Breathwork logo


3 Ledgewood Blvd , Dartmouth- 02747
Massachusetts , United States  United States


Mon - Sun 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

No doctors to show

Breathwork - Dartmouth

Dan Brulé is a modern day teacher and healer—an innovative, unorthodox, irreverent, creative, game-changing entrepreneur. He is a master of Prana Yoga (the Hindu Science of Breath), and of Chi Kung/Qigong (Chinese Medical Breathing Exercises).Dan is a world-renown pioneer in the field of Breathwork, and leader of the worldwide Spiritual Breathing Movement, He is one of the originators of Breath Therapy, and was among the first group of Internationally Certified Rebirthers.

More than 80,000 people in over 40 countries now apply Dan’s breathing exercises and techniques in their work and in their lives. Among them are Olympic champions and elite martial artists, leading psychotherapists and medical experts; monks, meditators, hospice workers, yoga teachers, performing artists, personal trainers, substance abuse and pastoral counselors, health practitioners, life coaches, and business executives.

Dan is the author of: “A Formula for Transformation,” “The Principles of Breath Therapy,” “Zen and the Art of Breathing,” “Stress and Breathing,” “A Brief Introduction to Chinese Medical Breathing Exercises,” “The Art and Science of Breathwork,” and “Spiritual Breathing.”He originally trained as an X-Ray Technologist at New England Medical Center (University Hospital) and Northeastern University.

He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam era as an independent duty hospital corpsman, Deep Sea Diver, and Emergency Medical Rescue Specialist from 1971 to 1976. Then he worked as a CPR, First aid, and Emergency Medical Technician instructor trainer.He majored in Human Development and Learning at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Education. In 1985, he designed and completed a Masters Program in the Healing Arts at Lesley College in Cambridge, called “The Breath as A Tool for Health Growth and Change.”

Dan is a life long student and practitioner of the Healing Arts, Zen, and Meditation. He founded The Growth Center, Inc.: one of New England’s first Alternative Education and Holistic Healing Centers.He developed the first-in-the-nation “Stress and Coping” program for American Red Cross workers, and was the founding president of the Massachusetts Self-Esteem Council and served as the Director of Youth Education for the Council on Alcohol

In 1980, Dan traveled to India where he was personally initiated and given the name “Guchu Ram Singh” by the legendary immortal yogi master Babaji (described in PramahansaYogananda’s book: “Autobiography of a Yogi.”). He continues to guide spiritual pilgrims to India on a regular basis.

Dan lived in the Osho community in Oregon, and took part in the original Breath Therapy Program at the Rajneesh International Meditation University. He learned Prana Yoga from Swami Rama and did biofeedback training at the Himalayan Institute in Pennsylvania.

He studied “Breathing Coordination” with Carl Stough in New York City. He has studied and traveled extensively with Leonard Orr, the founder of the Rebirthing movement; and learned Holotropic Breathwork from its founder Stan Grof. In 1985, he was invited to China by Master Hu Bin to study and practice Medical Chi Kung at the Academy of Chinese Medicine in Beijing.

In 1990, Dan founded One Sky International Life Skills and Healing Arts Institute to foster cultural exchange between the USA and the USSR. He presented at the First International Free Breathing Conference in Moscow. The response was so strong and enthusiastic that he moved his practice to Russia during the collapse of Communism in 1991.

He took part in a ten-year study of Breathwork with the Russian Academy of Science, and worked with world champion Greco-Roman wrestler Alexander Karelin, as well as members of the Olympic judo, triathlon, tennis teams. In all, he has trained more than 10,000 people in Russia, including more than 500 medical doctors, psychiatrists and psychologists.

From 2001 to 2003, he served as Chairman of the Massachusetts South Coast Hospitals Group’s Cardiovascular Health Committee and Youth Risk Behaviors Task Force. There he helped design and implement cutting edge, science based health promotion and disease prevention initiatives.

Dan is a frequent local and national radio and television guest, and he has done seminars, workshops and trainings in such diverse locations as the Open Centre in London, Aurora College in the Northwest Territories of Canada, the National Conservatory of Music in Estonia, the San Pedro Federal Penitentiary in Bolivia, the Bashkir State Medical Institute in Ufa, and at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Cancun.

Photo of Breathwork

Additional Information

Patanjali is what you might call a yogi saint. He was a devoted mind-body scientist and an independent self-explorer. He didn’t invent yoga, but he mastered it. He absorbed and integrated all the accumulated yogic wisdom of his day, and managed to organize it into a simple and effective step by step presentation of the method, the practice, and a way to enlightenment. He himself attained liberation and served as a living example of the yogic ideal of self-realization.

