Certified Schools

Schools/Training Programs

A breathwork school/training program that has offered trainings in compliance with the GPBA standards of breathwork training for the last two years.

Alchemy of Breath 
(Anthony Abbagnano, Director) UK
(Global)Email: info@alchemyofbreath.com
Website: https://alchemyofbreath.com/Tel: 0039 333 138 4485

Alchemy of Breath is a system of breathing techniques born from decades of practice, compiled to offer a profound sense of connection to mind/body and spirit via the breath. Conscious connected breathwork can have immediate effects on your sense of clarity, connection, and peace, which in turn creates a greater depth of understanding of who you are, and what inspires you in life. 

Working with us, you’ll discover a natural remedy for stress and anxiety, along with greater self-awareness, love, and compassion. The great news is that you can do much of this from the comfort of your own home! 
The practices taught by Alchemy of Breath were developed by amalgamating the most effective breathwork patterns from different styles around the world. They can be incorporated instantly into your daily life, improving relationships, generating greater mental clarity, a stronger sense purpose, and renewed direction in life. 

Alchemy of Breath provides a comprehensive worldwide facilitator training, short online courses, and FREE weekly online breathwork sessions every Sunday at 9:30am or 5:00pm GMT.

AIR School of Breathwork (previously Avalon Institute of Rebirthing)
(Brigitte Martin Powell and Doug Sawyer) UK, France
Email: brigittemartinpowell@hotmail.co.uk and dzsawyer@gmail.com
Website: http://AIRSchoolofBreathwork.com
Phone: 00 44 7962 202 901

The AIR School of Breathwork is offering a thorough breathwork professional training in the UK and in France. The aim of our school is to train aspiring Breathworkers to become highly skilled, caring and ethical professionals. Ease, delight and mindfulness are at the heart of our training.

BioDynamic Breathwork and Trauma Release Institute
(Giten Tonkov, Director)
USA
Email: info@biodynamicbreath.com
Website: www.biodynamicbreath.com
Tel: 001 917.829.3324

BioDynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release is built on new approach to trauma release & trauma healing. This profound and revolutionary system of body & breathwork therapy integrates deep connected breathing and especially designed conscious movement, body awareness techniques, bodywork and meditation. When skillfully combined in an integrated flow and safe environment these techniques result in releasing long held trauma from the body/mind. We offer worldwide certification trainings for breathwork practitioners and also for people who just want to experience breathwork & trauma healing.

Breathing Space
Founder and Director: Benedict Beaumont
Email: benedict.beaumont@googlemail.com
Website: https://www.makesomebreathingspace.com/ 
Worldwide/Online

We all have the innate wisdom and strength to be our own teachers and healers. Breathing Space makes safe spaces and teaches the tools people need to feel where this can happen.

We run powerful workshops and life changing retreats to bring more connection and community into people’s lives. We also have free introduction level courses and weekly online breathworks, foundation level, 400 hour facilitator training and advanced training courses in Breathwork.

Breathwork Africa
Advanced Breathwork Practitioner Course
Website:  www.breathworkafrica.co.za
E mail:  Marj@breathworkafrica.co.za ela@drelamanga.com
Instagram: @breathwork_africa 

The Advanced Breathwork Practitioner Training and Certification Program (APC) offers a comprehensive training in the Science and Art of conscious breathing. This unique and life changing course was born from a growing demand for a powerful and accessible skill for healing, personal growth and transformation. It equips trainees with the knowledge and skills to practice breathwork professionally. It also caters for those who have a passion for and interest in breathwork and who would simply like to learn and experience breathwork for personal development.

Breathwork is an exciting, dynamic and rapidly growing field. The course evolves and grows each year as new discoveries are made and findings from cutting edge research come to light. The course is a bridge between modern science , mind- body medicine and the ancient practices where breathwork has its roots. It equips participants with the knowledge and skills to use breathwork in the fields of business, health, sports performance, personal growth, education and spirituality.

Participants are given 24 months to undergo the formal training and complete all the requirements after which a certificate will be granted. 
The course content has been created by medical doctor, Dr Ela Manga in collaboration  with Dan Brulé and complies with global standards as set out by the Global Professional Breathwork Alliance.

Breathwork Japan
Director : Koko Niwa
Website: https://www.breathwork-japan.com/
Email: info@breathwork-japan.com

Founded by Koko Niwa who studied and taught breathwork in Costa Rica, the mission of Breathwork Japan (BWJ) is to contribute to the healing and libration of the participants who experience Breathwork in Japan, thus leading to a vibrant community and society. 

