Academy of Breath (AOB)

My review of the Academy of Breath (AOB)

breathwork business Jan 17, 2024

In 2022 I graduated as a Breathwork and Meditation teacher from the Academy of Breath. After having experienced the transformational power of breathwork myself after practicing for almost half a decade I wanted to learn how to share it with others. AOB was an incredibly powerful experience for me, that shaped my life and my business in many ways. So here’s a full review from my perspective about what you can expect from the foundational Training of Academy of Breath.

The Academy of Breath is a revolutionary online breathwork and meditation teacher training 

If you’re not family with the Academy of Breath, it’s an online training to become a certified breathwork and meditation instructor that blends neuroscience, spirituality, and the business of mindfulness, created by spiritual leader and global breathwork coach Ava Johanna.

Quick check before we dive in:
Is the Academy of Breath certification for you?

  • Are you looking to bring your own breathwork and meditation practice to the next level? (By the way, my guide about the benefits of breathwork may be for you.)
  • Are you excited to share your passion for breathwork, meditation, and mindfulness with others?
  • Are you a coach, mentor, or practitioner in the lifestyle, health- and wellness space and you’re looking to expand your practice?
  • Are you looking for additional tools to offer to your clients to improve their physical, mental, and emotional well-being?
  • Do you want to start your own business as a breathwork and meditation teacher?
  • Are you a lifelong learner and you are passionate to explore new ways of enhancing your mind, body, and spirit?

If you answered Yes to at least 3 of these questions definitely continue reading!



I chose the Academy of Breath because of its unique blend of science and tradition.

I got hooked on AOB the moment I discovered it.  However, I made a detailed research on the field, before committing to the program. Of course, I wanted to see what was out there. This might be as well your reason for reading my blog post right now 😉

And it was definitely the unique blend of science and tradition that made me fall in love. All the practices we learned have a traditional background but we learned a lot about the physiological effects and scientifically proven efficacy of the techniques. Also I didn’t find any other program that offers this package of breathwork mixed with meditation practices. It sparked my creativity to play around with it for myself and integrate it in various ways in my clients offerings. 

I also wanna mention that I found the content super accessible and actionable for our ‘normal’ day-to-day (so definitely not too much woo-woo).

I was surprised by the variety of practices I learned and how AOB helped me to gain confidence.

And what I got out of the 12 weeks was even so much more: Despite knowing some techniques from Yoga I was stunned by the variety of content and the teaching of Ava and Lexi: always different, always surprising. I expanded my personal practice and brought it to a new level, I gained a different perspective on the nervous system and I learned so much about teaching and sequencing. I gained a lot of confidence and found my own voice as a teacher. It’s all way beyond what I was anticipating. 

The personal support and community are what really makes Academy of Breath stand out in the crowd!

And I would have never expected that I would get so much support! The office hours and also small group mentorships that were offered were tremendous. I love this collective,  AOB is a really special community with a sheer magnetising energy. You just cannot not take something away for yourself and you will for sure meet new friends!

I don’t want to forget to mention that AOB is recognised by the Yoga Alliance (CE for RYTs) and the International Breathwork Foundation.

If you want to make a difference in your business: choose Breathwork

I’m beyond excited to bring these powerful practices into the world as I integrate them into my coaching and make them accessible to as many people as possible. Our crazy and busy world needs it more than ever right now. 

Breathwork has been a serious catalyst for my business. I started seeing a big shift in demand when I started putting breathwork at the forefront of my offering. Breathwork is gaining significant popularity in the health and wellness sector right now. It’s coming more and more into the awareness of the mainstream because of increased focus on mental health and the scientific support out there. People are curious to learn and explore. 

I would recommend AOB to anyone who would love to deepen their own practice of breathwork and meditation and become part of the ripple effect to share these transformational tools with the world.

In case you’re interested, here are a few examples of how I integrate breathwork and meditation in my practice as a holistic life + well-being coach:

  • I teach different breathing techniques or patterns in my group programs and 1:1s to help my clients manage stress, improve focus, or induce relaxation. Breathwork can be a powerful tool for managing emotions and finding inner peace. If you want to experience my favourite breathwork practice, get my audio guides here for FREE.
  • I incorporate meditation and mindfulness practices into coaching sessions. Meditation and mindfulness can help us become more present and aware, and I use these practices to help my clients gain clarity and focus.
  • I provide guidance and support to my clients as they integrate breathwork and meditation into their daily routines to improve their overall well-being.
  • I use breathwork and meditation as part of longer programs. Along with other tools and strategies, they become a part of the overall plan to help my clients achieve their goals and make sustainable shifts in their lives.

My little guide about the benefits of breathwork may also interest you.

Evolution on so many levels

AOB was an incredibly powerful experience for me, that shaped my life and my business in many ways. I was able to expand my own practice, deepen my understanding of the nervous system and improve the way I lead myself and hold space for others.

I am able to offer something truly unique to my clients through the combination of coaching and the tools I learned at AOB and that’s possible for you too. 

The truly special vibe of AOB is contagious. Being in Ava’s and Lexi’s community I keep on growing and learning. In 2023 I took it up a notch and also went through the Advanced Practitioner Training - one of the best things I’ve done for myself, ever. I loved going deeper into the techniques, learning new somatic practices as well as enhancing my knowledge in the field of neuroscience. If you have any questions about the Advanced Practitioner Training, don’t hesitate to ask.

Learn more about AOB on the Academy of Breath website. And don't hesitate to reach out if you still have some burning questions about AOB.

Feel free to shoot me a message at [email protected]. I’m happy to answer any of your questions.

Much love and BeWell 🤍


P.S. If you choose to sign-up for the Academy of Breath through my link I will receive a small commission form your purchase. I’m a partner and affiliate for the Academy of Breath because I absolutely loooooove what they do and the impact they made on my life,  and I know it can benefit so many of my community.

I love to support my fellow wellness warriors in a deeper way and help bring these practices into the world 💜 

As an energy exchange, I will give you an exclusive AOB Integration Mentorship Call with me (60 Min 1:1 via Zoom) as a BONUS to support you during or after your training to integrate what you learned into your personal routine and business. 

*This review was initially posted in January 2023 and extended in January 2024.