Restorative Breathwork® Foundations
Are you a yoga or mind-body professional seeking to have a deeper impact by offering an added dimension that guides others into deeply healing, restorative, and transformational experiences through the breath?
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Kathleen Barratt, the pioneer of Restorative Breathwork®, shares the story of her discovery of the secret of the ancients "the subtler the breath, the deeper the work."
What Restorative Breathwork® Offers
Restorative Breathwork offers a yin-approach to breathwork with its roots in the Eastern sciences of breath meditation. At its most basic level, Restorative Breathwork restores balance 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.
Restorative Breathwork® enhances profound states of inner stillness that are life-transforming
Restorative Breathwork is a meditative practice designed to move us inward toward more subtle dimensions of awareness. It offers a sequential process of moving into stillness: first the body, then the breath, then the mind, and then emptying into the deep inner silence of meditation. In this "inner quiet," we awaken to the quiet presence of the True Self and a deeper level of inner transformation available to us.
Restorative Breathwork is a dance between effort and surrender, between doing and undoing
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. No breath control, no hyperventilation, no cathartic reactions. Instead, the focus is on facilitating a relationship of receptivity and openness with the natural breath. This unique approach gently restores the resiliency of our natural breath, awakening its vast transformational healing power.
Restorative Breathwork® progressively increases vagal tone, restoring balance and resiliency to an overwhelmed nervous system
Stress deeply affects the inner workings of our nervous system, specifically the functioning of the vagus nerve (the main nerve of the parasympathetic nervous system). An overwhelmed nervous system impacted by physical, mental, and emotional stress can interfere with our capacity to acquire true inner stillness. Restorative Breathwork progressively strengthens the vagus nerve, increasing the vagal tone and restoring balance to the nervous system. A regulated nervous system is not only a pivotal component in cultivating optimum health and well-being but also serves as an essential foundation in which to build a rich meditation practice.
Restorative Breathwork® brings into play the reciprocal relationship between prana (our vital life energy) and the nervous system
Restorative Breathwork has its roots in the yogic philosophy that underlining the physical body is an energetic matrix composed of a vast prana network of energy flows. These energy flows are intimately connected to the inner workings of our nervous system. When these energy flows become blocked or stagnated, it dramatically affects the nervous system, undermining physical health and well-being. Restorative breathwork focuses on dismantling these energetic disturbances to free energy flow. A smooth, free, and uninhibited flow of prana not only restores balance to the nervous system, fostering health and well-being but also opens a pathway to profound states of inner stillness.
Restorative Breathwork is approved for Yoga Alliance and IAYT CEU’s:
This course is eligible for 30 CE hours with Yoga Alliance and 30 CE hours with the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
How mind-body practitioners can
benefit from Restorative Breathwork®
Breathwork is a growing field, with more and more people experiencing its potential for healing and transformation. Restorative Breathwork is an incredibly powerful somatic practice that integrates beautifully into a coaching session and other mind-body professions. It will inspire you as a practitioner as you witness your clients experience deeply healing and transformational experiences through the breath.
How yoga teachers can benefit from Restorative Breathwork®
With Restorative Breathwork®, you can offer an added dimension to your yoga classes, workshops, and private sessions by guiding your students through deep and transformative states of inner stillness through the breath. This foundational training will provide you with invaluable tools in developing a rich breath meditation practice. You will also be provided with the tools necessary to take what you have learned and, in turn, teach it to your students. This dynamic program will deepen you as a teacher and expand your skills. Importantly, it will set you apart as a yoga professional as you invite your students to move deeper into the inner practices of yoga.Register Now for Foundations Training
Deepen your practice and expand your
This program focuses on students cultivating a rich personal breath practice. A consistent practice becomes an invaluable vehicle in which to develop mastery of the practices of Restorative Breathwork. The most vital factor in becoming a skilled breathwork facilitator will be the depth and discipline of your personal practice.
