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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Susan's Musings 

So the weather goddess really took this last-day-of-summer stuff seriously on Labor Day! When the weather transitions, I feel like there are so many new possibilities. It's a reminder that everything changes and things become new again.

At our Town Hall meeting about future possibilities for breathe books, many folks told me about their passion and love for the store and its' programs. It's was overwhelming and a little embarrassing, but at the end of the day, it was empowering. Many great ideas flowed out of the group brainstorm.

Stay tuned for new thoughts and directions, but at the same time, keeping the best of breathe books and doing it even better! Thank you all so much for your input -- keep it coming!

Now we move full steam ahead with many amazing events this Fall. Meir Schneider expands on his previous standing-room only visit to breathe with a weekend workshop teaching Healing Through Self-Movement designed to strengthen and improve vision. Space is limited! Please call soon to hold your space (September 17 &18)

And very very very big...Mike Dooley ( is coming on October 2! Please sign up soon so we know what kind of space we need to hold his talk. Mike has over 44,000 fans on Facebook -- make me feel like a schlump!

All this and more below, including other October highlights. Remember that Fall is a wonderful time to transition your health! Sign up for an Ayurvedic Consult with me in September or October and take $10 off of Ayurvedic Cooking class (October 9)! You'll be amazed at how small changes can have dramatic results.

And here's your Ella photo of the week:
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Ella says, where did summer go?

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Ayurveda is the 5000-year-old Indian System of Health and Healing.

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In these private consultations, we determine your dosha (mind/body constitution) and any imbalances you may have, and I help you create a plan to restore you to full harmony and balance. Learn how to come back to your natural way of being through food choices and nutrition, daily routine, behavior, exercise, career choices and more. I help you find your perfect health. Cost: $150 for one 1.5 hour session, or three sessions for $300 (follow-up sessions are one hour each). Please call 410-235-7323, or email to schedule your appointment or to learn more!

We carry a wide range of Ayurvedic products including herbs, oils, body products, toothpaste, facial care, balms, churnas, spice tins, ghee, honey and teas, and, of course, lots of books! 


* If you sign up for a consult, you can take $10 off the cost of an Ayurvedic Cooking Class (next class is October 9).



You can read about my personal Ayurvedic Journey  





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September 2011



September regular classes, psychic readings, Animal Reiki, Astrology and more, are listed at the end of this email.   


Thursdays, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Meditation with Susan Weis-Bohlen: Making Meditation Accessible for All 

Join us for meditation, Dharma talks and questions and answers with Susan. No 

experieSusan 1 2011nce necessary! Open to anyone who wants to sit with us and learn more about the meditation process. Susan has been meditating for over 20 years and is thrilled to share her practice with you. We practice meditation based on the teachings of Yogananda, Muktananda, Deepak Chopra (Primordial Sound Meditation) as well as Jewish and Vipassana practices. By teaching you how to easily  

incorporate these meditation tools and techniques into your life, you'll see that you can reduce stress, have less reactivity and drama in your life, and feel more focused, calmer and at peace. Cost: suggested dana/donation, $5 appreciated  


Thursday, September 8, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. & Friday, September 30, 11 a.m. - 6 Julie Madillp.m. Empathic Angel Readings and Karmic Astrology with Julie Madill

Working with angels and ascended masters is a fun and personal way to develop or add to a spiritual practice. Astrology gives us the tools to identify prior life gifts and talents, as well as make conscious blocks and karmic patterns. Astrology also aids us in understanding the way we communicate, express emotions, and interact with the world. Julie is a highly empathic and intuitive person who is very in tune with the body. She has decades of experience as a yoga teacher/student and is a certified karmic astrologer and angel healing practitioner. Cost: Angels, Astrology or both: $50 1/2hr; $85 1 hr


Fridays, September 9 & 23, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Animal Reiki Sessions with Kathleen Lester

Reiki is a non-invasive, complementary and alternative healing practice, promoting overall health and well-being. It balances the energy patterns and strengthens the animal's natural healing systems. When the animal's healing systems are performing at optimum level, the body, mind and spirit can heal itself. Reiki is a wonderful healing therapy to aid in pain management (arthritis, cancer, etc.), promote relaxation and calm for strKathleen Lester Animal Reikiessed or anxious animals, increase the bond between human and animal, and ease the transition from life into death. Bring your animal companion in and see what wonders Reiki can do.


