Discover the Transformative Power of the Biodynamic Breathwork Trauma Release System

A welcome message from BBTRI Founder, Giten Tonkov

Welcome to the Biodynamic Breathwork Institute

At the Biodynamic Breathwork Institute (BBTRI), founded by Giten Tonkov, we are dedicated to empowering individuals to unlock their true potential and achieve holistic well-being. Our flagship offering, the Biodynamic Breath Trauma Release System (BBTRS®), is the culmination of years of research and expertise in breathwork and trauma healing.


BBTRS® represents the synergy between Giten’s visionary leadership and the collective wisdom of the BBTRI team. Rooted in Eastern and Western philosophies, ancient practices, and cutting-edge science, BBTRS® offers a transformative journey towards self-discovery, healing, and personal growth.


Join us as we embark on a journey to harness the power of breath and unlock the full spectrum of human potential. Whether you’re seeking personal healing or professional development, BBTRS® offers a path to profound transformation.

What, Exactly, Is BBTRS®?

The Biodynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release System is a spiritual and physical growth process focused on creating space and relaxation in the body. It touches six different access points into the mind-body-spirit, using Eastern and Western wisdom and techniques, ancient practices, and cutting-edge science. This revolutionary healing modality invites us to feel—really feel—our physical bodies, hearts, minds, spirits, and energy centers.


This intimate personal relationship allows us to stand more powerfully in the world, release stress and tension, consciously step away from negative patterns, and embrace our fullest potential. BBTRS is the beginning of a life-changing journey that we call FEEL TO HEAL.

Can BBRTS® Really Make a Difference?

We live in a world full of trauma—social, familial, religious, and generational. People are contracted, filled with tension that can be carried throughout their lifetimes, and even passed on through a particular race or religion. That is the main reason we started this training. There is a real need for healing in the world. We want people to go out there and do it.

We are starting a kind of revolution. Fighting for peace is not possible, so the only real change comes through changing ourselves. As Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” We believe in bringing our “inner work” out into the world. BBTRS practitioners have transformed themselves. Thus, they are able show other people where they have gone before. Spiritually, academically, emotionally, they have transformed traumatic patterns and behaviors into growth.

We have found that the response is immediate for people who explore this work—whether it’s first experienced as a stand-alone therapy, or as part of a multi-dimensional practice, or maybe in a large breath meditation at a festival. Just one experience is enough to make people curious to look deeper. We sincerely hope it works for you, too.

Is BBTRS® Only For

Not at all! At BBTRI®, we cater to both individuals seeking personal growth & healing and professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.

Home-Practice Breathwork Journey

Embark on a transformative 7-Part Guided Home-Practice Breathwork experience with BBTRS® Founder Giten Tonkov. Dive into the Seven Belts of Tension, addressing fight-or-flight responses and releasing emotional blockages. Reconnect with your body, unlock your true potential, and experience deep healing and personal growth at your own pace.

Personal Growth & Healing Workshops and Special Skills Courses

Our Personal Growth and Healing Workshops and Special Skills Courses welcome individuals seeking to experience the transformative power of BBTRS® firsthand. By releasing trauma and fostering a deeper connection with their bodies, participants can enhance their well-being and outlook on life.

Professional Practitioner Certifications

Our Professional Practitioner Certifications are crafted for current or future practitioners who believe that BBTRS® can enhance their ability to help clients feel better. We offer two certifications: the Professional Practitioner Certification for online delivery and the Advanced Professional Practitioner Certification for both online and in-person sessions.

After attending a Personal Growth & Healing Workshop, participants have the opportunity to advance their training by pursuing one of our Professional Practitioner Certifications. These certifications offer comprehensive training and certification in the Biodynamic Breathwork Trauma Release System (BBTRS), equipping individuals with the skills and expertise needed to facilitate transformative BBTRS sessions professionally. Moreover, upon completing the Professional Practitioner Certification, individuals can choose to further elevate their practice by upgrading to the Advanced Professional Practitioner Certification, which provides an advanced level of training and certification in BBTRS, both online and in person.

