Illustration by Eric Elms.
As a wellness writer, I’m not proud to admit this, but if I’m invited anywhere between the hours of five and seven, I expect music and cocktails. Or at least, I used to.
Several months ago, in what now seems like some strange parallel universe, my friend Caroline asked me to meet her at a converted Victorian-era piano factory in the Camden area of London. I assumed it was for happy hour. But no, she had signed us up for a session with Lisa De Narvaez, a “spiritual technologist” (and Helena Christensen look-alike) whose Blisspoint breathwork method has an international following. Sighing, I resigned myself to a couple of hours of…sighing. But De Narvaez doesn’t facilitate Blisspoint in silence, or to the hippie-dippie drone of a didgeridoo. Instead, she curates clubby soundscapes embedded with special, customized frequencies that help people connect with their breath, open their