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Complete ‘Live’ Advanced Oxygen Advantage® Instructor Training

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Next Live Training:

27 July–14 August 2020

8am–10am Los Angeles

11am–1pm New York

4pm–6pm London

Direct Live Tuition with Oxygen Advantage® Creator, Patrick McKeown Limited Places Available

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Why Choose 'Live' Advanced Oxygen Advantage® Instructor Training?

The ‘Live’ Advanced Instructor Training is our most comprehensive Oxygen Advantage® Program. As a coach, therapist, or health professional, whatever your background, this training will give you:

  • The COMPLETE skill set necessary to achieve and maintain health and performance transformations for your clients
  • The unique chance to LEARN DIRECTLY from breathing expert Patrick McKeown in a ‘live’ class setting
  • Tools that WILL enhance your own personal and professional potential
  • The satisfaction that comes from seeing your clients and students achieve MEASURABLE RESULTS
  • An in-depth understanding of the tools, tactics and strategies required to TAILOR EACH CLIENT EXPERIENCE

 

If you have already registered for our Functional Breathing (Level 1) training, there’s good news… The cost of your training is deducted from the fee for the Advanced Live training, so you can join for an investment of just 600 US Dollars. Please contact us at info@oxygenadvantage.com to arrange this discount when registering.

Potential: the ability to develop, achieve, or succeed

Become a Complete Oxygen Advantage® Instructor Investment: $995

For a one-off investment of $995, you will receive over 100 hours’ worth of study material comprising:

  • Online pre-recorded video tutorials with Patrick McKeown exploring the complete theory and practice of the Oxygen Advantage® Program
  • Hard and soft copies of the instructor training manual and the athletes’ manual, both written by Patrick McKeown
  • Access to fourteen hours of live online classes with Patrick, covering topics including sleep, stress and anxiety (value $1,400)
  • Marketing images, logos and designs to use on your own website, and the tools to teach the program to your clients
  • The chance to join a global network of instructors (35 countries and fast growing)

 

To register, simply complete the form and make payment. You will receive an email confirmation giving you immediate access to the instructor training portal where you can begin studying straight away.

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Become an Advanced Oxygen Advantage® Instructor

What’s Involved?

You will learn to teach scientifically proven protocols and breathing exercises that will help your clients become fitter, healthier and stronger, and improve their recovery time after injury. No previous knowledge or experience in breathwork is necessary. It’s easy to complete the course from the comfort of your own home in just a few weeks.

14 Hours of Live Online Instructor Training with Patrick McKeown – Worth $1400

Discover everything that Patrick has learned from his nearly 20 years of research and coaching. Gain an in-depth understanding of his work with top experts. Learn the method that has secured him a place as a leading international breathwork specialist… and understand the techniques he uses every day with some of the world’s top athletes. Whether it’s Olympic medalists, professional soccer players, elite runners, MMA fighters, weightlifters, “weekend warriors”, diabetics or dieters, Patrick has helped a wide range of persons to improve their health, performance and quality of life.

Your “live” interactive classes take place via Zoom. All classes are recorded and uploaded to an online training portal for lifetime access, along with a wealth of learning materials for you to study in your own time. The classes are limited in size to ensure that you get full value.

Register Today – Lifetime Access Guaranteed Your Investment: 995 US Dollars

How can I use the training?

The Oxygen Advantage® Program is based on the two pillars of Functional Breathing and Simulation of High Altitude Training.

Functional Breathing has been proven to help with:

  • Overall health
  • Exercise performance and stamina
  • Breathing during Yoga
  • Lower back pain, posture and core muscle strength
  • PTSD, anxiety, depression and panic disorder
  • High stress and mental agitation
  • Energy, focus and concentration
  • Insomnia and snoring
  • Fatigue and mood
  • Rhinitis (stuffy nose and hay fever)
  • Asthma and exercise-induced bronchoconstriction
  • Diabetes and epilepsy control
  • Depression and anxiety in people with comorbid conditions like bipolar disorder, that prevent the use of anti-depressant medication

High Altitude Simulation Breathing Exercises have been proven to:

  • Delay the onset of fatigue and lactic acid
  • Improve repeated sprint ability for team sports such as rugby and football
  • Improve respiratory muscle strength
  • Improve aerobic capacity
  • Increase production of EPO (erythropoietin) safely and legally
  • Improve running economy and run time
  • Improve swimming performance
  • Reduce oxidative stress

Testimonials

Upcoming course dates:
Monday July 27 to August 14, 2020

LIVE ONLINE CLASS 1: MON 27 JULY 2020 (8AM-10AM LOS ANGELES, 11AM-1PM NEW YORK, 4PM-6PM LONDON, UK)

