Sacred Breath

Simply put,  breathwork is a tool for healing.

This is work that disrupts your patterns, gets you un-stuck, and puts you on a whole new trajectory.

This is Soul work, my friend. This is direct-to-Source, get-out-of-your-head and get-back-to-your-Heart work.

Maybe you’ve been experimenting for years and have done a bunch of self-exploration already. Maybe you’ve done years of yoga, meditation, therapy, read books, gone on retreat, and tried other healing modalities, but you still find yourself reacting to life in ways that don’t serve you and leave you feeling frustrated.

This work is different.

For one, you bring all of what you ‘know’ in your head and bring it into being in your heart. So if you ‘get it’ intellectually, but you still get sucked in emotionally to the same old triggers over and over, this could be just what you are looking for.

Don’t underestimate the power of the breath. It is, after all, our link to Life. No breath, no Life. When you connect in, deepen, and open to your breath it’s ability to heal is profound.

Although I am facilitating your experience, you are doing ‘the work.’ I am not doing anything to you. This is not about how I can fix you or even how you can fix yourself. This is mostly about you learning to work with and work through whatever comes up. Through that process you fully step out of being a victim of your Life Circumstances and step into your ability to stand by your own side….no matter what.

This work is empowering for those who choose it.

To be a part of this healing process and to witness the strength of the human spirit is one of the greatest gifts I have had the honor of receiving.

I’d love to explore if we’re a good fit for working with each other. If you’re feeling curious about this work and you’d like a free consult to see if this is the next step on your journey, contact me for a free consult.


Some people come along in your life who genuinely want to be available to you as you try to navigate your way through life. Shawna is one of those people. She has an innate ability to break down the walls between her and her fellow humans, to create a space where being vulnerable and speaking the truth is supported and encouraged.  Shawna has a gentle way of guiding people towards their own truth. She often seems surprised about how similar our life experiences are but truly empathetic people can relate to everyone, because they genuinely want to and they apply themselves until they do. I highly recommend Shawna for any helping or healing modality.

Allison C.

Before starting my work with Shawna I had done personal development work over many decades, and was looking for a way to break through old habits of thought and behaviour that kept recurring over the years, preventing me from fully enjoying life by expressing all my creative potential and earning my living from work about which I am truly passionate. 

During the breathwork sessions with Shawna, I experienced powerful emotional release, profound insight into old beliefs and behaviour patterns that were holding me back, and a clear vision of how to move forward.  

After my work with Shawna I felt more grounded and relaxed in my body, more open to new experiences, and more able to express myself and to relate to people on my own terms. For example, the day after my first session I attended a work meeting at which, rather than limiting myself to a few well-chosen words, I expressed my views fully (without hesitation or subsequently beating myself up!).

Since completing the third session, I feel more fully alive, joyful and grounded. I now have confidence in my power to create and bring my original work into the world in ways that are solid, sustainable, and nurturing to myself and others, and have taken actions toward this goal. 

What sets this work apart from other types of healing is that it is extremely powerful and fast in clearing pain and trauma that is stuck in the body. It requires courage, clear intention, and an experienced, compassionate guide of impeccable integrity. Shawna Barber is such a person.

What I appreciated most about Shawna was her compassionate listening while I explored the things that were holding me back; her ability to attune to my experience and say or do just the right thing at the right time to support, encourage, or move me forward; her integrity and attention to detail; and her joyful, radiant presence.

Michele M.

Shawna is a compassionate, discerning, honest, collaborative and completely nonjudgemental professional. Breathwork with her is…. {you} inside you, meeting and moving the inhabitants of your self directly: even the ones at the bottom you never knew were there. Working with Shawna enabled me to unstick and unlearn programs that didn’t serve me, and uncover and embody truths that were there, underneath all along. I have not experienced a more practical, whole-self method of change.

Diana K.