Statement of Practice
Integrative Breathwork is the most powerful learning and healing modality that Kappy has ever experienced and witnessed. Each client receives support to come to know their essential self, and to heal physical and emotional wounds which keep them from breathing fully and present with themselves, other people and the world.
As a result of her career as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner where her specialty is working with vulnerable infants, children and their families, Kappy has particular interest in helping clients heal early wounds that are often unknown on a conscious level. Such unprocessed and unhealed wounds prevent us from being our most brilliant selves.
Supporting mothers and fathers as they prepare for childbirth and parenting, is also an area of focus. Breathwork is helpful for parents who want to to be proactive about conscious parenting, which will, in turn, support the ultimate well being of their children.
In addition to adults, Kappy also supports children, teens and young adults to explore that which keeps them from being in the world in powerful and fulfilling ways.
Kappy has been a student at Inspiration Community since 2001 and became IBTA certified as an Integrative Breathwork Practitioner in 2010. She has been a guide at many 8 week courses and has been lead guide for the one year Spiritual Apprenticeship since 2008 at Inspiration Community.
Kappy Laning MSN, RN, CPNP received BSN in 1978, MSN 1991 and Post Masters Nurse Practitioner certificate in 2000 at the University of Virginia. She has extensive experience as a nurse manager and teacher at a pediatric rehabilitation center, co branch manager of pediatric home medical equipment company and starter/coowner of Virginia’s first full service pediatric home care company. Through out her nursing career she has developed expertise in areas of transition to complex home care needs for premature infants, breast feeding, needs of children and families challenged by neglect and abuse, and care of children with asthma.
She completed Trainer of Trainers Course at University of Virginia in 1998 and provided customer service hospital wide training. She was actively involved in support for staff and campers at camps for children with chronic medical conditions.
Her inner work expanded as a result of completing the Landmark curriculum with completion of SELP in 2000. Since moving to the Washington DC area in 2001 she has continued her psycho-spiritual inner work through Inspiration Community and through several years of study of the Enneagram with Russ Hudson and Jessica Dibb.
She currently sees breathwork clients at her studio 4 days a week. She works half time at Children’s National Medical Center in the pulmonary clinic infant apnea/BPD program and is program coordinator for the primary care center RSV prophylaxis program.
English and American folk dance and music (teacher, musician), Camp Director for Country Dance And Song Society Adult and Family weeks 1997-present, community development and support, strawbale and sustainable home building, wedding officiant, birth preparation and birth support, kidney donor 2008
Private practice in Takoma Park, MD and Upper Marlboro, MD.