One of the most impactful offerings at The Santa Barbara Therapy Collective is breathwork.


A Brief Guide to Breathwork

Breathwork is essentially the practice of intentionally changing the pattern of one’s breath in order to bring about physical and often emotional changes in state.


Short term:

Breathwork has been found to positively impact the central nervous system (CNS) within minutes. Certain patterns of breathing may bring about calm, while others may energize and revitalize.


Long term:

Breathwork can bring about profound shifts in emotional state. A regular practice has been proven to decreased levels of stress and increase energy. Improvements can be experienced in mental, physical, and spiritual well-being.



"When the breath is unsteady, all is unsteady; when the breath is still; all is still. Control the breath carefully. Inhalation gives strength and a controlled body; retention gives steadiness of mind and longevity; exhalation purifies body and spirit."
– Goraksasatakam