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810 W 36th Street
Baltimore, Maryland, 21211 
410-235-READ (7323)  
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Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
                 Café Now Open!!                
Serving Inspired Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Raw & Ayurvedic sweets, savories, soups & salads, organic coffee and tea, fresh juice and daily creations!

Friday, October 5, 2013

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Susan Weis-Bohlen   proprietress, breathe bookstore cafe


I just can't believe the government actually shut down. I always think things like this can't happen, but I was proved way wrong this time! So I would like to help all of our friends whose emails end in .gov. If you are a furloughed government worker, we'd like to offer you 10% off in the café until you get back to work. Just show us your government ID and ask for the discount at the cafe register. breathe bookstore café is a nice place to hang out while you wait to get back to work! Free wifi, great food and drink, good books and a nice staff! 


Speaking of the café , I would really love to know about your experiences since we opened up food service four months ago -- good, not so good, amazing, so-so --whatever it is I truly want to know your thoughts. So much so that I want you to email me at my personal email address: [email protected]. Feel free to contact me with your impressions of the "new" breathe bookstore café . Your opinion means so much to me. We are here to serve YOU! Let me know how we are doing and how we can do it better!


Please see all the great October events below, including Vastu Shastra Master Michael Mastro's free talk on Thursday, October 10 -- his talk will literally change your life!! Learn how to arrange your home and office for maximum efficiency, health and happiness! 


And just a quick note about my regular meditation group. Next Thursday, October 10, I will be teaching a special class on Chakra Meditation. Even if you've never come to our meditation group before, you will really get a lot out of this unique meditation practice! We meet from 6 p.m.- 7 p.m. Oh -- you can go right from meditation to the talk on Vastu! Sounds like a GREAT night to me!


Hope to see you soon,






Shadow and Ella enjoy Indian Summer!

P.S. If you like the café, please go to Urban Spoon and give us a Thumbs Up! Currently we are the NUMBER THREE most talked about new restaurant in Baltimore!! 

P.P.S. Remember to take a look at our regular classes, meditation groups and psychic readings! As we transition into to Fall it's a great time to meet with one of our Psychic Readers -- Tracy and Jael -- to check in and tune up for the rest of the year! 

October Events

Tuesday, October 8, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Institute of Noetic Science (IONS) Book Club: Supernormal

The IONS Book Club selection this month is Supernormal by Dr. Dean Radin, senior scientist with IONS. This is a fascinating look at the scientific evidence behind what Yogic Lore calls the Siddhis, extraordinary psychic powers that are acquired through yogic practices. Cost: $5 suggested donation. IONS books are 10% off at breathe


Wednesday, October 9, 6 p.m.- 

8:30 p.m. Ayurveda:  Finding Balance through the

Ancient Indian Science of Life

Susan Weis-Bohlen: * At Roland Park Country School

Did you know that Ayurveda, the 5,000 year old Indian science of health and healing, can help you find balance in all areas of your life? Through Ayurveda you can learn to: rid your body of physical and emotional toxins; sleep deeper and wake refreshed; create a doable routine to rejuvenate you on a daily basis; eat

for balance; find clarity of being; be happier!


Ayurveda The program discussion this evening will help you learn the basics of Ayurveda and how to create an Ayurvedic lifestyle. You will take a quiz to determine your Dosha - mind/body constitution - so you can take control and make decisions about your own health based on your individual condition. We will also talk about food and how to create an Ayurvedic nutrition plan just for you!


 Susan Weis-Bohlen is a Chopra Center Certified teacher and Ayurvedic consultant. Her shop, breathe bookstore café , provides books and food to nourish your mind, body and spirit. Susan

also teaches and speaks about Ayurveda around the region including the University of Maryland. Cost: $30. *Please register here. Talk will take place at Roland Park Country School, 5204 Roland Avenue * Baltimore, Maryland 21210. Phone 410.323.5500


mastroThursday, Ocotber 10, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Learn Simple Ways Realign Your Space for Better Health, Happiness and Well-Being: Vastu with Michael Mastro

