What is Soulful Breathwork?
Though it has been called by different names in various cultures and traditions, the practice of Soulful
Breathwork has been in existence for hundreds of years. And there’s a reason: this simple practice, rooted
in ancient yogic tradition, just WORKS. It’s timeless. It’s universal. And we simply don’t know of
another practice with more potential to reshape long-held unhealthy patterns, to tap into personal
purpose—and ultimately, to facilitate permanent healing.
The Soulful Breathwork practice delivers immediate and profound relief from the stress of daily living,
while providing a sense of clarity and perspective in these often confusing times. It works efficiently,
yielding immediate healing results at every level: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. A single
session can change your life; repeated practice brings about gradual yet powerful changes in one’s
relationship to the world and other people, in one’s overall life perspective and particularly in one’s
sense of connection to the Divine. Whether you call it God, Spirit, Source or by any other name—the
experience can be pure ecstasy.
People often report receiving more from a single breathwork training session than from 5–10 years of
therapy! This is not to say that healing meditation is a substitute for this often-beneficial process. It is
actually the perfect adjunct to therapy, and can serve as a powerful catalyst to that process. Therapists
will often suggest breathwork to their clients whose treatment may be stagnating. In fact, it’s a great
catalyst for any other form of transformational or healing work in which we might engage—allowing
for a more alive, full-body integration that can speed healing and positive change.
How does Soulful Breathwork heal?
Breathwork offers us a graceful way to release emotional baggage—old pain, grief, anger, or other
unexpressed feelings—which we have been carrying around. Our normal M.O. in these matters
(suppressing, ignoring, or numbing with indulgence in alcohol, drugs, food, sex, shopping, TV and
other distractions) is a very ineffective way to deal with them. Like all forms of energy, these feelings
cannot be destroyed; they merely change form. We store them in our bodily tissues, where they surface
as physical pain and disease. Breathwork offers us an alternative and healthy form of release for all
these repressed feelings, emotions and trauma. Its effects are immediate—and permanent.
When practiced regularly and over a sustained period of time, Soulful Breathwork increases our sense
of centeredness, giving us greater peace during waking and even sleeping hours. We feel enlivened and
energized, infused with a clearer purpose. Better still: multiple consecutive sessions compound the
effects! This is the reason our weekend retreats offer four back-to-back sessions.