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Imagine how it would feel to be able to cultivate
a deep lasting peace – anytime, anywhere

Imagine knowing how to dramatically reduce your stress, increase your energy AND master your emotions
through the simple yet profound power of your breath!

Are you truly living an awakened life – one that reflects the highest expression of who you are?

Or, do you, all to often, find yourself under the effects of stress, being “triggered” by people or situations around you into reactive, unconscious ways of being?

If you’re like most people on the spiritual path, you’ve probably experienced many transformational breakthroughs, insights and realizations about your true nature and potential.

Yet, no matter how powerful these spiritual insights may seem in the moment, once the pressures of life kick in (work, family, bills, etc.), those once profound insights can fade away like a distant memory.

In fact, it appears that one of the greatest obstacles for most people on a transformational journey to truly LIVING A LIFE aligned with their deepest truth and realization is the intense stress of modern-day life.

If stress is, in fact, one of the primary obstacles that prevents you from living your life in a more awakened and centered state, it begs the question...

What is the most effective way to dissolve, release and transform stress?

The answer is in the simple yet profound power of your breath...

What if you could learn to transform the contraction of stress and fear into an expanded state of relaxation and heart-centered presence, anytime, anywhere?

What if you could unleash this powerful energy within you to deepen you spiritually, open your sexuality and amplify your ability to heal yourself and others?

The truth is: Something as simple as conscious breathing can BRING YOU BACK TO LIFE and totally transform your relationship to yourself and the world around you.

When you learn practices that unlock this power, you will start to release all the old habits and energies that have been holding you back so you can begin to live more in your full potential, in a state of heart-centered presence and joy.

Now that’s what life is really about!

But as you know, transformation takes time and requires expert guidance to help you navigate the nuances.

In this powerful 9-week online course, world-renowned spiritual teacher and leader, Gay Hendricks will guide you step by step though his transformational process to awaken the full power of your breath.

With over 40 years of research into integrative breath healing modalities, Gay is widely regarded as one of the foremost experts on the art and science of conscious breathing...

When you join him for this 9-week training, you will discover how to:

  • Heal old wounds to open you up to genuine BLISS
  • Transform your relationship to your body so you feel ALIVE and OPEN
  • Deepen your spirituality and DEVOTION
  • Allow you to live with a completely new, JOYFUL AWARENESS!

“Your method of breathing is life-changing.”
Alice Miller, Author of Prisoners Of Childhood

An Important Message from Gay Hendricks:

Dear Friend,

Everything I teach about breathwork began with a powerful experience I had 40 years ago.

The situation was a moment when I felt very sad and lonely. I was in a new relationship and my girlfriend had left to visit someone else.

Yep, you know what that means.

I was churning in agony, thinking I was abandoned and unloved.

As I struggled in this state, I suddenly realized that I was HOLDING MY BREATH.

In seeing that, I had an insight that would change my life forever:

I thought, “Oh, I’m holding my breath to keep from stirring up my sadness and being completely overwhelmed.”

This was an interesting 10-second insight that began to shift my perspective and I thought,

“Why would I want to do that? Don’t I want to open up to my full experience?”

So I decided to do the exact opposite in that moment, and I let myself breathe fully right into the middle of what I was experiencing.

And what happened next was a COMPLETE SURPRISE!

Over the next few minutes, as I breathed with my sadness and fear, these emotions began to bother me much less.

What I discovered was that just by acknowledging them and breathing with them they began to dissolve.

But this was the complete opposite of the way I had been working with my clients!

I realized that I often tried to talk clients out of their feelings.

After that moment, I saw I needed to talk them INTO their feelings.

We need permission to feel our feelings so they can be experienced and dissolved.

So breathing became really important as my clients began to open into their feelings through the breath... and heal.

Now there are thousands of studies on breathing, but at that time there was nothing to drawn upon, only my own self-discovery and work.

As this exploration went on and my own breathwork practiced deepened, I discovered what I will share with you in this course:

The 3 Dimensions to Breath and Being

1) The first dimension of breathing is all about YOUR BODY.

