Breathing Practices that Are Healing and Effective

with Margaret Townsend
Total:  20 Hours (18 in person + 2 homework)

Part 1:

  • Thursday, March 2 (6pm-8:30pm)
  • Saturday, March 4 (1pm-4:30pm)
  • Sunday, March 5  (12:30pm-3:30pm)

Part 2:

  • Thursday, March 16 (6pm-8:30pm)
  • Saturday, March 18 (1pm-4:30pm)
  • Sunday, March 19 (12:30pm-3:30pm)

You can sign up for Part 1 and Part 2 or just Part 1.

Pricing (includes a copy of Margaret’s recently released book:  “The Breathwork Companion”)

  • Part 1 and Part 2: early bird pricing of $425 until 2/25  (regular price of $495).
  • Part 1 only: early bird pricing of $245 until 2/25 (regular price of $295)

With Breathwork, we learn to consciously explore, open, and create equilibrium in the body/mind/spirit. There are many different breathwork techniques ranging from focusing on body- centered psychotherapy, accessing specific energy levels, physical health to enhancing spiritual connection.  Our breath is the only system we have that can be either voluntary or involuntary. Thus it is a connecting force between the conscious and unconscious aspects of our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels. This is why the way we breathe unconsciously can keep our stress patterns in place OR used consciously, it can set them free.

Not only does breathwork free deep stress patterns in the body/mind, it is a doorway to being more conscious of every aspect of ourselves. Inner peace, spaciousness and deep stillness is available which for many is considered a spiritual experience.

Learn how to practice and even teach breathwork.

You will help yourself and others:

  • develop a process that begins by becoming aware of breath, noticing and observing with curiosity instead of judgement.
  • access and free the holding patterns of tension in the body, mind and emotions.
  • re-pattern or unwind experiences so that the body remember the ease and open flow of breath that we were born with.
  • experience a transformational breath process to create space for the body’s innate intelligence to do what it knows to do, which allows a healing pathway to the deepest resources of our being on all levels.
  • bring understanding to the direct relationship to how we breathe and how we relate to life (feelings, thoughts, beliefs).

Margaret Townsend


My job and calling as a breathwork facilitator is to hold space with and facilitate others to experience their present moment aliveness and deep seated inner resource. It is an honor and the best way I can possibly imagine spending my time in life. I love my job! I am grateful.

I have been practicing as a certified breathwork facilitator since 1993. I am also a certified Hakomi mindful somatic psychotherapy practitioner. My focus on body awareness grew through my work as a Shiatsu and Reiki practitioner and a teacher of dance, yoga, and fitness over the past 30+ years.

I bring a wide range of experience to my individual and group sessions, including teacher training in Mindful Self-Compassion, and studies in Qi Gong, Nonviolent Communication, spirituality, and meditation practices.

In 1987, I had a profound experience in my first breathwork session of knowing myself as whole and empowered beyond the fear and anxiety I had throughout my life. I was compelled to continue a personal exploration in this process for the next five years.  In 1993 I was certified as a facilitator in Conscious Connected Breathwork. In 1995 I became a trainer for Judith Kravitz, founder of The Transformational Breath Foundation.

Through the years I have given classes and workshops and have had a private clientele in New York City, Boston, Chicago, New Hampshire, Boulder, Colorado, Southern California, and Portland, Oregon.

I currently live in Portland, Oregon, where I continue a private breathwork practice and give workshops, introductory and support classes. All of these programs are focused on conscious breathing and being, living more fully and self compassionately in the present moment.