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foundational breath
(level 1)

a breathwork intensive series
September 20-22 & 27 - 29, 2024

Are you ready to take your personal journey to a deeper level of integration?
Do you want to better understand and transform your patterns and grow?

This six day breathwork intensive will facilitate personal transformation through the release of limiting patterns, and through a deeper integration of self and connection with Life. With conscious connected breath sessions each day, you will be supported as you delve into your personal process and healing. In conjunction with this breathwork, the five Reichian character structures identified by Wilhelm Reich and Alexander Lowen will be explored. Understanding these characterologies may provide you with deeper insight into the coping mechanisms you adopted at certain stages of your development, and how they may have shaped you and your interaction with your world. Reich and Lowen observed correlations between character structures and physical attributes such as posture, musculature, body shape and bands of tension (AKA armouring). Conscious connected breathwork can gently de-armour and enable feelings of greater connectedness, expansion and alignment with your heart, purpose and essential self.

 

In our intensive we will examine character structures and then engage in self-reflection and group sharing to facilitate greater self-understanding and integration. Breathwork will support you in deepening your experience and in releasing tension and blocks. You will be invited to connect within, and to explore new ways of being physically, emotionally and spiritually. 

 

This intensive will also provide a solid foundation for the breathwork faciliator’s training to be offered in October/November 2024.

foundational breath 

Theory:

  • instruction of conscious connected breathwork, a gentle approach regulating the nervous system

  • energetic patterning and armouring and how they relate to breathwork

  • the collective field of consciousness

Practice:

  • conscious connected breathwork - your personal practice to deepen your foundational relationship with your breath

  • self-growth reflective practices - understanding your own armouring

  • sensory-awareness practice - somatic and collective field

  • physical movement practices and opening techniques to prepare the body for breathwork

Each day will include:

  • A movement practice to open the body for the breath

  • 2 breathwork sessions per day

  • Explanation and exploration of bioenergetic body armouring and personal armouring patterns

 

Reichian Characterologies to be explored:

“I exist.”

Ground. How grounded are you? Can you stand your ground or give way when needed?

The foundations of breathwork practice

Reichian Character Structure - The Schizoid / Creative

“I create.”

Creativity. Blocks to your creative flow. Nourishing self in order to create.

Reichian Character Structure - The Oral / Lover

“I assert"

Power and identity. Boundaries. Inner alignment. Self-knowing.

Reichian Character Structure - The Masochist / Endurer

“I trust and surrender”

Connection to love, compassion and deepening into trust and Source. Courage.

Reichian Character Structure - The Rigid / Achiever

“I express”

Expression. Your truth. Your willingness to be seen and heard.

Reichian Character Structure - The Psychopath / Defender-Challenger

dates, times & location

dates/times:

Fridays: 12:00 - 6:00 pm

Saturdays - Sundays, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

September 20 - 22, 27 - 29, 2024

location: 

to be confirmed, Vancouver, B.C.

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pricing, payment & registration

Extra Early Bird (by August 1, 2024): $1100 + 5% tax

Early Bird (by September 1, 2024): $1250 + 5% tax

Regular: $1400 + 5% tax

 

Send payment to:

Please pay by e-transfer to christina@soulspringwellness.ca

To register:

please send an email to christina@soulspringwellness.ca and share about yourself and why you are interested in participating.

BIPOC & 2SLGBTQIA+ 

as a passionate ally, I am committed to supporting equality for BIPOC and 2SLGBTQIA+ folx. A BIPOC/2SLGBTQIA+ scholarship could be available depending on need. Please reflect honestly on your level of privilege and if this is something you need, let me know.

payment plan

please email me at christina@soulspringwellness.ca and provide the reason for your request and your proposed payment plan.

cancellation policy

​the deposit is refundable minus $150 + gst administrative fee until September 1, 2024 (Level 1) and October 1, 2024 (Level 2). After that date, no refund will be issued. A credit may be considered for exceptional circumstances. 

personal commitment

  • to healing, transformation, growth and learning

  • open-heartedness. Acting with kindness, acceptance, respect, authenticity and compassion.

  • embracing the learning journey and a willingness to be imperfect and oh so human.

  • bringing an attitude conducive to learning and a willingness to engage fully and do the work. 

  • acting with integrity: honesty, accountability, reliability.

  • addressing issues when they arise, also known as "clearing".

  • upholding classmate and client confidentiality at all times.

  • completion of personal and financial commitments for this training.

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questions?

please feel free to reach out to me at any time. I'm also happy to arrange a phone chat if you'd prefer to connect live.

Contact me at: christina@soulspringwellness.ca

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