What is Breathwork?
Human beings have been using the breath as a therapeutic practice to connect with the divine for eons. There are an infinite number of different breathing modalities, however we will be using the Sacred Breath Method, which is a form of Conscious, Connected Breathing.
Connected Breathwork is an experiential and transformational self-healing journey through the subconscious whereby, guided by your own breath, you are able to access heightened states of awareness and clarity, unlock and release repressed traumas and emotions in the body, and access deep healing within yourself.
The Sacred Breath Method aims to empower you to be your own healer through the beautiful medicine of breath, sound, and ceremony. It is a gentler more “yin” approach to mainstream Connected Breathwork, as it uses a nose-inhale, activating the parasympathetic nervous system (as opposed to the sympathetic nervous system, which is our body’s fight-or-flight response). This creates a relaxed state and ideal healing environment for the body to release, express, and experience catharsis.
In a session, an intentional and sacred healing container will be created, allowing for a safe space to express, release and heal. The breath guides us to the core of our being, acting as a bridge between our physical bodies and our Higher Selves. Once we are able to tap into this infinite pool of wisdom, we are directed towards where we need to heal.
What to Expect
As a true somatic experience, the entire range of emotions and physical sensations may be felt from deep sadness, anger, fear, bliss, to ecstatic joy; tingling, pain, numbness, heaviness to the sensation of floating. There is no judgement – All are welcome here. This is a rare opportunity for true freeform expression and catharsis, where many other group classes and modalities encourage us to be quiet and synchronized (yoga, qigong, meditation, etc). It is here, where we are able to feel and express what we have been holding back is when we are able to truly heal and move forward.
Is Breathwork for you?
This modality is not for the faint hearted. This is deep inner work that leads to transformation, true healing and lasting change. That being said it requires a high level of commitment and readiness to show up for yourself, and fully feel and process the trapped emotions and pain within. The path to healing is through the wound, not around it, and in order to truly heal we must be willing to feel the pain and love ourselves through it. This means giving yourself enough time and space afterwards to reflect and process anything that may come up.
Please listen to your own intuitive guidance if you are ready to take on this deep work.
For those who understand the profundity and are ready to walk through and heal their deepest shadows, the benefits can be transformational.
Some of the many benefits you may experience:
- Greater sense of clarity and purpose
- Access to repressed emotions and memories, and the ability to release and heal them
- Deep insight and perspective on life
- Multifaceted healing through all levels of the energy body (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual)
- A physical and emotional release and catharsis
- Tapping into a renewed sense of creativity and passion
- Connection to oneness
- Relief from mental patterns and overthinking
- A sense of reinvigoration in energy and enthusiasm for life
- Deepening of your relationship with yourself and Spirit
- Feeling empowered and increased confidence
- Access to healing on a multi-dimensional (i.e. past-life regressions) and/or ancestral level
- Removing energetic and/or creative blockages in the physical and light body
Because of the intense physically and emotionally cathartic nature of Connected Breathwork, it is unsuitable for you to participate if you meet any of the following conditions:
- History of Cardiovascular disease
- High blood pressure
- Retinal detachment
- Any significant recent physical injuries or surgery
- Pregnancy (any stage)
- Severe PTSD or trauma
- Taking any medication that alters brain chemistry (antidepressants, OCD meds, ADD, anti-anxiety, etc)
- Active use of any recreational drugs
- Diagnosis of aneurysm in the brain or abdomen
- Epilepsy or history of seizures
- Prior diagnosis of any psychiatric condition (bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, etc)
- Severe Asthma (mild-moderate may be able to partake with a modified technique – please get in contact with me)
If in doubt, please contact me to see if you are a suitable candidate for Connected Breathwork.
“I was blessed to be able to have Juliana lead me through two Sacred Breath sessions. I immediately felt comfortable with Juliana’s presence. She was soft spoken, warm and open. She explained the breath technique and went over some things to be aware of during the session. Her music selection was perfect and had a slow build up and then release. I felt completely comfortable opening up and exposing my deepest self as I knew I was in safe and capable hands. I would recommend doing a session with Juliana and look forward to the next time that I get to spend time with her.“
– Michelle, USA
“The breathwork session that Juliana shared with me was like some meditations I had done before but deeper in almost every way. Her caring explanation before beginning and openness to questions made it easy to settle into and just be myself. The music and sounds were powerful, especially the song that she sang herself. It also helped set the tempo of my breathing and brought me in and out of different sensations and visions. It opened my mind a little to the possibilities of mediation and how we experience our emotions, and for that I am grateful!”
– Nico, Canada
“Juliana created a beautiful atmosphere for the session. Before we started she explained in detail what the breathwork is, how it works, what to expect. We all felt very safe and in good hands. When the actual session started Juliana helped us find the right breathing rhythm with drumming. The music she had picked was also very supportive of the process. I had done basic breathwork before but Juliana’s session was very professionally conducted and brought up emotions and insights I hadn’t been aware of. Juliana safely brought us back at the end of the session and we all felt comfortable sharing our experience with her. I am very glad I joined her session. Juliana reminded me how powerful and healing breathwork is and I now practice on a regular basis again.”
– Aline, Germany
“Juliana created a safe and sacred space for us all, from the altar we gathered around, to the cleansing of palo santo at the beginning of the session to the music that was played and even the songs she sang while playing the ukulele.
She clearly guided us and what felt like a journey to the places of ourselves that were meant to be met.
This was my first breath worth session and I felt completely safe and honoured the whole time with Juliana’s guidance. It’s brought a sense of clarity and a huge relief in an area of my life that needed attention.
I’m so grateful and honoured to be apart of her breath work session, I honestly keep telling people about the magic that took place during that experience.
Nothing but gratitude and love!”
– Menah, Australia
“The breathwork session led by Juliana was such a powerful experience. Having not done something like this before, it was really important for me to feel safe and able to fully express myself. Juliana created a beautiful, supportive environment and took me on such a memorable internal journey that’s really stuck with me. Thank you Juliana! Xx”
– Faye, England
“The breathwork was very powerful… You were an excellent guide and you made me feel very safe and I felt secure in tapping into the anger inside of me. Thank you so much for that.”
– Zabet, South Africa