Restorative Breathwork Foundations

with Kathleen Barratt

Approved for Yoga Alliance and IAYT CEUs

This course is eligible for 30 CE hours with Yoga Alliance and 30 CE hours with the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

In-Person Weekend Intensive February 2020

Friday, February 21, 6 pm–9 pm

Saturday, February 22, 12 pm–7 pm

Sunday, February 23, 11 am–3 pm

Facebook live Q & A Sessions with Kathleen

(Thursdays, March 5 – March 26 @ 6:00 pm ET)

Training Overview

This professional training introduces the foundational principles and practices of Restorative Breathwork. Students will learn several Restorative Breathwork sequences aimed at awakening the instinctive nature of the breath—free, uninhibited, and connected to the divine. In awakening our breath, we not only revitalize our life energies, but also open a gateway to higher consciousness and our own inner powers of healing. The training focuses on the breath’s essential role in calming the nervous system and stilling the mind. This quality of stillness reconnects us to our True Self, fostering personal transformation and spiritual awareness. Emphasis is on assisting students in acquiring a degree of personal mastery of the breath practices introduced in this training to support the development of professional skills. This empowering and transformative program creates the experiential framework for vibrant and profound experiences that will enrich a personal and professional practice for years to come.

Who is it For

This continuing education program is for Yoga & Meditation teachers, Life coaches and Mind body professionals wanting to offer Restorative Breathwork to their students and clients. It also for those who want to establish or deepen a personal breath and/or meditation practice.

Training Structure

This training combines an in-person weekend intensive with online training to provide an experiential framework for developing foundational skills in Restorative Breathwork. Our online learning platform offers four content rich modules that include instructional videos, and guided breathwork audios. Students will have access to both a private Facebook community and a discussion forum to provide support and connection with staff and fellow students. Weekly live online Q & A sessions with Kathleen offer a dynamic format for deepening understanding and skills of the practices introduced in this training.

Completion Certificate: Upon successful completion of this training students will receive a certificate of completion. This certificate also serves as a prerequisite for Restorative Breathwork Teacher Training.

Tution $595.00 Installment payments are available upon request

Pre-registration required with Kathleen

Barratt Breath Institute



Foundations of Yin Yoga & Mindfulness

TAUGHT BY Jennifer O’Sullivan


Friday evenings: 6 pm - 9 pm Saturdays: 11:30 am - 6 pm Sundays 11 am - 3:30 pm

September 20, 21, 22 October 4, 5, 6 October 18, 19, 20

Referred to as "The Quiet Practice" by its innovator Paul Grilley, Yin Yoga offers a framework for attending to the often overlooked inner realms of our body, mind, and spirit. The simple, floor-based postures, held for several minutes, provide a unique opportunity to release deeply held tension, free stagnant or blocked energy, and cultivate a peaceful quality of mind.

Taoist philosophy and the Chinese Meridian System are the keystones to the Yin Yoga approach, and each provides insight and guidance for crafting highly personalized yoga practices. The stillness of the long-held postures creates an ideal environment for practicing mindfulness methods, which train up the capacity to meet the challenges of life as they unfold.

Practitioners can use the wisdom of these methods to develop an enriching home practice, finely tuned to your individual needs. Yoga teachers will find the philosophical and energetic underpinnings of Yin Yoga to be deep wells of inspiration that can enliven your studies and teaching.

In the Foundations of Yin Yoga & Mindfulness, you will learn the essential elements of practicing and teaching this contemplative method. The extensive 50-hour course unfolds over three weekends with each one focused on a different vantage point: physical body, energy body, and mindfulness methods. In addition to lectures and posture studies, each weekend will include two Yin Yoga classes for an embodied experience of the theories behind the practice.

Learning Objectives:

Yin Yoga's history and complementary relationship to other forms of yoga

How to safely practice and teach the essential Yin Yoga poses and their variations

When and how to use props

The fundamentals of functional anatomy and how skeletal variation, biomechanics, and the Theory of Exercise help us understand what is safe and appropriate in a practice

Fascia physiology and how Yin Yoga affects this ubiquitous tissue

The basics of pain science and how to appropriately play the edge in Yin Yoga postures

Theory and application of Taoist philosophy including Yin-Yang Theory, Five Elements, and Qi

How to reference the Chinese Meridian System to craft highly personalized practices

How to use pranayama and visualizations to enhance the energetic experience in Yin postures

The Fundamentals of Buddhist mindfulness practice and how to incorporate them into Yin Yoga practice

How to use all facets of Yin Yoga to create and sustain a regular home practice

The principles of teaching Yin Yoga including sequencing, cueing, and holding the space for your students’ personal experiences


Your investment includes 42 contact hours (plus 8 non-contact hours for a total of 50 CEUs), a training manual, six sequences for use in Yin Yoga classes and home practices, and free access to Fascia 101 online anatomy course ( You will also have access to a private Facebook group to share experiences arising in your home practice, post reflections on reading and homework assignments, and ask questions that come up between sessions. $850, pre-registration with Angela required.

Current yoga teachers who wish to receive a certificate and Yoga Alliance CEUs are required to complete homework assignments, including a practice journal and a final project to be turned in after the course.

Required Reading:

“Insight Yoga” by Sarah Powers

“Mindfulness in Plain English” by Bhante Gunaratana

Suggestions for your library:

“The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga” by Bernie Clark 

“Your Body Your Yoga” by Bernie Clark

“The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English” by Bhante Gunaratana


Jennifer has been teaching in the Washington, DC area for nearly 15 years after completing her first training in 2004. She has studied with exemplary yoga teachers from a number of disciplines but is most influenced by Don and Amba Stapleton of Nosara Yoga Institute and her primary teacher Sarah Powers, one of the founding teachers of Yin Yoga. Jennifer is one of only 21 endorsed Insight Yoga teachers and is a mentor in Sarah Powers’ Insight Yoga Institute. She has also studied directly with Yin Yoga founder Paul Grilley.

As a dedicated Buddhadharma student, Jennifer regularly attends practice retreats at Bhante Gunaratana’s Bhavana Society, and she received the Five Mindfulness Trainings and her Dharma name, Peaceful Family of the Heart, from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.

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