Breathe Deep Within is meditation, conscious breathing, and sound healing. This 1-hour class is for anyone to learn easy-to-follow mindfulness 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, allow a genuine experience of having a deep connection within.
Breathe Deep Within is about using the breath as the focus of 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, the openness of your 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 breathing in ways that help you have a better relationship with your breath, which brings peace of mind, great health, and wholeness. Your breath reflects your current state of well-being, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Breath is the essence of balance.
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.
Meditation bridges the body and mind to find its way to self-discovery and deep inner healing.
With regular practice, you will experience the benefits of meditation. It allows you to simply relax, release stress and tension from the body, and calm the mind. Meditation plays an important role in helping to identify the cause of stress, and how to let go without resistance. It's a perfect antidote for stress management. Research has shown the positive effects of meditation.
Sound healing is an ancient practice that stimulates the mind into deep relaxation. Tonal frequencies bring the body into a state of vibrational harmony. It is a healing modality that permeates our system bringing it back into balance. Soothing sound vibrations help to clear energetic blocks and boost your overall health. It supports your mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
Discover the benefits of meditation, breathwork, and sound healing.
Learning a new skill takes time, so be kind to yourself. With patience, you will see positive changes.
Relaxation and tranquility in the comfort of your home, office, or anywhere via ZOOM! Invite friends and family to meditate with you online.
Be a part of a kind and friendly virtual community of 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 online. Be creative! Create a healing sanctuary with a positive intention to relax, let go, and align yourself.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all classes are online. See the class schedule for times, dates, and links to join. Choose a day and time that works for you.
Blessings. I am LaDonna Funderburke, Certified Meditation and Wellness Workshop Facilitator, Cultural Healer, and Owner of Breathe Deep Within. Meditation, visualization, and breathwork have been my daily practice for over 20 years.
My discipline allows me to share my love for meditation and wellness in professional settings, working with non-profit organizations, classroom settings, and women's groups.
I teach simple mindfulness techniques so people don't overthink how to breathe and relax. They can use it as a tool to improve their health and have a new way of living.
My holistic approach creates a warm environment that opens a space for each person to feel comfortable meditating, which allows them to let go and be in the present moment.
As an artist, I love working with children. I teach them how to relax, use their creative instincts, enjoy being in the moment of creating art, and embrace their natural artistic expression.
My mission is to bring alternative healthcare and wellness into more diverse and BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color) communities that need peace, deep inner healing, and recovery. To create harmonious, healthy communities served and underserved with the unified purpose to live a vibrant life. All are welcome, supported, and appreciated at Breathe Deep Within.
Breathe Deep Within started in 2018 to bring alternative healthcare to diverse communities, for people of all cultures to have easy access to wellness and feel comfortable healing in a supportive and loving environment.
Everyone should live a life of health and happiness. To enjoy the benefits of daily mindfulness practice.
People of all ages and backgrounds attend the group classes with a unified purpose to breathe with intention, make deep connections to their inner-self, release with ease beliefs that hold them back, and move forward with a renewed sense of clarity to revive the spirit. In class, people learn to embrace their paths with patience and understanding.
When a person commits to healing, it inspires the group to heal. Our focus is to heal individually as well as collectively with love, respect, and support. Community is unity...CommUnity.
"Doing what I love allows me to share alternative healthcare with various communities both served and underserved. All are welcome." -LaDonna Funderburke
Now, more than ever, respiratory health is important. We are in 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 together as a collective community 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 the modern scientific understanding of psychoneuroendocrinology. -Dr. Anne Ness, DNP, RN, Certified Aromatherapy Practitioner, and Reiki Master
Thank You, LaDonna!
I have been a student of meditation and breathwork since the 1970s. Your unique style and intention have elevated my awareness of my own breath and have enabled me to go deeper in meditation than ever before. The exercises are so simple, I find myself defaulting to them throughout my day and using the techniques to help put me to sleep. Your classes are bringing me peace and focus In these stressful times.
-Wendy Farley, Healer, Entrepreneur
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 a 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 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 into me as I start on this journey. -Christina Ashford, Jewelry Designer of Tina Dionne Fashion
Living Naturally Abundant Invites You
The Black Om Wellness Art Conference
September 2, 2021
Owner and Founder, Phillip McGraw created The Black OM in the aftermath of the George Floyd killing to address the mental health of African-Americans.
This virtual conference is for anyone who does and doesn’t believe mental health is a real crisis or therapy is taboo.
The Black OM Art Wellness Conference is a platform for Black people (and people of color) to learn how to protect their minds and bodies.
Activists, organizers, healers, artists, and community members assembled last year to fight against the ongoing systems of racism.
After these troubling events and compound traumas, the issues of mental health inspired Phillip to ask himself, "What happens inside African-Americans coping with the aftermath?" "What are the possible unsettled and unchecked mental health issues?"
We are inviting everyone to come and be a part of the conversation, education, and healing practices of the African-American community.
For tickets visit eventbrite.com
Meditation Facilitator, LaDonna Funderburke is a recipient of the 2020 Cultural Healer Partnership Award.
Recognized for her outstanding dedication to mental health and well-being awarded by Ramsey County St. Paul-Ramsey County Public Health.
If you have questions about Breathe Deep Within, classes, healing modalities, or other inquires, LaDonna Funderburke will be happy to answer them promptly.
Just click the website messaging symbol on the lower far-right corner of the page, type your inquiry or message, and LaDonna will be delighted to chat with you.
It's a great opportunity to get to know you and assist you further.
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Mark your calendar for The Black OM Wellness Art Conference. Living Naturally Abundant invites you to a virtual healing event to support African-Americans' mental health and well-being through art and wellness practices. To register visit www.theblackom.com
Julie Ratner of Seattle Washington shares her wonderful experience.
Breathe Deep Within's mission is to bring mindfulness to communities underserved. Your generosity will keep us breathing.