The Lion’s Gate occurs every August when the sun is in Leo, and we witness the star Sirius (which is twice the size of our sun and 26x brighter) moving closer to Earth in alignment with Orion’s belt. For this Lion’s Gate Virtual Breathwork Ceremony, we’ll use the energy of this 8.8 Lion’s Gate portal to align with the power of infinity (symbolized by the number 8), as well as the archetype of Leo’s courage, creativity, and expansion.
Breathwork oxygenates the cells, opens the heart, releases stuck emotional energy and shifts your consciousness. It also has a host of health benefits, including enhanced immune system function, body alkalinity and a robust nervous system (read more about Breathwork’s benefits on Joanna’s blog). Students have described Breathwork as “what heaven feels like” and “like twenty years of therapy without uttering a word.”
WHAT TO EXPECT: In this Virtual Zoom Breathwork Ceremony, we’ll ground with some easy movement, intention-setting and meditation before lying down for an hourlong session with a specific breath pattern, using a custom playlist and imaginative guidance to deepen your experience throughout. We’ll spend a few minutes after practice journalling with a few questions to solidify our practice, and then check-in as a group with sharing and discussion.
Breathwork is performed lying down, in comfortable clothing. A pencil and paper, and eye covering, are recommended. Headphones are optional.
20% of all proceeds will be donated to the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre / Multicultural Women Against Rape, a collective providing anti-oppressive, feminist peer support to survivors of sexual violence.
Date & Time
Saturday, August 8th
1:00 – 2:30 PM, EST
About the Teacher
Joanna Baron has been practicing yoga since she was a child. She is a devoted daily practitioner and avid student of Yogi Bhajan’s teachings. She has completed teacher training, as well as advanced trainings in the women’s teachings of Kundalini Yoga (Immense Grace), Yogi Bhajan’s teachings on business and prosperity (Aquarian Business Academy), with her teachers Guru Jagat, Harijiwan, Tej and Gurujas of RA MA Institute in Los Angeles, Mallorca, and New York City. She also completed David Elliott’s Breathwork Healer’s training in Los Angeles, which she teaches from in her Breathwork Ceremonies. She shares reflections and favourite practices @elevatewithjoanna or www.elevatewithjoanna.com.