Breathwork Healer Training Level 1


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This class will be led by Nathaniel Hodder-Shipp, CADC-II, approved to teach this work by David Elliott.

This two-day training teaches the basics of breathwork and prepares attendees for the physical, mental, and emotional components of this work. This will be held in Agoura Hills.

Key Objectives:

Learning the 2-stage Pranayama breathwork technique – the foundation of this work.
Understanding how the breath is used to clear the mind and body of stuck energy and emotion.
Building a fundamental grasp of the breathwork practice in preparation for use with clients 1×1.
Practicing partner exercises to cultivate intuition and boost confidence in your gifts and skillset.
Embracing self-love as a powerful healing tool for others.
Familiarization of healing tools and practices, as developed by David Elliott
Upon completion of Breathwork Healer Training Level 1, attendees will have a fundamental understanding of the breathwork practice and be prepared to begin Breathwork Healer Training Level 2.

Learning Objectives:
Learn how to use the two-stage pranayama technique with individual clients
Identify 3 types of clients breathwork is appropriate for
Explain contraindications for the practice
List 3 key ethical considerations for applying the breathwork technique

Preparation: Please have completed reading “The Reluctant Healer” and “Healing,” two books by David Elliott. Bring a pen, paper, and an appetite for learning.

Time commitment: 15 hours 9am-4:30pm (completed over the course of one weekend)

Each Module includes a one hour lunch and a 15 minute morning break each day.

Breathwork is a proven method of unearthing and resolving trauma, regulating the nervous system, and inspire a lasting sense of well-being. This somatic practice can help your clients overcome nervous system dysregulation and experience a sense of “instant gratification” relief, often after just one session.

This course is designed for mental health professionals, clinicians and students interested in deepening their practice by learning about the benefits of breathwork in working with trauma clients.

Course meets the qualifications for 12.5 continuing education credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Breathwork for Recovery is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Breathwork for Recovery maintains all responsibility for this program/course and its content. Course Completion certificates will be awarded within 14 days of the end of the course in exchange for a completed evaluation form and passing written examination. CAMFT approved CE provider #146365.

FACILITATOR: Nathaniel Hodder-Shipp, B.Msc, CADC-II, is President and Founder of Breathwork for Recovery and has worked with this technique as a professional healer for over a decade. Using a wealth of experiential techniques with a special focus on pranayama breathwork, Nathaniel has helped thousands process trauma, disarm negative thought patterns, and maintain healthy and happy relationships with themselves and loved ones. He has proudly brought David Elliott’s technique to the forefront of trauma treatment.

To inquire about accommodations, grievance policy or certificate issuance please email Facilities and programs are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, please contact us at (801) 458-4619 to discuss how we can support you. Cancellations must be received within 10 days of the training to receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative fee. Cancellations which occur less than 10 days of the event will receive 50% refund. Refund checks will be mailed out within 10 days of the completion of the training.


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