Thu, Aug 17|
Take a deep breath. A good deep breath. Then let it out. If you're feeling a little lighter, you're not imagining it. Mental health professionals will recommend deep breathing because of all the amazing ways it can benefit your mental health, not just your respiratory system.
Time & Location
Aug 17, 2023, 7:30 PM – Aug 18, 2023, 9:30 PM
St. George, 42 S River Rd #8, St. George, UT 84790, USA
About the event
Everyone breathes. That is why it is the beliefe that the breath is the main source of prana, the life force. You can survive without food for up to and about 40 days, as long as you have access to water. Without water you may survive 3-4 days but without a breath you have approximately 3-5 minutes.
Breathwork is a powerful way to access your body's innate intelligence to heal itself. Breathwork, the conscious awareness of your breath, is a practice that is athousands of years old, and while there are many variations, styles and names, all types of breathowrk offer the chance for personal transformation through improved mental, emotional phycical and spiritual well-being.
The body has a built in sress reliever while deep breathing. It is not only relaxing; It's scientifically proven to affect the heart, the brain, digestion and the immune system. Research has shown that breathing exercises can have immediate effects by altering the pH of the blood and changing blood pressure.
Here is what Breath work can do for you:
Manage & Calm Anxiety
Manage Stress and balance hormones
Reduction of PTSD
More time in deep Sleep
Faster recovery from excercise and exertion
Stronger respiratory function
Natural pain reliever
Improves blood flow
Balances blood pressure
To prepare for this magnificent evening as we release emotional energy stored in our DNA (called epigenetics), Come prepared to expect nothing. :) I am so excited for this transformation. I will see you there and see you on the other side of the breath.
Please bring a healthy snack, you will want to nourish your body after the breath nourishes your soul.
What should you bring to the workshop?
- Something to Lay On — sleeping/camping pads are best, but a couple yoga mats could also work. You will be laying down to breathe for about an hour so the more comfy the better
- Eye mask — optional, but highly recommended
- Blanket(s) — it’s very common to experience temperature fluctuations while breathing
- Pillows — the more the better, pillows are great for comfort and safely letting out emotions
- An open mind and heart
- NO EXPECTATATIONS
What should I do on the day of the workshop?
- Eat lightly before. It’s best to breathe on an empty stomach, but a light snack is ok.
- Hydrate. Electrolytes, coconut water, pure watermelon juice.
- Connect to your heart, yourself, let go of the outside world, be open to the inner experience.
- Practicing meditation or journaling can help prepare you. Often energy can begin to shift as soon as you decide to participate. You may want to bring a notebook and pen to take notes after.
After the workshop, plan on giving yourself some extra time. If you can, it’s best not to plan a lot of activity afterwards to give yourself space for integration.
An Epsom salt bath to assist in the energetic cleanse is beneficial and helps set in the release and any information received in the cool down.
The workshop will begin with introductory information and a meditation to help you relax and be present. The breath work itself is about an hour accompanied by evocative music.
It can be very powerful to share your experience and be heard and seen by your fellow breathers if you feel to share, there is always an opportunity after and I'd love to hear.
I will explain how this is going to work at the event. You will figure everything else out in the experience.
Here are all the extra details Just in case.
Extra Details to know
Breath work workshops allow direct access to the unconscious mind where we can become aware of the unconscious blockages, outdated thinking patterns and conditioning to bring them to consciousness for healing. Breath work also creates an opportunity to expand your state of awareness, clear the monkey mind, and connect with your inner intelligence. Breath work, on a regular basis, allows the body to release toxins physically and emotionally while strengthening the neural pathways to your inner intelligence.
With consistent practice, a few simple deep breaths will reconnect you to your higher self (spirit self, inner intelligence ...). Participants of a regular breath work practice report experiences of emotional release of negative feelings, improvement in their relationships, a less-isolated feeling, deeper connections, a more present feeling, the making of decisions that resonate, more balance in ones life and so much more. Breath work is an opportunity to recognize and release emotion stored in the body by opening a doorway to be present and a deeper drop in to the process of allowing those emotions to fully express without suppression or projecting judgement to the outside world (on to a co-worker, friend, lover, child or pet, for example).
The breathing will take place through the mouth where air easily moves so the breath can be quicker, deeper and faster giving the body permission to release blocked emotions as the oxygen fills the diaphragm and then the lungs in a circular motion with no pause at the top or bottom of the breath.
The first 10 minutes is the hardest part and you will need to focus as your mouth becomes dry but the rhythm will quickly take over right about this time and the influx of O2 will change your consciousness and chi or energy flow. Your body knows how to heal. It automatically does it with a cut or a broken bone.
By increasing oxygen and blood flow in the body through breath your psyche can also heal and let go by reframing your past and letting go to create a self awareness to empower you to elevated heights and blast forward in your life. Let go of your mind to restore and enhance the ability of the heart space to fully function with limitless possibilities. The only way to get beyond the emotion is through it.