You have to become sensitive to your body in a new way.

That in itself has huge healing possibilities because many of us have an antagonistic relationship with our bodies. Thoughts like “I’m too old, my body doesn’t look right, I’m fat,” are the norm...

...So the act of paying attention to your breathing is in itself a healing act because you are with the body AS IT IS.

In entering the first dimension, I will guide you to feel how nature has designed your body to move with the breath and release into this movement.

2) The second dimension is the experience of ENERGY in your body.

As you pay attention to breathing you get in touch with the energy flows in your body.

This new awareness totally opens you up to a new way of life!

When you become attuned to your energy, this brings about MORE VITALITY.

In entering this second dimension, I’ll guide you to gradually breathe into any areas in your body that aren’t “turned on,” so you have access to a more expansive being – which, trust me, feels absolutely AMAZING!

3) The third dimension I will be teaching about includes your body and energy, but is in fact a feeling of wide-open space, and SPACIOUS CONNECTION to the universe.

This third dimension offers a resolution of things that are typically troublesome - for example you’re able to resolve the split between sexuality and spirituality.

In this dimension you truly experience that they are both expressions of the same thing!

This has tremendous healing potential.

The third dimension is a place of resolution and direct connection with the creative aspects of the universe.

You’ll be able to perceive the universe from wholeness, not fragmentation.

I want you to get familiar with this space so that you walk through your life with it IN ECSTASY, IN JOY, IN POWER!

Through our 9-week journey together, every session will have some teaching devoted to breathing techniques so you can experience all three dimensions.

My promise to you is that after taking this course, everyday moments of your life will become spiritual, and your sexual unions will celebrate the blessing of the deeper places your breath carries you.

I look forward to going on this journey together!

With appreciation,

“It’s all here, and it works!”
Kenny Loggins, Singer/Songwriter

This Course is for You If...

  • You are ready for more peace in your life. Period. You know peace is your birthright.
  • You want to shift feeling overwhelmed into feeling inspired and happy. You know it’s possible, but you’re not sure how to get there.
  • You are already experiencing the benefits of a spiritual practice like yoga or meditation and want to take it to the next level.
  • You want to experience the ecstasy you know is possible in human connection, but you’ve been too afraid of going that deep in the past.
  • You are ready to feel energized everyday! And you know it’s possible even if you’re struggling right now.

When you join Gay Hendricks, world-renowned pioneer of conscious breathing practices and personal growth, for this 9-session course you’ll discover:

  • Powerful breathing practices to increase your joy and power
  • How to live from your center all day using your breath
  • Consistent bodily and emotional bliss
  • A deeper dimension of your spirituality that embraces your sexuality
  • How to move through conflict into love using breath awareness
  • Secrets to manifesting the life of your dreams with breath practice
  • And much more!

By the end of this course instead of saying things like:

“I’m so overwhelmed these days...”
“I wish I had more energy...”
“Life is so challenging right now...”

You will be able to...

  • Free up so much energy you won’t know what to do with it all
  • Find stillness in the midst of the chaos
  • Feel relieved and peaceful... no matter what shape your life is in
  • Get jewel-like clarity at the center of your being
  • Release stress so you can start feeling relaxed again
  • Become awake to the sexual bliss inside you

Regular class sessions are on Wednesdays at 5:00 PM US Pacific time.

What You’ll Discover in These Nine Weeks

Each teaching and training session with renowned personal growth expert Gay Hendricks will build harmoniously upon the next, so that you’ll develop a complete, holistic understanding of the practices, tools and principles you’ll need to engage the transformational power of your breath with clarity, joy and ease.

Week 1: The Experiential History Of Breathwork
Part One: Eastern Practices
(April 2)

In this opening session, we’ll begin with a look back at the history of breathwork in the eastern traditions. Utilizing experiential practices, you’ll discover how breathwork has been an important part of being human for eons.

In this session you will:

  • Practice the first breathing exercise ever described, from a 4000-year-old text
  • Learn the history of the use of breathing in Taoism, yoga and other spiritual traditions by doing the actual processes
  • Discover the secret breathing technique hidden in one of the Bible’s beatitudes.

