For many, not being able to exercise in gyms or attend fitness classes in person during the coronavirus pandemic has taken its toll, not just physically, but emotionally and mentally as well.
Luckily, Breathe Meditation and Wellness has been exploring different ways to bring peace of mind to the residents of Dallas-Fort Worth during this strange time.
Known not only for its meditation classes, Breathe's integrative approach covers everything from halotherapy to vibrational sound therapy. Yoga therapy and reiki are also on the docket, along with Thai massage, astrology readings, and crystal bed therapy, a multi-sensory, immersive experience that combines seven healing modalities into one treatment, all atop a bed of crushed crystals.
Enter Breathe's app, which launched in August. The Breathe app not only allows you to book classes and workshops but also provides access to the virtual meditation platform. Since the stay-at-home orders began, Breathe has been building up its online offerings with streaming sessions, guided meditations, cushion conversations, and reflections from some of your favorite teachers.
Starting in October, aspiring meditation teachers can continue working toward their certification with a virtual mindfulness training course. And where teachers are concerned, all of Breathe's instructors go through a branded, 200-hour training program and work within the DFW community, continually improving their quality, knowledge, and overall well-roundedness in the practice of meditation.
That even includes classes in Spanish. Ana Jones, a graduate of Breathe's training program, will begin doing livestreams on Tuesday, September 1, from 9-9:30 pm. The all-levels class is also a great introduction for anyone who is new to meditation.
It's never too early to start practicing mindfulness, especially during the turbulent back-to-school time. Kids' meditation programs and workshops are going back on the schedule in the latter part of 2020, with three levels to cover different age groups: Family and Me (for little ones to attend with their parents), tweens, and teens. The classes will be held both virtually and in-person at Breathe's studio, located near the Dallas North Tollway and Lemmon Avenue.
For those who wish to practice in-person right now, Breathe is open with some modifications. Class sizes have been downsized to ensure proper distancing and each room it outfitted with Molekule air purifiers, which are the only ones that kill bacteria and viruses through UVC light.
Private meditation sessions are being offered, both for individuals and small groups. Think of this as the new work get-together, birthday celebration, or graduation party option.
Weather permitting, Breathe will also continue to do outdoor community meditations like it has done in the past in front of the Eye in downtown Dallas.
No matter how you prefer to find your peace, Breathe is there to guide you.