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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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Virtual Ceremonial Breathwork

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You are invited to "Pay What You Can" online virtual breathwork opportunity to connect to your body's own ability to heal.

Virtual Ceremonial Breathwork is designed for you to experience the self-healing energy of the pranayama practice of breathwork in your home. With the use of your own breath learn how to release caught-up emotions, relieve stress or anxiety, purge physical traumas, and create clarity and mental well-being.

A welcome and teaching will be shared and then we will breathe together for 45-50 minutes. No experience with breathwork is necessary and you may also breathe at home with others.

If you register and make a donation a recorded version will be sent out 48 hours after. THANK YOU!

Login to the Zoom link at 5:20 pm for an audio check and BREATHE.
ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85942513902?pwd=ZzNLV2ZycGEvdXNrMkJOVWM5Y0Zydz09

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I always deeply appreciate any donation! THANK YOU!
"Pay What You Can"
Venmo @MelissaTBreathwork or Zelle/ Paypal

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Suggested Donation $20.00

Medicine Wheel Revealed On-Line Course

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## What is The Medicine Wheel?

The Medicine Wheel Revealed is an online eleven-week journey to experience earth wisdom teachings, create healing, and re-establish your connection to nature and the cosmos as taught by the Q’ero Shamans of Peru. Learn practical tools and remember techniques from the oldest traditions on earth which will awaken your soul, empower your spirit and guide you back to the mystery and beauty of life. Open to any student over the age of 12 who desires self-discovery, is curious about shamanism, and wishes to learn powerful foundational practices to help regenerate your life and the lives of others.

## You will learn:

Q’ero Peruvian Medicine Wheel History & Archetypes
How to open Sacred Space
How to hold a Fire Ceremony
How to create a Sand Painting
Tools to heal your Ancestral Lineage
Skills to use to embrace everyday challenges
Manifestation skills and how to dream again

# Important Dates & Sessions Times:

Tuesday, October 25th: Course Opens
Session 1 Introduction to the Medicine Wheel and into the South.
Learn the way of the Serpent and how to shed your past.
Tuesday, November 8th:
Medicine Wheel Group Check-in 6:00 - 7:00 pm EST
Tuesday, November 22nd:
Medicine Wheel Group Check-in 6:00 - 7:00 pm EST
Tuesday, December 6th:
Medicine Wheel Group Check-in 6:00 - 7:00 pm EST
Tuesday, December 20th:
Medicine Wheel Group Check-in 6:00 - 7:00 pm EST
Tuesday, January 10th:
Medicine Wheel Group Closing Ceremony 6:00-7:00 pm EST

#### To find out more and enroll please click the link below.


Medicine Wheel Promo Video

#### Use the code: EARLYBIRD to save $500 on your enrollment if you register by Friday, October 14thEnrollment closes on October 24th

Your journey of ultimate healing can start TODAY!

In-Person Ceremonial Breathwork at Studio D Yoga

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Midlothian, VA
IN-STUDIO (limited to 15)
You may arrive at 5:15 pm

You must Pre-Register

Studio D's New Address is:
Building Seven towards the back of the complex:
9327 Midlothian Turnpike, Suite 1B
North Chesterfield, Virginia 23235

Ceremonial Breathwork is a group breath session created around community healing and the practice of sacred ceremonies and rituals from our past lineages. The BREATH is the medicine. It is a unique experience and allows for deep gentle healing of your body, mind, and spirit.

Your facilitator of the breath, Melissa Terese McLaughlin, will begin with a welcome and will share setting the intent for the session. You will then be taught the breath practice. Melissa incorporates Shamanic Elements including the opening of Sacred Space, the Singing of “Icaro” (Song of Blessing), the burning of Palos Santos, and the anointing of Sacred Oils allowing for the connection to Nature, the Spirit World, and Universal Oneness. At the end of the session, there will be 15-30 minutes of integration where you may share your experience and allow for grounding after the breath session has ended.

No experience with breathwork or meditation is necessary.
All over the age of 12 are welcome.
Please bring a water bottle, an eye cover, and a journal for inspired writing afterward.
The studio has yoga mats and blankets but you may also bring your own.
It is also advised not to eat two hours before.

The atmosphere is safe, loving, non-judgmental, and very divine.

If you have never tried breathwork with me before please take the time to watch this video on YouTube for the breath pattern and preparation suggestions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixIlaILKeGY


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In-Person Ceremonial Breathwork at Studio D Yoga

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