The beauty of the breath.

All success, all action, all manifestation happens in your gloriously wise physical body.

Breathwork sessions are perfect for you if:

  • You feel exhausted, overworked or slightly anxious. Maybe you are even feeling plain old burnt out. 
  • You are a woman who feels a lack of abundance. How long has it been since you've had an experience of your inner wealth?
  • You struggle to trust yourself and you find you question your decisions constantly. Maybe your boundaries feel a bit frayed, too.
  • You find yourself "too busy" for everything you love. When is the last time you felt satisfaction, let alone joy, in your life?

I invite you to give yourself the gift of knowing and trusting yourself: body, breath & soul.


Why do I believe so deeply in bringing breathwork to my clients?

After sending my husband off to Africa and moving from Hawaii to Colorado, I realized just how frayed I had become. I have *always* been a driven, slightly anxious person (which I had fully accepted as "who I am") but I recognized that all the yoga, all the meditating and all of the energy healing and coaching wasn't able to keep my nervous system from going into overdrive in response to the littlest things. I was tense. I was tired. I was wired. None of my go-to paths of healing were "working".  I wanted to increase my resilience in the face of our ever-shifting life. 

A few friends mentioned breath work to me... I had learned breath control {pranayama} as part of my training as a yoga teacher, but this felt different and so very "right", so I jumped in to an intensive 10-month training as well as devoted time to the continued study of instinctual and embodied methods of meditation and attention. My intention going in was to develop a more resilient nervous system so I could say YES more readily to my life - that was it. What I have received is so much more.

  • My internal "engine" of anxiety vanished. Whoa!! I woke up one morning about three months in and realized I no longer felt driven by anxiety -- it was gone. What was left was feeling contentment and peace. This was shocking and a little disconcerting. After all, I had identified myself with that buzzy driven feeling for my whole life. Now I identify with a sense of peace and honest connection with my truth. Whoa. 
  • Increased sleep and energy. I've had years of disrupted sleep patterns. Rarely, anymore, do I suffer with insomnia. I sleep well and my energy is far more constant and ease-ful. This had given me back productive hours in each and every day. 
  • An ever-deepening sense of my embodied self. I've always struggled to be present to and in my body. I find now that I have more access to my intuitive, soul's guidance through attuning to my body as well as my truth. Not only is this amazing from the perspective of knowing what I want and what action is right in the moment, but it is deeply satisfying. 
  • A bone-deep trust of myself, what I know, and the beautiful messiness of living. Is there anything worse than feeling broken? Like you have to "fix" yourself? Though there are days I have doubts, for the most part, I'm experiencing an unshakable trust - in my body, in my life, in my capacity to live fully and taste ALL of life. 

Training + Experience

My background includes seven years of women’s leadership, wealth and business coaching with a focus on intuition and the body as our wisest guides. In addition, I’ve been practicing and teaching yoga and meditation for over twenty years (22 years practicing yoga and teaching for twelve years). The most recent teachings I’ve brought into my work are advanced energy healing, shamanic earth medicine, breathwork facilitation and the the work of Dr. Lorin Roche of the Radiance Sutras. Body, Breath and Soul Sessions bring in what you need for what you want to create - and riding the waves of the breath is a vital piece.

Even more important than the training I've done with others is my experiential embodiment of this supportive work - the Body, Breath & Soul Sessions are based on my work with clients as well as my personal experience - the relationship I've forged with my body, breath and soul is hard-won. These sessions will help you build deep self trust which is a sane and sustainable path to a beautiful business and life. I invite you to access your instinctual well of resources to create authentic success, and to experience unwavering trust in yourself and what you know.

Are you ready for an adventure inward to know, and trust, the essence of you? 


All about breathwork

Breathwork sessions are a spiritual practice devoted to cultivating an intimacy with yourself and with life, not transcending the human experience (which is often what meditation and yoga and other spiritual practices are about at their core). You are not a monk or a yogi sitting in a cave - working with the breath and with the body we are focused on falling in love with life, living with the honesty and vitality that is natural to you and you alone. 

You are invited to allow the natural breath to be a healing force - encouraging the breath to work at the pace of the wisdom of your body. 

This has a profound impact on how you show up for your work that is yours to do, sister. 

What to expect in your sessions

A typical session is 90 minutes long and is a mix of coaching, energy work and mentorship combined with breathwork. Here are the elements of a typical session:

Spiritual Ideal

In your first session, we will craft your spiritual ideal: the overarching feeling state that provides the divine container for your sessions. A spiritual ideal is the highest expression of your deepest desires. From your ideal, we will craft a mantra that you will bring into each of your sessions - again, to hold the energy and set the tone for the breath.  

In subsequent sessions, we will reaffirm your spiritual ideal and take time to notice what is shifting in your body, in your breath, with your soul and in your experience of your life as you work with your spiritual ideal - and as it works with you!

Intention & Commitment

Your intention and/or commitment may change session to session, or it may remain the same throughout your sessions. Each session, we will check in with what is currently happening in your life - this check in and evaluation allows you to bring that which you wish to embody into the somatic practice of the breath. 

