Level 1 Breathwork Facilitator Training
in Stunning Crete, Greece
July 7th-13th 2019 *SOLD OUT
SACRED BREATH ACADEMY CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
Lead paradigm-shifting breathwork immersions to transform others on the deepest levels of mind, body and spirit. The practice of conscious, connected breathwork is unparalleled in its healing capabilities and the world yearns for this medicine now more than ever. Breath is the carrier wave of life itself and holds some of the the most powerful mysteries known to humanity… Together, let us bring this profound inner technology to those ready to receive, create powerful quantum ripples, and be at the forefront of an emerging spiritual renaissance.
- 36-Hour Level 1 Training -
Member of the International Breathwork Foundation
THE IMPORTANCE OF BREATHING NEED HARDLY BE STRESSED. IT PROVIDES THE OXYGEN FOR THE METABOLIC PROCESSES; LITERALLY IT SUPPORTS THE FIRES OF LIFE. BUT BREATH AS "PNEUMA" IS ALSO THE SPIRIT OR SOUL. WE LIVE IN AN OCEAN OF AIR LIKE FISH IN A BODY OF WATER. BY OUR BREATHING WE ARE ATTUNED TO OUR ATMOSPHERE. IF WE INHIBIT OUR BREATHING WE ISOLATE OURSELVES FROM THE MEDIUM IN WHICH WE EXIST. IN ALL EASTERN AND MYSTIC PHILOSOPHIES, THE BREATH HOLDS THE SECRET TO THE HIGHEST BLISS.”
- Alexander Lowen, The Voice of the Body
Breath is the carrier wave of life itself, the sacred bridge between spirit and matter, and the chariot of the soul. The word breath and soul, or spirit, are synonymous in many ancient languages. The Sanskrit word 'prana', the Latin 'spiritus', the Greek 'pneuma', the Hebrew 'ruach' and the Old Norse ‘önd’, are all words that unify the concepts of breath and spirit. Breathing techniques have been used by ancient cultures around the world for eons in order access spiritual dimensions of the self, for the purpose of deep insight and transformation. In more modern times, various techniques stemming from this core practice have begun to permeate healing communities around the globe, with diverse benefits ranging from trauma release to transpersonal revelation.
Conscious Breathwork is the purposeful application of conscious, connected breathing in both one-on-one and group settings, guided by a skilled practitioner and the Spirit of Breath, held within a ceremonial container. The Spirit of Breath in this case refers to the multi-dimensional collective intelligence that naturally seeks balance and wide-spectrum healing, surrounding and guiding the the act of conscious breathing. For thousands of years humans have found by changing the rate, ratio, volume and flow of the respiratory cycle, there can be experiential and perceptual shifts in consciousness, spiritual awareness, cognition and self-identity. More recently, when applied therapeutically, the shifts experienced in conscious, connected breathing has been proven to ignite a deeper sense of inner connection, somatic intelligence, emotional empowerment and psycho-spiritual integration.
The Sacred Breath Method ™ is a portal or gateway to non-ordinary states of consciousness where profound healing and transformative experiences can occur. Many who have studied and implemented this method say it is the next caliber of transpersonal healing and find it to be completely life-changing. Through the unfathomable intelligence of breath (Spirit), the breather is guided on a personal journey into their being, or soul. Here, one is able to access higher states of awareness, spiritual wisdom, and emotional breakthroughs (catharsis). The multi-faceted experience of the Sacred Breath Method incorporates conscious, connected breathwork, intentional ceremony, powerful music, high grade essential oils, vibrational sound, energy work, quantum breakthrough coaching, sacred circling/processing and various other tools to invoke the deeper aspects of one's being. Integration techniques follow the breathwork journey so that the experience may be solidified into day-to-day life.
Throughout the breathwork process, the healer or wise one within (the one who knows all already) will illuminate that which the breather needs to see, allowing for both a reclamation and reintegration of any abandoned facets of self and a releasing of limiting perceptual lenses. Additionally, the breathwork will catalyze a powerful cellular healing process in the breather that is difficult to put into words and can only be experienced. Once the channels are fully open, breathwork may further take us into the mystical states of knowing, awareness and consciousness. Some merge with the godhead, enter into still point, traverse that which is the infinite, boundless and formless, or have profound epiphanies, realizations and transcendental experiences. Remember, there is an infinite wellspring of creativity, inspiration, passion, abundance and vitality awaiting each and every one of us, just on the other side of releasing fear, trauma, pain, blockages, stagnations or false beliefs. Breathwork is the key to unlocking the crystalline grail within. It seeks to clear all that stands in the way of our most luminous expression and higher embodiment.
