Breathe for Life!
… the Transformational Breath®
Transformational Breath is one of several Breathwork modalities that evolved from the Rebirthing Breath, a connected breath discovered by Leonard Orr in the early 1970s. The healing power of this connected breath was further developed by many, including Dr. Judith Kravitz, co-creator of the Transformational Breath process, and founder of the Transformational Breath Foundation (TBF).
Although effective use of the connected breath is a key ingredient of the healing power of Transformational Breath, Dr. Judith Kravitz has added to the connected breath several other healing modalities that greatly enhance the success of the connected breath in transforming stuck energies in the body-mind into more useful forms of life energy. For example, the use of toning is especially helpful to beginners in moving through physical, mental or emotional discomfort that may surface during a connected breathing session. In addition, evocative music as well as a bodywork system and related affirmations are integral parts of the Transformational Breath process.
Dr. Judith Kravitz has added several other components that enhance greatly the healing power of Transformational Breath. For more details, see Dr. Judith Kravitz's excellent book, "Breathe Deep, Laugh Loudly", describing the Transformational Breath process in detail, or visit the Transformational Breath Foundation website.
A typical Transformational Breath session lasts 40 to 60 minutes, and starts with the breather lying on their back in a comfortable position.
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Breathe Ann Arbor Offerings
Introductory Workshops (3-hour)
Co-led by Julie and Marcia in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area, including Dexter, Michigan (10 miles west of Ann Arbor), as well as in St. Augustine, Florida and environs. Each workshop includes a centering meditation, a detailed overview of the Transformational Breath process, a Transformational Breath Demonstration, and a 45-minute group breathing session followed by time for sharing and integration of the experience.
Review Workshops (2-hour)
Co-led by Julie and Marcia, in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area, as well as in St. Augustine, Florida and environs. Includes intention setting, a 45-minute breathe, and time for sharing and integration related to the breathing session experience.
All Day Workshops, Introductory or Review (6 hour)
Co-led by Marcia and Julie in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area, as well as in St. Augustine, Florida and environs. Includes two guided meditations, brown bag lunch, and two 45-minute breathing sessions. Open to beginners (plan to come 30 minutes early for a brief intro) as well as those who have experienced at least one of our Introductory Transformational Breath Workshops.
Julie and Marcia are each available to give private Transformational Breath sessions.
Remove physical breathing restrictions.
Resolve and clear Emotional Trauma.
Bring in more energy.
Understand your unique breathing pattern.
Connect more fully with the Spiritual.
Prove it to yourself.
Experience Transformational Breath®
with Breathe Ann Arbor.
"I feel more balanced,more alive, more vital."
"I see clearly how some of my former negative beliefs about myself are not true."
Official TBF Programs
Reclaim Your Breath" Intro Training
This five breathing session weekend event is supported and sanctioned by the Transformational Breath Foundation and Dr. Judith Kravitz. The "Reclaim Your Breath" (RYB) weekend provides an in-depth introduction to, or review of, the Transformational Breath process and related didactic material, with equal focus on the physical, mental-emotional, and spiritual dimensions of Transformational Breath.
"Presence of Breath" Intro Training
This four breathing session, all day Saturday and Sunday, weekend event is developed, supported and sanctioned by the Transformational Breath Foundation and Dr. Judith Kravitz, with the endorsement of Michael Brown, developer and author of The Presence Process. The "Presence of Breath" (POB) weekend provides an in-depth introduction to, or review of, the Transformational Breath process, with a simultaneous in-depth introduction to the synergistic and mutually supportive relationship of The Presence Process and the Transformational Breath®.
Read More on the Presence Process.
Personal Seminar (Levels I, II & III)
These occasional events are supported and sanctioned by the Transformational Breath Foundation and Dr. Judith Kravitz. The individual Levels are a full weekend, while the Seminar is the equivalent of all 3 Levels, and generally is a week-long residential retreat. Levels I, II, III or the Seminar represent the Personal Level Training offered by the TBF - a pre-requisite to the Professional Level Training to become a certified facilitator.