“Ever since Ilse passed away I feel her presence very strongly. I feel her in my bones and in my breath, I feel her in my body and I feel her in beloved nature. Most of all n the intense greenness of Spring (which I experience in Germany). I never felt Ilse closer than these days. Her being penetrates every cell, and I feel a tremendous amount of energy and love. Powerful and sweet. So I know that Ilse did not go anywhere far away or if she did she is still became part of me and all of us who worked with her and had the good fortune to be in her presence. What grace to have known her. Another gift was that my niece Rachel gave birth to a baby girl called Mai (meaning May In English) just a couple of days after I had received the news about Ilse. I saw Mai just an hour after she was born. The same sweetness. I do not mean to talk about rebirth in the literal sense but holding the baby in my arms I got this profound sense of life going on. Breath going on. Maybe Breath will be in all living beings eventually and make all beings conscious. And all of us united in the Big Breath. Thank you, Ilse, for your gift of Breathxperience.”

Ilse Middendorf and her work, breathexperience changed my life. Learning to trust to let my breath come and go on its own without wanting or controling has made a huge difference. I am so grateful.

Ericka Mani Littmann