Location: West Bucktown, 2528 W Armitage, Chicago, IL 60647.
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This experiential workshop will introduce participants to BioDynamic Breathwork (BBTR). Participants will be guided through a beautiful and profound journey of opening up the breath and body, releasing physical and emotional tension through the application of conscious connected breathing, meditation, movement, sound and touch. When using this approach one can release long held stress, tension, or trauma (whether the trauma is situational, developmental, or generational) from the mindbody. Knowing the origin of our stress, tension, or trauma is not important in this work; one does not even need to have conscious awareness of them. Through BBTR you experience a broad range of sensations and emotions in a safe and supportive environment, allowing the stuck “fight or flight” response to be completed. This in turn brings about the unlocking of an enormous amount of energy which the body previously used for contraction and holding. This work restructures you at a cellular level, supporting the opening of your spine, and ultimately transforms you into being increasingly present and conscious in your life. It opens you up to an acceptance of yourself and others, allowing you to celebrate life to the fullest.
Except when consciously choosing to do otherwise, the human brain automatically controls our breathing. As we experience various stimuli, our breathing is affected. In states of fear, overwhelm, anxiety, depression, and stress, we hold and restrict breathing. When we feel safe, connected, and relaxed, breathing will be deep and free flowing, and the body is relaxed. Over one’s lifetime, the culmination of stress, trauma, heartbreak, and overwhelming emotions, cause most adults to develop patterns of tension that lock energy in the body.
BBTRS can reduce symptoms of:
Stress, stress related medical illness, physical /emotional pain, anxiety, depression, difficulty focusing, chronic fatigue, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, apnea, obsessive compulsive disorder, PTSD, trauma, insomnia.
Physical alignment, aliveness, body awareness, inner balance, connection to others, creativity, spiritual connection, emotional integration, health & well-being, meditation, mental clarity, self-awareness, relaxation.
In preparation for the workshop, please:
Bring a soft mat, blanket, pillow(s), and a water bottle.
Dress in loose comfortable clothing.
Eat only light food for the previous few hours or fast.
Have an open mind and heart.
UNFORTUNATELY, THOSE WITH THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE NOT ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN BBTR: pregnancy, severe asthma, severe heart disease, very high blood pressure, mental illness, bipolar disorder, epilepsy/history of seizures, acute physical injuries, severe diabetes, under the age 18
Time: 12:30-4:00 p.m.
Fee: $65.00 Reservations required
Your Facilitator for the workshop:
Sue is a certified personal trainer, yoga instructor, and health coach with over 20 years’ experience. She was introduced to the concept of breathwork when working through a trauma-healing journey of her own past. Amazed by the results she saw through breathwork, she began to search for a greater understanding of the practice, and chose BBTR to help facilitate a deeper healing within herself. At her first training, she witnessed and released both deeply held tension and trauma that had been holding within the tissues of her body.
By engaging in a conscious breathing and conscious movement practice, we can begin to unwind deeply held patterns and liberate our life force energy. The body has the innate wisdom to heal itself when given a safe and supportive environment. Her goal is to support the mindbody of her participants/clients into a deep process, and together, we follow the wisdom of your breath and body to welcome profound healing and remembering.
Beyond her work as a personal trainer, yoga instructor, and health coach, Sue facilitates a support group that uses yoga to transform trauma, volunteers her time to teach yoga and meditation to incarcerated women, and is working on her certification to become a Mindfulness Meditation teacher. She is currently offering both 1:1 sessions and group breathwork workshops.
The BioDynamic Breathwork and Trauma Release System® is recognized and accredited by:
The American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP)
The International Breathwork Foundation
The Global Professional Breathwork Alliance
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork