I facilitate people to empower themselves.
Advanced breathwork is one of the most effective and rewarding ways I know to do this. For me, this is sacred work I am honored to partner in with you. Facilitating breathwork requires courage, presence, and understanding grown from meeting the most challenging places inside ourselves. By challenging I mean difficult, uncomfortable, painful, confusing, overwhelming, and unwelcome feelings that roil inside—often beneath conscious awareness—until we feel, accept, and transform them. This is a bridge we have to cross to come into connection with our authentic selves. Then innate joy, power, and creativity bloom and we can bring our gifts freely to the world. I’ve learned to trust this process myself, and that allows me to hold a space for you to be sustained, encouraged, and utterly accepted in your own journey to wholeness and peace.
I’m a certified Breathwork Facilitator and Decision Processing Facilitator through Transformative Education International in Sydney, Australia. The year-long course comprised approximately 560 hours of coursework and experiential training, including receiving over 50 sessions, giving over 50 sessions, weekly group work, and monthly weekend intensives. The unique hallmark of the technique is the combination of three elements: the cathartic-style breath session, an understanding of personality defense structures, and a coaching technique complementary to breathwork that helps explore past decisions in relation to behaviors. At this time, there are few certified breathwork facilitators in the U.S. trained in this potent combination of techniques.
I grew up on a farm in Michigan and lived in far-flung places on five continents. I spent about five years living and training in Buddhist monasteries in the Theravada forest tradition. I continue to practice and teach Buddhism and meditation, and have trained in interfaith hospital chaplaincy. For me, practice includes a commitment to community organizing for a just world without racism and immiseration. I have a bachelor’s in environmental policy and a master’s in sociology, and worked in labor organizing and social research. My family, friends, and all the brave people in the world sustain and inspire me. My stepson and my cat keep me honest.
I commit to serving all with radical respect, integrity, and equity. I aim to make my practice a safer space for all, including people with a history of personal or generational trauma, Indigenous people, Black and Brown people, LGBTQIA+ people, people of all ages, people of all abilities, people who use substances, people of all body shapes and sizes, people of all means, people of all faith backgrounds or none, and people with all issues whether physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, or other. Depending on your circumstances, we will discuss whether or when advanced breathwork may be beneficial and appropriate for you, or whether another type of breathing or service may work better. Please let me know if you require accessibility accommodations (e.g., location without stairs, ASL or other language interpreter, etc.).
I maintain strict confidentiality and observe the Ethical Standards for Breathworkers of the International Breathwork Training Alliance. I continue my education in breathwork and other healing modalities. Currently, I’m studying for a diploma in classical homeopathy from the Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine in Toronto.
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Advanced breathwork is not a substitute for medical or psychological diagnosis or treatment. I do not diagnose medical or psychological conditions, perform medical treatment, prescribe substances, provide psychotherapy, or interfere with the treatment of licensed medical or psychological professionals. The information on these pages is offered as a tool for spiritual and personal growth and not as medical or psychotherapeutic advice. I make no claims to heal medical or psychological conditions; any healing subsequent to advanced breathwork practice or other services here is a result of self-healing.
We all strive to navigate this challenging time of the COVID-19 pandemic as best we can, hopefully with grace and kindness.
I change all linens in the breathing room and restroom between sessions, wipe down the breathing room with disinfectant, run an air purifier between sessions, and wear a KN95/N95 mask throughout the visit.
It’s not practical or advisable for clients to wear masks during deep breathing, but you may wish to wear a mask before and after the breathing portion of the session at your discretion.
I am vaccinated and boosted. Regardless of your vaccination status or past COVID infection status, if you have any new (that is, not chronic) COVID-like symptoms, or if you have had a known exposure to COVID within 10 days, please let me know and we’ll assess whether it’s best to reschedule and/or take a home COVID test. The relevant symptoms are listed HERE. Likewise, if I have any such new symptoms or exposure, I will let you know.
Please feel free to reach out if you have any concerns about COVID or about these precautions.