Nicole Mae

Breathwork and Mindset Coach

Find healing, growth, and transformation ​through your breath

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Nicole is a Breathwork and Mindset Coach with a heart for ​helping business owners and leaders find clarity and ​productivity in a world that often leads to overwhelm. Her ​work, grounded in the transformative power of breath and ​mindset, is a way for those seeking to ease stress and unlock ​their true potential. With Nicole, professional hurdles become ​pathways to growth, resilience, and joy, transforming work into ​a source of fulfillment and well-being. She's not just a coach; ​she's a companion on the journey to discovering the beauty ​within challenges and the strength within ourselves.


June Group Sessions:

Cottage Grove Parks and Rec Department

June 10th & 24th 6:00-7:00 PM - $22

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Main St. Yoga - 124 W. Main St. Stoughton

June 20th - 5:30-7:00 - $33

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Blue Soul Yoga - 5440 Willow Rd., Waunakee

June 13th - 5:30-7:00 PM - $27

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Zoom Group Session

June 17th 8:00-9:15 PM CST - $17

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What is breathwork?

Breathwork is a practice that involves using specific breathing techniques to improve physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. It's a way ​to access deeper states of consciousness, release stress, and promote healing.

What breathwork techniques are used in your sessions?

Conscious Connected Breathing (CCB) is a breathing technique that involves conscious, continuous, and connected breaths without pauses ​between inhalation and exhalation. It's designed to influence a person’s physical, mental, and emotional states through controlled breathing ​patterns.

How does breathwork work?

Breathwork works by consciously changing your breathing pattern to influence your mental, emotional, and physical state. CCB works by ​consciously controlling the breath, which can help regulate the autonomic nervous system. This regulation can lead to reduced stress, ​improved emotional regulation, and enhanced physical well-being by potentially altering the brain's connectivity and processing.

What are the benefits of breathwork?

Benefits of breathwork include stress reduction, emotional release, increased self-awareness, improved physical health, enhanced focus and ​clarity, spiritual growth, and a sense of community and connection.

Can Conscious Connected Breathing improve attention and learning?

Yes, research suggests that conscious breathing exercises can improve attentional stability and cognitive tasks in adults, indicating its ​potential to support learning and mental alertness

Is breathwork suitable for everyone?

While breathwork is generally safe, it's not suitable for everyone. People with aneurysms, asthma (only if severe), epilepsy, high blood ​pressure not controlled with medication, history of strokes or seizures, if you’re pregnant, history of heart attack, recent surgery, or severe ​mental illness should consult a healthcare professional before participating.

What can I expect in a breathwork session?

In a breathwork session, you can expect to be guided through various breathing techniques, which may lead to a release of emotions, ​physical sensations, and a sense of deep relaxation. Each session is unique and offers an opportunity for personal growth and healing.

How should I prepare for a breathwork session?

To prepare, have a cushion or mat for comfort, a blanket handy, wear loose clothing, stay hydrated, and avoid heavy meals 1-2 hours before ​the session.

Are there any side effects of breathwork?

Some people may experience temporary physical sensations such as tingling or lightheadedness during breathwork. Emotional releases are ​also common. It's important to listen to your body and take breaks if needed.

What are the physiological effects of Conscious Connected Breathing?

Physiological effects of CCB include changes in heart rate variability (HRV), indicating a shift towards a more relaxed state, and potentially ​improving cardiovascular health. It also affects the autonomic nervous system, promoting a balance between the sympathetic and ​parasympathetic systems, leading to reduced stress levels and enhanced relaxation.

Can Conscious Connected Breathing help with emotional regulation?

Yes, CCB has been shown to help with emotional regulation by reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression and improving overall mood ​states. This is thought to be due to its impact on the autonomic nervous system and the enhancement of self-awareness and mindfulness ​during practice

How often should I practice breathwork?

The frequency of breathwork practice can vary depending on individual needs and preferences. Some people find benefits from daily ​practice, while others may attend weekly or monthly sessions.

Can I practice breathwork at home?

Yes, you can practice breathwork at home once you've learned the techniques from a qualified instructor. It's important to create a safe and ​comfortable environment for your practice.

Where can I learn more about breathwork?

You can learn more about breathwork by attending workshops, sessions with certified instructors, reading books on the subject, or exploring ​online resources and courses.

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