Our Breath Collective

Our Breath Collective Teacher Training

A 6-month immersive breathwork training to become a versatile, skillful, and impactful breath coach and facilitator.
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Are you a bodyworker, yoga teacher, therapist, personal trainer, or coach who wants an ancient and cutting edge somatic tool to deepen your toolkit?

Are you devoted to breathwork as a transformational tool?

Do you want to be of service + live a life that you love?

Join us for the inaugural Our Breath Collective Teacher Training aka “Breath School”

Rooted in ancient breathing techniques and modern science, Our Breath Collective provides the most in-depth, multi-layered approach to breathwork training out there. 

Together, our facilitators draw from experience and training in Rebirthing, Transformational Breathwork, Zen meditation, Somatic Experiencing, Structural Integration, yogic breathing techniques, and more.

We bridge the spiritual and the scientific and will teach you the underlying principles of each of these systems so that you have a deeper understanding of how breath works.

Our combined depth of knowledge and experience will provide you with unparalleled expertise, the most up-to-date information, pedagogical tools, practice teaching, and direct mentorship.

Breathwork Teacher Training

Breathwork today equals yoga 20 years ago.

Twenty years ago, yoga was hippie and fringe.

Now there are international yoga chains, yoga apparel, and hundreds of thousands of people who have taken yoga teacher training as part of personal development.

By taking this training, you will be at the forefront of a movement.

It’s no secret that breathwork is exploding in popularity with the potential to blow past yoga. And for a good reason.

Breathwork is the most direct, powerful, non-secular tool out there for state shifts. The physical, emotional, and mental impact can be felt almost immediately with endless compounding returns for consistent practice. There is no religious affiliation, and it can be done anywhere, at any time, and by anyone.

Also, breathing research continues to uncover the vast benefits of breathing on our health and well-being. Science is bringing a practice once seen as “woo woo” into the mainstream.

And as breathwork communities proliferate, we see more branded techniques, methods, and styles being trademarked, marketed, and broadcast into the public eye as the “best” or “only” way to breathe.

The reality is that breathwork has been around millennia, dating back thousands of years. We are just seeing these techniques that have always been with us being repackaged and renamed in different ways, at different times, and for various reasons.

We are here to tell you that you don’t have to get boxed into one specific method or technique. There is no universal best. It is all dependent on the breather, their system, what state they are in, and what state they are trying to shift into.

For this reason, we take a multidisciplinary approach to breathwork.

By adopting this fundamental strategy of facilitating, we look at the principles that inevitably run through ALL methods, schools, and modalities of breath practice. We don’t pigeon-hole or confine ourselves into a one-size fit all approach. Instead, we empower ourselves for an authentic and creative expression of breathwork, based on who we are working with.

Enter Our Breath Collective’s Teacher Training

We will break down the barriers created by the methods and instead build your knowledge of the core principles that lie underneath the methods. Then you can customize an experience that meets each breather where they are. By remaining flexible and understanding who is on the receiving end, you will be able to optimize your facilitation to create a potentially life-altering experience for anyone, in the most efficient, direct, and uplifting way.

So whether you are a teacher, healer, coach, or simply a breath enthusiast, our Teacher Training is designed to allow you to deliver the highest quality and safest coaching. You will be able to teach about breathwork as a standalone therapy or complement your core offerings, setting you apart in your field by utilizing the most available somatic tool there is!

The foundation of your teaching will be the elaboration and deepening of your breath practice. You will become a part of the OBC community, if you aren’t already, and breathe with us 3-5 times a week.

This training does not stop at your knowledge of the breath. We will also help you develop your body reading and assessment skills, identify your personal style and niche, and hone your teaching skills. We will also help you grow your breathing community and build your business. 

We will explore the art of teaching so that you can meet your students where they are. You will learn how to compose a class, perform breath assessments and read bodies, understand cueing and adjusting, as well as the specifics of leading 1-on-1s, group sessions, retreats, workshops, and more.

We will be sharing key strategies for sales and marketing. We will explore how to create different offerings with pricing, building partnerships, the basics of sales, approaching studios and gyms, building an audience using social media, creating content, and beyond.

And by being a certified teacher, you will potentially become the next wave of Our Breath Collective Guides. We will be able to integrate you deeper into our community through various opportunities like leading daily breathes, leading group activities, and corporate training.

OUR GUIDES

Our team of breath guides specialize in all the major forms of breathwork including rebirthing, Wim Hof, yogic pranayama, Zen practice, DNS, and XPT. With years of training and practice, each one provides their own unique perspective and approach to sharing about breathwork that will enhance your learning experience. We will also be calling upon other experts in the field to share their perspectives and knowledge with the group.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

This training is a 6-month online program. Each session will be taught LIVE in real-time on Zoom, culminating in a 3-day in-person weekend retreat, in Southern California (location + dates TBD). By the end, you will be a skilled and well-rounded breathwork facilitator.

We will share bi-weekly calls with ongoing support and assessment. You should allow an additional 2-4 hours per week for home study requirements.