Topics:

  • Screening for breathing pattern disorders in sports
  • The relationship between breathing patterns and functional movement
  • Science of respiratory physiology
  • Increasing oxygen uptake during physical exercise
  • Practical demonstration of Breathe Light

LIVE ONLINE CLASS 2: TUES 28 JULY 2020 (8AM-10AM LOS ANGELES, 11AM-1PM NEW YORK, 4PM-6PM LONDON, UK):

Topics:

  • Increasing oxygen uptake during physical exercise
  • Nasal versus oral breathing during exercise
  • In-depth examination of each Oxygen Advantage® breathing exercise
  • Addressing exercise induced asthma
  • Improving sleep quality for focus and performance

LIVE ONLINE CLASS 3: WED 29 JULY 2020 (8AM-10AM LOS ANGELES, 11AM-1PM NEW YORK, 4PM-6PM LONDON, UK)

Topics:

  • Carbon dioxide and how it impacts breathlessness during exercise
  • Reducing the ventilatory response to carbon dioxide
  • Ventilatory response to CO2 and VO2 max
  • Practical: One-hour Oxygen Advantage® breathing workout

LIVE ONLINE CLASS 4: TUES 4 AUGUST 2020 (8AM-10AM LOS ANGELES, 11AM-1PM NEW YORK, 4PM-6PM LONDON, UK)

Topics:

  • Simulate high altitude training (intermittent hypoxic/hypercapnic training)
  • Increase aerobic capacity (EPO, spleen contraction)
  • Delay the onset of lactic acid and fatigue (improved buffering capacity)
  • Benefits of OA training for running, swimming, cycling, team sports
  • Practical: One-hour Oxygen Advantage® breathing workout

LIVE ONLINE CLASS 5: WED 5 AUGUST 2020 (8AM-10AM LOS ANGELES, 11AM-1PM NEW YORK, 4PM-6PM LONDON, UK)

Topics:

  • Pre-competition preparation
  • Oxygen Advantage® and Wim Hof Method
  • Teaching Oxygen Advantage® breathing exercises
  • Tailoring exercises to individual athletes
  • Practical: One-hour Oxygen Advantage® breathing workout

LIVE ONLINE CLASS 6: THURS 6 AUGUST 2020 (8AM-10AM LOS ANGELES, 11AM-1PM NEW YORK, 4PM-6PM LONDON, UK)

Topics:

  • Slow breathing and heart rate variability (HRV)
  • Weightlifting and breath holding
  • Intra-abdominal pressure and core strength
  • Intra-abdominal pressure and core strength
  • Teaching the Oxygen Advantage®: One-hour workout
  • Practical: One-hour Oxygen Advantage® breathing workout

LIVE ONLINE CLASS 7:  FRI 14 AUGUST 2020 (8AM-10AM LOS ANGELES, 11AM-1PM NEW YORK, 4PM-6PM LONDON, UK)

Topics:

  • Marketing the Oxygen Advantage®
  • Business Matters
  • Practical: Oxygen Advantage® breathing workout

why invest in breath training?

If you’re reading this page, the chances are you’re already more than a little bit interested in the breath and what it can do for you. You may already have completed our Functional Breathing (Level 1) Training and want to deepen your knowledge and practice. Perhaps you’ve read an article or book about the breath and want to learn practical ways to apply the science. Or, since the topic is currently trending, maybe you’ve been asked questions by your clients that you don’t know how to fully answer…

Functional breathing is a vital missing link in fitness, health and quality of life. It is cost-effective, suitable for everyone and has almost endless applications, without the need for any costly equipment. Yet most people are unaware that the breath can be trained. If your energy is low, you might consider taking supplements, changing your diet, drinking more water or pushing yourself to work harder rather than exploring how breathing, sleep and mental stress may be affecting your body. That’s a lot of money, time and effort when the answer is quite literally under your nose.

