I was so excited by this new knowledge and so frustrated with the misinformation being passed around in the yoga community that I put together a TEDx Talk. So far, the response has been amazing, and it’s being watched by 10-20K people per day. As it turns out, many people were confused with all this “breathe deeply” advice too.
- 12 Core Lessons (video)
- 12 Breathing Practices (3 x 5min practices throughout the day)
- 2 Final Quizzes (online multiple choice)
- 1 Final Exam (video recordings of yourself teaching)*
*You’ll later use these videos with your clients, so they are exam materials but also your personal business materials too
Trainer Access Throughout the Course:
- Direct email access
- Telegram group access
- Live Q&A session access – All questions answered
- 1-on-1 assessment and scoring of assignments with feedback
What if I’m Not a Teacher Yet?
No problem. The vast majority of trainees in this program have no background in yoga or group fitness training. The course will lead you step-by-step through everything you need to know to start working professionally. You can teach in gyms and yoga studios, and even set up your own business after this course.
Requirements & Prerequisites:
- Non-smokers only
- Some yoga experience is helpful, but not required
- Any phone or computer (to access lessons)
- Telegram App
- Positivity and support for your fellow trainees
Breathing vs. Meditation?
Meditation books, smartphone apps, and seminars are selling like crazy right now, but very few people actually practice because just the idea of 20 minutes in silence is enough to scare off even the most self-disciplined student.
And this is where breathwork comes in.
In traditional yoga, breathing has always been taught as a stepping-stone to meditation, and scientifically, the benefits are identical. Just like with meditation, you relieve stress, reduce your heart and respiratory rate, lengthen your telomeres, and potentially extend life.
No one talks about the downsides of meditation, but for new students, it can create anxiety, nervousness, frustration, and obsessive rumination. And the biggest problem? Most students don’t follow through, they quit! You’ve probably experienced this yourself.
Breathing is different. It’s fun and easy to practice. The counting gives you a mental focus, and the practices are short and potent. Instead of dodging your daily breathing, students look forward to it.
With breathing practice, it puts you into a meditative state automatically. Think of breathing as an active form of meditation with all the same benefits. As a career yoga teacher, I can assure you that clients want results, not meditation awards, so the more I teach breathing, the happier my clients are with the results.
About The Certification
This course is certified with Yoga Alliance as a Continuing Education Course (CE), with American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the International Coach Federation as a Continuing Coach Education Course (CCE). After successfully completing the course, you’ll be qualified to coach students privately, in yoga studios and fitness centers, CrossFit Boxes, and corporate settings anywhere in the world.
NOTE: We do not sell certifications. All credentials are merit-based and well-deserved. We take pride in the caliber of our graduates and we’ll hold you to a high standard.
Health Disclaimer: Breathing coaches are not trained to treat, diagnose or cure any illness or disease. In all cases, your clients should work in conjunction with a qualified medical professional, and under no circumstances should you recommend clients change or discontinue prescribed medication or treatment protocols.
Meet Your Trainer
Lucas Rockwood | Master Trainer & Director (E-RYT, YACEP)
Lucas is an internationally-renowned yoga trainer, TEDx Speaker, podcaster, writer, and entrepreneur. His early yoga and meditation teachers include Sri K.
Pattabhi Jois, Paul Dallaghan, Alex Medin, Gabriel Cousens MD, and SN Goenka. Lucas left the USA in 2003 and traveled and taught extensively before making Barcelona, Spain his home base. In a previous life, he worked in theater, publishing, and as a vegan chef and nutritional coach. He’s the father of three international kids and remains as passionate about yoga as when he first began practicing in 2002.
YOGA STUDIOS (learn more). Lucas opened his first studio (and restaurant) in Koh Samui, Thailand in 2006 and franchised a second location in 2011 in Amsterdam. His newest studio group, YOGABODY Fitness, launched in 2012 and is the largest and most influential in Spain with daily classes, workshops, and international training programs.
YOGA PROPS & PRODUCTS (learn more). From the back of his first yoga studio, Lucas launched a yoga props and nutritional supplement division that has grown into a large, international company in its own right. YOGABODY now distributes yoga props and products in 81 countries including the Yoga Trapeze®, Wonder Wheel®, and Hurts So Good® Massage Balls.
TEACHER TRAINING. Lucas founded Absolute Yoga Academy (2006-2018), one of the top 10 yoga teacher training schools in the world in its time with 2,000 certified teachers (and counting) and courses in Thailand, Holland, the United Kingdom, and the Philippines. In 2016, he founded The Yoga Teachers College, a cutting-edge new approach to professional yoga education and one of the only college-credit recommended courses in the world offering diploma courses for mind-body fitness professionals.