Breathe Well: Breathwork Course
Use your breath to elevate your life.
Your breath is a built-in toolkit for dialing down anxiety, stopping the spin cycle of stress, and creating a sense of calm. But only if you know how to use it. This course is your owner’s manual for using the breath well to create more calm, joy and balance.
What is Breathe Well?
Breathe Well is a self-paced online course that offers a simple, systematic approach to unlocking the power of your breath to transform the way you feel.
In this course you will...
- Discover how the breath impacts your nervous system and overall wellbeing.
- Understand the anatomy of the breath and the science of pranayama
- Learn about the power of the vagus nerve (and how to stimulate it!)
- Safely explore more than 10 different ancient yogic pranayama techniques
- Relieve anxiety, sadness, anger, lethargy, insomnia and bolster creativity, calm and energy.
- Unlock the incredible benefits of breathing well.
Ready to create more calm, energise your body and mind, stress less, and sleep better at night? I’ll show you how.
Anatomy of the Breath
Learn about the anatomy of the breath, the difference between abdominal breathing and chest breathing, how the diaphragm works and why it’s so important to engage it. Discover the connection between the diaphragm and vagus nerve and how they profoundly impact the autonomic nervous system. Understand the many physical and mental health benefits of diaphragmatic breathing and the profound impact it can have on stress and anxiety. Finally, learn foundational techniques for building awareness of the main muscles of respiration and strengthening the diaphragm.
Being in Conversation with the Breath
Learn about the incredible often unexpected benefits of breathing through the nose, rather than the mouth. Discover how the breath serves as a bridge between your body and mind and how your environment or experiences can unconsciously affect the breath and nervous system. Understand the involuntary metabolic and emotional responses of the breath, and learn how you can shape the breath consciously to influence the nervous system and create a desired energetic effect (balancing, energizing or calming). Also, learn the 5 qualities of effortless breathing and explore techniques to work with the directional flow of the breath.
Consciously Shaping the Breath with Valves and Ratios
Learn two powerful ways to consciously shape the breath – valves and ratios. Understand what valves are and the benefits of using them to shape the breath consciously. Also discover how to safely extend your breath capacity and work with all four parts of the breath (inhale, retention, exhale, and suspension) by using ratios. Understand how different patterns impact the body and how to skilfully deploy the right techniques, depending on what is called for, through the ancient yogic understanding of energetics. Learn the simple, but powerful Ujjayi breathing technique as well as two breathing ratios to create instant calm for the nervous system, body and mind.
Consciously Shaping the Breath with Krama and Sound
Learn about krama breathing, a technique for segmenting the inhale and/or exhale into multiple parts. Experiment with layering krama breathing with the technique of directional flow of the breath to enhance the energetic effect of the technique. Also discover how to consciously shape the breath using sound on exhale and the physical and mental health benefits of this approach. Learn a simple but powerful anxiety-busting, mood-boosting technique known as brahmari or bumble-bee breath that is so easy you can do it with your kids.
The Energetics of the Breath
Unlock the magic of prana (life force energy) and pranayama (how to expand and direct energy). Discover the ancient yogic understanding of nadis (energy channels) and the unique aspects of solar and lunar energies in the body. Explore how this ancient framework of energy meshes seamlessly with with modern scientific understanding of the nervous system. Understand how the breath is a vehicle for vitality for the entire body and mind and how to direct the flow of energy in the body. Discover the incredible phenomena of nostril dominance and how to create valves at the nostrils to balance the brain and nervous system with alternate nostril breathing.
Working with Solar and Lunar Energy & The Power of Breath-Focused Asana
Build on your understanding of the energy channels and valving of the nostrils and learn techniques that can stimulate either the right brain or the left brain and create either a warming, stimulating effect or a cooling/calming effect in the body and mind (and why you would want to use each.) Then discover how simple asanas (physical poses) and movements of the body can enhance the efficacy of breathwork and vice versa. Learn how certain body movements support either inhale or exhale, and enhance the effect of the breath, and how the breath can enhance the structural and energetic effect of the asana. This is a simple but systematic approach to yoga asana that is quite different from what most people have practiced before.
All the details.
Breathe Well is a self-paced course that will radically change your relationship with your breath.
The course covers both the theory (the why) and practice (the how) so you walk away with the confidence to use the breath to generate your state with more than 12 different techniques
When does the course start?
The course is self-paced, so you can begin anytime. Sign up today to get started!
How long is the course?
Breath Well is presented in 6 chapters. We suggest watching a lesson every week for 6 weeks, but you’ll have access to the course for 365 days, so there is no rush to finish!
Do I need experience?
Nope! Beginners are absolutely welcome. But we’ve also had yoga teachers and experienced meditators take the course and rave about it!
Who is the course for?
Anyone who breathes! Whether you are brand new to breath work or you are more experienced but wanting to deepen your knowledge, this course is for you.
What are the lessons like?
All of the video lessons include visual slides to make note-taking easy! The classes are a mix of theory (the why) and practice (the how) so that you walk away from each lesson understanding the philosophy and science of each technique, as well as how to weave it into your life.
You take more than 20,000 breaths a day. Why not make the most of every single one?
What participants are saying...
This course blew me away. I learnt so much… Caitlin was engaging and supportive throughout. She was very knowledgeable and cared for all the members of our class. I would highly recommend this course for anyone wanting to know more about breathwork and meditation.
I signed up because I wanted to deepen my meditation practice and improve my overall health. Each topic was clearly explained, the course progressively built our knowledge each week and our learning was consolidated with an interactive practice. The course well and truly exceeded my expectations.
This course was a life-changer for me. Dealing with some complex grief, and many supports always telling you to ‘breathe’, this course tells you how! Caitlin beautifully led and held us as a group. Highly recommend this course to any human being because breathing is not just breathing!
About your teacher, Caitlin Cady
Writer, meditation teacher, and mama of three, Caitlin Cady is the author of Heavily Meditated: Your Down-to-Earth Guide to Learning Meditation and Getting High on Life and the creator of the Heavily Meditated App.
With certifications in Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, and Somatic Stress Release, Caitlin’s work has been featured in Women’s Health, Vogue, Marie Claire, Body + Soul and Real Living and her positive perspectives and relatable, playful approach have inspired people across the globe to start living to their full potential.
A devoted student of the ancient traditions of Yoga, Tantra, and Ayurveda, Caitlin is on a mission to make meditation, pranayama, and asana more accessible so others can get hooked and feel better. Her signature style of soulful straight-talk makes ancient practices and spiritual principles relatable and approachable for modern life.
Have a question?
Everyone is welcome. You don’t need any fancy tools or previous experience, just bring your breath! I will suggest props for some of the practices, but they are totally optional.
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The course is self paced with six parts. Each part includes lessons and practices. Allow about 60-90 minutes per section. You’ll have access to the course for 365 days so there is no rush to finish or go at any specific pace!
Of course! You will receive printable PDF cheatsheets to refer back to in the future for each of the practices you learn.
We’re so confident that this course will make a positive change in your life, that we’re offering a 100% money-back guarantee.
If you complete all of the lessons, attend/watch all of the Q&As, complete all of your homework and practices, and don’t feel like Breathe Well was worth it, we will refund you 100%.
Shoot me an email at email@example.com and I’ll be happy to answer any other questions you have!
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An investment that will give you the tools to create more calm, joy and balance every single day.
Unlimited access to all video lessons, guided practices, downloadable cheatsheets and more!
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