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Medical and Psychiatric Contraindications To Participating In Breathwork

Breathwork results in certain specific physiological changes in the body and also can result in intense physical and emotional release. Therefore, for safety purposes, we do not allow persons with the following conditions to participate in a breathwork session:

Medical Contraindications


  • Epilepsy

  • Detached Retina

  • Glaucoma

  • Prior strokes or seizures

  • Pregnancy - first trimester only - ok after that 

  • Asthma (if you have asthma you can participate but you must have your inhaler available)

Psychiatric Contraindications


  • Prior diagnosis by a health professional of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia

  • Psychotic or borderline psychotic states

  • Any other medical, psychiatric or physical conditions which would impair or affect ability to engage in any activities that involve intense physical and/or emotional release.

Please e-mail me at if you are at all unsure whether one or more of the above apply to you.

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