Somatic Workshop
Embodied Self-Awareness and Transformational Breathwork

Curious about embodiment?
Out of sync?
Curious about breathwork?

Discover ways to move away from the spiralling look tape in your mind and bring you back into your body.

We offer a journey from mental clutter to bodily wisdom…

“Embodied self-awareness is the ability to pay attention to ourselves, to feel our sensations, emotions, and movements online, in the present moment, without the mediating influence of judgmental thoughts (Am I doing this right? Why am I so clumsy? I wonder if anyone is watching?).” Alan Fogel, Body Sense

This half-day somatic workshop is for you if you are seeking to reconnect with your body and unlock a path to embodied self-discovery and healing.

“It’s very hard to control the mind with the mind.” -Andrew Huberman

This workshop is for you if you are:

  • Feeling lost
  • Disconnected from your body
  • Stuck in a cycle of mental fog and breathlessness
  • Struggle to decide on your next steps
  • Stressed and overwhelmed
  • Yearning to know yourself better
SOMATIC workshop includes:
Transformational breathing
guided exercises:
Mindfulness and body awareness activities.
transformational breathwork
Techniques to explore deeper states of consciousness and emotional release.
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Reflection and conversation to ensure lasting change.
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Workshop Outline


What, Why, & How:

We’ll dive into the essence of Embodied Self-Awareness, exploring its significance and methodology through interactive exercises.

Pause & Nourish:

A brief interlude to refresh and reflect.

Midday Deep Dive: Breathwork & Meditation

Post Breathwork & Conscious Conversation:

A space for sharing, processing, and connecting with the experiences revealed through breathwork.

Therapeutic Transformational Breathwork:

Prepare to engage deeply with your breath, unlocking and releasing emotional and energetic blockages. This session is designed to facilitate profound emotional healing and growth.

Pause & Nourish:

Another opportunity to replenish and ground yourself.

Afternoon Integration: Resourcing & Somatic Anchoring

Understanding Resourcing:

Learn about self-regulation and somatic anchoring exercises to build your resilience and stability.


We’ll wrap up with practical information and exercises to integrate the day’s learnings, ensuring you leave with tools to continue your journey of self-discovery and healing.

What You Will Walk Away With:


Master techniques to remain centered amidst life's challenges, connecting deeply with the present moment and your body.


Engage in practices that soothe and regulate your nervous system, promoting a sense of calm and readiness to face life's stresses.


Experience the liberating power of breathwork to process and release unresolved emotions, facilitating emotional healing.


Ability to access deep-rooted subconscious wounds, releasing patterns that hinder your relationships and personal growth.


Enhance your awareness of thoughts and feelings, fostering conscious responses and interactions in your daily life.


Tap into the profound wisdom and memories stored in your body, unlocking pathways to healing and personal growth.

Resources for Long-lasting Change

What we want is for you to find your internal resources which you can access in your every day life. This will lead to long-lasting change and empower you to know yourself better.


Internal safe places in your body

Breathing exercises

Mental imagery

Support from your environment

These resources are essential as you navigate the feelings and experiences that have led to a disconnection from your embodied self-awareness.

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I change.”  – Carl Rogers


Nestled in the heart of Costa da Caparica, our workshop takes place at the serene Casa Amar Caparica. Located at Tv. do Restaurante Portas Largas 17a, 2825-412, this charming venue offers a tranquil setting perfect for deep exploration and growth. Surrounded by natural beauty and infused with a sense of calm, Casa Amar Caparica provides an ideal space for our transformative breathwork workshop. Explore more about this enchanting location at here. We can’t wait to share this experience with you amidst the serenity of Casa Amar Caparica.

Join Us for a Transformational Experience

Embark on this journey to reconnect with your body and discover the wisdom and strength that lie within. Get ready to go deep, challenge your limits, and emerge renewed, with a profound understanding of yourself and your path to healing.

Somatic therapy and somatic breathwork session in Costa da Caparica in Lisbon.

Ready to Transform? Secure Your Spot Today!

Spaces are limited for this intimate and transformative workshop. If you’re ready to take the first step towards healing and self-discovery, register now and join a community of like-minded individuals on a journey to embodied self-awareness and therapeutic transformation.

Next Available Workshop Date

We invite you to join our upcoming transformative breathwork workshop. To reserve your place, please complete our registration form by clicking on the date below. The workshop will be held from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.

 The workshop and breathwork session take place in Lisbon and Cascais.

Meet Your Instructors/Trainers

joanna januszewicz


Joanna is a Portugal-based certified breathing coach, mental health practitioner, and body-centred psychotherapist. 

The desire to discover the power of breath brought her to pack up her suitcase and travel the globe to learn unique methods of using breath for healing purposes.

In India, Italy, France, Spain, Belgium, Holland, and Austria, Joanna trained and learned different modalities, all of which she uses in her practice. Her approach is to combine the mind, body, and spirit for holistic healing.

Joanna also trained in advanced Somatic Bodywork for trauma release and self de–armouring, which she incorporates in her practice to help clients notice physical sensations that stem from mental health issues and use that awareness to work through painful emotions.

She travels worldwide as a breathing coach and facilitator, providing trainings to individuals, guiding clients to transform their experiences and, equipping them with the tools needed to experience greater self-awareness, a clearer mind, and a deeper connection to their bodies.

meryl rowlands

Meryl Rowlands is an accredited somatic coach whose approach is based in the teachings of Hakomi, Gestalt and person centred psychotherapy, interpersonal neurobiology and embodied cognition.

After 13 years in the legal industry, Meryl retrained as a somatic coach with the world’s first ICF-accredited body-oriented coaching school (The Somatic School, London). Under her somatic and mindfulness business Co-Curious, Meryl has been working with clients one to one, and also facilitates self-development workshops for couples and individuals, since 2021.

We all have the innate creativity and resourcefulness to support ourselves in our own growth. However, it’s hard to know where to start on your journey of self-reflection and self-discovery, and to find the time. Meryl’s vision is to help you carve that time to start building towards better embodied self-awareness. Most importantly, Meryl believes that the most sustainable change results from the practice of integration. After doing the hard work of exploring yourself, taking the time to crystallise, embed and empower yourself to integrate this shift in understanding into your life.

Meryl is based in Lisbon and her core values of Connection, Growth, Freedom and Play drive and influence her work.

As part of a recent project, Meryl has been supporting clients in their post-session integration by providing them with a digital image. Where a client has shared their imaginary visuals during a session, Meryl takes detailed notes and creates a digital representation of what the client internally ‘saw’. Externalising the client’s somatic experience, into a tangible image for them to takeaway, helps to embed the shifting and evolving self-awareness for the client.

You can find Meryl on Instagram or Substack 


To secure your place in the workshop, we kindly ask for an upfront payment. We accept a contribution of 55€ to 75€. We encourage you to select an amount that aligns with your means and values, while still ensuring your participation in this transformative experience.

Follow any of the booking links of this website to our registration form. Fill out the registration and you will find payment instructions there. We accept PayPal, Revolut or bank transfers.

  • All workshop materials and resources
  • Guidance and support from certified facilitators
  • Access to a comfortable and conducive workshop environment
  • Healthy snacks and refreshments to fuel your experience
  • Opportunity for personal growth and self-discovery through the workshop exercises
  • Post-workshop support
  • A transformative experience aimed at enhancing your well-being and mindset
We understand that plans can change unexpectedly. However, due to the limited availability of spaces and the preparatory nature of our workshops, we have a strict no-refund cancellation policy.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in adhering to this policy. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us.

Casa Amar Caparica:  Tv. do Restaurante Portas Largas 17a, 2825-412

The workshop will start at 10:00am and conclude at 2:30pm. We will take breaks and have snacks throughout the workshop.

Engage with us and get ready for an enchanting and transformative workshop that will unveil your authentic self!

Participant Reviews

“I had a truly transformational experience with Somatic Experience and Integrative Therapy. The breathwork techniques taught in the sessions helped me to deeply connect with my body and emotions, leading to a greater sense of self-awareness and well-being. I highly recommend this approach to anyone looking to improve their mental and physical health.” Petr

“Fully recommended! Not only has this helped me go deeper and raise my awareness of my body and its signs that I have been ignoring for a while, but it has also helped me to re-discover my inner truth and uncover what is holding me back from being my most authentic self and living my best life. If you want to change and improve your life, you should definitely try this!” Stephanie

“I had an amazing experience where I was able to fully relax, experience and learn. The breathwork sessions were really powerful and opened my eyes to a whole new therapeutic experience. I would highly recommend.” Natalie

Choose your experience: Somatic Therapy, Transformational Breathwork, Trauma Healing and Emotional Release or Therapeutic Breathwork. you can join online or in-person sessions in  Lisbon, Cascais or Ericeira.

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