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Breathwork & Psilocybin Experiences

I am eager to collaborate with those interested in incorporating Breathwork into their Psilocybin Training. As featured in the New York Times article “Breathing Their Way to an Altered State,” the potent role of breathwork in psychedelic therapy is gaining recognition.

Health care professionals are turning to breathwork during psilocybin trainings for profound emotional release and deepened consciousness, showcasing its power in facilitating altered states similar to psychedelic experiences.

As psychedelics integrate into mainstream therapy, the demand for skilled facilitators is soaring. With 10 years in plant medicine facilitation, and 20 years as a yoga teacher/teacher trainer with pranayama and subtle body training, my recent involvement in psilocybin training in Ashland has further solidified my passion and expertise in integrating Breathwork, Reiki, & Sound Healings into therapeutic practices.

I am excited to collaborate with therapists, coaches and professionals eager to blend Breathwork into their psychedelic training. I already am beginning to assist therapists in seamlessly integrating Breathwork into their business. It’s a cutting-edge somatic approach to deepen your therapeutic impact and guide your clients on a path of profound self-discovery and healing.

I also have a Breathwork Training & Mentorship Program specifically designed for seasoned practitioners in the healing arts, yoga, therapy, and coaching – emphasizing the importance of holistic, integrative practices. Recognizing the critical role of integration, I focus on equipping professionals to effectively open pathways for deep inner work and ensure the application of these experiences in their clients’ lives.

My method, a fusion of Eastern philosophies and Western psychology, is tailored to foster a balanced, empathetic, and effective approach, suitable for both individual and group settings. This holistic approach not only addresses the complexities of the human psyche but also unlocks the transformative potential of altered states.

Please contact me if you wish to bring a holistic, somatic dimension to your practice, training or retreats with Breathwork, Coaching, and Healing Arts – let’s collaborate!
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Breathwork For Empowered Relationships Workshop February 4th, 2024

Breathwork for Empowered Relationships
Non-Heated Workshop Feb 4th;  3:30 – 5:30pm
Ashland Hot Yoga, Ashland, OR

Imagine a world where your relationships are filled with authentic love, healthy boundaries, and heartfelt connections so you can effortlessly express your feelings and desires, knowing you’re heard and valued.

Join us for ‘Breathwork For Empowered Relationships: Authenticity & Healthy Boundaries’ on Sunday, February 4, from 3:30-5:30pm

You will:
–Explore authentic relationship coaching skills, so you can effortlessly express your feelings and desires, knowing you’re heard and valued.

–Learn practical tools for maintaining healthy boundaries and fostering loving connections, allowing you to navigate challenging conversations with confidence and create deeper bonds.

–Experience a transformative breathwork and sound healing ceremony, so you can feel the weight of emotional blockages lifting, free of doubt and insecurities, ready to strengthen connections with loved ones.

–Enjoy opportunities for integration and self-reflection, aligning your heart and mind with newfound self-love, and be ready to create more fulfilling and empowered relationships in your life.

Connect with like-minded individuals on a journey to empower their relationships and authenticity. Witness your true self emerge, free from doubts and insecurities, strengthening connections with loved ones. Walk away with a renewed sense of self and increased self-love, ready to create more fulfilling and empowered relationships in your life!

Please bring a water bottle, yoga mat, eye pillow (optional), blanket (optional), pillow. We have bolsters for under the knees!

RESERVE NOW. WILL SELL OUT. 

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The Empowered Woman Mini Retreat – Breathwork Reset for Manifestation

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The Empowered Women’s Mini Retreat – Breathwork Reset for Manifestation
January 20th, 5-9PM at Lithia Loft, Downtown Ashland, OR

Ditch the Jan resolutions, ignite your daily revolution! Craft a reality where your heart leads, your purpose fuels your every step, and your joy blazes so bright in your authentic power!