BWJ has now 2 more professional guides (as of fall 2020), offering weekly online breathwork sessions, workshops, and retreats.  BWJ also has a comprehensive annual guide training focusing on self-development and community learning.

Breathwork Trainings International
(Ann Harrison – GPBA Board Member)
Sydney, Australia
Email: office@breathworktrainings.com.au
Website: www.breathworktrainings.com.au
Tel: +61.2.9380.7171

This college offers 3 levels of Australian government accredited courses. These Breathwork trainings have been developed by veterans in the field of Breathwork, personal growth and spiritual development. Each member of the faculty – Ann Harrison, Robyn Fernance, Jonine Lee Gabay, Judee Gee – has been active in the field of Breathwork for more than 25 years and are recognised national and international leaders in this domain.

Ecole Etre
(Judee Gee, GPBA Board Member)
11, rue Dorée – 84800 l’Isle sur la Sorgue
France
E-mail: judee@ecole-etre.com
Website: www.ecole-etre.com, www.judeegee.com
Phone:+33 (0)6 85 57 19 77

Judee Gee has over 35 years of experience as a transpersonal psychotherapist and breathwork trainer. She is based in the South of France.

Ecole ETRE is a contemporary wisdom school, using the alchemical power of innate joy as the primary catalyst in the distillation of wisdom.

Her programme proposes a range of thematic workshops using personal inquiry, intuition development, breathwork, tantra, movement, dance and healing touch, as well as individual sessions.

Evolutionary Breathwork
Christopher Gladwell, Director
www.christophergladwell.com
courses.christophergladwell.com

Training in systematic methods of anatomically, physiologically and psycho-emotionally wise conscious breathwork.Working from an understanding of breath-anatomy and its role in somaticising, holding and expressing psycho-emotional pattern, we utilise practices that liberate body-mind-spirit from the ground of the body into the greatest potential expressions of life that each of us is uniquely capable of. Working from the base of… 

  • Creating liberation from stress and trauma through neural down-regulation
  • Understanding blood gases and their relationship to stress and wellbeing
  • Training mind and anatomy to effortlessly access stronger breath practice
  • Finding deeper and more expansive ease, presence, possibility and joy in each moment 

You will explore and become proficient in practice and teaching breath practices from the global traditions, science and arts of conscious breathwork, intelligent breath-holding, breath-focused movement and embodied awareness. 

Graduate School of Breathing Sciences
(Peter M. Litchfield, Ph.D.)109 East 17th Street, Cheyenne, Wyoming  82001  USA
Tel: 307.633.9800, Fax: 866.251.4826
Admissions:  admissions@breathingsciences.bp.edu
Information:  education@bp.edu
Website:  www.breathingsciences.bp.edu
Email: pl@bp.edu
Cell: 505.670.2874

The Graduate School of Breathing Sciences offers a webinar-based MS degree in Applied Breathing Sciences, a Certificate program in Behavioral Biofeedback, and numerous CE courses in the breathing sciences.  We are a faculty of 16 physiologists, physicians, and psychologists who teach from their offices stretching from Hilo, Hawaii to Beer-Sheva, Israel.  Our students attend from the around the world, including Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America.  The program includes science, practice, and business components that prepare practitioners, consultants, and educators to offer breathing assessment and learning services to their clients as a part of either a new or existing practice.

GRIT Breathwork Mentoring Professional Training 
(Former KAYANA Breathwork)
Viola Edward, Layla Edward & Michael de Glanville 
Presencial and online
English, Spanish, Arabic and French
Address 1: 1 Panayias, Chryseleousis. Finikaria4530 Limassol. Cyprus
Address 2: 4 Zafer Sokak, Catalkoy, Kyrenia-Girne, 99370. Mersin 10 KKTC. Northern Cyprus. 
Email: info@gritacademy.co, Info@violaedward.com
Website: www.GRITacademy.co, www.violaedward.com

In 1994 we started the “Centro Rebirthing de Venezuela” and in 2003 we founded Kayana Breathwork training center in Cyprus now transformed into GRIT Breathwork Mentoring Training as part of GRIT Academy. Our tailor-made training is inspired by Conscious Connected Breathing with the addition of our skills in transpersonal psychotherapy and mentoring. Each trainer has over 28 years of experience working internationally in the field of Breathwork. Inspiring the leader within, our training includes a strong business component that prepares our trainees to mentor private and business clients and give them the possibility of assisting Viola in co-leading workshops. Our training focuses on revealing and healing stress, addictive behaviors, and traumas and on bringing harmony and meaning into building lively and loving relationships with yourself and others. It is for people motivated by a personal seeking or the desire to become a professional Breathwork Mentor. We train specialists in rehab centers to become breathworkers, making Conscious Connected Breathing part of their treatment, including it as a somatic therapy. We offer supervision and mentoring online. We also acknowledge and accredit modules completed with other mutually agreed certified training centers. GRIT Academy is a Training Centre for Red Global de Mentores -RGM-.

