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Breathwork in St. Petersburg, FL

Harness the Power of Your Breath & Unlock the Power of Your Mind!

Discover the transformative power that proper breathing can have on your life! At Maddie Meditates, our breathwork instruction sessions in St. Pete, FL will help you unlock the true potential of your mind and body. Through breathwork, you'll gain a deeper connection with yourself, enhancing overall well-being, promoting relaxation, and cultivating the inner peace and strength needed to overcome life's physical & mental challenges. Join us and see how the simple act of breathing can lead to a healthier, more balanced life.

What Is Breathwork?

Within a Breathwork Session, our objective is to connect to the power of the breath through calming, balancing, and/or exciting the nervous system.


Let me guess... you've tried everything and nothing has seemed to be the ultimate cure? Well... let me tell you... Breathwork might just be your answer.


The breath is the one thing we have control over in our physical body, not our heart beat, not our digestive process - the breath. It is the one system in our body that is both automatic and under our control. The breath is a direct link to the nervous system and with the use of Breathwork we can do three things: calm the nervous system, balance the nervous system, or excite the nervous system - all which help to release and heal.

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What Can I Expect In My Breathwork Session?

Breathwork Basics

Within our Breathwork session we will begin with basic information on the breath - helping to inform you of what we will be diving into and registering your experience with Breathwork in the past.

Breath Awareness

From there we will jump into Breath Awareness, recognizing what your breath naturally does on its own. This helps us to understand what is going on within our Internal World and where needs the most attention.

Breathing Techniques

From there, we will jump into simple warm-up breathing techniques and once acquainted with this, we will dive into our dominant breathing technique that we will work with during the major duration of the session. After we’ve finished up with this portion, we will dive into a debrief of what you were feeling and tuning into - a form of integrating your session.


Breathwork is powerful and truly transformative. It is the bridge between body and mind. Learn how to control your breath and you can control your mind, becoming a Master of Self.

Physical Effects of Breathwork

Breathwork is energy work, and as you begin the breath pattern, your body may start to feel like it is coming ALIVE with energy. It’s also very common at some point during the session to feel like you are being pushed up against some resistance (stuck or stagnant energy) that might show up in the form of tightness, tensions , or emotional releases. My advice? Keep breathing, you want to get that energy moving. 

You May Experience The Following When Performing Breathwork Exercises

Here are some common feelings and reactions the body can experience throughout your session:

  • Temperature Fluctuations - it is normal for your body temperature to fluctuate from hot to cold as fear is being released from the body

  • Body Stiffening - The body can tighten and contract in places that commonly hold blockages - the mouth and lips, the hands and arms (tetany), the legs and feet, the hips.

  • Tingling - It is very common for the body to begin tingling either all over or in certain areas, depending on where energy is moving.

  • Movement - during the session your body may shake, vibrate, move around. Listen to your body!

  • Releases - you may feel the need to release energy through crying, laughing, screaming. All of this is a part of the energetic release.

  • Muscle tightness - energy can collect in the body and create a traffic jam. The area may become knotted, tight, or sore. This usually passes within a few minutes of returning to a relaxed breath.

  • Emotions - the process is about releasing the emotions that are on the surface. With the breathwork practice, we are getting under the fears and anxieties that are stuck so this may get uncomfortable. I encourage students to commit to the practice and soften the breath if things start to feel too uncomfortable.

You may experience some of these or you may experience none. Your experience will change from session to session and person to person. Know that all of these experiences are temporary and you can use your breath to move through them.


Again, the beautiful part about breathwork is if it ever becomes too uncomfortable, you can return to a relaxed breath, it doesn’t ‘ruin’ the session. 


I encourage my clients to let any resistance or reaction in the body during the session be an opportunity to speak to the body. Ask your heart what it is ready to release or let go of or offer it sweet words of reassurance as it moves the energy through the body. 

What Are The Benefits Of Breathwork?

Combining breathwork with meditation allows you to potentially reap the benefits of both techniques. People use breathwork meditation to improve their mental, emotional, and physical well-being.

According to research, breathwork may:

  • Boost mood

  • Decrease high blood pressure

  • Deepen relaxation

  • Help with symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

  • Improve alertness, focus, and memory

  • Increase heart rate variability (a metric associated with longevity, fitness, and mental health)