BREATH IS THE BRIDGE WHICH CONNECTS LIFE TO CONSCIOUSNESS, WHICH UNITES YOUR BODY TO YOUR THOUGHTS.
- Thich Nhat Hanh
STATEMENT OF INTENTION
The Sacred Breath Academy Facilitator Training is designed for the Path of the Initiate, as a Luminous Journey deep into the Temple of Self. Our Training Program is an Exquisite Rite of Passage into the role of Spiritual Leader and Way-Shower.
Our Academy is a Shamanic Mystery School into the most precious jewels within. Through this Somatic Pilgrimage, the Facilitator-in-Training will traverse the remaining unmet aspects of self in order to shed, retrieve, witness or integrate before they may step into the role of Way-Shower, as the only gateway to true Self-Actualization and Embodiment.
The Sacred Breath Facilitator Training is an intentfully-crafted amalgam of metaphysics, art, science, psychology, intuition, somatic inquiry, inner journeying, embodied wisdom, gnosis, activation, actualization, rite of passage, spiritual initiation and beyond.
At SBA, we emphasize the importance of a holistic approach to breathwork, where conscious breathing ultimately serves as a catalyst for the process of awakening, soul activation and/or a complete paradigm shift. This process is highly alchemical in nature and can completely transform the lives of others if they are ripe for change and receptive to the unfoldment.
Additionally, we are unique from other breathwork schools in that we perceive post-breath processing as being equally as important as the breathwork journey itself— for this is how the facilitator is able to support others in successfully anchoring and crystallizing the powerful inner shifts induced by breath back into their lives. At SBA, we believe this is the only way to create real and lasting change. Change is measured not by internal understandings, but by how we show up in real-time, moment-to-moment, within our lives— for ourselves, our intimate relationships, our sacred work, our communities and beyond. It is also evident in how we respond to challenge, trigger and conflict, both inner and outer.
WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE IN THIS 36-hour TRAINING AND RETREAT:
6 nights/7 days in a private luxury villa
Daily organic breakfasts, lunches, snacks, elixirs and teas
Mediterranean sailing and snorkeling excursion
A powerful facilitator's training with Sacred Breath founders, Kaya Leigh and Malakai Aeleo Azure
36 hours of mentorship and hands-on training to teach you everything you need to know in order to facilitate Sacred Breath Workshops
Healing initiations into clearing any remaining traumas, micro-traumas, ancestral imprints, core wounds, or limiting beliefs so that you may activate your highest potential and deepen into your crystalline embodiment/soul’s blueprint
Personal Genius Activation
Invaluable preparation to lead breathwork immersions for private clients, in the workplace and in workshops/circles/ceremonies
A solidification of your knowledge and understanding of the Science and Art of Breathwork
A knowing of how to anchor sacred ceremony and understanding of the pillars of space holding and energetic gridding
A deepening of your own embodiment as a bridge to higher states of receptivity, consciousness and lucidity for both self and others
Hands-on teaching experience and a comprehensive manual
36 hours toward your 200 hour Master Breathwork Certificate (if you choose to go further in the process)
Guidance on how to build a thriving breathwork practice and how to utilize conscious marketing strategies to create lasting impact in the world
The Sacred Breath Facilitators Training is designed as a rite of passage into spiritual leadership in addition to a comprehensive training immersion for the trainee. You will heal, you will shed, you will learn, you will activate. Guided by the intelligence of breath and benevolence of Spirit, the entire experience will serve as an initiation into the role of the Sacred Way-Shower. With higher knowledge comes reverential power, and with such power comes sacred responsibility. While the decision to serve humanity in this way is a noble intention, the path comes with a responsibility to represent the spiritual forces of existence with integrity, humility and grace. Thus, we seek to guide the trainee into their most luminous and crystalline embodiment so that they may anchor and harness these energies, becoming a true conduit. By walking between the worlds in purity, we can assist in bridging spirit and matter, illuminating the shadow, healing the wounds, and weaving beauty, light and truth into all we touch.
Each training is completely unique to the individual, based on their spiritual developmental needs. Kaya and Malakai will anchor a space of receptivity to divine guidance and work to support you in the process of surrendering to the wisdom, passion and unique soul blueprint of your higher self. This entire process will serve to illuminate the essential elements of the very transformation you will be facilitating others to have in the future. By the end of the training, you will have a complete understanding of why we are weaving breath medicine and a knowing that not only are you infinitely supported in offering this revolutionary platform to others, but that the process itself is birthing into the world through you from the loving beyond.
