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ACRM Complementary Integrative Rehabilitation Medicine Networking Group



ACRM Complementary Medicine Webinar


Breath and Healing

With Kellie Finn, 500 E-RYT, MS Yoga Therapy, C-IAYT, Clinical Supervisor, Adjunct Faculty, Maryland University of Integrative Health

Our health at every level is dependent on having vital companionship with the breath. It’s the connecting force that fuels every cell of our body and every cell beyond our body, yet, how often do you consciously engage with your breathing? How often are you aware of the breathing patterns of others? How might cultivating a personal breathing practice and increasing sensitivity to the breath make you a better practitioner? In this webinar we will examine what breath practices are, how to build a personal practice, and how breath can be a potent element both on it’s own and as a supplement to many complementary and integrative rehabilitation modalities.


Upon completion of the webinar, learners will be able to:

  1. Identify ways that sensitivity to breath in self and client(s) can provide a window into the mental/emotional narratives thereby offering avenues for deepening inquiry.
  2. Develop a relationship with the breath by comparing different breathing practices.
  3. Identify which breaths are stimulating vs. pacifying and how to apply a breathing practice/pattern of practices to help regulate the ANS.


Kellie is a graduate of Maryland University of Integrative Health where she currently works as a Clinic Supervisor at the NCC and Howard County General Hospital. Her study of yoga as a healing modality began thirty-years ago while serving as a Summer Volunteer at Omega Institute, followed by exploring yoga as a lifestyle during two-years of service at Kripalu Institute. In her twenty-years as both a Yoga Therapist and Instructor she has worked with Universities, Wellness Centers, Chiropractic Offices, Gyms, Corporate Organizations, and Studios. As a Yoga Therapist she specializes in helping individuals disassemble destructive behavior patterns associated with trauma.