Friday, April 14th -- Radiant Heart Breathwork: Working with Anxiety
with Erin Telford
Anxiety is a hot emotion in that it generates unrest inside, a feeling of having one foot all the way on the gas and one foot simultaneously on the brake. It can also be a way to outrun your fear of your future by trying to “get ahead” of things that might go wrong by controlling them. Anxiety can become a habit, a default setting or a way of life where we get stuck on an adrenalized loop that requires support and a conscious, committed choice to detach from it. In this breathing, we will work with creating safety and support in our own bodies so that we can comfortably contain our emotional experience.
The breath is a high form of technology for self-healing. The breath can help you to stay grounded, stay in your heart and stay present. Breathwork is part catharsis, part socially sanctioned adult temper tantrum, part community building and part psychedelic experience.Breathwork is an active meditation technique that uses the breath to purge the body of emotional gunk. You breathe with an open mouth into the belly to stir the second chakra, oxygenate and breath new life force into old stories and limiting beliefs. You draw the breath up to the heart to purify and wash these emotions with love. You breathe out of the mouth to release. The experience moves stuck emotional energy and facilitates release of strong emotions like anger and grief. It leaves you feeling softer, open and less burdened.
We’ll start with a sacred circle, sharing with our community about what is coming up for us, and then move to the breathing! I will apply essential oils to get your energy centers spinning, burn holy wood and sage to transform your emotional release, coach you through the experience with love…all set to a cosmic soundtrack.
You will leave lighter and brighter and it just might change your life. Please bring an eye cover if you have one. The doors will be locked at 7:45 to protect the sanctity of the circle.
$40 advance/$45 day of
Image artist: Mikaela Gauer
Erin Telford is an acupuncturist, Reiki Master, Breathwork facilitator/teacher and herbalist in New York City. Her mission is to help people look within and heal their relationships with themselves. She holds safe, sacred space for change through therapeutic conversation, lifestyle and spiritual counseling, essential oils, crystals and energy clearing tools. She is fiercely committed to doing her own personal work because she knows she can only take her clients as deep and as far as she is willing to go. She was recently featured in Refinery 29 as one of “6 Women Who Are Redefining Wellness in New York City.” http://erintelford.com