LEVEL 1 BREATHWORK TRAINING MODULES INCLUDE:
Self-Healing Series: Clear, Shed, Witness, Retrieve, Empower
Metamorphosis Series: Illuminate, Excavate, Integrate, Embody
Epigenetics and the “Biology of Belief”
Childhood, Womb, and Ancestral Imprinting
Reichian Body Armoring and Holding Patterns
Accessing the Innate Body Wisdom Within
Aligning to our Most Luminous Expression
Activating our Personal Genius/Soul’s Blueprint
Foundations of Facilitation: The Path of the Facilitator and Way-Shower
The Science and Art of Breathwork
Guiding the Breathwork Journey
Sacred Witness, Building Trust, Vulnerability and Deep Sharing
Cultivating the Seer Within
The Way of Sacred Ceremony and Keys of Space-Holding
Spiritual Bypass, the Shadow Side of Leadership and How to Become a Clear Conduit
How to Surrender Personal Will onto the Altar of Grace (Higher Will)
Post Breath Basics: Safe Touch, Grounding, Re-Orienting and Integration
New Paradigm Leadership in an Emerging Era
Conscious Marketing and Building a Spiritual Practice
*Note: Level 1 is a prerequisite to Level 2
The other programs are as follows:
- 72 HOUR LEVEL 2 ADVANCED BREATHWORK FACILITATOR TRAINING -
(For Level 1 Returning Students Only)
7-Day Level 2 Training in Mystical Bali
Advanced Facilitator Training
- 144 HOUR MASTER BREATHWORK FACILITATOR TRAINING -
(For Level 2 Returning Students Only)
14-Day Masters Training in Mystical Bali
22 Hours of Field Mastery
Apprenticeship Training (be trained in how to teach and certify others in the craft)
The practice of conscious, connected breath is truly next level, a primary reason why we have taken it around the world and continue to remain in awe of the radical transformations it catalyzes in the breather. People who have consistently practiced different modalities of the spiritual arts and development (even for multiple decades or their entire lives) say that this practice takes them beyond anything they have ever experienced in all of their work and all of their years. Sacred Breathwork can, at times, mirror the experience of a plant medicine journey but with no substances. The breath is the medicine, guide and teacher. This work transcends words, space and time. And so, we passionately dedicate ourselves to its proliferation.
On our journey of facilitating this work, we have learned the importance of honoring its magnitude and trusting that we can come into the most tender and vulnerable places of self if we enter with true humility, surrender, and reverence for the mystery. We are committed to spreading this knowledge and sharing this practice with those who are sincerely devoted to personal healing and planetary service. Only serious applicants will be considered. You would be trained in the spirit of the Sacred Breath Lineage through our Academy, though the work will also mold with your unique blueprint.
It is important to note though that this path is not for everyone- there must first be a state of authenticity, vulnerability and receptivity present. Breathwork cuts through all layers of illusion, deep into the crystalline core of the soul, both facilitator and breather. It requires the utmost integrity, purity and vibrational match. Remember, with power comes sacred responsibility. If this resonates, please get in touch, for this work is needed now more than ever.
Let us create quantum ripples together...
"BREATHING IS THE KEY THAT UNLOCKS THE WHOLE CATALOG OF ADVANCED BIOLOGICAL FUNCTION AND DEVELOPMENT. IS IT ANY WONDER THAT IT IS SO CENTRAL TO EVERY ASPECT OF HEALTH?
BREATHING IS THE FIRST PLACE, NOT THE LAST, ONE SHOULD LOOK WHEN FATIGUE, DISEASE, OR OTHER EVIDENCE OF DISORDERED ENERGY PRESENTS ITSELF. BREATHING IS TRULY THE BODY'S MOST FUNDAMENTAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM."
- Sheldon Saul Hendler, MD, Ph.D.
Crete is a magical Greek island, enveloped in breathtaking beauty, mystery, and serenity. The island comprises a tapestry of stunning beaches, ancient treasures, and Mediterranean landscapes. Often referred to as the “crown jewel of Greece,” it's unique characteristics of high cliffs, fertile valleys, volcanic rocks, and mesmerizing views of the crystal waters have imbued it with the pull of one of the most sought-after destination spots in the world. There are few places left on the planet where you can bask in exquisitely blue waters while perched on the rim of a mystical volcano in the middle of the sea. Throughout our training, we will carve time to explore the vibrant nature and dreamy villages, where locals share their traditions, wonderful cuisine, and generous spirit.
