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Why Breathwork?

Because it works.  Breathwork gets to the root of your problems in a way that nothing else can. 

We hear all the time from our clients that they got more out of one breathwork session than 10 or more years in therapy! 

Because breathwork gets to the root of your problems, your life gets better.  You find it easier to let go of your bad habits, and to create the new ones you’ve struggled with sticking to in the past. 

Breathwork helps you feel more connected (to yourself and others), see things from a new perspective, feel happier and more self-loving.

Why One Breath Institute (OBI)?

We believe – 

  • Every individual holds within them their own solutions.  We can help you find them.
  • Your body is designed to heal itself.
  • You CAN be and have all you desire.

YOU are enough!

At One Breath Institute, we create an environment that supports healing and wholeness.  We connect with each individual who chooses to embark on a personal healing journey or become a practitioner with us.  We learn how we can best support you, what you need, and how you learn.  We invest in you, and, if you allow us to, walk with you every step of the way as you move through our programs.  Our intention is to create a relationship with you in which you will feel heard, seen, and held. 

We designed Introspective Breathwork™ as a system to support you in your personal healing and growth.  The philosophy of Introspective Breathwork™ is that every person has the ability to heal themselves, through a process that involves connecting with a present-moment sensation in their body, conscious breathing, and allowing the mind-body to completely process and integrate what arises.

Our breathwork training is one of the most comprehensive breathwork training programs you will find, globally.  OBI is an organizational member of the International Breathwork Foundation, and fully accredited by the Global Professional Breathwork Alliance. We provide healing, training, and alignment for the conscious helpers, healers, and leaders of the world who are ready to live their lives on purpose with Introspective Breathwork™.

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How Do I Know If This Is For Me?

Healing Programs...

You’re tired of feeling stressed and overwhelmed all the time

You ever feel like you don’t fit in, like people just don’t get you

You ever feel like you’re “not enough”

You find it difficult to maintain healthy boundaries with yourself and others

You regularly argue with your spouse or family members, or you have difficulty maintaining relationships

You ever feel like you’re “too much”

You feel bored with your life

You’ve ever identified as the “black sheep” of your family

Facilitator Training...

You want to attend an Accredited Breathwork School

You want to be part of a Global healing community committed to helping people heal

You want to understand how to work with anyone, anywhere

You understand the importance of being trauma-informed

You’re a wellness professional who is interested in teaching breathwork

You are committed to self-awareness and personal growth

You want to make a difference in the world

You identify as a "lightworker" or "starseed"

If you've answered YES to one or more from the above lists, you've come to the right place!

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I had an amazing time being a part of the personal journey. I learned so many things that have helped me heal. I now have so many tools and techniques I can use to help others as well. Not only has this experience taught me so much, but it has also allowed me to meet and form relationships with other amazing women. Thank you, Debbie and Lisa. You all are amazing.

Keisha Anderson


The Personal Journey has allowed me to get in touch with a magical inner part of myself that I feel I get to know better every week. Lisa and Debbie are passionate and knowledgeable about what they teach and guide our classes with sensitivity and a whole lot of heart.

Sara Connolly


I am currently doing the Breathwork Facilitator training with One Breath Institute and my experience so far has been excellent.
The course is really well laid out with an abundance of information and resources. Lisa and Debbie are great teachers - intuitive, knowledgeable and experienced. They provide huge support and guidance throughout.
I have already learned so much that has enriched my life personally and I am using the knowledge and techniques gained so far with my massage therapy clients.
I would recommend One Breath Institute to anyone interested in training in breathwork.

Sarah Forristal


I am currently enrolled in the Breathwork Facilitator program at One Breath Institute. I’d spent months researching programs around the world, but none of them felt quite right. When I did my “discovery” call with Debbie & Lisa to talk about the One Breath curriculum & journey, I knew I’d found the place for me. Lisa & Debbie create a beautiful nurturing container for learning & growing. I was drawn to the personal guidance and mentorship they provide. I also cannot say enough about the quality of people that are in this program with me. The time that we spend learning, breathing & sharing is truly sacred. If you are considering Breathwork training, I highly recommend that you consider One Breath Institute!

Renee Kreienbrink


Wow! Words cannot describe how beautiful and welcoming this space has become for me to grow and rediscover the best version of myself!! Deb and Lisa are incredible human beings that provide me the space to believe and love myself again! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! With love for myself and for you wonderful people that have been with me on this beautiful journey!

Ryan Creager

The 4 Pillars of Our Breathwork School

Conscious Community

We provide a safe haven for people to connect and heal in this crazy world. 

We have become a global movement, and appreciate the diversity of our community. 

A big part of our mission is helping you to accept, trust and love yourself–so you feel empowered to be yourself and live authentically.  You are always welcome and encouraged to show up exactly as you are--no need to hide or change anything about yourself.

Trauma Healing

Our society is so permeated with trauma that we have normalized things which are not normal–or OK.  At OBI, we relate our society to a fishbowl.  Fish are swim in polluted water, doing the best they can.  If the water were clean, the fish would feel better, be healthier, and be more likely to thrive.  All the fish have ever known is life in the polluted fishbowl.  The same can be said for humans.

We are swimming in a fishbowl of trauma.  Those who choose to consciously heal and transform their trauma are helping to change the world!


Breathwork is an embodied practice, and a spiritual practice. 

Developing a breathwork practice can be expansive.  It can make us more aware of our oneness, connect us with the Divine, bring awareness of hopes and dreams, and more. 

That’s all amazing, and in order to heal ourselves and to build the life we see in our hopes and dreams, we need to become embodied and grounded. 

To be embodied means to be connected with all aspects of yourself–physical, mental, energetic, and spiritual.

Knowledge & Support

We provide immense support to our community, share knowledge, and help you connect with your inner wisdom. 

Our programs range in level of of support and price range, from free Sunday breathwork sessions, up to practitioner level training. 

Our school received praise from the GPBA on how comprehensive our training is.

Start at the level you are at (brand new/beginners are definitely welcome)!  We walk with you every step of the way as you move through our programs.

Co-Founder, Debbie Schirmann and Founder, Lisa McNett

Our Vision

We imagine a world where a person doesn't need to recover from their childhood. A world in which all beings are valued for who they are, cultures are respected, and all voices are heard. 

We Are One Breath

One Breath Institute is a Private Membership Association and 508c1a, a non-profit and private entity.  Think of us as a private school and community–there is no fee to join, but you must be a member of our community to take advantage of our life-changing programs and courses.


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How Does Breathwork Help with Trauma?

Traumatic events, experiences, and memories can be stored in our bodies. Breathwork can help us to connect with our bodies on a very deep level in order to feel and identify the places where the trauma is stored. During a breathwork session, we can acknowledge and process the trauma in a safe and supportive environment so that we may heal.  Lisa and Debbie offer their thoughts on trauma in these two videos from a recent Q&A session:

One Breath Institute (OBI) 

is an organizational member of the International Breathwork Foundation, and fully accredited by the Global Professional Breathwork Alliance:

The Global Professional Breathwork Alliance (GPBA) is a consortium of professional breathwork schools, trainers, and practitioners who support and promote the integration of breathwork in the world as an accessible and vital healing modality that facilitates physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual wellness. The GPBA is open to all breathwork practitioners and schools agreeing to uphold the principles of ethics and standards set forward by the Alliance. 


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