Breathwork is one of the fastest growing healing modalities today - because it works.
You're Here for a Reason
You're tired of feeling stressed and overwhelmed all the time. You KNOW there is more to life, and you're ready to claim more for yourself!
You just need help accessing it. You need help stripping away the layers of suffering, struggle, anxiety, and stress. You need to learn how to connect with your body on a deeper level and create a felt sense of safety, peace, and well-being WITHIN yourself.
"When I reflect on how One Breath Institute has changed my life, it's hard to even remember who I was in the beginning. The healing and insights that I experienced in The Personal Journey can hardly be put into words. The empowerment I felt and continue to feel is still bringing growth and change to my life today. I felt ‘called’ to breathwork and I had never even experienced it! Introspective Breathwork™ has changed who I am as a person (for the better) and my training at OBI with Lisa & Debbie has enabled me to have a profession that doesn’t feel like work. I wake up feeling grateful that I GET to do this! If you’re feeling the call or the nudge to become a Breathwork Facilitator, do it!" -Renee
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What is Breathwork Training?
I know - we all breathe, why do we need breathwork training? Breathwork is a general term which refers to using the power of our breath for healing. There are many different ways to alter our breath pattern, and each of these can have different effects. In our breathwork training you will learn many of these techniques, but the main type of breathwork you will learn about is Introspective Breathwork™.
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. We believe that Introspective Breathwork™ provides the safest, quickest and most effective way to transform someone's life!
Breathwork is the future of healing.
Breathwork is the future of healing. Our breath is the most powerful tool we have for overcoming stress and healing individual, collective, and ancestral trauma. This page will answer some of your questions about breathwork and our accredited Breathwork Facilitator certification training.
Breathwork Training - Where do I start?
At One Breath Institute, we create an environment that supports healing and wholeness. Our intention is to create a relationship with you in which you will feel heard, seen, valued and held. We provide healing and training in Introspective Breathwork™ Therapy.
Introspective Breathwork™ Therapy is a modality that must be experienced to be fully understood. For this reason, the first module of our training is “The Personal Journey".
The Personal Journey is our signature 12-week healing program, and is also Module 1 of our trauma-informed Introspective Breathwork™ Therapy certification training program. The Personal Journey is designed for deep connection with yourself, to get real, to feel and to heal. Regardless of where you are on your breathwork or personal development journey (experienced or brand new), The Personal Journey is an opportunity to deepen your understanding of how breathwork works, deepen your connection with yourself, and deepen your experience of healing within the safety of our community. An integral part of becoming a Breathwork Facilitator is developing your capacity to hold space for others while they are in a vulnerable process while also holding space for yourself. Learning how to keep our own triggers, personal issues, and emotional responses from affecting our clients is imperative.
You will feel better than you have in years – you'll have more clarity on the direction you need to take in life, feel happier, lighter, and more energized. Your current relationships will improve, and you'll make new long-lasting friendships!
What is a Breathwork Facilitator?
A Breathwork Facilitator is someone who has completed a Breathwork Facilitator training course that qualifies them to facilitate a breathwork session. A Breathwork Facilitator should be knowledgeable about different styles of breathwork, physical and subtle anatomy, physiology, how to hold safe space for an individual or group during a breathwork session, and how to be with someone as they are in a deep and vulnerable process.
In addition to these basic guidelines, we believe Breathwork Facilitator needs have an understanding of trauma and how it impacts us both individually and collectively.
A Breathwork Facilitator must always adhere to the highest ethical standards. One Breath Institute provides trauma-informed training and require our students to agree to our OBI code of ethics and the ethical standards laid out by our accreditation board, the Global Professional Breathwork Alliance.
Breathwork Facilitator Training
Our Facilitator training is thoughtfully prepared and will provide you with all the tools you need to begin practicing upon receiving your certification as a trauma-informed Introspective Breathwork™ Facilitator. We offer our 400-hour training in a modular format - the first three modules prepare you as a Breathwork Facilitator, and module 4 supports you as you develop into a Breathwork Practitioner.
Completion of Modules 1-3 will certify you as a trauma-informed Introspective Breathwork™ Facilitator. This means you'll be able to start building your business and making money facilitating one-to-one breathwork sessions with clients as well as in group settings including workshops and retreats. Then you move on to Module 4 to complete the full training and become a certified Breathwork Practitioner.
Do I need to take Module 4 and become a Breathwork Practitioner? Developing excellence and becoming the best at what you do takes time. In module 4, we support you as you develop your individual style and niche. This module is more flexible than the previous ones, as it is less content-heavy and is driven by your individualized goals and queries. For a full year after becoming a facilitator, you receive supervision and mentorship as you see clients and build your breathwork business. As a Breathwork Practitioner you also have the opportunity to learn how to facilitate The Personal Journey and to become a mentor and teacher with our school!
