“Listen, are you breathing just a little and calling it a life?”- Mary Oliver
It’s easy to fall prey to the belief that we should be focusing our love on another. The narratives and messages we receive from dominant culture of needing another to be fulfilled are manifold, all consuming… and very limiting.
What if instead of focusing on the other, or sinking into the land of sadness if there is no other, what if we turned all that love towards ourselves? All that heat, all that intention? There is a love alive in each of us, all our own, love we can connect to with attention, presence, care, and commitment.
If we turn that love that we are often so quick to give to others on ourselves, our hearts, and what we need, what would we find? Come breath even bigger than you may have ever before. Come breathe in community to connect to yourself. Come dig up the pockets of sadness and offer them your witness. Come find the parts of you that are deep in love with every part of you. Come find the places in your that are begging to feel more alive.
Breathwork is an active meditation that helps bring attention to the cognitive, emotional, spiritual, and somatic intelligences living in our bodies. It connects us to the outdated stories we carry while reconnecting us to joy, clarity, creativity, and aliveness. Breathwork reminds us we all, each of us, hold the power within ourselves to shift and heal parts of ourselves. It’s you and your breath; the breath is the medicine and our bodies are wise. It’s a psychedelic and transcendent experience. There’s a very good chance you will leave feeling more at ease and in love with yourself.
This workshop is lovingly open to all genders. Bring your wise body (of course!), your curiosity, a pen and notebook, wear comfortable clothing and, if you would like to, bring an eye pillow or cover.
Please note: Breathwork stirs up deep emotional experiences with the intention of lightening your load but it can also be a lot. It is my deep desire to create a space that feels nurturing and supportive.
Juniper doesn’t have any steps to enter the space and the front door and bathroom are wheelchair accessible. The bathrooms are single stall and gender neutral. There is a lingering natural incense scent at each location.