Breathwork is a form of meditation, embodiment, and somatic self-healing that has been practiced since ancient times. Participants will be guided through a circular breath pattern against a backdrop of soothing music. The technique allows for the unwinding of built-up patterns of bracing in body and mind, and is great for alleviating chronic stress, anxiety, & pain, both mental and physical. It is normal to experience a range of sensations and emotions during breathwork - this will be a safe space for whatever may arise.Please note: It is not recommended to eat immediately before class time. Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring a yoga mat and/or blanket with you to class. Students will be primarily seated and/or lying on mats/blankets on a cement floor during class. We ask that anyone with a sensitivity to smells alert the instructor at the beginning of class, as there may be incense or other scent-producing items burned during class time.
Age:This class is appropriate for ages 18+.Location:
This class will take place at Rochester Brainery, located at 176 Anderson Ave F109, Rochester, NY 14607.Accessibility:
Live subtitles will be available upon request during this class. If you would like to request a sign language interpreter or will be attending class with an aide, please fill out our contact form. Please also let us know if you have any preferences (seating, vision access, etc).About the teacher:Eli Harrigan is a certified breathwork practitioner who has studied with David Elliott in New Mexico and Jesse Torgerson in New York. As a photographer and video editor with an education in Western philosophy, it wasn’t until Eli discovered breathwork that he realized he had been living his life entirely inside his head, and that there was another, much more rewarding way of being. The work has been revolutionary in his personal and professional life, and he is passionate about sharing it with others.For details on our COVID-19 policies, class cancellation policy, parking, and more, please visit our FAQs.