Hi, I am Luisa, some of you may know me from working alongside David recently.
Evolutionary breathwork is conscious connected rhythmical breathing where you inhale so much more than just air, it is life force, prana, spiritual energy. When you use breathwork you flood the body with oxygen which changes the chemical compound within us releasing memories/information.
When a memory or blockage is breathed out of the cells it can no longer harm or affect us. Some of the blockages have been in us our whole lives and create fears and anxieties we walk around with. Evolutionary Breathwork energy is so powerful it can blast away blockages in the mind and body in just one session.
It cleanses and revitalises the whole of your being, leaving you in a completely blissed out state! The best comparison has been that of a drug induced state of consciousness!!!! The effects of conscious connected breathing are immediate and permanent, cleansing and transforming you. Did you know that 70% of our toxins are eliminated through our breath?
More about me here on being part of the Urban LifeClass Team.
Here are just some of the benefits of Breathwork :
– cleanses, regenerates and rejuvenates the cells
– releases stuck creativity
– deeply relaxing
– connects you to an alligned state of bliss/joy
– fastest route possible to release tension and stress resulting in peace and self confidence.
– cures and elevates illnesses
Call or whatsapp me on 07464 343480 or Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to chat, for more information or if you would like to book a breathe.
Meleeshka is one of urban LIFECLASS’ co-trainers having worked with us extensively over the years, most notably leading our annual Morocco retreats.
Now she is running her own training in the beautiful rural setting at the foot of Glastonbury Tor. The training will take place over 11 months and will require a commitment of 1 weekend a month.
Take a look at the leaflet below which has all the details. Contact Sara Turner on 07816683548 or Meleeshka on 01458 833381 for information or booking enquiries.
Have a look at Mel’s page on our urban LIFECLASS website: https://urbanlifeclass.me/theteam/meleeshkatrainer/
REVIEW by Robert Beck
I’ve been working my way through Sheila Chandra’s book Organizing for Creative People: How to Channel the Chaos of Creativity into Career Success. The book is a veritable bible of helpful tips and ideas to turn someone from a walking disaster zone into a streamlined and employable creative powerhouse.
The best thing about this book is that Chandra knows what she’s talking about. After many years as a well-known and respected singer and song writer, she is now turning her hand to helping others achieve the success that she has enjoyed. And what does she put her success down to? Organisation.
There are a lot of very talented artists out there who make fantastic work but who never get the recognition they deserve. Often, this is because their work space resembles a war zone and they can no more knock together a press release or impactive marketing campaign than fly! This is where Chandra’s book is so helpful.
What’s even better is that this is not a long book, nor is it particularly dense. The author doesn’t waste much time pussy-footing around the issues and gets right to it: if you want recognition for your work and you’re looking for success then you should ditch the idea right away that chaos results in creativity. It doesn’t!
Whether you’re a painter, a singer, or an actor, it’s vital to maintain a tidy working space and to treat yourself like a business which needs to be constantly managed. It’s the total opposite to the oft-touted stereotype of the “lazy creative” – the kind of person who lies around all day, smoking, drinking, and just waiting for that one idea to strike them which will make them rich and famous. In this scenario, all that usually happens is the “creative” slides deeper into the mess they’ve made and even if that idea does come – eventually – they have no idea how to produce it, market it, or sell it.
Chandra’s opening section – “Physical Space” – starts with ways that you can organise the places you work in. Some tips may seem blindingly simple like clearing room on your desk so that you can actually work on it, or throwing away that pile of magazines you’ve been keeping on the off-chance you’ll actually read them one day.
Others may take a little more effort such as laying your studio/room out as a series of work-stations – one for each of the creative tasks you do on a daily basis – based around factors such as where is the best light, proximity to certain tools you might be using, or even just proximity to the kitchen so you don’t waste time walking back and forth to grab coffee. Each idea is carefully designed to systemise your working environment and create a clutter-free space to create in.
Only once you have a tidy space, where you can access the implements you need to create the work and where you’re not spending half the day searching for that one A4 page that’s got lost amongst the rubbish, can you begin to think about some of the more complex tasks that go hand-in-hand with being a self-employed creative. It boils down to that old adage – “tidy space, tidy mind”.
Chandra’s argument is that you can’t possibly have the brain space to deal with creating a PR campaign or doing a tax return if your physical space isn’t organised. So while the first half of her book might not seem particularly ground-breaking, it’s a vital step for any creative person to take to ensure that both your physical and mental spaces are efficiently ordered.
With your working environment now organised, the second half of her book – entitled “Head Space” – is where it gets interesting. Drawing for her own experiences as a creative professional, as well as from being on the other side of the table and working with creatives like the street artist STIK (who incidentally wrote the foreword for the book), Chandra lays down some of the dos and don’ts when it comes to launching a creative career.
These involve managing yourself and your brand effectively, learning how to make social media work for you, and surrounding yourself with the right people who can help you with tasks such as accountancy and publicity.
Again, the concepts are far from revolutionary and are largely just common sense, but the style of writing is open and honest and the advice is sound and easy to follow. In a world where it’s becoming increasingly difficult to break into the creative industries, Chandra is determined to give as many people a leg-up as she can. One of the book’s charms is how orderly and methodical it is (for a book about being organised, this isn’t a huge surprise).
It’s recommended that you treat the book as a guide and read it from cover to cover. While there may be sections that you don’t need to read in quite as much depth as others, it’s a process and one that is best absorbed whole, rather than in bits.
