Breathwork Coach Santa Barbara
What does a breathwork coach do?
Did you know that an action as natural and instinctive as breathing holds transformational power? Breathing is something we do all day every day and from the moment we’re born, usually without thinking much about it. But it holds amazing transformational power.
A breathwork coach will introduce you to the power of breathwork in your daily life. The way that you breathe has an immediate effect on your mind and body. A breathwork coach will help you to learn to breathe deeply and more efficiently. You’ll discover how conscious breathing can benefit your health. When you understand how to work with your breath, it can be transformational.
With your breathwork coach, you’ll explore a series of breathing exercises such as abdominal and diaphragmatic breathing, deep breathing and Qigong breathing. They will help you to realize the full potential of breathwork and how daily practice can change your life in multiple ways.
What is the difference between a breathing coach and a yoga teacher?
Breathwork is a fundamental aspect of yoga with Yogic Breathing at its core. Breathwork coaches often discover its power via yoga practice. Breathwork coaching tends to appeal to yoga students who want to enhance their practice at another level.
However, a breathwork coach will mainly focus on breathing exercises and ways to master your breath rather than yoga postures and stances. It’s a relatively simple and easy practice, although powerful.
Who is breathwork coaching for?
Anyone would benefit from breathwork coaching. Whether you want to improve your physical health in general, treat a specific issue or find ways to manage your mental health, stress and anxiety, breathwork training can help you. Here are some specific people that should consider breathwork coaching:
- Athletes aiming to improve their performance
- Professionals dealing with intense and stressful working lives
- Anyone experiencing high levels of stress or anxiety
- Anyone looking to increase their energy levels and vitality
- Those struggling with insomnia or sleep disturbances
- Chronic pain sufferers
- People seeking to boost their immune system
- People with respiratory issues such as asthma, allergies, or other respiratory conditions in need to improve lung function.
- Those looking to improve their mental focus and concentration
- Trauma survivors seeking emotional healing and trauma-informed release
- Individuals looking to balance their autonomic nervous system
- Anyone seeking to cultivate inner calm and peace
- Busy parents
- Personal growth seekers
- People interested in enhancing their self-awareness and mindfulness
- Holistic health enthusiasts looking for complementary practices to enhance overall well-being.
What aspects of physical, emotional, and mental health disorders does it help with?
Many find breathwork the key to overcoming issues such as:
- Panic attacks
- Chronic pain
- Stress overload
- Anxiety spirals
- Chronic fatigue
- Eating disorders
- Negative thought patterns and negative self-talk
- Conflict escalation
- Anger outbursts
- Feeling overwhelmed
What are the benefits of breathwork coaching?
There are so many benefits to taking a breathwork journey. See it as an act of self-love, taking time to care for yourself in a gentle and powerful way, especially with daily practice. Here are some of the positive outcomes of breathwork.
- Increases energy and vitality
- Reduces stress and anxiety levels
- Enhances mental clarity and focus
- Boosts immune system
- Reduces chronic pain
- Helps with weight loss
- Improves lung capacity and respiratory health
- Promotes relaxation and better sleep
- Supports emotional healing and trauma release
- Enhances self-awareness and mindfulness
- Balances the autonomic nervous system
- Cultivates a sense of calm, inner peace and tranquility
About Your Breathwork Coach: Beatrice Appay
Beatrice introduces herself in her own words:
As a lifelong yoga, qigong and Wim Hof practitioner and instructor, breathwork is part of my everyday practice.
Breathwork is central to the Appay Method.
My own journey with breathwork began more than 40 years ago when I started to practice yoga. In a world where the demands of modern life often left me feeling depleted and disconnected, I sought a transformative practice that could provide both immediate relief and lasting transformation. That’s when I discovered the incredible potential of breathwork in particular with the Ruchaul Method that integrates pranayama in the asanas themselves and in between.
Through dedicated practice and exploration, I experienced profound shifts in my physical, mental, and emotional well-being. The rhythmic movement of each breath allowed me to tap into a well of vitality and tranquility that was dormant within me. With each inhale and exhale, I discovered the ability to release tension, let go of anxieties, and unlock a deeper connection to my inner self.
As I delved further into the art of breathwork, I realized its immense potential to help others navigate their own paths to wellness. With years of training programs and certification programs under my belt, I am now honored to guide individuals like you through personalized breathwork sessions tailored to your unique needs and aspirations. Together, we embark on a journey of self-discovery, empowerment, and renewal.
What are the different breathing techniques and modalities I will learn from the program?
- Conscious breathing
- Abdominal and diaphragmatic breathing
- Deep breathing
- Breathing for calm
- Active breathing
- Qigong breathing.
- Pranayama (yogic breathing)
- Cardiac Coherence & Cardiac Resonance
- Wim Hof Breathing Techniques
Why choose breathwork?
Breathwork & meditation are closely linked as therapeutic practices. Breathwork journeys access mental, physical, emotional, and even spiritual levels. It can help you to access the subconscious in ways that other practices may not. As such, you may find that you make breakthroughs in your personal growth and transformation that you have not reached via other techniques.
Your breath works directly with your nervous system making it a powerful pathway to better focus, mindfulness, and relaxation.
What should I expect during a breathwork practice?
Everyone’s breathwork journey is individual and should be taken at their own pace.
You will learn to breathe consciously with or without pauses between the inhale and the exhale. This in-depth breathing practice can be an emotional and spiritual experience.
You may feel sensations throughout your body such as tingling or waves of energy. On an emotional level, you may recall vivid memories and pictures from years ago.
Be assured that any breathwork session with Beatrice is a totally safe space for you to express and experience feelings, emotions, and sensations in a supported and non-judgmental environment.
How long does it take to learn?
Beatrice’s breathing masterclass and breathwork course comprises a 1 hour preliminary session followed by 3 session modules.
The preliminary session and subsequent 3 session modules are tailored to your specific needs and goals and taken at your own pace.
- The Fundamental series
- The Calm series
- The Active series
- The Qigong series
Where can you have the sessions?
Beatrice hosts her breathwork classes in person or as an online course (via Zoom or another video platform). You can choose one-to-one, in-person or online training, or a group session.
“Recover your energy, strength and determination, put a tiger in your engine and become strong, happy, and healthy.”
“Beatrice Appay is a remarkable and engaging instructor. She incorporates her passion, knowledge, and special humor into each session.” Elizabeth A.
How to book a breathwork session with Beatrice
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