public and the Breathwork community about Breathwork and also to promote your writing. Our goal is to keep adding to this over time and possibly add your relevant youtube videos.
If you are a member and would like us to add your blogs, articles or videos to the ABA website please contact the secretary with a link to your work for us to add. email@example.com
The ABA Committee recently met in Hobart to get together face to face and breathe, inspire, and plan around the ABA and it's members.
We were inspired by the beautiful bushland, connection with nature and connection with each other that occurred over the weekend.
The key outcomes and areas of focus for the committee over the next few years are all around consolidating resources for membership and growing the membership base :
We are also currently looking for volunteers to assist on one or more of the subcommittees. If you have any skills or passion for Marketing and Communications or for organising conferences we would love to hear from you. You would be part of a team that shared tasks and met periodically online throughout the year. Please email: Jennylee the Secretary
Where were you born? Finland
What is your favourite thing to do that is just for you? Yoga practice in nature. Swim in the ocean. Mountaineering. Ok that’s three things…..
Are you an early bird or a night owl? Night owl by nature but as a mother of young children (who are early birds) more of an early bird these days…
What do you love about Breathwork? In short, the end result. Feeling the full extent of my emotions, letting myself go there, the release… Maybe there isn’t a short answer to this!!!
What do you love about working with your fellow committee members? I’m loving to get to know other breathworkers from different lineages. It’s relaxed, nobody takes themselves too seriously.
Are you a mountains or beach person, or something else? Both mountains and ocean are super important to me, actually (see above)! If I had to choose between the two…Not sure which I would pick. Lucky I can have both in my life.
What are you passionate about? Emotional freedom and personal transformation. We can change the world by changing our inner world!
Cindy holds Level 1 and Level 2 Breathwork trainings over a 10 month period each year, along with monthly breathing circles and much more from the Hobart Breathing Space.
"I am guided and deeply nourished by the natural world, particularly among the foothills of Mount Wellington. Nature is my greatest, wisest and most beloved teacher. My guidance, teaching and healing work is constantly informed by this relationship."
At her home Cindy enjoys the company of a family of kookaburras that entertain her daily with their antics.
It doesn't matter whether you have never heard of Breathwork, if you are a seasoned breather, or you are still getting to know yourself through the power of your own breath. The ABA website is a great place to find a Breathwork professional near you. There are currently of 38 ABA member Breathwork Practitioners, Group Facilitators or Trainers covering all states in Australia who would be privileged to chat with you and work with you and your breath to bring about transformations in your life.
They come from a range of diverse backgrounds and each has their own flavour when working with people. They all have one thing in common. They are dedicated to the sacred power of the breath and sit with love and without judgement with clients under the banner of the ABA Code of Conduct. You can find them all listed here.
Remember to breathe. It is after all, the secret of life.
As organisational members of the International Breathwork Foundation, the ABA supports the energy of breathwork globally and recommends participation in the annual Global Inspiration Conference (GIC)
Have you ever experienced the deep silence of the desert?
Are you ready to transform your life?
Are you ready to experience Sacred Breath?
Welcome to GIC 2019 Joshua Tree, California. Join us to experience the sacred stillness of the desert and the power of Breath.
We are offering you an opportunity for transformation - a rebirth - an integration; a chance to dive deeply into the silence within yourself to bring about a true and lasting change.
The Global Inspiration Conference (GIC) is a one-week, annual event organized by the International Breathwork Foundation (IBF) to bring together a worldwide community of breathworkers and those interested in the transformative power of breath.
If you feel drawn and inspired, take a deep breath and become a part of this spiritual journey. Please join us and our global community of kindred spirits for what promises to be a profound experience of sacred breath.
My news about Breathwork Mastery Practitioner training 2019-20 is that the training is now offered to Sydney participants and others as regular groups in Blue Mountains, as well Byron Bay near the Gold Coast.
I am partnering with Eleanor Mann, to offer Breathwork workshops for Sydneysiders. Eleanor has been head counselor of family support services and previously of teams at disaster welfare in the Blue mountains has completed a psychology degree and is now completing masters of psychology.
Alakh bases herself on the northern NSW coast at Byron Bay and has been training breathwork practitioners since 1993 as a self paced trainings in Australia and overseas. She has an Advanced Diploma of Breathwork Mastery trainer and supervisor. Alakh offers a range of workshops, retreats and courses in Breathwork.
Alakh's approach to Breathwork is as a path of self mastery and expanding mindful self awareness - a process of authentic de-conditioning and reprogramming - at a cellular level.
Many of you will know Robyn Fernance - she was originally a member of Australian Institute of Rebirthing in 1986; joined Australian Association for Professional Rebirthers in 1999 and became its first membership officer, as well as taking on the Treasury of AAPR in 2001.
In 2000 the ABA was born and Robyn holds membership number 008-2000. For many of those years since has been in very loving and committed service to the Association on the committee. She spent many many years as Treasurer and Membership officer.Robyn has recently 'retired' from being on the ABA committee for a very welcome look at what life looks like beyond the ABA!!
She is still a beloved member, and is generously available to support the current committee whilst we continue to learn the ropes.