Join America Vastu Shastra Master Michael Mastro Michael Mastro for a talk about the Indian form of Feng Shui. Taught in the Vedas (the ancient Indian teachings that pre-date Hidusim and Buddhism) Vastu is the art and science of  placement and design, based on knowledge of the earth's energy and how it effects us in out natural settings.  Learn more: 

Cost: Free


Tuesday, October 15, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. 
Baltimore Friends of IONS Presents: Energy Healing - An Experiential Workshop

Explore what energy healing is and what it isn't, with Sandy Van Dusen of Crossing The Veil, LLC.  Everyone will have the opportunity to experience first-hand the power of energy healing and gain an understanding of how it can assist you in living your best life. Cost: $5 donation


Wednesdays, October 16, 23, 30 &  

November 6, 6 p.m.  7:30 p.m.

Meditate Now! Techniques to Help You Find your Meditation Style

Susan Weis-Bohlen. * At Roland Park Country School

Everyone can learn to meditate and find peace, quiet and focus in life! Learn how to work with the incessant chatter in your head by stilling the mind and body. Susan will teach you various techniques that have been used for thousands of years in several different spiritual traditions. Meditation a system for quieting the mind, deleting extraneous thought, and helping you to discover and focus on what is truly important in your life. Note: Please wear comfortable clothes.


Susan Weis-Bohlen is the owner of breathe bookstore café in Hampden, She has been studying and practicing meditation for over 25 years, and attributes just about every good thing that has happened in her life to meditation! For the past four years she has led a weekly meditation group at breathe books, and she has attended dozens of meditation retreats around the world. Cost: $90. *Please register here. Talk will take place at Roland Park Country School, 5204 Roland Avenue * Baltimore, Maryland 21210. Phone 410.323.5500


Wednesday, October 16 , 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.  Baltimore Drum Circle with Joe Campanella and Jacke Schroeder

The evening includes drumming, dance, and at least one shamanic journey. Activities are molded to fit personal or global needs. 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. Cost: $5 suggested donation


Thursday, October 17 , 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.  Healing Circle with Lynda Henn

Lynda Henn Mostly silent, with occasional toning, lasting about one hour, recipients drop into a meditative state for the duration of the session. Born in Ireland, Lynda has conducted energy-healing sessions in several countries. Cost: $30


Friday, October 18, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Deep Resonance: Healing Through Sound and Song with Andrea Wenger

Andrea Wenger

Align with your most authentic and divine Self through the healing power of sound. Andrea holds a safe and nurturing space to de-stress, release blocks, and connect with the true gift of your Highest Self. Cost: $20


Saturday, October 19, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.  Ayurvedic Cooking Class with Susan Weis-Bohlen, owner of breathe bookstore café 

Ayurvedic spices Learn the secrets of spice mixing, how to make ghee and how to combine beans, grains, and greens to make the most delicious, nutritious, filling and fulfilling foods ever! Learning the basics of Ayurvedic cooking can take you a long way deep into the path of your own self-healing. Cost: $60

Sunday, October 20, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.  
Shamanic/Energy Healing Sessions with Jacke Schroeder

These sessions are appropriate for you if you are ready to make changes, have a more balanced life, deepen connections, or rid yourself of old patterns Jacke L. Schroeder and habits that get in your way. Jacke may include soul retrieval, shamanic divination, power animal retrieval, extraction healing, personal ceremonies or rituals, shamanic counseling, Psych-K, or Matrix Energetics. Cost: $75


Monday, October 21, 7 - 8:30 p.m.  The Angel & The Medium Book Signing with Elizabeth Foley

We are excited to celebrate the release of long-time friend of breathe books', Elizabeth Foley's new book.  Filled with a variety of interesting and inspiring stories that demonstrate how to be a Light-worker, how to able to serve as a vehicle for God, the Angels, Ascended Masters and Spirit, and to lift souls out of darkness. Elizabeth J. Foley, EdM, MPH is an international Angelologist, teacher, healer and author. She makes her home in Nashua, NH. Cost: Free


Tuesday, October 22, 12 - 5 p.m.  Wednesday, October 23, 12 - 5 p.m. Angel Readings with Elizabeth Foley (These will fill up FAST. Please call to reserve your space soon!!)