Week 2: The Experiential History Of Breathwork
Part Two: Western Practices
(April 9)

In this session, we’ll continue our survey of historical uses of breathwork by looking at the practices of the western world. You’ll discover how breathwork has evolved in different parts of our planet and see what fundamentals remain the same to successfully utilize this great practice.

In this session you will discover:

  • Wilhelm Reich & The Therapeutic Power Of Breathing
  • European holistic medical pioneers (e.g. Georg Groddeck, Franz Alexander)
  • European breathing teachers (e.g. Magda Proskauer, Ilse Middendorf)
  • New World innovations: the Personal Growth movement (e.g., Rebirthing, Grof, Hendricks)

Week 3: Discovering Yourself in a Powerful,
New Way
(April 16)

In this session you’ll discover the Three Dimensions – Body, Energy, Spirit – and learn the exciting “Meta-Process,” an innovative consciousness tool that gets you unstuck and on your way to feeling OPEN and FREE. You’ll also practice your first Third Dimension process called “The Primal Respiration.”

This session you will:

  • Deeply explore all aspects of your being in a powerful, new way
  • Discover techniques for getting back to your inner joy quickly and easily
  • Connect with your primal nature to bring healing and unleash your power
  • Map out your own breathing potential with an experiential exploration of your breath
  • Free up any hitches, glitches and stuck places in your breathing
  • Feel the contrast between your natural breathing and fight-or-flight breathing

Week 4: Your Daily Bliss:
A Quick Comprehensive Breathing Program for Each Day

(April 23)

You’ll discover a new way of breathing that gives you direct access to three levels of your being: body, energy and space.

The Third Dimension Process #2, “Primal Breathing,” gives you a way to navigate these new levels of your awareness. This puts you on the path to increase the amount of bliss, clarity and cosmic connection you feel.

This session you will discover:

  • A method for accessing multiple levels of who you are for growth and joy
  • How to increase your daily bliss
  • Your ability to control your spiritual connection and how to magnify it

Week 5: Opening to Your Whole Being Through the
Power of Your Breath
(April 30)

The focus of this session is on learning your third practice: “Whole-Being Breathing.” This will assist you in discovering the inner and outer unity that occurs when you access the hidden Third Dimension of breath.

Once you embrace this new awareness, you feel a larger sense of connection with your own inner core, along with a new feeling of kinship with others.

This session you will discover:

  • How to use the breath to feel deeply connected to your essence
  • The breath-focused secret to realizing harmony with your entire world
  • The simple path to consciously connecting with your loved ones

Week 6: Uniting Your Sexuality and Spirituality (May 7)

This session gives you a direct experience of your organic, body-centered spirituality. And all the peace it offers.

By tuning in to the subtle movements of your sacrum and adding the fourth breathing practice to its organic movement, you will feel a union of body, spirit and sexuality.

And the big take-away is how to nurture this feeling as you go through your daily life.

This session you will discover:

  • How to use your breath so that your body becomes the temple for your spirituality
  • Ways to magnify your sexuality and open your heart
  • The key to uniting the experience of your sexuality and spirituality through your breath

Week 7: Experiencing Transcendence in Your
Everyday Life
(May 14)

This session is dedicated to experiencing moments of transcendence through breathing.

Transcendence feels like this: one moment you’re focusing on something simple, such as the slow movement of your sacrum as you breathe. Suddenly you feel a loosening of tension and a wave of positive feeling courses up through your body.

You map out the dynamics of the Ascending Wave and the Descending Wave, and how to let them through so that moments of transcendence occur regularly in daily life.

This session you will discover:

  • How to cultivate regular experiences of transcendence in your daily life
  • The power of your subtle awareness of energy in your body and how to maximize it
  • How you can be the co-creator of transcendence in your life

Week 8: Using Your Breath to Transform Your Relationships (May 21)

In this session you will learn two techniques that take you deeper into a powerfully positive union of spirituality and sexuality.

