At this time of huge collective and individual change and transformation, more than ever our world needs highly attuned, skilled somatic breathwork and trauma release professionals. Over the last 10+ years of training more than 1,000 practitioners worldwide, we have honed the BioDynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release System® (BBTRS®) Training to become the leading and most comprehensive breathwork & trauma release practitioner training available on the market.
BBTRS® is changing lives around the globe – day by day – creating true breakthroughs and deep transformations. The work starts at the core level of the nervous system and then deepens into an open heart space; from there, we connect with life more fully, freely & authentically. At this pivotal time in the history of humanity, we have a unique chance to evolve and lift ourselves and others into healthier, happier and more empowered versions of ourselves. The greater harmony and balance we want to see in this world starts from deep within each single one of us – we all need to embody the changes we want to see in this world!
The Man Behind BBTRS
BBTRS creator Giten Tonkov shares a mastery of body-oriented therapies that has evolved from more than 25 years of learning, exploration, and work with thousands of clients. A Licensed Massage Therapist and certified Breath & Body Oriented Therapist, he developed BBTRS on a years-long personal journey of recovering his own body, which carried the impact of a childhood accident. His body “remembered” the accident in ways his mind did not, and the suffering was trapped within him. Throughout many years of working with different bodywork, movement, and meditation techniques, he identified a series of tools that came together into a single practice that he has been sharing with thousands across the world for more than 10 years now.
Giten documented this work, and its origins, in Feel to Heal: Releasing Trauma Through Body Awareness and Breathwork Practice.
Are you looking for a real shift in your professional and/or personal life, a revolutionary toolbox to help release old patterns, traumas & long-held physical, mental and emotional tension?
Are you ready to step into greater leadership and to be a light for yourself, for others and for this world during these extraordinary times of change and transformation?
Then this training is for you!
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BBTRS® Training Routes
We offer two flexible professional training routes, enabling you either to study exclusively from home or combine home study with our life-changing, in-person training workshops—depending on whether you intend to work with this modality exclusively in the virtual space or whether you want to offer hands-on, in-person client work.
The primary mode of delivery for the BBTRS Practitioner Training is online and everyone has to complete the 7-month Online Course that certifies you to give online 1:1 BBTRS sessions. If you wish to also practice BBTRS in its original 1:1 hands-on, in-person format, then attendance at two 8- or 11-day BBTRS training workshops is required. These can be completed at any of our beautiful worldwide locations.
Both routes are fully experiential, meaning that you will receive many guided individual and group BBTRS sessions and also learn how to give sessions. In either route—virtual or in-person—you will practice on other students, clients, family, or friends as part of your certification.
Online BBTRS Certification Training
260 hrs Online Course + 35 documented practice sessions, taught in 3 modules over 7-8 months
Foundations (approx 90 hrs over 9 weeks)
The foundational module is fully experiential in nature and designed to familiarize you with all aspects of breathing and breathwork, the fundamental principles of BBTRS, what causes trauma and how it is stored in the body and affects the nervous system. You will get to know your facilitators, mentors and fellow students and, of course, yourself through a series of Zoom live teaching sessions (3×2-day units on weekends @ 5 hrs/day), group sharings and Q&A sessions with the team and student family, individual and group breathwork sessions and a 21-day meditation challenge. Teaching materials include video contents, 2 x webinars, BBTRS student manual & Giten’s best-selling e-book ‘Feel to Heal’.
- Foundations of Breathwork
- Anatomy & Physiology of Breath
- Understanding Trauma & The Nervous System
- The 6 elements of BBTRS & Contraindications
- Felt Sense, Resourcing, Pendulation & Titration
- 4 levels of (self-)touch
- OSHO Active Meditations
- Guided group breathwork sessions
- How to set up a 1:1 Online BBTRS session
- Individual BBTRS sessions with mentors
The 7 Belts of Tension (approx 120 hrs over 16 weeks)
The second module covers the fundamental psychosomatic theories of Wilhelm Reich, the founding father of body-based psychotherapy, and their applications for BBTRS. We will look at the model of 5 Body Types & Character Structures and how trauma and tension is stored in 7 “belts” of tension, specific areas in the body which roughly correlate to the chakras. You will deeply explore your own body through each belt, using breath and self-bodywork techniques, and learn how to guide others safely through the process of identifying and releasing trauma by giving and receiving 1:1 Online BBTRS sessions. Module 2 is delivered via 6 x 1-2-day weekend teaching units on Zoom (@6 hrs/day), 2 x webinars, 9 x Group/Student Family meetings
- Reichian Body Types & Character Structures
- Developmental Trauma
- 7 Belts of Tension
- Self-bodywork techniques for trauma release
- Conscious movement & Unwinding
- 1:1 Session exchanges with other students
- Regular group sharings and Q&A sessions with team and student family
- 21-day meditation challenge
- Individual BBTRS sessions with mentors
Bringing it all together (approx 50 hrs over up to 8 weeks)
In the final module, you will hone and fine-tune your skills to set yourself up as a professional BBTRS Online Practitioner. You will gain tools and confidence to set up and hold safe session space, how to look after your clients & yourself, as well as the basics of how to start a business and promote yourself as a breathworker. You will be evaluated on your skills as a session giver and continue to receive the support of the team and your students family all the way through to graduation and beyond. Module 3 is taught as a consecutive 4-day Zoom teaching unit (@ 5 hrs/day). Additional time is given following the final teaching unit for students to complete all assignments and practice sessions.
