The Concept

Breathing addresses the whole person

Holistic

Integrative Conscious Breathing is a simple yet complete Self-Healing Tool. In fact, Breathwork is the most Holistic healing modality available, joining Body, Mind, and Spirit.

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Science-based Approach

Grounded

We take a Rational, Science-based Approach to Breathing. The benefits of diaphragmatic breathing are well documented.

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Do It Yourself

A Do-It-Yourself Program

A Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Approach: we offer a "take-home Breathwork program". We train you to develop a personal Integrative Breathwork practice, a relationship to your breathing. Learn to use the Diaphragm fully and cultivate a lifelong practice.

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Integrative Breathwork

  • Blissful Journey Breathwork, is a form of Integrative Breathwork offered in northern New England, based in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. We also travel around the USA and internationally to conduct our larger group programs. Call us to arrange events in your area or come be with us in New Hampshire.
  • Offering Integrative Breathwork since 2001.

Breathwork Retreats / Training

This is Blissful Journey's introductory 2 1/2 day Breathwork Experience. (i.e. Part 1 of the whole Breathwork Immersion Retreat below). It goes into greater depth than an Intro Workshop and features five (5) sessions and two mini-sessions. It is intended as a starter program where you can begin to do shorter self-sessions on your own after program's end; you will have many tools to take home to help you stay strong and in your power, and live the life you desire and deserve.

There are NO prerequisites for this program.

Blissful Journey offers this second, more advanced, 2 1/2 day retreat. (i.e. Part 2 of the whole Breathwork Immersion Retreat below) BMR is an advanced experience featuring five (5) more full sessions with extra daily mini-sessions, including a "water session". Deeper learning about the Breath, and your relationship to it, with both Integrative and Yogic practices as well as several modalities centering around Emotional Wellness, Personal Expression, and Manifestation.

Our Breathwork Empowerment Retreat (BER) is the prerequisite for this program.

The Immersion Retreat is simply the Empowerment and Manifestation experiences taken together as a 4 1/2 day retreat. BIR allows one to pack 9 full sessions plus the daily mini-sessions into a more compressed intensive format, with each session's power building on the next for maximum momentum.

There are NO prerequisites for this 4 1/2 day program.

We offer special Transformational Breath­ Programs. Check Breath Schedule for Details.

Group Events (1-day)

The Introductory Workshop is a partial day (usually 2 or 3 hours) group experience with a full facilitated session. These are open to the general public and may take place at our location or be hosted by a business.

This is similar to the Workshop above but of a day's duration; usually 6 to 8 hours. Featured are 2 full facilitated sessions with lunch and other content sandwiched between--topics or activities such as meditation or emotional work are common. Again, open to the general public.

These events follow one of our Workshop formats above (Introductory or Intensive) but are organized by and for a private group so that registration is closed to the public. We can travel to your venue if a large enough group is pre-registered / pre-paid. Call to arrange your own Workshop for friends, family, work associates, or any group that you are connected with. Local groups are welcome to breathe at our studio.

These are facilitated sessions for Couples who wish to breathe together in private. These are ideal if there are relationship issues to work through or just for a special occasion to deepen your relationship. Coaching can also be added to this session. We provide one Facilitator to work with you both.

Individual Sessions

These are individual sessions, one-on-one with our Practitioners. The sessions are hands-on.

These are individual sessions, one-on-one with our Practitioners through an online Zoom format. These are available to those who cannot get to us locally due to weather, geography, or mobility concerns. The first online session is typically a longer (at least 1.5 hours) to include preparation and instruction on how to conduct the session through the internet.

We do not offer Couples sessions online due to the logistics involved.

We offer water breathing sessions, conducted in a properly-heated hot tub on our premises. These are more of an advanced breathing session we reserve for experienced breathers. The session is done using a mask and snorkel where the breather is fully supported during the facilitated session.

Please bring a swimsuit for the session and refrain from wearing any lotions or skin care products to your session.