As you learn to live in the Third Dimension you make an astonishing discovery: every breath you take releases a mini-orgasm, a blissful wave of energy sweeping through your body from pelvis to throat and back again.

In discovering the unity at the center of yourself, you also discover how to connect with the center of the important people in your life.

We will explore the key dynamics of close relationships and how your breathing can help you move through difficult spaces quickly. This means you can spend more time feeling the easeful flow of CONNECTION!

This session you will discover:

  • Deepening practices for unifying spirituality and sexuality
  • How to connect with your inner essence and with the essence of others
  • The power of breathing practices to move you from conflict into love

Week 9: The Power of Your Breath to Manifest Your Dreams and Intentions (May 28)

How can you use your breathing to create the life you want? That’s the central question we explore in this final session.

Combining special breathing techniques with visualization and affirmation, you learn to use your breathing to navigate through the three levels of manifestation: Newtonian, Einsteinian and Quantum.

You’ll discover a simple way to use your breathing to enhance the realization of your goals on a daily basis.

This session you will discover:

  • Breathing practices that will help you manifest your dreams
  • How to use your breathing every day to speed up manifestation

The "Awakening the Power of Your Breath" Bonus Collection

In addition to Gay’s transformative 9-week‘s of training, you’ll also receive these powerful bonuses, including more of breathwork’s most renowned teachers. These bonus sessions will complement the course, deepening your understanding and practices.

The Breathing Coach: 3 session video series

In this special video training package, Gay shares the most powerful techniques he has sued for more than 30 years to facilitate his transformation on a daily basis, and taught to more than 20,000 students. As Gay says, “As I experimented with the power of breathing, I came to believe that it was the most reliable and useful tool of transformation available to us. Please experience the magic of these exercises.”

You’ll receive videos on:

  • The Central Breathing Problem and How to Correct It: Demonstration and Practice
  • Advanced Lifestream Breathing Techniques
  • Lifestream Breathing to Clear Early Childhood Traumas

Your Breath as a Pathway to Awakening
An Audio Dialogue with Jack Kornfield

In this powerful conversation, famed meditation teacher and Buddhist monk, Jack Kornfield joins Gay and explains the power of the breath as it relates to Buddhism and our personal path in deepening our consciousness. Drawing on his almost 40 years of intensive practice and study, Jack Kornfield illuminates the power of the breath and how it can support your spiritual development.

Jack Kornfield trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India and Burma. He has taught meditation internationally since 1974 and is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. He began his training after graduating from Dartmouth College in Asian Studies in 1967.

The Power of Holotropic Breathwork
An Audio Dialogue with Dr. Stanislav Grof

In this special conversion with Gay, Stanislav Grof shares his world renowned work with Holotropic Breathwork. This unique style of breathing has touched hundreds of thousands and this sessions is sure to illuminate deeper levels of healing that are available through your own explorations.

Stanislav Grof, M.D., is a psychiatrist with more than 50 years of experience in research of non-ordinary states of consciousness. Currently, he is Professor of Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco, conducts professional training programs in Holotropic Breathwork and transpersonal psychology, and gives lectures and seminars worldwide. He is one of the founders and chief theoreticians of transpersonal psychology and the founding president of the International Transpersonal Association (ITA).

Among his publications are over 150 articles in professional journals and the books Beyond the Brain; LSD Psychotherapy; The Cosmic Game; Psychology of the Future; The Ultimate Journey; When the Impossible Happens; The Stormy Search for the Self; Spiritual Emergency; and Holotropic Breathwork (the last three with Christina Grof).

Resetting Your Life and Relationships to a New Frequency
An Audio Dialogue with Sondra Ray

In this powerful conversation, pioneer of the Rebirthing Experience Sondra Ray, explains the powerful impact of this healing modality and how it can be used to reset your life. Sondra is one of the world’s experts on how birth trauma can affect your body, relationships and connection to reality. In this session, she points the way to your own powerful healing potential. This audio is from the 2012 Breathwork Summit.

