Goldenair Guide/ Creator, Filmmaker, Advocate
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Through breathwork, some people have emotional shifts, or release past trauma that's holding them back. Others transcend barriers in their path. More than a few find mountains of joy, even transcendence.
It's important to me to keep a firm grasp on both the sacred and the profane. Goldenair is where the two meet, spectacularly. Whether you're new to breathwork or a regular practitioner, spiritual seeker or hesitant skeptic, or just trying to show up more fully in your life, I can't wait to work with you.
WHAT IS GOLDENAIR?
Goldenair Breathwork involves breathing to an inspired soundtrack while Chris provides guidance and motivation. We take off with a two-part circular breath that is simple to learn. For a half hour, we go within, finding spaciousness, insight, and accessing a state akin to a ‘runners’ high’. As this 'work' section builds to a crescendo, we may release past trauma, blockages, and thoughts and feelings that don't serve us. From there, we change up the breath and bring in the ‘Goldenair'. Major shifts in perspective, and enlightened intuitions are common here. In the final ‘integration’, Chris leads a visualization exercise, promoting gratitude and clarity, and inspiring positive action in the world.
Chris is truly a born-leader. His consideration during this activating session inspired me to resolve a conflict I'd been tip-toeing around for years, that very same day. Inner bullshit look out: Chris had me fully embracing myself within and then actually go out into the world and do something with that.
Corinne Wainer, Co-Founder SHAKTIBARRE
Chris's breathwork class was an extraordinary experience. It was like I was breaking down emotional and psychological walls and truly present in a way that is very rare in my everyday life. I've never felt anything like it.
Colleen Denny, MD
It was a completely freeing, near out-of-body experience that helped me and everyone in the class to reconnect with the best versions of ourselves. I am not a crier but in Goldenair I found a cry of bliss and peace. I kept thinking, "If only my family was here..." Hopefully soon they will be!"
Nick Fitzhugh, PGA
GROUP WORKSHOPS & SPECIAL EVENTS
60-75 minute workshops will guide participants through the Goldenair method of breathwork and integration. 90-120 minute extended workshops include group-galvanizing exercises designed to promote connection. I also collaborate with world-class movement instructors and musicians to create tailored activations. Reach Out!
PRIVATE GOLDENAIR COACHING SESSIONS
Private 75-minute sessions for individuals or small groups begin with an intention-setting exercise, then guides participants through the Goldenair method of breathwork. A final integration process is designed to promote an empowered re-entry into the default world. Reach out for an affordable introductory session.
MY JOURNEY INWARDS
In a few short months back in 2015, a traumatic house fire nearly killed me, a frozen pipe left my apartment flooded, and my fiancé left me for greener pastures. I considered myself a confident, resilient guy, but I was reeling. I knew I should be grateful for the gifts of this life, but I thought more and more about checking out.
On a concerned friend’s urging, I took a breathwork class with JP Crimi. I grew up in Philly with a highly attuned bullshit meter, so I was skeptical. The experience was one of the most profound of my life. In a mere half-hour of breathing, I was able to access an inexhaustible source of inner strength. I had a brush with transcendence, and felt bliss I didn’t think possible. I floated out of the room with actionable steps to get my life on track.
I began a deep-dive into breathwork practice. My mindset improved drastically with each session and my priorities clarified. While doing teacher trainings in several breathwork traditions, I was called to synthesize these tools and make them more accessible to everyone - not just yogis and meditators, but skeptics, bros, CEO's, and the underserved. I created a breath sequence that bonds people with their purpose, and strengthens group connections. I call this profound experience GoldenAir.
As a dancer, yogi, meditator, surfer, and kung-fu practitioner, I believe embodiment is foremost in well-being. As the director and executive producer of the Netflix series ‘We Speak Dance’, I work across borders motivating conscious movements. As host for outlets like National Geographic and Travel Channel, I specialize in educating in a way that is accessible, actionable, and often quite hilarious. As a compassionate friend and ally, I can’t wait to work with you.