InBreath- the Institute for Breath Therapy and Transformational Healing
(Directors and trainers: Heinz Gerd and Lera Lange)
InBreath Ltd.
23 St Leonards Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN40 1HH, England
Postal address: Poppenberg 5, D-95505 Immenreuth, Germany
Website: www.inbreath.org, and  www.lifemasteryprogram.info,
Email: gerdlangemain@googlemail.com

Dedicated to the highest standards of Training in Integrative Breathwork, InBreath has been training professional Breathworkers since 1998. Having been restructured 2015, InBreath has developed from a purely UK based training organisation into a truly international Breathwork training. Modules are being offered in Germany, the UK, Switzerland, Poland, Bulgaria and the Ukraineand can be combined to create an individually adaptable course structure.

Besides a thorough training in various styles of conscious Breathwork, additional processing tools like NLP, Voice Dialogue, Inner child and focused bodywork are part of the training as well. InBreath is dedicated to always include the newest research and scientific information on Breathwork, personal transformation and consciousness development in its syllabus. Therefore teaching about neuroplasticity, neurochemistry, mind application of quantum physics, super- endorphination and heart/brain coherence are part of the training as well.

Choosing Life: A Breathing Journey (video link)

Inner Resources Breathwork
Paul Jones (Director)
Email: workingbreath@gmail.com
Website: www.breathwork.gr

Our trainings and support team offer one to one private sessions, open breathing circles along with two levels of breathwork trainings (in person and online) aiming at integration and mastery, with a solid grounding in ethics and integrity, body-mind awareness, psychology and physiology of breathwork, trauma release approaches, and a steady focus on the recovery of innocence, gratitude and abundance.

Our Pure awareness Level I Training offers a safe and supportive environment to unravel unloving belief systems an expanding of mind-body correlations, and to return to a true sense of self awareness and compassion, before gently stepping into the support of others. Instilling and ensuring this is always approached with compassion and softness, even through the most challenging moments of confronting ourselves.

Level I is also offered in an online format and participants are certified for working online. There is an option for an intensive retreat style breathwork camp in a beautiful area in southern Greece to complete all the requirements of the in person Pure Awareness Level I.

Our Level II training has a more intense focus on trauma release therapy and interpersonal and transpersonal skills, offering a deepening of knowledge, practice and understanding of breathwork as a profession through current knowledge base material, practical engagement and process and the art of loving our breath through many conscious connected breathing styles.

All training levels are offered in english, with greek translation where needed.

We are passionately supportive of building through breathwork a consciously aware community in Greece and whom ever we inspire and touch with love around the globe.

Inspiration Consciousness School and Community
(Jessica Dibb, GPBA Co-director)
9721 Sherwood Farm Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117
United States
E-mail: essence@InspirationCommunity.org
Website: www.InspirationCommunity.org
Phone:+1 410 998 9777

Inspiration Consciousness School is dedicated to promoting personal, relational and global wellness through individual sessions, classes, trainings, and service projects.  This is a highly integrated and extremely rigorous depth program that includes development of somatic, emotional, and cognitive intelligence, as well as accessing the mystical dimensions.  Each offering through the school is embedded in a deep understanding that every being is a unique organic expression of Essence.  We support the individual in making direct contact with Essence, and embodying it somatically and in all life choices and actions. The classes and breathwork training program use many principles, methods, and practice including expressive modalities, psychodynamic theory, object relations, movement, meditation, the Enneagram, and established and emergent wisdom teachings.  Breathwork is the unifying and intrinsic aspect of this integral pathway – revealing the love, wisdom and presence that is inherent in every cell, feeling, and thought of an individual, thus opening to a highly creative life pathway that is resonant with truth, love, and wholeness.

Institute for Integrative Breath Therapy
(Tilke Platteel-Deur- GPBA Board Member)

Institute for Integrative Breath Therapy
(Tilke Platteel-Deur- GPBA Board Member)
Cattenhagestraat 29
NL – 1411 CR NAARDEN
*31 35 695 0093
tilke.platteel@gmail.com 

Websites:
www.breathwork-institute.com
www.instituut-ademtherapie.nl
www.tilkeplatteel.nl

Since 1985, the Institute for Integrative Breath Therapy, co-founded and directed by Tilke Platteel-Deur and Hans Mensink, offers a three-year training. After writing a dissertation, students from Germany and Holland become certified as Integrative Breath Therapists. Besides deep knowledge of Breathwork, the training teaches among other things Voice Dialogue, basic NLP, Relationship-work and polarity massage.

