Psychedelic Breathwork

This two-hour journey is designed to induce a deep trance state and facilitate all the things you’re looking for in a breathwork experience — big emotional releases, intense bodily sensations, visual hallucinations, journeys through time and space, you name it. All complete with a badass playlist.

CURRENTLY SCHEDULED

  • FREE class available on Instagram Live every Wednesday from 8-10PM CST.
  • More classes will be scheduled in early 2024!

What's psychedelic breathwork like?

This experience is very similar to Holotropic breathwork – it utilitizes a fast-paced, circular breath and relies on playlists to create atmosphere. There’s one major difference, though – this journey takes a rock-and-roll approach. You won’t find any spaced-out instrumentals in this class – but you’ll probably hear Aurora, Rilo Kiley, or Florence and the Machine.

The breath itself is, again, very similar to Holotropic Breathwork – minus the cumbersome structure of a Holotropic Breathwork session.* It’s a fast-paced breath with a loosely guided rhythm.

The psychedelic breathwork experience is, by nature, less intense than the Shamanic breathwork experience because the music is pre-recorded, and as such not reactive to the emotional states of the participants.

*Holotropic Breathwork itself is a very specific, trademarked, four- to six-hour process where one person is the “breather” while the other person is the “sitter.” The sitter quietly holds space and provides assistance if needed. After a full breathing session, the participants switch places, and the sitter becomes the breather. You can read more about Holotropic Breathwork here.

How should I prepare for breathwork?

Although no special preparation is required, if you would like to honor the occasion, you might design a ceremony the night before that includes journaling, meditation, intention setting, affirmations, singing and/or dancing. At the beginning of every session I ask participants what they want to focus on during their journey. Your ceremony will ideally help you clarify your desires and focus your intentions. 

What should I bring?

Bring a yoga mat, a blanket (if you want one) and a water bottle. Breathwork can make you thirsty! Other items you might want include a journal and pen, drawing materials, favorite crystals, chapstick, and a stuffed animal or other comfort item. You can use a pillow or not, depending on what you find comfortable. If you have a bad back, consider bringing a yoga bolster to place under your knees (it takes the pressure off your lower back) or two mini yoga bolsters to tuck under your derriere (it works even better!). Wear comfortable clothing and consider dressing in layers – body temperate can fluctuate wildly during breathwork, and you may get very hot or very cold during your session.