By Stephen Dinan, founder and President of The Shift Network

I want to start by acknowledging the depths of the pandemic crisis we face and urge you to take immediate measures to shelter in place at home and practice extreme social distancing, not just for you but for our society as a whole. We need the time to save lives.

There’s a lot of fear about what is happening but I am personally more hopeful now that we are taking more of the dramatic, fast actions that are required. Please read Tomas Pueyo’s article for why we need what he calls the Hammer now, and share it widely. And my own article on “Pandemic Preparation and Positive Steps to Take” is here.

As we each take the necessary actions to remain at home for the coming weeks, this also becomes a time that holds the potential for personal and spiritual renewal.

Which is why we are continuing with our scheduled Shift programs and adding some that are specific to optimize our health and this time. 

And that brings me to breathing.

We all do it all day long, and we all take it for granted…

The way we breathe directly and powerfully affects our consciousness, physiology, and brain chemistry.

Simply by learning conscious breathing techniques, we can help heal everything from chronic stress patterns to addictive behaviors to emotional overwhelm — a critical skill that’s needed now more than ever as we navigate through these uncertain times.

In our Breathwork Summit, a free online event taking place this week, March 23-27, you’ll explore the science, art, and power of full-spectrum breathing...

Our innovative speakers will be sharing simple, yet deep breathwork practices to move you from stress, anxiety, fatigue, or depletion into easeful states infused with vitality, relaxed alertness, awakened consciousness, and connection with others and with life.

You’ll learn about the science and practices that demonstrate how conscious breathing can radically transform relationships, social structures, and humanity’s creative engagement with each other and with the planet.

Gathering with us for this life-changing event are more than 40 of today’s highly sought-after breathwork experts and teachers —including Dr. Dan Siegel, Rollin McCraty, Kathleen Booker, Niraj Naik, Jessica Dibb, Jim Morningstar, Gay Hendricks, Dr. Ela Manga, Anthony Abbagnano, Rhonda V. Magee JD, Dan Brulé, and Dr. Stephen Porges.

You’ll not only hear moving, personal stories from each speaker about how the power of breath changed their lives, you’ll hear inspiring stories of how breathwork is being used to heal personal and cultural trauma — in medicine, in psychotherapy, with children, in refugee camps, in easing birth trauma, aiding in social revitalization on the African continent, and much more. 

This 5-day online event starts soon, so register here now for free.

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: “The Master Key” by Robert Peng, a featured speaker in The Shift Network’s 2019 Qigong Global Summit, is one of the most profoundly important books I’ve ever read. I can say that it’s life-changing with complete confidence, because it changed my life before I even finished reading it. I was so impressed with this book that we are serializing the section called “One Hundred Days of Darkness and Light” in future issues of Catalyst. You can read the tenth installment (as well as the previous ones) here.
— Phil Bolsta

 

The six brand-new stories in this issue’s “The Nicest Thing” section come from three speakers in the Breathwork SummitAlicja HeydaNubia Teixeira… and Rhonda Magee

… and from three Shift faculty — Sandra Ingerman, who will be presenting a free 90-minute video event on Wednesday, April 1, called 3 Shamanic Practices for Spiritual Immunity
 

Rabbi Dr. Tirzah Firestone, whose new 7-week live video training, Find Healing & Resilience in Ancestral Wisdom, begins Monday, March 30…
 

… and Miranda Macpherson, whose next class in her 9-week live video training, Finding True Fulfillment, is this Wednesday, March 25.
 

 

 

Finally, we’d love to hear your answer to the question, What areas of your life have improved through breathwork? To share your thoughts in our Facebook Page community, click here.

 

When the breath is unsteady, all is unsteady; when the breath is still; all is still. Control the breath carefully. Inhalation gives strength and a controlled body; retention gives steadiness of mind and longevity; exhalation purifies body and spirit.
― Goraksasathakam

A Personal Invitation to the March 23-27 Breathwork Summit From Your Hosts, Jessica Dibb and Jim Morningstar

Jessica Dibb: Hello. In the 21st century, ancient wisdom, teachings, and breathing practices are meeting contemporary science and research about conscious breathing and new practices that are evolving out of millions of people's experience. And we can now say easily that breathing, conscious breathing is our most powerful nutrient, medicine, healer, friend, and teacher. 

And that is why I am delighted to invite you to a 5-day online summit of global breathwork teachers. The Breathwork Summit will be taught by 40 to 50 of the leading researchers, teachers, practitioners, and healers in the field of breathwork. 

