Life is Breath & Breath is Life

The Breath of Life is a powerful breathwork process derived from yoga tradition and adapted by Michael.  The intention and invitation is to let go of pain, trauma and fear and to call in peace, empowerment, bliss and freedom.

The Breath of Life process draws from Pranayama and highly oxygenates the body, activating both the vagus nerve and pineal gland and transmuting energy in an empowering dynamic process.  We begin with a style of fire breathing which fully awakens us, flooding oxygen deep into each cell of the body.  The lungs expand fully, opening the heart space and pulling energy up into the brain like an ecstatic wave.  A breath retention harmonises the sympathetic with parasympathetic and the following phase invites deep relaxation, allowing mental, emotional and physical release.  Participants can experience very deep levels of release combined with profound self-awareness and a sense of inner peace often found accompanying psychedelic or transcendental experiences.

The process is simple, done lying down and suitable for everyone (we suggest 16 years and over) of all ages, levels of fitness etc. 

We’ll begin the evening with a short cacao ceremony, embracing this wonder filled plant medicine to blossom our hearts with the vibration of love and life.  Cacao has long been used in ceremony to help initiate conscious reconnection with our hearts.  Cacao is a great source of four scientifically proven bliss chemicals – serotonin, tryptophan, tyrosine and phenylethylamine.  These neurotransmitters are associated with feelings of wellbeing, happiness, bliss and ecstasy.  We also add maca to our cacao elixir to stimulate our endocannabinoid receptors to bring added bliss. Our ceremonial cacao drink (raw organic sugar/dairy/gluten/nut free) is the perfect complement to the Breath of Life experience. 

Come along for the evening’s journey to celebrate your life, lift your spirits, feel radically alive and breathe yourself free.

Comment from a previous event:

"I recently attended the Cacao and Breath of Life Ceremony facilitated by Michael Hayman at the Pure Wellbeing HQ in Raumati.

The total experience was absolutely mind blowing and life transforming. As someone new to the sensations, pleasures and mental and physiological benefits of breathing techniques, the personal experience was incredibly rewarding and surprising. I have continued with the breathing methods and enjoyed mental clarity, less anxiety and the physical and mental pleasure that occurs during and after the breathing session on a daily basis. I had read of the ability for people to generate pleasure, happiness and joy internally and independent of external factors, but had not experienced this to anywhere near the level I did at Michael's ceremony.

I also really enjoyed the community aspect of meeting a group of people who came together to share the experience, connect before and after the ceremony and during the sharing of the Cacao drink.

Michael is a first class facilitator who delivered the experience in a professional, interesting and caring way. I thoroughly recommend attending the Cacao and Breath of Life Ceremony to everyone and I look forward to attending more of Michael's events!"

MP, Lower Hutt

Breath of Life Celebration and Cacao Ceremony - new date coming soon: 6.00pm - 10.00pm


Come along and celebrate your life and the full moon with us.

We will complete the evening with a shared pot luck meal for those who wish to stay.

Facilitator: Michael

Where: Pure Wellbeing Centre,  12 Menin Rd (Corner of  Menin & Renown Roads), Raumati South, Kapiti Coast

When: new date coming soon:  6pm to 10pm

Cost: $45 reduced to $40 if payment is made by Friday 

Registration: Please register on the above right.

Enquiries: Please phone Michael 022 678 0795 or email

Please bring with you:
- loose comfortable clothing
- a water bottle
- a blanket & pillow
- a yoga mat if you have one
- sox for dancing in
- a plate of food and/or drink to share if you would like to stay on for the shared pot luck meal

Payment Options: Save 3% by paying by bank transfer.  Other options: American Express, JCB, Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa debit

Registration Information

Numbers are limited and previous classes have sold out so please register early to avoid disappointment. Bookings are essential.

NB. No refunds will be given within 7 days of class date. Transfers to another class may be possible up to 3 days before the class date which may incur a $5 transfer fee. No transfers are possible after then.  If your class has to be cancelled you can either receive a refund or a credit.