Note: SEASONAL ONLY - not available during winter months.

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Somatic Coaching

In somatic coaching sessions, clients are guided through body based energetic transformation, so they can experience joy, fulfillment, alignment and much more. This is a body-based work focused on unlocking stuck areas, allowing the client to move forward, rather than a mind-set approach.

For a limited time, these sessions are Free. Sessions are Online, unless we make arrangements for in-person.

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Other Wellness Sessions

Are you ready to let go of the blocks that are keeping you from wealth, health and happiness? Emotional energy blockages can also manifest as physical ailments and pain. We use several modalities to clear emotional blockages. Plus, the client is educated on ways to help themselves improve their emotional health and relieve stress.

We've found that using a combination of several techniques is most effective with the best results, especially since our emotional tapestry can be so complex. These modalities used are compatible with any other the client may be using and are not intended to take the place of a licensed therapist or physician.

Sessions are $100 per hour. Initial consultation is 90 minutes at $150.00. Offered in-person, by phone, or through Zoom.

These include an assessment of Nutrition, Lifestyle, and the Health of whole person. We take the guesswork out of which supplements are needed for support. Recommendations are made for changes to promote a healthier you. Quantum Reflex Analysis (QRA) is an effective way of communicating with your body and its specific needs. We can quickly pinpoint areas of nutritional deficiency and determine nutrients and formulas needed to support the body's best structure and function for optimal health and longevity.

We do not diagnose, treat, or prescribe. (Training as a QRA Practitioner was done through Premier Research Laboratories and Dr. Bob Marshall). Forms will be emailed when the appointment is scheduled. Completed forms must be received at least 48 hours in advance or the appointment will need to be rescheduled.

Consultations are currently being offered Online through Zoom and in-Person. Initial Session $150 for 1.5 hours (Does not include the cost of supplements.) Follow-Up Sessions are $100 per hour.

Jin Shin Jyutsu is the ancient Eastern Art of releasing tensions which cause various symptoms in the body. Our bodies contain energy pathways that feed life into all of our cells. When one or more of these paths become blocked, this damming effect may lead to discomfort or even pain. This blockage or stagnation will not only disrupt the local area but will continue and eventually disharmonize the complete path or paths of the energy flow.

Through Jin Shin Jyutsu our awareness is awakened to the simple fact that we are endowed with the ability to harmonize and balance ourselves (in rhythm with the universe) physically, mentally and spiritually.

In a typical Jin Shin Jyutsu session, which lasts about 1 hour, the receiver remains clothed and lies face-up on a cushioned surface. After "listening" to the energy pulses in the wrists, a practitioner employs a harmonizing sequence, or "flow", appropriate for unblocking particular pathways and restoring the energy to the energy rhythm of the universe.

To a certain extent, the experience of Jin Shin Jyutsu is unique to each person for each session. However, the most common effect is that of deep relaxation. Who among us doesn't welcome any opportunity to let go of stress, which so often interferes with optimum health?

Sessions are done in-Person, for 1 hour at $100.

The Bach Flower Remedies are 38 plant- and flower-based remedies which are beneficial in meeting the demands of emotional stress in everyday life. During the consultation, a custom remedy is formulated and prepared to your needs. Research supports the view that emotional and physical health are linked. Bach Flower Remedies help you take control of the way you feel to get more out of life. These remedies are perfectly safe for all family members and pets and there are no contraindications.

Bach Flower Consultations can be added to any session ($50) or done separately ($75 includes consultation and custom remedy.)

Reflexology is a hands-on bodywork modality where the foot is essentially an energetic map of the body, and applying pressure to certain points on the foot positively affect the corresponding area on/in the body. It may be looked at as a foot massage but has a profound effect on wellness. Sessions also include some work on the hands. Sessions are 45 minutes and use smooth crystals to apply the pressure.

Note: Reflexology is very safe, but if client is pregnant, we must know so that we can avoid touching certain points on and around the foot.

