Shamanic Breathwork is a powerful healing modality that inspires an altered state of consciousness through working with the breath. This state activates the natural inner healing process of an individual’s psyche, bringing the seeker a particular set of internal experiences. With the inner healing intelligence guiding the process, the quality and content brought forth are unique to each person and for that particular time and place. While recurring themes are common, no two sessions are ever alike. As old wounds and dysfunctional patterns are released and transformed, individuals begin to regain lost soul parts and remember the magic of who they truly are. Empowerment brings wholeness and healing back into their own lives, to the lives of those they love, and to the world at large. This process is highly experiential and the wisdom and healing gained come from each individual’s inner experience. Shamanic Breathwork honors and blends the timeless wisdom of ancient traditions with the emerging new paradigm methods of healing and teaching. It functions as the bridge between these two worlds honoring the best of both worlds while creating a bridge for body, mind, heart, and spirit.
As for the process, you will have to bring a yoga mat and a pillow or meditation cushion with you to the session. I will start by explaining the process and specifics of the practice followed by a meditation to open and close the ceremony. With my lead, I will guide you through a breathing rhythm that follows the beat of various styles of music that follow a bell curve. The music and the breath will gradually become more and more intense and eventually reach a peak, from the peak they will gently fall back into a calm and loving state in which we will assume the savasana position for the final song. During the practice you may feel a need to express yourself in dance, chant, drumming, speaking, crying, all are welcome. The goal of my specific style of breath work is to combine western holotropic breathing with Osho's dynamic meditation. This class should be a catharsis, a nonjudgemental space in which to express emotions and insights that come up during the session , as well as release any anxieties or burdens that we carry in our bodies and minds. We will end the session with a short meditation and a group OM chant. At the close of the ceremony, the floor will be open for sharing any experiences, realizations, visions. It goes without saying this can be a vulnerable time, and should be met with respect and an acute presence from the rest of the group when one is sharing such an experience.