Phone Consultation (Free)
Please feel free to call or email me with any questions. In a confidential phone consultation, we can discuss your particular circumstances and what type of service is right for you. If you’re ready to schedule your first session, the process begins with a phone call, or email if you prefer.
One-on-One Breathwork Session
A standard session lasts 1½ to 2 hours. If you are new to advanced breathwork, it is highly recommended that you commit to a series of at least three sessions. This allows you time to learn the technique and grow accustomed to the sensations that arise. A commitment to three sessions also allows space and continuity to work on deeper issues, enables more integration and awareness of benefits and progress, and helps to overcome resistances that might arise due to the nature of our habitual defenses.
Beyond the first three, the total number of sessions depends on your unique situation, goals, and needs. Some people find all they sought within three sessions, while others choose to explore more deeply in regular or periodic sessions. After ten to twenty sessions, most people have become well-established in the process and can then also benefit from using related breathing exercises at home on their own.
Sessions are typically spaced one to two weeks apart to allow time for integration, but this is only a general guideline. In some circumstances, a short series of daily sessions may be appropriate.
For those with certain medical or psychological conditions, a very gentle style of breathwork may be more appropriate. These sessions last 2-3 hours because the energy cycle is a bit slower. If you are not sure which style or service would be best for you, call me and we can discuss.
The process begins with a free phone consultation during which we will discuss any questions you have and your current circumstances. Please let me know if you require any accessibility accommodations (e.g., location without stairs, ASL or other language interpreter, etc.). In rare cases, I have done virtual sessions, but in-person is preferable.
Because I wish to make the healing breath accessible to anyone who seeks it – and because breathwork is also my livelihood – I offer sessions on a sliding scale, as follows:
- $150 – For those whose income comfortably exceeds their essential expenses
- $120 – My standard rate
- $60 – Need-based rate, for those whose income does not comfortably exceed essential expenses (suggested amount only, or talk with me about another rate)
These rates are for the full 1½- to 2-hour session. When you schedule, just let me know at which rate you will be paying. You can change the rate you pay as your circumstances change. In addition, I’m open to bartering for goods or services. For community organizers and activists who already give a lot of time and energy for the greater good, I usually donate sessions, especially for movement care needs. Let’s talk about how to make breathwork accessible for you.
Decision Processing Stand-Alone Session
Decision processing is a complementary coaching technique we sometimes do, if appropriate, at the end of a breathing session. It can also be a powerful stand-alone technique. Some cases where we might schedule a stand-alone session could be between breathwork sessions, as an alternative to a full session, or virtually when you’re not in town. During decision processing, I will guide you in gentler circular breathing for 10 minutes to open the breath body without becoming overly activated. Then I will guide you through a process to explore the early decisions made in childhood that still determine your behaviors as an adult, often unconsciously. This facilitates the release of limiting patterns.
These sessions last 1 hour and can be done in person or virtually (Zoom or Skype). The standard rate is $80 (need-based sliding scale available).
The pandemic made us aware, if we weren’t already, that we face a large-scale mental health crisis. Behavioral health services are over-strained nearly everywhere. I am not a psychotherapist, but to help alleviate this burden in another way, I offer spiritual counseling. You might think of this as going to your imam, rabbi, pastor, or spiritual friend for a confidential talk to lay down some of the burdens of your heart and mind. I am also available to be present with groups in times of crisis, loss, or celebration.
Besides breathwork facilitation, my preparation for this role includes:
- a unit of clinical pastoral education training in interfaith hospital chaplaincy
- five years of living and training in Theravada Buddhist monasteries
- three years of teacher training with my local Buddhist group
- teaching Buddhism and meditation as a volunteer in state prisons
- hard-won wisdom from making and learning from my own mistakes
While my faith is Buddhist, I am trained in interfaith chaplaincy and feel comfortable meeting you across any spiritual tradition, or none. See about for more about me and my commitments. In keeping with Theravada Buddhist tradition, I offer spiritual counseling/chaplaincy freely as time allows. Donations are accepted.