Oxygen Advantage® Functional Breathing Instructor Training
Master the fundamentals of functional breathing techniques with renowned expert Patrick McKeown. Learn to optimize breathing for improved health and vitality.
Discover the Power of Functional Breathing with our exclusive online training from world-renowned expert Patrick McKeown.
This course equips you with unique knowledge and techniques to optimize breathing, improve sleep quality, reduce anxiety, and increase overall energy and focus.
Ideal for health professionals, sports trainers, personal coaches, and anyone eager to enhance their health and well-being.
What you’ll learn
- Introduction to the Oxygen Advantage®
- Screening for breathing pattern disorders in sports
- The relationship between breathing patterns and functional movement
- Science of respiratory physiology
- Increasing oxygen uptake during rest and physical exercise
- Nose breathing
- Nasal breathing during physical exercise
- Nasal breathing workload during physical exercise
- Exercise-induced asthma
- Addressing exercise-induced bronchoconstriction
- Improving sleep quality for focus and performance
- Exercises to stop symptoms of Asthma, Anxiety, Stress, Racing Mind and Panic Disorder
- Dealing with Long Covid
1. LEARN TO ASSESS BREATHING AND MEASURE PROGRESS.
When you know how to measure breathing, it’s easy to set the right program of breathing exercises for each client. And when you can track progress along the way, it motivates clients and informs your coaching decisions.
2. HOW TO BREATHE WHEN YOU’RE HIGHLY STRESSED.
Learn exercises to calm the breathing and relax the mind in times of stress. Discover how to bring breathing into your sports warm-up. And find out what to do when your client experiences asthma, panic attacks or hyperventilation.
3. DISCOVER WHAT YOUR NOSE CAN DO FOR YOU.
Learn an easy exercise to decongest the nose and find out how to make sure you breathe through your nose during rest, exercise, and sleep. Explore how nasal breathing benefits people with hay fever, head colds and chronic nasal congestion, and why it supports your immune system.
4. WHY REDUCED BREATHING IS THE KEY TO HEALTH.
Reduced breathing exercises anchor the mind to the breath, improving your mental focus and attention span. They train you to feel less breathless and reduce sensitivity to changes in levels of blood gases. And they normalize breathing volume for better oxygen uptake and delivery throughout the body.
5. GET TO KNOW YOUR DIAPHRAGM.
The diaphragm is your main breathing muscle. Good diaphragm function is important for slow breathing, mental calm, and optimal exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide. But it’s also essential for core strength, generating intra-abdominal pressure for postural control and spinal stabilization.
6. DISCOVER THE REMARKABLE SCIENCE OF SLOW BREATHING.
Fast breathing is a common habit — particularly in times of stress. But you can reduce stress by training your breathing to be slower, every day. Slower breathing at a scientifically proven pace optimizes breathing efficiency. It balances your nervous system and improves heart rate variability. Long-term, it builds mental and physical resilience.
7. DEFINING FUNCTIONAL BREATHING.
The Oxygen Advantage® method looks at functional breathing from three dimensions — Light, Slow and Deep — with a foundation of full-time nose breathing. In this lesson, you’ll bring all three dimensions together to get a clear picture of functional breathing and the tools to achieve it.
8. THE BENEFITS OF PATRICK MCKEOWN’S PATENTED BREATHING BELT.
Learn how to use the breathing belt to support light, slow and deep breathing. Find out how to bring awareness to breathing patterns and improve the function of the diaphragm breathing muscle — during sedentary work, during your everyday routine, and even during sleep.
9. BREATHING EXERCISES FOR FAST RESULTS.
Learn some more breathing techniques to reduce breathing volume. These exercises help bring attention to the breath. They enhance recovery after training. And they normalize breathing volume and activate the diaphragm, leading to functional breathing, even during a workout.
About your trainer
World renowned Buteyko expert and author Patrick McKeown completed his clinical training in the Buteyko Breathing Method at the Buteyko Clinic in 2002 and was accredited by the late Professor Konstantin Buteyko.
Since then Patrick has worked with thousands of children and adults worldwide, who experience breathing pattern disorders, sleep disordered breathing and anxiety. To date, he has written eight books on the subject, including Close Your Mouth, Anxiety Free: Stop Worrying and Quieten Your Mind, Asthma Free Naturally, Always Breathe Correctly, Sleep with Buteyko, The Breathing Cure, and Atomic Focus.
