As the founder and director of Sacred Mountain Breathwork, with locations in the Champlain Valley and Southern, Vermont, I’ve made it my mission to support others on their journey to health, happiness, and wellbeing.
As a Somatic Breathwork Therapist and Integrative Lifestyle Counselor, I empower my clients to find their unique path of healing. My practice embodies the philosophy that true health and happiness are only achieved when all areas of our lives are brought into balance; mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
Whether through somatic breath counseling, guided breathwork therapy sessions, group workshops, or earth-based retreats it’s my honor and joy to walk this path with you.
My Journey hasn’t been an easy one. As a young boy, I didn’t feel as though I fit in. Other kids picked on me, I felt alone in my family and I struggled to make friends. As I got older, I became unhappy and depressed and turned my low self-esteem, displeasure and anger onto my family and those closest to me. In a desperate struggle to find love and acceptance, I only pushed people further away. I was stuck and unhappy.
In addition to my emotional wellbeing, my physical health challenged me. Allergies, head colds, poor sleep, and lack of energy where a daily occurrence.
After college, I moved west and began meeting teachers and healers who helped me to understand how eating well could heal my body. As my physical health improved, I realized healing my emotional wellbeing was just as important.
I consulted multiple counselors, coaches, therapists, and healers who helped me to feel supported and comfortable with myself and my life. I worked on discovering why I was feeling the way I was and over time I went from blaming the world for my problems, to feeling empowered by my new outlook on life. I could see how to create the life I so desperately wanted to have and I was ready to do whatever it took.
Soon after, I discovered Breathwork and it transformed my life even more. I began studying with teachers in Southern California and quickly realized how powerful and supportive Breathwork could be. From there it became a key component of my journey towards healing, health and happiness. Breathwork and conscious breathing opened up new pathways of joy, passion, and self-empowerment in my life. Over the years, Breathwork has become so important and impactful to myself and my clients, it has become the foundation for my life and the work I do helping others.
I feel blessed to have had such incredible support on my journey towards health and am grateful to be able to help others find their own path to healing. For the past 15 years, I’ve used Breathwork, mediation, and supportive healing modalities to help my clients navigate the same problems I’ve worked through. Today I integrate all that I’ve learned into my work with others, helping them to discover their own pathway to health and wellness.
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Certified in David Elliott’s Breathwork Healer Training
Somatic Breath Therapist and Coach through the Power of Breath Institute
Certified Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator through Shamangelic Healing in Sedona, AZ
Integrative Nutrition and Lifestyle Counselor through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition
Certified in Chinese Herbal Studies through the Academy of Natural Healing, California
Masters Graduate of the World Works Leadership Course, Irvine, CA
- Elanit Greenman
I took the breathing class you taught and I explained that you had come at a perfect time as my husband was going thru cancer treatments. He has been quite irritated and very much on edge and so I asked him to do some breathing with me as you explained and … behold…he
stated that he felt more relaxed and that we should do it again.
I want to thank you. You have given us the time we needed to just put everything out of our minds (even for a few minutes) and to relax. It amazes me that something that we take for granted (breathing) can be used for the betterment of our well being.
Again, thank you. I will be forever grateful.
- Jessica Pringle
I highly recommend making an appointment to talk with Gardner. He has completely changed my life for the better. Gardner listens and actually cares what people have to say. His desire to help others shows in everything that he does. If you want information on how to improve your quality of life, whether it is learning how to eat healthier, managing stress, or in my case just needing a decent night’s sleep, give Gardner a call.
- Kathleen Wood
I can’t get over how much better I feel and how I have so much energy. I have never felt so good in I can’t remember how long! I want to thank you for your help.
- Lane Mobley
The breathwork experience was incredible. I felt as though I was being wrapped in a cocoon of love, light, warmth and total peace. Perhaps all of the pain I had been carrying for so long could have been cleared with years of psychotherapy, but I wasn’t willing to go there. And even if I had, I don’t believe I would have experienced the heart-opening, which occurred in that 90 minute session. I have had a lot of energy work over the years, but none any more powerful than Gardner’s. He is a gifted and compassionate healer, a conduit for loving energy.
- Holli Thompson
You did indeed exceed my expectations. Thank you very much for teaching this class. I learned a great deal of good, practical and user friendly information. You are a wonderful teacher and I am so grateful that you were my counselor. I have learned a great deal from you; your calm has been a wonderful antidote to my sometimes stressful life.
- Sue Hinckley, Life Coach, Vermont
After spending 20 years experiencing increasing anxiety, I found myself searching for a way to be healthier and happier. I knew the answer didn’t come in the shape of a medically prescribed pill, because I had already tried that. After just one session with Gardner, my life began to change. He helped me to make a mind/body connection that still resonates with me to this day and has impacted virtually every aspect of my life!
A Connection to the Land
A deep and meaningful connection to the Earth has been a driving force on my journey towards health and happiness. From a true love of being in nature, to many years of growth supported by land-based ceremonies, I’ve brought my passion for supporting others into my sustainable living farm and retreat space, New Spring Farm.
New Spring Farm
Nestled in the heart of the Green Mountains, New Spring Farm is a self-sustainable living farm that’s rooted in a fundamental connection with nature and the sacred land that surrounds us. Through combining conscious food production with retreat space for personal growth and healing, New Spring Farm provides a holistic experience for nourishment on all levels in a safe, supportive, and serene environment.