Breathing together in group
Certain situations or events in life can be so overwhelming that we push them away. However, when the energy cannot find a way out, our body stores it. This tension settles as blocked energy in the body tissues and manifests itself in the form of restricted breathing and tension in the body. As a result, we experience a lack of energy, stress, anxiety, negative thought flows and all kinds of psychosomatic disorders. Through breathing, we break through those different layers of body armour and we can release mental, emotional and physical blockages in the deepest core, putting you back in touch with your deepest self.
We start a Breath Ceremony withan active movement meditation to activate the body and awaken the life energy. We then breathe in group according to theBiodynamic Breath and Trauma Release System® method (BBTRS). This revolutionary breath and body therapy integrates deep connected breathing with bodywork, movement, awareness techniques and meditation. Together, they form an integrated flow that releases stuck tension in the body and head.
Biodynamic breathing is an invitation to deepen your breath to connect with your true self. Your breath makes you aware that whatever is stuck in your life right now, wants to move. Step by step, you learn to release tension in your body.
During a Breath Ceremony, we offer you a safe space and support you in the free expression of your emotions.This releases the energy and removes blockages. In this way, a Breath Ceremony helps you experience again the full range of feelings that we as human beings have at our disposal. It makes your energy flow freely again. There is are structuring at the cellular level, an opening of the spine and a release of chronic tension in the nervous system. As a result, your emotional and physical backpack suddenly feels a lot lighter after a breathing session.
The BBTR® system has its rootsWilhelm Reich's body-oriented therapy, Bio-Energetics by Alexander Lowen, PeterLevine's trauma healing method, Polyvagal Theory by Stephen Porges and Dr. Bercelli's Trauma Release Excercises.
Natalie Carnier graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. As a travel journalist & marketing executive in the tourism industry, she explored the world. Nature inspired her to study Chinese Medicine based on preventive treatment. In her practice for shiatsu therapy, mindfulness and breathwork for trauma processing, she supports people towards more balance in their body, mind & soul. She also organizes transformational retreats and workshops for individuals and organisations focused on trauma processing and connection in which creating a safe setting in which you can BE yourself is paramount. Her mission is to connect you with your inner peace and power.
Arne Daniëls graduated as a criminologist and subsequently worked for years in the social sector. Ten years ago he started with Ashtanga Yoga and since then he has done numerous courses exploring the relationship between mind, body and breath. Thanks to his experience as a bodyworker, breath worker, trauma therapist and yogi, he offers holistic support. Key words in his vision are autonomy and self-reliance. Healing cannot be handed over. His focus is on teaching students techniques that they can use themselves, and on providing a safe space in which growth and healing can take place.
Sarah Bulang is a dedicated life-time student of the subtle realms and a catalyst for Inner Knowing with a deep passion for everything that touches the intimate, blissful, essential thatness of the human experience. She joined her first one-year meditation program at age 15, holds a master’s degree in Cultural Anthropology, studied and practiced Yoga and Traditional Tantra for many years and became a Facilitator of BBTRS (Biodynamic Breath work Trauma Release System) and Authentic Relating.
Sarah wishes to see a world of humans who are rooted in (the) presence, ecstatically alive and deeply connected to themselves and to others. For this to happen she creates 1on1 sessions, courses, workshops and retreats for individuals, couples and groups in which paradoxes are normal and inner polarities are embraced and celebrated. Having faced crisis a few times in her life and discovering its tremendous gift for transformation, Sarah reminds people of their inherent sense for balance, grace and radiance.
What to bring: a pillow, loose clothing, closed drinking bottle with water.
Contraindication: Asthma, epilepsy, pregnancy, cardiovascular problems and high blood pressure, diabetes. In case of doubt, it is best to contact us.
Maximum occupancy: 15 people
Course of a session:
- Arrival 15'
- Demonstration 5'
- Explanation why breath ceremonies work (Reich/trauma/polyvagal) and how they work (self-regulation/tetany/…) 15'
- Circle (what is currently going on and focus on body feeling) 15'
- Movement (letting energy flow) 15'
- Breathe 60'
- Integration 20'
- Circle 15'
- Connect and tea moment 20'
We have sessions that are given in Dutch and sessions in English. You can reserve your spot for all these ceremonies in our webshop. Each session is supported by 2 facilitators.
June 9: Jan & Arne - Language: Dutch
June 30: Natalie & Arne - Language: English
For more information about the ceremonies in Dutch: https://www.antwerpyoga.be/workshops/breath-ceremony