EXPERIENCE BREEMA at IM4US with Karen, Alexandra & Laura

WELCOME to Breema at IM4US!

Self-Breema Exercises for Health, Energy and Vitality

Join us for these 20-minute movement breaks September 23rd, 24th & 25th:

Thursday  2:15 pm EDT
(11:15 am PDT)
Self-Breema & the principle of Mutual Support


Friday  1:45 pm EDT (10:45 am PDT)
Self-Breema & the principle of No Force


Saturday  2:30pm EDT (11:30 am PDT)
Self-Breema & the Principle of Full Participation


To truly increase health and vitality, we need the support of a provider who sees our wellness as greater than our ailments. By nurturing our essential connections—with ourselves, with our bodies, and with each other, we decrease our fear of the condition of the body, mind and feelings. When fear and suffering are quieted, we can discover what we need to heal. In this workshop we will discuss how we integrate Breema into our clinical practices, and offer practical, hands-on skills to bring into your own. In each session, we will practice Breema self-care exercises, and explore how the Nine Principles of Harmony can help increase vitality at any moment of life.

Self-Breema exercises are both nurturing and energizing. They can have a profound effect on our physical, mental, and emotional health and vitality. The natural movements of Self-Breema can connect us to our instinctive wisdom and increase our ability to respond to the people and circumstances in our life with presence.

Please wear loose comfortable clothing and socks. Exercises include standing, sitting, kneeling, and lying postures and can be modified for comfort.


Notes to three of the Self-Breema exercises we will practice at IM4US:

In the Current of Light, Being Sparkles –  notes

Light Is Passing Through Every Cell Every Momentnotes

If We See Something Real Outside It Means Something Is Real Insidenotes



Most Breema classes are being held online during this period. Visit breema.com to find a class or workshop to attend live, or pre-recorded Self-Breema videos to watch any time.

Join us Tuesday October 4,  10-11am PDT online!
Self-Care for Health Professionals—Self-Breema and the Nine Principles of Harmony.
Visit breema.info/health for details and registration. No charge for this class.

Receive a Breema bodywork session  at the Breema Clinic in Oakland, CA, or Greeting Health Clinic in Santa Cruz. Mention the IM4US conference for a 10% discount on your first session.

Self-Breema class with Jon Schreiber, DC, Director of the Breema Center:

Nurturing Harmony: How Breema Supports Nurses
Emphasis Is on the Practitioner: The Art of Being Present

How Breema Helps My Therapy Practice

Using Breema in My Professional Practice


Karen Burt-Imira, MD
Certified Breema Practitioner and Instructor

Karen has been has been student, teacher, patient, practitioner, and administrator of Integrative Medicine for over 40 years. She founded the Integrative Health Program within Contra Costa County Health Services in 1998, and under that umbrella, grew a large Group Visit Program. The groups focus on building community and empowerment, are powered by respect, love, cultural sensitivity and humility, and they inspire/support people to take precious care of themselves and others. She retired in 2015, but developed a highly interactive 2-day training in Group Facilitation skills, which includes courageous cultural humility. She continues to train a range of staff members, and the trainings now include attendees from outside of Contra Costa. Since first encountering Breema, the Art of Being Present, in 1985, the universal philosophy and practices have been foundational in her life and work. A certified Breema Instructor since 2001, she leads workshops in California and Oregon.

Alexandra Johnson, MD
Certified Breema Practitioner and Instructor

Alexandra trained in Family Medicine at the University of Colorado. She served as faculty at the University of Colorado and in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Dr. Johnson has taught Breema internationally since 2003, using Breema‘s universal principles in the classroom and in her clinical practice to cultivate an open, nurturing environment in which great transformation can take place. She was featured in the film Why Not Home?, discussing the need for communication between home and hospital birth providers. In addition to her clinical practice in integrative medicine, she maintains an active teaching career, and develops wellness programs for health care professionals.

Laura Rawson, LAc, DACM, CMT
Certified Breema Practitioner and Instructor

Laura has practiced Breema as a Certified Breema Practitioner since 1998, and has been a Certified Breema Instructor since 2000. She is a Staff Instructor at the Breema Center, and maintains an active teaching schedule across the U.S. Laura is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of California, holds a Diplomate in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine (NCCAOM), and a Diplomate of the National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics. She practices Community Acupuncture and Breema bodywork in a clinical setting. Laura is currently completing her studies in Functional Medicine in the ADAPT program with the Kresser Institute.