Sondra Ray is known as one of the most dynamic spiritual leaders of our day. She is recognized throughout the world as a spiritual teacher, author, rebirther, lecturer and healer, with a renowned expertise in the area of relationships. She was launched into international acclaim in the 1970s as one of the pioneers of the Rebirthing Experience. She has trained thousands of people all over the world in the Rebirthing process, and is considered one of the foremost experts on how the birth trauma affects one’s body, relationships, career and life. As she puts it, this conscious connected breathing process produces extraordinary healing results. By taking in more Life Force through the breath, limiting thoughts and memories, which cause problems and disease, are released.

What Awakening Your Breath Graduates Are Saying...

“The change of my "state" is obvious, profound and subtle and is beginning to inform the rest of my waking life. Gay, you have provided me with sufficient experience and knowledge to have started a breathwork practice that is now a part of me. You and me together have given me a completely new realm of existence. I can’t say it any better that. My profound and ongoing thanks.”
-Aaron, Eureka CA.

“I am thankful for the amazing "tool of knowledge" in the breathing exercises that Gay presented in this course and the relaxing and balancing I am experiencing on all levels. There is a calming and meditative aspect that is and has become very addictive. Why would it not; the reward of being aware of my breathing is very positive and I am very thankful.
-Beverly, Pacific Palisades, CA USA

“I’m in my mid sixties now but I have experienced a big increase in energy levels and stamina; sleeping better and better spiritual outlook too. I’m delighted I took the course.”
-P., Ireland

“What a profound and simple tool, breathing, to create my life as I have always dreamed and as God has always wanted for me with the awareness and creativity of spirit/breath within at all times – I am a lucky girl. Thank You!”
-Rita, Thousand Oaks, Ca.

“Gay Hendrick’s teaching is of outstandingly high quality -it was a great blessing to follow his course!”
-Ingela

“I am a psychotherapist in the Austin, Texas area with a holistic center. The benefits of breathwork for relieving stress and anxiety are phenomenally simple and powerful. I have already started to successfully use these exercises with my clients, as well as, incorporating them into my daily meditation time. Thank You Gay for this wonderful body of work!”

“The insights I gained of the power of the breath to transform every aspect of life was inspirational. The actual implementation of the exercises is opening me up and I look forward to the continued expansion of my bodily well-being and expansion of consciousness.”

Here’s What You’ll Receive

Nine 90-Minute LIVE Class Sessions with Gay Hendricks

Experience a rare opportunity to mentor and learn with one of the world’s leading breathwork pioneers from the comfort of your own home. Each live class session helps you create the specific skills and abilities to fully step into your ability to transform and create a life you really love.

Nine Audio Recordings of Each Class Session

After each live class, the audio will be available to you to download in high quality MP3 format. This way you’ll never have to worry about missing a session and you can listen anytime and anywhere on your iPod, in your car and at your convenience.

Nine PDF Transcripts of Each Class Session

In addition to the high quality MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format after each session is completed. This way you can review, print and highlight the most important insights and practices that you’ll learn.

Nine 30-Minute Interactive Group Practice Sessions

Following each class session there will be a live 30-minute interactive practice session, where you will be placed in an intimate group with several other participants on the conference call to interact, share and do additional practices to help further integrate the weekly lessons.

Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson

After each lesson you will then have the option to do related exercises and answer questions in order to accelerate your learning and integrate the power of your breath. You will receive guided breathing practices to help you clear any blocks and further catalyze your ability to lead an awakened life.

Custom Online Community

Our exclusive, private Facebook community is the perfect place to continue your learning after each class. Here you can ask additional questions, interact with your fellow students and get access to additional resources to take your learning experience to an even deeper level.

"Awakening the Power of Your Breath" BONUS Collection (Total Value $147)

  • The Breathing Coach: 3 session video series
  • Your Breath as a Pathway to Awakening with Jack Kornfield
  • The Power of Holotropic Breathwork with Dr. Stanislav Grof
  • Resetting Your Life and Relationships to a New Frequency with Sondra Ray

An Unprecedented Opportunity to Access The Power of Your Breath

We at The Shift Network feel deeply honored that Gay Hendricks has chosen to partner with us on this exclusive online training. As you may know, this is a rare opportunity to learn directly from a world renowned teacher who draws upon age-old wisdom and connect with a global community of like minds and hearts who are doing this important and transformative work.

