Your sessions with me are a co-creative journey that honour the multidimensional complexity of your unique constitution, energy signature, talents and tendencies, ancestry and addictions, to craft neural pathways that are able to express a more expanded version of yourself. We explore a way of moving and nourishing, relating, and resting, breathing and being, honouring the rhythm of action and rest, deepening the sensitivity to the subtle inner cues of the body.
This way of being and healing requires a brave willingness and curiosity to ask the question ‘”How has it come to be so?” as a departure point on the journey of reflection and understanding which in turn serves as a compassionate way with which to relate to your inner experience.
Pneumanity™ Living is the crafting of an ‘inter’ and ‘intra’ connected way of being that ignites the human spirit as a contributor to a conscious, compassionate world working with conscious breathing as a path cutter, illuminator, catalyst, integrator and primary medicine for a healing informed future.
Come with as much history of your ancestors, birth experience, health journey, curiosity, playfulness, patience, an open mind, willingness to explore and shift perspective, comfortable clothes, a notebook and pencils.
Expect to leave catalysed, empowered, inspired, and supported. Your script rarely includes a prescription drug but will most likely include some lifestyle changes, a breathing practice, blood tests if required, nutritional supplements, creative processes, poetry, and a podcast or reading list.
I work with anyone who resonates with this philosophy or is curious to discover a new way of being.
Online consultations are also offered for anyone around the world. Even through the virtual realm, these sessions provide a strong engagement and connection. Each session is between 45 and 60 mins. More time can be booked if deemed necessary. I work virtually on zoom and in person and may even suggest a walking consultation in nature.
Payment is upfront but can be claimed back from medical aid. If you have financial constraints, please let me know.
TALKS & KEYNOTE ADDRESSES
My talks offer an engaging and gently provocative space to feel inspired, curious and empowered with practical tools and fresh perspectives on health, wellness and what it means to be human.
I share in ways that are creative, embodied and that tell a story of
our connected humanity.
Grounded in science and inspired by ancient wisdom, these conversations present grounded possibilities for a desperately needed new paradigm of health for individuals and society.
They are crafted specifically for the audience, meeting them where they are at and based on the context and unique challenges,
whether that be in education, healthcare, business or special
My most requested topics relate to the art and science of conscious breathing, burnout, and energy management or are based on my book BREATHE , Strategising Energy in the Age of Burnout.
Some of the organisations I have been privileged to work with
include, Unilever, Anglo American, Deloitte, Bain, RMB, IMM Business College and Women in Finance. I have also enjoyed working with young people at Rhodes University, University of the Witwatersrand,
and many high schools across the country as well as numerous online summits.
I offer talks and keynote addresses to local and international audiences both in person and on virtual platforms.
WORKSHOPS & RETREATS
The passion for my craft and life experience as a doctor and creative, informs my style of facilitating groups.
My workshops and retreats are curated to create a safe space for deep experiential learning, healing, connection, and transformation.
Retreats and workshops can be facilitated on site or offsite and are designed specifically for business teams and special interest groups.
Breathwork is the art and a science of conscious breathing that transforms an unconscious life giving function into a simple, accessible and empowering tool for self awareness, optimum health and personal transformation.
Our breathing habits and patterns are very telling of the story of our life experience. Our breathing is influenced by our past traumas, stressors, lifestyle, medication, diet, posture, air quality and technology. It is also a reflection of our internal emotional state. Most people have developed suboptimal breathing habits that in turn exacerbate and may even lead to anxiety, fatigue, pain , insomnia and chronic inflammation and burnout. In fact, there is no system in the body that is not influenced by the breath.
Breathwork is a simple, immediately available, measurable and free internal resource. It is the most underrated and disregarded pillar of health that is essential for anyone seeking support with a chronic or breathing related health condition. It has been found to be a highly effective tool to support mental and emotional health and to build resilience. It is particularly helpful for those seeking to access information stored in the body and psyche that is often not accessible through talk therapy. Conscious breathing is the bridge between the inner and outer world, the body and heart-mind, the conscious and the unconscious. It embeds the new neural pathways that support sustainable change.
Breathwork has been an important self-regulating tool at my disposal for some time and it has helped me cope with the various states of dis-ease in which I found myself on a daily basis.
Since the first time I practiced Breathwork with Dr Manga, I have used the various breathing techniques I’ve learnt to cope with social stresses, post covid symptoms and burnout. The recognition that the power lies within me, sustains me through the deep bouts of anxiety. Teaching people to tap into their own inner resources in order to cope with the pressures of daily life or past traumas is what I believe Breathwork Africa does.
Being empowered to help myself through conscious connected breath has been the greatest gift and knowing that I can in any moment navigate my situation through the use of the various techniques I’ve learned has been the best thing during moments of overwhelm. It’s something I truly believe that everyone should be able to do.
When we are on a difficult path, if we keep our eyes open, we will find healers and guides to help us, people who appear at just the right time, with just the right tools and lessons to teach us.
Dr. Ela Manga has been one of those people in my life - her wisdom, compassion and insight have helped me to look at my challenges differently, and to step through the bars of the mental cage I had constructed for myself.
The tool which she offers - breathwork - has been life changing, in a way which I would not have believed possible. I tried it out of desperation, and discovered I could use it to change my mood, my energy, and to fill my body with the kind of joy and relief I am not used to experiencing on my own.
Perhaps, as she has shown me, because we are not really on our own.
The journey is far from over, and I look forward to continuing, knowing that there are more surprises ahead.