He created his sutras (by the way, sutra means ‘thread’) at least 700 years before hatha yoga—the most popular form of yoga known today—was even invented. And his teachings had very little to do with complicated movements or difficult postures. His idea of the perfect “asana” was any posture whereby the body was not an obstacle to the inner work—any position which supported the mastering of the “kriyas” (actions) required for ultimate liberation.

Patanjali’s yoga is more about experience than it is about explanations. It has little to do with understanding, and everything to do with internal actions and experience. As I began to organize my notes and thoughts about Patanjali, I was actually drawn back to India and my ancient home of India. As life and its natural perfection would have it, I had the opportunity to renew my vows and be blessed with a re-initiation.

What I write here is a mix of what Patanjali said and how early writers interpreted his words. It relies on what ancient and modern writers have captured, and what early and recent translators have provided. This is my personal blend of what he taught and my understanding of his teachings. Like many students before me, it reflects my particular understanding and my current level of mastery. And like many before me, I happily and unabashedly plagiarize and invent to my heart’s content! I indulge in poetic, literary, and creative license, trusting that within and behind every word is the Inner Master.

I take these liberties because in fact Patanjali never actually wrote the yoga sutras. They were spoken, sung or chanted. They were memorized and verbally repeated like mantras. They were potent seeds passed on through a living oral tradition. The sutras were probably written down hundreds of years after Patanjali developed them.

We who are here now are free to investigate and experiment. Through our own actions and insights, we can lay unique as well as universal claim to the fruits of this knowledge and practice. Perhaps that is one of the reasons the sutras remain such a bright and enduring classic: they reflect perennial truth and are freely accessible to so many people, in so many different ways, and on so many levels.

So having said all that let me begin to get you to understand the practice in this way: There is a part of you that has never been touched by anything that has happened in this world. There is a place in you of pure peace and freedom and power. And this place has never been, nor can it ever be, lost or forgotten, altered or affected, in anyway by anyone, including you!

Awakening to this place of pure awareness is called liberation or enlightenment. Touching this place, even by accident, produces undeniable moments of profound clarity, irreversible moments of utter freedom, and indescribable moments of total peace. Living consciously in this state—and deliberately operating from it—is called self-realization.

We all have a natural inherent ability to awaken and to abide in this state of ultimate human potential. Patanjali left us an accurate record—a tried and true path to this experience of oneness and wholeness. The Yoga Sutras serve to preserve and convey a profound spiritual teaching that Jesus referred to as the “Kingdom of Heaven,” and what Lao Tse would call the “Tao.”

Patanjali reveals the underlying cause of all human suffering. And he demonstrates a way to end it. He identifies the major impediments and obstacles to liberation, and he provides a sure-fire strategy for overcoming them. He gives us three powerful keys: non judgment, non-attachment and non-resistance. And I boil these all down to one key practice: non-reaction.

Patanjali summed up his understanding of life in a way that is similar to the Buddha. He said that suffering is inherent in the natural world of physical, mental and emotional phenomena. He said that suffering has a cause, and that it can be ended. And he said there was a path that leads to the end of suffering. That path is the path of yoga.In the beginning, we are told, “was the word,” but behind the word is an even greater power: the breath. Have you noticed that words are simply specific formations, shapes and movements of breath

In the end days, it is said: all the secrets and mysteries will be revealed. Those end days must be approaching, because today, the breath itself seems to be revealing those secrets to us. It seems that the secret of life has been right under our nose all the time!But it should come as no surprise, since almost every spiritual teacher throughout time has pointed to the breath in some way, and every contemporary healer makes use of the breath at some point.

Almost all the ancient languages use the same word for air, wind or breath, as they do for life, vital energy, or spirit; or the animating principle of life. This principle, this spirit of life, is called chi, ki, prana, or energy.

The breath is often overlooked and underestimated in our search for the source and meaning of life, yet the author of Genesis tells us tells us that “God took the dust of the earth and formed the body or man, and breathed into the nostrils of man the Breath of Life, and man became a living soul.”

So, is it any wonder that today, we can find our way back to God, we can meet the source of life by turning to the breath–or more specifically–to what is referred to in the Book of Genesis as neshemet ruach chayim: “the spirit of life within the breath”?

The author of Genesis understood something that the yogis have been teaching since early times: that there is a difference between the air we breathe and the life giving principle contained within it. This inner breath also called chi, ki, prana or energy runs through body, mind and soul. In German, the word Atman means both soul and breath.

