Breath Coaching for Pain and
Breath Coaching increases available oxygen
to every cell in your body, as well as prana, life force. This
reminds you of your natural state of Bliss and Ecstasy.
By being guided to breathe and relax for a minimum of 1 hour, you
are able to spontaneously release suppressed emotions.
Stress Relief Undefined Dread
Phobias Past Trauma Spiritual Integration
1 1/2 to 2 hours per session.
- Learn to release stress
and pain held in your breathing mechanism.
- Learn to relax and breathe
fully, deeply and effortlessly.
- Increase your comfort and
enjoyment of being in your body.
- Be present in your life with
those you are close to and interact with frequently.
- Learn to replace lower quality
thoughts with higher quality thoughts using
Affirmations, custom designed for you.
- Learn to be comfortable with
meditating and being with yourself.
- Access Expanded States of
Consciousness Easily and Effortlessly.
Carol Cilliers was introduced to Rebirthing Breathwork in
1977 and certified as a Trained Rebirther # CTR 003 035 at
the Mendocino School of Holistic Massage and Advanced
Healing Arts in 2000. A form of Pranayama, Carol has taught
Meditation as a Clairvoyant Teacher since
1983, and as a Yoga Instructor and Breathworker since 1999.
Carol has assisted in the training of Breathworkers with
Leonard Orr, the founder of the Rebirthing Breathwork
Movement. Carol has visited and worked out of the
Headquarters for Breathworkers in Germany, as well as doing
Breathwork in England and South Africa, has had a practice
in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past 25 years.
and Transformational Breathing
The fastest way to get to your core issues is
by learning to relax and go deeper within yourself and thus farther
into the body to experience the pleasure of you! The easiest way
to do this is through the breath, healing every cell of your body
and expanding your state of consciousness.
Based on the first experiences we have as an
infant being born, we tend to make major life decisions. Through a
series of rebirthing sessions, you can remember why you made
those decisions and unblock the areas of your life those decisions
affect now. A variety of techniques are available
to assist in the resolution of any blockages in the flow of
your spiritual energy in your body. Most people experience
major life breakthroughs within 3 to 10 sessions.
Individual session: $120 Sliding scale fee
|By Saurabh Bhattacharya |
California-based New Age guru brings to Indian shores the novel
technique of rebirthing that he claims may be Man's route to
psyche immerses in the fountain of life. Exhale. The mind studies
the breath's exit— smoothly, naturally. In, out, in, out.
Energy tingles on your fingertips, arms, legs and throat.
Psychic blocks give way, one by one, slowly but surely.
Gradually, as you reach a trance-like awareness, you feel your Self
being reborn. Free, pure, complete—perhaps immortal…
"So, how did it
feel?" asks Sheeba Loganey, an Indian reiki practitioner based in
Delhi, the ghost of a smile flitting across her face. I have just
opened my eyes and am at a loss for words. What could be the reason
for such unique sensations—the strong tingling that remains in my
limbs even an hour after the session, the sudden switching off of
the mind and a feeling of blissful weightlessness? It can't be
magic. "Not magic. It's your primal energy that's triggered off in
the body by rebirthing," replies Sheeba who, along with her
sister Shalini, is one of the earliest rebirthing instructor
in India. The Loganeys consider the breathing exercise of
rebirthing as "the best way to clear hidden birth
If all this sounds like New Age mumbo-jumbo, don't
blame yourself. The root of rebirthing lies in the hotbed of
New Age—California, the home of the technique's founder, Leonard
Orr. His tryst with rebirthing began in 1962, in a bathtub.
"I used to take long baths in warm water and meditated in my
bathtub," reminisces Orr. "That day, I was meditating as usual, when
suddenly my mind was filled by flashbacks of my own birth."
Over a period of
time, Orr relived his birth trauma and primal death urge through
rebirthing. "My mother had already delivered six children and
did not want another child," he says, describing his experience. "I
was the last—an unwanted child whose existence upset my mother. To
please her, I tried to kill myself. I tried to hang myself on my
umbilical cord. But I failed. I was a breach birth, with the cord
wrapped around my neck three times." Orr stayed in the bathtub for
two hours before he could gather the strength to climb out.
The pioneer of
what the New Age Almanac claims is "one of the most prominent
New Age transformational processes" describes his technique thus:
"Rebirthing helps release the psychic blocks created
by birth trauma by re-connecting to the primal breathing
pattern. It's the basic form of prana yoga that we are born with but
lose over time." According to Orr, human beings are a reservoir of
divinity. But most people remain unaware of this because of the
trauma that they go through during birth. Through rebirthing,
the moment of birth is relived and the trauma of that moment is
The concept of
birth trauma is not unique to Orr's philosophy. About 20 years ago,
in 1950, science fiction author and founder of Scientology, L. Ron
Hubbard, discussed this idea at length in his path-breaking book
Dianetics. Describing how 'engrams' or energy blocks are
created in an unborn child, Hubbard wrote: "…Life in the womb does
not seem to be the paradise it has been poetically represented… Mama
sneezes, baby gets knocked 'unconscious', Mama gets hysterical, baby
gets an engram… People have scores of pre-natal engrams when they
are normal. Each contains pain and 'unconsciousness'."
