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Body-Based Breathwork Facilitator Training – Weekend 3

CE Hours:  
When:   Sep 19 @ 3:00 pm - Sep 23 @ 3:00 pm

Sep 19 @ 3:00 pm - Sep 23 @ 3:00 pm

This training is in progress.  Our next Body-Based Breathwork Facilitator training starts in March 2025.  Applications are available.

Breathwork • Heart-centered Facilitation Skills • Bodywork • Mindfulness and Inquiry • Movement

For the past decade we have shared the transformative and healing power of breathwork with hundreds of people.  Our participants have asked for more and we have responded with a new in-depth offering.  We are pleased to launch our Body-Based Breathwork Facilitator Training.  We are bringing a new flavor to the field of breathwork with the focus on bodywork, mindfulness, self-inquiry, movement, conscious communication and heart-centered facilitation.

In this 120+ hour training over the course of nine months, you will become part of a community of practitioners who want to make an impact in the world through the transformative practice of breathwork.  Depression, anxiety, loss, uncertainty, disconnection from the body and feelings of discontent are epidemic in our society.  Breathwork provides a guide back to a more balanced way of living.  In this training, you will learn techniques to unwind emotional patterns and physical trauma stored in the body which can prevent us from engaging in a fulfilling, loving and meaningful life.

“Our basic work is to become full human beings, and to inspire full human beingness in other people who feel starved about their lives.”  Chogyam Trungpa

Mindfulness and self-inquiry practices are an integral part of the training. We believe in order to truly facilitate healing for others, we have to start with the self.  Individual, partner and small group reflection activities will be included to encourage introspection and cultivate more self-awareness and self-compassion.  Increased skillful awareness allows you to support others more effectively in their healing process.

Safe space is an essential element in setting the stage for healing.  We will share with you some tools to create safe space but more importantly, we will model it for you through our teaching and our presence during our time together.

You will learn the skills needed to offer one-on-one breathwork sessions and to facilitate group breathwork sessions as well as how to use the power of breathwork for your own personal growth and transformation.

Prerequisite:  One in-person Breath, Body & Sound retreat within the last 5 years.

Admission:  By application only.  To request application, email

“What impressed me the most was the gentle and loving leadership. The pure inner joy they radiated was evident in every session.  I left feeling renewed, rejuvenated and grounded.”  Yvette B. Carlsbad, CA

This training offers:

  • Four three-day weekends of in-person sessions and all-inclusive accommodations and meals, starting at $292.50 per weekend at Sanctuary Retreat Center near Charlottesville, VA.
  • Immersion in a community of people invested in growth
  • Body-centered hands-on practices that facilitate increased awareness and healing
  • A focus on conscious, connected breathwork as well as other breath techniques
  • Self-inquiry, reflection, meditation and deep listening
  • Practices to regulate the nervous system, mood and generate well being
  • Tools for creating a safe environment for others to heal and flourish
  • Listening practices that promote insight, awareness and self-compassion
  • A framework for working with boundaries and ethics
  • Techniques to guide someone safely through an individualized and transformative breathwork process
  • A highly effective process for facilitating groups
  • More range to your therapeutic practice through breathwork, meditation and bodywork techniques
  • Expressive movement practices
  • The art of using music to effect transformation
  • 120+ hours of training including 80 hours of in-person training, 15 hours live webinars (via Zoom) plus at home learning through meditation, reflective practices and reading at your own pace.
  • A mentoring opportunity to assist in our Breath, Body & Sound retreats. Massage therapists receive 18-21 continuing education hours depending on location
  • Space is limited to 20 participants.

“I loved the authentic and open space that was created for us to learn and experience in.  It felt very safe to me.”  Stephanie, LMBT Raleigh, NC

More details on the Body-Based Breathwork Facilitator Training





Sep 19 @ 3:00 pm
Sep 23 @ 3:00 pm
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Sanctuary Retreat Center
2610 Adial Rd.
Faber, VA 22938