Training | Courses

BreatheAbility International offers several courses and trainings.

For the public, we have our online breathing retraining course – BreatheAway.

For health professionals we have several levels and styles of training.


Self-help – Breathing Course

Our online breathing retraining course – BreatheAway- takes you step-by-step through the breathing retraining process. 12 video lessons, handouts, do at your own pace. 

BreatheAway – Online breathing retraining


Health Professional Courses

Learn the breathing retraining approach and techniques developed by physiotherapist and breathing educator, Tess Graham, to relieve conditions where a dysfunctional breathing pattern is characteristic and causes, aggravates or perpetuates symptoms, including asthma, anxiety disorders, and airway and sleep-breathing disorders.

These courses are for health and wellness professionals who want to develop their skills around breathing when working with their patients and clients. Clinical data1 show >90% of people experience significant relief or elimination of symptoms within 5 days of commencing a comprehensive breathing retraining program. First improvements are often seen within hours.

All our trainings are science and evidence-based and have a balance of theory, experiential learning, case studies and skill development that will have immediate clinical application.

We offer several different practitioner courses and levels of training. Up until March 2020 these were live in-person trainings, followed up with online mentoring.

In May 2020 we introduced an online training for two of our courses.

2021 Courses

Level I Breathing Retraining: Essential Breathing Skills in Clinical Practice

Enrolments are open now and close on September 15. This course is a mix of pre-recorded online video sessions, followed by live online training on the weekend of October 30 and 31.

There will be no other courses this year.


Main Course List

Essential Breathing Skills
1-day (6-hour) workshop for health and wellness practitioners to enhance their work with breath within their modality.

Designed for hospital physios, OTs, rehab & pain therapists, psychologists, neuropsychotherapists, social workers, counsellors, clinical hypnotherapists.

Breathing Retraining in Clinical Practice – Level 1
  2 -day course + mentoring program

Breathing Retraining in Clinical Practice – Level 2
 2 -day course + mentoring program

Level 1 & 2 courses are designed for health professionals wanting to implement breathing retraining into their practice, including physiotherapists, speech therapists, OMT, and airway-dental-sleep professionals.

Other Practitioner Courses

Breathing for Pregnancy Birth and Beyond
6-hr workshop

Designed for midwives, childbirth educators and physiotherapists

Better Breathing Workshop
3-hr introductory workshop on the basics of healthy breathing.

Designed for health, fitness and movement therapists (e.g. yoga, Pilates, myotherapists, exercise therapists) and singing teachers




1.Clinical data gathered 1993-2017 – Breathing retraining programs at Breathing Training Centre, Canberra ACT.


Mentoring for Health Professionals


Corporate Wellness Programs

Workplace health and productivity

Breathe | Sleep | Work | Play

This is the foundation seminar and workshop of the BreatheAbility for Health programs.  A groundbreaking, high impact presentation that can be adjusted to the needs of any group or organisation and is available in keynote, seminar and workshop formats. It is designed to enhance the sleep, health, fitness and wellbeing of participants and to improve workplace health and productivity.  LEARN MORE


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