There’s a reason breathwork instructor training is experiencing an explosion in popularity. It empowers us to manage preventable health conditions, balances physical and mental states, and creates potent physical adaptations that give us sporting superpowers.
Certification provides a safe, scientific, and well-regarded solution if you aren’t yet offering breathwork training as part of your health, wellbeing, sports, or performance business.
- Choose from a range of breathwork certification options.
- Learn to teach breathwork as a standalone or integrate it into your existing practice.
- Get access to branded marketing materials and affiliate income.
- Take advantage of ongoing professional development and support.
- Complete your training online or in person.
WHO IS THE BREATHWORK INSTRUCTOR TRAINING FOR?
If you work in sports, traditional or alternative healthcare, as a yoga or Pilates teacher, soccer coach, physiotherapist, fitness coach, medical doctor, occupational therapist, osteopath, speech therapist, psychotherapist, martial arts teacher, performing arts teacher, hypnotherapist, Alexander Technique teacher, caregiver, performance coach, or in any profession that involves unlocking potential — breathwork certification is for you.
No prior experience of breathwork is necessary. The breathwork instructor training will give you a deep practical and theoretical understanding and the tools to apply simple exercises in ways that are directly relevant to your clients and students.
A bit of background first – breathwork training, otherwise known as conscious breathing, is an ancient practice with roots beginning in the East.
Research shows breathwork can improve both your physical and mental wellbeing, including:
- Improve stress response
- Improve and stabilize blood pressure
- Slow heart rate
- Stronger immune system
- Improved sleep quality (read our guides on how to get to sleep and insomnia treatments here).
- Positive changes in our mindset
- Mental stillness/clarity
- Emotional regulation
- Awaken dormant functions of the brain
- Enhance creativity
- Create heightened states of consciousness and inspiration
- Improve brain function and mind power
- Cleanse and purify the bloodstream and lymphatic system
- Activate stem cells
- Stimulate self-healing
- Reduce depression/anxiety.
How does breathwork work?
Another good question. You might be scratching your head thinking that you breathe all the time anyway, but as the experts have explained, breathwork training describes specific techniques of breathing that then unlock health benefits.
Switching to your parasympathetic nervous system
Deep breathing decreases stress by increasing your calm. “When you become stressed or anxious, your brain releases the cortisol stress hormone, and your body kicks into the sympathetic nervous system, which induces flight, or freezes mode. By taking deep breaths with a long exhale body switches to the parasympathetic nervous system, which communicates with the brain to relax and releases your endorphins, aka feel-good chemicals.”
Muscles relax, and blood vessels dilate.
Similarly, deep breathing lowers blood pressure. “As your muscles relax, this allows your blood vessels to dilate, which improves circulation and lowers blood pressure. Deep breathing also slows and regulates the heart rate, which also helps with lowering your blood pressure.”
As more people search for simple, effective self-care techniques, it’s no wonder that breathwork has surged in popularity. Not only does it have the science to back up its perceived benefits, but it’s something we can practice anytime, anywhere, and at no cost. Talk about a breath of fresh air.