Some more facts about breathing:

Breathing is our first and most fundamental motor pattern. Every single person carries the breath with them every single day. Yet a surprising proportion of people have breathing pattern disorders, sleep-disordered breathing and a poor understanding of the breath. While you might appreciate why elite athletes or corporate high-fliers could find breath training useful, it may be less obvious exactly how far reaching the applications are, and how you can apply them to your work. There are some interesting facts about breathing on our Functional Breathing page, but let’s look again at why functional breathing training is relevant for everyone:

  • Breath retraining can be used in sport and endurance, and as a primary or adjunct therapy for physical and mental health conditions including anxiety, panic disorder, depression, sleep apnea, insomnia, hypertension, diabetes, epilepsy, childhood development, behavioral disorders, asthma, menopause, headache, back pain, chronic pain conditions and even some medically unexplained symptoms.
  • The way you breathe influences how your body processes oxygen. Unhealthy breathing can reduce the amount of oxygen that is released from the lungs to the blood, and from the blood to the tissues and cells.
  • Carbon dioxide is not just a waste gas. In fact, it provides the primary stimulus to breathe and plays an important role in the dilation of blood vessels. When you ignore the importance of CO2 in favor of oxygen, you actually prevent the body from properly oxygenating.
  • A low sensitivity to CO2 is beneficial for general health and for sporting performance. Studies have shown that this lower sensitivity is one of the things that separates outstanding endurance athletes from the competition (McGurk et al., 1995). If this sounds complicated, don’t worry. You’ll soon understand what it means and how to apply it.
  • Mouth breathing can restrict the airways, even when you breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. Despite what many sports coaches and meditation teachers will tell you, it is not a good idea to breathe like this. Scientists have proven that it causes the nose to become 200 percent more congested than when breathing is only through the nostrils (Strohl et al., 1992).
  • Many methods used by clinicians to screen for dysfunctional breathing are ineffective and return inaccurate results (Kiesel et al., 2017).
  • Women who suffer premenstrual syndrome (PMS) are actually experiencing imbalances of blood gases due to cyclical hyperventilation. This means that the breath can be used to alleviate this debilitating condition (Chaitow, 2012/Ott et al., 2006).
  • Slow breathing can help in the treatment of insomnia. Scientists believe it represents a better long-term solution than the over-prescription of hypnotic drugs (Ravinder et al., 2019).
  • Asthma is very common in elite endurance athletes. A Swedish study of 38,603 adults who were participating in endurance competitions reported that 12 percent had asthma – a far higher figure than the 4.3 percent of 18 to 45-year-olds worldwide reported by the Global Asthma Report 2018 (Näsman et al., 2018).
  • A significant number of unrelated studies have drawn the conclusion that a breathing rate of six breaths per minute activates the ‘rest and digest’ branch of the autonomic nervous system via the vagus nerve and provides the best conditions for lung health, oxygenation, heart health, resilience and healthy blood pressure (Russo et al., 2017).
  • The diaphragm is the main breathing muscle, and it’s also vital for postural control. When you breathe in, the diaphragm descends, and a positive pressure is generated in the abdomen. This ‘intra-abdominal pressure’ acts like an inflated balloon, stabilizing the spine and the pelvis (Key, 2013). This is really important for functional movement, for understanding the core, and for injury prevention.
  • It is possible to simulate high altitude training with the use of breath holding exercises. Training in this way can produce better aerobic and anaerobic capacity, allowing the body to stimulate anaerobic glycolysis (the process by which blood sugar is broken down to form energy-giving lactose), improving the strength of the breathing muscles and tolerance to breathlessness and reducing the ventilatory response to hypercapnia and hypoxia. It gives increased VO2 max and produces better running economy, better repeated sprint ability for team sports and better-sustained fitness during rest or injury.

Join our growing international team and provide your clients and students with a comprehensive breathing program. We will supply you with all of the knowledge that you need to become a fully certified Advanced Oxygen Advantage® Instructor from the comfort of your own home.

Patrick McKeown BA, MA, is considered to be one of the foremost teachers of functional breathing. He has authored eight books, is published in 14 languages and has taught breathing for mind, body and sports since 2002. He has worked with more than 7,000 clients from children to elderly, from the most unwell to elite athletes. He has channeled a wealth of experience, expertise and passion into the delivery of this simple, easy to follow training, in order to share his approach with others, so that many more people can enjoy better health, performance and quality of life.

“When I was a young child, I suffered from asthma, tightness in my chest and constant wheezing. My nose was always congested, and so I learned to breathe through my mouth. This caused me to snore and sometimes even suffer sleep apnea at night. Things worsened during my teens and early twenties. I remember feeling tired all the time, and I struggled at school and university. No matter how hard I worked, my grades were only ever average. In 1994, I underwent nasal surgery, but there was no follow-up or information about how to restore nasal breathing, and so my breathing problems didn’t improve at all.

What I didn’t realize at the time was that my dysfunctional breathing was limiting the amount of oxygen that reached my brain on an ongoing basis. This caused me to experience tension, fatigue, stress and constant over-thinking. Eventually, my intake of asthma medication increased to the point that I ended up in hospital. I desperately needed help.