From 1962 to
1975, Orr developed rebirthing largely in a bathtub—first by
being immersed in the water, and then trying it out underwater with
a snorkel and nose-pins. In 1975, he noticed a certain rhythm in the
breathing mechanism of most people while rebirthing.
Orr next experimented with this connected breathing rhythm
outside the bathtub. This resulted in the creation of dry
Explains Orr: "Many people may not be
prepared for the intense experience of the bathtub which actually
throws you back into a fetal state. Moreover, getting into a hot
tub in the nude, except for a snorkel and nose-clips, may be a
little esoteric for many. I evolved dry rebirthing, or
connected breathing, as a preparatory stage that can be
considered complete in itself. This involves rhythmic
breathing for a minimum 10-12 sessions of one to two hours."
Each session should have a gap of about five-seven days. The
training requires more time—first the instructor goes through 10
sessions and then has to conduct 10 more sessions of rebirthing
with at least three people.
Orr promotes the technique
all over the world through his California-based organisation,
Rebirth International, that has developed a full-fledged training
seminar and certification process. And, since 1975, he has trained
thousands of rebirthers. "I do not demand any fee," says Orr.
"Instead, I let the individual concerned set the fee. Despite, or
perhaps because of, this I am now a millionaire." The father of
rebirthing has rebirthed his son innumerable times and his
daughter was born underwater.
On the spiritual plane, what
Orr discovered through his rebirthing experiments has been
explained by his friend Bob Frissell in the preface to Orr's book
Breaking the Death Habit: "…Prior to proper breathing,
one's stuck energy is physically held in place by shallow
breathing. Our lives are shaped by stuck energy in
ways that limit our expression and individuality. The stuck
energy bears stress and painful bodily symptoms, eventually
leading to disease, illness and death."
This led Orr to
the concept of physical immortality. During his search for immortal
yogis, he came across a yogi called Hairakhand Baba near Haldwani in
the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Convinced that Babaji
was actually immortal, Orr placed his rebirthing ideas before
the yogi for his comments. "I asked Babaji: 'Does rebirthing
produce mrityunjaya (victory over death)?'" says Orr. "Babaji
replied: 'Rebirthing produces mahamrityunjaya (supreme
victory over death).' And that was all I needed—a confirmation of my
theories from an actual immortal."
At first sight, Orr looks
the epitome of age—tall, thin, withered, frail old age. But the
person behind this persona refuses to accept the finality of death.
And his logic is simple: the fact that you are alive now means that
your life urge is stronger than your death urge. So, to remain
immortal, all you have to do is keep this life urge strong. And
this, Orr states, is possible by managing the energy within
"Physical death is self-created by
three things: ignorance, emotional energy pollution and poor
diet," says Orr. "If people learn to manage the energy body
and clean it, it's possible to attain physical immortality." For
this, he recommends elemental cleansing: controlling diet and
exercising forms earth purification; bathing twice a day and
doing pranayama in a bathtub is part of water purification;
rebirthing is air purification; and conducting
agnihotra (fire ceremony) is fire purification.
Till date, Orr
claims to have met eight immortal yogis in India, the youngest being
300 years old. In fact, Orr believes that Hairakhand Baba is
actually the immortal Mahavatar Babaji mentioned in the famous
Indian yogi, Paramahansa Yogananda's Autobiography of a
role rebirthing plays in what Orr calls the "Great Game of
Immortality", he says: "Each session dissolves body memories and
emotional traumas forever, especially the birth trauma. This also
helps heal diseases such as epilepsy, asthma, migraine headaches and
common cold. In fact, rebirthing is a siddhi, or the
ultimate maturation of the soul. It has healed every disease known
to man. I have even had experiences of bi-location."
far-fetched? Not if you go by other people's experiences. "For a
while, I felt that I wouldn't be able to go through it," says Nidhi
Dalmiya, a rebirthing enthusiast in New Delhi, India, who's
gone through nine sessions. "But then you get into a trance: you
feel aware and yet in a state of limbo. Rebirthing has solved
my nausea problem and has raised my self-esteem as well." Nidhi also
claims to have glimpsed "the image of an embryo and some disturbing
noise in the background. I later asked my mother who said that there
was some noise during my birth."
Another Indian rebirther,
Manisha Kriplani, explains her experience thus: "I felt cramps in my
arms and hands, apart from a strong tingling sensation. This was
because of my trying to hold on to my past. I have also seen a lot
of images that must have been from my past lives. And I think that
Orr's thesis on immortality is also possible. I would love to attain
physical immorality in my present form." Orr himself is quite
matter-of-fact about the immortal potentials of rebirthing.
In fact, he claims to have achieved temporary immortality through
this technique. "I reached senility around 1988-89," says he, "and
it took me five years to overcome it, thanks to rebirthing. I
can now confidently say that I'm a senility graduate." In his
book The Secrets of Youthing, Orr voices his own ambition
thus: "Longevity is a superficial goal; I am on the path of mastery.
Mastery is a wonderful