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Breathwork is one of the fastest growing healing modalities today - because it works.

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. 

You can also jump ahead to our Breathwork Facilitator Training page, to learn how to get certified with us!


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! 

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 have everything you need to live the life you want inside you.

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.

Introspective Breathwork™ is the medicine you need.

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.  

Introspective Breathwork 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™ 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 innerstanding 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! 

As well as being the first module of our Breathwork Facilitator certification program, The Personal Journey is open to all.

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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 a 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 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!

How is the content delivered?  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.

Who is this training for?  We are committed to excellence and integrity, and attract students who are as well. The 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:

  • mental health professionals
  • bodyworkers
  • life coaches
  • yoga instructors
  • a variety of wellness and holistic health professionals
  • educators and community leaders
  • anyone ready to shift into a new and more rewarding career helping others

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.

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Why One Breath Institute?

Breathwork Training

One Breath Institute's Breathwork Facilitator Training is a 400-hour accredited training program (by the Global Professional Breathwork Alliance (GPBA)). In 9 months you can start making money as a breathwork facilitator.  We are committed to excellence and integrity, and give you your second year of training to become a practitioner at no extra cost. We really want you to succeed!  

Core Teaching Team

We have 25 years combined experience working with individuals and groups providing healing services, leading workshops, and training programs.  Together we have created the most comprehensive breathwork training program you will find today!  Our training is person-centered, and we keep our class sizes low (with no more than 16 students in our Breathwork Facilitator Training).

Self Development

The first 12 seminars, The Personal Journey, are dedicated to your experiential understanding 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, you will to learn how to develop your personal style as a breathwork practitioner.

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 will help their clients in more ways than they currently offer.  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!

How can I make a difference as a breathwork facilitator?

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 ways we help people heal through breathwork are:

  • to overcome addiction or other self-destructive behaviors
  • recognize they have choices, and find the courage to create positive change in their life
  • overcome fear and anxiety
  • be kinder and more compassionate to themselves and others
  • heal from past painful experiences
  • gain new insight and awareness about their life experiences and relationships
  • learn to create healthy boundaries and improve relationships
  • reconnect with and learn more about themselves 
  • find more joy and passion for life
  • heal trauma and dis-ease
  • and so much more!

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 can 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 you will learn during your Breathwork Training

  • How to use Introspective Breathwork for therapeutic purposes
  • The history of breathwork, different types of breathwork, the science of breathwork
  • How to create a healing relationship with a client
  • How to guide a client to finding their own answers through transformative communication and coaching
  • How to identify and work with trauma
  • How to use touch and movement during a healing session
  • Anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology 
  • How to facilitate many types of sessions, create workshops, and lead retreats
  • Marketing and the business of breathwork
  • Ethics, boundaries, and the role of the facilitator
  • Self-care and self-reflective practices
  • Advanced meditation skills
  • Dreamwork, which is completely unique to our school
  • And much more!
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All About Safe Space

One of our main focuses is to teach our students to become a "safe space" for themselves and others during a breathwork session.  Only when we feel safe can we truly be in a space of healing.

What can I do as an OBI Breathwork Facilitator?

How Our Breathwork Training is Different 

Our core beliefs are:

  • People heal through courageous self-exploration
  • People heal through relationships (with themselves, others, and the natural world)
  • The body holds all memories and must be attended to
  • To be more expansive, one must be deeply grounded
  • We recognize every individual holds within them their own solutions

Because our society is one that promotes and rewards productivity and business, we have learned to value doing.  This has permeated into all aspects of our community, including the healing world.  Many modalities, schools, and teachers focus on techniques you do to heal yourself and your clients.  While we also teach technique, empirical knowledge and philosophy, our emphasis is on helping each individual become more present and conscious through healing individual, collective, and ancestral trauma. 

Our focus is on being.  Being still, listening deeply, connecting with ourselves and each other.  Being with whatever comes up, and feeling it fully.  Through being, feeling, and integrating, we become.  We become who we truly are - not who we've been programmed to be.  Human beings natural state of being is love, relaxation, and joy.  It's time to reclaim this!  

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