This event is for purpose-driven, heart-led women ready to create greater impact in their lives of others. Let’s face it! Every January we set aspirational goals to establish healthy habits, unearth our potential, and prioritize self-care. Yet by February, those resolutions fade as we slip back into our familiar patterns & daily routines that lead to burnout or emotional drain.
What if we could create sustainable practices month after month for long lasting results?
This year, make lasting transformation! Join us for an evening of visioning, connection, and inspired action. Experience somatic breathwork and dance; transformational coaching; and manifestation practices to uncover your inner power and truly embody it so you can create the life you imagine!
What you’ll experience:
•Establish clear visions for 2024 and learn how to become a vibrational match to them
•Heart Opening Cacao Activation by Antonia Songbird
•Learn a 5 Step Power Process root out limiting beliefs for emotional well-being and mental clarity
•Tap into your body’s wisdom and intuitive guidance with a Tantric Womb Dance with guest faciliator Rene Jeffus
Transformational Breathwork for clearing, increased energy, vitality, and strength (1 hour lying down)
Integration and receive a life roadmap to be accountable to your authentic self
Manifestation tools that will expand your business and entrepreneurial endeavors
Leave with:
•A bold vision to step into your higher potential with confidence and resilience
•Renewed energy, vitality and joy
•Guilt-free self-care rituals for grounding, balance and enthusiasm
•Feeling more proactive to take actions in the face of uncertainty
•A community of support and accountability
No more excuses like time, kids or money! Let’s make 2023 the year you prioritize YOU and step into your most empowered self! Join us for this transformative women’s mini-retreat.
Date: January 20th
Time: 5 – 9PM
Location: Lithia Loft 144 Lithia Way, Ashland, OR 97520
Investment: $88 – Buy ticket in advance
Reserve your spot today for this gift of sisterhood, self-care, and personal growth.

Your Host: Nicole Ananda has been serving the health +wellness industry for 20 years as a Women’s Empowerment Coach, Reiki Master Trainer, Transformational Breathwork Facilitator & Trainer, E-RYT 500 Yoga Teacher Trainer & Co-Author of “Manifest Life a Goddess”. https://www.nicoleanandacoaching.com

What to Bring::  Journal, Pen, Yoga Mat, Water Bottle, Blanket, Eye Cover (optional). Please eat dinner before you come. For questions reach out to Nicole: nicoledohertyyoga@gmail.com or text her at 415-378-8547

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How to Move From Your Head to Your Heart

It is said that the longest distance you will ever travel is the 18 inches from your head to your heart.

As an integrative coach and healer, I witness this challenge daily.

Let me tell you a story about one of my clients.

She is a high level corporate executive running a very financially successful business, she is in her head analyzing, computing and strategizing everything (including her personal relationships) with her masculine logic.

It was hard for her to de-stress and get her into her body. She was challenged by allowing her emotions to flow. It was difficult for her to feel. It was hard for her to receive the feminine ways of nurturing, love, and support for herself.

I brought her to the best healer, Nature. (Mama Gaia, feminine energy).

After hugging a few trees, meditation in front of a waterfall, hiking and lying on the celestial body of Pachamama, this connection with Nature started to help her unwind.

We also did other powerful self-care practices like intuitive energy healing, breathwork and coaching…then she started to feel all the things she was hiding from in her life by living in her head.

It took a few sessions but she finally gave herself permission to admit the scary parts she was avoiding.

We practiced forgiveness of her lineage patterns she was perpetuating.

She started to accept and appreciate herself and understand the ways she was operating from a place of compassion.

She was able to relax enough to connect with the little girl inside that was screaming for attention.

It is through relaxation that we can let go of our grief, shame, sadness and guilt that we hold in our bodies and our hearts.

When we live in our minds and heads we muscle our way through life re-creating the very things we are fearing in the first place.

It was in slowing down and connecting with heart that she had real honest breakthroughs and was able to see was stopping her in her life and relationships.

She was finally able to connect the dots and create a compassionate and truthful focus toward her self-healing path.

How beautiful this was to see her drop into her feminine essence.

In honor of the heart and the divine feminine we honor this energy for our emotional healing.

I received these beautiful gifts from her on Mother’s Day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Find out how you might be hiding so you can live in your heart! Set up a Priestess Power Session if its time to find the right path for you!