The movement of spirit in the body is reflected in the movement of breath. As the Sufi Master Hazrat Inayat Kahn writes: “The healing power of Christ, the miraculous power of Moses, the charm of Krishna, and the inspiration of the Buddha–all these were attained by breath.”

The Course in Miracles teaches us that: “A universal theology is impossible, but a universal experience is not only possible, it is necessary.” I believe that this universal experience is the breath, is breathing!In the Nei Ching: Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Chinese Medicine, we read: “In ancient times, there were the so-called spiritual men; they mastered the universe, and controlled yin and yang. They breathed the essence of life and were independent in preserving the spirit. Their muscles and flesh remained unchanged.

In his Book of Secrets, Rajneesh/Osho writes: “”If you can do something with breath, you will attain the source of life. If you can do something with breath, you can transcend time and space. If you can do something with breath, you will be in the world and also beyond it.” He said: “there are certain points in the breathing which you have never observed, and those points are the doors, the nearest doors to you, from where you can enter into a different world, into a different being, a different consciousness…”

I believe that Spiritual Breathing is to psychosomatic illness what penicillin was to infection. Spiritual Breathing is the quickest way to clear your head, settle your stomach, calm your nerves, and open your heart. It will uplift you, center you, and ground you in your being. Spiritual Breathing opens your heart to love and fills your body with light and life.

In the Songs of Solomon, we read “Breath restores me to my exact self.” Maybe that’s why one of the most powerful modern spiritual breathing methods is called “Rebirthing.” It offers us a spiritual technology of awakening to our essence.

It seems to me that the breath is the fire of the heart–the heart of love. The Quakers have a wonderful tradition. At their Sunday service, people simply sit in silence and meditation, waiting, open to inspiration. And when it comes, when the spirit moves them, they speak. They say their piece (peace). They also hold this great idea: “Now and then, you need to open all the doors and windows of your heart and soul, and you need to let the spirit of God blow through you!”

Breathwork is a spiritual technology for purification and awakening. When you work with the breath, you automatically develop spiritual skills. To play with breath is to play with the subtlest form of matter. That’s why people who have mastered spiritual breathing can accomplish so much on the level of subtle energies.

Spiritual Breathing makes it clear that the original creative life force energy that built our bodies in the womb is still available to us, to maintain and even rebuild the body.Yoga is the science of union (with God). And yoga holds as a central truth that Breath is the connection, the bridge between mind and body, between the visible and the invisible. Breath connects us to each other, and it connects all of us to God, nature and existence.

Every breath can be a prayer, an invitation, a demonstration of our faith, our trust. It can be an expression of forgiveness, gratitude and surrender. Tremendous power is to be gained through combining meditation and breathing. In the mid 70s, I was inspired by Richard Alpert (Ram Dass). He taught us to practice a beautiful spiritual breathing technique: On the inhale we think “the power of God is within me,” and on the exhale we think “the grace of God surrounds me.”

Each of us must walk his/her own unique path. And that is the empowering aspect of Breathwork: no one can do it for you! Yet, we are all breathing the same breath. The breath that is in me now was in you before, will be in the bird flying overhead tomorrow, was in the dog walking down the street yesterday. It is not just a philosophy. It is a fact in reality! The same atoms and molecules of air, the breath that Jesus breathed, Moses breathed, Buddha breathed, that same breath is flowing into you right now!

If you really want to go into the deepest realities of life, and to reach the highest states of consciousness, then you will have to awaken to the breath. It is the path, or at least the doorway, to your essence, your core, your soul, your heart of hearts.

Breath and breathing techniques are now being taught all over the world. Breath awareness leads to the healing of stress, emotional problems, substance abuse, to the healing of unconscious, blocks, fears, and anxieties.

The Angel of Breath is at work on the planet! This Angel of Breath brings fire and light to everyone on the spiritual path. Evolutionary contractions in the form of natural disasters, social upheaval, and wars, are doing the work of pushing spiritual seekers out of their comfort zone and into the dynamic working zone of spiritual awakening, purification and rebirth.

It seems to me that everyone is born a spiritual master. But we forget, we lose touch with our essence, our purpose, our source. The sadness, anger, and the love of a child is total: it seems infinite. That is a reflection of the power and nature of their spirit. As children, we are forced to choose between following outer authority and listening to our inner divinity.

You can begin to incorporate the life of spirit back into your body and being. Simply breathe in a conscious way. Practice breathing in a peaceful way, an accepting way, a trusting way, a loving way, a grateful way, a forgiving way, an inviting way, a surrendering way. Incorporating these attributes through spiritual breathing makes manifesting them in reality easy and effortless!

