Breathing School

A 2-day educational foundation training on the healing and stabilising power of the Breath. For Yoga teachers, therapists, health care professionals or anyone interested in learning tools to support living well. Register free here + £180 payable to Shala School of Yoga to book.

Breathing School Foundation Weekend - Learning The 8-Breath Formula

The Shala School of Yoga

The Shala School of Yoga presents this foundation weekend for anyone interested in learning about the healing and stabilising power of the Breath, based around understanding an 8-Breath Formula.  It is suitable for yoga and mindfulness teachers and practitioners wanting to enhance their practice, therapists and health care professionals who wish to use the breath to support themselves and therapeutic relationship, and for the general public who would like to learn simple tools to support living well in busy and stressful times, to manage chronic health problems or to support a loved one.

During the weekend, students will learn how to relax and prepare the body to receive the Breath. Specifically, you will be taught 8 breaths for the practical self-management of stress and anxiety, depressive symptoms, chronic pain, injury, sleep issues, breathing problems and fatigue. 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).

The training is delivered in a variety of learning styles to suit all; experiential and cognitive, in pairs/groups and via illustrative case studies and discussion. Explore a serious subject in a fun, compassionate and accessible way! No equipment needed.

Certification: attendees will receive a Shala School of Yoga certificate of attendance.

This course will be the first of our teacher training offerings for 2018 and it may be possible to apply these hours towards our 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training Certification which is currently being put together. For more details please contact us directly.

This course is also a requirement for the longer Breathing School Training for Yoga teachers, therapists and Healthcare Professionals, running later in 2018. (Details to be announced soon). The longer intensive training will allow attendees to confidently use the techniques with patients, clients and students and will be accredited.

The course is taught by Ben Wolff , co-founder of Breathing School and passionate disseminator of the healing and stabilising power of the breath.

To register your place on this course, please register below. Payment instructions are detailed in the Q&A section below at the bottom of the page. Once registered, payment of £180 directly to The Shala School of Yoga is required via bank transfer within 48-hours.


  • Teacher Ben Wolff

    Ben is a tutor for Uma Dinsmore-Tuli's Yoga Nidra Teacher Trainings.and a lecturer on "Yoga and Clinical Psychology in Society" to PHD level psychologists at Salomans, Canterbury Christchurch University. See more.


Upcoming Schedule

Saturday, 29 Sep 2018 - Sunday, 30 Sep 2018

13:30 - 18:30

Breathing School

This event runs from 13:30 on Saturday until 18:30 on Sunday

Free Registration/See Payment details £0.00

These workshops are open and accessible to all ages and abilities and are particularly suitable for yoga teachers, therapists, health care professionals and anyone with an interest in exploring breathwork in more depth.

Please register your place on this course above and confirm booking by making payment for £180 by bank transfer to The Shala School of Yoga within 48-hours of booking. When making the transfer please put a reference showing 'Breathing School - Surname' detailing the surname of the person attending the training. Places are not confirmed until payment has been received.

  • Bank: Co-operative Bank
  • Account name: Shala School of Yoga
  • Account number: 68702298
  • Sort Cord: 08-92-50

We are situated on the third floor and do not have a lift. If access could be an issue for you, please contact us to discuss.


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.

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.

This course is run by The Shala School of Yoga with the following terms and conditions:

  • You may cancel a booking for a course if you give us 30 days or more notice before the course start date. In the event of cancelling, you can opt for 1) a refund to your card which incurs a £25 admin fee or 2) a credit which can be used towards another teacher training course and incurs a £10 admin fee
  • If you wish to cancel within 30 days of the start date, the fee is non-refundable unless there is a waiting list for the event and we can transfer your booking to another person. In this case, you can opt for 1) a refund to your card which incurs a £25 admin fee or 2) a credit which can be used towards another teacher training course and incurs a £10 admin fee
  • If you wish to transfer your booking to someone else, please ask that person to set up an account and then email us at to transfer the booking. Admin fee incurred is £10
  • In the event that a workshop is cancelled by the Shala School of Yoga you will be offered a refund or the option to be transferred to an alternative event