Calm Confidence

Slow down and listen inwards.

What is Breathwork?

Breathwork is the practice of conscious breathing. Conscious breathing practices allow us to access the full potential of our respiratory system for better physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

Breathwork for Business

Breathwork for Businesses was born to support businesses with practical and accessible tools for managing emotional wellbeing at work.

1:2:1 Coaching

If you want to deepen your knowledge and breathwork practice I offer one to one coaching sessions.

Weekly Sessions

A chance to unwind at the end of each week with a dynamic breathwork practice.

The stresses which we encounter in life mean we often we hold our breath or resort to shallow breathing. Everyday pressures result in our Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS), fight or flight, being activated and causing a consistent stream of cortisol and adrenaline released into the body.

Small amounts of cortisol are essential however our modern mind can’t distinguish between a life-threatening need for cortisol e.g. being chased by a tiger or the stress caused by the constant barrage of emails. This results in us all being more stressed, anxious, tired, overweight and burnt out than ever before.

Breathwork is the simplest, most accessible and effective tool for managing our nervous system. 

Using our fully connected, diaphragmatic breath and opening up our lungs activates our Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS), responsible for rest and digest, thus allowing the body and mind to feel calm again.

“Breathwork is the simplest, most accessible and effective tool for managing our nervous system.”

Leah, Confidence Club Founder

Benefits of Breathwork.

Increase in energy

Breathwork improves the oxygen levels in the bloodstream which can lead to feeling an increase in energy levels.

Improves the respiratory system

Taking fuller, longer diaphragmatic breaths tones not only the diaphragm but also increases the lungs capacity and relaxes the supporting breathing muscles e.g. the intercostal and trapezius muscles.

Regulates the nervous system

The vagus nerve, which plays a role in regulating the Autonomic Nervous Systems (ANS), runs down the spine from the brain and has nerve endings which run through the diaphragm. The vagus nerve activates the rest and digest response to bring you out of fight or flight mode and leave you feeling calm. Diaphragmatic breathing massages the vagus nerve and actives the rest and digest response.

Helps to detoxify

Around 70% of our toxins are released through breath. Deep breathing during breathwork helps to detoxify the body, boosts lung capacity and promotes a healthy heart. The expansion of the diaphragm also massages the lymphatic drainage system which helps to expel toxins more effectively.

Healthy digestive system

The ANS also controls the digestive system thus practising conscious breathing techniques ensures healthy management of the digestive system for optimal functioning.

Improved cardiovascular system

The ANS also controls the heart rate thus practising conscious breathing techniques ensures healthy management of the cardiovascular system for optimal functioning.

Clarity, creativity and confidence

Breathwork practice shuts off the ‘thinking’ part of the brain (the amygdala) and opens up the feeling part of the brain. This allows us to connect to our creativity, and intuition and provide clarity for confident decisions.

My Journey with Breathwork.

I first realised the power of breathwork after having my first child. Seeing how it could carry me through labour was amazing. I found it easy to integrate a daily breathwork practice into my hectic routine as a Mum and during my working day. 

When working from home, breathwork became a lifesaver, giving me the revived sense of energy I needed in-between back to back Zoom calls. Or using it to unwind at the end of a stressful day. When in the office it is something I can use at my desk or before a meeting. 

I qualified as a breathwork instructor in 2022. It still amazes me how such a simple and accessible practice can bring such calm and rejuvenation, in such a short space of time. 

My commitment to teaching breathwork is to keep it simple and accessible to everyone. I don’t use complicated yoga names but instead, breathwork categories:

  • Coffee – a morning breath to stimulate and energise
  • Water – a balancing breath to be used any time of day 
  • Wine – a calming breath to unwind and destress 

Each session is educational, inspirational and calming – working through beautiful breathwork practices and providing the space you need for the day ahead. 

The live sessions provide a sense of community, accountability and live support for maximum impact. 

I work with businesses and individuals via the breakfast breathwork club, 1:2:1 coaching, workshops and weekly drop-in sessions to share breathwork knowledge and tools for a healthier, more well-balanced life. 

  • Breathwork for businesses
  • 1:2:1 coaching
  • Weekly sessions 
  • Workshops 

Find out how breathwork can support your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.