More than knowing, believing or doing it, when you are breathing it, you are “living” it. You are “being” it. Opening and relaxing the breath is like opening the doors to your soul. Allow every fiber of your being to be bathed in this life that flows from God. Spiritual breathing has been called a biological experience of divine energy.

It takes courage to live a unique life, an inspired life. It requires that you turn to your own inner truth. That inner truth can be reflected and expressed through every breath you take. Breathing is like a language: the language of the soul.

Spiritual Breathing can take you to the eye of the storms in your life. Spiritual breathing can help you to balance yin and yang, peace and power, rhythm and harmony. Learn from the breath itself. Follow your own bliss!

Start by watching your breath. Do what the Buddha did at the moment of enlightenment: follow the breath as it comes and goes. Feel the sensations of breath, the movement of breath in you. Be a witness. Observe, notice, pay attention to what is happening inside of you in each moment, and be aware of the one being aware!

Add to that the willingness to let go, to surrender. And then begin to conspire with the life that surrounds and permeates everything in existence. Breathe consciously. Feel the expansion and contraction of life! Celebrate the flow of life, and marvel at the mysteries that life reveals to you through the breath.Seek out others who are committed to breath mastery. Share your experience. No one is free until we are all free. But if only one of us gets free, everyone will be liberated!


Breath Therapy is an original healing art based on ancient Eastern disciplines, as well as modern Western methods. It represents a unique approach to wellness in spirit, mind and body. It was developed over the last 20 years, and it has proven itself to be effective in all psychosomatic illness, and as potent force in the worldwide human potential movement.

The first is this: In the average person, the breathing mechanism is functioning at only a fraction of its potential. The “normal” breathing system has been damaged, inhibited, due to a number of conditions and events, beginning at birth, and including family and cultural influences, as well as every physical and emotional trauma you have survived. Your breathing system needs to be “healed,” brought back up to the level that nature intended.

The second idea is this: When full free breathing is restored, every system in the body begins to work better. We find that the breath itself naturally heals and renews the body, mind and spirit. “Conscious Breathing” becomes a very powerful self-directed healing process. The breath reveals itself to be an untapped natural resource, a therapeutic tool, for health, growth and change.

Practice involves the application of Breath Awareness and Breathing Techniques in a number of settings and for a variety of purposes, ranging from peak athletic performance to profound spiritual awakening, from substance abuse prevention to creative artistic expression. The initial exercises are designed to allow one to discover, explore, and develop the power and potential of the breath and breathing.

“Breath Therapy techniques offer quick, effective ways to clear your head, to settle your stomach, to calm your nerves, and to open your heart.”Breath Therapy is always presented and practiced in a “heart-centered” atmosphere, with certain goals or parameters in mind: Wholeness and Oneness, Freedom and Safety, Energy and Aliveness, Peace and Power, Health and Happiness, Love and Light.

Breath Therapy makes use of a number of specific breathing techniques and exercises. Each of these exercises has a certain effect. Some of the techniques are used to probe the breathing mechanism for breathing flaws, inhibiting patterns, etc. Some are used to trigger relaxation. Some are used to activate, control or direct vital energy, and some to awaken, expand, or refine internal awareness.

The environment (physical as well as emotional) in which the techniques are learned and practiced is also crucial to success. Obviously, results will differ depending on whether one is in a comfortable setting with gentle loving people, versus a hostile crowd, or an uncomfortable space.

Water only rises to its own level. It is easier to learn parachuting when you are with someone who has jumped from a plane many times and loves it, versus someone who is more afraid and less experienced than you. And, there is something to be said about the initiation experience, where something is directly passed on from one person to another.

Your beliefs, attitudes, expectations, etc. will directly influence the effects and the outcome of the breathing practice. Your purpose, your intention, in applying the techniques will to a great extent determine your results.

Because it is possible to do the technique wrong, to practice it in the worst possible circumstances, to learn it from a terrible teacher, and do it for all the wrong reasons, yet still something wondrous can occur. This indicates to me that something else is at work here. Perhaps some mystical or magical factor, something like grace.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • russian

Payment Options

  • Visa
  • Paypal
  • Master Card
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Dinners club
  • Bill

Treatments For:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Asthma
  • Heart Diseases
  • Mental Disorders
  • Nervous System Diseases
  • Pain
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Stress

Consultation Type: Direct ConsultationAll patients have to come to the practitioner's location.

Facebook icon Twitter Circle Youtube icon
Review Breathwork
Rating :

* Title

* Comments