Listen, I didn’t know how to breathe. That’s what started the whole thing.

I’d been practicing yoga since I was 13, but I didn’t realise I was holding my breath, losing my centre, until 20 years later.

Crazy, right?

People tend to misinterpret the importance of breath. They don’t understand it’s the beginning of everything, especially healing.

If you’re not breathing, you’re not present. Your mind is spinning out somewhere else. You’re not getting the benefit of the work you’re trying to do to de-stress.

I figured it out when I read A Life Worth Breathing, by Max Strom. I was 33 years old. It inspired me so much, I tracked him down and took his advanced teacher training. Then I ran with it. That was 12 years ago.

I’ve been teaching yoga for 22 years, Pilates for 17 years and meditation for a decade. To me, these are the tools to support healing from all sorts of trauma: emotional, physical, and mental. They are gentle and easy to implement.

And that’s what I wanted for myself.

Movement and play were responsible for my mental health in Northern Ireland, starting at a very young age. I saw no reason to stop as an adult.

As the world wakes up to the potential of these modalities, I’m thrilled to be able to offer breathwork facilitator training to you.

It’s my most sincere hope that we blanket the world with breathwork. We have enough medication and talk therapy already.

If you’re curious to explore the power of breath and understand the different styles and benefits plus gain powerful experience to facilitate classes, join this course! The length of time, the structure, the support and working with a. cohort held by Victoria where you feel safe and held beautifully sets you up for success!

Tera

BREATHWORK

FACILITATOR TRAINING

 

  • The first thing to know about my facilitator training is this is not a yoga course. And it’s open to anyone who has an interest in working with clients (1:1 or groups) to help support and heal trauma.
  • You don’t need equipment and large amounts of money to get going. You learn the tools and then you and your clients start to feel better fast.
  • Breathwork is one of the most cutting edge and impactful ways to support people. And it doesn’t take as long as yoga or pilates teacher training either.
  • I teach a variety of breathwork styles to support all clients. This is not a one-size-fits-all training.
  • This is a four-month, accredited, 100-hour training to certify you as a breathwork facilitator.

 

Now for the nitty-gritty:

This CIMSPA endorsed and IPHM accredited qualification teaches the skills, knowledge and competence required of an individual in order to work with clients on specific breathing techniques in both 1:1 or group sessions.

Learners will cover:

 The anatomy of the lungs; gaseous exchange; the breath-brain connection and the physical and mental benefits of breathwork.
 How to hold space for breathwork; creating a trauma-informed space and basic facilitation skills.
 How the breath impacts the vagus nerve and its connection to the parasympathetic nervous system.
 The structure of a breathwork session and how to build momentum with music and motivational cueing (i.e.what to say and what to play).
 The content of a breathwork session with an in-depth study of 6 unique breathwork exercises.
 Advanced Facilitation skills – How to plan for emotional and physical reactions; how to modify for different audiences/special populations.

 

We start this online training on Tuesday 7th May 2024 and run for 12 weeks. Assessment will then be a month later.

There will be LIVE Training Calls with Victoria at 7 pm – 9 pm GMT on:

  • 7th May 2024 @ 7 pm – 9 pm UK-time: Live Tuition
  • 21st May 2024 @ 7 pm – 9 pm UK-time: Live Tuition
  • 4th June 2024 @ 7 pm – 9 pm UK-time: Live Tuition
  • 18th June 2024 @ 7 pm – 9 pm UK-time: Live Tuition
  • 2nd July 2024 @ 7 pm – 9 pm UK-time: Live Tuition
  • 16th July 2024 @ 7 pm – 9 pm UK-time: Q&A call

There will be LIVE Peer-to-Peer Practice Calls with Victoria at 7 pm – 8 pm GMT on:

  • 14th May 2024 @ 7 pm – 8 pm UK-time: Peer-to-peer call
  • 28th May 2024 @ 7 pm – 8 pm UK-time: Peer-to-peer call
  • 11th June 2024 @ 7 pm – 8 pm UK-time: Peer-to-peer call
  • 25th June 2024 @ 7 pm – 8 pm UK-time: Peer-to-peer call
  • 9th July 2024 @ 7 pm – 8 pm UK-time: Peer-to-peer call

 

  • 13th August 2024 @ 7 pm – 9 pm UK-time: Assessment call

Curriculum

This 4-month, 100-hour training has been designed to stretch your body, mind and breath with the three pillars of

FOUNDATION,

EXPRESSION,

VISION

as these 3 elements are the cornerstone of my Teacher Training courses.

