I recently visited Anja for some work with Rose tea, and was invited to try some breath work which I accepted since I have real issues with holding onto my breath through tension. I’d had experience of pranayama, but was not prepared for the intensity and power of the technique Anja lead me through. As someone who’s very cerebral and tends toward dissociating from my body a lot, this breath work took me right into the body, in a way that I could almost feel each of the cells alive. There was a deep recognition of how much my body is holding for me that’s not easy for it, and there was a lot of emotion that came up from that place which I’d felt was needed for so long but had not had the opportunity to release. Anja was so peaceful and gently supportive of me through this that I was able to feel totally safe in this experience, so much that toward the end I was able to spend some time in a state of very deep true relaxation that is very rare for me, drifting into liminal dream space while still aware of their supportive presence next to me. The experience really lifted something for me after what had been a few very difficult weeks that had left me quite numbed out and feeling defeated. I left our session feeling safe and belonging in the world and with a totally serene nervous system. It’s funny because I’d heard so many things about the power of breath work and for some reason resisted a bit up till now. This is a tool I now realise holds the key to deep embodiment and emotional release. I think a big part of the medicine is the trust and guidance that allowed total vulnerability on my part which I don’t find easy usually, and the next step I want to take is a group breath work session. Thank you, I’m very grateful for what was shared and held.