My name is Jessica Dibb and I am delighted to be hosting this event. I have learned so much from talking to each of these teachers. My own life has been transformed radically by discovering the power of breath.

To watch this 4-minute video and read the rest of the text, click here.

The Master Key
By Robert Peng, a featured speaker in The Shift Network’s 2019 Qigong Global Summit

It's 1972 in the industrial city of Xiangtan, China. A frail child with a heart condition sneaks into a hotel boiler room and befriends the elderly yet vibrant attendant, who eventually reveals his true identity as a revered Qigong master. He heals the boy and, for the next 13 years, secretly teaches him the keys to unlocking the spiritual and healing dimensions of the Life Force.

It sounds like a modern-day fable, but the story is true. And with The Master Key, that grateful student, Robert Peng, invites all of us to enter the next chapter of this empowering path. Here, Master Peng brings together the unique insights of his teacher with the moving account of his own journey.

Click here to read the ninth installment (as well as all the previous installments) of this profoundly moving book.

In this special video series, prominent authors, speakers, thought leaders, and others answer the question, “What is the nicest thing a non-family member has ever done for you?
 

Sandra Ingerman's Story
Shamanic teacher

EXCERPT: And so my grandfather came to me in a dream, and it was a really interesting dream. We were in a waiting room, it was dirty, the furniture was all torn. And we were sitting on a couch together and he said to me, "You have to let me go." And I said, "Grandpa, I can't let you go; I can never let you go." And he said, "You have to let me go. Please let me go." And so I finally agreed to let him go, but then I didn't understand what the dream was about. So I called my brother, and my brother said…

To watch the video and read the transcript of Sandra’s 6-minute story of love, loss, and a compassionate airline, click here.

Sandra will be presenting a free 90-minute video event on Wednesday, April 1, called 3 Shamanic Practices for Spiritual Immunity: How to Strengthen Your Health, Navigate Fear & Empower Your Community. For more details — and to register for this free event — click here.

Tirzah Firestone's Story
Rabbi, author, and Jungian psychotherapist

EXCERPT: I remember watching her in total awe and seeing things that I didn't know existed as a fairly entitled kid, and so I followed her again. Day after day, I followed her and became her apprentice and learned how to scrub floors and learned how to work with dying people and pick up babies and diaper babies and feed people that couldn't feed themselves. Anyway, for several months, I lived with her or lived near her and then worked with her daily. I saw things I had really no preparation for and they changed me.

To watch the video and read the transcript of Tirzah’s 6-minute story about a selfless mentor, click here.

Tirzah’s brand-new 7-week live video training, Find Healing & Resilience in Ancestral Wisdom: Release the Trauma of Your Lineage & Change the Direction of Your Legacy, begins Monday, March 30. For more details — and to enroll — click here.

Miranda Macpherson's Story
Spiritual teacher and author

EXCERPT: She looked at me in the eye with such kindness and she said this to me... it makes me cry even thinking about it… she says, “I'm a pretty good judge of character. I can tell you're going to be just fine.” I had to restrain myself from just falling in a puddle on the floor and thanking her on bended knee. Her kindness just went so deep into my heart.

To watch the video and read the transcript of Miranda’s 11-minute expression of gratitude for her two American angels, click here.

You can still join Miranda’s brand-new 9-week live video training, Finding True Fulfillment: Melt Your Ego’s Defenses & Rediscover Your Deepest Nature of Luminous Love, Purpose & Joy, in time for her third class this Wednesday, March 25. (Plus, you’ll get instant access to the complete video and audio recordings from her first two classes.) For more details — and to enroll — click here.

Alicja Heyda's Story
Psychotherapist, clinical psychologist, psycho-oncologist, certified breathwork practitioner, and a featured speaker in the Breathwork Summit

EXCERPT: And as a kindergarten child, I was conducting research: is it possible to enter the world of fairies. Later I had a little microscope, so I was searching for various answers, observing the world. But I wasn't really accepted and it was difficult to feel well in my classroom, to have friends. So I was often rejected or people laughed in my face.

To watch the video and read the transcript of Alicja’s 6-minute tribute to a life-changing tutor, click here.

Nubia Teixeira's Story
Author, yogini, Odissi dancer, and a featured speaker in the Breathwork Summit

EXCERPT: I started practicing yoga when I was 16 and I started teaching yoga when I was 18, so it really saved my life. It got me out of trouble, and gave me a sense of path and an opportunity to be of service. The reality is that I had to pay for my own yoga training and I worked really hard to do that. I grew up in a very, very poor family in Sao Paulo, Brazil. 

