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25+ Breathwork Training Courses & Certifications for Facilitators

breathwork Jul 20, 2021


As many more people are beginning to improve their wellness, breathwork has become an increasingly popular practice. While many have begun practicing breathwork for the health benefits it offers, others have explored breathwork training as a means for personal and professional growth.

If you’re ready to better yourself and others with breathwork certification, there are plenty of ways to do so. This article will help you find the best breathwork training by covering everything below:

  • What is Breathwork Training?
  • How to Become a Certified Breathwork Facilitator
  • 15 Online Breathwork Training & Certifications for Instructors
  • 7 In-Person Courses and Workshops for Facilitators
  • 6 Breathwork Courses on eLearning Websites
  • 8 Tips for Choosing the Right Breathwork Facilitator Course for You

Before we explore the incredible training programs available, let’s take a look at what breathwork training actually is.


What is breathwork training?

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17 Breathwork Techniques to Improve Your Physical & Mental Health

breathwork Jul 20, 2021


With all the chaos in our daily lives, we sometimes forget to take a moment for ourselves. This leads to us living in a constant state of stress. Now more than ever, physical and mental self-care is important for our wellness.

Breathwork is a quick and easy practice that can be incorporated into our daily routines for this purpose, and we can even expand upon it as we progress on our individual wellness journeys. If you aren’t familiar with breathwork, this guide will help you get started with the following:

  • What is Breathwork?
  • 8 Breathwork Techniques for Beginners
  • 9 Breathwork Styles for Advanced Practitioners

If you’d like to learn more about how breathwork can help improve your wellness, keep reading. You can also focus on techniques for help with insomnia by checking out our guide to breathwork for sleep.


What is Breathwork?

Breathwork refers to a variety of breathing techniques and exercises that can help with mental, physical, and spiritual health....

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Harnessing the Power of Breathwork for Stress Management

We know that stress has a significant impact on our overall health. Taking steps to alleviate stress in our life isn’t just about feeling more relaxed - it can improve work performance, sleep, relationships and most notably, can improve our physical health.

Although it’s commonly advised to “take a deep breath” when we’re feeling overwhelmed, it may be hard to imagine a significant connection between the simple action of breathing and stress. However, our respiratory system is one of the most complex systems of the human body, and harnessing its power is an enormously effective way to take control of our health. 

In this article, we’ll explain the link between breathwork and stress relief, and provide easy and impactful ways in which you can begin to implement breathwork techniques to relieve stress and improve your physical and mental health. If you would also like to learn about breathing techniques to help  you cope with anxiety,...

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Breathwork for Sleep: 4 Science-Backed Breathing Exercises for Better Sleep

breathwork sleep May 15, 2021

Author: Fatima Mechtab

It’s general knowledge that having a nightly routine will help you get a better night’s sleep. But if you are someone who struggles with insomnia or general anxiety, you might find it more difficult to get proper rest.

Becoming mindful of your breath can help you achieve a greater sense of calm. If you would like to improve the quality of your rest, we invite you to explore four science-backed breathing exercises for sleep. 


Sleep and Breathing: How are they connected?

There is a strong correlation between breathing and sleep, as 80% of your sleep involves slow, regular breaths. Also, nose breathing- how many of us breathe at night when we are sleeping- influences the parasympathetic nervous system, which ultimately calms the body, helping you relax.


How does breathing affect sleep?

Your breath not only affects how long it takes you to fall asleep but can also determine the overall quality of your rest. For example, when you...

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How to Improve Your HRV with Breathing Exercises & Breathwork

breathwork Mar 18, 2021
Author: Emily Hunter, MHSc RD
This is an introductory guide to help you improve your Heart Rate Variability (HRV) with breathing exercises and breathwork. Breathwork can improve the stress response of your body and mind, reduce anxiety, boost your mood, improve sleep quality, and enhance athletic performance. 
In this post we will tell you exactly what HRV is, how breathwork affects it, and provide specific breathing exercises that will increase your HRV score. Improved HRV can help improve all aspects of your life, including confidence, focus, athletic performance, and sleep.
If you're interested to learn how to increase your HRV score with breathing exercises and breathwork, read on.

What does HRV stand for?

HRV stands for Heart Rate Variability. HRV refers to the variations in time between each heart beat.

How does HRV work?

When you inhale, your heart rate (the number of times your heart beats per minute) naturally rises. When you...
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Breathwork for Anxiety: 8 Breathing Exercises to Calm Your Mind

 Author: Julia Haist

Breathwork is a term used to describe the mindfulness practice of conscious breathing. During breathwork, we actively control the length and depth of our inhales and exhales, to have an effect on our emotional and physical state.

Breathwork is an active form of meditation with many health benefits including reduced stress and anxiety, better sleep, and boosted mood. In this article, we will review how breathing and anxiety are related and how breathwork can help alleviate the symptoms. We have also listed some simple breathwork techniques you could try at home when you are feeling anxious.


Anxiety & breathing: how are they connected?

It’s a common misconception that anxiety takes place exclusively inside the mind. How often does someone try to help reduce anxiety by telling us to “think positively”? In reality, the stress response has much more to do with our entire body, and harnessing the power of the breath can be one of...

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