Never underestimate the ability your breath has over your mental wellbeing.
Whether you are looking for stability during a change, to support your mental or emotional health, or simply looking to expand and sharpen your mind and bring more ease into your life, a Breathwork session can help you.
What exactly is Breathwork?
There are 3 parent style of breathwork: Pranayama, Holotropic and Rebirthing. I integrate a breath-led body therapy (very similar to Holotropic breathwork) into my work. This style of breathwork can help to restore mental and physical health. Using our breath to support our health is one of the oldest and most effective methods, and yet we often only utilise about 30% of our breathing capacity.
When this style of breathwork coupled with neuroscience, somatic and heart energy work, yoga nidra and collective experiences, transformation is endless. I have coined this powerful practice HeartBreath Therapy.
During our HeartBreath sessions, you will use deep, intentional and rhythmatic breathwork to support the opening of your body and mind, and release mental and physical blocks. You will release old tensions in your body and memories, allowing you feel more ease, less stress and align yourself more closely with your body and needs.
My sessions and classes will be a very unique experience to you. In my practice, I utilize 12 years of certified coaching and change management experiences globally, 14 years of practicing yoga and meditation along with my breathwork training under two well-known instructors, Rebecca Kordecki and David Elliott. These customized sessions also bring in energy healing work that I have spend the last 10 years honing and connecting with to increase your experiences.
I focus each session on supporting clients where they are at on their journey and what they need using a powerful combination of science, nature and spirit.
“My breathwork session was very personal. I’m grateful Loretta was the practitioner as I felt completely safe. I felt I could trust Loretta which allowed me to relax into the session.”
How can this help you?
People have used breathworks to work through a range of issues from developing and increasing self-awareness, to enriching creativity, to overcoming addictions. If you suffer from mental or emotional health issues such as anxiety, depression or even grief, breathwork can allow you to work through these in a sustainable manner.
The effects of breathwork include but not limited to:
- increased oxygen to your brain and heart
- reduced stress and increased endorphins
- a deeper connection to your inner thoughts, feelings and peace
- closer alignment with your body and needs.
Breathwork is not known to be harmful in any way, but the immediate experience can feel uncomfortable for some. By tapping in to your subconscious mind, repressed thoughts and feelings can be released in a cathartic manner. The first 24 hours are the most powerful and then integration of the experience begins to happen.
Breathwork is powerful, however, this isn’t a magical transformation within seconds kind of experience; everyone’s body and mind is different and will react in a different way, so be kind to yourself and give yourself appropriate time to realize the effects.
“Right after the session and the days following, I felt like I was finally able to breathe a full deep breath. My anxiety- the tightness I usually feel in my chest-had subsided.”
Structure and impact
A HeartBreath Therapy session lasts an average of 75 minutes, but this can be shortened to suit your needs. I offer 45 minute taster sessions for beginners or those who are more apprehensive about undertaking a HeartBreath session.
Before your sessions starts, we’ll sit and chat for a bit. I’ll learn more about you, your current needs and ensure you have a clear intention on what you want to work on using coaching and change management tools to feel grounded in the experience.
Once we have a clear intention, I’ll guide you through the three part breathing method and then we’ll begin the journey. To close the intentional HeartBreath session, we’ll set some action and care steps.
Then within 24 hours of your session, you’ll receive a communication from me to check in and see how things are going in case you might have any questions.
“Being led through a breath work session by Loretta was incredible. She knew exactly what to say in order for me to get the most out of the experience. It was very tailored to the intentions I set.”
I currently offer introduction HeartBreath sessions, full experience sessions and couples sessions. To learn more, please contact me for details.
Intro Mini Session (45 minutes): $80 includes 24 hour follow up (virtual)- First time clients only.
Full Breathwork (75 minutes): $185 includes 24 hour follow up (in person or virtual)
Couple session (90 minutes) $199 includes 24 hour follow up (in person or virtual)
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Loretta’s online group breathwork was an amazing experience! I was embodied, grounded, supported and held throughout the hour long session with her. She reminded us to make and hold intention during the active breath, and allowed us to integrate the breath and ‘come to’ at our own pace. It was a safe and beautiful container for deep inner work and release: I felt like I was in an environment that allowed me to go as deep as I wanted and needed, and Loretta’s strength and magic carried me through the session. I can’t wait for next week!
I have been doing breathwork with Loretta for several months. My profession is very strategic and analytical, and I operate at a high level of anxiety most of the time. I have been functioning like this for over 15 years. Since working with Loretta, I have been able to manage my stress and reduce my anxiety amazingly quickly. I am sleeping better and feel much more peaceful and calm. Anyone who knows me knows how much I don’t like using dramatic language, so it really means something when I say that breathwork with Loretta has been life changing! Thank you Loretta, for sharing your gift.
I didn’t know what to expect, but it was exactly what I needed!
I was amazed at how intentionally breathing brought so much emotion and energy out of my body and settled my mind. Loretta is a caring and sensitive practitioner, I felt at ease with her guidance through this process. Thank you so much for introducing me to this practice. I am forever grateful.
Breathwork with Loretta has been the most fascinating and rewarding journey. By following a particular pattern of breathing
accompanied by her carefully selected music, I can quiet the chatter in my head and let my body and my heart express itself. My experiences have been varied but always profound: tears, laughter, realizations, crazy movements. The most obvious benefit is the release of tension, not just the recent day¹s or week’s tension, but stuff that has been held in the body for years. Loretta sets a scene for one to just let it go. And the shift one feels afterwards is lasting, I imagine probably permanent. I do think my experience of Covid and Lock down has been greatly helped by my weekly breathwork class. I am able to stay in a state of appreciation and love rather than concern for all that unfolds. Priceless.
I have been doing breathwork sessions with Loretta for almost seven months, and each time I am amazed by the experience. Each session is a completely different experience, and moves me in ways I never thought possible. This kind of work changes you. It shifts things within you on a very deep level. It always allows me to connect with my inner knowing and the understanding that all the answers are within the portal of my own heart.
Loretta holds space so beautifully, you feel so supported whether it is in a one to one session with her, or a group session. She provides the safe container for you to truly let go and take the journey to finding yourself.
I have been doing weekly breathwork sessions with Loretta for the past several months and I have to say this has been one of the most beneficial health practices that I’ve ever experienced.
The sessions have greatly reduced my stress, gave me clarity in my life, and helped me move through some difficult deep rooted emotions. Sometimes the sessions can be powerful and intense. I feel safe through this process under Loretta’s gentle and calm guidance. I recommend her often to many of my patients and will continue to do so.