Micelio Breath

DANIEL HUGO MICELI
Somatic Practitioner & Ritualist

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MY STORY

As a somatic practitioner and ritualist, my mission is to empower those yearning for purpose and feel stuck or entangled in addictive behavioral patterns. I am a certified Biodynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release System® practitioner, and have been trained in Dr. Gabor Mate’s year long Compassionate Inquiry® professional training.

Identifying as queer, gender-fluid, with Latin American roots – within me resides a deep passion for equity and inclusion. This passion fuels my commitment to embrace each person’s unique expression, cultivating an environment of acceptance and understanding in my work.

Growing up in the United States, my life was shaped by experiences that many may find familiar. I grappled with a consuming relationship with television and media, spending countless hours a day in front of screens and a growing obsession with fast food. I struggled with severe dissociation and being present in my body, a struggle later diagnosed as ADHD.

Like many nuclear families, mine was totally overwhelmed with life’s stresses and didn’t have adequate resources. As a result, addiction was used as a common coping mechanism in our household.. My inability to conform to the gender norms of society, emotionally absent caregivers and the constant feeling of isolation led me down a path of self-destructive behavior, recklessness, substance abuse and suicidal ideation.  

In 2012, I embarked on a journey to the Peruvian Amazon to confront my “demons” and heal, spending over a year immersed in the world of amazonian shamanism. There, I was confronted with the deepest root of my pain and sorrow. Surrounded by the Amazon’s natural wonder, the interconnected miracle of life on Earth became palpably clear to me. I realized how significantly we — specifically referring to those of us brought up in industrialized, Western societies — have disconnected from our primordial essence, our inherent bond with each other, the cosmos and sacredness of life.

It became even more clear to me how institutions, media, and capitalistic ideals play roles in perpetuating this disconnection – causing us great amounts of suffering. 

Once I discovered ceremonial spaces and the therapeutic power of ritual, I embarked on a decade-long investigation to understand our relationship to the body, life on Earth, and the greater universe. With each experience, I felt more alive and connected to a sense of magic, where opportunities would flow into my life like a stream from an infinite source. 

Embracing the transformative power of breath, I encourage individuals to tap into the wisdom of their bodies, reconnect to the shared miracle of existence and unwind deeply held programs that do not serve the benefit of all living beings.

By offering a compassionate approach and welcoming the painful aspects of the human experience, my sessions hold space to safely process pent-up emotions and the patterns manifested and stored in the body. By healing trauma together, we create space for freedom and an expanded sense of self. Transforming our wounds into wisdom that can fuel our dreams and allow us to live our lives with a greater sense of purpose.

Thank you for making it this far dear human, I look forward to embarking on this journey together. 

With love, 

Daniel Hugo Miceli

Education

  • Social & Cultural Anthropology, University of Buenos Aires and University of San Martin, Argentina (2015 – 2019)

Traditional & Spiritual Training

  • Three-month study with Don Luis from the Quechua lineage, Tena, Ecuador (2014)
  • Year-long apprenticeship with Don Roman Castillo Perez, Amazon Jungle, Iquitos, Peru (2013 – 2014), including ayahuasca facilitation, translation, and various plant dietas

Professional Certifications & Training

2023

  • Mentor for the Biodynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release System® September 2023 cohort. 
  • Healing Developmental Trauma with Prema McKeever (October 2023)
  • De-armouring Training Level 1 & 2 with Sunny Ju (August – September 2023)
  • Compassionate Inquiry in-person retreat, Ireland (Augus 2023)
  • From Trauma to Trust – Myofascial Energetic Release for trauma healing with Nisarga Eryk Dobosz (February 2023)

2022

  • Dr. Gabor Mate & Sat Dharam Kaur, ND’s Compassionate Inquiry® year-long professional training (May 2022 – June 2023)

2020 – 2022

  • Biodynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release System® (BBTRS®) Practitioner Training (October 2020 – February 2022)
  • Myfascial Energetic Release + BBTRS® Special Skills training (October 2021)
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