Breath of Life

Breathing is the flow of the divine

Where the rhythms of life turn into each other

The eternal exchange

Pour one breath into the other,

Outbreath into in breath

Into the out breath

Awaken to equanimity

At peace in the play of opposites

~ The Radiance Sutras

What makes this body alive and living is the breath. Our breath is in constant communication with all the cells and systems of our body every moment of every day; this rhythm of life unites the infinite (the breather and breath) with the finite (body), it is the vehicle on which our sound travels and our body moves.

Our lives are a clear mirror of this rhythmic breathing life force. From birth, this force is what is directing our every movement and sound, but for most of us from an early age, we are encouraged to control our feelings and emotions, causing our muscles to tighten and our breathing patterns to become restricted. When one’s life shows a lack of balance and things always seem to go wrong, it tells us that the rhythm of the natural breathing pattern is disturbed and out of balance. By learning how to connect to your breath and encourage its natural rhythms consciously, you will bring harmony to your body, mind and life.

The Breath of Life workshop is an experiential 3-hour session designed for singers, performers, public speakers, communicators and those who want to gain and strengthen their relationship with their breath, life, art and craft. This workshop is intended for you to explore your NATURAL breath and life force.

The exercises given will allow you to drop deeply into the softness of your skin and to observe how your body is being breathed, so you can slowly and steadily cultivate a relationship with your breather and inspiration. You will be guided on a journey through the anatomy of the breathing mechanism from the diaphragm to the abdomen, to the pelvic floor, as well as simple guided meditations on the breath and gentle sounding.

Once you understand the mechanism and function, you can begin to work with your breath in an increasingly meaningful way.

Benefits of this workshop include:

- Deep relaxation
- Pain management
- A deeper sleep
- The expression of a ‘freer’ voice
- Honest communication
- Reduction of stress and anxiety
- A calm emotional state
- Able to meet resistance and tension with kindness
- Increased energy and a sense of well-being
- Improved internal organ health

~ Current Breath of Life workshops 2019

Northcote Workshops 2019

Dates and Times:

- Saturday, March 2, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Sold Out)

- Saturday, May 18, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Sold Out)

- Saturday, August 17, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Book Now)

- Saturday, November 9, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Where: Jacinta’s Studio, Northcote, VIC 3070


~ Others experiences

In 2012, I started going to Jacinta for vocal and performance coaching. She’s taught me about and made me more aware of diaphragmatic breathing and singing/talking/laughing as a whole of body/breath experience. In her music studio, she had a wall covered with photos and other memorabilia. On one of the pieces of paper tacked to the wall was written one word: “LOVE”. During the breathing exercises and scales, my eye always seemed to settle on this one piece of paper with its enigmatic message. One day, I asked Jacinta what that was all about... at least I think I did... however, it might have just come up in conversation.

Jacinta has taught me to become aware that our intention always shows up in the result of your work. So, if our purpose is ego-ridden or fear-based, the result will also be ego-ridden and produce fear. She told me that the clearest intentions are those based on the energy of love and that love is the most powerful energy on earth. From personal experience and expanding awareness, I have to say that I agree.

I write, and I perform because this is a practice that teaches me to observe, honour, respect and practice LOVE.
— Fadzai Jaravaza

~ Investments

3-hour workshop, $40 early bird price for the first 5 people who book / $50 full price

A limited booking capacity for 10 participates. Book your spot now!


~ Extra offerings

Buy a physical or digital Gift Voucher for Birthday’s, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s and Father’s Day, Christmas and other Special Occasions available for Private Lessons and Group Workshops.