The Sacred Breath Method is an experiential practice and self-healing modality that uses conscious, connected breathing to access expanded states of consciousness while simultaneously unlocking repressed emotions and clearing stored and stagnant energy from the mind, body and spirit.
Through an intentional, safe and artful increase in oxygen levels, we activate different capacities of the brain to create new neural pathways for deeper insights and heightened clarity, while meeting the sacred root of unresolved emotional imprints for reconciliation, integration and healing.
Breathwork is a powerful tool that may bring us into direct contact with parts of our being that are not being fully acknowledged or seen. It allows us to call in and call home our hidden ego aspects; bring awareness to our emotional and energetic blockages, confront our limiting and self-sabotaging beliefs; and to hold deeply, with gentleness and care, our embedded traumas and/or core wounds. Connected breath shows us where we are unknowingly armoring against the endless life-force, creativity and vitality available to us now.
It is important to understand that when we retrieve repressed parts of us through the breathwork process, we must be willing to honor them and give them the spaciousness of expression- as they simply want a voice too. These unseen parts yearn to be met and integrated, not further pushed down, rejected or bypassed. These can often be aspects of ourselves that we criticize, reject, abandon, or disassociate from. Yet through the breath, we are able to deeply reclaim, retrieve and integrate them on a soul level, bringing them back into our conscious awareness and real time embodiment.
Through the breath, we may begin to return to our deepest knowing- who we always were, beneath the layers of conditioning, story and programmed response. This is the realm of our higher embodiment. We can then reawaken and re-enliven our unique personal medicine. We can reclaim and reinvigorate what lies dormant in our heart.
We may also reconnect to our most exquisite soul essence, and rise into the fullness of who we are and why we came here. Through this work, we begin to show up in a radically different way; vibrant, enlivened, authentic, soul drenched; wildy free, and driven by love. We live a life true to ourselves. And we awaken our beautiful purpose on this planet.
The most important aspect to note with circular breathwork/conscious connected breathwork is that we are entering into an expanded (or non-ordinary) state of consciousness which ultimately allows us to penetrate the unconscious mind and shift the brainwave pattern. There are many forms of circular breathwork but what’s unique about our method (The Sacred Breath Method) is that it activates the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) response (also known as rest, restore, and recalibrate). It should be understood that exclusively nose-inhale cycles (like ours) or purely diaphragmatic breathing are what activates the PNS. Otherwise, mouth-inhale circular breathwork actually activates the sympathetic or "fight or flight" state.
Circular Breathwork, is an avenue to safely and artfully explore our emotional landscape in a safe container of compassionate witness and non-judgment. In essence, breath teaches us how to create space for it all— to meet ourselves there, to love ourselves there, and to welcome in and embrace our totality. Breath also teaches us to re-inhabit our bodies, reclaim our essential truth and recalibrate our nervous system back into balance.
Circular Breathwork allows us to break out of the overthinking mind, or “monkey” mind, (beta brainwave) and enter into a higher brainwave (alpha, theta or occasionally gamma brainwave) i.e. an expanded state of consciousness. Here, you may access the unconscious mind to unlock embedded imprints, programmed narratives or self-limiting beliefs for illumination. Essentially, we can become conscious to our unconscious influences. In this space, we are given the opportunity to resolve and transform the un-serving beliefs living in the subconscious which keep us marooned from our higher potentiality, purpose, power and genius. Circular Breathwork also allows us to tap into the limbic brain, where repressed emotions and memories are stored.
Trauma lives in the body. Everything that has ever happened to us (and up to 14 generations of our ancestry) lives in our cells (cellular memory), nervous systems and beyond. Additionally, breathwork will catalyze a powerful cellular healing process in the breather that is difficult to put into words and can only be experienced. Many call it “energy surgery”. Once the channels are fully open, breathwork may further take us into the mystical states of knowing, awareness and consciousness— deep into the heart of our most primordial soul essence, or what many refer to as the true self.
Breathwork may be
Deep somatic healing
soothing and regulating the nervous system
Harmonize with the body temple and promote inner mind, body, spirit, emotional, energetic connection and healing
Create safety within the body
Reintegration of conscious connection and belonging within the body
Creation of new neural pathways and experiential somatic safety
Activate inner medicine and genius
Soul retrieval and inner reclamation
Increase clarity and focus
Deliver more oxygen to the body for deep cellular healing
Allow skin to breathe
Eliminate oxidative stress
Positively influence gene expression
Lower blood pressure
And so much more!
What to expect in a breathwork journey?
As you enter the serene space I curate for you, we will discuss in detail your assessment, intentions, your fears, and anything alive for you in the moment.
**Please note that as we do these breathwork journeys we are opening up our subconscious memories.**
I will then teach you the technique and you will do a return demonstration. An eye mask will be provided as well as headphones.
This experience is guided with artfully curated musical playlist, ancestral ancient scents, and essential oils.
The breathwork session will last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, with an extended shavasana.
Post breath processing will last about 15 minutes to discuss anything that may have arrived for you during your session.
Please plan for a 2.5 visit with each journey.
A note from Rachel, our Breathwork facilitator
When we are opening up ourselves to these deeper layers of soul retrieval work, it is very important to be able to trust the person who is holding space for such a deep level of healing to unfold.
As a facilitator of The Sacred Breath Academy I have undergone extensive trauma informed training to hold you in fully attuned, safe, and sacred space with somatic safety at its core. By understanding the layers of trauma and its dynamic way of showing up, my training has taught me the importance of the breath technique, skillfully guiding you through your journey, and the sacred art of bringing you back from your journey with an emphasis on integration, final savasana, and time for recalibration so that your journey of rebirth can be fully unified within your body temple.
It is absolutely imperative that when choosing to engage in this type of breath medicine that you are confident in the method, the facilitator, guide and space-holder.
I combine my intricate studies of the body as a Registered Nurse and Holistic Practitioner of somatic arts into each session and journey to hold you in a space that is unparalleled with safety and integrity.
As a facilitator I bow deeply to the lineage of this work and medicine and it is of my deepest commitment to you that you will experience within this space together the freedom to fully explore, express and unleash your innermost suppressions, claiming liberation of your divine nature on the deepest of levels.
Ultimately, you are the medicine, and in this space will become your own inner healer.
Heart to heart, I see you, I honor you, we rise together.