  • Promote creativity

  • Promote quality sleep

  • Soothe emotions associated with grief and trauma

  • Reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression

  • Reduce symptoms of asthma

  • Reduce symptoms of stress

  • Is Reiki Healing a religion?
    Although Reiki energy is spiritual in nature, Reiki is not a religion. Practitioners are not asked to change any religious or spiritual beliefs they may have. They are free to continue believing anything they choose and are encouraged to make their own decisions concerning the nature of their religious practices.
  • Are there any side effects from a Reiki Healing Session?
    Most of the time a person will feel relaxed and uplifted by a Reiki treatment. However, sometimes a person will have what is called a healing crisis. As a person’s vibration goes up, toxins that have been stored in the body will be released into the blood stream to be filtered by the liver and kidneys and removed from the system. When this happens, sometimes a person can get a headache or stomach ache or feel weak. If this happens, it is a good idea to drink more water, eat lighter meals and get more rest. The body is cleansing as part of the healing process so this is a good sign.
  • Does insurance cover Reiki Energy Healing?
    Reiki is just starting to be recognized by insurance companies. While not many are covering Reiki treatments, some are. Check with your local insurance company for details.
  • How does Reiki Energy Healing work?
    We are alive because life force is flowing through us. Life force flows within the physical body though pathways called chakras, meridians and nadis. It also flows around us in a field of energy called the aura. Life force nourishes the organs and cells of the body, supporting them in their vital functions. When this flow of life force is disrupted, it causes diminished function in one or more of the organs and tissues of the physical body. The life force is responsive to thoughts and feelings. It becomes disrupted when we accept, either consciously or unconsciously, negative thoughts or feelings about ourselves. These negative thoughts and feelings attach themselves to the energy field and cause a disruption in the flow of life force. This diminishes the vital function of the organs and cells of the physical body. Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy. It raises the vibratory level of the energy field in and around the physical body where the negative thoughts and feelings are attached. This causes the negative energy to break apart and fall away. In so doing, Reiki clears, straightens and heals the energy pathways, thus allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way.
  • Is reiki safe for pregnant women?
    Since Reiki is guided by the Higher Power, the Reiki energy will know the condition of the client or student and adjust appropriately. Reiki can only do good. Many pregnant women have received treatments with great benefit to them and their unborn child. It has also been used during child birth. Pregnant women have also taken the Reiki training and received the Reiki attunement with beneficial results.
  • Where does Reiki Energy come from?
    Reiki energy is a subtle energy. It is different than electricity or chemical energy or other kinds of physical energy. Reiki energy comes from the Higher Power, which exists on a higher dimension than the physical world we are familiar with. When viewed clairvoyantly, Reiki energy appears to come down from above and to enter the top of the practitioners head after which if flows through the body and out the hands. It appears to flow this way because of our perspective. However, the true source of Reiki energy is within ourselves. This does not mean that we use our personal energy when we do Reiki, but that the energy is coming from a transcendental part of ourselves that is connected to an infinite supply of healing energy.
  • How does a distant Reiki Energy Healing session work?
    Distance is quite simply a method to help others with their own personal healing without actually being physically present with them. Energy is not limited by time or space. Our Higher Self is fully aware of this lack of limitations. Logic and reason are also not required. We are able to embrace cause and effect simultaneously with the past, present, and future. It makes no difference at this level if the person we are working with is on the other side of the room or the other side of the planet. We are only limited by questions of our own intellect. We need only ignore this cultural conditioning and proceed guided by the intuitive abilities of our true self. When performing distance healing it is often said that one "sends" healing to another. This is actually a misnomer. The person receiving the healing actually draws upon their own Universal Life Force. As with an in-person healing session the Reiki Practitioner simply helps channel this energy. From a distance the healer becomes a bridge between healee and the source.

Luis P., Miami

Breathwork with Maddie Meditates was absolutely undeniably incredible. 

She really knows how to immerse you in an experience and she knows what she's talking about.

She leads you through different variations of Breathwork and helps you find the breath patterns that best suits you. I learned so much by being able to connect to my breath in a way I've never experienced before. 

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Holly Y., St. Pete

I always heard a ton of great things about breathwork practices, but I wanted to try it out for myself. 

Maddie is the real deal when it comes to this stuff! 

I had such an incredible and profound experience with her. 

I now know the power of my breath and connecting to my body.


Jenna S., St. Pete

Breathwork with Maddie was too cool! She really knows what she's talking about and slowly eases you into the practice.

I came out of the session feeling lighter and more level-headed and calm. What a relief! 


John G., Tampa

I practiced breathwork before on my own for the past few years, but getting to experience it with a certified Breathwork Teacher and Facilitator was a different experience. 

It just feels more real. 

Maddie lead me through the step-by-step embodiment process of tuning into my body and listening to what my breath needed.

Ready to Take Control of Your Mind & Body?

Book Your Breathwork Session in St. Pete Today!

By harnessing the power of our breath, we can gain a deeper connection with our body and mind, becoming true masters of oneself. Breath work is more than just an exercise; it is a transformative practice that enhances well-being, promotes relaxation, and cultivates inner peace. At Maddie Meditates in St. Pete, we empower you to unlock these benefits through expert-guided breath work classes. Don't wait to embark on this journey of self-discovery and holistic healing - Book your breathwork session today and start living a more mindful, balanced life!

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact me today!

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