Breathing School | Virtual | 20 hours

An educational foundation training on the healing and stabilising power of the Breath. The course will be live streamed and is ideal for yoga teachers, therapists, health care professionals or anyone interested in learning tools to support living well. Also available for purchase on demand.

Breathing School | Virtual | 20 hours

6, 7, 13 & 14 November 2021
Livestream Online VIRTUAL Training with Ben Wolff

Taught by Ben Wolff, founder of The Breathing School and The Breathing Institute, and passionate disseminator of the power of the breath, this fascinating and hugely informative online course is now in it's fifth edition. The course can be attended as a stand-alone course or as an optional module on our 300-hour programme. It is also available to purchase as an ON DEMAND package. 

Course Overview

The Shala School of Yoga, in association with Ben Wolff, presents this livestreamed online foundation course for anyone interested in learning about the incredible healing and stabilising power of the Breath, based around understanding an Eight-Breath Formula. It is suitable for:

  • yoga and mindfulness teachers wishing to deepen their knowledge of breathwork
  • therapists, life coaches and health care professionals who wish to use the breath to support themselves and therapeutic relationships
  • practitioners wanting to enhance their personal practice
  • the general public who would like to learn simple tools to support living well in busy and stressful times
  • those wishing to overcome chronic health problems or to support a loved one

This course take the form of 4 mornings over two weekends online. For those wishing to go on and share the techniques, you are then invited to attend one "Breathing Circle", which brings a practical focus to the training. Here you will work in breakout rooms teaching the techniques to one or more guests with a specific condition and you will receive supervision and feedback.

The Breathing School explores a serious subject in an inspiring, compassionate and accessible way, with the opportunity to ask questions and interact on the very lively chat, which is monitored by Ben's team of Senior practitioners. 


Further communications

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Course Content

Students will learn how to relax and prepare the body to receive the Breath. Specifically, the course will be divided into themes and you will be taught the eight breaths for the practical self-management of:

  1. stress, anxiety & fear
  2. panic attack & emergencies
  3. hypertension & hypotension, high & low blood pressure
  4. breathlessness, asthma, COPD, Long Covid & allergies
  5. chronic fatigue
  6. chronic pain
  7. depressive moods
  8. sleeplessness & insomnia

We will also look at how allowing optimum breathing patterns can enhance cognitive function, physical energy and a balanced awareness. Practices will be supported by current research, neuro-anatomy and physiology so that attendees can understand the crucial connection between breath-body-brain integration. We will also look at breath and interpersonal relationships and how breathing affects feelings and behaviour (and thus the way we think about ourselves and relate to others, communicate and behave).


  • This course can be taken as a stand-alone course or as part of our 300-YA accredited programme
  • You will receive 20 accredited Level 2 hours as a stand-alone course or towards our 300-hour training. If you complete the 300-hour training you can register as a RYT 500 teacher
  • For those who wish to attend the livestreamed course, but cannot make some or all of the dates/times – Zoom video recordings are made available for seven days after the event, so it is not necessary to attend the livestreamed event. 
  • Anyone registered for the event, whether they attend live or not, will automatically get all the audio recordings, which are a valuable resource for continued learning.

  • An illustrated manual accompanies the course, which will be sent (as an electronic file) one week before the start date. 
  • Should you wish to print this we recommend DoxDirect where you can get a colour bound copy for less than £20.
  • All you need to attend the course is a laptop or tablet with access to Zoom. The course is delivered in a variety of learning styles to suit all; experiential and cognitive, and via illustrative case studies and discussion. 


  • Teacher Bio

    Ben Wolff

    Ben Wolff is a  Breathwork Teacher, Yoga Teacher, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Dream Yoga practitioner with a profound depth of experience and understanding in his field. He is an engaging, compassionate and hugely knowledgeable teacher, whose enthusiasm for his subject is infectious and inspiring. 

    Ben has a remarkable understanding of contemporary scientific research into meditation, neuroscience and other fields related to Breathwork. Brought on by his recovery from serious illness and nearly a decade of continuous research and investigation, Ben shares his findings from both ancient wisdom traditions and modern science in ways that are open and accessible to everyone. In his Breathwork teachings you can expect to hear what's most useful, rapidly effective and easy to learn and participate in simple and safe breath practices that many have witnessed to be literally "life-changing". Read Ben's Biography.


    Breathing School

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    Course Dates

    The course has the following modules scheduled:

    Saturday 6 November 2021


    Sunday 7 November 2021


    Saturday 13 November 2021


    Sunday 14 November 2021


    21, 22, 28 or 29 November 2021

    either 9–10.30am or 11–12.30am


    • The cost is £195 for the full training. A non-refundable deposit of £50 is required on booking.
    • To reserve your place, please >>click the PAY DEPOSIT button>> click ENROLL >> select the payment item >> choose deposit or pay in full.
    • If you do not pay in full, please ensure that you save your credit card details so we can process the final payment of £145. This will happen 21 days before the start of the course and a receipt will be sent to you when the payment has been taken.
    • The price includes all livestream sessions + Zoom catch up for 7 days + audio recordings to keep after the training ends + an illustrated manual (provided electronically)
    • 300 hour students get a 10% discount on this training if they have booked three trainings with us including the core. Email us if this is the case and the discount will be applied when the balance is taken

    If you are suffering from a serious physical or mental illness, please consult us (confidentially) so that we are sure we can support you safely over this weekend. As non medical practitioners the training is not intended to replace conventional medical management.

    • Deposit £50, non refundable but can be transferred to another person 
    • The remaining balance is refundable up to 1 month before the event.  
    • Cancellation 2 - 4 weeks before the event: 50 % of the balance in refund only
    • Cancellation less than 2 weeks before the event: no refund
    The medical information in this workshops is just that – information not advice. If in any doubt whatsoever please consult a doctor or other appropriate medical professional to check that these practices are suitable for you and your condition. No diagnosis is being offered at these workshops.

    Trainings at the Shala are run independently and all payments for training services are accepted on behalf of the individual teachers. 

    • The livestreamed elements of this training will be recorded and anyone who is unable to attend this part can email us to request a link to the recording, which will be available for 7 days after the event. 
    • Late cancellations and no shows will be charged as if you had attended. 
    • In the event that a workshop is cancelled by the Shala you will be offered a refund or the option to be transferred to an alternative event

    In order to gain a Kite Mark of Approval to teach this methodology and become a member of The Breathing Institute, you will need to do the following after completion of the Breathing School and Breathing Circles:

    • complete the 10 Questions
    • arrange a 121 session with Ben Wolff*, where you will specifically agreed what you may go on to teach in line with your specific area of interests and expertise
    • you will then be invited to become a member of The Breathing Institute. A small fee  will be charged to cover website costs, should you wish us to feature your biog and work on the Breathing Institute website.
    • on collective agreement with Ben, and in suitable circumstances, a chance to collaborate in a workshop at The Shala with Ben may be possible and arranged. In this instance a separate agreement will be issued.
    • to maintain membership of the Breathing Institute, members will be required once a year to have a 121 follow up with Ben to receive ongoing support, access to latest research and information and to check in on protocol and troubleshoot problems.
    • opportunities to continue to work with The Shala directly may also be afforded, at the discretion of The Shala and under separate agreements.

      * Sessions with Ben are at a discounted £108 per hour and normally an hour in duration