Healing Breath - “Breath as a Pathway to Presence”

Experience the transformative power of Healing Breath, a spiritual practice designed to help you step off the hamster wheel of busyness and mental chatter to land in the present moment.

What is Healing Breath?
Healing Breath is an activating, conscious-connected breath practice rooted in the Christian Wisdom tradition. The Healing Breath modality releases tension and constrictions held in the physical and emotional body, creating space to experience freedom, joy, and a deeper awareness of our connection with God, ourselves, and all of creation.

For over 20 years The Second Breath Center has been teaching and facilitating different breath modalities and spiritual practices. From these years of experience we have crafted the Healing Breath modality.  Through this transformative practice, rooted in the Christian Wisdom tradition, we create a safe space for participants to experience the physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits of breath work.

In a facilitated Healing Breath session, you create space to:

  • Experience the benefits of a full, deep, connected breath.
  • Learn about your breath pattern.
  • Grow your capacity to hold compassionate presence for yourself and others
  • Come away with a life tool to increase your energy, detoxify your system, create resonance between your body, heart, and mind.
  • Integrate stuck emotions held in the body.
  • Feel more joyful, connected and peaceful within yourself, with God, and with all things.

Rooted in the Christian Wisdom Tradition

The Christian Wisdom Tradition emphasizes the transformation of the whole person from the inside out. Jesus invites us to watch his example and follow him down this transformational path; “Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly” (Mat. 11:28-30). He modeled a path and practice of spirituality that leads to “fullness of life.”

Spiritual practices in general, and breath practices in particular, create space in our lives to experience this transformation. The Bible has a rich history emphasizing the power, vitality, and spirituality of breath. The Hebrew word for Spirit is “ruach” which literally means “breath.” In the Genesis creation narrative, God forms Adam from dust and breathes life into him. (Gen. 2:7). When the resurrected Jesus met with the disciples, he said, “‘Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” And with that he breathed on them and said, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit’” (John 20:21,22). In the earliest church, the desert fathers and mothers taught “breath prayers,” repeating a simple prayer with the inhalation and exhalation of each breath.

Healing Breath is rooted in Scripture, our rich Christian history, and discoveries in modern science. This transformative spiritual practice is designed to ground your body, open your heart, and clear your mind to experience “fullness of life.” We invite you to experience the healing power and life giving impact of Healing Breath.

How to experience Healing Breath?

Schedule a session with a trained Healing Breath facilitator.
Contact [email protected] to schedule with one of our trained facilitators.

Attend the Day and a Half Healing Breath Retreat
The Day and a Half Healing Breath Retreat is designed as a deep dive into the powerful Healing Breath modality. In addition to exploring the theological and scientific foundation of this practice, each participant will experience 3 full breath sessions facilitated by trained facilitators. We will also engage in a number of other spiritual practices and activities designed to ground our bodies, open our hearts, and clear our minds. We hear regular enthusiastic feedback about the tremendous joy and freedom people feel at the end of this powerful retreat. See the link below for our retreat schedule and registration.

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Healing Breath Community (at our Greensboro, NC campus)

Please join an already rich and vibrant community that loves to hold sacred space together as we practice opening our body, hearts, and minds through our breath. We gather on the fourth Saturday of every month at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Greensboro. There will be at least one Second Breath Facilitator present to assist. This community is open to all participants who have received at least one facilitated breath session with a Second Breath facilitator or trainer.

Schedule, details, and registration

The impact of Healing Breath for me was that of clarity. My body and mind felt lighter, oxygenized, joyful and clean. Healing Breath not only brought clarity to my sight, it also brought me present to my space.

Kimberly Dunn

Healing Breath is the single most effective tool I have experienced for transforming deep emotional pain. I’m finally understanding what full inner freedom feels like.

Courtney Pernell

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