One Sky International Life Skills/Healing Arts Institute

Certified Breathwork Coach/Practitioner Training

This is a 1-Year Program that can be accelerated to 6 months or extended to 2 years, depending on previous training and experience, or to fit one’s work/family schedule.
The course includes online training and distant learning, home study, peer mentoring, monthly webinars and regular coaching calls, as well as audio video training materials. The program includes Level I Training Manuals and it requires a number or oral and written reports.

This Breathwork Training and Certification Program is for anyone who wants to apply Breath Awareness and Conscious Breathing as a tool for health, growth and change in spirit, mind and body. The training can be taken simply as an advanced training for one’s own personal development. And health professionals, yoga instructors, coaches and counselors who want to integrate breathwork into their existing practice.

This course is based on the original Breathwork Training offered by The Growth Center, Inc., and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 1976. It meets the International standards laid out by One Sky International Breathwork Association (established 1990), Leonard Orr’s Rebirthing Breathwork International (RBI); and it exceeds the minimum training standards recommended by the International Breathwork Foundation (IBF) and the International Global Professional Breathwork Alliance (GPBA).

The focus is on basic and advanced breathwork practice, breathing assessments and intervention techniques, breathing development exercises, deep processing, spiritual psychology, sacred relationships, group dynamics, specific applications in bodywork, counselling and psychotherapy, athletic and artistic performance, breathwork for various medical conditions, and self-improvement as a business. The practice of facilitating individual breathwork sessions is explored in great depth and detail, to assure that the participant gains all the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to establish an effective and successful personal or professional breathwork practice.

You will receive all the knowledge and skills, theory and practice, and all-around experience needed to become a world-class Breathworker. You’ll synthesize and integrate a number of ancient and modern breath and breathing styles, schools, methods, and processes. You’ll create and invent your own unique exercises, techniques and meditations, while focusing on the basics, and building upon the tried and true fundamentals. You will move ahead on your path at your own rate in a very informal manner, while at the same time formally documenting all the steps and training hours you complete.

Your role as a breathworker is one of breath coach, breathing guide, facilitator, practitioner, change agent, teacher, healer, counselor. Your work with others will involve the same steps you take in your own personal growth process: discovery, exploration, development, and mastery.

General Requirements/Overview

  • The program requires a minimum of one or two 7-day live practicum trainings
  • Ten individual Rebirthing-Breathwork Sessions with affiliated trainers
  • Two private sessions with Dan
  • Required and suggested reading and audio/video training materials
  • Telephone, internet, and skype consultations and coaching calls
  • Journaling, home study and self-practice, with written and oral reports.
  • Peer support, session exchange, and weekly “check ins.”
  • Document at least 50 client sessions
  • Group facilitation, public presentations and community organizing.
  • Warm and cold water breathwork.
  • Keep a Breathing Journal of daily practice.


Complete Administrative Forms:

  1. Enrollment/Registration Application
  2. Personal Profile/Resume and Photo
  3. Tuition Agreement/Payment Contract

Submit Personal Essays:

  1. “What Breathwork Means to Me or Why I Want to Be a Breathworker.”
  2. “My Personal Breathwork Process and My Most Significant Session.”

Complete Administrative Forms

  1. Enrollment/Registration Application
  2. Personal Profile/Resume and Photo
  3. Tuition Agreement/Payment Contract

Submit Personal Essays

  1. “What Breathwork Means to Me or Why I Want to Be a Breathworker.”
  2. “My Personal Breathwork Process and My Most Significant Session.”

Curriculum (Modules/Content)

  • Basic Breath Energy Training
  • Breathwork Theory and Practice
  • Respiratory Anatomy, Physiology, and Breathing Chemistry
  • The Principles of Breath Therapy
  • Three Guiding Principles and Non-Reaction
  • Breathwork Indications/Contraindications
  • Individual, Paired and Group Breathwork Facilitation and Coaching
  • Spirit/Mind/Body Practices
  • The 4 Dimensions of Awareness
  • The 8 Paths of Breathwork
  • The 2 Basic Aspects of Breathwork
  • The 7 Parameters of Breathwork
  • The 3 Part Formula for Transformation
  • The 5 Principles of Breath Therapy
  • The 3 Convergences in Breathwork
  • The 2 Core Techniques (Skills)
  • The 3 Breathing Phases
  • The 3 Breathing Rhythms
  • The 3 Breathing Spaces
  • The Full Yogic Breath
  • Fountain Breath & The Diamond Breath
  • Two Phase Breathing
  • Coherent Breathing
  • Box Breathing
  • Extending The Exhale
  • Rituals: Before and After a Session
  • Exploring Pauses (Breath Holding)
  • The General Phases in a Breathing Session
  • Intervention Techniques
  • Resistance During a Session
  • Unconsciousness During a Session
  • Over-Emoting, Under-Expressing
  • Subtle Energy Finger Positions
  • The Energy Cycle in aBreathing Session
  • Dysfunctional Breathing Signs and Symptoms
  • Breathwork for Anxiety and Depression
  • Rebirthing-Breathwork
  • Vivation: The Skill of Happiness
  • Transformational Breathing
  • Holotropic Breathwork
  • Chinese Medical Breathing Exercises
  • Prana Yoga / Kriya Yoga / Kundalini Yoga
  • Shakti, Vayu, Karma Model
  • De-Reflexive Breathing
  • Buteko Method and Hypoxic Training
  • Wim Hof Method
  • Zen Breathing

Additional Training Topics, Themes, Activities

  • Mirror Work and Eye-Gaze Breathing
  • Spiritual Purification and Meditation
  • Sacred Elements: Earth, Air, Water, Fire
  • Inner Child and Past Lives Work
  • Mind-Body Process and Dynamics
  • Birth Trauma and Womb Consciousness
  • Death Urge and Physical Immortality
  • Prosperity Consciousness and Living Abundance
  • Self-Esteem, Self-Care, and Personal Responsibility
  • Aura Viewing, Sensing, Reading
  • Creative Thought, Affirmations
  • The Power of Intention
  • Intuitive Communication
  • Body Armoring and Release Work
  • Sound/Toning/Vibrational Healing
  • Emotional Clearing, Healing and Processing
  • Intimacy Issues and Sexual Healing
  • Loving and Sacred Relationships
  • Co-Dependence and Inter-Dependence
  • Transpersonal Education and Psychology
  • Guided Imagery and Visualization
  • Massage and Bodywork
  • Music, Movement and Bio-Energetics
  • Fears and Phobias, Dreams and Fantasies
  • Working with Drug Addiction, Alcoholism
  • Dealing with Grief and Anger
  • Asthma, Emphysema, Heart Disease and Kidney Disease
  • Psycho-Somatic Illness and Other Conditions
  • Service and Leadership Training
  • The Business of Breathwork
  • Marketing and Advertising

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