The BREATHE™ Teacher Training Program – 

Fundamentals Level 1 Certification

A four-day intensive certification in New York, October 10-13, 2019 HNA Palisades Premier Conference Center 30 minutes from midtown Manhattan. 

This Fundamentals Certification is a complete course in the theory, science, psychology and practice of breathing biomechanics and breath-led meditation. It is designed to prepare individuals to assess faulty breathing mechanics and apply corrective instruction to their clients, patients, athletes, and to those healing from physical and emotional issues. The BREATHE™ Certification Teacher Training Program will give you the high degree of specialized training you need to teach numerous breathing techniques and a breath-centered meditation (it is the 200 hour level 1 breathwork certification). 

 The class starts with: 

  • Four video classes mailed to you prior to live class.

  • Reading list and preparatory work (emailed to you in when you register)

  • One private session/interview (Skype/Zoom/Facetime) with an instructor.

An extensive, academically rigorous program, the class is science-driven with hands-on application and is limited to 24 students in order to ensure a teacher to student ratio of 4:1. 

Dr. Belisa will lead the workshop along with a team of international certified instructors. This class is designed to provide you with a strong grasp of breathing problems, both those that cause breathlessness or anxiety and those that get in the way of athletic optimization. Required and recommended scientific articles and historical texts will be provided. 

Price: $3450 (includes lodging, 3 meals and 2 snacks a day – vegetarian and gluten free options available). 
Early Bird: $3250 ends August 9
Installment plans available

The facility includes a gym and walking trails. 
You are responsible for your travel. 

I can’t come, but I want to be certified. What can I do? 

You can sign up for live, private remote classes.

Do you offer advanced training? 

Yes. The Masterclass is a 400-hour training, the next one is scheduled for late winter 2020. 

Masterclasses are given once a year to students who have taken the Fundamentals Certification and completed all the requirements. 

Can I talk to a certified instructor before I sign up? 

Yes. Simply email us and we will put you in touch with a certified instructor. 

What does a 200-hour training mean? 

It means that you have completed the required reading, lectures, and hands-on practice work. You will then be a certified teacher (level 1). (After Masterclass, you will be level 2). 

How is The Breathing Class different than other programs? 

The Breathing Class was developed by psychologist Dr. Belisa Vranich. It was designed to give you a strong foundation—a secure knowledge base of the mechanics and psychology of breathing—so that you can feel confident in starting to teach and start to specialize on your specific population of interest. 

TBC is collaborative, strongly encouraging a respect of the science, lineage, and history of breathwork and the specific work of other sound breathing teachers. 

How extensive is your teaching on meditation? 

This class teaches a breath-led meditation that has deep roots and a long history. It is colloquially called “Meditation for People Who Can’t Meditate.” Breath-led trance meditation provides a good foundation from which to start; however, you should know that the topic deserves continued supervised work in order to be ethically sound. We recommend you consider the Masterclass and specific texts related to trauma in order to work with a wide population in a sound and ethical way. 

Who have your teachers worked with after training? 

They work with stressed out corporate employees, anxious adolescents, athletes wanting more endurance, people suffering from breathlessness, folks who are wheel-chair bound, people with neurodegenerative diseases…the list goes on. 

I don’t have an academic or professional background. Will I be Ok taking this class? 

Absolutely. All you need is the interest and a desire to help others. Many people find themselves inexplicably drawn towards either the anatomy and mechanics of breathing or find passion in the healing part of it. You don’t have to have formally studied either. Our groups tend to be very heterogeneous.  

I don’t really know what I want to do with this certification, or the specific population that I want to work with. Is that OK? 

Yes, you don’t need to know when you start. You’ll have a better idea once you complete the work. 

I just want my own breathing to get better, will this help me? 

Absolutely. In fact, to be able to be certified you must have an A Breathing IQ and have excellent insight as to your own breathing to start with.  In taking this certification you may simply want to be learning more about yourself and be furthering your education. 

This class is in NYC. Can I leave once class is over and visit NYC in the evening? 

We have purposefully picked a setting that is self-contained and beautiful, close to Manhattan. Nevertheless, given the intensity of the class, we recommend you plan to see NYC on days before or after this class (there are of course exceptions). 

