Shamanic Breathwork Journeys
The first Saturday of the month, 5pm – 7pm (R350), Glencairn – 4 February, 4 March, 1 April
The second Sunday of the month, 1030am – 1230pm (R350), Glencairn – 12 February, 12 March, 9 April
I first came across conscious connected breathing around 2018 during a shamanic journey by Dakota Earthchild Walker.
Before this journey, I had always shifted my state of consciousness into non ordinary reality with the steady beat of a drum but during this journey she invited us to do conscious connected breathing which she explained would help to shift us into the non-ordinary reality. I experienced a profound expansiveness in my conscious awareness through that journey, and I knew that I somehow wanted to incorporate breathwork into my own shamanic journey work.
After that I experienced many different types of conscious connected breathwork sessions with different facilitators. Some were holotropic, some tantra, some shamanic. I also did a breathwork course with Wim Hof.
I then met Jean Rossouw of Bodhi Breath one weekend, who was offering his first certified course that following September. I jumped at the chance to study it, and completed that course in conscious connected breathing in 2021.
How does it work?
Conscious connected breathing is a breath that is connected. So, there is no space between the in and out breath. There are different ways that you can breath – short and fast (this can feel penetrative, a more masculine style of breathing), long and slow (this can feel expansive, a more feminine style of breathing) and I tend to use both styles when I am journeying, depending on what my body needs at the time. As we breathe in this connected, circular, way, we move through the layers of the four bodies, the densest being the first layer (physical body) followed by the emotional, mental and spiritual bodies.
Breathing in this way helps us to travel from the conscious to the subconscious to way beyond.
There can be a profound sense of returning to wholeness. A sense of aliveness. A healing. Visitations from beyond. Seeing beyond the beyond. A sense of peace. A reclamation.
Each session is different.
One of the great things about conscious connected breathing (CCB) is that you don’t have to do anything, except relax and breath. You don’t need to work out what to fix or how to heal anything, the breath will do it for you. You don’t even need to understand it. You just need to let go, and keep breathing :-)
Sound plays an important role in each journey. Each journey is curated with a specific playlist to evoke various themes as we journey together in the group. My playlists incorporate the elements of earth, fire, water, air and spirit. I play the shamanic and djembe drums at times throughout the journey, as well as the tibetan singing bowl. I use my own voice too at times.
For more information, or to book, send me a message here.