The only way to truly judge the book’s success is to read it and try the ideas out for yourself. However, take it from me as a creative person, one who is on his own journey to achieve recognition and career success, this book was a great little companion that has genuinely given me some practical tips that I can use to ensure both my physical workspace and mental headspace are running as efficiently as they can. Ultimately, the book isn’t going to teach you how to be a better artist – that comes from you – but if you are struggling to be creative then maybe it’s because you’re still stuck in a chaotic pattern.
What Sheila Chandra has done is show us how to use that chaotic creativity and to channel it into career success. They’re simple tricks but all highly effective – give them a go and find out for yourself.
‘Organizing for Creative People: How to Channel the Chaos of Creativity into Career Success’ by Sheila Chandra is published by Watkins.
Robert Beck is a theatrical director and performer living in London. He also works as PA and admin assistant for urban LIFECLASS. Follow him on Twitter @robertjamesbeck
David Parker welcomes Luisa Bradshaw –
After instigating URBAN LIFECLASS 4 years ago, as Not-For-Profit, Luisa will initially support me as she is a Breathworker, trained by Diana Roberts, taking the weight off my shoulders, as well as assisting on group work and seminars, coming up with ideas, & new directions using her well-honed skills. #BREATHE
Hi, I’m Luisa, now 42 and live with my partner Annette and our two lively teenage children!! I have been an actor for 30 years but acting has never been enough for me, I have always wanted more!
After discovering breathwork and becoming completely fascinated and hooked on the process I trained as a Professional Breathworker in the early ‘noughties’ with wonderful Diana Roberts, a pioneer in the late seventies of the perinatal ‘conscious connected breathwork’ Rebirthing technique in the UK.
At the time I was soul searching and trying to sort my own issues out. I would like to say I have done that now, but I know it never really ends does it? However I am no longer searching, just being and doing, living in process as healthily as I can. Progress not perfection.
Whilst training with Diana I did a weekend Relationship Workshop with David Parker, in which we breathed to Barbara Streisand!!! . . . not the usual meditation tracks, suffice to say I never forgot him!!!
I really connected to breathwork with music and always wanted to pursue this path in my own practice. So I am really looking forward to working alongside David, and learning from his wealth of knowledge and finding out more how I want my own personal individual breathwork style to be.
Experientially, I have come through the other side of past trauma and now mostly live my life in a state of joy. Joy I purposely seek every single day of my life.
Sometimes it is there shining down at me when I wake up….other days I use every tool I know to find it! I am also interested in using essential oils and different styles of music and sound vibration to compliment the breath work.
The core of Urban Lifeclass’s mission – to support those living and working in a creative sphere – fits like a glove, so expect to see me assisting, learning, breathing, co-leading and supporting the team with experience, connection and JOY.
A few Reminders : They say you can’t give away what you haven’t got.
Expecting LOVE from others when you can’t give it to yourself, is like driving a car without lessons – straight to A&E with codependent concussion.
WAKE UP! Don’t short change yourself. Learn to LOVE YOURSELF FIRST.
TOXIC RELATIONSHIPS NEVER WORK. Change YOURSELF – Not OTHERS.
Another Northern lass from Manchester, Lisa Stansfield sang ” Been around the world and I, I, I . . . to such acclaim, it’s a classic. Much like the WEEKEND SEMINAR we bring to Manchester in April called COME OUT OF THE COMA.
David Parker, it’s creator, birthed it in Australia 2003, honed it in MILAN in 2004, and since then it’s been back to Australia, Venezuela, Estonia, Canada, & Morocco, to name a few countries, and that big city called LONDON down South.
Clean and nobly serene since 1982, David has valued real life experience and never teaches from a manual. He has taught Breathwork & Lifestyle Coaching for over 25 years with those affected by alcoholic or drug affected families, child abuse, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B & C, recreational or prescribed drugs as well as people WHO DO TOO MUCH, low esteemers, constant DO-ERS, procrastinators, loners and people who don’t fit in.
He welcomes all to take responsibility to fix themselves first before attempting to fix others. It’s not New Age anymore – more Internet Age – and no pink bubbles & fluffy stuff either.
COME OUT OF THE COMA examines Interpersonal Relationships, Families of Origin, Interdependence & Recovery tools using written and verbal exercises, informal experienced information and Experiential Evolutionary Breathwork for safe emotional release.
And don’t forget it’s not just about people : You can be codependent on a PHONE – Digital Addiction has become an acceptable epidemic. How do you feel without it . . or leaving it at home?
Learn to say NO more often when you always say Yes.
Release people pleasing and approval addiction. Understanding family control, duty, rescue, fixing and power games.
Learn to create bounderies and find your own sense of self. Reframe friendships and relationships that no longer work. Discover and recover from addictive, compulsive escape routes. Prepare yourself for CHANGE.
No experience of Breathwork is required, nor do you need to be in a relationship or be affected by addiction. The purpose of this Seminar is to release guilt and the encouragement to fix yourself first, before attempting to fix or rescue others.
”Your time is limited, so don’t live someone else’s life” – Steve Jobs (Apple)
INTERNATIONAL FEEDBACK on COME OUT OF THE COMA Weekends https://rebirthyourlife.me/feedback/
We invite all sexualities, cultures, ages and genders to Urban LIFECLASS Seminars, Retreats & Workshops, whichever city we work in. LGBTQI Welcome.
Venue : Firmstart (Manchester) CIC, Birchvale Cl, St Wilfreds Enterprise Centre, Manchester M15 5BJ Saturday April 1st – Sunday April 2nd 2017 11am 7pm both days.
Investment : One Day £70, Both days £120. Payment via PayPAL or Bank Transfer to secure a place. Cash on the Day can by arranged. Limited £100 bursaries may be available on request. Contact Suzanne 07960 465303 for more details or email@example.com
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