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David Henslee, Health Coach

Wow, wow, wow what GREAT material!  So much amazing information.  Life changing stuff really.

Joanne Forthwright

One of the most valuable elements learned from this class was the different types of breathing techniques that I will be applying to professionally and personally. I liked that there were simple breathing techniques that can be done in a fast paced clinical setting as well as various types that can be tailored to time client ability. 

Donald Halpern, RN, BSN

Covid19 brought me to this Course.  It's amazing to me that I'm only learning this information now.  Ed, you have changed the course of my life and the lives of my patients.

Designed For: Physicians, Nurses, Dentists, Hygienists, 

Psychotherapists, Physiotherapists, Sleep Medicine Practitioners, Personal Trainers, Physical Therapists, Fitness Professionals, Sports Coaches & Wellness Coaches, Teachers & Educators

Course Includes 1 Hour Private Coaching Session with Ed

Therapeutic Yoga Breathing is a highly effective tool for both the prevention of illness as well as therapy for managing and/or reversing existing chronic illness. This training is specifically designed for professionals and practitioners who want to learn the art & science of yoga breathing as a self-care, patient care and patient education practice in prevention, lifestyle medicine, behavior change and supplement to conventional care.


Pranayama is the science of learning to control the breath for various physiologic, biochemical, biomechanical and psychological outcomes overlooked in current health, fitness and wellbeing programs. 

Goals & Objectives:


  1. Enhance the professional knowledge and skills of each participant on the role of proper respiration through yoga breathing within healthcare & disease management, prevention & lifestyle, stress reduction, dental & sleep medicine, fitness and exercise.

  2. Explain how yoga breathing techniques influence various systems and organs in the body including:

    1. Central, Autonomic, Peripheral & Enteric Nervous Systems

    2. The role of the Diaphragm Muscle with proper breathing

    3. Heart Rates & Respiration Rates (breathing patterns)

    4. Heart Rate Variability

    5. Digestive, Endocrine, Autoimmune & Brain function as it relates to breathing

    6. Vagus Nerve & Vagal Tone

    7. Perfect posture, core stabilization and mindful movement patterns

  3. Provide yoga breathing practices for self care, self regulation, patient care and patient education.

  4. Provide participants with the tools to incorporate mindful breathing into their area of expertise for optimal health and well-being.

Breath Coach Training Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to incorporate yoga breath & breathing sequences within clinical areas of expertise

  • Incorporate daily self care routines to reduce stress and relieve burnout while building resilience

  • Provide patient education and self care routines to improve health outcomes and patient wellbeing

  • Demonstrate lifestyle patterns of behavior based in long-term health & wellness

  • Recognize the importance of balancing our autonomic nervous system for optimal health, sleep, fitness and wellbeing

Course Outline:

Teaching strategies include lecturing, discussing, analyzing current research, completing hands-on exercises and practice teaching sessions.

  • History and philosophy of Pranayama (the science of breath regulation)

  • Yoga Breathing Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry

  • Introduce 10 Basic, Intermediate and Advanced yoga breathing techniques​

  • Explain health benefits and contraindications

  • How, When, Why To Apply Breath As A Therapeutic Tool

    • For symptom & disease management

    • As a self-care tool for reducing stress & building resilience

    • Balancing Ultradian Rhythms with Yoga Nidra & Brain Breaks

    • Correct sleep, raising energy, improve levels of concentration/clarity/memory

    • Improving negative habitual patterns of thought and behavior

    • For nasal dominance in exercise

Learning Format

  • Online self-study

  • Includes 1 hr private coaching session with Ed Harrold.  Coaching session is scheduled based on student's desire to meet in the beginning, middle or end of the training.  Schedule yourself here upon purchase of the training course

  • Includes videos & reading materials

Exam Details

  • Total Test Attempts: 3

  • Passing score is 80%.  

Continuing Education Credits

  • 20 credits with National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches (NB-HWC) 

  • 25 CEUs:  The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that the American Academy of Health and Fitness meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from December 2018 – December 2021– Providership # 817430.  

  • 29 Virginia Board of Physical Therapy 29 (Type 1)–Please check with your state board for approval

  • 25 YMCA

  • 25 ISSA (International Sports Science Association)

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For Healthcare, Health & Wellness Coaches, Mental Health Professionals, Dental & Sleep Medicine, Fitness & Personal Trainers.  



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The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that the American Academy of Health and Fitness meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from December 2018 – December 2021– Providership # 817430.  

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