beats + breathwork: a breathwork and drum circle ceremony
Join us for a powerful afternoon of self-discovery and transformation as we journey through the healing power of breathwork and drumming.
This breathwork ceremony is open to People of Color (Black, Hispanic, Asian, Indigenous) and Allies
Breathwork is an “active” meditation that invites us into expanded states of consciousness, allowing us to surface and release stuck emotions and energies in the body. This practice opens up opportunities for us to:
- Alleviate physical pain, stress, and anxiety
- Cultivate a greater sense of joy, freedom, and self-love
- Connect deeper into our physical and spiritual bodies
This specific approach to breathwork has been adapted from breathing (pranayama) practices from the larger yogic tradition. Our healing work will be set against a backdrop of beautiful, self-affirming, and sometimes political music, spanning across soul, funk, Latin, African, and other genres. Playlists will be available on Spotify after the class so you can continue the work at home.
* Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and we’ll start promptly at 11:35 a.m.*
Following the active breathing, we’ll move into a drum circle to ground and integrate the breathwork experience. Drumming opens up new ways to express ourselves through our own inner rhythms and through the energy of the collective. Drums and shakers will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.
class format | what to bring
We’ll kick things off with introductions and intentions, a guided meditation, and then move into two rounds of breathwork, drumming, and group sharing. We’ve got the beats and breathwork covered (and light snacks!), all you need is a yoga mat and eye mask. If you don’t have an eye mask, a washcloth will do. I would also encourage you to bring a blanket, as your body temperature may change during the breathing work. A few optional items to consider – your favorite healing stones or crystals, a water bottle, and a journal.
It’s hard to know what will come up during our time together. In addition to group processing at the end of class, I offer one free coaching session to all new and returning attendees. Please reach out for more details.
word on the street…
“I cannot recommend this class enough. The energy was amazing, the venue and the music were both great. Joseph made us all feel safe, insulated and held. Being completely vulnerable allowed me to surrender to the process, which led to an incredible session.”
“Amazing class and setting! The intentional music selection behind the breathwork exercises created such an experience for me that nearly felt out of body. Thank you Joseph! I look forward to attending many more classes!”
“Spectacular experience! Amazing job making us beginners feel comfortable in a new space. Excited for more beats and breath work exercises!”
(Sunday) 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Studio H Conditioning
3732 Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90804