As luck would have it, in 1998 I chanced upon a newspaper article about the work of Dr. Konstantin Buteyko. His breathing method was fairly unknown at the time, but I do remember the newspaper piece contained instructions for an exercise to unblock the nose using a breath holding technique. I tried it, and it worked. In fact, it made such an impression that I made the switch to nasal breathing full time. I also made an effort to breathe more slowly, and to normalize my breathing volume. Within just a few days, I began to notice I had significantly more energy, my head felt clearer, my sleep was more restful, and I didn’t need to struggle to breathe. The changes I felt were so marked that I was inspired to find out more about the Buteyko Method, and to focus my new-found energy sharing it with other people. I received accreditation from Dr. Buteyko in 2002 and ever since then have worked with the breath, devising my own methods and applications in the Oxygen Advantage®.

Now in my mid forties, my health, focus and quality of life are unrecognizably better than they were in my teens. I’ve turned my entire life around simply by learning functional breathing techniques, and that’s why I am so passionate about teaching others to do the same.”

About Patrick

Based in Galway, Ireland, Patrick was educated at Trinity College Dublin and completed his clinical training in Russia in 2002. He is breathing adviser to Laird Hamilton’s XPT, Fellow of The Royal Society of Biology and published by international medical journals and leading book publishers. A TEDx …. Patrick’s work has… …touched the lives of thousands worldwide.

Patrick’s latest book, The Oxygen Advantage (published in fourteen languages), combines specially formulated techniques to reduce breathlessness during physical exercise, increase oxygen delivery to the brain, improve sleep and concentration, and retain focus under stress.
Patrick has worked with elite military Special Forces, SWAT, Olympic coaches and athletes, and with 173 trained instructors worldwide, Oxygen Advantage® is recognized as a foremost authority in breathing for exercise performance and sleep.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What does the Complete Advanced Oxygen Advantage® Live Training provide?

The training comprises detailed instruction in all of the Oxygen Advantage® exercises and methods. You will learn how to put the theory into practice. You will receive all of the video modules, hard and soft copies of the instructor and athletes’ manuals, fourteen hours of live coaching with Patrick via Zoom and lifetime access to the training portal where you can revisit any of the material in your own time. As an added bonus, once you have completed the course, you are also welcome to sign up for any future training sessions in order to refresh your skills.

Will this course certify me to teach the Oxygen Advantage®?

Yes, you will be fully certified to teach the entire Oxygen Advantage® Program to your clients, students and athletes. This certification is for life with no need for renewal of training. You are however, encouraged to join our regular live Zoom classes with Patrick as a refresher should you require.

What are the course objectives?

The Oxygen Advantage® Program is based on the two pillars of Functional Breathing and Simulation of High Altitude Training. During this training you will learn the in depth theory and practice of both.

What materials are provided?

You receive instant lifetime access to our complete advanced online training portal for instructors, with video teaching modules, recording of your live classes with Patrick, supporting online research library and downloadable PDF of training manuals. You also receive a hard copy of the manuals by post.

Is there an exam?

Yes, you are required to pass an online exam following your study. This exam is multiple choice answer. It can be completed and saved in stages. Also, if you do not pass the first time, you may try again until you successfully pass. In addition to the online exam, you are also required to submit 3 case studies (template and instructions provided). You will be required to teach the method to 3 clients (can be existing clients, friends or family) over a period of 3 weeks and submit written reports of results. The exam and case studies template are located on the training portal under ‘Exam & Case Studies’.

Do I receive a physical certificate?

Upon successful completion of online exam and case studies, you will receive a digital certificate. Your profile as a certified Advanced Instructor will also be added to our website for your location.

Is there follow up support?

Throughout the training support is available to you via email (info@oxygenadvantage.com) where Patrick or a member of his team will answer your questions. You may also pose questions during the live classes via Zoom with Patrick (messaging facility) and receive answers in real time. You will be invited to join our closed members group on Facebook for OA Instructors and can also join the conversation there. Lastly, you will be added to our instructors’ mailing list and will receive regular updates from Patrick via email.

During the course, how do I reach out if I’m having a problem or want to ask a question?

During the training, please contact our team at info@oxygenadvantage.com if you have any queries.

What is the difference between Functional Breathing (Level 1) Training and Live Advanced Oxygen Advantage® Instructor Training?

Functional Breathing (Level 1) Training comprises pillar 1 of the Oxygen Advantage® Training. Advanced Live Instructor Training comprises both Functional Breathing and Simulation of High Altitude Training (both pillars of the Oxygen Advantage® Program). In addition, our Advanced Live Training includes 14 hours of live classes via Zoom with Patrick, offering the opportunity to receive direct coaching and training with Patrick in a small online group.

