LEVEL 1 FACILITATOR TRAINING
On the Mystical Island of Bali
May 6-12 2019
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 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 *Depart Ready to Begin Facilitating Breathwork for Others -
Many have forgotten their exquisite origin and divine birthright.
We see a world of kings and queens incarnate with a great and celestial amnesia...
Yet, Breathwork is the precious gateway to this immense remembrance.
For breath is the holy of holies; the spirit incarnate;
the eternal doorway to the luminous temple of self.
We are multifaceted diamonds yearning to become; to actualize on all levels;
to fulfill our greatest soul’s blueprint,
We are here to remember who we are…
- Kaya Danielle Leigh
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 to 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 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. Conscious, connected breathing releases dimethyltryptamine in the brain, allowing one to access higher states of awareness, spiritual wisdom, and emotional breakthroughs (catharsis). Through the unfathomable intelligence of breath (Spirit), the breather is guided on a personal journey into their being, or soul. 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 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. There is an infinite wellspring of love, creativity, inspiration, passion, abundance and vitality awaiting you, just on the other side of releasing residual 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
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
A powerful Facilitator's Training led by Kaya Leigh, Sacred Breath Co-Founder and International Breathwork Teacher, Speaker and Trainer
36 hours of mentorship and hands-on training to teach you everything you need to know in order to facilitate breathwork for others
Healing initiations into clearing any remaining traumas, micro-traumas, ancestral imprints, core wounds, or limiting beliefs in your consciousness 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/immersions/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
And most importantly: You will depart ready to begin facilitating Sacred Breath Workshops, Ceremonies and Immersions!
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 Aeleo 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, celestial beyond.
"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.
“This week. I— can’t find the words— I am utterly in love with mama earth, with my new friends, with myself, with you. To think I ever sought joy outside myself, when all this time the treasured gold I was looking for was inside me all along. Thank you to all of the events of the world that led me to find Sacred Breath Academy, to journey into nature, to journey into Breathwork, to uncover what I had always carried within me. During one of the breathwork journeys in this training, I was overcome with insatiable laughter. I felt like I stepped outside myself and was looking in, and I found it outrageously comical how seriously I take life sometimes. I realized that life is to be treasured, enjoyed, cherished, marveled at— when we see the world as magical, mystical and playful, it is incredibly fun to be alive! We don’t need to “be” anything, just who we are. All we desire is to be loved and safe. It is so simple and beautiful. And what a gift laughter is— like a burst of sunshine from our souls— bright, infectious and wow, the warmth it spreads!
Life. Is. Full. Of. Magic.
I cannot begin to convey how powerful, wonderful, intense yet glorious Breathwork is! Breath medicine is a magical tool in which we heal ourselves— no outside sources necessary. But I will say having fabulous, compassionate facilitators deepens your experience and touches your heart. If you have a chance to study, heal and grow with these amazing teachers and humans, DO IT!”
— EJ BRUMFIELD
“The souls that created Sacred Breath Academy (Kaya and Aeleo) are two beautiful, humble humans that are dedicating their life to sharing their sacred knowledge. They will hold space for you to deeply heal from things that can stem all the way back to childhood as well as ancestral trauma. Breath is the fluid voice of your soul. It is a profoundly healing gateway to spiritual, emotional and physical breakthroughs.
A few months ago, I stumbled upon this facilitator training, which, to this day, I do not fully understand how it came to find me but that’s exactly what it did. It found me. I have sat down multiple times over the past few weeks to try to write about my experience but it’s almost as if words are just not enough— which is hard for me to say because words are my love language! But this journey deserves so much more than words. Which is why I am going to devote as much of this lifetime (and let’s face it, many many more) exploring the sacred breath by holding the space needed to help guide others to heal from years of trauma and conditioning. Trying to explain this profoundly life-changing experience I dove into on this training feels impossible. It truly feels like trying to explain the concept of colour when ones eyes have yet to open. But after surrendering and stripping everything back, I was left with all I know. All that I stand for. I was left with Love. I went on so many deeply healing journeys via my breath during this training (some I didn’t even think would be possible without the help of plant medicine), but everything came back to love. Love for myself, love for others and love for absolutely everything! This life is so simple and enjoyable when we just exhale and realise that we are all here to love. Take away the pressure to achieve the unnecessary and just be love! I spent so many years overcomplicating just about everything, trying to figure out my dharma because that is what I thought life should be. And even though I have been an advocate for love for a while, this journey just brushed away anything that didn’t offer this. It showed me that true authentic love from strangers exists by providing me with 9 mind-numbingly beautiful people that are now in my heart forever as family.
