Breathwork is one of the most effective methods for personal transformation, enhanced well-being, and the direct heart-opening experience of Divine Love. It is a dynamic practice of conscious connected breathing accompanied by evocative music to release, purify, heal and attune with Source.
Bridging the conscious and subconscious mind, the practice of Breathwork is a profound self-empowering journey into whatever state of consciousness is relevant for the breather at the time. The process brings more energy and awareness into the body, releasing stored stress, repressed feelings, and trauma, while unveiling the embodied experience of our Essence.
Breathwork is a profound adjunct to the practice of both yoga asana and meditation, the three creating a tripod upon which to build a strong and supportive spiritual practice of insight, attunement, emotional and physical strength, while deepening our relationship with the Divine.
In this Sacred Breathwork workshop, after a brief series of energetically releasing movements, we will begin an hour long reclining Sacred Breathwork guided practice, after which we will integrate our experience thru journaling, and end with a Heart Coherence meditation.
- $39 Early Bird through 11/10/2019
- $49 beginning 11/11/2019
Please bring a journal.
Patricia Brown began teaching yoga in 1981, offering a path to what lies beneath the surface, creating a sacred environment to explore through asana, pranayama, sacred movement, meditation, and breathwork, the ease, openness, compassion and inherent wisdom of Divine Love that is our true home. Her interest and teaching offers a self-referred, intuitive sensing of our original essence and an embodied inquiry into the pulse and interplay of form and formlessness thru present moment awareness, inner listening, attuning to the felt sense, becoming aware of and releasing self limiting patterns, and learning to invite and attune to a heightened energetic vibration for health, well-being, and spiritual sustenance. Patricia creates a sacred container for a deeply self-referenced exploration and acts as a facilitator to the vast resource of the mystery beyond form, the boundless bliss and Embodied Awareness of Divine Love. She is one of the first to bring the practice of yoga to Maine in the early eighties.Patricia first began studying yoga asana in the Iyengar community, and later with Angela Farmer and teachers of the Italian yoga teacher, Vanda Scaravelli; meditation practice in both the Vipassna and the non-dual advaitic tradition of Ramana Maharshi; as well as extended studies in meditative movement in Jungian based Authentic Movement, Continuum Movement with founder Emile Conrad and Five Rhythms with Gabrielle Roth. Integrating classical yoga asana with these disciplines generated further inquiry into the subtlety and interface of form and formlessness, movement and stillness, and in developing an innovated approach of embodied inner listening, and resonance with the vastness that is our inherent nature.The profound influence of Breathwork, cultivated over many years beginning 35 years ago with pranayama practices, as well as Middendorf Breathwork, Holotropic Breathwork, Osho Diamond Breath Training, and Quantum Light Breath, is woven thru all Patricia’s teaching, offering avenues for healing, insight, embodiment, and integration of our fullest potential and the direct experience of the magnificence that we are.Studies in Ayurveda, Somatics, and Source Point Therapy energy work as well as work with Peruvian shamans all inform her teaching. The inspiring work of Dr Joe Dispenza,rewiring the brain and creating new neural pathways by opening to the quantum field, is being deeply transformative to her personal understanding and teaching, furthering the direct experience and joy of opening to the the vast unknown while integrating this energy into daily life. Patricia is co-founder of Rolling Meadows Yoga, Meditation and Breathwork Retreat Center in Brooks, Maine and teaches internationally when not guiding retreats in Maine.
Surya-Chandra Das began studying hatha yoga and meditation in 1988 and has taught classes and yoga retreats since 1990. His teaching of yoga asana and pranayama is influenced by his studies with T.K.V. Desikachar in Madras and teachers in a variety of Yoga traditions. Studies in Authentic Movement, Breathwork and Continuum Movement have contributed to his interest in exploring the formless contained within the form of yoga postures. Surya has also been influenced by the teachings of Jiddu Krishnamurti, who stressed the need for each individual to directly discover their own truth without dogma, ritual, or technique. Surya-Chandra is a long-time student of Vipassana meditation and Advaita, the non-dual tradition of Ramana Maharshi, having studied with Ramesh Balsakar, Adyashanti and others.Surya’s teaching is a blend of the various teachings he has experienced and his own explorations. Nondual Awareness or Presence is the foundation of the retreats. Surya is interested in helping participants understand the depth and breadth of Yoga – that it is so much more than performing asanas (postures) and can permeate every aspect of our lives well beyond the retreat. As a yoga teacher he supports and encourages a student to let go of striving and becoming; to increase their capacity to live with conscious awareness of the wisdom of body; to be present for conditioning from a non-judgmental and somatic reference point; and to have the direct experience of our True Nature, allowing us to live from the natural joy, ease and openness of Being.
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About Breathwork https://rollingmeadowsretreat.com/breathwork/