Kathleen, founder and Executive Director of the Animal Reiki Alliance,

is a Reiki practitioner & teacher and owner of Zubhaa, LLC. She is an accomplished equestrian, grew up on a farm with horses, dogs, cats and cows and has lived and worked with animals ever since. Kathleen is also a Certified Canine Massage Therapist offering sports massage therapy to small animals. Cost: $75 for a 50-minute session


Monday, September 12, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Baltimore IONS Discussion Group: Cosmic Evolution, Interplanetary Ethics, and Astrobiology with NASA scientist, Mark Lupisella   

Baltimore IONS explores the mysteries and potential of Ions Logohuman consciousness. Everyone is welcome! Find us on Facebook. Baltimore IONS is a local group affiliated with the Institute of Noetic Science. Cost: $5 donation


Tuesday, September 13, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Ravensong Shamanic Drumming Erin ReeveCircle with Erin Reeve, MD 

Feel the rhythm of life! Ravensong drum circle will meet monthly and will include drumming, dance, and at least one shamanic journey.  Activities will be molded to fit personal or global need. Shamanic beginners are encouraged to

join! Please bring a drum or rattle, an eye cover, and a blankets/pillow to be comfortable during the journey. No experience necessary! 


Dr. Erin Reeve has been trained in shamanic healing and is a Reiki master in the Usui tradition.  She is in the Johns Hopkins Bayview Internal Medicine Residency program with intentions to practice integrative medicine and palliative/hospice care. Cost: Suggested donation $5


Wednesday, September 14, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Self-Healing Method through Bodywork and Movement

Come listen to Dr. Meir Schneider speak about his Self-Healing Method through Bodywork and Movement, a unique method and entire health-care system, Meir Schneiderpreventative as well as rehabilitative. This method teaches awareness and subtle movement in the body, with attention given to each limb and joint, to the major internal organs such as the heart, lungs, and intestines and to all functional systems of the body. It employs specific massage and mobilization techniques for regeneration, e.g., to strengthen bones, improve nerve function, regenerate dystrophic muscle; increase joint mobility, release muscle spasm, improve wound healing, and to create a sense that more movement is possible. These massage and movement techniques amplify each other. This method of bodywork and movement also teaches exercises and meditations to relax the eyes, train the brain to command better vision, accustom the eyes to varying intensities of light and to balance the use of both eyes working together. Combining bodywork with vision improvement enables the practitioner to address conditions that other vision improvement or bodywork methods cannot. See more here.  


 Dr. Meir Schneider is a pioneer therapist who developed his method out of his own healing from blindness. He is author of publications such as Movement for Self-Healing, The Natural Vision Improvement Kit and Yoga for Your Eyes. Dr. Schneider will be signing books after his lecture. Cost: Free 


Thursday, September 15, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Astrology and Spiritual Growth led by Eric Meyers. Individual readings available 11 am - 5 pm. 

