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breathwork facilitator's training

215 hour facilitator's training
fall 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 will be comprehensive and open to all. It will be 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. Foundational breath will include in-person class sessions. Foundational facilitation will require more time with in-person classes, weekly live online class sessions and assignments.

three pillars of training



this first pillar is offered as a separate and stand-alone module. The foundational breath intensive series will deepen your experience with breathwork and will focus on your personal growth and healing, and deepening your Ground of Being. This time is for you to come home to and be with yourself. You will be invited to examine and explore your energetic and emotional patterning, and how it may relate to your breath, your expression and your future facilitation.

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foundational facilitation

this second pillar will offer an integrated approach to breathwork facilitation that includes trauma-informed practice, conscious touch, hands-on techniques and practice, sacred space holding, ceremony, ethical practice, the biology, physiology and anatomy of breath, breath patterns, counselling theory and client care.

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practicum & mentorship

this third pillar will support ongoing learning through group consultations for five months after the completion of the facilitation training component. Students can share their practicum experiences and receive feedback/guidance for the purpose of learning and growth.

foundational breath

a monthly five-part intensive breathwork series

February - June 2024


this is offered as a stand-alone module and is open to anyone wanting to deepen their experience with breathwork and their growth journey.

If you have previous breathwork experience, an equivalency may be considered. Please reach out to me (Christina) to discuss.

foundational facilitation


  • 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 0racticum: 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


5 full-day sessions

Saturdays & Sundays, 9 am - 6 pm​ pacific time

October 19/20, November 2/3, 16, 2024

Vancouver, BC


4 sessions

Thursdays: 6:30 - 9:00 pm pacific time

October 22, 29, November 5, 12

live on zoom

mentorship sessions: 

5 group consultations

Saturdays: 10 - 11 am pacific time

December 2024 - April 2025

(dates tbc depending on group's availability)

in-person and/or online

absences & make-up sessions

  • make-up sessions can be arranged for an additional fee. Certification will require the completion of all requirements including any make-up equivalents. 

  • in-person: for each full-day in-person class missed, a make-up of two breathwork sessions plus a review of material with Christina will be required (7 hours total, $700 + gst). The make-up sessions should ideally occur shortly after the absence if possible. Please plan and book ahead of time. The make-up sessions and fees can be shared with a classmate who also needs the same.

  • 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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time commitment & certification

time commitment

  • in-person class time: 40 hours

  • online live class time: 10 hours

  • assignments: 2 hours

  • videos: 3 hours

  • reading: 20 hours

  • personal practice: 25 hours

  • practicum: 110 hours (40 in person/ 5 online)

  • group consultations: 5 hours

professional certification


completion of the following is required:

  • attendance at all training sessions (or make-up equivalent) (105 hours)

  • 2 self-reflection assignments (2 hours)

  • 2 video submissions - (1) explanation of technique with the client, (2) hands-on facilitation of client (3 hours including preparation)

  • reading materials - tbd (20 hours)

  • personal breathwork practice (15 min/day x 100 days = 25 hours)

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

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

  • 5 group consultation hours (5 hours)

  • a demonstrated ability to carry 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.

Total hours: 215

*for those who also complete the foundational breath series, a certification with 255 hours can be provided.

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

early bird discount dates

(full payment required to receive the discount)


registered and paid by:

July 15, 2024: $1800 including gst

August 15, 2024: $2050 including gst

September 15, 2024: $2300 including gst

after September 15, 2024: $2500 including gst

initial deposit to save your spot: $500


send payment to:

please pay by e-transfer to


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 September 19, 2024. After that date, no refund will be issued.

application & registration

Please complete this application.

It will be reviewed within a few days and you will be contacted shortly afterwards.

If you have not heard back within a week, please reach out to me at


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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