Robyn was not present at the Breathe Australia Conference for us to acknowledge her and give her a gift of our appreciation. So a week before Christmas, we presented the gift of a card "signed" by many of the members and a beautiful gift of a dwarf mandarin fruit tree that has been grafted onto flying dragon rootstock.
Robyn is a Breathwork Trainer and metaphysician so she got a get a kick out of that metaphysically.
“The Dragon is the symbol of primordial power. It is master of all elements: fire, water, air and earth. As a spirit guide, it makes a powerful ally in our daily life with its amazing restorative and potent qualities.”
As her gift was presented to her the sky opened up and the tree was nurtured from the summer rain. Robyn is a keen gardener and her suburban garden is full of food bearing trees and vegetables.
The ABA loves Robyn and are looking forward to an non committee member relationship with her in coming years.
This little gem came from the September newsletter of published by the International Breathwork Foundation.
Linking GIC 2017 and 2018 - presenting the results of an experiment measuring the effect of breathwork sessions on our vibrational frequency, conducted at GIC 2017.
Coming back from the GIC in France, reviewing my notes, I came across the few words I wrote down from Judith Kravitz's talk. Joy = Light + Love. And I started to hear words pouring into my head, so I decided to put them down on paper and offer them to you.
I would not consider myself a joyous person based on the meaning of what joy means for many people: laughing, smiling generously, being extrovert and spreading this joy all around you in this way. My joy is more silent. It is a state I feel inside my body as an expansion in my heart, very much mixed with love and gratitude. For me, joy is one of the natural consequences of being aligned with the divine in us, with our true essence, our true Self. Each of us is a shining sun. The way our light shines inside and outside determines our vibration. Even if sometimes clouds get in the way, the sun is always present. Our clouds are our limited beliefs, traumas, frozen emotions, fears, etc. Sometimes they have been there for so long, that we think that is the way we are. My personal experience is of course not. Our true nature is wellbeing; our true nature is to shine. Thank God, I came across breathwork before going to a psychiatrist J !
So looking at the formula: Joy = love + light. Because our true Self is love, and our true Self is light, when you expand one, you expand the others. It's all in the same pack. You cannot feel love in your heart and have a low vibrational frequency of light. So you can start with any side of the equation and get all the others lighting up as a consequence. Isn't that great?!
Breathing is raising your vibration
Your vibration is your personal energy frequency. It can be measured, and here below, I present you the outcome of a trial I did at the GIC in Austria in 2017, measuring the effect of a full breathing session on our vibration.
Vibration emanates from your soul, your personal being, your thoughts and emotions, whether conscious or unconscious. How bright, light and clear is your light shining? How clear is your sky? The higher, the happier, in love and expansion you feel inside, then by the universal law of manifestation, you will attract a higher level of experiences and people into your life. The lower, the denser, both mentally and emotionally you feel…sadness, fear… will also make you susceptible to attracting people and situations that resonate to such a low frequency like a magnet: complaints, darkness, anxiety, etc… and also presences (lost souls for example) that usually are in pain wandering around in our world.
My experience investigating this frequency for years in clients, and myself is that even if it fluctuates within a certain range, there is a mean vibrational frequency that is stable and reflects your personal and spiritual consciousness. If it goes down to a lower level, which can happen, you will immediately feel it as a drop in your natural wellbeing. If it happens don't stay there, it's NOT your natural state. Once you remove the disturbance from your field, mind and body, your being will automatically readjust to your natural light. And this can happen very quickly. Breathing is one way while energy balancing is another one of my favourite ways.
How can we measure our vibration? Being a statistician, I have always liked to bring measurement to the energy work I do. For years, I have been measuring the vibration in myself and later in my clients, using the pendulum and numerical charts. (By the way, if you know more scientifically proved methods - contact me).
So when, at the GIC 2017, I heard of the investigative research being conducted by the IBF science and research group (presented this year by Dr Philippa Wheble), I asked if I could join them, and I did (thank you my friends for this).
Read More for the results..
I experienced a complete renewal of enthusiasm in Spring 2017 in delivering a Level 1 Breath Awareness training. So much so that I build myself a workshop studio at the end of the garden and this year have conducted 2 x eight day retreats, weekends and regular breathing circles and meditation evenings.
The paradox of a unique individual journey set in the context of what it means to be human and learning how to navigate the human condition is unendingly fascinating.
For over thirty years now I have felt the privilege of accompanying clients and student on their inner journey of discovery with the breath. In 2019 there will be 2 x 8 day retreats as well as a number of Breath Awareness weekend experiences. I love the longer retreats because we all have the time and space to dive deeply within - time to create real transformation.
A participant in the 2018 Spring Retreat said:
“The week was full of unexpected and welcome surprises. After being home for two weeks now I am still experiencing being in a more settled place within myself. Smiling on the inside probably covers it best. There was so much gentle movement of energy in mind, body and more for all who were there. I am looking forward to more in the coming year.”
An Autumn 2018 participant said:
“The individual Breathwork sessions were exceptional, as well as the benefit of witnessing others.
The paradigms of healing and the healing journey were so helpful.”