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Equinox Breathwork Journey: (Early Rate Ends 9/19)
Align with the Equinox, a sacred point of Balance of light/dark on the cusp of Fall. CLARIFY, EMBODY, EMPOWER your intentions. Cultivate more Peace, Connection and Inspiration while pain and tension melt away with a group Breathwork Journey, Energy Healing, Movement and Ceremony. “Katherine Glasa’s events are deeply transformational. I feel like I am breathing in life, joy and relaxation and breathing out pain, sorrow and tension.”- Dave, Engineer RESERVE NOW: Space is Limited. Prepay $40 UNTIL 9/19/18 (SAVE $15). Pay $55 AFTER 9/19/18. TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/equinox-breath-journey-balance-tickets-49248550741 MUST PRE-REGISTER TO ATTEND. For those with limited resources, some donation-based spots may still be available, email glasak(at)yahoo[dot]com to inquire. "This workshop was like having a peaceful, rejuvenating massage from the inside out. With Katherine's free dance and breathwork, I felt a true release. This class should not be missed by anyone who wants to dissipate stress in their lives. It will give you tools to use whenever the going gets tough."-Terri Tarnoff Snyder, Speech-Language Pathologist WHAT HAPPENS: - ENJOY an Equinox meditation ceremony, followed by inspiring movement practices, then up to 90-min of deeply connected breathing at your own pace, laying down comfortably while receiving healing support and guidance. - EMBODY more Breath, Aliveness, Inspiration, Peace, Love and Connection while old pain, tension, toxins, thoughts, emotions and energies gently fall away. - EXPERIENCE a different state of BEING in which Clear Seeing, Sensing, Feeling, Knowing—can flow more freely. - Circular breathing through the mouth is an ancient tool for cleansing, rejuvenating, harmonizing Body - Mind - Heart - Spirit. "Thank you for your Magical guidance. It was a joy! The movement and breathing were all wonderful, very helpful, and beautiful! The whole event was special." - Nancy, Administrative Consultant ABOUT KATHERINE'S BREATHWORK: This unique blend of Somatic Experiencing, Clarity Breathwork, Reiki, Shamanic Healing, Mindfulness Meditation and Non-Dual wisdom engages your body’s deepest wisdom to sustainably grow capacity for more Safety, Ease, Presence, Compassion, Breath, Aliveness and Wellness. Learn to slow down, relax, feel more grounded and spacious, while being present with whatever is arising: emotions, sensations, feelings, thoughts, imagery, intuition, inspiration. Allow your body to find healthy pathways for these energies to flow through to resolution, integration and insight. Subtle sounds, movements, tears, crying, laughter, group toning, may occur. This deeply inward experience DOES NOT ENCOURAGE FORCING, PUSHING nor LOUD CATHARSIS. RESERVE NOW: Space is Limited. Prepay $40 UNTIL 9/19/18 (SAVE $15). Pay $55 AFTER 9/19/18. TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/equinox-breath-journey-balance-tickets-49248550741 MUST PRE-REGISTER TO ATTEND. For those with limited resources, some donation-based spots may still be available, email glasak(at)yahoo[dot]com to inquire. SCENT-FREE EVENT: Please refrain from the following before or during the event: Smoking; Scented products including colognes, perfumes, scented oils, essential oils; clothing scented with chemical based laundry detergents or fabric softeners. BRING: - LAYERS to wear: you may feel warm and/or cool at various times. - MATS, PADS, BLANKETS, PILLOWS, BOLSTER, whatever you need to feel comfortable laying on the floor for up to 90 min. - BOTTLE WITH WATER to stay hydrated. - JOURNAL/PEN, or sketchpad, if you wish to capture something about your journey. - ARRIVE with a light belly (easier to breathe if you eat your biggest meal a few hours before or only eat lightly/snack up until an hour before) QUESTIONS? Contact Katherine glasak(at)yahoo[dot]com INFO: www.TrueVibrancy.com PHOTO CREDIT: (c) 2018 Baylands Pelican Sunset by Katherine Glasa TrueVibrancy.com

Subud House

330 Melville Palo Alto · Palo Alto , CA

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    What we're about

    The Conscious Breathwork Circle is for anyone interested in self-exploration and transformation through music breathwork journeys in a safe and supportive setting. This type of breathwork is a great way to release and integrate emotions and traumas, to access transformative, nonordinary states of consciousness, and to rejuvenate and relax.

    What happens during conscious breath sessions? Participants enter a nonordinary state of consciousness with accelerated connected deep breathing, evocative music, toning, and bodywork. Typical group sessions last 90min. Participants frequently experience physical relaxation, emotional releases, and/or peak spiritual experiences. Conscious breath has similarities to rebirthing, pneuma, holotropic breathwork, and psychedelic therapy.

    For the session, please:

    - (depending on venue) bring soft mat, blanket, pillow(s), water bottle, journal or sketchpad

    - be on time so we end on time

    - dress in comfortable clothing

    - eat only light food for the previous few hours or fast

    - have an open mind and an open heart

    Please note that everything shared during the sessions and sharing circle is confidential. No photos are to be taken without participants' consent.

    RSVPs: As space is limited, please, if you need to cancel, update your RSVP ASAP (not at the last minute) in case there are is a waitlist. There are often cancellations a few days in advance so do sign up for the waitlist if the meetup is full; waitlisted members are added as spots fill up.

    Facebook group for general Bay Area breathwork events: Click here (https://www.facebook.com/groups/bay.area.breathwork/)

    Maillist (maximum ~1 email/month): Click here. (http://bit.ly/breath_maillist)

    Breathwork references:

    Arch, J. J., & Craske, M. G. (2006). Mechanisms of mindfulness: Emotion regulation following a focused breathing induction (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16460668). Behaviour Research and Therapy, 44(12), 1849-1858.

    Caldwell, C and Himmat V.K. Breathwork in body psychotherapy: Towards a more unified theory and practice (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17432979.2011.574505). Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy. 6(2), 89-101. 2011

    Eyerman, J. Holotropic Breathwork: Models of Mechanisms of Action (https://www.academia.edu/9759923/Holotropic_Breathwork_Models_of_Mechanism_of_Action), Journal of Transpersonal Research, 2014, Vol. 6 (1), 64-72

    Eyerman, J., A Clinical Report of Holotropic Breathwork in 11,000 Psychiatric Inpatients in a Community Hospital Setting (http://www.maps.org/news-letters/v23n1/v23n1_p24-27.pdf). MAPS Bulletin Special Edition Vol XXIII, No. 1 Spring 2013

    Grof, S. and Grof, C. , with foreward by Kornfield, J. Holotropic Breathwork (http://www.sunypress.edu/p-5092-holotropic-breathwork.aspx), SUNY Press, 2010.

    Seppälä, E. M., Nitschke, J. B., Tudorascu, D. L., Hayes, A., Goldstein, M. R., Nguyen, D. T. H., Perlman, D. and Davidson, R. J. (2014), Breathing-Based Meditation Decreases Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms in U.S. Military Veterans: A Randomized Controlled Longitudinal Study (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jts.21936/abstract). Journal of Traumatic Stress, 27: 397–405. doi: 10.1002/jts.21936

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