Julie is an incredibly patient, supportive and generous breath worker. Before working with Julie, any form of breath work would make me incredibly anxious; I simply thought breath work wasn’t for me. Working with Julie has proved otherwise! Throughout our time together, she guided me in holding space for my grief, anxiety, anger and joy in a way that has been truly transformative. I am forever grateful to have found her and highly recommend working with Julie as a breath worker!– Maria
The Centrality of Breath
Cultures all around the world recognize breath as the animating force of life. Whether it’s called prana, chi, ha, ruach, or pneuma, there are deep wells of ritual around the importance and sacredness of breath, and rich traditions of practices designed to consciously connect and align us with its essential nature.
Working with Breath
Breath practices range from simple observation of the natural breath to regulating practices such as Coherent Breathing to deeply transformative practices like Integrative Breathwork. Engaging with the breath is a foundational component of my work and practice.
About Integrative Breathwork
Integrative Breathwork is a dynamic and healing practice that facilitates your ability to fully participate in life. Integrative Breathwork is:
- Creative. It opens the door to the boundlessness of your Essential nature and the way that life wants to flow through you with power, beauty, and intelligence
- Healing. It surfaces patterns, unfinished developmental challenges, and places of stuckness that are ready to be witnessed and transformed
- Self-Organizing and Spontaneous. Each person has a unique journey that unfolds in alignment with their innate wisdom
Because of the way the breath attunes to precisely what is needed for you during Integrative Breathwork, it can be beneficial for many types of inquiries and challenges, including:
- A desire to connect more deeply to purpose
- A desire to explore your creativity, including art, writing, photography, dance, movement, performance, music.
- Working through fear, anxiety, or a dampening of life force
- At a point of inflection where you are aware that something needs to change
Everyone can learn to integrate some form of conscious breathing into their lives, and the specific practice of Integrative Breathwork may not be optimal for people with conditions such as glaucoma, detached retina, cardiovascular disease, uncontrolled high blood pressure, a history of aneurysms, epilepsy, a diagnosis of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, osteoporosis, or recent surgery. It’s important for me to know if you are pregnant or have asthma. If you have any of these conditions, please let me know and we can discuss the best way of working together.
I stepped into breathwork to develop a conscious connection to my body’s intelligence. I was stuck in a cycle of what felt like random anxiety pangs even when my rational mind knew I was safe from harm. I couldn’t understand what the disconnection was between my mind and my body when I “felt” like everything was fine. I have had a lot of experience with meditation and as a mental health worker, I knew something needed to be resolved subconsciously. I had heard of Breathwork and was curious if this modality could work. Julie Harris, a gifted coach and breathwork facilitator, has supported me on my breathwork journey. I have found Breathwork to be absolutely the most immersive and efficient way for effective self-understanding and lasting transformation.
– Kristine Webb
Artwork: “Communion” by Julie Harris