What Do We Learn?

Once we know what’s happening within us—what’s working, what’s open, what’s tight, what hurts—the modality teaches several tools that help us channel our body’s own natural healing skills. We begin with a particular type of breathwork that stimulates the body’s natural nervous-system processes.


This stimulation allows the body to move in a natural, organic expression—which literally, physically, releases tension, “cleaning out” our tissues, relieving our minds, and resetting our energy. Additional Elements, including meditation, bodywork, sound, and emotional expression facilitate the release and expand the experience into a holistic, life-changing one.

Is BBTRS® a Good Fit For You?

BBTRS® workshops, trainings, and webinars are attended by people who come from a rich variety of backgrounds. Of course, trauma-informed breathwork practitioners are a perfect fit, but anyone Interested in a new career in holistic arts can find fulfillment with us. We also welcome practitioners in many other modalities, including breathwork, somatic, medical, mental health, and spiritual/energetic specialties.

We offer both personal and professional training tracks to support those who simply want to experience this modality for themselves—and for practitioners who would like to add BBTRS to their own professional offerings. These options are available to anyone exploring the program, regardless of your background.

Trauma-informed Breathwork Practitioner—or, Anyone Interested in a New Career in Holistic Arts
Breathwork Professionals
Professionals in Bodywork, Somatic Release, Yoga, Body-Mind, and Movement
Medical Professionals (from Eastern and Western traditions), Acupuncture Practitioners
Spiritual Seekers, Energy Workers
Anyone Who Loves to Breathe

How Does This Modality Help Trauma Dissipate?

Scientists have mapped how the body reacts to trauma; it stimulates our “fight or flight” system. Tension from reactions to trauma can be left behind for days, years, or decades—and even day-to-day stress can wreak havoc on our quality of life, our health, and our relationships. BBTRS® works because our automatic, physiological stress responses are quite similar to what happens during a spiritual experience—we enter an altered state. BBTRS’s therapeutic tools can access that altered state—and gently release what trauma has left behind.

From this loving and therapeutic perspective, even past traumatic experiences have the potential to assist in deep and healthy transformations. And future experiences become more layered, subtle, and integrated.


Please click here to learn more about the types of trauma and symptoms addressed through BBTRS®.

Are BBTRS’s Effects Long Lasting?

In each session, BBTRS® feels like a “spring cleaning,” but it also teaches us how to create permanent change within us. We learn how we want to feel; we learn how to manage our relationship with the environment; we refresh our relationships with other people. We encourage you to read our students’ reviews; many say that BBTRS® has changed their lives.

Ready to Experience BBTRS® for Yourself?

Unlock the transformative power of BBTRS® and embark on a journey of personal growth and healing. Whether you’re seeking to deepen your connection with your body, release trauma, or enhance your well-being, our Personal Growth and Healing Workshops and Special Skills Courses offer the perfect opportunity to explore the benefits of BBTRS® firsthand.

Looking to Start or Elevate Your Practice?

Take your professional skills to the next level with our Certified Professional Certification trainings. Whether you’re a breathwork practitioner, somatic therapist, medical professional, or spiritual seeker, BBTRS® offers a comprehensive training program designed to enhance your ability to help others heal and thrive.

Client Testimonials

What our clients say about us.

Our Accrediting Partners

Our BBTRS® Practitioner Certification Program is the most widely recognized professional breathwork facilitator training in the market. It meets or exceeds the standards of these affiliated organizations and accrediting bodies for minimum required hours as established by the Australian Breathwork Association, National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, International Breathwork Foundation, and the Global Professional Breathwork Alliance.

The BioDynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release System® 6-Element approach empowers your body’s natural process for healing.

Personal Growth & Healing Workshops

Created specifically for those interested in improving their ability to sense and interact with what’s happening within their own bodies, our Personal Growth and Healing Workshops focus on personal experience. Treat yourself to a journey of communion and healing.

