Our Breath Collective Teacher TrainingA 6-month immersive breathwork training to become a versatile, skillful, and impactful breath coach and facilitator.
Registration for 2022 is now open!
Are you a bodyworker, yoga teacher, therapist, personal trainer, coach, or simply a breath enthusiast who wants an ancient and cutting edge somatic tool to deepen your toolkit?
Are you devoted to breathwork as a transformational practice?
Do you want to be of service to your community and beyond, while living a life that you love?
Join us for 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, Tummo, Somatic Experiencing, Structural Integration, yogic breathing techniques, hypnotherapy, relational meditation & presence embodiment, 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 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 want to deepen your practice, our Teacher Training is designed to allow you to deliver the highest quality and safest experience. You will be able to teach about breathing as a standalone therapy or complement your core offerings, to set you apart in your field in the most efficient, direct, and uplifting way!
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. You will have an opportunity to meet with your cohort each month to work with each other as well as begin sharing breathing with your immediate community to begin building a level of comfort and experience in guiding breathing.
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 team of breath guides specialize in all the major forms of breathwork including rebirthing, Tummo, yogic pranayama, hypnotherapy, relational meditation & presence embodiment, and more. 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 (June 2022 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 + practical application session per month on Zoom (recording provided)
✅ One in-person weekend retreat in San Diego – June 2022 TBD (travel expenses not included)
✅ Practice teaching, live coaching and feedback
✅ A 6-month subscription to OBC (includes daily morning breathes and monthly workshops)
✅ Access to OBC resources and course material
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)
👍 Recommended 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.
⭐️ History & Principles of Breath ⭐️
⭐️ Physiology, Anatomy, & Chemistry ⭐️
⭐️ Mechanics of Breathing ⭐️
⭐️ Nervous System & Neuroscience ⭐️
⭐️ Performance & Fitness ⭐️
⭐️ Teaching – Set, Setting, Music, Cueing & Language, Assessment & Application ⭐️
⭐️ Hands-On Facilitation ⭐️
⭐️ Leadership, Self-Inquiry, and Personal Development ⭐️
⭐️ Business & Marketing ⭐️
YOUR INVESTMENT & TIME
One-Time: $5995 (10% savings)
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL EXTRA 10% OFF if you apply by October 17
Three Payments: $2200 each ($6600 total)
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL 20% OFF if you apply by October 17
We will begin with an open orientation held on January 2 . The online classes will start on January 8 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 + practical application 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
- Complete all home study essential reading
- Keep a journal of all your personal breathing sessions and breath facilitation 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 (if you cannot attend, we will make arrangements for an alternative experience).
Who will I be trained by?
Your trainers will be Reis Paluso, Luke Wientzen, Samuel Whiting, 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 (recommended, not required).
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 Tummo, rebirthing, yogic pranayama, DNS, and XPT, hypnotherapy, relational meditation & presence embodiment, and more.