“Unleash the Priestess Within + Thrive” is a highly customized integrative online coaching and personal healing program that combines the ancient wisdom teachings of yoga, shamanism, reiki, and empowerment coaching for a full body-mind-spirit transformation.

Breakthrough your limiting beliefs, unleash your priestess power and share your healing gifts with the world!!!!

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4 Key Practices To Open Your Heart

What does it mean to open your heart?

Today, I’ll explore four key practices that help you open your heart and live a more heart-centered existence.

One of the most powerful teachings I’ve ever received around heart energy comes from the name of the heart chakra, Anahata. This Sanskrit name roughly translates to – the sound that two things make WITHOUT striking.  In other words, it means union or NO resistance.

Take a deep breath in. Exhale your resistance…aaahhhh! Feel that relaxation around your heart?

Living and being in heart-centered consciousness is to drop your resistance and to operate from a place of love and compassion. It’s to relax around your heart. Healthy heart energy is for connection, communion and collaboration.

When your heart is depleted of energy you may feel tight around your heart or even empty. You may experience feelings like grief, sadness, and pain. This could mutate as well into the umbrella emotion of anger. You may close off your heart and feel  isolation and start to compare and compete for love.

This is when the Ego and Mind try to step in and take over. Yikes!

I know when I am in my heart, I feel good.  When I’m not, I don’t. It really can be that simple if we let it be.

Why not follow the trail of feeling good?

Through my life what I have found to be the most powerful tools for opening and freeing my own heart energy are mindfulness meditation, yogic breathing, gratitude and forgiveness.

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1. Mindfulness Meditation

The practice of slowing down through mindfulness meditation is powerful.  You are not living in your heart if you are constantly in your head and not in your body.  If you take your attention and focus away from the external world you can learn how to focus on your internal landscape, free of others projections, influences and energies.

With meditation you are able listen to what is taking you away from your own body, emotions, energy and experience.   To be connected to your heart you need to connect with your subtle body energies, or parts of your system that are unseen.  In this way you can become a better feeler, sensor and intuit for your own desires and needs.

This also frees you to connect with your Higher Self, Source and the Universe for the most Authentic Love Relationship you will ever find. Your relationship with YOU.

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2. Yoga and Yogic Breathing

Yoga and yogic breathing is an incredible tool for relaxation and mindfulness.  It is said that most people only breath to 30% of their capacity in a day, starving their body, brain and cells of oxygen.  This is not helping the body-mind system heal, but hindering it and creating more resistance.  Remember, we are looking for NO resistance so we can have our energy flowing.  When we slow down and relax, we can use the breath to release toxins, emotions and anything that is creating tension which blocks the flow of our energy and creates illness.

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3. Gratitude

Living an ‘attitude of gratitude’ brings so much heart and joy to your life experience.  When you are practicing what you are grateful for there is no room for negativity – your heart is filled with Love.  In that life expanding energy, you attract more life expanding energy like prosperity, abundance and soul nourishment.

The Dr. Emoto water research projects brought so much light to this.  When he used positive words and blessing vibrations over water, the crystalline structure of the water harmonized to create sacred geometry.  When the water was sent negative energy and vibration it became dissonant, fragmented and chaotic.

It’s up to you to bring your vibration into alignment with love and your heart.

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4. Forgiveness

The antidote to grief, sadness and isolation is to forgive, or ‘give forth’ the energy that you are holding onto from the past that created your suffering and pain.  If the heart is union, then you want to offer your heart’s energy of union to your experience of separation.  You can do this through the power of recognizing that what happened was for the greatest good. The universe always leads with what’s best for your soul’s evolution.The life lesson you received is bringing you back home to your heart.

Deepak Chopra had a phrase that always stuck with me in a meditation of his, “Forgiveness is for me, Forgiveness sets me free.”  Set yourself free of your pain by offering yourself love and compassion.

Opening your heart is an ongoing practice of relaxation, releasing resistance and honoring your own healing path.  Every day you have a choice to live more fully in your heart or to create more separation.  If you want to feel good more of the time, it can be as simple as starting to practice one of these self-love tools.

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May you feel peace and union in your heart today.

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xo Nicole

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