Advanced Professional Practitioner Certification

Embark on the path to mastery with our Advanced Professional Practitioner Certification, designed to elevate your practice and expand your capabilities. This advanced level of certification empowers you to offer BBTRS® sessions both online and in person, providing greater flexibility in serving individual clients.

To attain Advanced Professional Practitioner Certification, you’ll undergo comprehensive training that builds upon the foundation of the Professional Practitioner Certification. This includes three immersive 8- or 11-day In-Person Trainings held at stunning locations across the globe. These practical experiences are meticulously crafted to deepen your proficiency in the modality, equipping you with the skills and confidence to deliver high-quality BBTRS® sessions.

Join us on the journey to advanced certification and unlock new possibilities in your BBTRS® practice.

Advanced Professional 

Practitioner Certification

509 Hours of Study | 18 – 24 Months

Below is a comprehensive roadmap outlining the key milestones on your path to becoming a certified Professional Practitioner of the Biodynamic Breathwork Trauma Release System (BBTRS®). Each milestone is meticulously designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to conduct BBTRS® sessions online, ensuring you are fully prepared to serve your clients effectively.

You have the flexibility to choose how you embark on your certification journey. You can begin with either In-Person Module 1, held at stunning locations worldwide throughout the year, or with Online Module 1, which offers multiple enrollments catered to your time zone.

Use the buttons below to toggle between the Online and In-Person journeys and to view upcoming start dates for each and join us on the journey to Advanced Professional Practitioner Certification.

Online Module 1

The first of three primary educational modules provides the foundations of trauma, including the basics of how the body works when under stress.

21 - Day Meditation Cycle

Students are required to complete two 21-day meditation cycles using meditation(s) of their own choice. Benefits of this practice include developing i…

7 - Part Guided Breathwork Journey / Home Practice

In this online, home-practice course, BBTRS® founder Giten Tonkov guides you on a personal journey with the Biodynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release Syst…

BBRTS Recorded Webinars

Live instruction is supported by pre-recorded webinars that are accessed by students on their own time. These materials provide “deeper dives” into topics informing the foundations of BBTRS…

Online Module 2

The second module, the longest of the three, is a blend of theory and practice. Theory covers the ways in which trauma impacts 7 different segments of the…

35 - Online Practice Sessions

Similar to the 35 required Online Practice Sessions, students must provide 35 additional In-Person Practice Sessions. These are documented sessions, and often are shared with friends…

In - Person Module 1

In-person workshops provide the most enriching experiences BBTRS® has to offer. Participants work many hours per day, share opening meditations, le…

21 - Day Meditation Cycle

Students are required to complete a 21-day meditation cycle using meditation(s) of their own choice. Benefits of this practice include…

In - Person Module 2

Students are required to complete a 21-day meditation cycle using meditation(s) of their own choice. Benefits of this practice include…

21 - Day Meditation Challenge

Students are required to complete a second 21-day meditation challenge using meditation(s) of their own choice. Benefits of this practice include…

In - Person Module 3

Students are required to complete a 21-day meditation cycle using meditation(s) of their own choice. Benefits of this practice include…

35 In - Person Practice Sessions

These are documented sessions, and often are shared with friends, family, other students, or professional clients. These sessions support the stu…

Marketing Training Workshop

Embark on a transformative journey with our Marketing Training Workshop designed to elevate your BBRTS Professional Practice. Gain invaluable insights and skills…

509 Hours of Study | 18 – 24 Months

$7,700 – $8,150

Advanced Professional Practitioner Certification requires two multi-day Online Trainings, held throughout the year to match your availability, location, and time zone. Below are the start dates for our upcoming Online Module 1 Trainings, any of which can be attended to begin your journey towards becoming a certified BBTRS Professional Practitioner.

Also listed are start dates for Module 2 which are required to complete certification.

EU / AUS ENROLLMENT OPTION 1

Online Module 1 (June 2024)

Online Module 1 is a three-day, fully experiential Zoom experience designed to familiarize you with the foundations of trauma.

Region:

EU

/

AUS

Dates :

Day 1: June 19th

Day 2: June 20th

Day 3: June 21st

Daily Schedule:

Central European:

8AM - 2PM

AUS Western :

2PM - 8PM

AUS Eastern :

4PM - 10PM

Upon completion of Online Module 1, you will need to register for Online Module 2 in order to satisfy the requirements for Professional Practitioner Certification. Below is the next Online Module 2 Course for the EU / AUS Region. Please contact registration to enroll.