Many of the benefits of the foot spa can be attributed to the re-balancing of the energy meridians and the raising of the bio-electrical potential of the body at the cellular level. The bio-charge produced by the ion energy spa can effectively be used for a wide range of conditions, serving as a non-invasive and effective wellness treatment.

Some of the best results reported have been with detoxification, pain reduction, reduced inflammation and recovery time, improved liver, kidney, and colon function, as well as improved sleeping patterns. Studies support the results of better circulation overall.

Immediately after a session it is typical to feel relaxed and have heightened mental clarity. However, clients report that it is the cumulative effect of the sessions which are the most dramatic, providing a greater long-term benefit.

Sessions are done in-Person for 45 minutes at $50.

This YOGA Class is not a public open classroom. It is an individual or small group instruction gathering designed to teach you how to develop your own personal program for yourself and loved ones and insert that into your healthy lifestyle.

The format is Integrative in nature, so that it does not follow the style of a trademarked yoga style or school, but rather blends some classical yoga with more Kundalini and Tibetan yoga traditions. If you take, or have taken yoga classes, some of the routines may seem familiar while other parts will not. The emphasis tends to be on movement instead of static postures (asanas). And, of course, lots of Breathing techniques are introduced, more than you receive at your regular public classes.

Note: For those who are challenged in any way physically to where they may not keep up with the typical public yoga classes, we strive to adapt our techniques so that they meet your actual needs and provide the intended benefits.

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VIP Experience

  • Create your customized healing breathwork experience in beautiful New Hampshire.
  • Come stay with us onsite.
  • Nourishing cuisine.
  • Build your schedule with other wellness modalities.
  • Enjoy personal time as needed.
  • Book a call to discover possibilities.

Integrative Breathwork

Breathwork Retreats

  • Retreat / Training Rates vary by Event.
  • Open up Event Details for more.

Breath and Spirit™ Breathwork Intro
June 17 - 19, 2024 (Monday - Wednesday) / New Hampshire - Lakes Region
Begins Monday evening and lasts all day Tuesday & Wednesday.
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Breath Seminar (5-day)
July 7 - 11, 2024 (Sunday - Thursday) / New Hampshire - Lakes Region
Arrive Saturday evening for early Sunday start.
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Book July Seminar

Reclaim Your Superpowers™ Breathwork Intro
August 5 - 7, (Monday - Wednesday) / New Hampshire - Lakes Region
Begins Monday evening.
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Breathwork Group Workshops

  • includes Crystal Bowls / Sound Healing
  • $47 per person

Introductory Workshop
June 1, 2024 (Saturday) / New Hampshire - Lakes Region
10:00am - Noon

Introductory Workshop
June 15, 2024 (Saturday) / New Hampshire - Lakes Region
10:00am - Noon

Introductory Workshop
July 20, 2024 (Saturday) / New Hampshire - Lakes Region
10:00am - Noon

Introductory Workshop
July 27, 2024 (Saturday) / New Hampshire - Lakes Region
10:00am - Noon

Introductory Workshop
August 10, 2024 (Saturday) / New Hampshire - Lakes Region
10:00am - Noon

Introductory Workshop
August 24, 2024 (Saturday) / New Hampshire - Lakes Region
10:00am - Noon

Introductory Workshop
September 7, 2024 (Saturday) / New Hampshire - Lakes Region
10:00am - Noon

Introductory Workshop
Serptember 21, 2024 (Saturday) / New Hampshire - Lakes Region
10:00am - Noon

These workshops are a brief Introduction to Breathwork system and include a facilitated one-hour group breath session. It will leave you energized and relaxed, stress-free. Wear comfortable clothing that doesn't restrict your breathing and bring a water bottle. Come see us in Gilmanton Iron Works, NH.

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Science-based Approach

Breath & Meditation

(with Grace)

Free Online Classes

(Use coupon code: FREECLASS to register.)