THIS TRAINING INCLUDES

✅ One 4-hour anchor call per month on Zoom (recording provided)

✅ One 2-hour  Q&A + live breath per month on Zoom (recording provided)

✅ One in-person weekend retreat in San Diego – June 2021 TBD (travel expenses not included)

✅ A 6-month subscription to OBC (includes daily morning breathes and monthly workshops)

✅ A detailed course manual

✅ Access to OBC course material and slides

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

👍 Time to ensure you can make as many as possible of our live training and support calls (all will be recorded in case you miss any or are in a time zone that makes it prohibitive)

👍 Minimum of 6 months of a breath practice

👍 Commitment to your personal development, even when you don’t feel like it

👍 Willingness to be open to direct communication, self-autonomy, and self/group accountability.

👍 Self-awareness and integrity.

👍 Mental and emotional resilience

👍 Eagerness to have fun!

WHO THIS IS FOR

🧘‍♀️ Any healer looking to add breathwork as an additional tool to their work, e.g., yoga teachers, counselors, physical therapists, psychologists, bodyworkers, naturopaths, energy workers, or any other client-led practice.

🌬 Anyone already sharing breathwork in their circles but wants to expand beyond them and create a lifestyle around teaching.

🥰 Anyone looking to add a source of income that is also a rewarding and inspiring career path.

💫 Anyone who desires a sense of fulfillment in their life that their current career does not provide.

🏃‍♂️ Athletic coaches looking for foundational ways to increase performance and enhance their student’s ability to excel in their sport.

🧠 Breath practitioners looking to build upon and incorporate an informed approach to current knowledge base and experience

🙇‍♀️ Those who are committed to developing a high level of self-awareness and personal growth.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

📝 The principles behind breathing, including physiology and chemistry, how the breath affects our nervous system, and how to use the breath as a tool properly.

🙇‍♂️ To develop your own unique perspective on working with the breath

🧐 To assess a client’s breathing and understand how to create individualized protocols and practices for them.

✨ To understand what happens in the body in a breathwork session; contraindications, adverse reactions, and safe practice.

🤲 To safely and competently hold space.

⚡️ To learn how to enter the energy field of your breathers appropriately, and how to apply touch and/or other verbal and physical cues.

💆‍♀️ To assist with integration, knowing how much interaction and engagement is appropriate before, during, and after a breathwork session.

👁 To develop a high level of self-awareness and ability to self-regulate.

📊 To be able to test and quantify different theories and protocols on yourself continually.

📋 To build your own personalized and authentic approach to teaching.

📈 To establish a business for yourself either as a standalone practice or to augment an existing practice.

🗣 To understand the fundamentals of sales and marketing and to build a breathwork business.

    COURSE TOPICS:

    ⭐️ History & Principles of Breath ⭐️

    ⭐️ Physiology, Anatomy, & Chemistry ⭐️

    ⭐️ Nervous System & Neuroscience ⭐️

    ⭐️ Schools of Breath ⭐️

    ⭐️ Performance & Fitness ⭐️

    ⭐️ Movement & Sounds ⭐️

    ⭐️ Teaching – Set & Setting, Music, Cueing & Language, Assessment & Application ⭐️

    ⭐️ Hands-On Facilitation ⭐️

    ⭐️ Business & Marketing ⭐️

    YOUR INVESTMENT & TIME

    Payment Options:

    One-Time: $5995 (10% savings)

    Three Payments: $2200 each ($6600 total)

    Private Mentorship Program:

    For those looking for more one-on-one engagement with one of our guides, we also offer the option to have a private mentor. This includes 2 x 1-hour coaching calls per month for the duration of the training.

    $8500 one-time or 3 payments of $3000

    Program Timing:

    We will begin with an open orientation held on January 2 . The online classes will start on January 9 and run every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month thereafter at 9:00 AM PST.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      What is the format of this training??

      There will be a 4-hour anchor call once per month and a 2 hour Q&A + breathing session per month. All calls will begin at 9 AM PST.

      How much time will I need to dedicate to this?
      • A minimum of 10 hours per month
      • Approx 6 hours per month of class time – lecture format with direct instruction + collaborative development for applied knowledge
      • 3-5 OBC daily breathes per week
      • Additional personal breath exploration and practice
      • Weekly breath facilitation (starting in month 4)
      • Complete all home study essential reading and submit written records of your progress
      • Keep a journal of all your personal breathing sessions and breath factilitation sessions during the course

       

      Where will the training take place?
      All class time will be on Zoom, so you can join from anywhere in the world. The final weekend will be an in-person group experience and celebration.
      Who will I be trained by?
      Your trainers will be Reis Paluso, Luke Wientzen, Kimberly Johnson, plus other guests from month to month, including Our Breath Collective guides and other experts in the field.
      Do I have to be a teacher or coach to participate?
      No, we welcome anyone who has a minimum of 6 months of breathwork experience. If you do not have experience with breathwork, we recommend joining our Breathwork Intensive or participating in our Daily Breathing first to gain more experience.
      What are my payment options?
      This training is made accessible with either a pay-in-full option or broken into 3 equal payments plan. The entire tuition must be paid in full in order to receive your certification. Deadline to apply is December 31.

      WHAT IS OUR BREATH COLLECTIVE

      We are a subscription-based virtual breathwork community that offers daily breathes to members all across the global – from Brazil to the US to Europe and Australia. Our team of guides specialize in all the major forms of breathwork including Wim Hof, rebirthing, Zen practice, yogic pranayama, DNS, and XPT.