We are creating a Community Event Calendar both for in person and virtual events! Anyone who is interested will be able to go to our Community Calendar page to see the events going on through the months. This will be for anyone coming upon the website to see the monthly kind of activities we can engage in together. More posts to come around the calendar specifically.
Here2Help Community is partnering with Kyle Espenshade of Soma Alchemy as one of our first virtual event hosts to start creating our calendar of community events. Kyle is a certified SOMA Breath Instructor, helping others access their full potential and ‘Awaken the SOMA within’ using the power of the breath.
Join Kyle Espenshade and the Here2Help Community every Monday at 5pm PST/8pm EST for a free Soma Breathwork initiation session! Event link at the bottom of the post. Same event link every Monday.
Kyle has developed Soma Alchemy, combining everything he has learned over the years into a holistic health and wellness practice for the modern day. Soma Alchemy gives you the tools to overcome challenges and blockages such as stress, anxiety, trauma, fatigue, and dis-ease by showing you how to balance various aspects of the Body, Mind, and Soul through ancient practices of Meditation, Dreamwork, Breathwork, Yogic Bodywork, and Shamanic Diet. He is also the manager of the SOMA music label, Breathe In Beats.
Kyle studied breathwork with Wim Hof and later Anthony Abbagnano, founder of Alchemy of Breath, where he was able to dive deeper into the process of healing with a six week Hero’s Journey workshop, following Joseph Campbell’s outline for psychological development and personal transformation. He eventually came upon SOMA Breath, where he seemingly found the holistic system he had been dreaming about putting together himself, and became one of the first SOMA instructors
We are working on more events with Kyle besides his normal Monday initiations as well so stay tuned.
Wear comfortable clothes in a safe seated position. Yoga style clothing is perfect. All breathwork techniques should be done on an empty stomach, or at least 1-2 hrs before eating a full meal
Benefits of SOMA Breath:
- More efficient oxygen use
- Better CO2 tolerance
- Increased mind-body connection
- Increased cardiovascular health: more stamina, endurance, better fitness
- Nervous system balancing
- Deep meditation states
- Increase aerobic capacity
- Self hypnosis and Mind reprogramming: install new beliefs and become your best self effortlessly
- Mental and physical resilience
- Clear and calmer mind: Better decision making and judgement capacity
- Stress management
- Awaken to your soul’s purpose and authentic self
- Increased confidence and self esteem
- Emotional processing and release
Breathwork utilizes IHT (Intermittent Hypoxic Training), which is contraindicated in the case of:
* acute somatic and viral diseases
* chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD-II and COPD-III)
* chronic diseases with symptoms of decompensation or terminal illness
* individual intolerance of oxygen insufficiency
* most forms of cancer
* people with epilepsy, pacemakers or heart arrhythmias
What to expect
* During – trauma release, visuals, body vibrations and tingling, tetany, body orgasms
* After – light headed, blissful, increased clarity
Kyle’s journey of healing and transformation began in High School, with a Spiritual Awakening that brought him to the path of yoga and meditation. Influenced by the lives and experiences of spiritual Gurus such as Ram Dass and Paramahansa Yogananda, he began studying and practicing Raja Yoga. After noticing the similarities and interconnectedness of many of the world’s different spiritual, mystical, and esoteric traditions, he began formulating his own practice, harmonizing various techniques and exercises from Kundalini Tantra, Kriya Yoga, Tibetan Buddhism, Dream Yoga, Taoist Alchemy, Hermetic Alchemy, and Shamanism. Also a musician, Kyle is a creative alchemist at heart who loves to mix together various elements of whatever he is working with, and forming them into his own personal expression.
Kyle’s first breakthrough experience with breathwork (beyond pranayama exercises taught in traditional yoga) was with the Wim Hof Method. Astounded by Wim’s amazing breath technique, Kyle knew immediately that breathwork was his path. He further studied breathwork with Anthony Abbagnano, founder of Alchemy of Breath, where he was able to dive deeper into the process of healing with a six week Hero’s Journey, following Joseph Campbell’s outline for psychological development and personal transformation. Serendipity led Kyle to Niraj, the founder of SOMA Breath, where he seemingly found the holistic system he had been dreaming about putting together himself. Being one of the first SOMA Instructors ever trained, he is now living his dream – awakening others to the magic of conscious breathing, and helping to turn their own dreams into a reality.
Event link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2019481826