Breath & Meditation
June 2, 2024 (Sunday)
10:00 - 11:00am

Breath & Meditation
June 16, 2024 (Sunday)
10:00 - 11:00am

Breath & Meditation
July 14, 2024 (Sunday)
10:00 - 11:00am

Breath & Meditation
July 28, 2024 (Sunday)
10:00 - 11:00am

Breath & Meditation
August 11, 2024 (Sunday)
10:00 - 11:00am

Breath & Meditation
August 25, 2024 (Sunday)
10:00 - 11:00am

Breath & Meditation
September 8, 2024 (Sunday)
10:00 - 11:00am

Breath & Meditation
September 22, 2024 (Sunday)
10:00 - 11:00am

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Local Classes

At Gilmanton Year-Round Library (GYRL)
Walk-ins welcome! No experience needed...
Details at Library website.

Background

Integrative Breathwork professionally since 2001, originally certified in Yoga and Transformational Breath® Certifications since 1998 as an Herbalist, Reiki Master, Bodyworker; numerous Emotional Wellness modalities; Detoxification and Nutritional therapies.

"I met Stephen during the most challenging time of my life. I was trying many different healing modalities with mixed results. I just couldn't find peace of mind. The first session was instantly effective. How wonderful and light I felt knowing that there was a tool I could access at anytime anyplace. The shift was nothing short of a miracle. I am now creating the life I always wanted with loving intention. Thank you!"
-- David Statler, Pennsylvania, creator of OM Glass, founder of Dragonfly Meadows Healing Center

"It was an extremely powerful experience, of release of emotions held physically, of re-experiencing painful memories in a safe atmosphere, and then letting them go. The work that we did together in one session has not reversed, has had staying power. At all times I felt that I was expertly and sensitively guided through my journey. At all times I felt safe. I recommend this Breathwork for anyone looking to release toxins, emotional baggage, or anyone wanting to experience deep relaxation."
-- Rae Ishee, Antigua, Guatemala

Integrative Breathwork

Integrative Breathwork is a very powerful and modern form of natural healing that has been developed in various forms actually since the early twentieth century. It moves beyond classical Pranayama in its scope and is geared toward effecting not only emotional integration but healing on all levels of Self. Much more than a breathing technique, our Blissful Journey Breathwork Method is a complete self-healing program. We guide you through enough training toward doing self-sessions safely and comfortably and making a personal breathing practice part of your life.


Physical

We work physically (hands-on) to open up the respiratory system and increase lung capacity and oxygen volume moving into the body as one's breathing pattern is optimized. This provides myriad health benefits though we DO NOT make disease or curative claims. Through intention, the client (self-healer) can direct healing energy toward their healing healing goals.

  • Increases oxygenation throughout the body.
  • Improves energy levels.
  • Stimulates circulation.
  • Enhances detoxification in the body.
  • Balances the flow of energy through the body.
  • Addresses addictions.
  • Stimulate or balance the immune system.
  • Improves well-being for many conditions and ailments such as Stress Reduction, Respiratory ailments, Headaches, Low energy, Psychosomatic illnesses, and many others.

There is plenty of research in the literature confirming the effects and benefits of healthy breathing.

Breathwork: Physical

Mental & Emotional

Our breathing techniques, in addition to other in-session tools we employ, help to clear low-density, subconscious, negative energy patterns (trauma, repression, suppression, thought-forms etc.), and transform or integrate them to a higher and lighter vibration. This, in effect, clears the pattern PERMANENTLY!

  • Reduces worry and anxiety
  • Enhances the awareness of self-sabotaging patterns
  • Clears past traumas and dramas
  • Allows for more creative and healthy expression
  • Increases life enjoyment
  • Relieves depressive and negative emotions
  • Cultivates self-esteem
  • Improves relationships with self and others
  • Addresses the emotional patterns behind physical illness.