I have done my fair share of spiritual trainings and I’m sure I’ve got a few more left to enjoy, however, this wondrous week of my life was my ultimate magic moment. Everything stems from this experience. When I’m 80 sitting on my porch in my rocking chair with a substantial collection of cats surrounding me, this journey will be where I look back to and think— that was when I realised that everything will always be ok. I don’t usually speak about the specific trainings I have done as I feel it is important for us to find our way naturally and organically, however, if you feel called to the path of breathwork and you are waiting for the universe to send a sign then please take this as just that.”
— OLIVE HEMPSTEAD
If you are considering taking this training, don’t think, just do. I just finished up last month and it was invaluable and a very special time. Such a mystical, beautiful, uplifting and life-affirming experience sharing this powerful Breathwork Facilitators Training in the Blue Ridge Mountains with this strong and soulful group. Kaya and Aeleo are magnanimous guides and humans. Thank you to them for the passionate guiding and space-holding. Looking forward to offering these extremely powerful techniques to others.
— DEREK THOMAS
"What an amazing journey I had with Kaya and Aeleo! I did not really know what I was going to experience but it was exactly what I needed. I received so much confirmation of my path and the experience itself catalyzed momentum forward into my personal, spiritual and professional growth. It is now undeniable I was supposed to learn from them on my quest of bringing healing into this world. I feel so blessed, so centered and ready to humbly move forward with integrating breathwork into all aspects of my life. I truly had a spiritual awakening through the training and there are not enough words to express my level of gratitude for this."
— FREYA NEWSTAT
"Participating in the Sacred Breathwork Facilitator Training was a heart-opening and life-changing experience! Kaya and Aeleo create a beautifully sacred and healing space for personal growth through the breathwork and also fully prepare you to guide others through the process. They encourage each participant to find their own path of facilitation, which felt empowering and respectful of our own learning and process."
— SHARON J. BALSAMO
"It is clear they have done their own work in the way that they show up with authenticity, unconditional love, non-judgment, and integrity. They are experts at intuiting and meeting people where they are! I can’t wait to do more work with them in the future. I highly recommend this training for anyone interested in breathwork and teaching it in their communities!"
Through the breath (Spirit, Source, God or a thousand other names), I was able to connect to the multi-dimensional aspects of my being. Whether they were the lives of ancestors living within me or other lives of mine, I don't fully know. Regardless, I was able to unify them in powerful ways; like a diamond with infinite facets. I was able to see things differently, through higher and more interconnected vantage points. I reached levels of consciousness I never knew to be possible. I remembered Kaya and Aeleo from another place.
— ANONYMOUS FROM THE VIRGIN ISLANDS
“There are no words for how amazing and transformational the Sacred Breathwork Facilitator Training was. The opportunity came into my life at the perfect time and brought in an abundance of true light and strength. Kaya and Aeleo are such beautiful souls and have so much love and healing to offer the world! I am forever grateful that they appeared on my path and have helped me to find my most aligned, powerful self... I cannot wait to offer this deep healing to others...”
— KIFFANY HORTON
"I had small intentions heading into the Sacred Breath Facilitator Training but after only one day of working with Kaya and Aeleo I realized my path and purpose was going to expand far beyond what I have ever imagined. Kaya and Aeleo are extremely passionate about the Sacred Breath format and how it can transform both the individual and collective.
Their enthusiasm and dedication encouraged me to pursue myself in a safe and loving environment, allowing me to peel back many layers that were blocking who I really am. I am leaving the training with gratitude, love and desire to bring forth this flame onto my path with newfound purpose and understanding. I wanted to thank you both again for all your care, compassion, wisdom, enthusiasm and inspiration. I have never believed in myself as much as I do now, I have never understood and cared for humanity as much as I do now."
— ANONYMOUS FROM CANADA
LEVEL 1 BREATHWORK TRAINING MODULES INCLUDE:
Radical Self-Love and Self-Healing Series: Clear, Shed, Accept, Empower
Metamorphosis Series: Illuminate, Excavate, Integrate, Embody
Aligning to our Most Luminous Expression and 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 and Deep Sharing
Cultivating the Seer Within
The Way of Sacred Ceremony and Keys of Space-Holding
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 Advanced Training
Advanced Facilitator Training
- 144 HOUR MASTER BREATHWORK FACILITATOR TRAINING -
(For Level 2 Returning Students Only)
14-Day Masters Training
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...
*Trainings will be held in Bali FROM april-may 2019 and in the UNITED states and europe throughout the rest of the year.