Located in a quiet area amidst a stunning atmosphere, our private, luxury villa will serve as the training haven for the week. Our space also includes a jacuzzi and infinity pool which you may use freely. Each trainee will have their own room unless specified otherwise. Amenities and services include A/C, Wi-Fi access, organic coffee and tea, morning fruit platters, holistic brunches and lunches, a comfortable queen bed, in-house massage and more.
Healing and gourmet redefined Mediterranean meals (along with snacks, elixirs, and teas) will be graciously provided each day. All meals will be organic, holistic and nutrient-dense with both vegetarian and vegan options. Each dish will be sugar-free and gluten-free. The food will be sourced from high vibrational, fresh and local ingredients grown in the rich, volcanic soil. At the start of each day, guests will be provided with coconut water and a fruit platter or smoothie bowl (with inclusions such as figs, grapes, melon, berries, etc) before the main brunch or lunch to provide the body with grounded energy for the morning module. A daily plant-based and nutritionally-optimal diet ensures each guest continued nourishment in order to receive the maximum benefit of the training. If you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions, please advise so on your application.
Please note that dinner is not included in the training. We will break for dinner people so people can connect with other guests, have personal integration time and experience the rich energy of dining in town at night. Part of the integration process additionally entails breaking for around 15-20 minutes by the pool after lunch for reflecting, journaling and meditating on the day's module in order to more deeply assimilate the information viscerally, energetically and cellularly.
We recommend arriving to Greece at least 1-3 days prior to the training (if possible) to acclimate to the timezone and anchor into the land and culture. This will ensure that you can deepen into the experience and receive the maximum benefits.
Bring comfortable light clothes (natural fabrics are most desirable for the tropics), good walking/hiking shoes and sandals/flip flops, yoga/breathwork clothes (particularly flowing or loose pants not tight around the waist), personal yoga mat, eye mask for breathwork, sunglasses, a hat, insect repellent, natural toiletries, your personal supplements, one coverup for night, notebook, journal, sunblock, and swimwear in addition to your personal items. Crete also has amazing shopping where you can pick up any extras you may need.
It is not recommended to bring more than 1 large luggage and either a backpack, purse or small day bag per person. Be sure to pack the basis and leave room for souvenirs.
We additionally encourage everyone to spend some quality time with themselves during the weeks leading up to the retreat in order to get in touch with their deeper needs, desires and intentions. This will be immensely valuable in how we both show up individually and co-creatively during the immersion. It is also helpful to begin cleansing the diet in the weeks prior as well, to ensure your most vibrant state during our time together. A great first step is the elimination of all processed foods, junk foods, sodas, sweets, etc. In their place, you may take in as much rich, nutrient-dense whole foods as desired (dark leafy greens, fresh salads, seeds, nuts, avocados, cold-pressed coconut and olive oils, low glycemic fruits, cruciferous vegetables, wild fish (if you eat meat), superfoods, and so on).
Early Bird Rates available if training is booked at least 4 months prior to start date: ($200 off if paid in full)
$2,511 private accommodations ::: $2,022 for couples or friends sharing a bed
Early Bird Discount Code: GREECE19
Rates after early bird deadline:
$2,711 private accommodations ::: $2,222 for couples or friends sharing a bed
Installment plans are available upon request. Please contact us to discuss this possibility and to arrange a custom deposit.
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A $900 deposit is required to book your training and hold your place. The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferrable unless in the event of an unforeseen emergency. In the case of an emergency, the deposit may be transferred to another retreat or training at a later date or transferred to another trainee. The deposit may be transferred up to 30 days before the training's start date minus a $250 administration fee. You will be responsible for finding the person to transfer the deposit to, and we are able to assist you in this process if needed. The remaining program cost may be payed in installments as long as paid in full prior to the start date. Note: We are very flexible in working with those truly called to this modality and will help to make it a reality in whatever way we can.
*Note: To save on costs, it is possible to attend the training without food and accommodations and book your own instead.
Total Cost of the 36-Hour Level 1 Program Without Food/Lodging: $2,111
Total Cost of the 36-Hour Level 1 Program + Luxury Accommodations and Daily Meals: $2,711/$2,511 early bird
Due to the intimate nature of this transformative immersion, we are only able to offer the training to a limited number of people. If you would like to join us but have more questions before applying, we ask that you inquire via the form below. Otherwise click "Apply Now" above to begin the application process. If the dates do not align for you and you still feel called, you may explore the option of a private training with us.
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