Join our 12-week online certification to learn the science & philosophy behind the breath.
We are revolutionizing the breathwork industry by bridging the gap between science and spirituality and empowering more leaders across all industries to become more conscious and connected to the potential of their breath.
It is about more than just relieving stress and anxiety. Even though our society is experiencing more stress, distractions, and distance from our divine connection than ever, the tools you will learn in The Academy of Breath will show you how to walk through life with purpose and passion while creating a greater connection to yourself and those around you.
Students will learn both calming and energizing yogic pranayama techniques, mindfulness meditation, guided visualization meditation, mantra meditation, and the craft of sequencing to boost your confidence in teaching and bringing these healing modalities to the world.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Build confidence in your voice as a facilitator while guiding your students and clients through various breathwork & meditation techniques.
Learn both the science and spiritual lineage behind these ancient tools so students and clients understand the impact they are making on the mind, body and soul.
Deepen your core offering as a healer, teacher or coach by including breathwork and meditation healing sessions for your clients and students.
Build integrity as a leader, create safe containers for healing, and speak to various experiences your students may have practicing breathwork and meditation.
6 weeks of live calls with Ava & a supportive community practicing, teaching, and learning how to facilitate breathwork and meditation.
Receive meditation and breathwork scripts and sequencing + learn the formula of constructing your own meditation scripts.
Get lifetime access to 15+ hours of bonus modules on breathwork and meditation, building your wellness business, and a network of teachers across the globe.
Upon completion, you will be certified to teach meditation and breathwork. You will have access to quarterly alumni calls to receive lifetime support.
Our alumni give our small group breakout sessions a 10/10 MUST-EXPERIENCE because of the relationships formed, the confidence built, and the safety felt to be fully-expressed and held through all seasons of life during your 3 month experience inside of The Academy of Breath. Nothing is off the table in these sessions, come as you are, receive the support you desire, and go deep with your cohort in ways other communities just simply don’t offer.
We know through science & research that everyday breathwork creates long lasting transformation whereas other more intense techniques don’t meet the mark in mental, emotional, and physical healing and transformation.
Backed by science, you will learn 12 calming and energizing practices that can be layered together for short and long Breath Journey’s in one-on-one and group settings, both online and in-person.
Associations Recognizing The Academy of Breath™:
Founder and Lead Trainer
Ava Johanna is an international breathwork and meditation instructor and founder of The Academy of Breath. She is sought after for her expertise in teaching everyone from celebrities to CEOs to stay-at-home moms how to take ancient practices into the modern world to enhance their spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical states.
Ava Johanna built The Academy of Breath after years of research and experience facilitating across Southern California and seeing a massive gap in the accessibility and ease of how breathwork was being shared.
Ava has been featured as the go-to breathwork instructor with top brands like Alo Yoga, Bandier, and mindbodygreen for her fresh take on ancient practices.
From bringing breathwork to festivals, retreats, fitness classes and the online space, it’s no wonder Wanderlust listed Ava as one of 35 under 35 in the Wellness Industry to Watch. The Academy of Breath has taken the world by storm and has no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Integration Mentor + Trainer
Lexi Rodriguez is a meditation & breathwork teacher, energetic embodiment coach, & fitness instructor who integrates movement, breathwork & energy work into all of her offerings.
She began doing work in the wellness space as a fitness instructor & quickly began to feel that if her students were going to see the transformation they truly desired they were going to have to observe their wellness practice from a mind, body, soul perspective.
On a personal level breathwork & meditation has completely heightened Lexi's ability to align with her self expression while healing her inner world. With that being said she had no other choice than to step into the co-facilitator role with The Academy of Breath™ & the beautiful Ava Johanna.
After experiencing the first cohort as a student & shortly after being able to creatively prescribe breathwork & meditation as the best medicine to empower her community it was a no-brainer that she begin working with other future world changers in the universe. AOB has the best of the best & she's proud to be a part of the family.
Live weekly calls occur Thursdays at 10am PST. After the live calls, you will receive instant access to the bonus recorded modules for Week's 7-12. Throughout your entire 3-month journey, you will have small group breakout sessions and monthly integration calls to continue supporting your connection to the practices and receive intimate support. All live calls are recorded if you are unable to attend in real time and you will receive lifetime access to the course materials.
Yes! The Academy of Breath™ is meant to expand your core offering. Whether you are a yoga teacher or a life coach, upon completing the twelve week program and submitting all necessary documents, you will receive a certificate of completion valid with the International Breathwork Foundation and Yoga Alliance.
All levels are welcome! We will be covering a range of techniques, proper breath control, and meditation styles. Please be aware that you will be encouraged to commit to a daily practice throughout the duration of the program.
Attending live calls is encouraged, but you will receive lifetime access to all of the calls and the course material. In order to receive the certificate of completion for teaching, you must watch all the calls (live or recorded) and submit a 5-10-minute long mock sequence. If you do not plan to teach, no video is necessary.
Yes! Upon graduating the Academy of Breath™ and fulfilling all requirements, you will receive 34 non-contact CE credits through Yoga Alliance. We are also recognized by the International Breathwork Foundation.
The Academy of Breath™ is made accessible with either a pay in full option of $ 2500 or flexible payment plan of $520 split over the course of 5 months. The entire tuition must be paid in order to receive your certification. We offer one full scholarship and partial scholarships here.
No! While The Academy of Breath™ equips you with the tools and technique to teach breathwork and meditation in a 1:1 or group setting, you do not need to be a teacher or coach to join.
The intention is to create more teachers AND to empower students to deepen their own practice with more knowledge, techniques and resources.