Middendorf Breathexperience is a somatic (body based) work developed by
Ilse Middendorf over the past 70 years. Through simple movements in
sitting and standing in classes or private sessions, I can build my
sensory connection to the sensation of the breath movement in my body.
Bringing my awareness to this otherwise unconscious process, I enter a
process with my breath that can 'organize' my physical structure as
well as the various levels of my being without my having to 'know'
anatomy, psychology or spirituality. This healing or organizing quality
of the breath which brings well being occurs when my breath is in its
natural or allowed state. I could say that my classes are laboratories
for each person's discoveries in experiencing freedom, resilience and
vitality through connecting with their unmanipulated breath.
I came to this work because I have been a professional gardener for 25
years. I enjoy the physical support for my chronic back issues as well
as the incredible dimension I experience when I play in the arena that
Please join me for a class or a private session!
Marty came to the work in 1991 and completed her 3 and one half year
training in 1999 at the Middendorf Breath Institute in Berkeley. She
has been teaching and practicing since 1998 and was invited to join the
staff of the Middendorf Breath Institute in 2005.
Marty has also served on the Board of the Breath Center of San
Francisco, the non-profit organization associated with Middendorf
Breathwork in the U.S. since 1996.