Breathwork: calming the mind

Spiritual

The clearing of emotional patterns seems to gradually open access to higher centers. People find a greater awareness of one's Higher Self, a greater sense of Love and Joy in their Being, and although this is not the aim, some report mystical experiences.

  • Deepens meditation
  • Strengthens the connection with higher aspects of Self
  • Expands overall awareness
  • Insight and acceptance of spiritual gifts
  • Allows fuller expression of love and joy and the true Self

Breathwork and the Higher Self

Find the New You, the True You.

Blissful Journey Wellness

  • Blissful Journey Wellness LLC arose out of Breath Dynamics™, active in Integrative Breathwork since 2001, and Gracie's Garden™ LLC offering Herbal, Nutritional, and Emotional Wellness Programs. We are based in New England (the Lakes Region of New Hampshire) and travel throughout the USA and Canada.
  • Customized Personal Healing Retreats are available in New Hampshire.
  • Many other wellness modalities are available at our local office. See our Services page
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The Team

Steve and Grace

Stephen is a Certified Transformational Breath Trainer™, having completed Breathwork Training in The Netherlands, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. He's led events in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, the US South, Costa Rica, and Introductory Trainings in places like France and Sweden. He's an Herbalist, Yoga Teacher (Nosara Yoga Institute, Jan 2003), Massage Therapist (Oct 1999), and Reiki Master.

Stephen teams with wife Grace, who is a Certified Transformational Breath Senior Trainer™, working at Breathwork events as far away as Europe, Turkey, and Kuwait. She has 20 years experience in clinical research labs and began natural healing professionally in 2008. Grace is an Herbalist and holds many other health and wellness certifications.

Stephen, former CEO of the Transformational Breath Foundation, served on the TBF Board of Directors and headed several departments including Science, Technology, and Research. Grace was Personal Assistant to the its Founder Judith Kravitz (2019-22) and TBF Board Advisor.

The Home Base

Welcome to our Studio and home at Crystal Lake. Visit or arrange Travel to your location for large Events.

5-STAR REVIEWS on Google

"My experience with Blissful Journey has been life changing. I can say that it was one of the best decisions I've ever made for myself and my family. I will be forever grateful for my time with Grace and Steve. They're very compassionate, gentle, caring and loving therapists and they exceeded my expectations. With sincere honesty I recommend them to anyone needing to take their healing journey further. "
-- Astorga Salome

"After taking the course with Steve and Grace, I felt so much more clarity, energy, and joy. They patiently helped me move to a calm and grounded place. It was unbelievable to experience a shift without any 'talk therapy' during the course - just using the breath! And I stayed a few more days after the course - it took the experience to the next level. The informative conversations, delicious meals, their kind and positive natures, and each additional breath session added so much."
--S.C.

"A truly holistic experience, where you get to nourish your mind body and soul. Grace and Steve are magical breathworkers! You leave feeling recharged, rejuvenated, refreshed and ready to take on the world!"
--Esther Bernstein

...Many more 5-Star Online

El Paso breathers

"I took a Breath workshop with Stephen with the intention of cleansing my body of toxins and possibly suppressed emotion or trauma. Stephen explained what could happen and that it is a different experience for everyone. I was a little nervous because I didn't really know what would come up and I knew it could be pretty intense. With Stephen's calm support and encouragement I had the most amazing experience of detoxification and release I have ever had in my life. I would recommend this to anyone who is concerned with their health and well being and is not afraid to try some something different."
-- Kyla M, CYT, Washington State

"I love Grace's work and her passion and talents with Breath!"
-- Fernando Ausin-Gomez, Mexico

"I took Steve's workshop in Costa Rica because I was curious about what it was, knowing the power of the breath and that I wasn't using mine to its fullest potential -- even while practicing yoga. It was an amazing and transformational experience and I know now how very powerful the breath can be. I urge everyone to try this and release some deep emotional traumas and free yourself of suppressed pain."
-- L. Kail, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA