Jane Peterson
Human Systems Institute Inc

001 (503) 678-2338

Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

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Olmstead Rd PermaFarm, upstairs in the Red Barn event space. (Located south of Portland, Oregon USA, just off I-5 about 10 mi S of I-205)
19742 Olmstead Rd NE
Aurora, OR 97002

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The Living Breath in Relationship:
Freeing Your Breath from Chronic Tension

Breath is the foundation of life. Free flowing easy breath provides a comfortable ground for our whole being. This primal resource allows us to meet life with an open heart, resilience, and flexibility. Restricted breathing tightens everything in our lives, including our relationships.

If you experience a lack of a free and easy relationship with your breath and body, join us! If you are a practitioner whose client's or patients experience restricted breath and way of being in the world, or face chronic stress, this will provide you insight and options for working with the drivers behind your clients' patterns.

In this one-day experiential workshop, we will provide both context and experience for understanding the breath as it animates your life.
  • Discover your reactionary patterns that result in restricted breathing, habits of tension and holding that have become unconscious and automatic.
  • Uncover the source of those habitual holding patterns that began in relationships, past and present, and discover how these chronic patterns affect your perception and interactions with others now.
  • Learn how the breath actually can support you even in difficult relationships when breathings is free and easy.
  • Develop self-compassion and greater attunement for your own being and life experiences.
  • Create more ease in your own body-being and in your interactions with others.
  • Take home simple tools you can use with yourself and your clients.

Margaret Townsend has been freeing people's breath with her sensitive and attuned work for decades. She brings her gentle touch, clarity and wisdom to this essential movement of life. Jane Peterson has taught constellation work internationally for decades and can quickly identify the relational cause of holding patterns in the body. Together they will guide you on a personal and professional introduction to this rich body of work.

Join us for this one-of-a-kind workshop!

The Details

Date: Sunday, September 29, 2019

Time: 9:30 am to 5-5:30 pm
Bring a lunch to eat on site. There is a small refrigerator, microwave and toaster oven available. Coffee and tea are available.

$112.5o if you register by Sept 1, $125 after. (Special discount for HSII Training Program Alumni.)


The workshop will take place south of the Portland area at our new permaculture farmstead in the Red Barn event space near Aurora, Oregon. Limited parking available. Let us know if you would like assistance finding a carpool.

Your Presenters

Margaret Townsend

Margaret Townsend has been practicing as a certified breathwork facilitator since 1993 and is also a certified Hakomi body-centered psychotherapy practitioner.  Her focus on body awareness grew through her work as a Shiatsu and Reiki practitioner and a teacher of dance, yoga and fitness over the past 30 years.  She brings a wide range of experience to her individual and group sessions that include her studies in Mindful Self Compassion, Qi Gong, Nonviolent Communication, spirituality and meditation practices. 503.635.2981

Jane Peterson, PhD

Jane began her professional life as the first woman engineer hired into her department in a high tech firm. This launched her on a quest to understand what human beings actually are and to discover ways they can realize their "best selves" in relation to both personal and professional contexts. In her journey, she ran her own fine arts studio, studied everything from chemistry to fine arts to shamanism to neuroscience, and since 2001 has traveled widely teaching constellation work. Jane has had the privilege to learn with world leaders in the field of communication, leadership, group dynamics, and human relations. She brings her passion for holistic mind-body-world integration and the creative synthesis of ideas into practice to her work coaching, consulting, and training. She is a certified INFOSYON Master Trainer, a certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, a certified Behavioral Coach, and  has a PhD in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding University.