Opening and Deep Rest

Each session begins, and ends, with deep relaxation - an invitation to open the body and welcome the movement of the natural breath. Each session ends with a dive into meditative silence - a healing, restorative time that is held by your spiritual ideal, your intention and also by me - a potent combination to promote healing and growth that is alignment with your ideal, your intention and your commitment. 

Modification and the Innate Breath

The heart of Breathwork Sessions is the time spent with the breath and the body - listening and being present to the pulse of your life force. Opening to the wholeness and wisdom that already operates within you while I'm facilitating and guiding your breath - I am right there with you for each and every breath. 

The active breath practice alternates between light modification of the breath - not to fix or mend or change your breathing patterns, but to encourage the instinctual breath to move in more natural ways, which is deeply healing, inviting embodiment, a revealing of your true self and deep trust. By doing gentle modifications of the breath, we invite the innate breath to move into the space where it will affirm your wholeness and heal the body, unravel tensions and release energy. 

This type of session makes space for your body’s Divine Intelligence to move through you for healing and transformation.  

Would you like to have a glimpse into what the breathwork is like? Here's a primer + audio for you to explore

Emotions, Thoughts and Movement

Opening the body through the breath invites deep healing. 

Emotions happen. When you are setting an intention for change and growth, for a deeper intimacy with yourself or with life, when you want to know love or peace or just not feel anxiety all the time, there will be clearing. Feel what needs to be felt with as much openness and compassion as you can. Welcome your whole, human/divine experience. Breath work can definitely amplify the release of the “issues in the tissues”. No matter what arises, I’m here to bear witness and walk with you and I also know that you’ve got this. The breath will only surface that which is ready to be released. 

What about thoughts and physical sensation? The natural state of our minds is not stillness and quiet - our minds are made to think. If thoughts arise, just notice them! When we drop into healthy meditative states, it is absolutely normal to cycle between thoughts, emotions and and a quietude, over and over. The best policy is to not push any part of your experience away be it thoughts or emotions or physical sensations - stay with it as the compassionate witness and watch it release, shift, or transform as you ride the breath into a state of embodiment. I encourage you to move your body if the body feels the need to move - building trust means trusting yourself fully, including the impulse for the body to move. 

Between Sessions

Between sessions, I will offer you practices of breath, attention and loving awareness to deepen your experience and enhance your movement toward intimacy with yourself and with life itself. I believe in playful, delightful practices that will deepen your sense of self-trust and connect you deeply to your unshakable, embodied truth. Check out the books and resources I recommend to my clients

I know you are going to love it. 


What People are Saying about the Breath

When I discovered Nona’s breathwork program, I’d already been on a healing journey for years. I’d suffered chronic illness and had enjoyed a great deal of relief through mind-body practices and Nona’s wonderful Wild Wealth Collective. But even with all that relief, I could sense that my nervous system was still keyed up and that there was even more healing that wanted to happen.

What a transformation! Each breathwork session is simple, but somehow ripples out into every facet of my body and life. My breath is expanding and my nervous system is calming. But I didn’t expect to release old traumas, to grow so anchored and skilled in my body, and to feel so energized by each session! And there’s no way I could have imagined my deep sense of knowing, of trust in who I am and connection to my intuition, that has grown from Nona’s masterful breathwork guidance.
I’m simply reveling in the organic shifts that have come from such subtle work. I show up, get cozy, and relax while Nona remotely guides me through breath practice. It’s that easy. But then throughout the following days, I can feel old constrictions in my body (and, frankly, my very way of being) release, replaced by more ease and joy than I’ve felt in...well, decades.

Come breathe with us! If you’re in pain, stressed, or simply curious about breathwork or Nona, I highly recommend you take a breath and give yourself this amazing experience. Breathwork with Nona has improved my breathing, my health, and my life.
— Jennifer Shryock, Master Coach and Resume Wizard
 

 
Working with Nona is like stepping into a magic chamber. I knew from past experiences that working with Nona would lead to new insights and transformation — the breathwork took me to a completely different level of understanding and embodiment.

Initially I thought breathwork would be about learning to “do” breathing right. Instead, it was all about letting the life force that comes in with every breath teach me and heal me. In each session, Nona helped me really understand how the way I was breathing (or not breathing) was a great illustration for where things were flowing (or not flowing) in my life, helping me to connect with my body and the wisdom there.

What has been most surprising is how much more relaxed I can allow myself to be about the “shoulds” and “doings” of my life. I have more trust in the process of life’s unfolding and I’m not as self-conscious about getting everything right all of the time. I highly recommend breathwork with Nona — it will connect you to the wisdom your body is just waiting for you to discover within!
— Jill Farmer, Master Coach and Speaker

 
Nona’s work is transformative and lasting — the combination of coaching and breathwork helped me experience deep peace and renewal during a challenging time, leading to a greater sense of grounded clarity in how to move forward.

Work with Nona if you want to feel deeply seen and supported through change — you can relax into her most capable and awesome hands.

— Helen Samson Mullen PhD, Leadership Coach

Does breathwork sound it's perfect for you? Let's make it part of our work together.