EU / AUS ENROLLMENT OPTION 1

Online Module 2 (July 2024 - Aug 2024)

This six-day module is a compilation of live Zoom classes, group sharings, and student “buddy pod” meetings; additional recorded study sessions support the content.

Region:

EU

/

AUS

Dates :

Weekend 1: July 4th – 5th
Weekend 2:  July 25th – 26th
Weekend 3: August 15th – 16th

Daily Schedule:

Central European:

8AM - 2PM

AUS Western :

2PM - 8PM

AUS Eastern :

4PM - 10PM

We have answers for you!

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.

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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.

Online Module 1

The first of two primary educational modules is a three-day, fully experiential Zoom experience designed to familiarize you with the foundations of trauma—including the basics of how the body works when under stress—as well as the fundamental principles of breathwork and trauma release, built on key supporting ideas from leading somatic researchers.

Topics/activities include:

• BBTRS’s 6 Elements of Breath, Movement, Sound, Touch, Emotions, and Meditation
• Its most important supporting principles of Felt Sense, Resourcing, Pendulation, and Titration
• Self-care
• Language and listening skills
• Active Meditations
• Guided group breathwork sessions
• How to set up a 1:1 Online BBTRS Session
• Use of sound and music in sessions
• Principles of confidentiality
• Creating a safe session space for both client and practitioner
• Individual BBTRS sessions with mentors
• Session exchanges with other students
• Group Q&A Session

7 - Part Guided Breathwork Journey / Home Practice

In this online, home-practice course, BBTRS® founder Giten Tonkov guides you on a personal journey with the Biodynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release System. You can access and experience the 7 guided sessions of 30 to 45 minutes each in two ways: Do the program once, with access for 7 days only (maximum of 5.25 hours); or do it three times in a row (15.75 hours over 21 consecutive days), and retain lifetime access to the online program.

Online Module 2

This six-day module is a compilation of live Zoom classes, group sharings, and student “buddy pod” meetings; additional recorded study sessions support the content. This experiential module uses breath and self-bodywork techniques to invite a deep, personal understanding of how and why trauma is stored in the body. Students learn how to run an actual session, both through instruction and through receiving sessions in exchanges with other students. These techniques allow participants to learn both more about themselves and how to guide clients safely through the same process—with targeted attention to hands-on techniques that support clients in a virtual space.

Topics/activities include:

• The psychosomatic theories of Wilhelm Reich, the founding father of body-based psychotherapy

• How trauma and tension are stored in the body’s 7 “Belts of Tension,” which roughly correlate to the chakras

• Session Demonstrations for 7 Belts of Tension (Live and prerecorded)

• Developmental Trauma • Self-bodywork techniques for trauma release • Conscious movement and unwinding

• Skills involved in facilitating in-person, small-group breath sessions/workshops

• Skills involved in facilitating online group breath sessions/workshops

• 1:1 Session exchanges with other students

• Regular group sharings

• Q&A sessions with the faculty and student “buddy pods”

• Individual BBTRS sessions with mentors

In - Person Module 1

In-person trainings provide the most enriching experiences BBTRS® has to offer. Participants work many hours per day, share opening meditations, learn group exercises and hands-on techniques, personally experience BBTRS® sessions, benefit from in-the-moment group sharing, and enjoy immediate proximity to faculty and other students.

In these trainings, students unpack the entire scope of the modality, working with felt sense, resourcing and pendulation, self-bodywork, unwinding spinal movements, grounding—and, importantly, releasing various layers of physical tension, from periphery to the core. The work comes together in an organic way that is enriched by the group energy and is conducive to personal growth. 

There is no substitute for this collective space, or the quality of learning that the group develops together over the course of one week—it’s an immersive experience that can change your life.

The first In-Person training is focused on your own experience of giving and receiving BBTRS® sessions; it also includes special evening sessions tailored to future professionals.

In-Person Module 2

Since students from various stages of training participate in all in-person BBTRS® workshops, all workshops follow the same general structure and approach—as described in In-Person Module 1.