To watch the video and read the transcript of Nubia’s 6-minute story of gratitude for her generous benefactor, click here.

Rhonda Magee's Story
Professor of Law, teacher of mindfulness-based stress reduction, author, and a featured speaker in the Breathwork Summit

EXCERPT: And there came a time when there was an opportunity for the students in the band to go on a trip and to experience traveling outside of the state from Virginia to New York. I remember really having done all I could to try and raise the whatever extra money was required of us — like a family or personal contribution to be able to make the trip. I participated in fundraisers and did whatever I could and just wasn't able to raise all of the money necessary.

To watch the video and read the transcript of Rhonda’s 9-minute story of a caring and generous teacher, click here.

 

If you missed any “Nicest Thing” stories, you can catch up on all of them here.

“Qigong to Renew & Rejuvenate Whole-Body Health” Facebook Live Q&A with Daisy Lee

Would you like to learn Zang Fu Gong, a graceful, empowering form of Qigong that supports health and vitality? Renowned Qigong teacher and author Daisy Lee will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on Wednesday, March 25, at Noon Pacific to share how you can master deep breathing practices, lymph massage, joint rotations, and stretches that you can easily apply to your daily life. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.

“Shamanic Dreaming With Goddesses of Rebirth for Courage, Clarity & True Fulfillment” Facebook Live Q&A with Robert Moss

Would you like to embark on fascinating dream journeys to mythic realms for healing, inspiration, and reimagining? Bestselling author and dream shaman Robert Moss will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on Wednesday, April 1, at 10:00am Pacific to share how you can birth a “bigger,” more fulfilling story for your life. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.

“Become Your Own Medical Intuitive” Facebook Live Q&A with Mona Delfino

Would you like to access your innate ability to heal yourself? Quantum healer, teacher, and author Mona Delfino will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on Wednesday, April 1, at Noon Pacific to share how you can develop the ability to become your own medical intuitive. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.

Your Voice:

We want to know: What areas of your life have improved through breathwork? To share your thoughts in our Facebook Page community, click here.

Pandemic Preparation and Positive Steps To Take
By Stephen Dinan, founder and President of The Shift Network

Our main, urgent focus as a civilization HAS to be to immediately take actions to slow the spread so that the peak of the pandemic hits far enough out that we minimize the overwhelm of medical services. The slower the build to the peak, the better we can hope to weather this and the fewer who will die. That is what people mean by “flatten the curve.” Regardless of our personal risk of death or hospitalization, we need to participate in slowing the spread for the good of our entire community.

To read more, click here.

The Hidden Gifts of Our Current Crisis
By Nubia Teixeira, a featured speaker in the Breathwork Summit

Our beautiful world is in crisis, and we are experiencing this crisis to the level of uncertainty of our survival, of fearing our death, and of distancing from one another.

Hopefully this is also a wake up-call for us to refocus, revalue, and reclaim our place on this benevolent planet of ours as humble and caring humans who are dependent on Mother Nature’s mercy (elements). Our planet can only keep existing with the support and cooperation of one another.

To read more, click here.

Coronavirus as an Evolutionary Catalyst
By Anodea Judith, popular Shift faculty

While panic grips the global population over the spread of the coronavirus, there is a deeper power here that is an evolutionary game-changer. I am not calloused to the tremendous suffering this is causing, but there is a great teaching to this crisis.

Systems theory tells us that a system needs disruption to evolve to the next level, that a stable system doesn’t change very much. This microscopically small virus is creating the perfect global disruption that is pushing humanity in the direction we need to go—faster than we were able to get there ourselves.

To read more, click here.

Coronavirus: Kind Canadians Start 'Caremongering' Trend
By Tom Gerken, BBC News, Washington
Published on BBC.com

  
Founder Valentina
Harper says the idea is to create a contagion of kindness
 
  

People are joining the groups to offer help to others within their communities, particularly those who are more at risk of health complications related to coronavirus. The pandemic has led to acts of kindness around the world, from delivering soup to the elderly in the UK to an exercise class held for quarantined residents on their balconies in Spain. But in Canada, a country whose inhabitants are stereotyped in the media as kind to a fault, helping others has become an organized movement called "caremongering."

To read more, click here.