I want to start with Functional Breathing (Level 1) Training but may decide to upskill with the Advanced Live Training in the future. Do I have to pay the full course fee for both?

No, you will not have to pay twice. If you decide to start with Functional Breathing training (Level 1) and initially pay $395, when you wish to register for the Advanced Instructor Training, email us at info@oxygenadvantage.com and we will deduct $395 from the Advanced Training fee of $995. Please contact us to arrange this.

Taking the training

The live aspect of the Advanced Oxygen Advantage® Instructor training consists of seven two-hour live Zoom classes with Patrick. Places on this course are strictly limited to ensure the best learning experience, so there are plenty of opportunities during the live classes to interact with Patrick, ask questions or clarify instruction.

NB: If you miss a live class, you may still access the recording of it on your training portal. We understand that class times may not suit all time zones. All live classes are recorded and uploaded in a timely fashion to your online training portal for replay in your own time. This feature is also really useful if you attended a previous training but wish to cover the information again. View and study the lessons as many times as you want in your own time.

Bonus Feature

Once you have completed your Live training, you may also automatically attend any future online training sessions free of charge to refresh your skills

The Theory module covers topics including:

  • The advantages of nasal breathing during rest and physical exercise
  • Breathing efficiency
  • The science of measuring and reducing breathlessness
  • How to improve VO2 max
  • Intermittent hypoxia training (IHT) and its effect on running economy
  • EPO
  • Hypercapnic/hypoxic training
  • How to delay the onset of lactic acid and fatigue
  • Long term effects
  • Breath holding in practice
  • Pre-match preparation

In order to successfully certify you will need to pass the online exam. The exam entry fee and certification is included in the overall cost of the program, which also features lifetime access to the Oxygen Advantage® training portal and to recordings of your live classes.

If you are new to breathwork, you may like to start with Functional Breathing (Level 1) Training while you explore the possibilities in your coaching practice. If you decide to proceed to the Advanced Instructor Training after completing Functional Breathing (Level 1) Training, we simply deduct your initial investment from the Live course fee so you aren’t paying twice. And if you want to dive straight in at the deep end, you can do that too with our Complete Advanced Live Instructor Training. As with Functional Breathing (Level 1) Training, there are no prerequisites for registration except for an appetite for learning and a strong desire to excel. And if you’ve read this far, both of those are pretty much a given!

What’s more, the benefits don’t end once you’ve finished the course. As a certified Advanced Oxygen Advantage® instructor your investment of $995 ensures you receive:

  • Full use of the Oxygen Advantage® royalty free images, marketing materials and logos
  • Personal Profile Listing as a certified instructor on the OxygenAdvantage.com website so that clients can find you, and the option to list your upcoming trainings on your profile. In addition we will refer clients who contact us looking for a certified instructor in your area.
  • Trademark status for the name “Oxygen Advantage®” in Europe, North America and Australia when teaching the Oxygen Advantage® (in order that the original breathing exercises are taught in a safe and effective way, the Oxygen Advantage® Program can only be taught by Oxygen Advantage® certified instructors)
  • Ongoing individual follow-up support with Patrick McKeown via email and Facebook
  • Membership of our members only Oxygen Advantage® Instructors Facebook Group where you can ask for feedback, connect with other instructors and share information and ideas
  • And don’t forget, you have lifetime access to your training portal, AND the additional bonus of being able to sign up for any future Live training classes if you want to refresh your knowledge and skills!

How can I apply the training in my professional life?

Once you’ve passed the exam, it’s up to you how you use the training. You may discover that this course is the missing link that takes your fitness business to the next level, or you might find that breathing training becomes the focal point for your work with corporate or mental health clients. Once you have the knowledge, you can apply it to your students or clients, your area of interest, and your own life. The possibilities are almost endless.
There are currently 200+ instructors worldwide, from a wide variety of backgrounds including Pilates, Yoga, Strength & Conditioning, Sports Coaching (all sports), Personal Training, Buteyko Breathing, Professional Athleticism, Wim Hof Method, ChiRunning, and more.

Some instructors teach the Oxygen Advantage® Program as a standalone breathing class, while others integrate the program into their existing practice. You may choose to offer breathing retraining classes to help people with asthma, stress and sleep disorders, or workshops exploring the concepts of light, slow and deep breathing for yoga asana practice. The Oxygen Advantage® is a program that can be incorporated into most settings in which the instructor wishes to optimize breathing to improve mental health, sleep quality, respiration and exercise performance.

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