However, when Advanced Professional Practitioner students attend their second In-Person Training, they receive more in-depth exposure to BBTRS® and the chance to work more closely with faculty. 

Deeper understanding of the modality comes from: repetition of the entire “7 belts of tension” sequence; more hands-on practice with specific techniques; exposure to a wider variety of hands-on techniques; holding space for individuals and groups; opportunities for nuanced and detailed explanations/Q&A; and the chance to receive a few BBTRS sessions. 

Students also learn to create a structure for facilitating group workshops, and attend additional mentoring sessions specific to certification.

In - Person Module 3

Since students from various stages of training participate in all in-person BBTRS® workshops, all workshops follow the same general structure and approach—as described in In-Person Module 1.

However, when Advanced Professional Practitioner students in Track 4 attend their third In-Person Training, their personal focus shifts significantly toward understanding and practicing the process of facilitating the group experience. 

Of course, their exposure to BBTRS® faculty and techniques continues to increase. 

Students will have an opportunity to trail faculty during session exchange practice and receive coaching in real time. Their general knowledge base expands so that they will feel confident to offer BBTRS sessions in their own practices.

Marketing Training Workshop

Embark on a transformative journey with our Marketing Training Workshop designed to elevate your BBRTS Professional Practice. Gain invaluable insights and skills to refine your approach, connect with your ideal clients, and effectively communicate the essence of your services. Learn strategic pricing and packaging techniques to not only attract new clients but also foster lasting relationships with existing ones. Explore the art of relationship-building marketing through customizable templates, ensuring your outreach resonates across various channels. This workshop is your gateway to holistic growth and success of your new BBRTS professional practice.
 
Learning Topics:
  • Niche Clarity – Gain clarity on your ideal client and uncover how your services align with their challenges and desired experiences.
  • Craft a Message – Develop a concise description of “what you do” in a few simple sentences that sparks interest in your work.
  • Client-Attracting Formulas – Discover how to price and package your services to attract new paying clients and encourage repeat business from existing ones.
  • Relationship-Building Marketing – Utilize templates to craft outreach messages through email, social media, and word-of-mouth marketing, ensuring that the people you enjoy working with can easily discover you.
  • Story Success Blueprint – This ready-made system empowers you to generate relatable success stories, which can be consistently utilized to showcase how your services distinguish themselves in the field.
  • Up-leveling Your Practice – Explore strategies to become a credible voice that attracts networks, podcasts, and promotional partners, amplifying the visibility of your practice or upcoming events.

21 - Day Meditation Challenge

Students are required to complete a 21-day meditation challenge using meditation(s) of their own choice. Benefits of this practice include developing inner space, an inner witness—which is extremely important in embracing the process of supporting other people. Meditation allows us to track felt sensations, look at the self objectively, and be present to our own experiences in non-judgmental awareness. The ability to grow the ability to be present for others is an extremely important skill for all professionals in the helping and healing arts.

BBTRS Webinars

Live instruction is supported by pre-recorded webinars that are accessed by students on their own time. These materials provide “deeper dives” into topics informing the foundations of BBTRS, and provide background and context for the live sessions. Therefore, we recommend that students become familiar with these webinars before they attend Module 2. Please note: These webinars reference the work of standard-setters in many fields, and some topics might at first appear to be science-heavy—but don’t feel concerned. Our instructors have made the content accessible to students from all walks of life and specialties. Plus, you’ll learn a lot about your own body!

Webinars:
  • Self-Bodywork for BBTRS® and Breathwork Practitioners
  • Somatic Skills & Practices for Online Sessions
  • Bodywork Techniques for BBTRS® – The Seven Belts of Tension
  • Anatomy & Physiology of Breathwork
  • Introduction to Reichian Character Structures & Developmental Trauma
  • Understanding Trauma: Our Body, Brain & Emotions

35 - Online Practice Sessions

Students must provide 35 online practice sessions. These are documented sessions, and often are shared with friends, family, or other student or professional clients. These sessions support the student’s growth as a preactitioner; throughout these sessions, a mentor is available to consult if needed.

35 In-Person Practice Sessions

Similar to the 35 required Online Practice Sessions, students must provide 35 additional In-Person Practice Sessions. These are documented sessions, and often are shared with friends, family, other students, or professional clients. These sessions support the student’s growth as a practitioner; throughout these sessions, a mentor is available to consult if needed.

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