The Breathing Room

Achieving our goal will allow us to provide additional scholarships and programs for those who need them in yoga, the expressive arts and holistic care.
Courtney Branch
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
United States
4 Team Members

Who are we?

We are the co-founders of The Breathing Room, Suzy McCalley and Emily Stewart, both performing artists, and healing arts practitioners with a passion for community building.

Suzy is an artist and healing practitioner, she teaches violin, yoga, writing and personal development. Started her own community arts non-profit, Art Tasting, in 2009. Currently oversees arts programming at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Emily is a reiki practioner, provider of music-centered autism therapy and muscular dystrophy care services; lead singer/songwriter for bands Our Horse Jethro and Emily Stewart & The Baby Teeth (fun fact: her teeth are actually baby teeth!); and marketing consultant and graphic designer.

We're bringing all those skills together & are on the cusp of fulfilling our greatest dream—The Breathing Room!

What is The Breathing Room anyway?

The Breathing Room is a center for expressive arts and holistic wellness in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, dedicated to providing new opportunities for personal growth and transformation through creative exploration and mindful practice in the healing and expressive arts.

As an L3C, which is a hybrid structure between a business and a non-profit, we are committed to offering the most affordable classes and services, as well as creating an incubator environment for local entrepreneurs by renting affordable space and creating a hub where their services are in demand. 

Offering a variety of classes, workshops, individual services, performances and events, such as:

Classes: Yoga, Voice, Acting, Reiki, Partner Massage, Dance, Writing

Workshops: Chakra-Based Color Healing, Family-Centered Wellness, Songwriting, Personal Ecology, Alexander Technique
Individual Sessions: Massage, Reiki, Counseling, Life-Coaching, Nutrition Counseling, Belly Casting, Wellness Inventory
Events: Poetry Slams, Musical Dinner Parties, Flash Mob Meditations, Open Mics, Yoga Dance Parties and more!

What's it all about?

Whether you are a starving artist or the mayor of Winston-Salem, we want you to be able to enjoy classes and workshops at the Breathing Room. By contributing to our goal, you are making this community-wide access possible. When we use this $21,000, combined with funds from matching investors to refinance our largest loan, 25% of that loan will be forgiven, substantially reducing our monthly overhead, allowing us to provide additional scholarships and programs for those who need them in yoga, the expressive arts and holistic care.

Accessiblity! Let's make it happen together

Affordability and accessibility is what it’s about! Our personal dedication to providing education, services, and products of the highest quality is unyielding, and our commitment to accessibility for all.

Our differentiators are the 3 C's-

Through extensive experience both as customers and practitioners, we are highly connected in our fields. Our team of instructors and practitioners are handpicked from the best in the Triad. The artists and practitioners that we are inviting to teach are experts in their fields: passionate and talented, each with strong client-base.We are also receiving incredibly positive responses as we talk with national and international celebrities in these fields about teaching workshops in our space.

How Else Can You Help, You Ask?

Whether or not you donate to this campaign, a BIG way you can help us is to SHARE THIS LINK:

Post it to your Facebook
wall, tweet about it, email your friends, talk about it at your office water cooler or out at a lovely Fall festival or whatever your thing is.

The more networks we can reach, the better we do! We can't wait to give Winston-Salem an affordable, high-quality expressive arts & holistic wellness for all ages, experience levels and socioeconomic classes.

WE LOVE YOU! Thank you!

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This campaign ended on November 14, 2013
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  • $5USD
    Breath of Fresh Air

    An incredibly sincere & warm thank you Stress relief tip

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $10USD
    Cool Collaborator

    Breathing Room bumper sticker Hand picked meditation mantra (plus all of the above)

    6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $25USD
    Soul Flow Baby

    Breathing Room water bottle Short how to yoga video by experienced yogi & Breathing Room partner, Suzy McCalley (plus all of the above)

    5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $40USD
    Express Yo’self

    Breathing Room limited edition t-shirt or tank top (plus all of the above)

    7 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $50USD
    Life Energy Infusion

    One free drop-in class of your choice: any class, any day, no expiration date (for you or as a gift for a loved one) Thank you phone call melody performed by the enchanting songstress & Breathing Room partner, Emily Stewart (plus all of the above)

    4 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $75USD
    Holistic & Happy

    30-minute Reiki session with healing stones OR long distance Reiki (for you or gift for a loved one; plus Life Energy Infusion)

    2 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $85USD
    Meditative Massage

    On hour of meditative bliss & massage therapy. Yum!

    0 out of 5 claimed
  • $100USD
    Sacred & Sensual

    Private partner yoga session & massage (30 minute yoga session & 30 minute massage for each partner; or 1 hour each for single person)

    3 out of 15 claimed
  • $100USD
    Long Distance Lovin'

    One hour 5 Senses personal phone coaching session with founder, Suzy McCalley. Helping you identify & move towards major areas for expansion in your life. Improve yo' self & release negativity- be you, be more!

    0 out of 15 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $250USD
    Moving Mandala

    2x2 mixed media original by Courtney Branch (plus all of the above, with either Reiki or yoga & massage session)

    1 out of 12 claimed
  • $350USD
    Serenading Sirens

    Exclusive private performance by the beautiful partners of The Breathing Room (Croonshine: Emily on vocals & guitar and Suzy on vocals and violin)

    0 out of 10 claimed
  • $500USD
    Yummy Yogi

    One month unlimited yoga for you and a friend (or for gift for two loved ones) Breathing Room water bottle & t-shirt or tank top for each

    2 out of 5 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    Wondrous Workshop

    Private yoga, chakra work & life coaching workshop with catered lunch for you and group of friends or company team building event; lunch time musical performance by Croonshine Breathing Room water bottle & t-shirt or tank top for all participants

    0 out of 2 claimed
  • $2,000USD
    Revolutionary Retreat

    Exclusive private holistic retreat featuring yoga, Reiki, chakra work, life coaching, tarot card reading, massage, aromatherapy with gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner- the ultimate rejuvenating experience! Signature oil blend designed for especially for you

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