How to Become a Breath Coach: A Step-by-Step Guide

Mar 18, 2023

Breathwork is an increasingly popular practice that can help individuals achieve greater calm, focus, and relaxation. It’s also a really useful tool to use alongside other modalities which is why it’s become particularly popular among coaches, healers, teachers and therapists. As a result, there is a growing demand for trained breath coaches who can help guide individuals in their breathwork practice. 


If you are interested in becoming a breath coach, here is a step-by-step guide to help you get started:


Step 1: Develop Your Own Personal Practice

Before you can become a breath coach, it's important to develop your own personal practice so that you experience the effects of each breath practice yourself, before offering it to others. This means regularly practising different types of breathwork techniques and exploring how they affect your own body and mind.


Consider attending workshops, classes, or retreats led by experienced breathwork practitioners to deepen your own practice and gain a better understanding of the different types of breathwork techniques.


Step 2: Find a Breath Coach Training

To become a breath coach, it's important to receive formal training in breathwork techniques and principles so that you can teach them safely and confidently. There are many different training programs available both online and in person, ranging from short workshops to more extensive 2-year certification programs.


Look for programs that are approved or accredited by recognised organisations, such as the International Breathwork Foundation or Yoga Alliance and that cover a range of techniques and approaches to breathwork.


Step 3: Gain Experience

Once you have completed your breathwork training, it's important to gain experience working with clients. Consider volunteering your services or offering discounted rates to friends and family to build up your experience and confidence. Here at The Whole Health Project, we encourage our students to teach 10 lessons - to either individuals or small groups - in the first month after graduating to get lots of practice.

You may also consider working under the supervision of an experienced breath coach to gain additional experience and guidance.


Step 4: Build Your Brand

As you gain experience and confidence as a breath coach, the next step is to build your brand and establish an online presence. This may mean creating a website (though it’s not essential), thinking about your niche (who do you want to teach and why are you the right person to teach them), developing a social media presence (again, not essential, but very helpful), and building a network of contacts in the industry.


Consider offering free resources, such as blog posts or online workshops, to build your email list and establish yourself as an expert in the field.


Step 5: Continue Your Education

Breathwork is an ever-evolving field, and it's important to continue your education and stay up-to-date on the latest research and techniques. Consider attending workshops, further training, webinars, summits, and other training programs to continue learning and growing as a breath coach.


In Conclusion

Becoming a breath coach can be a fulfilling and rewarding career path for those who are passionate about breathwork and helping others achieve greater well-being. By following these steps and continuing to grow and learn as a practitioner, you can establish yourself as a trusted and effective breath coach.


P.s Did you know that we have a 25-Hour Online Breath Coach Training for $349 (was $697)? We’ve taken hundreds of people from being a breathwork enthusiast to graduating as a certified Breath Coach and would love for you to join us. 

Click on the link below to find out more and to enrol.