On Sunday May 28th at 6pm, for the May Crescent Moon, we’ll come together for another exploratory Rebirthing evening of Breathwork, Aquatic Healingwork (an introduction to Watsu & Waterdance) & Sound Healing.
Breathwork is a form of therapy that uses conscious breathing techniques to improve physical, mental, and emotional well-being. One of the most popular forms of breathwork is Holotropic breathwork, a powerful technique that can help individuals access deep states of consciousness and healing.
Breath is essential to life, not only to be able to sustain our physical bodies but it can also be used intentionally as an emotional cleansing tool and as a spiritual gateway into expanded states of consciousness.
The word ‘breath’ and ‘spirit’ share the same origin in many languages. Breath-centered practices and meditations can be found in many ancient cultures and religions including Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Christianity, Yoga, Qigong, Shamanism, Sufism, martial arts, etc. Many of these cultures and religions used breathing techniques for similar reasons as modern breathwork – to alter consciousness for spiritual purposes, self-discovery, and healing.
During our Djed lead Breathwork session we’ll be incorporating elements from Holotropic breathwork, Quantum Light Breath, Pranayama & Rebirthing. We’ll be using a gentle hypnotic circular breath technique where our inhalations and exhalations are continuous with no spaces or retention in between. This technique is useful for both beginners and experienced individuals in breathwork alike and it will create an emotionally cleansing experience, bringing aliveness back into our beings and preparing the ground for our Aquatic Rebirthing Immersion later in the evening.
The evening will be followed by Aquatic Healingwork (Watsu, Waterdance, Healing Dance) allowing us to dive deep and rise high into an exploratory rebirthing experience, awakening us into our true Soul and aligning us with our True purpose. We’ll land the evening with a Crystal Sound Bath and group snuggles.
As usual, amazing music is an integral part of our events and these Rebirthing sessions are not different. We’ll create an embracing cradle of Djed sonic bliss.
What is Aquatic Rebirthing (an introduction to Aquatic Healingwork & Watsu)?
In this session we’ll explore being floated weightless in body temperature water with the instructions and supervision of a trained Aquatic Therapist, with the intention of achieving profound levels of relaxation in the person receiving it. We’ll divide our group into couples where the receiver is continuously supported while being back-floated, rhythmically cradled, moved, stretched, and massaged.
This is a deeply nurturing, safe and healing modality which resembles our familiar and intimate experience of being held as an infant, floating weightless, in the total safety of our mother’s womb. The end result of this experience is the feeling of total liberation and Bliss. You can learn more about Watsu and Aquatic Healingwork at www.watsumiami.com.
You’re welcome to come earlier in the afternoon if you’d like to give yourself a full R&R detox day by using our Far Infrared Sauna, have a detox fresh organic juice and/or use the heated pool and garden area prior to the event. Please DM us for details.
- 4:30 pm Arrival Time and get situated.
- 5:00 pm Opening circle & Breathwork session. No late arrivals are allowed. Please arrive earlier to get situated.
- 6:30-8-30 pm Aquatic Rebirthing (Freestyle Watsu, Waterdance and Aquatic Healingwork) in outdoor heated pool. (Read description below).
- 8:30pm-9pm Crystal Sound Bath
- This is an intimate gathering for only a maximum of 12 individuals who are committed to go deep & high in their personal growth.
- Arrival before 5pm to get setup is required. No late arrivals are allowed. No Drop-ins, No Tickets sold at the door.
- This is NOT a pool party and as usual, no booze, no drugs, minimal talking except in the social areas. This event is an inward journey for self-exploration and transformation.
- No food for at least 2hrs before arrival
What to bring:
- Comfortable clothes.
- Blindfold (eye mask or bandana) to help you go deeper inside during the breathwork session.
- Blanquet/yoga mat/towel to lay on. Depending on the outdoor temperature you might need both blanket and a yoga mat, although temperatures are forecasted to be in the mid 70’s by Sunday.
- Water bottle: purified water refills are available from the fridge and kitchen counter.
- Any treats that you’d like to share and/or add to our snack table in the dining room. Fruit will be available.
- Swimsuit. Ladies: unless you don’t mind ending up topless, please consider a one piece swimsuit or a tank top, as bikinis tend to get loose.
- Bath Towel.
- Bathrobe (although the min temp is expected to be in the 80s, coming out of a heated pool can feel a bit chilly). Don’t worry we’ll have heaters if necessary.————————————–
Food Recommendations prior to your arrival:
Emotions are sometimes difficult to bear and sometimes the way we cope with them is by overeating.
We recommended to avoid eating heavy meals or consuming alcohol a day before your breathwork session, as these can affect your session and may make it more difficult to achieve the desired state of consciousness.
It’s best to have a light meal or snack a few hours (at least 2 hrs) before the session, and to stay well-hydrated by drinking water.
We also recommend staying away from sugars a processed foods during the day as they can increase your blood sugar and then make you crash. You’ll need energy during your breathwork session and although we in general suggest staying away from caffeine, green tea could be a good alternative if you feel you need a little extra energy.
Health & Light Institute: Private retreat location with heated outdoor pool and chillout areas (both indoors and outdoors).
Location: 1441 Plunkett St. Hollywood FL 33020
There are certain medical conditions and situations in which breathwork may not be safe or appropriate. Always listen to your body and in doubt always consult with your healthcare practitioner before participating. These include:
Cardiac, Parkinson’s or respiratory conditions: Our breathwork session involves deep and rapid breathing, which can put stress on the heart and lungs. People with a history of heart disease, high blood pressure, Parkinson’s or lung conditions such as asthma should consult with a doctor before participating.
Pregnancy: Pregnant women should not participate in breathwork without the approval of their obstetrician.
Mental health conditions: Breathwork may not be suitable for people with certain mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorders.
Recent trauma: People who have recently experienced a traumatic event, such as sexual or physical abuse, may not be ready for the deep emotional exploration that can occur during our breathwork session.
Substance abuse: People who are currently struggling with substance abuse should not participate in holotropic breathwork without the guidance and support of a therapist or counselor.
It’s important to consult with a qualified practitioner and with your medical doctor before participating in Breathwork and to follow the practitioner’s guidelines and instructions.
Health & Light Institute & Alejandro Medin:
Alejandro is the founder of Health & Light Institute, a transformational health & wellness resource center located in Hollywood Florida. He is a trained Clinical Psychologist, psychotherapist, land and aquatic bodyworker, healer and intimacy & Tantra couch, who experienced first hand the shamanic & transformational benefits that dance, breathwork and Aquatic Healingwork offer as healing and cleansing practices. He also the founder of Ecstatic Dance Miami and Watsu Miami and has over 27 years of experience as a Aquatic Bodyworker (including Watsu and other aquatic techniques). You can read more about him and his work at : www.healthandlight.com/about_us.htm—————————————-