Feeling Anxious? Here Is How You Can Get Rid Of Anxiety
By Niraj Naik

Your heart is racing and you can’t stop it. The sweat is dripping down your brow. The worst is that feeling of doom, like it’s coming for you now and there’s nothing you can do. Panic. It all feels so inescapable. That’s what anxious and panic can feel like for people who suffer from those disorders on a daily basis.

To read more, click here.

Imaginal Healing in the Realm of the Goddess
By Robert Moss, popular Shift faculty

I spent a very rocky night after my long journey from the United States to Istanbul. My body had been depleted by 23 straight hours of travel, more than half of it spent in the recycled air of airplane cabins. I had also been exposed to some rather murky psychic influences, not to mention a drunken neighbor who not only sprayed me with his miserable view of life but with some horrendous sneezing, insufficiently contained by the back of his grubby hand.

To read more, click here.

Robert’s brand-new 7-week live video training, Shamanic Dreaming With Goddesses of Rebirth for Courage, Clarity & True Fulfillment, begins Thursday, April 9. For more details — and to enroll — click here.

Burnout to Breathing: The Art & Science of Energy Management
Free ebook by Dr. Ela Manga, a featured speaker in the Breathwork Summit

We are facing a global epidemic of anxiety and burnout, fueled by a lifestyle that is out of sync with the natural laws that govern our body-mind system and biorhythms. This user-friendly guide will show you how to break the cycle of addictive “adrenalised energy” by applying the Seven Laws of Energy. Through some simple skills of conscious breathing, you will learn how to activate “recovery loops” to build authentic energy, resilience. and calm focus in a way that is simple, easily accessible, and relevant for modern times. Click here to download your free ebook.

Spirituality Concepts From a Polyvagal Perspective
Interview with Dr. Stephen Porges, a featured speaker in the Breathwork Summit

This interview of Dr. Stephen Porges by Dr. David Berceli explores the concepts of "spirituality" from a Polyvagal perspective, which posits that the Vagus nerve is interconnected with and sensitive to influences that flow from the body toward the brain. These two luminaries approach this topic from the perspectives of science, psychology, and various systems of belief. To watch the video, click here.

May All Beings Dwell in the Heart: A Healing Mantra for the World
By Miranda Macpherson, popular Shift faculty

Popular Shift faculty Miranda Macpherson created this inspirational healing prayer video to support people in staying calm and clear in this challenging time. With all that is happening in our world right now, you are invited to make this prayer mantra part of your daily practice.

To watch the video, click here.

The Breathwork Summit
A free online event taking place March 23–27

A letter from your summit host, Jessica Dibb

Dear Friends,

The first thing you and I dedicated ourselves to when we were born was to take a breath… to inhale and to exhale… and thereby set in motion everything that we were at that moment, and all the potential that we are. Every cell, instinct, need, desire, sensation, feeling, awareness, and possibility of what we could be was activated, initiated, and integrated in a single breath. 

And in each subsequent breath, that potential is given another opportunity to be nourished, energized, integrated, and embodied. 

The expansive, perhaps almost never-ending implications of this phenomenon of the first breath and every breath thereafter are still vastly unrecognized and underutilized in our world today. There is a comprehensive medicine chest, an incomparable treasure chest, within our physical chests, and it is likely the ultimate healing and transformative modality for humanity. 

And in this time of the global challenge of coronavirus, keeping our lungs, bodies, and psyches healthy is essential, which is why conscious breathing could become the most important medicine of our time.

For all of these reasons I am filled with joy to be inviting you to take a journey into the potential of conscious breathing, and the unified field of breathwork though the Breathwork Summit, a free 5-day online event taking place March 23-27.

Gathering with us for this free life-changing event are more than 40 of today’s highly sought-after breathwork experts and teachers —including Dr. Dan Siegel, Rollin McCraty, Kathleen Booker, Jessica Dibb, Jim Morningstar, Gay Hendricks, Dr. Ela Manga, Anthony Abbagnano, Rhonda V. Magee JD, Dan Brulé, and Dr. Stephen Porges.

This 5-day online event starts tomorrow, so register here now for free.

Frequencies for Defense: Sound Healing Protection for Your Immune System

In these uncertain times, we all need to pull together and be our best. With that goal in mind, composer and author Jill Mattson collaborated with Sharry Edwards, the founder of BioAcoustics, to make available countering frequencies for the coronavirus in the form of FREE energy-packed mp3s. Everything is contained in 18 mp3s totaling 67 minutes of beautiful music. Click here to access your free mp3s.

