Breathe To Feel & Heal

7-part guided breathwork journey for home-practice

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Do you ever wonder about your path...

… and if there is more to life than you have felt so far?

Do you long to open your heart more…

…but are also a bit scared about what might happen if you do?

Are you ready to feel more alive than ever…

…and yet, something is holding you back from getting what you desire?

Welcome to your Personal Journey with the Biodynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release System®!

In this online, home-practice course, BBTRS® Founder Giten Tonkov personally guides you through the Biodynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release System.

The program allows both experiential breathworkers and practitioners-in-training to fully experience BBTRS®’s transformative effects—while developing your own BBTRS® self-practice. In the process, be ready to look inward more deeply; release old, familiar patterns or energies; let go of armoring that no longer serves you; and tap into your full potential.

We offer two ways to access and experience the 7
guided sessions, each 30 to 45 minutes in length.

7-Day Focused Journey:

  • Dip in with a single cycle of 7 guided sessions, to be experienced over a continuous 7-day period, for a total of 5.25 hours of training.

21-Day Extended Journey:

  • Good deeper, with 3 back-to-back cycles of the entire program, to be experienced over a continuous 21-day period, for a total fo 15.75 hours of training. With this option, you retain lifetime access to the content.

Feel your heart & body breathe like never before

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Regardless of which journey is selected, each session applies BBTRS®’s 6 Elements and signature techniques to a different area of the body—beginning at the top of the head and moving down the body, roughly aligning with the chakra system. Below, we forecast the series, including the sequence of “belts” of the body where tension is held, and primary lessons associated with each:

  • Session 1: General Overview: Becoming familiar with the principles that drive BBTRS® and the foundational breath technique that makes it work.
  • Session 2: Completing interrupted fight-or-flight responses and coming out of freeze and dissociation resulting from trauma.
    • Ocular Belt Focus: Top of the head / scalp, temples, forehead, occipital lobe (vision center of the brain), eyes, cheeks, ears, base of the skull—the area that “looks for danger,” commonly holds tension, and results in headaches.
  • Session 3: Engaging expression and regaining flexibility of the neck (cervical) region.
    • Oral and Cervical Belts Focus: Jaw/chin, mouth, nose, ears, neck, throat, tongue—the area related to expression, “finding our voice”; this area often holds a charge of anger and frustration in the jaw.
  • Session 4: Letting go of the protection and armoring surrounding the chest region, which develops to protect our heart. The mission is to soften this so that our natural impulse to reach out for connection can come from the core to the periphery. Remember that “core” is the French word for the heart (coeur).
    • Thoracic Belt Focus: Chest, shoulders, upper back, arms, heart, lungs—the area related to emotional injury.
  • Session 5: Releasing tension around rib cage and the organs that have become armored, since they are not protected by a hard shell. This invites flexibility into the movement of the ribs so we can take deeper breaths, and softens physical armoring of the abdomen, both of which releases many layers of tension.
    • Diaphragmatic and Abdominal Belts Focus: The waist and belly, including the rib cage, solar plexis / lower sternum, diaphragm, organs under the diaphragm and within the abdomen, as well as the abdominal muscles—the areas that house pain/pleasure, nourishment, and the seat of emotions.
  • Session 6: Bringing movement into this area, including lower back, allows for grounding and opening locked energy around sexuality, both of which encourage bio-energy flow up the spine.
    • Pelvic Belt Focus: The pelvis and its organs, the primary core muscles, pelvic floor, buttocks, lower limbs—the area related to power, fight-or-flight, sexual feelings, and grounding.
  • Session 7: We review the entire practice again to reevaluate how the body has opened up in the past six sessions.

All sessions include 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.

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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.

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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.

Upcoming Start Dates:

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.

Upcoming Start Dates:

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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2 Options, Same Price, Your Pace

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Choose a 7-Day Retreat Journey (1 session per day over 7 days) 

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21-Day Immersion Journey (1 session every 3 days over 21 days)

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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.

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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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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.

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