Do you have teachers in different parts of the world? 

We have teachers all over the world: UK, Dubai, Australia, Canada, Ireland, and throughout the US. 

How much of the cost is related to the hotel and meals? 

Our room block pricing means that $300 a day per person. That is included in your price. 

If two of us are taking the training, is there a reduced price? 

Yes, please contact us

If I am coming with my significant other. Is that OK? 

Yes; however, let them know they will not be seeing you because you will be very busy and they will be surrounded by people who pretty much will be taking exclusively about the diaphragm and oxygen. 

Is there a payment plan? 

Yes, you can even pay in installments. Please contact us for options. 

What do I get after class? 

You will be able to interact with other students on the private Teacher Training Facebook page. You will be allowed to apply to advanced Masterclass. Advanced marketing techniques will be covered in Masterclass as will work with specific populations. Advanced students will be recommended by The Breathing Class, will receive endorsements, and may be listed on our Teacher Training site. Given your level of sophistication, you will be invited to assist in subsequent workshops and teacher trainings; you will be invited to collaborate with future research. 

Will you make recommendations on what I should continue to study afterwards? 

Absolutely. You will get very direct feedback about what you should work on and recommendations for other workshops, lectures, breathwork teachers, and readings that might interest you. 

Cancellation is allowed 30 days prior to workshop (September 9) with full refund. 
Within 30-14 days 50% refund. 
No refunds two weeks prior to event. 

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The Breathe™ Certification Teacher Training Program

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Be inspirational

If you are a physical therapist, life coach, personal trainer, yoga instructor, or coach, you want to be outstanding in your field and on the cutting edge of health science. You want to become an inspiring teacher, to differentiate yourself from the rest, and help people discover newfound health, strength, vitality, creativity, inner peace, endurance, and greater well-being in their everyday lives.


Are you trying to be healthier, are you seeking to deepen your meditation practice? Are you contemplating the idea of teaching? If you’re looking to add more passion, meaning, and purpose to your life, and to help change the lives of others, the BREATHE™ Certification Teacher Training Program is for you.

Please Note: This is an extensive, academically rigorous program limited to 20 students. Please read all details and register ASAP if you are interested!  

The BREATHE™ Certification Teacher Training Program is a complete course in the theory, science, and practice of breathing and breathing meditation. It is designed to prepare individuals to deliver professional breathwork and active meditation instruction to their clients, patients, athletes, and to those healing from medical and emotional issues. The BREATHE™ Certification Teacher Training Program will give you the high degree of specialized training you need to teach numerous breathing techniques and a breathing-centered meditation.

Continuing Education Units

CEUs are available for the following associations:




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The BREATHE™ Certification Teacher Training Program is perfect for:

  • Acupuncturists

  • Addiction Professionals

  • Chiropractors

  • College Professors

  • Counselors

  • Educators

  • Elementary & High School Teachers

  • Healers

  • Health & Wellness Coaches

  • Massage Therapists

  • Nurses

  • Personal Trainers

  • Physical Therapists

  • Physical Trainers

  • Physicians

  • Pilates Instructors

  • Psychiatrists

  • Psychologists

  • Social Workers

  • Yoga Teachers

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Dates, Locations
and Tuitions


What you will receive

  • Access to a web page exclusively for certified teachers private teacher webpage with links to reference materials, including videos and audios
  • Feedback and evaluation on quizzes that determine your comprehension
  • Opportunities for paid referrals
  • Discounts on seminars, retreats, and products
  • Invitation to attend future Teacher Training Programs to support others in training
  • The opportunity to apply to the International Global Breathwork Group
  • Continuing Education Units

Continuing Education Units

CEUs are available for the following associations:


Yoga Alliance

Associations pending for CEUs







Masterclasses are given once a year to students who have taken the Fundamentals Certification and completed their 100 hours of independent study. Masterclasses will give you the information to be able to teach specialized groups such as children, older adults, specific athletes, or people having experienced trauma. Once you have completed the Masterclass requirements you will be listed on The Breathing Class website and sent referrals directly from Dr. Belisa.

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Teacher portal


Upon completing a Teacher Training session with Dr. Belisa, you will receive an email with a user login for the teacher portal.