Community Breathwork @ the Arcade Building

Second Sundays @ 10am starting June 9

Relax and enjoy some quality self-care time with an activated 90-minute breathwork journey designed to regulate the nervous system and leave you feeling joyful and refreshed. This event is FREE for members of the Arcade community and their guests. There is also a very limited guest list for outside attendance – but note that you will need to arrive promptly – once I head upstairs to start teaching, doors are locked and there is no admittance. If you’d like to attend, please RSVP below!

The Arcade Building is at 800 Olive Street, between Locust and Pine. We are next door to Culinaria and the Old Post Office downtown. We are also directly next to the 8th & Pine Metro stop. Read more about the building’s history here.


  • Every second Sunday at 10am, starting June 9
  • Arcade Building 3rd floor dance studio
  • Bring a yoga mat, pillow, blanket, water and a journal
  • FREE for Arcade residents and their guests!
  • Tips are welcomed via Venmo if you enjoy the experience but they are NOT required!

What's breathwork like?

This form of breathwork utilizes breating patterns that alter your brain waves to drop you into a deep but activated dream-like state. It is very similar to meditation or sound baths in this regard. It is accompanied by a soundtrack of both instrumental and vocal music. The breath is fast-paced and there is a guided tempo. You can expect physical activation (tingling, body temperature changes), emotional release, and a feeling of clarity afterward. This is often a transformative emotional experience for participants. Embracing this as a weekly practice can be extremely powerful and will help you change unhealthy patterns, process grief, and feel a sense of deep well-being overall. 

In this class, we’ll have about 10-15 minutes of instruction time each week, followed by 60 minutes of active breathwork and a 15-minute closing circle. People often like to talk about their breathwork journey! There may be some gentle warmup exercises prior to the breathwork. You will spend the majority of class laying on a yoga mat – if you can’t lay on the floor, please feel free to bring anything you are comfortable with so you can lay down. (Please feel free to reach out if you need any special accommodations – we have plenty of room.)

Plan to give yourself a couple minutes to sit and reorient yourself to the real world before you go home! 

How should I prepare for a breathwork class?

Although no special preparation is required, if you would like to honor the occasion, you might spend time the night before journaling, meditating, setting intentions, creating affirmations, and singing or dancing. At the beginning of every session I ask participants what they want to focus on during their journey. Your personal ceremony will ideally help you clarify your desires and focus your intentions for the journey to come.

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 an eye mask, a journal and pen, drawing materials, crystals (if that’s your thing), chapstick, and a stuffed animal or other comfort item. People love Squishmallows! You can use a pillow or not, depending on what you find comfortable – the traditional style is no-pillow. Most people do use a pillow. 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!). If you let me know ahead of time you need a bolster, I can bring one for you. 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 the class.