Shamanic Breathwork™ is an important tool for conducting our inner-work,  as it allows us to enter altered states of consciousness safely and effectively, access sub-conscious patterns that “run” us, and release past trauma and old dysfunctional thought patterns.  By using the “breath of life” as an accelerator to enter the trance state, participants are able to cross the threshold of consciousness, allowing the the body and subconscious mind to take over and remember to breathe for you while you focus on your journey.

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Shamanic Breathwork™

combines the ancient practice of Shamanic Journeying with new scientific breakthroughs in brain science. By marrying the two disciplines, the experience becomes exponentially more powerful and effective.

Breathwork – There are a number of techniques for using the breath to alter brain chemistry and thereby induce an “altered state” of consciousness, which allows the breather to set the conscious mind aside and access higher planes of consciousness. Yogis of India and Tibet, and other eastern meditation practices, as well as modern psychology use conscious breathing techniques.

Shamanic Journeying—Shamanism is the earliest spiritual practice known to humankind, dating back at least thirty thousand years. “Shamanic Journeying” is the inner art of traveling to the “invisible worlds” beyond ordinary reality to retrieve information for change in any area of our lives – from spirituality and health, to work and relationships.

As Shamanic Breathwork™ facilitators we are continually amazed by the variety and depth our Journeyers experience during their process. It has become commonplace to hear about the breather morphing into a jungle cat and stalking its prey, experiencing the time before birth, or becoming a giant hawk who can fly high and see things that have previously been hidden.

Sometimes the journeyer is discovering a personal spirit totem animal or object. Or they are receiving guidance for next steps in their career or relationships. Sometimes we are recovering hidden memories and emotions that are ready to be brought into the conscious mind and released.

Every Breathwork Journey is different. While many contain vivid images, sights and sounds, others are very quiet, deep, and peaceful. All are powerful experiences, with insights and benefits continuing to unfold long after the experience itself is finished, usually resulting in greater feelings of peace, well-being, and feeling more at home in one’s skin.

8 Responses to Breathwork

  1. Adam Skillings says:

    I’m interested in comming to the shamanic breath work class this weekend.

    • jbdeakyne says:

      Adam, just picked up a comment you sent to my website about Shamanic Breathwork. If you are still interested, please let me know what part of the country you are in.

  2. Deb Hobson says:

    Hi, John. Please sign Tara Lewellen (daughter) and me (mom) up for the Full Day Shamanic Breathwork Workshop, January 18, in Bloomington. I will pay for me and Tara. Thank you, and really looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us! I’m also quite excited about preparing a journey pallet.

  3. Heidi L Hickman says:

    I am interested in breathwork training. Would you be able to provide me with more information about it?

    • jbdeakyne says:

      Hi Heidi,

      If you do not have this resource already, I did my training with Linda Star Wolf and the Venus Rising Association for Transformation in the Smoky Mountains of N. Carolina. website:

      If you let me know where you live, I might be able to hook you up with one of our satellite providers around the country. I am in Indiana and my colleague, Meredith is in Sedona, AZ.

  4. Sheila says:

    I see you have a breathwork facilitator in Sedona. I would like to get in touch with her please. Thank you.

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