Breathexperience and the Creative Impulse

January 5, 8:30am - 10:00am PST. Hosted at Breath Space

part of a series on Anxiety

About this FieldTrip

This experiential workshop will introduce you to Middendorf Breathexperience, a somatic practice based on the allowed breath – the breath that comes and goes on its own without interference. You will sense the movement of breath throughout your body. You will practice simple movements that follow the inhale, the exhale and the pause of the breath cycle. Sensing the movement of breath, rather than observing the breath, encourages ease and responsiveness to develop. As our responsiveness unfolds, we recognize the unique creative impulse in every breath. Breathexperience practice promotes healing, renewal, spontaneity and creativity.


Breathexperience is a partnership of four directors who are committed to bringing Breathexperience practice to Canada and the world. They offer classes and workshops in Vancouver and Toronto and recently launched a Professional Practitioner Training program at The Breath Space in 2017.

The directors are accomplished coaches and educators in the performing arts and business. Alisa Kort is a faculty member at the Vancouver Film School where she teaches Embodied Voice. Valerie Galvin works across North America as a performance coach for senior executives and other business professionals with her firm, Stand and Deliver. LindaMarie James is a renowned vocal teacher for opera singers and President of the Board of Burnaby Lyric Opera. Gayle Murphy is an Associate Professor in UBC’s Department of Theatre and Film and is on the faculty at Canada’s National Voice Intensive. Breathexperience is the foundation of all their work.

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