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breathwork intensive &  facilitator training

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

Upcoming for Fall 2024

Level 1 - Foundational Breath

Are you ready to take your personal journey to a deeper level of integration?

Do you want to better understand and transform your patterns and grow?

This six-day Level 1 Foundational Breath over two weekends will provide you with an opportunity to learn and embody conscious connected breathwork, transform your patterns, deepen your self-awareness and find greater congruence and integration in your life. It can support you to gently de-armour and experience feelings of greater connectedness, expansion and alignment with your heart, purpose and essential self.

This intensive is intended to provide a grounded, sacred and expansive foundation for conscious connected breathwork. It is suitable for those seeking to dive deeply into their inner experience and healing, and to connect with and be more present with themselves. This intensive (or its equivalent) is also required for those wishing to proceed to the Level 2 Foundational Facilitation training. If you are already a therapist or similar, this Level 1 training will enable you to embody the practice before you facilitate it for others.

This intensive will offer:


  • instruction of conscious connected breathwork, a gentle approach regulating the nervous system

  • energetic patterning and armouring and how they relate to breathwork

  • the collective field of consciousness


  • 10 conscious connected breathwork sessions

  • a ceremonial container and rituals to honour and support the intentions and prayers of each day

  • daily physical movement and opening techniques to prepare the body for breathwork​

  • relational practices (connecting authentically and vulnerably with other humans)

  • group sharing and reflections

  • self-reflection - understand your own armouring and patterns

  • sensory-awareness practice - somatic and collective field


This intensive facilitated by Christina Niven will provide a solid foundation for the Level 2 - Foundational Facilitator's Training.


Pre-requisite: None. Newbies and those who are experienced with breathwork are welcome.


Fridays: 12:00 - 6:00 pm

Saturdays - Sundays, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

September 20 - 22, 27 - 29, 2024


Extra Early Bird (by August 1, 2024): $1200 + 5% tax

Early Bird (by September 1, 2024): $1350 + 5% tax

Regular: $1500 + 5% tax


To be confirmed. It will be in the central Vancouver area.

Level 2 - Foundational Facilitation

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Would you like to expand your skills and deepen your therapeutic practice?


Do you want to learn a holistic approach to healing that can access all levels of the human experience - body-mind-heart-spirit?


Are you interested in providing your clients with a well-rounded set of therapeutic options to help them safely go deeper into their healing process?

Breathwork accesses all levels of the human experience; its facilitation is an invaluable skill to have in your repertoire for holistically supporting clients in their healing process. This professional Level 2 Inspiritu Foundational Facilitation Training is well suited for those who appreciate both mystical and scientific approaches to knowledge and understanding.

This substantive training will enable you to facilitate conscious connected breathwork one-on-one, with small groups and virtually. The course content will reflect a synthesis of breathwave, somatic experiencing, trauma therapy, yoga, shamanism and counselling theory. It has been developed for therapists, counsellors, coaches and other wellness practitioners who are interested in a well-rounded and grounded foundation for their future breathwork facilitation. Those entering into the wellness domain are also welcome.

The training will include:

  • hands-on breathwork facilitation techniques and practice with classmates

  • development of energetic awareness of yourself and your client

  • how to create a safe and sacred space for healing

  • trauma-informed practice and how to safely work with trauma

  • ethical practice and the person-centred therapeutic relationship

  • anatomy, biology and physiology of breathwork

  • how to offer online breathwork sessions

  • mentorship and group consultation

  • daily conscious connected breathwork practice

  • daily movement practice

A manual will be provided. Certification will require both levels and completion of all other requirements (see Certification page).

Pre-requisite: Level 1 Foundational Facilitation or Breathwave or Numa breathwork or similar.


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 & group consultations (in-person/virtual):

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

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


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

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

Regular: $2600 + 5% tax


To be confirmed. It will be in the central Vancouver area.

Registration & Payment


Please complete this application form and then email to advise that you have applied.


Once you have heard back from me (Christina) and have been accepted into the intensive or training, please send your initial deposit of $400 CDN or full payment to reserve your spot. Only cash or e-transfer are accepted at this time.​​

Initial deposit: $400 CDN

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Payment Plan

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


As a passionate 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.

Cancellation Policy

​The deposit is refundable minus $150 + gst administrative fee until September 1, 2024. After that date, no refund will be issued. A credit may be considered for exceptional circumstances. 

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  • 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.

  • Completion of personal and financial commitments for this training.

Personal Commitment
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Please feel free to reach out to me.

I'm also happy to arrange a phone chat if you'd prefer to connect live.

Contact me at:

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