An angel reading is an easy way to connect and talk with your Angels and can help you start a dialogue with them. An Angel Reading consists of using Angel and Fairy oracle cards and listening to the intuitive messages that are heard from your Angels. Your Angels always speak from a place of love and when you invite your Angels into your life, your life will never be the same. Cost: ˝ hour; $55: 1 hour $90 


Tuesday, October 22, 6:30 - 9 p.m. Touching the Angelic Realm with Elizabeth Foley

Learn four forms of Divine Communication, discover your natural style of communication, review blocks that prevent us from connecting and communicating with the Angelic realm. The class will close with a special channeled technique from the Angels that helps to open your clairvoyance and an Angel Connection exercise. Cost: $50



Wednesday, October 23, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.  Introduction to Angel Channeling with Elizabeth Foley

Channeling involves achieving an expanded state of consciousness that allows you to connect and communicate with a high-level Being of Light. You will discover some simple ways of raising your vibration and connecting with higher Beings of Light such as Angels, Archangels, Spirits Guides, Ascended Masters and your Higher Self. Cost: $35


Thursday, October 24, 7:30 - 9 p.m.  Introduction to Healing Through Your Akashic Records with Bill Sanda 

The Akashic Records are a dynamic, flowing library that preserves the personal history of everyone born on the planet and beyond. It records every thought, word and action that occurs in your life and those around you. Gaining access to your own Akashic Records will introduce you to the experiences of your past lives with the intent of assisting you in making fundamental shifts and healing in your consciousness today. It will allow you to connect with your one True and Divine Self.  Bill Sanda has the ability to "read" his and others Akashic Records.  A spiritual seeker for more than three decades, Bill has studied with some of the most respected spiritual masters of our time.  His gift for clearly bringing the messages from the Akashic Records was revealed to him several years ago and he offers this service to people as his gift back to the world in exchange for a simple love offering from the participant. 

Cost: Free


 Friday, October 25, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Deeksha Oneness Blessing Circle with Tracy Esho

Deeksha is a transfer of Divine Energy flowing through Oneness Blessing Givers. The purpose of this unique blessing is to awaken in us the experience of Oneness.  Tracy became a Deeksha Trainer in India. Cost: Donation

Tuesday, October 29, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Meet the Author: It Takes 2. Surviving Breast Cancer: A Spouse's Story, by Mark Brodinsky

"When you speak from the heart, everyone who has one will buy in". This is the focus of, It Takes 2. Surviving Breast Cancer: A Spouse's Story, by Mark Brodinsky.


Mark is an Emmy-Award winning TV producer and  personality from WJZ-TV in Baltimore. For more than a year Mark kept a journal, sharing his emotions and his perspective, as his wife Debbie battled breast cancer and the aftermath of a double mastectomy.The journal was followed by thousands on Caringbrige and Facebook and is now a major book release published worldwide, to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Mark Brodinsky takes you deep inside their very private journey, through his eyes, his words and his heart. It Takes 2... take the journey, it's one you won't soon forget. Cost: Free

Happy Birthday to breathe! We turn NINE on 
October 22!! 
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October Events
Rescue a Pet
Regular Classes/Groups
Ayurvedic Consults with Susan
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Click on the photo to read Ella's blog!
Ella is a rescue dog that we adopted two and a half years ago through Homeward Trails. If you are looking to bring a dog or cat home, please consider a rescue!!
Larry and I ask each other every day...who rescued whom? She's the love of our lives.
Quick Links
Regular/Weekly Sessions 
Meditation; Psychic Readings; Reiki and more
All practitioners take their own payments. Please be prepared with cash or check. All groups meet in breathing space, the carriage house behind the bookstore café, unless otherwise noted.
Sundays, 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Lotus Heart Meditation Group

Guided sitting and walking meditation followed by short readings and discussion. Everyone is welcome! Meets in breathing space, the small house behind the store. Cost: $5 donation. 