At this time, our comprehensive training is completely online. We meet for classes through the Zoom online platform, which is free for you and easy to use. Additionally, you are provided with course material weekly through our online learning platform (Kajabi) and are required to complete reading and other assignments. You will have the opportunity to join in-person retreats.
We are committed to excellence and integrity and attract students who are as well. Each student who attends One Breath Institute is unique. You have a tendency to question everything and are a seeker of truth. You are committed to self-mastery, personal healing and development, and to helping people create meaningful and lasting change in their lives. You understand the importance of being trauma-informed, and that it takes time to develop as a professional Breathworker.
Our students are curious and willing to learn new things about themselves, others, and the world in which we live. They are interested in being a force for good in this world. This training will help you be a better person.
Why One Breath Institute (OBI)?
One Breath Institute’s Breathwork Practitioner Training exceeds the 400-hour requirement to be accredited by the Global Professional Breathwork Alliance (GPBA). We are the only school that offers personal business development, and after just 9 months you’ll start earning an income as a Breathwork Facilitator while you work toward earning your Breathwork Practitioner certification. We are committed to excellence and integrity—we really want you to succeed!
The first 12 seminars, The Personal Journey, are dedicated to your experiential understanding of Introspective Breathwork™. Through the process of the Personal Journey, you experience profound personal growth and transformation. This creates a foundation for you, and as you move through each module of the training, your self-healing and personal development will continue to deepen. Through this process, you will learn how to develop your personal style as a Breathwork Practitioner.
Core Teaching Team
We have 30+ years combined experience working with individuals and groups, supporting collective healing processes and fostering community development, providing healing services and training programs, and leading transformational workshops and retreats. Together, we have created the most comprehensive breathwork training program in the world! Our training is person-centered, and we keep our class sizes low (less than 20 students per cohort).
Is this training for me?
If you feel called to help others, and be of service, then yes--this training is for you! Some of our students have a background in wellness, working as coaches, yoga instructors, therapists, or in other ways, and have discovered that breathwork truly helps clients to finally 'get to the root' of their problems. But you don't have to currently work in wellness! We also have students who have decided to make a career change and become a Breathwork Facilitator because breathwork has been such a powerful force for transformation in their life.
Once you begin working with the breath personally, it transforms you. Breathwork helps you learn more about yourself, drop the stress and burdens you've been carrying around, heal your relationships and connect more deeply with others, live more authentically, and more!
What are the benefits of Breathwork?
Breathwork offers real, and sometimes immediate, results. Just one breathwork session can make a life-changing impact in someone's life! Think about it - what was your first breathwork session like? Some of the many benefits of breathwork is that it helps you to:
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Why is it important to be trauma-informed?
You will be holding space for people through a vulnerable process. Breathwork takes people into expanded states of consciousness, where they will feel and be aware of more. This in itself requires a level of sensitivity and presence from the facilitator. In addition, more people have experienced and are holding trauma than most people are aware of. In our society, trauma is so prevalent that we often don't recognize it. We are swimming in an ocean of collective trauma in the way fish swim in polluted water - it's all around and affecting us in ways we aren't aware of until we begin healing. To be a trauma-informed Breathwork Facilitator is important because it will prepare you to recognize trauma when it presents itself and know how to best assist a person through their personal process.
What will I learn during my Breathwork Training?
What can I do as an OBI Breathwork Facilitator? Job opportunities below
Are you looking for a fulfilling career that allows you to help people live happier, healthier lives? We invite you to explore the transformative power of Introspective Breathwork™ and discover the many career paths available to certified trauma-informed Introspective Breathwork™ Practitioners. Here are just a few examples of the many paths you could choose:
Trauma and addiction can both create patterns of behavior that are difficult to break, and breathwork can help individuals connect with their bodies and emotions in a safe and supportive way to break these patterns. You can support clients healing from trauma and recovering from addiction at a treatment center or in a private practice. Breathwork can also be utilized by mental health professionals as a powerful healing modality.
Retreats are becoming increasingly popular! Hosting retreats provides a great opportunity for you if you want to help people transform their lives, travel and see the world (and get paid to do it!). People seek out retreats to reduce the stress and anxiety of their daily lives, to deepen their breathwork practice, to experience human connection, to gain clarity and insight, to heal, and more.
You can create a successful in-person or online business (or hybrid) supporting your ideal clients. In private practice our graduates work with moms, children and families, executives, those seeking spiritual development, those with chronic pain, caregivers, service providers and first-responders, and more. We’re here to help you discover your niche–do you already have an idea of who you’re interested in working with?
You can have the opportunity to learn how to facilitate our healing and professional training programs. If your dream is to be part of an internationally thriving school, work with a team of professionals dedicated to changing the world, and be a shining light to others, then OBI will provide you with the opportunity to achieve these things and more!