Breathe Deep Within is a combination of meditation, conscious breathing, and sound healing. This 1 hour class is for anyone to learn easy-to-follow breathing techniques to calm the mind, ease the body into relaxation, and awaken the spirit.
Tranquil sounds of singing bowls, guided imagery, and the soothing sound of one's own breath, allows a genuine experience of having deep connection within.
Breathe Deep Within is about using breath as focus to meditation, about being aware of the present moment, and building a foundation that supports the integration of your authentic self.
Each class invites you to go on a contemplative journey that can bring steadiness to the mind, openness of the heart, and offers a new perspective on life with clarity.
Whether you're alone or in a group, you can use these methods of mindfulness anytime, anywhere.
Breathe Deep Within is about getting connected to breath in ways that help you have a better relationship with breathing, that brings peace of mind, health, and wholeness. Your breath reflects your current state of being physically, mentally, and spiritually. Breath is the essence of balance. Meditation allows the body and mind to find their own way to self-discovery.
Go from shallow breathing, known as fright, flight or freeze, to deep conscious breathing, which has healing restorative properties. Conscious breathing increases oxygen in the blood and body vital for optimal health.
With regular practice, you will experience the benefits of meditation. It allows you to simply relax, release tension and stress from the body, and calm the mind. Meditation plays an important role in helping to identify the cause of personal stress and tension, and how to let go without resistance. It's a perfect antidote for stress management. There are many health benefits to a daily practice of relaxation.
Discover the benefits of meditation and breathwork: lowers blood pressure, releases stress & anxiety, improves mood and overall mental health, boost the immune system, encourages better sleep, enhances creative flow and better concentration, increases circulation, improves respiratory health, regulates body temperate and gives an overall sense of peace and so much more!
Learning a new skill takes time, so be kind to yourself. With patience, you will see positive changes.
Experience relaxation and tranquility in the comfort of your home, office, or anywhere via ZOOM! Be a part of a wonderful and friendly community of Zoom meditators, while taking a personal journey inward at your own pace.
If you are new to meditation or experienced, Breathe Deep Within welcomes you into a safe, supportive, and warm environment. Create your healing sanctuary to relax and become centered and grounded.
See class schedule for times, dates, and links to join. Choose a day and time that works for you.
Blessings. I am LaDonna Funderburke, meditation and wellness workshop facilitator. Meditation, visualization, and breathwork has been my daily practice for over 20 years.
My discipline allows me to share my love for healing and self-development in professional settings. Working with non-profit organizations, in classroom settings, and with women's groups, I have been fortunate to offer participants simple and easy-to-follow relaxation techniques for personal growth and inner peace.
My holistic approach creates a warm environment that opens a space for participants to feel comfortable meditating, which allows them to let go and be in the present moment. As an artist, I love working with children to encourage them to relax, create art, and tap into their artistic expression with joy.
I also invite you to consider one-on-one sessions for a deeper more profound personal experience.
I teach free community meditation and sound healing classes sponsored by the Backyard Community Health Hub at the Midtown Global Market in Minneapolis. Due to Covid-19, all classes are held on ZOOM.
Breathe Deep Within started in 2018 to bring mindfulness to diverse communities, for people of all cultures to have easy access to wellness and feel comfortable healing in a supportive and loving environment.
I believe everyone should live a life of health and happiness, to enjoy the benefits of a daily mindfulness practice.
People of all ages attend the group Breathe Deep Within classes with a unified purpose to relax, balance, and heal. When a participant attends a class for healing, the group heals. We all heal as a community with love, respect, and encouragement.
"Doing what I love gives me the opportunity to share health and wellness to various communities both served and underserved. All are welcome." -LaDonna Funderburke
Now, more than ever, respiratory health is important. We are at a crisis where the simple but miraculous act of breathing is in jeopardy. Communities of color are the most affected. It's time to come to together as a collective consciousness to build a foundation that supports our mission to value health on all levels; to uplift and inspire each other to be our best selves for the betterment of humanity.
Enrich your life with a daily practice of breathwork, meditation, and sound healing. Not just to survive...but to THRIVE! Join our wonderful community of meditators today. Help build a healthy community one breath at a time. Join Us!
Breathe Deep Within offers FREE meditation sessions 3 days a week sponsored by the Backyard Community Health Hub.
The Backyard Community Health Hub promotes health and wellness that leverages connectedness and cultural practice to better serve our communities.
FREE via ZOOM!
Mondays & Wednesdays 5-6 pm
Saturdays 4-5 pm & 5-6 pm
See class schedule for dates, times & link
I find the focused breathing exercises most helpful. Breath holding has been a personal challenge for me so having several specific exercises that I utilize daily has been life altering.
I thank the lovely Ladonna for her work and encourage others to check out her class.
-Antoinette Williams, Owner of Rituals, Spiritual Coach, and Healer
LaDonna combines the ancient wisdom of Yoga of the Himalayas and Feminine goddess loving traditions with Christianity. She creates a well-rounded spiritual experience that relaxes the body and mind and strengthens our ability to care for ourselves.
Her guided meditations and breathing exercises combine the wisdom of Ayurvedic science and modern scientific understanding of psychoneuroendocrinology. -Dr. Anne Ness, DNP, RN, Certified Aromatherapy Practitioner, and Reiki Master
"Breathe is an awesome meditation workshop! These workshops really helped me during my family crisis when my brother was in the hospital for 30-days with Covid-19. I look forward to my meditation time."-Danielle Daniel, Writer, Actress, and Storyteller
Since my first class I've made it a priority to make time for this meditation session as it's a better way to unwind from my busy week and go into my weekend. LaDonna starts by facilitating several breathing activities and then moves the class into guided meditation. Each time I've attended she changes up the activities so that it's not the same thing each week. Additionally, she models and allows for questions. While meditation is a sacred practice and should be treated as such when something is funny we can all laugh and get back on track. I've found this space to be a positive and affirming environment and I'm excited to continue on my inward journey. Each week I've invited a friend or two because of the value it's already added to my life. I'm compelled to share in my fortune. Additionally, LaDonna was able to see and confirm some truths about me that I've always wondered about. For example, I've always thought that I was an empath and she shared this with me without any prompting from me. She has given me so much insight about myself as I start out on this journey. -Christina Ashford, Jewelry Designer of Tina Dionne Fashion
Breathe Deep Within invites you to a free online conference!
2nd Annual Cultural Healing Summit, November 13, 2020 from 9 am-3:30 pm (CST)
LaDonna Funderburke, Meditation Facilitator of Breathe Deep Within and Heidi Connolly, Spiritual Musician of Vacationing Angels will combine contemplative forces of meditation and sound healing in a 1 hour session that will open the heart to deep love and spiritual awakening. Session is from 11:30-12:30 PM (CST)
The Cultural Healing Summit is an all-day virtual event focused on well-being teachings, inter-generational resilience, and recognition of healers from the community. The theme for the 2nd Annual Summit: strengthening and fostering cross-cultural inter-generational, culturally specific healing practices in the time of COVID-19 and the community uprising.
We want to continue to create opportunities for our community to engage and reconnect with their cultural roots through practices, leanings, and tools that support resilience. As well as, promoting well-being during a time where healing for BIPOC and ally communities is extremely essential.
Julie Ratner of Seattle Washington shares her wonderful experience as a Breathe Deep Within participant.
Calming music to put your mind at ease. (Click pause to stop music)
Breathe Deep Within's mission is to bring mindfulness to communities underserved. Your generous donation will keep us breathing.