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Breathe with Dr. Steve - A Community Experience

Hosted by Dr. Steve Fonso
Past Event
Welcome! To join the event, please register below.
About Event

We’re so excited to bring our weekly Breathe with Dr. Steve class out into the community for a monthly event! 

This is a FREE event! In the spirit of community, we ask that you consider registering with a friend or family member.

We have limited spaces so all guests must be registered for this event.

During the 2 hours that you’re with us, Dr. Steve will dive into breath-work exercises for each of the 12 Stages of Healing to strengthen your resilience, bring forward a peace of mind and maximize your energy and potential to handle life's challenges.

How you experience your body and your world can make a HUGE difference to how you experience life.

Conscious breathing to let go of unconscious blocks is a great way to bring a sense of peace to both the body and mind, which is helpful in dealing with stress and anxiety, but it also:

  • increases energy and boosts immunity 

  • lowers blood pressure and improves circulation

  • helps manage pain

  • strengthens the lungs 

  • improves mood 

  • improves sleep

  • helps manage depression

  • increases muscle tone (through diaphragmatic breathing)

  • aids in the healing of trauma and PTSD

  • improves digestion (it gets things moving!)

  • improves focus and enhances creativity 


See what some of our past Breathe with Dr. Steve students have to say:

What to bring:

As we’ll be moving from laying to sitting to standing over the duration of 2 hours here’s a list of what to bring to make the most of your experience:

  • Bring a friend! (but make sure they're registered!)

  • Water bottle 

  • Come with a satisfied stomach (not too full, not too empty)

  • Bring a yoga mat/blanket/meditation pillow - whatever you need to feel comfortable while lying down and seated

  • Wear comfortable, flexible clothing and dress in layers in case you get cold or hot, i.e tshirt, sweater, socks 

  • Bring yourself in your fullest form, this 2 hours is completely yours to move and transform as is most needed for your body and mind.

For further questions about Breathe with Dr. Steve - A Community Experience, please feel free to email Brittany at

To familiarize yourself or to learn more about the 12 Stages of Healing, you can read through each stage listed below:

Stage 1: Suffering and Disconnection

When we suffer, nothing works. We feel helpless and most of us will do anything to avoid this feeling. In this stage we learn that there are times when there is nothing we can do, but if we can learn how to connect to our body in those moments we can draw upon resources we didn’t even know we had.

Stage 2: Polarity

When there are things we cannot accept about ourselves, our situation or our life we tend to look for magical solutions or something to blame. This disconnects us from our bodies and our resources. In this stage we learn how to connect to different parts and how to increase our resourcefulness when we feel that things have been done to us or someone else can “fix” us.

Stage 3: Stuck in a Perspective

Ever feel like it doesn’t matter what you do, nothing is ever going to change? In this stage we explore how our mind can hold us in a pattern and how to connect to that part of us that is stuck and limited.

Stage 4: Reclaiming Your Power

There are times in our lives when we realize that something has to change and that something is us. In this stage we recognize how we have given our power away and how it has limited us and we step back into ownership of who we are and what’s possible.

Stage 5: Merging with the Stories

Have you ever told yourself that you just can’t change, that this is how it is or that is has to be and will always be this way? We often limit ourselves with beliefs, and often they’re not even our beliefs, we just picked them up along the way. In this stage we reconnect to that the stories and illusions we have created and start to rewrite our stories in ways that serve us more productively.

Stage 6: Preparing for Resolution

Do you ever feel so ready for change and want to build up the energy even more? In stage 6 we connect to our resources, build energy and get ready to discharge that which no longer serves us.

Stage 7: Resolution

This stage is associated with discharge of the patterns that no longer serve us. Discharge can be noise, screaming, yelling, laughing or muscular moves. It is associated with a sense of accomplishment, peace and inner strength.

Stage 8: Emptiness in Connection

Following discharge we feel empty. But that emptiness if full of potential, full of possibility. We enter a stage of gratitude, vulnerability and connection to possibility. Trust comes naturally and serendipity is a regular occurrence.

Stage 9: Light beyond the Form

We become aware that we are more than just our physical body, and can become aware of the energy flowing within us and around us. Some experience an energetic connection to others. Accompanied by feelings of awe and joy for the process.

Stage 10: Ascent

There is an awareness here that we are not just an intelligent form but we are intelligence itself. Here we transcend the limits of the self, recognizing that we are united with the force of the universe.

Stage 11: Descent

We are renewed beyond our limits and sense of self and enter into the world again. We know that we are part of all we perceive and responsible for what we know. We live without being attached to our situations. We love and serve life and others. We communicate with ourselves and others “through” our wounds instead of “from” them.

Stage 12: Community

We experience our involvement with humanity and recognize that wholeness comes from bringing our gifts of individuality into community. We receive the gifts of individuality, from within ourselves and from others. We recognize that all of our choices are spiritual ones, and affect the entire globe of beings. This occurs in our internal and external communities. Eventually, we recognize that the limits of what we can bring to the community stem from our own lack of wholeness. Therefore we seek to re-experience the rhythm of Stage One.