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BreathDance ~
Wellness Through Breathing 

Dorisse is an internationally recognized leader in the mushrooming field of Breathwork as the most powerful tool for reclaiming optimal health, and to cope with the demands of life in the 21st century. Dorisse Aha, Respiratory and Buteyko Educator, nurse, herbalist, writer and performing artist, has been teaching people of all ages about natural health for over 40 years. She has traveled, lived, taught and published internationally and invites individuals to learn the basics of reclaiming responsibility for their health using Breath as the prefect transformational tool. 


Her professional career developed as a consequence from her own journey of severe asthma since infancy, and has taken her from midwifery to hospice, from native american reservations to homes in rural communities around the world, from emergency rooms, critical care and psychiatric units to medical office and lifestyle  management, working with all ages from infant to elder.

Dorisse has studied, taught or experienced nutrition fundamentals, reflexology, massage, mindfulness, qigong, dance, shiatsu, acupressure, yoga, somatic therapies, hydrotherapy, biofeedback, acupuncture and traditional natural health care modalities and spiritual traditions from around the world. And she knows a lot about breathing.

With graceful enthusiasm Dorisse teaches from a new paradigm of health - one of wellness vs. illness, one of self healing and personal empowerment. She is passionate about working with youth - asthma and anxiety disorders have reached global proportions as the world has sped up to the point where breathing matches stress and activity levels. CHS - chronic hyperventilation syndrome (aka: overbreathing) is the root causee of over 300 medical conditionsoffers classes, workshops and public speaking events for all ages and teaches that Optimum Breathing is at the Heart and Foundation of Wellness. Dorisse is the founder of BreathDance ~ Wellness Through Breathing located in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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