Restorative Breathwork® Foundations Overview
This comprehensive training has both self-paced and interactive teaching components. It includes an online learning platform composed of content-rich modules, instructional videos, and guided breathwork audios, plus; access to a private Facebook group offering peer support and connection with other students while you go through the training. Live online teaching sessions provide direct contact with Kathleen Barratt, founder of Restorative Breathwork®
During this comprehensive training in the fundamentals of Restorative Breathwork®, you will:
- Be introduced to the essential elements of Restorative Breathwork®, its definition, philosophy, and practices
- Learn the scientific and esoteric theories behind the Eastern science of breath
- Gain a basic comprehension of the reciprocal relationship between prana and the nervous system.
- Learn a unique mapping of the subtle body called "The Three Realms of the Breath"
- Explore polyvagal theory through the lens of Restorative Breathwork
- Learn the natural breath's vital role in freeing blocked energy flow, increasing vagal tone
- Be introduced to a progressive sequence of breath practices aimed at quieting the mind and fostering profound states of inner stillness
All live online classes will be recorded, so if you miss a live class you will be able to watch it at a later time.Click Here for Training Syllabus
What you will receive in this comprehensive course
- Lifetime access to 7 modules of in-depth teaching from an expert in the field of breathwork
- Live practice sessions designed to develop personal and professional skills in Restorative Breathwork
- Restorative Breathwork® scripts that will help expand your practice
- A library of guided breathwork audios that you can access anytime
- Approval for 30 hrs Yoga Alliance and IAYT CEUs, on successful completion of the training
This empowering and transformative program creates the experiential framework for vibrant and profound experiences that will enrich a personal and professional practice for years to come.
The material in this course helped 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.
Lauren Eirk, MS, MATRx, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, YACEP Yoga
Integrated Science Wellness Center Founder | Director of Teacher Training
I loved everything about this training and I recommend that everyone should take it. It’s brilliant, loving, nurturing, and sacred work that is transformational for soul evolution. I rate this to be the top training in all of my trainings in 22 years or more.
Reiki Master, RYT, Certified Yoga Therapist, Certified iRest® Teacher,
Certified Empowerment Life Coach & Workshop Trainer
The Restorative Breathwork training has profoundly changed my understanding of disease and its treatment and I have been able to help many of my patients through application of what I’ve learned. The training has also transformed my life and taken me to the next level on my spiritual journey. I highly recommend this program.
E. Torre Hinnant, MD
Board Certified in Family Medicine and in Integrative and Holistic Medicine
”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
Restorative Breathwork is a powerful system to help heal yourself and to learn to help others. My training with Kathleen has particularly helped me as a yoga instructor with private clients. The teachings are applicable whether they are looking simply for stress relief or deep spiritual healing and growth.
Jill Loftis, Owner/Director, Uttara Yoga Studio
Kathleen led a three-part basic breathwork class for eight clients at the mental health free clinic run by my agency. The outcomes have been nothing short of amazing! After three months clients report improved sleep, better control of anger and stress, a marked reduction in panic attacks, and the need for less medication to manage symptoms of anxiety. Best of all, Kathleen provided our clients with tools which continue to empower them in their journeys toward mental wellness. We will definitely offer this class again!
Diane Kelly, Executive Director Mental Health America of Roanoke Valley
Restorative Breathwork Foundations
Live Interactive Online Training
Foundations Live interactive has both prerecorded and live-interactive teaching components. It includes an online training platform, live classes with Kathleen, and access to a private Facebook group that offers you and your practice support during the training.
Live Teaching Sessions
Tuition $397 (regularly $497)
This course is eligible for 30 CE hours with Yoga Alliance and the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
Restorative Breathwork Foundations
Foundations On-Demand is for those who prefer a self-paced approach, so you
can learn on your schedule, whenever and wherever it’s convenient for you.
Limited Time Offer $297 (regularly $397)
This course is eligible for 30 CE hours with Yoga Alliance and 30 CE hours with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Successful completion of a 10 session practicum is required to receive these CE hours.