Sundays, NEW TIME 10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.  A Course in Miracles Discussion & Study Group

ACIM teaches that the way to universal love and peace is by practicing forgiveness, focusing on the healing of relationships, and translating our interactions from hurt to healing. Meets in second wind, down the porch from the main store entrance, first door on the left. Cost: donation appreciated 


Mondays, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.  

True Names Zen Buddhist Meditation

In the Vietnamese Zen tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, the practice includes sitting mediation, both silent and guided, and walking meditation. A dharma discussion follows. For more information, contact Lee Stierhoff at 410-319-0650.  Meets in breathing space. 

Cost: donation 


meditationThursdays, 6 p.m. -  7 p.m. 

Meditation with Susan Weis-Bohlen

Join us for a short Dharma talk, Susan 1 2011 meditation instruction, breath-work, and 30-minutes sitting meditation. All levels of meditators are welcome! Cost: $5 donation    



psychic Fridays, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Psychic Guidance with Tracy Hall 

Esho. Individual readings offering Clarity with Compassion

Tracy bathed in Light

Tracy's sessions are a combination of psychic, spiritual, and practical
guidance.  Encouraging and down-to-earth, Tracy often focuses on the spiritual development of the client, providing them with practices for handling life's challenges and suggestions for building a relationship with the Divine.  Tracy uses a combination of psychometry (energy reading of an object), tarot card and oracle card reading, and palm reading.  Under the guidance she receives from the Divine, she focuses on your needs, your life path, and your spiritual development. Cost: $50 half hour; $100 hour
Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Psychic Readings: Connect to Spirit with Jael

Jael FreedmanExtraordinary Intuitive Reader Jael connects to Spirit and offers you advice and guidance to help you on your path. As with all of our readers, Jael is is infused with positivity with your best interest at heart. 

Cost: $60 1/2 hour; $110 hour


Available Monday through Friday, with
Susan Weis-Bohlen 

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


Learn  how to heal yourself through food, daily routine, breath work, meditation and yoga.    







Ayurveda says Food is Medicine  

You can change your life by incorporating Ayurvedic life-style tools and techniques into your daily routine. Even small adjustments can have a huge impact! Let me help you find the way. 
During a private consultation, we determine your dosha (mind/body constitution) through pulse diagnosis and questions and answers. We'll take a deep look at your current balance and imbalances, see how your lifestyle works for or against you, and talk about what you can do about it! I work with you to create a plan to restore you to full harmony and balance. You'll learn how to come back to your natural way of being through food choices and nutrition, daily routine, behavior, exercise, meditation, breath work, career choices, family lifestyle and more.  
Cost:  $300 for three sessions. Initial session is 1.5 hours. Follow-up meetings are one hour. Additional sessions: $75 for one hour. 

Please call 410-235-7323, or email [email protected] to schedule your appointment or to learn more! Clients are seen on throughout the week. Phone, Skype and FaceTime appointments are also available. 

In addition, we carry a wide range of Ayurvedic products including herbs, oils, body products, toothpaste,  skin care, balms, churnas, spice tins, organic spices for cooking, organic ghee, raw honey and teas, and, of course, many books to support your Ayurvedic lifestyle.


Susan Weis-Bohlen is a Certified Instructor of Ayurveda through the  Chopra Center for Wellbeing in California. She recently completed an Ayurvedic Pulse Reading Intensive with Dr. Vasant Lad at the Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico. Susan also studied and works with Ayurvedic cooking and lifestyle teacher  Amadea Morningstar. Susan began practicing Ayurveda in 2007, lost 50 pounds, lowered her cholesterol by 80 points, cleaned the clutter out of her house, got married and rescued a puppy! You can read more of her story here.


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founded by Susan Weis-Bohlen in October 2004.
We opened the cafe in June 2013

Question? Email [email protected], or call us at 410-235-READ (7323)

breathe bookstore cafe

810 W 36th Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21211

store hours:
Monday - Friday 9 am - 8 pm
Saturday 9 am - 6 pm
Sunday 9 am - 5 pm
Feedback is always welcome! Send a note to [email protected]