Breathwork with BoPo
Breathwork Class Near Me
Are you someone who tends to be in your head. Do you tend to overthink?
Do you suffer from habitual negative thought patterns?
Are you looking to quiet the mind, let go of limiting beliefs, and release stress and anxiety?
Our breathwork practitioner holds space for you to connect back home to yourself, your essence, and your truth.
“Learn techniques to quiet mental chatter, become present with yourself”
Move from feelings of stress and anxiety into experiences of calm and relaxation
A practice that is thousands of years old, breathwork is the act of bringing conscious awareness to the breath.
While there are a plethora of different patterns and variations, all styles of breathwork serve as potent tools to enhance emotional, physical, psychological, and spiritual landscapes.
Breathwork sessions at Body Positive Works can be deeply healing and therapeutic, as they offer a container to be fully present with your emotions, your experience, and yourself as they are in the moment.
It is a practice that moves you out of the thinking mind, the space bound by attachments, created stories, and limiting beliefs, and into the body, or more specifically, the heart. And it is in this space that you, outside of the analytical mind, and thus, outside of what keeps you stuck, can let go of addictions, harmful habits, and negative thought patterns and rewire the brain to encompass ways of thinking that serve you.
By breathing deeply and slowly and with conscious awareness, you can shift from the sympathetic nervous system, your fight or flight response, into the parasympathetic nervous system, your rest and digest mode.
Or put more simply, you can move from feelings of stress and anxiety into experiences of calm and relaxation. It is here that you tune back into your innate wisdom, your whole self, and the body’s inherent capacity to heal itself.
Body Positive Works Breathwork
At BoPo, we offer individualized 30-45 minute private sessions, exploring various breath patterns and styles to best support each student.
Every time you show up to breathe, the experience is radically different, and so are our sessions – our breathwork facilitator tailors each session to meet both the short-term and long-term needs of the student.
“Unlock the peace and calmness that is within you”
Benefits of Breathwork with Body Positive Works
Breathwork offers a plethora of benefits, emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually.
Emotional + Psychological
- Reduces anger, anxiety, depression, and stress
- Supports the grief process
- Increases happiness, joy, and presence
- Fosters self-love
- Releases trauma from the body
- Helps to free you from addictions, limiting beliefs, and negative thought patterns
- Creates a container that allows you to feel safe to sit with emotions
- Improves sleep
- Boosts immune system functioning
- Releases toxins from the body
- Supports digestion
- Raises energy levels
- Reduces pain and tension
- Alkalizes the blood
- Connects you back home to self
- Magnifies intuition
- Heightens mental clarity
- Deepens spirituality and the mind-body connection
BoPo Breathwork Facilitator
Sydney is a breathwork guide, a 500-hour yoga instructor, and perpetual student who purposefully explores the interplay between mind, body, and spirit.
She continually studies the scientific undercurrent of spirituality, how our minds and behaviors are shaped by both awareness and experience, and the ways in which holistic practices can support and enhance emotional, energetic, physical, and psychological well-being.
Sydney feels privileged to be able to hold space for others to become embodied, connect back to their true nature, nurture their nervous systems, and cultivate individual and collective healing. As a breathwork facilitator and yoga teacher, she creates a container to tune back into authenticity, childlike innocence, curiosity, intuitive wisdom, and Self.
She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Franklin & Marshall College, PA and earned her Master of Arts degree in Psychology and Education with a concentration in Spirituality and Mind-Body Practice at Columbia University, NYC.
Develop Long Term Calmness Techniques With BoPo
The breath is like a muscle – the more you use it, the stronger it gets. A cumulative practice, develop a routine with our breathwork facilitator so you can journey back into a balanced state of being within your body, mind, and spirit.
Learn techniques to quiet mental chatter, become present with yourself, and tune into and release what you may have been holding onto consciously or subconsciously.
When we are stressed, we tend to breathe shallowly, activating the sympathetic nervous system. Breathing in this way, the air sits at the top third of our lungs, rather than being received by the lower areas that supply oxygen and nutrients to the body. If the brain fails to receive enough oxygen, we begin to experience feelings of anxiety and stress.
However, when we alter our breath patterns and consciously breathe more deeply, we trigger the vagus nerve, slowing down our heart rate and breathing rhythm. The vagus nerve, the longest cranial nerve in the body, is the key driver of the parasympathetic nervous system, and ultimately, our feelings of calm and relaxation.
Sessions involve a self-check-in and intention setting followed by an active breathwork practice and a meditative integration to receive the experience.
You do not need to bring anything with you. You do not need to prepare. All bodies are welcome and we encourage anyone who wants to work towards finding their way back to self to to join us at BoPo, we are here to guide you.