There are many misunderstandings of what astrology is and how it works. Most Eric Meyersastrology is geared to inform people who they are, the basic personality structure. A spiritual approach reveals why we have a certain disposition. This lecture will present basics in understanding our astrological attunement from the framework of spiritual growth---from unconsciousness to greater spiritual awakening. In addition, we'll explore how to discern what the central lessons a soul is taking on. We will use some willing participants' charts as examples. No background in astrology needed.
Learn more about Eric here. Cost: $10 suggested donation




Friday, September 16, 11 am - 5 p.m. Individual Astrology Consults with Eric Meyers

Eric's astrology consultations aim to reveal the deepest levels of self-understanding: soul intentions, unconscious tendencies, inherent assets, and the general spiritual lessons needing to be addressed. Eric's approach is termed "evolutionary", which assumes that the soul learns and develops through successive lifetimes. Understanding the resonances from the past helps to bring about healing, integration, and closure. We are then freer to address the current life's intentions from a place of clarity and empowerment. This type of astrology places less emphasis on personality, and more on the spiritual work suggested in the chart.  

Every chart is seen as a depiction of the movement from unconsciousness to greater spiritual awakening, and Eric is honored to assist clients in not only understanding, but also developing timely strategies to address the work at hand. Cost: Half hour: $50; hour: $80 


Friday, September 16, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Break Free and Relax with Sound Healing 

Feeling stressed out? Worried? Anxious? Out of balance? Or simply yearning to connect more deeply with yourself and the spiritual? This hour is intended to support you in relaxing deeply in order to break free from the tension and all that is not serving your deepest healing and highest good. Andrea guides you into a relaxed state through gentle deep breathing and mindfulness practices. Loving heartbeat drumming assists in releasing attachment to thoughts and worries, and connects you to your own heart Andrea Wengerand the heart of Mother Earth. Finally, crystal singing bowls and vocal toning bathe you in angelic vibrations of love and light. You are in control of how deep you go--a restful nap while bathed in soothing vibrations...or an opportunity to do deep internal releasing work.


Andrea Wenger, MAHA, facilitates healing experiences for upside-down living with groups and individuals-to break free from should and live life according to your own rules. Cost: $15. Bring anything that would assist you in being comfortable lying down: a yoga mat, blanket, pillows, etc


Saturday, September 17, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Ignite Your Psychic Intuition with Teresa Brady

Teresa Brady, sixth sense intuitive and author of Ignite Your Psychic Intuition will Teresa Bradydiscuss methods to open the psychic senses. From the ultimate resource of dreams to understanding energy, Teresa will make reference to the examples in her book while encouraging and empowering the audience to notice the spiritual guidance and warnings presented in everyday life.


Teresa Brady, Esquire (Philadelphia), is an attorney in private practice. She is a former professor, head of a business school and business consultant. Her education includes a BA, MBA, JD and post graduate studies at Harvard University. Teresa also holds an honorary doctoral degree. She is a winner of the Philadelphia Business Journal's"40 under 40" Award, and is one of the guest hosts for TV's, Abington News and Views.


Teresa has spent decades applying her sixth sense methods. Over the years, friends, family, colleagues and clients from everywhere have sought Teresa out for her wisdom and insight.  She always gives encouragement for the future to those who feel discouraged.  Cost: Free. Only books purchased at breathe books will be signed. Thank you! 


Saturday and Sunday, September 17 & Sunday, September 18, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Balancing Your Body and Eyes for Optimal Health with Meir Schneider, Ph.D., LMT

MeirCome learn how you can find your body's innate power to heal itself! This workshop will dive into the principles of The Schneider Self-Healing Method, a home-care program for the body and eyes that combines natural vision improvement, gently movement and regenerative massage. You will learn how to relax your eyes through facial massage and conscious resting, reduce or eliminate the need for glasses and prevent age-related vision deterioration. Learn how to use your muscles efficiently to increase joint mobility, how to build a healthy back and to prevent degenerative conditions of the body. This is an excellent opportunity to improve your own health or that of a loved one. Health-care professionals (nurses, massage therapist. etc) will gain a wealth of tools invaluable to deepening their practice. CE units available. Space is limited for this event. PLEASE sign up early!!  Cost: $150 for one day; $260 for two days. There will be a one hour break for lunch so you can either bring a bag lunch or grab a bit to eat on the Avenue.