Before we can learn how to use techniques, and work with others, we need first of all to learn through our own experience. Only human beings who deeply know and accept their fears and pains, and feel secure with them, are able to guide others on their individual paths of self-development. The Institute also offers a Training for Trainers, where students learn about group energy, presentation, etc.

International Center of Conscious Breathing, Studying and Practicing
Liubov Bogdanova, co-founder and director, Artiom Kouznetsov, co-founder
117648 Moscow, Sev.Tchertanovo, 2-201-31, Russian Federation
Website: www.odyhanie.ru
Email: info@odyhanie.ruluba.bogdanova@gmail.com
Phone: +7 903 117 36 63, +7 909 952 13 13

International Center of Conscious Breathing, Studying and Practicing, co-founded and directed by Liubov Bogdanova, provides a wide range of individual and group programs to Russian speaking people in the territory of former USSR (live classes) as well as throughout the world via Internet.  Self-healing, stress-management, spiritual awakening, creativity, harmony in relationships, business programs, workshops and trainings, basic and advanced level, practitioners trainings.

Life Enhancement Intensive Training
 John Stamoulos (South Australia)
P.O. Box 152 Torrensville Plaza
Adelaide, South Australia  5031
Australia
Email: john@johnstamoulos.com
Website: www.johnstamoulos.com

LEI began with a personal healing journey with Breathwork and has developed from over 22 years of facilitating Breathwork worldwide. Initially a 10-day residential program at a Lankawi resort, today it has evolved into an online course to extend the reach of this process that has the potential to change so many lives.

The focus of LEI is to teach you how to approach Breathwork sessions as a professional, with the tools, support system and necessary resources to become a confident, capable and intelligent Breathworker. This course provides the technical information that will support your training and is structured to become a reference for your Breathwork practice.

Once completed, you will have a solid background in the various types of Breathwork, a template for conducting a session, and a full understanding of the influences from birth that can construct blocks around you or your clients’ ability to move forward in life.

Power of Breath Institute
(Jeremy Youst, GPBA Board Member, Treasurer)
45 Stones Mill Rd
Spofford, NH 03462
United States
E-mail: jeremy@powerofbreath.com
Website: www.powerofbreath.com
Phone:+1 603 363 4331

The Power of Breath Institute, co-founded and directed by Jeremy Youst is a high integrity, premier breathwork training school for individuals who want to learn how to incorporate conscious breathing into their lives, and for individuals who want to become internationally certified breathwork practitioners. The Power of Breath Institute offers private sessions, personal intensives, evening, or weekend workshops, a life-changing nine-month Empowerment Training, and an internationally accredited Practitioner Certification Training program

RIBA- School of Rebirthing Breathwork
Email: heikestrombach@gmail.com
Website: Rebirthing Breathwork Association | Breath is Life (rebirthingassociation.com)

Rebirth International Breathwork Association offers Rebirthing breath work and spiritual purification trainings and certification programs as defined and refined by Leonard D. Orr over the course of his life. 

The core team  of Heike Strombach, Irene Jove Baumann, Sara Dawn and Peace Arnold have worked as trainers and breathworkers for decades closely with Leonard and continue his message as lineage keepers. The training in 6 levels includes theory and practice of breath- and mind mastery, coaching, spiritual purification, communication skills and community building.

School for Connective Integrative Breath Work Therapy
(Carolin Vogel, Director)
Rudolf-Hanauer-Str. 12 82211
Herrsching, Germany
0049 8152 993 80 82
info@carolinvogel.dewww.atemschule-via.com

The School for Connective & Integrative Breath Work Therapy was founded by Carolin Vogel in 2015. It is a three year practical training where we come together 6 times a year to meet, learn, practice and grow together in a safe and comfortable setting. Each year we only accept 8 new students to keep the learning deep, intimate and focused.Our program focuses on, integrative breath work in a therapeutic context, voice dialogue and systemic constellations.Our weekends together consist of singing, warm water training, cold water training, breathing mediations along with many other techniques in a theoretical and practical manor.At the end of this three year certification training, students have had deep personal supervision from their trainers as well as many hours of one-on-one and group work experiences with their peers.A written Thesis is required for graduating the three year program on a chosen theme from their own life experience, showing theoretical and practical examples.Once all the requirements have been met and the Connective Integrative Breath Work Therapy certification has been rewarded (after the 3 years study), they can start to work as a practitioner. The School for Connective Integrative Breath Work Therapy continues to mentor their students with supervision and training opportunities as continued support for their alumni.

