Breathwork & Mentoring

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.

work with me

Hey there! If you’ve gotten this far and you’re considering working with me, I am honored. Truly.

I know everyone is at different places on the path so I have created several ways for us to work together. Whatever you decide is right for you, in all aspects of my work we start with an initial consult so we can get clear on what’s brought you to this point and where you’d like to go.

When I commit to you as my client, I am fiercely committed to your personal and spiritual development. We are in this together. ~Shawna


This is for you if you’re new to this whole self-inquiry thing OR if you’ve done lots of inner work, but would like a fresh perspective.

I’ve got this uncanny ability to listen and help make connections between different aspects of your life experience. This puts everything into a new perspective from which you can move forward. From this new perspective I also provide you with practices to bring into your life to really anchor the change.

Breathwork session

This is for you if you would like to test the waters with breathwork before committing to a package OR if you’ve done a lot of inner-work already and would like a one-off to simply clear your energy.

These sessions are an opportunity to use the breath as a healing tool to clear energetic blocks and release emotional trauma stored in the body. You’ll be lighter, free-er, and sooooo much happier.

This includes a short intention setting and integration after the breath.

BreathWork + Mentoring:

This is for you if  you are super committed to doing the work and making big change in  your life. This is the full shebang!

In my experience, and the experience of my clients, by far the most impactful work is mentoring combined with a breath session. Typically after three breath sessions you will experience significant shifts in your life.

By the third session I felt like I opened up my body to release all the negativity and to accept all the great things in my life, knowing that I AM worthy and I AM good enough in all aspects of my life.   ~K.D.
The effects of these sessions are many, but one thing is for sure—afterward you’ll feel like you but different. You will feel like your Self; only you won’t be reacting to situations like you used to. This work brings the unconscious to the conscious and since we’ve used the breath as a healing tool, on the other side of this you are going to feel all kinds of inner (and some outer) shifts!



Whatever way you choose to work with me you are not fixing yourself up into perfection. You already are perfect, just as you are. Together we’re just clearing away the crap that is obscuring the YOU that is already there.

I love, I mean I really truly LOVE, all of my clients. I would love nothing more than to see YOU through your growth. On the other side of this you are going to be….exactly as you are meant to be. You are going to be closer to the YOU that you have always been underneath all the pain, stuffed emotions, and limiting beliefs.

Whatever you choose, I am here for you.

And, if you’re not ready to work 1:1 check out my Breathing Space workshop where I weave aspects of breathwork in with yoga practices.

Please do contact me with any further questions.

With Love, Shawna xo


Stories from women like you

Before working with Shawna I was in a state of unbalance, confusion, chaos in my personal life, trying to sort out emotions and not coping very well, on top of being a Mum, Wife, business owner and everything else that life has to throw at you.

After my work with Shawna, I felt a better sense of understanding myself.  I had ah-ha moments of self-discovery and a higher sense of self worth and integrity. From what I have learnt, I don’t think it will be possible to slip back into my old self as Shawna has taught me a lot about release, communication, honesty and setting boundaries for myself. 

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.