September 2017 – May 2018
The Alchemy of Breath Training is a one year program that will prepare you to become a certified practitioner. It is also a deep and powerful journey that will transform your life.
Perhaps the most common feedback we get from students is about the sense of community and family that is developed over the course of Training. Each individual thanks to their own personal commitment, both reflects and absorbs from their colleagues. Through study-buddy formats, assignments and homework can be shared making the study easier and also more productive. Humour and fun are very important parts of our work together. As Ram Das said, ‘Wherever you go if you haven’t got a sense of humour, you won’t find it funny!
THE BRANCHES OF THE BREATH
If you feel called to this work, then you probably are, and the Training is designed to take you from wherever you may be in your personal journey through a process that will support your development into a fully confident and qualified practitioner. You will be prepared for any eventuality you meet, and able to hold groups of a hundred people or more. You will also be trained to work with individual clients as you develop the sensitivity to guide and support in a non co-dependent way that empowers your Breather.
You can apply your newfound skills in many different arenas such as Child Development, Corporate HR and Creative Development, Therapeutic, Emerging Consciousness and Philanthropic. You can incorporate Breathwork into your current practice too, such as Yoga Instructor, Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy, Bodywork or Psychotherapy – anything that involves an inner journey to self-discovery
The breath can be used in a myriad of ways, and you will be taught all the technical aspects you need to start your own practice or to incorporate it into your current one.
In order to be a competent Practitioner, it means that we must focus on our own inner work too, and the Training is designed to work from within. We take the time to work with each of you and your own healing process to strengthen your own core so as to offer authentic presence to your client. This may seem a long way from where you are today, but working with the Alchemy of Breath family will soon show you talents and build confidence you never knew you had!
You will begin practicing within two months of beginning, as our intention is to encourage you to break through into your own genius zone. We will be using video to record our sessions and send them to the group to learn from, as well as to receive feedback. Every two weeks we meet for a live webinar, where we exchange ideas, feedback, and discuss what our challenges were in order to get advice and guidance.
Many of our students carry the candle for The Alchemy of Breath further, becoming trainers themselves. This begins with teaching your own Seeds of Alchemy 2-day immersion trainings, and evolves into becoming more involved in the one-year Training too. The possibilities are endless.
THERE ARE FOUR LEVELS
Seeds of Alchemy – or the online version called Approaching Alchemy – sets the foundation for our journey together. It is two-day residential immersion (or a four-part online workshop) in which we will be doing 4 Breathwork sessions, plus examining ways and structures to co-create healthy relationships. The take-aways from this workshop alone are life changing, and set the course for all that is to come. Even for those that don’t want to take the whole training you will find this intensive extremely valuable. You will leave with the tools you need to create healthy relationships – first of all with yourself – then with others around you.
Level 2 focuses on the facilitation skills you will need to handle all the varying situations that arise when you guide an individual or a group through an Alchemy of Breath journey. We will study tools and techniques that have been acquired and refined over several years through experience with thousands of ‘breathers’. Because we convene every two weeks for a 4-hour class, you will have plenty of time to incorporate your knowledge and practice it – in fact, we like to get you facilitating as soon as possible. Each two week period marks an incremental growth in your skills. But technique is not enough. For this reason, we teach Level 3 at the same time…
Levels 2 and 3 run simultaneously
Levels 2 and 3 run simultaneously
The Hero’s Journey is one of the self-preparation you need to make in order to support the challenging moments that breathers are often faced with. Sometimes breathwork can be an ecstatic experience, but other times it requires digging deep into painful places. In order for your breathers to feel safe enough to explore their depths, they need to be assured that you will be there for them, no matter how deep they need to go. It is only because of your commitment to your own healing that you can offer the quality of presence required and The Hero’s Journey is structured to give you the guidance you need to become the hero of your own life. Once your self-commitment is solid and established, you become a beacon to those on their own journey. Technical knowledge is important, but really it’s your committed presence that makes a breather feel secure enough to get the most out of their session.
This is perhaps the most exciting part for me! To have met and served breathers as they show such deep will and commitment to better themselves, to be rid of trauma and to live in joy is the most rewarding experience in my life. To see you flower into your full strength as a facilitator is a remarkable thing, and during this residential workshop, you will hold your own sessions with the public. Your co-students and I will also be there to support you. You will be given at least two ‘angels’ or assistants, and the whole event will be managed by you and your team. All the learning you have absorbed comes to the fore, and after each session you will give or receive feedback from your peers and also from practitioners.
YOUR GIFT TO THE WORLD IS NOT IN WHAT YOU DO, BUT IN WHO YOU HAVE BECOME
“When I walked into my first breathwork with Anthony at the Yogabarn, I thought it would be a lecture on breathing techniques. An hour later, I knew this has just turned my life around. It actually shifted my life so much, that I decided to take the year long training with Anthony. The Training kept me committed to the journey of self-healing and has transformed my life in many aspects. I feel like my heart has opened up again for the first time in decades and our training group has become a new community for all of us. I am truly grateful.”
NIKLAUS FREY, BANKER, ZURICH
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In order to give complete attention to each student, Anthony limits the numbers of applicants each year. He also likes to speak with you to give you a feel for how he works. Although he will explain more of the course and how it works, he also likes to know that each applicant is suitable for the journey. We are fortunate to say that over 80% of our graduates become practitioners of Alchemy of Breath, which is over twice the average. This is partly because our format offers a solid pathway to certification with private guidance along the way. We have chosen this more spacious method of teaching as it allows you to integrate all you are learning, ask questions as a result of developing your own practice, and share experience with your fellow practitioners in order to hone your skills to the utmost professional quality. We also attribute our high success rate to the sense of community we create. When you join us at the Alchemy of Breath, you become a member of a family that is here to grow with you and support you too!