Breathwork

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Date: Friday, December 16, 2022
Time: 6:00-7:15pm
Location: Splendid Barre Studio in Corvallis
Cost: Sliding scale ($10, $25, $40)

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This event is for stressed humans.

Body + Breath is a slow, self-paced breathwork practice with hands-on support. This practice combines bodywork and breathwork.

There will be no rapid breathing, controlled rhythm, breath holding, or alternate nostril breathing. A slow, curious exploration of the edges of a full breath through the nose, without any force or regulation, can help soothe (down-regulate) a stressed nervous system.

Before we breathe, we will assess and work with any tensions that may be present in our respiratory diaphragms. Our goal is to stay present with and respectful toward our bodies as we explore the edges of our breath. During the breathwork, as we notice any tensions arise in the body, we will use movement and hands (yours and mine) to offer support and comfort. This is a connected awareness practice.

Body + Breath is a trauma-informed, parasympathetic breathwork practice. The breath is our bridge to nervous system down-regulation, and we use felt-sense awareness to attune to and comfort our bodies. Come be and breathe with us in community.

Schedule

  • 5:45 – Doors open for paperwork and settling in
  • 6:00 – Orientation
  • 6:15 – Doors are locked for breathwork
  • 7:00 – Integration
  • 7:15 – Departure

What to bring

  • Yoga mat (extra mats are available to borrow at no charge), thick blanket, or other padding
  • Blanket for warmth
  • Cozy items: sweater, hat, socks, eye cover
  • Journal and pen for reflections
  • Your water bottle
  • A pillow and a doctor’s approval, if necessary (see below)

Participation Guidelines

Space is limited, so please pre-register to save your spot. All adults are welcome. Children age 12 and older are welcome to participate, so long as they can sit or lie still for 30-45 minutes. Pregnant persons and those with conditions that preclude lying down flat on the back can breathe in a side-lying position. Please bring a pillow.

If you develop symptoms of any sickness, please contact Anna to reschedule your event ticket.

Breathwork is not recommended for people with certain conditions. Because the Body + Breath breathwork practice does not ask for any rapid breathing, does not block any breathing orifices, and does not require any holding of the breath, it is considered safer for higher risk individuals than other forms of breathwork. However, if you have one of the following conditions, please do check with your doctor for clearance before attending a Body + Breath breathwork event:

  • Epilepsy
  • Detached Retina
  • Glaucoma
  • Osteoporosis
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Cardiovascular disease and/or irregularities including prior heart attack
  • Prior strokes or seizures
  • History of aneurysm in yourself or two or more family members
  • Prescription blood thinning medications such as Coumadin
  • Pregnancy
  • Asthma (please have your inhaler available)

About your breathwork facilitator

Burnett Bodywork is a somatic, trauma-informed bodywork practice in Corvallis, Oregon. Anna Burnett, LMT, is a circle keeper and a certified breathwork facilitator. She has a deep history of trauma and healing. Breathwork has been part of her healing journey and she is honored to also hold this space for her community. Anna facilitates the Pelvic Wellness Collective.