Do you feel tired, stressed or overstimulated? Do you want to feel more present and aware? Breathe4Flow was designed to help you develop a deeper relationship with the breath. We explore the power of conscious breathing so you can learn how to regulate your nervous system, reduce stress and cultivate more awareness in a safe, non-judgmental space.
Check-in with yourself now: Is your breath shallow or deep? Were you holding it?
Bringing awareness to the breath is the perfect place to start.
Research shows that our breath is directly correlated with how we feel. When you’re calm you often take slow, deep breaths. When you're upset, stressed, or afraid you take shorter, shallow breaths (or even hold your breath). Engaging in breathwork helps you bring more awareness to these patterns and take control of your own state of being. It can help you to be more present in your life and find yourself in flow more often. Building a relationship with the breath helps to :
Breathe4Flow is designed for beginners and advanced practitioners alike. Breath awareness allows us to regulate our nervous system and be more present on a regular basis, which is the foundation of a more healthy and peaceful life. This is a transformational experience that gives you the opportunity to explore the power of the breath in a safe and supportive setting.
I prefer no video recording once the session begins to preserve your privacy and to keep your vulnerable experiences from being shared.
I create a unique experience that I feel is the most beneficial and accessible for people from all walks of life, including my parents, friends, first responders, veterans and those who have zero experiece. I make sure everyone feels comfortable and reinforce the importance of trusting yourself.
This is a fully immersive experience with the breath and music allowing you to take a journey deep within yourself in a supportive setting. Deep rhythmic breathing with awareness moves energy in the body while tapping into the nervous system and creating an expanded state of consciousness. This can be a very intense experience which creates undeniable changes in the body and mind. I encourage you to go as deep as you want and to trust yourself. Intuitive rhythmic breathing with the ability to relax and let go facilitates the body's natural capacity to heal itself. The experience can bring deep insights and clarity. Transformational breathwork experiences can sometimes allow for unresolved memories and emotions to rise to the surface so they can processed with a new awareness. It’s like a reset for the nervous system. Somatic experiences help the facilitate the body and mind to heal itself. By the end of a practice, many people experience feelings of clarity and peace with a newfound sense of awareness. It can be very energizing and exhilarating while also leaving you feeling calm and grounded. Some experiences can be challenging and revealing.
Integration is an important part of any transformational experience to allow for optimum outcomes. I have many options and opportunities to support your integration process.
These transformational breathwork sessions use certain components of holotropic breathing, rebirthing and other pranayama techniques that I feel are most accessible and beneficial to anyone.
Group sessions are an opportunity for you to engage in a breathing practice with others. This is a journey and an opportunity for you to dive deep within yourself which requires courage and vulnerability. These are transformational experiences where I create a safe environment for you to feel free to let go and surrender to get the most benefit. Music plays an important role for the practice and I create a unique playlist for each session. The session starts with a brief discussion on breath awareness, transitions into the practice, and ends in meditation. Perfect setting for those with social anxiety. No video recording once the practice begins.
1:1 sessions are custom made for you to fit your specific needs. In the past, 1:1 sessions have helped individuals develop a daily breathing practice to support them with overall wellness, trouble sleeping, chronic anxiety, depression, PTSD, and lowering stress. People struggling with addiction or who are in recovery find great benefit from breathwork. These sessions start with an intake form, then a one on one conversation so you can share what you’re going through and what your goals are. Then Ryan leads you through a breathing practice to support you in meeting your goals. Integration is an important part of the process to allow for optimum results. Cold plunge and Sauna available on request.
Bring your friends, family, or team together for a breathwork session. This is a great addition to your meeting, conference, or event. These sessions are custom designed for your group. I have shared these sessions with artists, musicians, athletes, sports teams and corporate events. I'm based in Phoenix Arizona but am able to travel to share these experiences.
Cold plunge available on request.
