What is Breema?

Breema is a teaching of the heart, an expression of the unifying principle of Existence. It's purpose is to create harmony and balance between your mind, feelings and body, and in your relationship to yourself, to others, and to all life.

What does that mean? How would I know I want that?

I can't fully answer that question, but I can say that when I am fully present, I experience being at peace with myself and life in a deeply nurturing way. Breema leads me to that. Trying Breema for yourself is really the only way to experience it. Otherwise, you are always just comparing these words to a prior experience. That is not Breema. :)

Breema Bodywork

Breema bodywork combines nurturing touch, firm yet gentle stretches, playful rhythmic movements, holding, tapping and more - renewing balance in mind, body, and feelings. Dynamic and nurturing, Breema effectively releases tension and increases vitality.

Sessions are received fully clothed on a well padded rug or mat and last anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour+. Bodycentered meditation and Self Breema exercises are frequently included within the session.


Self-Breema exercises

Self-Breema exercises are sequences done on one's own body. They are an opportunity to experience being both the practitioner and the recipient at the same time.

The movements of Breema bodywork and Self-Breema are balanced and in harmony with our essential nature. By working with the Breema principles as we practice Self-Breema, we simplify and purify the activity of the mind and feelings, inviting a higher level of consciousness that is less mechanical and more purposeful to participate in the body's movements.

The physical body is a container. We usually fill it with thoughts and feelings that have a disharmonizing effect on our physiological function. When the container is filled with Consciousness, we experience aliveness and vitality in the body. When Consciousness participates in our activity, the imbalanced vibrations we receive from our surroundings are transformed into harmonious energy that can be beneficially used by the body.

Practicing Breema, Self-Breema and the Nine principles invites physical flexibility, emotional balance, and mental clarity, and helps us to move in harmony with the natural laws that govern life and health. As body, mind, and feelings unite in a common aim, we become present. We experience a natural vitality and deep connection to all life, it guides us toward higher levels of consciousness in which we can wake up to our True nature.


Working with the principles

In our ordinary state, we live inside our mind. We practice Breema in order to "come out" of the mind. Breema's principles free us from our mistaken identification with our mind as ourselves. We can let go of the imaginary separation that keeps us from participating fully in life.

The aim of working with the principles of Breema is to come to a level of consciousness in which we know we are not separate from the life that surrounds us, and to see that everything that happens is part of the process of Existence manifesting. In these moments, we are able to conserve the energy we usually waste in judgment and criticism. We have acceptance of whatever we see or experience, based on the recognition of the perfect harmony of life, which dynamically changes form, moment by moment. Seeing that things are the only way they could be in this very moment allows us to use our life energy constructively by fully participating in whatever we are doing. ...

Eventually, as we gain confidence, we see the opportunity to practice Breema during short moments of other life situations. Our small successes in actualizing a moment, here and there, of being present, encourage us to bring Breema into more of our daily activities. We may even come to the point where we see that nothing is really an obstacle to living our life with the knowledge that there is a body or the knowledge that I exist and Existence exists. As we enjoy the freedom and harmony of tasting and manifesting our True nature in many situations in life, we become grateful for everything life brings us. Our gratitude becomes a part of the warmth and beauty of life that nurtures us and everyone around us.

Above excerpts from: Every Moment is Eternal, By Jon Schreiber
available at www.breema.com.


Breema: New Relationship with Myself by Carrie Gray
(Awareness Magazine, May/ June 2007)

Breema Bodywork: Being Present in the Body by Mara Bright
(Wisdom Magazine's U.S. National Edition, July 2007)

Awareness is Always Present.


Breema is a servicemark of the Breema Center.

photo by Joy Rowan, Bruce Barrett



The Nine Principles of Harmony:

Body Comfortable
When we look at the body, not as something separate, but as an aspect of a unified whole, there is no place for discomfort.

No Extra
To express our true nature, nothing extra is needed.

Firmness and Gentleness
Real firmness is always gentle. Real gentleness is always firm. When we are present, we naturally manifest firmness and gentleness simultaneously.

Full Participation
The most natural way of moving and living is with full participation. Full participation is possible when body, mind, and feelings are united in a common aim.

Mutual Support
The more our Being participates, the more we are able to support life and recognize that Existence supports us. Giving and receiving support take place simultaneously.

No Judgment
The atmosphere of nonjudgment gives us a taste of acceptance of ourselves as we are in the moment. When we come to the present, we are free from judgment.

Single Moment/Single Activity
Each moment is new, fresh, totally alive. Each moment is an expression of our true nature, complete by itself.

No Hurry/No Pause
In the natural rhythm of life energy, there is no hurry and no pause.

No Force
When we let go of assumptions of separation, we let go of force.


To the heart.

To the Truth that is in the heart.

To the heart that is Existence itself.

That which is not Love is fatal.

Jon Schreiber

photo by Krystal Kinnunan


Real health means one thing:

Harmony Wwith Existence.


Student experience: Once every so often, you meet someone, and you know that what they have to offer is invaluable in your life. Katherine Correa is an instructor of Breema . . . a bodywork that has touched my life on so many levels. Breema is bodywork that is done on the floor with clothes on. It has given me the taste of simplicity and being in the delicious moment. Nothing else for me is really needed in this life. To slow down, feel this moment . . . .my body breathing . . . my body having weight . . . me just being present within myself in this existence with this moment as it is.--CG


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