Patrick’s book, The Oxygen Advantage (published in over ten languages), is an extension of this work, combining simulation of high-altitude training and specifically-formulated exercises which empower athletes to improve their sports performance safely, legally and at no cost. For the first time, athletes are afforded a reliable and accurate means to measure their progress using the Body Oxygen Level Test, enabling them to address poor breathing habits; understand in simple terms how oxygen is released to working muscles; and to practice breath hold exercises that naturally increase aerobic and anaerobic capacity.
To date, Patrick has worked with some of the top athletes in the world across a variety of sports including tennis, cycling, weight lifting, American Football, MMA and track and field. Patrick’s professional memberships include Fellow of The Royal Society of Biology, and Chairman of Buteyko Professionals International (BPI).
A TEDx speaker, Patrick’s work has touched the lives of thousands and more worldwide. His work has been published by leading publishing houses including Harper Collins (UK), William Morrow Press (USA), Red Wheel Weiser (USA), Sperling & Kupfer (Italy), Kanki Publishing Inc. (Japan). Journal publications include the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, The Journal of the American Orthodontic Society and Clinical Otolaryngology.
DO I RECEIVE IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO THE COURSE PORTAL WHEN I REGISTER?
Yes, you will receive an instant login to the email you have used to place your order. Please also check your spam/ promotions folder. Your access to the course portal is for lifetime once purchased.
You can complete the required learning elements and certification at your own pace. For any problems with login to your course portal, please contact us at [email protected]
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
Functional Breathing Instructor training comprises detailed instruction in methods of optimizing breathing patterns across three dimensions for better health and exercise performance. You will study:
- The biochemical dimension — how to normalize blood carbon dioxide levels.
- The biomechanical dimension — how to improve the strength and function of the diaphragm.
- Cadence or coherent breathing — how to achieve optimal nervous system balance and blood gas exchange.
WILL THIS COURSE CERTIFY ME TO TEACH MY STUDENTS FUNCTIONAL BREATHING?
Yes. Once you have passed the multiple-choice exam, you will receive a certificate in Functional Breathing from OxygenAdvantage.com. We will add your photo, profile, and contact details to our list of instructors so that prospective clients can find you.
WHAT ARE THE COURSE OBJECTIVES?
On completion of the program, you will:
- Be able to identify dysfunctional breathing patterns
- Understand dysfunctional breathing and how it impacts sports performance and health
- Have a clear knowledge of respiratory physiology
- Be able to teach exercises to decongest the nose and establish nasal breathing
- Have the tools to deliver breathing re-education exercises and help restore physiologically normal breathing in adults
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FUNCTIONAL BREATHING AND ADVANCED OXYGEN ADVANTAGE TRAINING?
Functional Breathing Training provides certification in functional breathing during rest and physical exercise. The Advanced Instructor Training provides certification in functional breathing and simulation of altitude training (intermittent hypoxic/hypercapnic training).
The Advanced training also includes 14 hours of live Zoom tutorials with Patrick McKeown, additional study materials and the opportunity to join future live online classes for no extra cost. If you take the Functional Breathing Training and want to progress to the Advanced breath coach training in future, your initial training fee will be deducted from the Advanced training price. This means you can upgrade for just $600.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CERTIFY AS A BREATH COACH?
On average, it takes around 100 hours to watch all the online tutorials and study the materials. Most instructors pass their exam within one to three months of registration. There is no set time limit to certify.
WHAT MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED?
The training is fully online. You will find all the video learning modules in your online training portal (lifetime access as standard). You will receive a downloadable copy of the Oxygen Advantage® manual, which contains scripts you can use to teach the exercises. Once certified, you can use the Oxygen Advantage® trademarked logo and client intake form. You are also welcome to join our affiliate scheme, through which you can earn a commission on sales of Oxygen Advantage® courses and products.
IS THERE AN EXAM?
Yes. There is a multiple-choice exam that you will complete in one sitting. The exam is thorough, so set aside a couple of hours to finish. You will find the exam in your training portal.
DO I RECEIVE A PHYSICAL CERTIFICATE?
Once you have completed all your course modules and passed your exam, you will find your digital certificate in your training portal. You can download it to your computer to print and display.
DURING THE COURSE, HOW DO I REACH OUT IF I’M HAVING A PROBLEM OR WANT TO ASK A QUESTION?
Please send us an email at [email protected] to ask your question.
Price: $395 USD
This course includes
Content: 22 Modules
Skills: Level 1
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