Integration is the most important component after a transformational breathwork session or any experience of non ordinary states of consciousness. These experiences can be challenging and profound, which requires a healthy integration process to get the most benefit. Integration sessions are opportunities for people to process their experiences in a supportive environment. These sessions begin with a grounding breath practice followed by a sharing circle. We practice non-judgement and listening with an open heart. There is no pressure or obligation to speak. Everyone has the opportunity to listen and hold space for others. Some sessions offer different outlets for creativity and expression using art and music. Individual and private group sessions available upon request. Sharing circles have been some of the most profound experiences I've had in my life. I also have many other resources for integration available.
I have attended a number of Breath-work sessions hosted by Ryan. I found Ryan’s delivery, empathic coaching, and caring approach to all in attendance wonderful. I especially enjoy the beautiful atmosphere he creates in his backyard when weather permits. The music playlist is wonderfully synchronized to each part of the practice. Ryan continually prepares you for what’s next, lovingly encouraging you to go beyond what you believe might be possible with your breath. Being in my late sixties and having done yoga and conscious breathing for decades, I so appreciate Ryan’s joyful approach to this practice and how truly beneficial it is for anyone willing to join him in this beautiful dance of breath. Thank you Ryan. The world needs more mentors like you
“Ryan is the most caring and compassionate person I have ever met. He creates a safe and sacred place for healing. With his constant support and gentle encouragement, he was able to help me dig deeper into my emotions. He is very knowledgeable in his breathwork and healing capabilities. I would highly recommend Ryan.
Playing sports my whole life I was always told to “breathe” but nobody ever taught me how or the benefits of practicing breathwork. Ryan’s classes exposed me to the huge benefits that breath work can have on you mentally and physically. It helps to keep you mindful in your day to day life that we have the power to reset our body with a few short focused breaths. It’s hard to explain but it’s one of the best experiences I’ve had in my entire life and I’ve never felt more at peace.
Creating a safe environment allows you to be vulnerable and surrender to the experience to have the most benefit.
Breath awareness can teach you profound lessons when you stay open to learning and exploring.
You already have the capacity for healing inside of you. Learning to trust yourself helps you to access this innate healing.
The practice is not easy. Reaching a state of freedom, or flow, means we need to develop discipline to continue when it’s uncomfortable and the ability to surrender to the process.
It is an incredible gift to be alive. We bring awareness to the deep appreciation for our lungs that breathe, our heart that pumps and create a state of gratitude. This state of gratitude is very healing.
Ryan has been a firefighter paramedic since 2005 and has seen firsthand the mental health crisis we are in and the effects that stress and trauma have on the mental and physical health of himself, his peers, and the people he serves in the community. This led him to seek to understand more about the nature of the problem and find the best ways to keep himself healthy and reduce suffering and imbalances in his own life, and in the lives of others.
In 2011 Ryan had a back injury which became one of the best things that ever happened to him. He was fortunate to discover alternative paths to healing which led him to understand more about the mind-body connection. Yoga, meditation, plant medicines and developing a relationship with the breath have been some of the best elements of his journey of self discovery and healing to create a more balanced and happy life.
Ryan has been exploring consciousness and building a relationship with the breath for many years now which led him to discover many great teachers. He practices a beginners mindset as he continues learning and exploring further. Developing a relationship with the breath has helped him to regulate his nervous system in his everyday life and in high stress incidents, giving him a greater capacity to serve others. It’s been an amazing tool for his own mental and physical healing. Ryan believes that developing a relationship with the breath is the foundation of a creating a more happy and healthy life. Ryan created his own style and approach to sharing the power of the breath with others that he feels is most accessible and beneficial to people from all walks of life.
Ryan is passionately curious and continues learning and exploring. He has a deep appreciation for the opportunity to be alive and knows that practicing a state of gratitude is one of the most important things we can do for a healthy life. He aims for balance and ways to minimize suffering in his own life and in the lives of others. Practicing breath awareness has allowed him to be more present and to have more autonomy.
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