As emotions are coming up and out, allow those emotions to be as grand as they want. I absolutely encourage crying, laughter, shouting out the irritations that arise.
This is all the sound of growth. No emotion is good or bad, Just a signal from our inner intelligence that something within our 37-trillion body cells needs to be recognized.
It's time to give your body a break! Just breathe deeply to the music to let the mind get out of the way and let your natural inner healing power dissolve any blocks to strengthening the neural pathways that relax our thinking mind. Direct the spotlight of our attention inward and towards a stream of associations from the right hemisphere of the brain.
The key is to TRUST & SURRENDER.
Though the brain is always working to protect us, it creates fear and confusion as focus is diligently directed outward towards details of a problem to be solved. This outward thinking blocks insight and intuition. Regular breath work is a simple — not easy, but simple — way to find the answers already stored in our inner intelligence.
Your experience might look like the following:
- Sensory: Hot, cold... Then hot or cold again... Hot and cold.... and back and forth
- Numbness — Tension: The physiological principle to maximum release is to tense up the whole body before beginning and then let go. During breath work your body will likely do this on it's own. Your whole body may tense up to where you feel you can't move at all.
- Tetany: You could experience tetany where the your hands and or toes stiffen and it gets painful. It will pass. Part of the work is breathing past the body. This is a huge part of the healing where your body is taking energy that has been stuck in the hands or any part of the body and creating maximum tension to turn it in to maximum release. Allow the tension to go as deep as it wants for the deepest release, however, if it becomes unbearable you can slow down your breathing and the Tetany will begin to subside.
You are committed and no one else can do this for you.
You made the choice to be here.
Make the choice to make it count. It is worth it!! You are in it to win it!
The Biographical Experience: Some people report experiencing visuals where something overwhelming from the past, that was not completely felt emotionally at that time, comes up in the breathing. Listen to your body as it guides you to cry, growl, moan and/or yell. Someone else in the room will likely be doing the same and this is the sound of healing and release taking place and it is highly encouraged. After all, that is what we are here for. This release will positively improve and elevate the body, psyche and many other areas of your life.
Freeing the Implicit Memory from the Perinatal: In the blissful oceanic floating state where all of your needs are being met for nine months, suddenly there are contractions that compress your body with tremendous pressure cutting off nutrition. The birth canal is not yet opened so there is no way out and nowhere to go. Sounds a little intense right?
We were all there at one point and though our brain may not remember, our intrinsic memory does according to world renowned psychiatrist Dr. Stan Grof's studies. Dr. Grof also believes that the birth experience needs to be released. The experience is being accessed or recreated when we have a difficult situation and have a feeling that things are terrible and they will never change. Breathing can release that, even if you aren't directly aware of it.
Guess what? — The birth canal opened for all of us. We are here so that is the proof. We pushed our way through overcoming what may have looked like an obstacle using our creative energy (aka sexual energy). Thus we imprint into the intrinsic what reaching a goal and overcoming an obstacle looks like. We died to one way of existence as a water being and were born into the existence of an air being.
Breathe in to a remembrance of choosing in to this new existence and knowing you can let go of a part of who you are to take on something new and look at the world differently or take on a new role. You were born a winner. It is implicitly in your intrinsic DNA.
Trans-Personal Experience: This is not an experience you would have in everyday life with your thinking mind or the ego state in control. It is an opportunity to enhance the heart space and expand the spiritual energy increasing insights to issues that may have been a burden holding them back for a very long time. People say they feel like they are floating in the stars, or feel connected to everything. They are grounded, centered and flowing through their clairvoyance (seeing images), claircognizance (psychic ability), claircognition (intense gut feeling), and/or clairsentience (recognizing feelings).
The Yogi Sleep State: No, it's quite likely your breath work neighbors aren't actually sleeping but in a deep profound relaxation or enlightenment. They have lost track of time and space and that is your cue to focus back in on your breath work and accompany them in the freedom state of the void where everything resides.
THIS IS THE RELEASE!!
This release is an agreement for this event and applies to any future events by The Willow Sage Loft LLC
This and any events organized by The Willow Sage Loft LLC will NOT refund ticket purchases except under extenuating circumstances through the expressed judgement and authorization of The Willow Sage Loft LLC. Should a refund be issued the processing fees and non-refundable deposits will not be included in the amount of the refund.
