Restorative Breathwork offers a yin-approach to breathwork with its roots in the Eastern sciences of breath meditation. It is a contemplative breath practice designed to cultivate deep states of inner stillness. At its most basic level, Restorative Breathwork restores calm and resiliency to the nervous system, promoting vibrant health and well-being. On a deeper level, it is a profound spiritual practice, restoring and deepening our connection with our True Self, opening a pathway to inner illumination and transformation.
From the ancient traditions of yoga and Buddhist
meditation to the enduring practices of qi gong and
tai chi, the breath has always been a powerful
vehicle for rejuvenating the body, mind, and spirit.
Restorative Breathwork® focuses on a subtle approach to working with the breath; no breath control, no hyperventilation, no cathartic reactions. Instead, the focus is on facilitating a relationship of receptivity and openness with the natural breath. Restorative Breathwork is an exquisite dance between following the breath without influencing the breath and modifying the breath in a manner that is "in the flow" with its natural rhythms. It is a dance between effort and surrender, between doing and undoing. This rhythmic dance of the breath sequentially moves us inward into deep inner stillness, opening a gateway to higher consciousness and our own inner powers of healing.
Restorative Breathwork is a meditative practice designed to move us inward toward more subtle dimensions of awareness. As our practice deepens, we begin to experience a still point, a “pause” in the breath. Yogic scholars speak of this pause as an infinite space, an entranceway into inner dimensions of consciousness. In this "inner quiet," we awaken to the quiet presence of the True Self and a deeper level of inner transformation available to us. As we surrender to the vastness and mystery of the still point in the breath, we experience the very essence of our breath itself, free, expansive, and intimately connected to the Divine.
This continuing education course focuses on developing personal and professional skills in the foundational practices of Restorative Breathwork. Students will learn how to guide others into deeply healing, restorative, and transformational experiences through the breath.LEARN MORE & REGISTER
Building on skills developed in our Foundations training, students will learn advanced breath sequences designed to foster transpersonal dimensions of healing and transformation. Includes a comprehensive practicum with supervision and support.LEARN MORE
A progressive series of live online group breath sessions with Kathleen. Sessions focus on restoring physical, mental, and spiritual vibrancy. Emphasis is on cultivating profound states of inner stillness that are life-transforming.LEARN MORE
A 3-month one-on-one immersion into the practices of Restorative Breathwork. Sessions range from restoring calm and resiliency to the nervous system, promoting vibrant health and well-being, to accessing the spiritual dimensions of the Self, opening a pathway to inner illumination and transformation.LEARN MORE
Find true inner stillness and foster physical,
mental and spiritual vibrancy
"Having been in the health and fitness industry for nearly thirty years, I have taken many courses for my professional licenses and certification requirements to improve my skills and advance my education. I know first-hand how difficult online classes can be both as a facilitator as well as a participant. I recently completed Kathleen Barratt's Restorative Breathwork Foundations Course and found it to be very well organized, professional, and informational. Her progression of the material was clear and logical. Her passion was very apparent throughout the course, as she was excited and helpful to her students. The material in this course will help me improve my skills in teaching meditation, relaxation, and breathing techniques both in one-on-one clinical sessions as well as in a group atmosphere. This was a refreshing course and I would recommend it to any Yoga Teacher or Health Professional."
–Lauren Eirk, MS, MATRx, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, YACEP Yoga Integrated Science Wellness Center Founder | Director of Teacher Training
"My relationship with Kathleen began in the early 1990s at a group breathwork session, and I have kept my heart close to her ever since. Her profound insights have provided me with impactful emotional and spiritual growth through her breath immersions, private sessions, and training programs. I honor her as one of my spiritual teachers and am always elated when my students work with her, as I know that they are taking their yoga practice and life to a deeper level."
—Angela Phillips, Founder, Angela Phillips Yoga Center
"If you are called to this work of learning the powerful art of supporting your own, and others', healing through the breath look no further—Kathleen's program and her teachings are the real deal: steeped in years of study and experiential knowing. I am grateful she has been, and continues to be, a mentor and guide on my path."
—Nona Jordan, Master Coach, Guide, and Author
"After having been in the healing field as a nurse, and having received energy work from powerful healers, plus psychotherapy, I was surprised to find that Restorative Breathwork allowed me to have the most direct experience with the energy that is the giver of life. Kathleen is an experienced guide who is very wise, powerful, present, and sensitive. Her work alone has been the one force that has instigated my most dramatic spiritual learning."
—N. Byrne, R.N. and Massage Therapist