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Oxygen Advantage® Advanced Instructor Training with Patrick McKeown

Become a certified Oxygen Advantage® Instructor through this intensive certification program with legendary breathing expert Patrick McKeown. Techniques to apply functional breathing and simulation of high altitude training for transformative health and fitness.

LIVE CLASSES 2024-2025

Register at any time, and follow the next set of Live Classes on Zoom with Patrick.

7 x 2 Hour Zoom Classes with step by step coaching with Patrick.

Classes are live at 3pm-5pm London, UK time.

Upcoming Dates:

  • 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29 November 2024
  • 17, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27 February 2025
  • 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12 June 2025
  • 30 September, 1, 2, 3, 4 October 2025


Oxygen Advantage® Functional Breathing Instructor Training

Course Description

Master the Science of Breath with Oxygen Advantage®

Developed by renowned breathing expert Patrick McKeown, this 100+ hour certification teaches you to apply safe, science-based breathing techniques to transform health and performance.

Become a certified Oxygen Advantage® Instructor, joining a global community committed to harnessing the power of breathwork.

You’ll gain in-depth knowledge of respiratory physiology, learning how to restore functional breathing and simulate altitude training for improved endurance.

With breathwork demand growing exponentially, you’ll be equipped to help a broad range of clients – from executives to pro athletes – to release their full potential.

What sets this course apart

👨‍🔬 Backed by Science: Understand the proven connection between optimized breathing patterns and wellbeing.

🧬 Expert-Led Training: Learn directly from pioneer Patrick McKeown, who has dedicated over 10,000 hours to breathing research.

🌏 Global Community: Join a network of elite instructors applying breathing techniques internationally.

What you’ll learn

Breathing Science:

  • Comprehensive anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system
  • Screening methods to identify dysfunctional breathing patterns
  • Techniques to restore nasal breathing

Elevate Health and Fitness:

  • Protocols to reduce anxiety, inflammation, insomnia
  • Methods to expand lung capacity and oxygen uptake
  • Tailored training for different sports – swimming, running, yoga, team sports

Simulate High Altitude Training:

  • How to safely increase red blood cell production
  • Improve endurance, economy, and sprint ability
  • Strengthen respiratory muscles and delay fatigue

Customized Client Support:

  • Assessments to determine baseline respiratory fitness and needs
  • Personalized breathing exercises based on health factors
  • Modifications for corporate, athletic, or therapy clients
  • OA App for daily practice


Course Curriculum

Live Online Class 1:

  • Introduction to the Oxygen Advantage®
  • Screening for breathing pattern disorders in sports
  • The relationship between breathing patterns and functional movement
  • Science of respiratory physiology

Live Online Class 2:

  • 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

Live Online Class 3:

  • BOLT (comfortable breath hold time) measurement
  • Maximum breathlessness test (MBT)
  • Intermittent hypoxic hypercapnic training (IHHT)
  • IHHT and running economy
  • IHHT and swimming
  • IHHT and running
  • IHHT and team sports

Live Online Class 4:

  • Delay the onset of lactic acid and fatigue
  • Long-term effects of breath-holding
  • Increase aerobic capacity

Live Online Class 5:

  • Pre-competition preparation
  • Oxygen Advantage® and the Wim Hof method
  • Increased creativity
  • Program based on the BOLT score, age, and state of health
  • Tailoring exercises to individuals
  • Nasal obstruction resulting in strong air hunger
  • Training format week 1 to week 4 and beyond

Live Online Class 6:

  • Heart Rate Variability
  • Weightlifting
  • Intra-abdominal pressure
  • Core control
  • Improve respiratory muscle strength
  • Teaching the Oxygen Advantage®

Live Online Class 7:

  • Get in the zone
  • Recap of course material and exercises
  • Extended Q&A

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Live Classes Schedule

Included in this course are 7 x 2 hour Live Zoom Group Coaching Sessions with Patrick (14 hours in total).

If you are in a time zone that doesn’t suit to attend the live classes, you can also watch a recording of each of the live classes instead of attending live. All recordings of past classes are available from your online training portal.

You may register for this training AT ANY TIME throughout the year and study the online class recordings OR join the next set of LIVE CLASSES BY ZOOM with Patrick.

The live classes will take you step by step through the training, both the theory and practical application, and there is time for questions and answers.

LIVE CLASSES 2024-2025


  • 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29 November 2024
  • 17, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27 February 2025
  • 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12 June 2025
  • 30 September, 1, 2, 3, 4 October 2025

About Patrick McKeown

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Patrick McKeown

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 ten books on the subject, including Close Your Mouth, Anxiety Free: Stop Worrying and Quieten Your Mind, Asthma Free Naturally, Always Breathe Correctly, Buteyko Meets Dr. Mew, Sleep with Buteyko, Atomic Focus, The Oxygen Advantage, The Breathing Cure and OA Breathing for Yoga.

Patrick’s book, The Oxygen Advantage (published in over 12 languages), combines simulation of high-altitude training and specifically formulated exercises that empower athletes to improve their sports performance safely and legally. 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 practice breath-holding 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.


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 a 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]

You will learn to identify breathing dysfunctions, understand their impact on health and performance, and teach scientifically-backed exercises and protocols to restore optimal breathing. This includes nasal breathing techniques, breathing re-education protocols, and simulation of high-altitude training exercises. You will also receive business development strategies to meet the growing worldwide demand for breathing instructors.

To become an officially certified Advanced Oxygen Advantage® Instructor, you must:

  • Complete all required learning modules and attend or watch 14 hours of live Zoom classes
  • Pass the multiple-choice exam (80% score minimum)
  • Submit 3 approved case studies

Your enrollment provides lifetime access to:

  • Online portal with extensive learning materials including videos, presentations and tutorials
  • Downloadable instructor training manual
  • 14 hours of live Zoom coaching with Patrick McKeown
  • Marketing materials for teaching clients
  • Access to instructors’ Facebook group and community
  • Ongoing refresher classes and free masterclasses

Payment is currently only accepted as full $995 USD. Please contact your bank regarding exchange rates to your local currency.


The Functional Breathing (level 1) certification focuses on functional breathing only and is a pre-recorded online course.

The Advanced (level 2) certification encompasses both Functional Breathing AND simulation of high-altitude training and includes live Zoom classes with Patrick.

You can retake the exam without limit until you successfully certify. There is no additional fee.

Reach out by email, Facebook group, or Patrick’s ongoing Zoom sessions. Further support is available via email [email protected], phone: 00353 91335536 or Online Chat.


This course includes

Content: 21 Modules

Duration: 100+ hours

Skills: Level 2

Language: English

Access: Lifetime

Certificate: Yes

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