Breathwork at Floating Lotus
Friday, November 12, 6pm – 9pm
Breathwork is a simple yet profound method that combines enhanced breathing practices with evocative music in a safe set and setting. By connecting with the breath in this way, the heart-center naturally opens and begins to restore a sense of mystery, wonder, and beauty. Breathwork activates a natural inner healing process which can bring profound insight and personal growth at all levels of self.
The Breathwork class offered at Floating Lotus is based on Holotropic Breathwork™ as developed by Stanislav Grof MD PhD, but has been modified to fit within a shorter time-frame. Hosted by Allen Howell, M.Ed., LMHC., and Silvie Lockerova
Cost: $45 ($35 with student cost w/ valid ID)
Appropriate for 18 and older
Limited to 20 participants – register through Floating Lotus in advance!
How to Prepare / What to bring to a Breathwork class:
1) Please abstain from caffeine or other stimulants for several hours prior to arriving.
2) Please abstain from eating a large meal prior to arriving (but light snacks are OK).
3) Please bring:
– yoga mat (double-thick preferred)
– comfortable clothes
– water bottle
– eye shades or something to cover the eyes (optional)
– a small throw or blanket in case you get cold (optional)
– persons with asthma must bring their inhaler
Please read and understand the contraindications prior to registering.
Contraindications: Breathwork is a safe practice but is not advised for persons with a history of cardiovascular problems including angina, heart attacks, or very high blood pressure. It is also not advisable for individuals with glaucoma, retinal detachment, osteoporosis or spinal injuries. Individuals with breathing impairments such as copd, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema may find this practice uncomfortable or difficult. Breathwork is not appropriate for pregnant women, for persons with current or recent surgery or fractures, epilepsy or seizure disorders, severe hypertension, severe mental illness, or for persons currently using major psychiatric medications. Persons with acute infectious or communicable conditions are asked to avoid the class at this time.
Allen Howell, M.Ed., LMHC is a Boston area therapist with a transpersonal orientation and specializations in addiction and trauma. He is a certified in Holotropic Breathwork™ and has studied several other types of breath-based practices (pranayama, coherent breathing) as well as other approaches to healing and wellness including mindfulness and shamanic practices. He currently works in a clinical setting with homeless veterans.
Reiki level 1, level 2 and Reiki Master Teacher level
Available upon a request with a minimum 3 students. Students are certified after each level.
Please send me an email for more info.