling self-improvement, enhancing performance in your profession, and carving out a path for well-being! You will be taught the practice and then gently guided into a 40 minute breathwork session. Music and essential oils will be minimally used to help move energy, release traumas or beliefs which no longer serve you and then uplift you into a better frame of mind. Offered for you to create your balanced homeostasis in everyday life! Studio D Yoga has yoga mats and blankets but it is suggested you bring your own. You may also wish to bring a water bottle, eye cover, and journal for creative writing after. $15 Advanced ~ $20 Day Of To register, visit: http://studiodyoga.com/special-events.html For more information about Melissa Terese Young & Breathwork visit www.breathworkworldwide.com. The gentle method of Breathwork Melissa uses does not promote hyperventilation or re-traumatization unlike other forms of breathwork such as holotropic or rebirthing allowing it, for the most part, to be non-invasive. HOWEVER, breathwork is not for everyone and you should consult your doctor first if you have a history of serious epileptic seizure, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, major cardiovascular issues, serious psychiatric symptoms, or a history of aneurysms. If you recently have had surgery and still have stitches or other medical or physical conditions which would impair your ability to breathe deeply and lie on your back on the floor for an hour then perhaps Breathwork is not for you. Breathwork can bring up emotions and release hidden traumas, so perhaps a group setting is not for you. Please contact Melissa for information about private breathwork sessions. This powerful healing modality is safe if properly performed with a trained practitioner.

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Ceremonial Breathwork at Studio D Yoga

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