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Specializing in…

  • Healthcare Professionals

  • ​Military Members

  • School Teachers

  • College Students

Continuing Education Credit for Healthcare and Education Licenses Available for Most States

Course Description

In many ancient languages like Greek (pneuma) , Latin (spiritus), Hebrew (ruach), and yoga’s own Sanskrit (prana) the word for breath is the same word used for spirit. English split them apart and took the Greek pneuma (like pneumonia) for breath and the Latin spiritus for spirt. 


The yogis believe that the breath and the spirit are attached. They come into the body together at birth and they leave together at death. Regardless of the mystism, we will take a scientific look at what the breathing techniques research shows. You will be amazed and you will learn how to build your own practice.

Join us and find out about the latest studies and how to do these techniques to improve your health. Easy reading and lots of breath practice in this course.

This course is an independent certification.
It is also a required course of the
Yoga Teacher Training & Lifestyle Medicine Certifications.

                        Schedule:  2 hrs. Zoom Classes x 5

    One class every other week for 10 weeks unless negotiated differently. 
Class 1. The worst breathers in the animal kingdom, breathing practice
Class 2. The lost art and science of breathing, breathing practice
Class 3. Review of the research literature, breathing practice
Class 4. Pharmaceuticals vs. breathing techniques, breathing practice
Class 5. Guidelines of a pranayama practice in yoga


Course Objectives

After this course you will be able to…

  1. Verbally compare and contrast pharmaceuticals and breathing techniques for specific disease diagnoses.

  2. Analyze which breathing techniques would work best for you and how often to practice for best results.

  3. Differentiate the different types of pranayama yoga techniques and what they are used for.

  4. Recognize historically how these breathing techniques were developed and used over time.

  5. Understand how to use breathing techniques while you practice yoga.


Nestor, J. (2020). Breath: The new science of a lost art. Penguin.

Journal Articles.

Workshops Dates and Locations

Coming soon


Zoom 10 hrs. (divided into 5 sessions of 2 hrs. ea. for approximately 10 weeks) + 10 hrs. of reading time = 20 hours Total


Dr. Kim Byrd-Rider, PT, DPT, Founder


Complete two weekends of workshops for Certification in Food as Medicine (includes tuition and text books).


  • Payment plans available for 4 months

  • Discount rates for groups. Groups rates are negotiated with the group leader.

  • Large healthcare, college, military, or school groups may choose start date, location, and length of program.

  • If participating in our Yoga Teacher Training, the cost of this course is included in your tuition.

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