SOURCE Process and Breathwork
(Binnie A Dansby, GPBA Board Member)
6, Court Lodge Lamberhurst, Kent TN3 8DU
United Kingdom
Websites: www.sourcebreath.com, www.ecstaticbirth.com
Phone & Fax:+44 (0) 1892 890632

The Breathing Class 
Belisa Vranich, Psy D. 
English, Spanish, French
38 Fourth Ave, 3D
Nyack, New York 10960
Website: http://www.thebreathingclass.com
Email: Drbelisa@thebreathingclass.com

The Breathing Class, founded in 2009, is dedicated to providing Breathwork training that combines psychology, history, and anatomy of breathing. TBC is meticulous in providing a historical view of Breathwork content and referencing a wide range of Breathwork experts. TBC focuses on the psychology of the breath and the mind-body connection, in addition to teaching a measurement of thoracic excursion in learning a breath that supports the parasympathetic nervous system. Deeply committed to working with first responders, TBC promotes the importance of volunteerism and community healing. TBC offers long term continued supervision and support to all its students. 

Dr. Belisa Vranich is a clinical psychologist NYU/Bellevue Hospital, who has taught internationally, and has published two books on the breath.

Transformational Breath®
Judith Kravitz, Executive Director
Website: www.transformationalbreath.comwww.breathwork.training

Is an advanced breathing system that integrates and transforms on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. One of the intentions and results of our work is the ability to bring all these levels together into a unified whole so that one can experience and express their multidimensionality. 

The journey begins with the observation and adjustment of one’s breathing pattern. By fully opening the flow of respiration, it allows more oxygenation, cellular regeneration, and energy flow. This, in turn, promotes greater balance, vitality, and healthy living. 

When we open the flow of breath in the traditionally closed areas this allows the high vibration of the specific breathing pattern used in Transformational Breath to access suppressed material in the subconscious and permanently transform it to a higher state. 

Transformational Breath has training programs in over 50 countries, featuring evening or day-long Workshops, six signature Introductory Trainings (“weekends”), which then advance to the week-long personal Seminar (our Levels 1 – 3). 

Beyond the personal transformational programs the Professional Training path dives deep into the process and professional aspects, and prepares one for individual session work (both in-person and online) with Level 4 weeks (Parts A and B). This is followed by our Teacher Training (Level 5) where one is certified to lead groups. 

Transformational Breath has reached millions around the world in over four decades.

Transformations Incorporated Therapeutic Breathwork Training Program
(Jim Morningstar, GPBA Co-director)
4200 W. Good Hope Road Milwaukee, WI 53209
United States
E-mail: jim@transformationsusa.com
Website: www.transformationsusa.com
Phone:+1 414 351 5770 Fax:+1 414 351 576

The Therapeutic Breathwork Training Program was founded in 1990 by Jim Morningstar, PhD, one of the original certified rebirthers in the 1970s.  Transformations is one of the oldest continually operating training centers of contemporary breathwork in the world.

Jim’s expertise as a clinical psychologist and Bio-energetic therapist led to his developing Therapeutic Breathwork™. Therapeutic Breathwork™ teaches a full repertoire of faster and slower than normal breathing techniques for six major human body themes.

Transformations offers four levels of training from Apprentice to Trainer. On site trainings are supported by distance learning components with local mentoring. On site training programs combined with video conferencing are also being offered in many countries. Transformations has reciprocal agreements with other certified training centers which provides flexibility and convenience along with professional supervision and a quality diversified training experience.

Zentium International Breathwork Mastery
(Alakh Analda, Director of Training)
P.O.  Box 1222, Byron Bay NSW 2481
Australia
Email: alakh@breathworkmastery.com
Website: breathworkmastery.com
Phone: +61 413 167 688

Zentium International, Rebirthing Breathwork Mastery, Is an organisation founded by Alakh Analda  www.breathworkmastery.com, to provide comprehensive and in-depth trainings, with universal truths that are relevant for the next seven generations. Within this intention, Alakh had breathworker trainings accredited within the Australian Qualification Framework, since 1998. Besides the nationally recognised trainings, an International Certification in Breathwork Mastery is set for ongoing delivery in UK/Europe, or in any location.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ex3tSjjw-Q