Upcoming Workshops

Special Skills Courses

Our Special Skills Courses guide participants through an embodiment practice using breath, felt sense, and movement and bring awareness to the physical sensations and feeling states throughout the entire body.

Upcoming Special Skills Courses

Professional Practitioner Certification

Tailored for individuals aiming to offer online BBTRS® sessions to clients, providing them with the essential skills and knowledge needed to lead virtual sessions. This online certification allows students to study from the comfort of their home with classes offered at times that accommodate regional time zones.

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Advanced Professional Practitioner Certification

This advanced level of certification enables you to conduct BBTRS® sessions both online and in person, offering greater flexibility in serving your clients. Begin your certification journey with either an immersive In-Person Training or the convenience of Live Online Training, offered at various times to accommodate your local time zone.

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BBTRS® practitioners create a safe setting to breathe, sense your body, and explore feelings in a productive way. You’ll be supported to learn how to identify and connect with your own internal resources, which you can turn to for support and comfort whenever necessary.

In these online, home-practice courses, BBTRS® Faculty Members personally guide Practitioners and Facilitators through the Biodynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release System to fully experience its transformative effects.

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Refund Policy

We do not offer refunds. If you need to change your attendance at this training, we will do our best to accommodate you by offering you the option of attending a different BBTRS training on a different date and/or location based on availability and within a year of the original training. There is a $150 administrative fee for changing training dates/locations, plus any difference in the cost of the two trainings. Please note that this option is not transferable to another person.

For processing change requests, please note that we require a minimum of 30 days’ notice before the booked initial BBTRS training starts.

If you are attending an In-Person training, we strongly suggest you obtain travel insurance to protect against potential changes or regulations related to COVID-19.

In the unlikely event that we must cancel this BBTRS Training, we will refund you the total amount, excluding any currency exchange and bank platform fees incurred.

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Terms and Confidentiality Agreement

Please make sure that you read the full text and that you agree with every detail mentioned here. It is very important that you confirm this agreement before attending any of our events.

By registering, I understand that I am required to maintain the confidentiality and privacy of demo clients and my fellow participant’s attendance regarding anything they’ve shared or processed.

By registering, I agree this will be a safe space of openness where cultural, historical, generational, societal, and personal differences are respected without verbal or physical judgment, criticism, or harm.

By registering, I am aware that recording equipment maybe be present during this workshop. If I ask a question my voice will be recorded and I may appear on video. This video may be posted on the Biodynamic Breathwork and Trauma Release™ website, YouTube, FaceBook, and other media outlets.
If I do not want to appear on video it is my responsibility to inform the course facilitators at the beginning of course. In this case I will not be videoed.

By registering, I understand that I may be presented with the opportunity to participate in a recorded demonstration session in front of the class. I understand that my participation is voluntary. We may pause or discontinue my participation at my discretion or the discretion of BBTRI course facilitator or another Faculty member. I acknowledge that demonstration sessions may include questions about my personal trauma history and/or my emotional and psychological states. My decision to reveal such information is entirely voluntary. I am under no obligation to share anything I do not want to.

II understand that the BioDynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release Workshop & Training can be physically and emotionally intense. By registering, I agree that neither Alexander ‘Giten’ Tonkov, Biodynamic Breathwork and Trauma Release™ Institute, nor any of its staff, coordinators, assistants, faculty members, technicians, affiliates, the venue, or representatives have any responsibility or liability for physical or emotional harm, property loss or damage that may result from attendance at or travel to and from the Workshop and I hereby release them from all claims in connection with my attendance of this workshop.

I acknowledge that I am required to inform the staff about relevant psychiatric history, infectious diseases, drug use, and all present health conditions before participation in the training. I understand that no refunds are provided under any circumstance after the beginning of the workshop. I understand that BioDynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release Institute (BBTRI) Staff reserve the right to request termination of my participation if I have not complied with all of the above guidelines, and/or if BioDynamic Breathwork and Trauma Release Institute’s staff deems it not suitable for me to continue at any point in the workshop.