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My review of the Academy of Breath (AOB)

Michèle Fabian

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January 20, 2023

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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.

The Academy of Breath is an 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 Ava Johanna.

Quick check before we dive in:
Could the Academy of Breath certification be 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’re 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 breathwork and meditation.

Even though AOB felt really good to me the moment I discovered it, 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 combination of powerful breathwork and meditation practices that got me hooked on AOB. I didn’t find any other program that has this unique offering. Also, I really loved the mix of scientific proof and cultural background of everything we learned. And I wanna mention that I found the content super accessible and actionable for our ‘normal’ day-to-day (as opposed to some more woo-woo style trainings out there).

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: 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 about 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 is 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 and the International Breathwork Foundation.

If you are ready to create a ripple AOB is for you.

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. 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’s 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 favorite 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.

Summary

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 ABO and that’s possible for you too.

The truly special vibe of AOB is contagious. Just 6 months after graduation I signed up for the Advanced Practitioner Training this year. Yayyyy!!! Can’t wait to go even deeper into the techniques and learn new somatic practices as well as enhance my knowledge in the field of neuroscience.

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 michele@bewell-michele.com. I’m happy to answer any of your questions.

Much love and BeWell 🤍

Michèle

P.S. If you sign-up for the Academy of Breath through my link I am giving you a FREE 60 min. 1:1 coaching session... because I just love to support my fellow wellness warriors in a deeper way!

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