Breathwork changed my life.

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Hello, I’m Erin.

I have been where you are. I have struggled with anxiety, depression and self-destructive behaviors. I did whatever it took to get outside of myself. From a young age, I wanted to feel different, to be different, and I would do anything - anything! I tried self-help books, counseling, talk therapy, dieting, meditation, extreme exercise. They all worked for a while, but nothing lasted. I now know I wasn’t getting to the root of my suffering, and as a result fell victim to the same unhealthy patterns over and over again.

I built barriers around my soul and found it impossible to express what I was feeling. I had learned my childhood trauma exploited me to self-destructing thoughts which led to escapism, addiction, and depression. I let noone in, I let nothing out. It was safe this way. Based on my upbringing I was shamed if I spoke what I felt. People drank their feelings. As did I.

I hit rock bottom in 2012 and found a life of sobriety. I worked the principles of recovery to uncover the anger, sadness and fear I had been building over the years. I soon realized I was the problem.

I wanted to learn more about what was happening underneath. I was introduced to the Inspiration Consciousness school. I enrolled in the Awakenings class fall of 2013.  I explored my feelings and emotions, learned how to feel without fear, experience without shame, and sense my body without guilt. My intention was “to find self-love.” I practiced, dug deep, uncovered years and years of shadows, re-processed childhood traumas. I was taught new ways to breathe, explored self-destructing patterns & unrealistic expectations, thought provoking self-doubt and mental limitations.

Through the process of Conscious Awakening & Breathwork (and sincere willingness) – I began to ascend into clarity. I found a way to focus on the importance and priority of what I loved to do – help people help themselves, meanwhile it gave my mind the exercise it needed to begin thinking clearly, rationally, and positively.

After many years of self-destruction and floundering for some sort of self-control, I found a self-healing process that radically changed my world. After a 72 hour vision quest that included streams of tears, egoic destruction, minute by minute prayers, breathwork and surrender, I found the strength, courage and permission to announce the movement of A Breath of Wellness. It was only an idea at first, then a website, then when I lost my Corporate job in 2015, it became a reality. I began sharing the gift of Coaching and Breathwork to help people find clarity purpose and inner strength.

 
 
 
 

Education and Experience

In 2007 I began a mindful practice of breathwork to heal my TMJ disorder (temporomandibular joint) –  of severe jaw pain and loss of hearing induced by stress. Ever since, I have dedicated my work to practicing mindfulness, studying neuroscience and learning different methods of breathwork to support physical, spiritual and emotional wellness.

My Corporate career as a human resources professional of 11 years, ended in 2015 when I decided to leave the 9-5 lifestyle. The latter 5 years of that career, I shared my experience and time coaching staff and management to develop happiness, emotional health and balanced productivity at work. In 2014 I enrolled in a masters program to develop a fine tuned skill-set in Coaching.  I earned a Master of Arts degree in April 2017 in Health & Wellness Coaching from Maryland University of Integrative Health.

I journeyed for 22 days in intense breath immersion at Baja BioSana Practitioner Program and was Certified as a Breath Therapist through Breath Mastery in April of 2018. After 5 years of intense inner work and a 2 year Apprenticeship program at Inspiration Consciousness School, I was Certified as an Integrative Breathwork Practitioner in November of 2018.

My certifications are accredited by the training standards of the Global Professional Breathwork Alliance and the International Breathwork Foundation.

My personal practice includes over 10 years of  mindfulness and meditation, 5 years of monthly Integrative Breathwork Sessions and daily breath and mindset work.