It’s something most of us have dealt with, but few of us discuss: the art of integration. Why am I writing about it? I’ve personally been "taken out" by ignoring integration when I needed it most. And here’s the truth: we ALL need to integrate after transformational events, whether you are a breathwork student or a facilitator. In this article I will share some background and 21 suggestions to support your integration process.
The Need for Integration is Real
It recently it took me two years to integrate after some serious core wounds were triggered during a shamanic training I did in Peru. I felt on the outside, in a haze, confused, hurt, and disconnected from myself. And it took some serious therapeutic intervention afterwards to discover why! For this to happen to me, a teacher who...
Last night I shared a Breath of Bliss ceremony at Raw Power Yoga in Brisbane for a group of 16 urban yogis. There was a deep maturity, openness and presence in this group of voyagers and it was such an honor to be with them.
While our official theme was “Feel More Ecstasy”, it felt as if the collective focus became, “Beyond”. This word came up several times in the evening and each time I heard it spoken, I felt resonance in my gut.
The dictionary defines “beyond" as, “more than”, “at the furthest side of”, “too much for someone to understand” and “at a point where something could not be”. And indeed this mysterious word, “beyond”, is really one of the reasons I love breathwork most.
Breathwork can take you beyond the mind.
Breathwork can transport you beyond this lifetime.
Breathwork can open your heart beyond me to we.
Breathwork can carry...
Ever get stuck in your head? Today I would love to share an easy way to deepen your breath, get back into your body and feel more grounded.
When your mind becomes overactive you're more likely to feel stress. And guess what happens when your mind churns? Breathing slows, your body contracts and emotions can get stuck. You may also find yourself getting really serious!
The alternative is more fun! Try this: Open your mouth. Take deep breaths and rock your hips. Feel your body tingle. Open your senses wide while you breathe. Keep moving. Now bring your awareness to the space between your legs. Notice the sensations arising....
Which do you prefer?
Breathing From Your Root is a quick way to get out of your head and into your body. It can help you loosen up and have more fun being alive.
Here is an easy process to guide you through it:
I’m here in Bali! Oh She is so beautiful, so lush! There is a deep and powerful prayer field here, in the ancient Grandmother Land where I enjoyed 6 life-changing years. I’m zipping through Ubud at the moment to record the latest guided breathwork journey, I AM LIGHT, and just an amazing spent the day at Naya Retreat Center with the Shakti Goddess Retreat, an event created by Noelani Love from Hawaii.
A Transmission of Light
I facilitated Breath of Bliss and participated in this retreat in 2016 and it was a powerful moment for me. Back then, I was reading Rebecca Campbell’s book, “Light is the New Black”. The combination of fresh, giggling, spritely, mostly Hawaiian attendees and Rebecca’s book which encouraged claiming your path as a lightworker in service of humanity, made a big impact on me.
While I adored Ubud, much of it's spiritual scene had certain a weight of seriousness and intensity. But here was this group...
My friends, I want to share a glimpse into my mornings here in Thailand! Honestly, it feels like a mind-blowing breathwork! You may know the kind… when you sit in stunned silence afterwards, tears rolling down your face, feeling every tender breath like a precious gift from God. This kind of bliss is impossible to put into words. But this is my first attempt, a love letter from my heart to yours.
Welcome to wonderland.
I’m typing on my metallic golden pink MacBook, wearing a loose breezy, peach colored kaftan, on the porch of my wooden mermaid hut. The gentle murmur of waves whoosh in the distance, massaging my ears with rhythm. I look up, lifting my massive canvas broad-rim sunhat. The intensely bright light makes me squint.
My cabin is suspended high above absolutely transparent water. Shimmering turquoise wraps around me in 180 degree view, with powdery white sand, amber colored rocks and tangled algae. Sometimes a spray of flying fish launch out over the...
If you’re anything like me, you love the idea of angels, but actually having a one-on-one convo is rare.
Maybe you’re comfortable with the idea of guides, beings of light, or ascended masters, but it feels more like fantasy, wishing and imagination rolled into one.
If yes, you’re not alone. I’ve always been attracted to metaphysical realms. But what I’ve learned in all my years, after collecting multiple masters' degrees and dozens of credentials, is that gathering other people’s information can never give you wisdom.
True wisdom is gained through direct experience. Immersing yourself in the sensuality of life arouses a deep inner knowing. As you move through the ups and downs of your own adventure story, actually loving, loosing, flailing, and rejoicing, you gather precious pearls of wisdom. These are the most valuable teachings you can share with the world because they are unique to you. I love to call this collection of pearls...
Have you ever...
• Felt stuck in a life that wasn’t yours?
• Dimmed your light to fit in and be accepted?
• Felt a gap between who you are and who you dream of being?
Me too… many times! Being out of alignment sucks. And I’d love to share how breathwork helped me find my way back home.
Loosing Myself In the Big City
My very first breathwork was "by accident”. I didn't actually sign up. At the time I was living in San Francisco with my then husband, a tribal house music DJ. I was running myself into the ground working in my global hula hoop business, HoopGirl - managing a manufacturing crew, creating instructional DVDs, traveling the world to perform and teach, and working on my book.
I had fallen head over heels in love with my guy at Burning Man and moved up to the big city of San Francisco for love. At first it was thrilling!...
I'm delighted to share some sound samples with you from my brand new, "I AM BLISS" breathwork audio journey download!
I've poured my heart and soul into this project, which took over a year! (more on that story soon) "I AM BLISS" is next-level, unlike any other breath journey audio on the planet! It features our brand's proven transformational arc in intensity and emotional states. And on top of that, I've added some super special mojo that can actually change your brain state.
Welcome to my original invention: "Breath of Bliss Brain Boosting Technology". It's a psychoacoustic tapestry designed to create expanded states of consciousness. Psychedelic experiences are induced with the use of multiple vocal tracks, hypnotic affirmations, singing, breath sounds, binaural beats, light language and much more. The result is a mystical voyage into the invisible realms, beyond space and time, to the heart of the universe and back...