Monday, September 19, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Baltimore IONS Book ClubSpontaneous Evolution cover

IONS, the Institute for Noetic Science, explores the science and mysteries of the Universe. Join us for our book club to discuss Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future and a Way to Get There From Here) by Bruce Lipton Ph.D. Book is 20% off for IONS book club readers. Cost: $5 donation



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Thursday, September 22, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Monthly Pema Chodron Discussion Group: Widening the Circle of Compassion led by Stephen Clarke

We typically have affection for those closest to us, keeping our circle small so that we don't get hurt.  Learning to widen our circle of compassion to include ourselves, those we love and even our enemies can free us to live from a place of joy.  Please note that Pema Chodron will not be here -- this is a discussion group based on her books, which will be 10% off for all those taking the class.  

Cost: $20 suggested donation


Friday, September 30, 6:30 p.m. Hypnotic Sound Meditation and Chanting with Kelly Hilton, CH

Wrap yourself in the resonant vibrations of soothing sound as you join an intimate group to gently explore and experience shifting consciousness, and physical and spiritual balance with the use of sound. This workshop was very well-attended in the summer and is now being offered to a limited group (12) in order to provide you with an even deeper personal experience and the opportunity to take home a new healing practice.


Kelly Hilton is a professional hypnotist specializing in healing states of Kelly Hiltonconsciousness. She offers hypnotic sound meditations and group chanting designed to bring deep relaxation, clarity and supportive shifts in mental, physical and spiritual consciousness. Cost: $30. Class size is limited to 12 people so pre-registration is recommended. Please bring a mat, blanket and/or pillow to create the greatest comfort for your experience.




Sundays, 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Lotus Heart Meditation Group
Cost: $5 donation. Meets in breathing space, the small house behind the store.

Sundays, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. A Course in Miracles Discussion & Study Group
Meets in second wind, down the porch from the main store entrance, first door on the left. Cost: donation

Aurora Gabriel

Aurora Gabriel

AuroraSundays and Wednesdays: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. Psychic Readings with Aurora 
Cost: $55 for 1/2 hour; $95 1 hour. Aurora will be away September 11until October 5.

Sundays, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Recovery from Food Addiction group meeting. Meets in second wind, side door entrance from the porch.

Mondays 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. True Names Zen Buddhist Meditation
 Meets in breathing space, the small house behind the store. Cost: donation. All are welcome!

Julie Madill

Julie Madill

September 8 & 30, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Angel Readings and Astrology with Julie Madill

Cost: $50 half hour; $85 hour








 Susan Weis-Bohlen


Thursdays, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Meditation with Susan Weis-Bohlen

Instruction, breath-work, sitting meditation. All levels of meditators are welcome!  Cost: $5 suggested donation 



Friday, August 26, September 9 & 23, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Animal Reiki Individual Sessions with Kathleen Lester, cost: $75 for 50 minutes
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Allyson Walsh

Allyson Walsh


Friday, September 2 & 16, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Psychic Readings with Allyson Walsh. 1/2 hr $100; one hour: $175.


October 2011

Event Highlights 



Sunday, October 2, 4 p.m. Leveraging the Universe: 7 Steps to Engaging Life's Mike DooleyMagic with The Secret's Mike Dooley    

Sharing highlights from his newest book, Leveraging the Universe: 7 Steps to Engaging Life's Magic, Mike will offer a new approach for creating life changes that blends old school wisdom with new school methodologies. He will present an objective, sequential plan to harnessing life's magic and the innate supernatural powers within us all. He teaches that the solution for creating meaningful life changes, whether it's for your health or increase abundance levels, comes from learning the difference between what we can, should and must do for ourselves and what we can, should and must delegate to metaphysical principles that have been around since the dawn of time. Cost: $25 - includes a copy of his new book


Thursday, October 6, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Autonomy and Will: Bringing Intention into Action with T. Thorn Coyle       

Over and over, we have a wish. Over and over, we court a desire. Over and over, we seek greater health, success, depth, joy, or love. What is required for success? T.Thorn CoyleFirst of all, we need to look at the stories we tell ourselves. Second, we can examine our magick: the flow of energy from idea, to intention, toward manifestation. This talk will take us through the concepts of Commitment, Honor, Truth, Strength, and Compassion, and help us with some exercises and ideas to build our will, and walk toward more integrated and steady success, helping our lives so we in turn, can help the world toward greater justice, greater beauty, and deeper healing."

