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Foundational Facilitation

Conscious Connected Breathwork
Professional Facilitator's Training 2024

Inspiritu breathwork offers an integrated, trauma-informed approach synthesized from breathwave, somatic experiencing, yoga therapy and earth-based shamanic healing.

This training will provide the skills and knowledge to be a professional trauma-informed facilitator of Inspiritu Breathwork, a gentle, sacred and therapeutic approach to conscious connected breathwork.


It will teach:

  • tools to facilitate individuals and small groups in-person and online 

  • what it means to hold space for healing

  • the role of the facilitator

  • hands-on facilitation - approach and techniques

  • trauma-informed practice

  • the physiology, biology and anatomy of breathwork

  • ethical practice, the therapeutic relationship

  • an understanding of energetic patterning and how to work with a deeper field of awareness

Based on three pillars Foundational Breath, Foundational Facilitation and Practicum & Mentorship, trainees will be versed in the tangible and practical, and also the sacred and subtle aspects of this work. 


This professional facilitator’s training is comprehensive and open to all, and it is specifically designed for therapists, counsellors, coaches and other health practitioners and who want ans substantive foundation in breathwork to further expand their existing repertoire of healing services and skills . It is inclusive where folks of all genders, colours, ethnicities and orientations are welcome.


A hybrid format will be offered that combines both in-person and live online learning sessions for this Level 2 compponent. Compared to Foundational Breath with in-person learning and breathing together over two weekends, Foundational Facilitation will require more time with in-person learning, weekly live online class sessions and assignments.

Foundational Facilitation
(Level 2)


  • facilitation approach​: a focus on the therapeutic relationship and a person-centered approach (Rogers, 1961). Holding space & creating a safe and sacred space.

  • facilitation techniques​: hands-on, hands-off, body movement, vibration, voice and tone

  • working with trauma​: understanding the nervous system and trauma responses, and how to support them safely

  • the biology, physiology, anatomy and patterns of breath

  • client care​: intake, in-session, debrief, aftercare, ethical practice


  • opening techniques to prepare the body for breathwork

  • conscious connected breathwork hands-on facilitation


Rogers, C.R. (1961). On becoming a person: A therapist’s view of psychotherapy. Houghton Mifflin.

Practicum & Mentorship



Practicum helps to develop your skills, awareness and readiness for offering breathwork as a professional practitioner.


  • in-person practicum: 40 one-on-one in-person client sessions - documented (100 hours)

  • 0nline practicum: 5 online breath journeys - documented (10 hours)



For five months following class sessions, mentorship will be provided through group case consultations where you can share your practicum experiences for the purpose of learning and growth. These are included in the course fee.

Optional individual case consultations can be booked for an added fee. These provide the opportunity to discuss client cases in depth as well as anything covered within the course.

Dates, Times & Location

Foundational Facilitation Training

In-person training::

Fridays - Sundays, 9 am - 7 pm Pacific time

October 18 - 20, November 15 - 17, 2024

Zoom training:

Mondays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm Pacific time

October 21, November 4, 18​

Mentorship Sessions 

5 group consultations

Thursdays, 6:30 - 7:30 pm Pacific time

January 3, February 13, March 13, April 17 & May 15, 2025

Absences & Make-up sessions

  • Certification will require the completion of all requirements including any make-up equivalents. 

  • Online: the live online sessions will be recorded and can be made available. After viewing the recording, your reflections will be requested to demonstrate your understanding of the content. The recordings will be provided for free for the first two absences. After that, the cost will be $35 per recording.

  • Group Case Consultation: a missed group consult can be made up by a one-hour individual consult for $125 + gst. You are welcome to buddy up and share the make-up session and fee with a classmate. During this time you are invited to ask questions about any content covered to date and also consult about your client sessions.

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Personal Commitment
  • to healing, transformation, growth and learning

  • open-heartedness. Acting with kindness, acceptance, respect, authenticity and compassion.

  • embracing the learning journey and a willingness to be imperfect and oh so human.

  • bringing an attitude conducive to learning and a willingness to engage fully and do the work. 

  • acting with integrity: honesty, accountability, reliability.

  • addressing issues when they arise, also known as "clearing".

  • upholding classmate and client confidentiality at all times.

  • carrying this breath medicine with integrity, in beauty and for the benefit of all you will work with.

  • completion of personal and financial commitments for this training.

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Pricing & Payment

Extra Early bird (by August 15, 2024): $2100 + 5% tax


Early bird (by September 15, 2024): $2300 + 5% tax


Regular: $2600 + 5% tax

initial deposit to save your spot: $400


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As a wholehearted ally, I am committed to supporting equality for BIPOC and 2SLGBTQIA+ folx. A BIPOC/2SLGBTQIA+ scholarship could be available depending on need. Please reflect honestly on your level of privilege and if this is something you need, let me know.

Payment Plan

Please email me at and provide the reason for your request and your proposed payment plan.

Cancellation Policy

​The deposit is refundable minus $150 + gst administrative fee until October 1, 2024. After that date, no refund will be issued.

Application & Registration

Please complete this application.

Kindly send me an email at to let me know that you've submitted it. I will aim to get back to you within one week (or sooner).


Please feel free to reach out to me at any time. I'm also happy to arrange a phone chat if you'd prefer to connect live.

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