Healing and plant-based breakfasts and lunches (along with 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 tropical fruit platter (with inclusions such as dragonfruit, melon, papaya, and guava) or a smoothie bowl before the main brunch/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. Also note that the cost of food in Bali is very low. A 3-course meal with fresh juice, salad or appetizer and main dish is under $10. A simple meal is around $4. Nourishing meals may also be delivered to the trainee's villa if one is feeling the need for quiet and stillness. Part of the integration process additionally entails breaking for around half an hour 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.
Lodging and Expenses
Luxury retreat lodging can be arranged at a beautiful local villa near the training facility villa complete with jungle views and an infinity pool. If you choose the full package option, this accommodation will be included for 6 nights. You are also welcome to book your own accommodations.
We have also have ample information to supply regarding recommendations on flight, travel, transportation, food and lodging accommodations. The general cost of living in Bali is only 1/3-1/4 the cost of the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. Additionally, we can provide you with a site for very affordable airfare to Denpasar, the main international airport you would fly into. We love sharing this site with others to make international travel affordable and assessable. We can also arrange for you to be picked up from the airport at a small additional cost.
*To schedule a private training in Bali outside of the group date, contact Kaya at email@example.com or fill out the inquiry form below. Trainings will take place between April and May 2019 in Mystical Northern Bali.
We will also hold 2 group trainings this Fall of 2018 in Asheville, NC. These trainings are designed to be lower in cost with camping and eco-lodging accommodations for those on a budget. You may find that information here: https://www.sacredbreathacademy.life/breathwork-teacher-trainings-us/
Private US trainings may additionally be booked throughout the Fall and Winter of 2018/2019. If you have a group and/or facility in mind, we are open to traveling to your location.
Total Cost of the 36 Hour Level 1 Program (Group and Semi-Private): $1,777; With Private Lodging and Daily Meals: $2,222
Total Cost of the 36 Hour Level 1 Program (Private): $2,333; With Private Lodging and Daily Meals: $2,722
*Note: discounts can be arranged for shared beds (suitable for couples, family members and good friends)
A $700 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 such an emergency, the deposit may be transferred to another retreat or training at a later date or to another trainee. The deposit may be transferred up to 30 days before the training's start date minus a $150 administration fee. You will be responsible for contacting 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 flexible in working with those truly called to this modality and will do our best to make it a reality regardless of one's financial position.
What is included in the cost of the training (for package):
6 nights/7 days in a private luxury villa
Daily organic breakfasts, lunches, elixirs and teas
A powerful Facilitator's Training with Sacred Breath Co-Founder, Kaya Leigh
36 hours of mentorship and hands-on experience to teach you everything you need to know in order to facilitate breathwork for others
A comprehensive training manual
What is not included in the cost of the training:
*In the spirit of acknowledging the complexity of our times, Sacred Breath Academy would like to offer one partial scholarship per training to a POC interested in learning the craft. To apply, please contact Kaya at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We recommend arriving to Bali at least 3-4 days prior to your immersion (if possible) to acclimate to the timezone and anchor into the island and culture. This will ensure that you can deepen your experience with the maximum benefits.
There are a couple sites to use for reduced airfare. We suggest Skyscanner or Scotts Cheap Flights. Be sure to book your flight into Ngurah Rai International Airport, officially known as I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport. This is the main airport in Bali, located 13 km south of Denpasar. The code is DPS when booking your flight.
We are happy to arrange airport transport for you at an additional fee. Make sure to note that the drivers only accept cash and you can change money when you arrive in the airport.
We also recommend increasing your water intake in the week prior to ensure adequate hydration for the tropical climate. You can further begin doubling up on pre and probiotics in the weeks to come to promote a seamless transition into the local environment.
The weather in Bali during this time of the year holds an average of 81°F (26°C), with an average low of 72°F (22°C). Please pack your wardrobe accordingly.
Essentials: 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), eyemask 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. Bali also has amazing shopping where you can pick up any extras you may need. NOTE: Yoga mats and props for breathwork will be provided.
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 self 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, nut butters, avocados, cold-pressed coconut and olive oils, fruits, cruciferous vegetables, wild fish (if you eat meat), superfoods, and so on).
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.
After a phone interview determines you to be in resonance with the training, you may reserve your spot via a deposit or payment in full. Upon registering, an additional welcome phone call will be arranged to learn more about you and any specific needs you may have.
Anything you share will always be kept confidential. We welcome people of all levels of experience, age, race, creed, gender and abilities.
You may also email us at email@example.com for in-depth inquiries.