- Online group breath sessions/workshops facilitation skills & techniques
- Language & Listening skills
- Use of sound & music
- Principles of confidentiality
- Self-marketing & promotion
- Creating safe session space for client & practitioner
- Final group sharings and Q&A sessions with team and student family
- Final session exchange for evaluation
- 21-day meditation challenge
- Individual BBTRS sessions with mentors
Online & In-person BBTRS Certification Training
400 hrs total, combining Online Course with two 8- or 11-day in-person workshops over a period of 8-18 months + 70 documented practice sessions.
In addition to completing the Online Course, students of the combined route are required to attend two 8- or 11-day BBTRS in-person training workshops at any of our beautiful worldwide locations.
The first in-person workshop can be taken either BEFORE starting the Online Course, or anytime during the Online Course. The second in-person workshop must be attended AFTER completing the Online Course.
- Fully experiential workshops designed to deepen your understanding and application of the contents of the Online Course.
- Receive and learn how to give 1:1 BBTRS sessions using touch & bodywork techniques through daily session exchanges and specially designed exercises to support your in-person work.
- Minimum of 70 documented practice sessions for certification.
- The timeframe for completing the Online Course + two in-person workshops can be anywhere between 8-18 months (or longer, if needed due to local COVID restrictions)
The first workshop is focused on your own experience of giving and receiving BBTRS sessions. The second workshop contains additional group mentoring sessions with the facilitators to deepen your knowledge and skills for graduation.
In our training workshops, we equally welcome students as well as anyone who loves to breathe and wants to experience BBTRS purely for their own process of trauma release.
Given the current global situation and its potential financial impact, we are offering the BBTRS Online Training at two price levels with flexible payments. Costs are based on a sliding scale of income, which is applied using the honor system. For the BBTRI to continue to support its students worldwide, we love for students who can afford it, to pay the regular price. Choose to pay in full upfront (10% discount) or over 6 months with a payment plan:
For the June 2021 Online Course, all applicants who pay in full by January 31, 2021, receive an additional 5% off. Please receive this gift from us in celebration of the beginning of a new prosperous year for us all!
- Regular $4,370 *
- Concession $3,430 *
- Regular $3,930 *
- Concession $3,090 *
- Regular $3,715 *
- Concession $2,915 *
All stated priced include a 4% payment processing fee. $50 non-refundable administration fee payable on application is deducted from final course payment.
* Additional Fees
All students are required to take 6 sessions with one of our mentors, priced at $110/session, as part of the certification. This is not included in the price of the online course and is payable to the respective mentor upon booking.
Students who choose to study for the full practitioner certification training are required to attend two 8- or 11-day, in-person workshops at any worldwide location, priced at $1,800-$2,300/workshop + food/accommodations (≈ $300-950/workshop). These workshops are NOT included in the price of the online course; these additional fees are payable on registration for any chosen workshop.
Embarking on a new career path and training as a BBTRS Practitioner requires a significant commitment – to yourself and your own process of healing, your time and resources, the class and, of course, the people you will be serving. We promise you, it is so worth it and yet, we understand that you may have some questions or concerns about whether this is really right for you!
That’s why we offer free 30-minute consultation calls with one of our team to discuss your individual situation and to answer any questions you may have to help you make the right choice.
Founder & Director, BioDynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release Institute, Co-Founder & Director of the Integral Body Institute in Poland
BBTRS® Training Leader, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Breath & Body Oriented Therapist, Facilitator of the Work of Byron Katie, Meditation & Transformation Coach
Nisarga Eryk Dobosz
Certified BioDynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release Practitioner and Course Facilitator
Risk-Free Money-Back Guarantee
We are confident that the BBTRS Online Training will transform your life and your career – but it is not for everyone…which is why we are offering a money-back guarantee (minus $250 administration fee) on your course fees until after the first teaching weekend of module one, should you wish to withdraw from the course.
Apply now and receive a series of guided BBTRS sessions from our facilitators to practice BBTRS from the comfort of your home & to tune yourself in for the training.