FOUNDATION

Anatomy of the Breath

Holding (Safe) Space for Breathwork

EXPRESSION

Breathing, Trauma and the Vagus Nerve

Breathwork for Special Populations

VISION

High & Low Oxygen Breathwork Techniques

The Business of Breathwork

Investment

The course costs £1995 pay-in-full

or

4 monthly instalments of £499

A HALF-PRICE EARLYBIRD OFFER IS AVAILABLE UNTIL 31st MARCH! USE COUPON CODE ‘EARLYBIRD’ TO GRAB THIS BARGAIN!

 

POINTS OF DIFFERENCE:

 StretchBodyMind covers a range of high and low oxygen techniques rather than focusing on one specific method of breathing.
 StretchBodyMind covers both spiritual and scientific breath practices, making the training suitable for PTs and Fitness Instructors as well as Yoga Teachers and Pilates Instructors.
 StretchBodyMind covers the WHY as well as the HOW of breathwork so that you can fill your classes by promoting the benefits of this life-changing work.
 StretchBodyMind breaks down complex physiology, particularly around the vagus nerve and the impact of breathwork on the nervous system.
 StretchBodyMind provides tools for your own personal transformation and the confidence to incorporate these tools into your existing classes (or to create an entirely new class).

The call was sooo uplifting… It was a beautiful space to be held and you really sparkled, just like the Victoria I know! You were knowledgeable with lots of connections.

Lynne

I have felt so alone for the last 2 weeks, googling till the cows come home and your honesty and vulnerability in those few minutes just helped me more than you will ever know … thank you.

Alison

This breathwork facilitator course has provided so much knowledge, but most invaluable to me has been the opportunity to gain confidence in facilitation through practicing. I’ve gone from being full of imposter syndrome to feeling at ease adding my own flavour and intuition to facilitation.

Kellan

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is this course live or pre-recorded?

This is a LIVE course.

Replays of all sessions will be added to the course platform within 48 hours after the session.

What are the course dates?

The course starts with a training call on Tuesday 7th May 2024 @ 7 pm – 9 pm UK-time (2 pm – 4 pm EST).

The course ends with an assessment call on Tuesday 13th August 2024 @ 7 pm – 9 pm UK-time (2 pm – 4 pm EST).

This is a 12-week course with peer-to-peer calls in between the training calls, followed by a month to practice before final assessment.

How many hours a week is this training?

Approximately 3 – 4 hours a week which includes:

  • Fortnightly 2-hour live webinar with Victoria
  • Fortnightly 1-hour peer-to-peer call
  • 10 – 30 minutes of practice per day
  • 30 minutes to journal after daily practice
  • 1 hour a week of practice facilitation during the practice month
Is this course accredited?

Yes! The course is endorsed by CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport & Physical Activity) with 10 CPD points. It is also accredited by IPHM (International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine). Both will allow you to become a Member and get professional recognition and discounted insurance.

Upon completion of the course you will receive a StretchBodyMind Breathwork Facilitator Certificate which allows you to lead group and 1:1 breathwork sessions.

Sounds great! How do I pay?

You can choose to pay 4 instalments of £499 or access the pay-in-full price of £1995 by clicking HERE.

What is your refund policy?

All sales are full and final and refunds will not be issued. Please note that whilst I understand all circumstances if you are paying with the payment plan and expect to run into any cash flow issues over the coming months, I am unable to pause or refund your payment. Please be mindful of this when committing.

Remember, this is an investment in yourself! You have access to the online studio for a full year after completion of the course and you will be able to download the content to keep forever.

I am interested but I have a couple of questions...

I would love to jump on a call with you and see what is coming up for you. You can arrange that by clicking HERE and choosing a suitable time for a Discovery call with me.

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