Through this powerful online format, you’ll not only save time and money on workshop costs (plus travel, accommodations and meals, which would cost thousands of dollars). But you’ll be able to benefit from Gay’s incredible teachings and exercises from the comfort of your home – at your own pace!

If you are serious about deepening your health, joy, vitality and spirituality, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training with Gay.

If you’re ready to take the next step on your powerful spiritual journey, click the register button below to reserve your space now.

More Praise for Gay Hendricks

“The Hendricks Method of Conscious Breathing is a supreme example of gentle love and potent psycho-spiritual technique in action.”
Jacqueline Small, Author of Awakening In Time

“Thank you for being the vehicle to bring this incredibly brilliant and applicable information to [me] in such an exquisite package!”
Anne Smigelsky

“Your work is really an embrace from my Spirit, my essence....”
Leslie Karen Sann

“I have experienced more aliveness and growth in this work than in any other during the 24 years I have been a psychologist!”
Elizabeth Bond

About Gay Hendricks

Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., has served for more than 35 years as one of the major contributors to the fields of relationship transformation and body-mind therapies. He is the author of 33 books, including The Corporate Mystic, Conscious Living and The Big Leap. Dr. Hendricks received his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Stanford University in 1974.

After a 21-year career as a professor of Counseling Psychology at University of Colorado, he and his wife Kathlyn founded the Hendricks Institute, which is based in Ojai, CA, and offers seminars worldwide. In his teaching, he draws from cutting-edge research, personal exploration and decades of experience working with thousands of clients.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a phone line (or an equivalent voice service). If there is more than one person in your household taking the course, you will each need your own line. We use MaestroConference to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions, participate in groups, and deepen your exploration of the course themes.

Please note that dialing MaestroConference from your phone is a regular toll call to California, and your telephone service provider will charge you according to your existing long-distance calling plan. You can also use Skype credit/subscription or Google Voice to dial in to MaestroConference, and you’ll need to use your virtual keypad to enter your PIN and to indicate that you want to ask a question. Other options include calling cards and discount long-distance carriers, and we also have a webcast which is free to use from anywhere in the world.

Q: Can I get benefit from the course if I miss the live classes?
A: Absolutely! You can download the recordings and transcripts of all course sessions from our online media archive, so you never need to worry about missing live calls. You can also engage the full community and leaders on our private community website.

Q: Can you tell me about the Private Course Group?
A: We will have a private community group for all course participants on Facebook that will support you in making connections with others, sharing insights, engaging in discussions, completing homework assignments and exchanging information about events and other activities that can supplement your transformational journey. You’ll have the ability to share your experiences, projects, and growth throughout the Course.

Q: Are there scholarships available for this Training?
A: Yes, we always make a certain percentage of spaces available for partial scholarships, giving preference to those in developing countries or doing important but underpaid work to which they can apply the training material immediately. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please review our guidelines, which include a link to our online application form.

Q: What is your refund policy?
A: Your satisfaction with The Shift Network and this course is our highest priority! If you find that the course is not meeting your needs, please visit our support site and submit a request at support.theshiftnetwork.com so that we can address your concerns. We offer a satisfaction guarantee for a full two weeks so that you can try out the course risk-free. The deadline to receive a full refund is before the start of the third class on Apr 16th, 2014. To request a refund please click on this refund request form and fill out a short form about the reasons for your return. Your request will be processed within three days and we will send you a personal reply on the status of your refund.

Q: How can I reach Customer Support?
A: Please visit our Customer Support Center, where you should be able to find the answer to your question or the solution to a problem. And if you can’t, you can submit an online request form and we’ll get right back to you.

Q: What are the benefits of telling my friends to join the program?
A: You can sign up as an Affiliate of The Shift Network and receive 20% for anyone that you introduce who registers for the virtual event. If you bring five friends into the event, you can cover your own! Register at theshiftnetwork.com/affiliate and you’ll receive a promotional link to use.