Yoga and the Art of Mudras
By Nubia Teixeira, a featured speaker in the Breathwork Summit

Author, yogini, teacher trainer, and Odissi dancer Nubia Teixeira has devoted herself to teaching different aspects of yoga for almost 30 years. Her book, Yoga and the Art of Mudras, is a guided journey into the alchemy of asana (yoga pose) and mudra (symbolic hand gesture). In this book, she fuses her passion for yoga and dance with her love for bhakti (devotion). The result is a unique and contemporary yoga system that encompasses all three healing arts.

To order your copy, click here.

Through God’s Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World by Phil Bolsta of The Shift Network. Through God’s Eyes is a road map for living a more peaceful, beautiful life. It’s the only book that shows you how dozens of spiritual principles interact, how to weave them together into a cohesive worldview, and how to practically apply this spiritual wisdom to bring joy and vitality to your daily life. For more information and to order your copy, click here. To request a free sample chapter from the author, email Phil at GodsEyes@me.com.

Through God’s Eyes is a superb book, a truly enlightened piece of work that is an essential read for all people who are truly devoted to the care and refinement of their soul. Phil is a contemporary mystic, a man whose life is a living commitment to spiritual service. I am honored to know him.
— Caroline Myss, author of Anatomy of the Spirit and Defy Gravity

One of the most important books I’ve ever read. An incredible compilation of spiritual wisdom and insight. It’s the owner’s manual God should give you when you’re born.
— Robert Peterson, author of Answers Within

For several years, The Shift Network has hosted Indigenous leaders from around the world and invited them to share their sacred knowledge, rituals, and practices to guide us in a way of living that is sustainable, healthy, and just. We’re thus delighted that the Global Indigenous Wisdom Library makes this “virtual council” of leaders and their wisdom available for everyone, everywhere for free. The Global Indigenous Wisdom Library is a collection of audio and video interviews featuring Indigenous leaders from around the world sharing prayers, sacred songs, prophecies, spiritual teachings, and pathways to healing, as well as concrete examples for birthing a new era — one in which all members of the human family are treated with respect, understanding, compassion, and justice. This sacred wisdom is important medicine for us all.

The production of The Global Indigenous Wisdom Library is a gift from The Shift Network, designed to inspire, inform, and involve you by highlighting the voices and important messages of Indigenous leaders from around the world. We want to give a heartfelt thanks to Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr. (“Brother Phil”) for his partnership in helping create this Indigenous Wisdom collection. And we thank all the speakers who have contributed to this body of knowledge. To discover more, click here.

World Peace Library. Designed for the layperson and professional peacebuilder alike, the World Peace Library has over 425 audio and video interviews with some of the most remarkable, inspiring peacebuilders in the world available to you at NO COST. You’ll find hundreds of hours of inspirational, peacebuilding, compassion-spreading talks and trainings at your fingertips with this FREE global resource. There’s no way you can’t come away from the World Peace Library deeply inspired, transformed — and part of the solution. Click here to find out how to take peace to the next level — and help co-create a global culture of peace that leaves a legacy of good for our children, our children’s children and all of humanity and life on earth.

Book by Stephen Dinan: Sacred America, Sacred World. Infused with visionary power, Sacred America, Sacred World is a manifesto for our country’s evolution that is both political and deeply spiritual. It offers profound hope that America can grow beyond our current challenges and manifest our noblest destiny, which the book shows is rooted in sacred principles that transcend left or right political views. To order your copy, click here.

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Invite your family and friends to participate in the Breathwork Summit, which takes place March 23-27. Life-changing insights and practices await! To discover more — and register for free — click here.

Activate Your Own Medical Intuition for Self-Healing — A free video event with quantum healer, teacher, and author Mona Delfino. Experience a powerful guided practice to clear stuck energies in your physical and spiritual immune systems, restore balance, and tune into your body’s “language” — an important key to accessing your own medical intuition. Wednesday, March 25, at 5:30pm Pacific

Receive the Sacred Blessings of St. Teresa of Avila, Mary Magdalene & the Goddess Durga — A free video event with mystic scholar Mirabai Starr, in which she’ll create the space for you to come home to your full Self... a refuge where you can lay down your burdens, nourish your soul, and receive guidance for your daily life. Saturday, March 28, at 10:00am Pacific

