BREATHWORK

“One breathwork session is equivalent to about two years of psychotherapy.” - Henry Rohrberg, Ph.D

The first time I heard of breathwork I was on a retreat in Italy a couple of years ago whilst I was still working in banking. The centre I was staying at had a load of different healing modalities on offer and, me being me, I decided to dive head first into them all – the first being breathwork. The rest is history. I came back to London after that retreat, booked in for a couple more one on ones and session by session, I felt my mind changing.

The sessions catalysed a number of enormous shifts in my life including initially asking for a sabbatical and subsequently leaving my career to start afresh. Despite having spent years in therapy and being an avid yogi, breath has given me more than any of those combined.

Through breath, I realised a huge amount of rubbish which I’d been suppressing for years and subsequently effectively freed myself from my own self-imposed chains. I became so fascinated with this work that I decided to train as a facilitator myself in order to be able to offer this incredible medicine to others.

The transformative power of the breath

During breathwork sessions, we breathe consciously for an extended period of time to oxygenate the body – this has a multitude of benefits. On a physical level, breathing in this way allows us to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, shifting us out of our chronic stress states to stimulate better digestion, sleep quality & improved immune response. The physical effects are of course, hugely beneficial, but for me the real gold came in the form of emotional release.

Breathwork has the most wonderful way of gently allowing you to open up to any repressed emotional content. As a lot of us are taught not to fully express our emotions, we can hold a huge amount of emotional stagnation in the body. Emotion is energy in motion, if the energy isn’t allowed to move, it just gets stored as potential energy within our tissues. Breathwork allows us to open up to that repressed content, express it, in a safe & gentle way, and then move on with our lives. For me, this work completely shifted the way that I saw the world, it felt as if a weight had been lifted from me. The world looked somehow different, brighter, more exciting – all from just breathing….. madness, right?
The magic continues… As I’m sure you know, we live about 95% of the time in our subconscious. That means that our subconscious is driving almost all of the decisions we make on a daily basis and as such, effectively our lives. The challenging piece here is that for most people, the subconscious is exactly that, subconscious. We have no idea what is there and as such have very little idea of what forces are driving our lives. Breathwork can give us access to some of that subconscious content so that we can clearly see the hidden forces driving our lives and then make a conscious decision whether we want to continue to allow them to do that. The insights I gained through breath would have taken genuinely years of self-observation & meditation to get to. Breathwork shows you exactly what you need to see in a safe & gentle container.

I work with individuals and groups to share this wonderful practice. After a brief introduction, we spend an hour breathing followed by a long savasana (rest period) where you are gently brought back into the world before having the chance to share any experiences. The sessions last on average around 2.5 hours. It can take a little while for the body to open up to this work and as such I advise clients to start with 3 sessions in order to get the most out of the work, but of course, one offs are also available. For group sessions, please get in contact over email.

Individual Sessions

Single Session

“We cannot have disease and relaxation in the same space at the same time. Relaxation is the ultimate healer. Every breath induces relaxation. Therefore, breathing is the basic healer. Conscious Breathing is the most natural healing ability of all” Leonard Orr (founder of Rebirthing)

£120

3 Sessions

“All chronic pain, suffering, and diseases are caused by a lack of oxygen at the cell level.” – Dr. Arthur C. Guyton, MD, The Textbook On Medical Physiology

£340

7 sessions

“No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young or strong you are, none of it matters if you’re not breathing properly.” James Nestor

£750