I, the participant, (“Releasor/Participant”), understand that in participating in consultations, coaching concessions, breathwork sessions, retreats, workshops and any other event with With The Willow Sage Loft LLC, I agree to the following: SERVICES & DISCLOSURE. I understand that breathwork and Activities offered by Releasees are designed to enhance quality of life and support holistic wellbeing, and are not intended to constitute medical advice or any substitution for medical care. I understand that Activities are not intended to be relied upon for diagnosis or treatment in relation to any health problem, and services of the Facilitator do not replace the care of licensed professionals. MEDICAL DISCLAIMER & CONTRAINDICATIONS. I understand that breathwork and Activities may involve strong connected breathing, which can result in dramatic experiences accompanied by strong emotional and physical responses. I understand that I may find the Activities physically, emotionally, or mentally stressful, and that breathwork and Activities are not safe under certain medical conditions and not advised for persons with a history of cardiovascular disease or prior heart attack, high blood pressure, use of prescription blood thinners such as Coumadin, epilepsy or seizures, glaucoma, osteoporosis, severe asthma, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, dissociative disorders, history of significant trauma, and during pregnancy. I hereby state that I am not pregnant, and if any of the above conditions apply to me, I will advise the Facilitator prior to participation. I understand that the Facilitator is not qualified to evaluate my fitness for involvement in the Activities, and that I am fully responsible for seeking medical help to treat all symptoms that are present before and after the Activities. I hereby state that I am physically and mentally fit to participate in Activities, and understand that it is solely my responsibility to seek professional support after Activities if I feel unstable mentally or emotionally. I knowingly waive any claim I may have against the Releasees for injury or damages that I may sustain as a result of participating in Activities. I hereby expressly and specifically assume the risk of injury or harm, and agree that my involvement in Activities is purely voluntary, and that I elect to participate in spite of the Risks. This evening is an approach to breathwork and breath therapy that includes certain techniques that can be used to resolve significant past events believed to be interfering with a person’s present mental and emotional wellness. Only people with sound mental health who are confident that a review of past events will not adversely impact their emotional or mental health should participate. We request that you do not participate in breath therapy of any kind if you or your treating practitioners have any past or existing concerns about your mental health. RISKS. I understand and acknowledge that the Activities in which I am participating in bear certain known inherent risks that contribute to the unique character of these Activities, and that Facilitator cannot eliminate, alter, or control these inherent risks. “Risks” include, but are not limited to, known and unknown health conditions, inaccessibility to immediate medical attention, risks inherent in breathwork that include, but are not limited to, over-exertion, psychological distress and disorientation, hyperventilation, respiratory alkalosis, muscle spasms, chest pain, numbness, heart attack, death, and injury or death caused by negligence on the part of Participant or other people around Participant. Breathwork is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other qualified health professional with any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition. By participating in the Workshop you agree to the following terms and conditions: 1. The Nature of the Workshop The information presented during the Workshop, including ideas, suggestions, techniques, trainings, exercises, initiations, processes, activities, energetic activations, empowerments, downloads, instructions, and other materials (collectively the “Materials”), is educational in nature and is provided only as general information and is not medical or psychological advice. You understand the Workshop is experiential in nature and focuses solely on personal growth and spiritual transformation and is not to be considered treatment for any physical, emotional, or mental disorder. You agree to consult with your health care providers for any specific medical, emotional, or psychological problems or issues in advance of the Workshop. Further you agree to take full responsibility for your self-care during the Workshop and after. Any stories or testimonials presented before or during the Workshop do not constitute a warranty, guarantee, or prediction regarding your experience during or after the Workshop. Further, you understand that the Teacher makes no warranty, guarantee, or prediction that you will experience any particular state of awareness or consciousness during or after the Workshop, nor does it make any representation that you will experience any particular outcome on an issue. Due to the fact that the Workshop includes group processes in which you may voluntarily reveal personal information, you understand that you waive your rights of privacy and confidentiality. You acknowledge and agree that anything and everything discussed with the Teacher or any Workshop participant is merely a perspective for you to consider. You further understand that your participation in the Workshop is not intended to create nor does it establish a client-practitioner relationship or any other type of therapeutic or professional relationship between you and the Teacher. Please be advised that by participating in the Workshop, emotional or physical sensations may surface which could be perceived as negative side effects and possibly cause psychological and/or physical discomfort. If you experience any distressing reactions by participating in the Workshop, you agree to ask for help from the Teacher. 2. Waiver of Liability You represent that you are competent and able to understand the nature and consequences of participating in the Workshop, and that you are an adult under the laws of the State of your residence. If you are a minor, your parent or legal guardian hereby represents that you are competent and able to understand the nature and consequences of participating in the Workshop. You understand that your participation in the Workshop is strictly voluntary, at your own risk, and that you freely choose to participate. Since the Workshop is experiential and the extent of the Workshop’s risks and benefits are not fully known, you agree to assume and accept full and complete responsibility for any known and unknown risks associated with your participation in the Workshop, including any physical injury, psychological or emotional effects, death, loss, or property damage. You agree to release Lori Engel the Teacher, volunteers, and any independent contractors from any liability resulting from your participation in the Workshop. 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Breathwork$40.00+$1.00 service fee