Discover the Ayurvedic Key to Building A Strong Immune System & Balanced Mind/Body/Spirit — A free video event with Dr. Marc Halpern, Ayurvedic teacher, author, president of the California College of Ayurveda, and co-founder of the National Council on Ayurvedic Education. Discover practical tips for cultivating your ojas — the life-sustaining vitality that heightens your immunity, boosts your wellbeing, and protects you from disease. Saturday, April 4, at 10:00am Pacific

3 Shamanic Practices for Spiritual Immunity — A free 90-minute video event with shamanic teacher Sandra Ingerman. Receive a healing ceremony and shamanic practices to calm your fears, optimize your health and strength, and radiate divine spiritual light for the benefit of all. Wednesday, April 1, at 5:30pm Pacific

3 Keys to Unlock Your Powers of Mediumship — A free video event with mystic, medium, and author Suzanne Giesemann. Unlock your mediumship powers to communicate with your ancestors and other deceased loved ones — for more peace, healing, and love in your life and our world. Now available!

Journey the Ancient Path of Vedic Wisdom for Healing & Transformation with leading energy medicine authority and New York Times bestselling author Deborah King. Immerse yourself in ancient Vedic wisdom teachings and apply them to your daily life — as you remove energetic blocks, expand your consciousness, and facilitate your spiritual awakening.
New 5-Week Live Video Training Starts Tuesday, March 24

Find Healing & Resilience in Ancestral Wisdom with Rabbi Dr. Tirzah Firestone, author, Jungian psychotherapist, and founding rabbi of Congregation Nevei Kodesh. Call on your ancestors to help you clear anxiety, depression, and stuckness passed down through generations — for greater resilience and the freedom to live your soul’s purpose.
New 7-Week Live Video Training Starts Monday, March 30

Qigong to Renew & Rejuvenate Whole-Body Health with renowned Qigong teacher and author Daisy Lee. Master deep breathing practices, lymph massage, joint rotations and stretches — that you can easily apply to your daily life — to clear your body’s stagnant energy.
New 7-Week Live Video Training Starts Monday, March 30

Upcoming Events (all subject to change):

April
Robert Moss 7-week course
• Mona Delfino 7-week course
• Mirabai Starr 12-week course
• Sandra Ingerman 7-week course
• Marc Halpern 7-week course
• Andrew Harvey 12-week course
Somatic Movement Summit
• Devaa Haley Mitchell 5-week course
• Shabda Kahn 7-week course
• Caroline Casey 7-week course

May
• Bevin Niemann 7-week course
Mindfulness & Meditation Summit
• David Crow 5-week course
• Lee Holden 7-week course

Women of Wisdom Foundation

Women of Wisdom empowers the feminine dreams and spirits within all of us through authentic, intimate, transformative, and healing experiences where we share our stories, acknowledge our wisdom, and transform our personal and collective consciousness. The Women of Wisdom Foundation, a National Women's Organization based in Seattle, has served women with The WOW Conference™ since 1993 and many other diverse and innovative programs. WOW gives voice to the feminine wisdom within all and transforms our personal and collective consciousness. Click here for more information. Click here to make a donation.

Alchemy of Breath

Alchemy of Breath is a system of breathing techniques that will immediately affect your sense of clarity, connection, and peace. By working with us, you’ll discover a natural remedy for stress and anxiety, along with greater self-awareness, love, and compassion, all from the comfort of your own home. The practices taught by Alchemy of Breath were developed by amalgamating the most effective breathwork patterns from different styles around the world. They can be incorporated instantly into your daily life, improving relationships, and generating greater mental clarity, purpose, and direction in life. For more information, click here.

Jamila Woods

Jamila Woods is a singer, songwriter, and poet. Her work focuses on themes of black ancestry, black feminism, and black identity, with emphasis on self-love and the city of Chicago, where she is based.

Jaila is perhaps best known for collaborating with Chance the Rapper on the hit song "Sunday Candy" from the album Surf, as well as "Blessings" from Coloring Book. SHe is also featured on the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis song, "White Privilege II."

Jamila was a co-editor of The Breakbeat Poets Volume II, entitled Black Girl Magic. This anthology of poetry by contemporary black women explores “themes of beauty, unapologetic blackness, intersectionality, self-definition, and more.”

She is the Associate Artistic Director of Young Chicago Authors (YCA), a Chicago-based organization dedicated to uplifting youth voices through arts education and mentorship. Through YCA, Jamila helps organize Louder Than a Bomb, the world's largest youth poetry slam festival. 

Click here to visit Jamila’s website, watch her videos, and listen to and purchase her album, “Legacy! Legacy!”

Click here to watch her music video for her song, “Holy.”

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