T. Thorn Coyle is an internationally respected teacher of the magical and esoteric arts. The author of Kissing the Limitless and Evolutionary Witchcraft, she hosts the popular Elemental Castings  podcast series and has produced several CDs of sacred music. Founder and head of Solar Cross Temple and Morningstar Mystery School, she has a spiritual direction and mind/body coaching practice that reaches people worldwide.  Cost: $20   



Sunday, October 9, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. Fall into the Season with Ayurvedic Cooking Susan cookingClass with Susan Weis-Bohlen

As we transition into the dry, windy Vata season of Fall, we look to lubricate the system with foods that are not too heavy, yet deeply satisfying and nourishing. We'll create the perfect Autumn juice, learn about healing spices and churnas (spice mixes) for each dosha, and cook up some easy-to-make dishes to get you ready for the cool days ahead. A short lecture on Ayurveda precedes cooking! Cost: $60. Class space is limited. Please sign up early!  


Priscilla WarnerTuesday, October 11, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Meet the Author:  Learning to Breathe: My Year-Long Quest to Bring Calm to My Life, with Priscilla Warner

After I read this fabulous book by the author of the best-seller, The Faith Club, I emailed the publisher and said I have to have her. And they said YES! Priscilla writes so candidly about her life-long issues with anxiety and panic attacks and how she finally came to terms with the fact that she would have to deal with it head on in order to move forward with her life The result is a stunningly honest new book about reclaiming her life by rethinking her past. A full review can be found on my website on the Susan Suggests page.
Learn more about Priscislla by reading her blog here. And come see her at breathe! Cost: Free. Please note that only books purchased at breathe books will be signed.  


Saturday, October 15, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Love Light Wisdom and Power as OMNIPUREOMNIPURE

Kirkland and Laura Ross are on a mission to Expand the Light and offer workshops and Music of Love Light Wisdom and Power under the name of OMNIPURE. They feel that in this day and age change is upon us and that we get to co-create a powerful new direction to inspire others to Be the Light.  


In their workshop, they will share about what goes on inside an octave, which are the 11 half tones and the doorway to the 11:11 Diamond Stargate. By choosing to step through this portal of Sound and Light located within each of your cells, you will get to experience and activate self-empowering codes to heal yourself and to raise your vibration. This is a global call to all of your cells...this is DNA MUSIC! See and hear sample clips of the album and check out their website. Cost: $20  


Shifu Dr. Tim ThompsonSaturday, October 22, 1 p.m. Introducing Interaction Science: Awaken Your Slumbering Human Relations Genius! With Shifu Dr. Tim Thompson

This workshop will focus specifically on how to use intrapersonal communication(your everyday self-talk) to reprogram your physical body/mind's system code (quantumDNA field) to help keep your divine intuition channel clear and prevent further perceptualdistortions. Clearing this channel and keeping it cleansed through propercommunion practices will accelerate your spiritual awakening beyond your wildest dreams! Upon successfully completing this workshop, students will be equipped with a few practical tools for clearly identifying and expressing their core charactertraits. Students will also learn how to apply the fundamental principles of emotional relaxation and discipline to their daily lives, and will begin learning how to use these core psychologicalskills to consciously create life circumstances that they truly desire. Cost: $20 







Please email or call 410-235-7323 to make an appointment or to sign up for classes. If less then four people sign up, a class might be canceled. thank you!