Breathwork Mastery

Discover the Transformative Power of Breathwork

This course will give you a life-changing understanding of how to use breathwork to shift your state, improve performance and explore altered states.

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The first cohort runs from May 17th — June 21st, 2024.


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Jamie works with high-flying entrepreneurs, politicians and athletes to share the life changing power of breathwork. He is particularly interested in healing through altered states of consciousness and strongly believes breathwork is the most accessible, but powerful tool we have to create change in the world. 

Founder of The Breath Space


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Battling years of chronic illness led James on a journey of exploring all types of healing modalities. It wasn’t until he discovered the connection between the mind and the body that symptoms began to ease. He now teaches thousands of people around the world how to use their breath to move into a more regulated, calm and resilient state.

Founder of Breathe With James

Meet Your Guides

As two of the leading Breathworkers in the UK, we have both experienced the transformative power of the breath. We both believe in its ability to facilitate profound healing + growth. Together, we have taught thousands of people around the world.

Jamie's depth of understanding in the breathwork field is truly unparalleled. His expertise and passion shines through and he continues to share this work in an accessible and powerful way.

Dr. Tara Swart, Neuroscientist

James’ breathwork is just phenomenal. My husband and I swear by it. Making time for daily breathwork has made a real difference to my mental health and I feel calmer in myself.

Ella Mills, Deliciously Ella 

Why We Created This Course

There has been an explosion in the number of people practising breathwork in the Western world. As wonderful as this has been to see, there has also been a growing amount of misinformation and malpractice that has come with it too. The intention of this course is to cut through that and provide you with a proper intellectual and experiential deep dive into all aspects of breathwork and the many different ways in which one is able to use their breath to improve aspects of their emotional, physical and spiritual health.

The course combines everything that James and Jamie have learnt over years of practicing and teaching breathwork and is unrivalled in two of the leading breathwork experts coming together to share their knowledge.

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Is This Course for You?

We expect the people who are most willing to commit to this course will fall into one of three categories:

Type-A Seekers who are high achieving and increasingly aware of looking after their emotional health to prevent burnout.

Health Practitioners + Yoga Teachers who are curious to learn more about the power of breathwork and add stress-busting tools to their existing toolkit.

Curious Self-Healers who have an intellectual understanding of breathwork but are yet to develop a practice that sticks for long term healing and growth.

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“Shift your breath, shift your nervous system, shift your experience of life itself”

Jamie Clements – Co-Founder of Breathwork Mastery + Founder of The Breath Space

What You Will Learn

Discover the importance of functional breathing and how your breath shapes your emotional state.

Experience your breath as a bottom-up intervention for down-regulating sympathetic arousal using research-backed protocols for restoring ventral regulation.

Elevate your athletic performance through air hunger tolerance, nasal breathing adaptation and recovery protocols.

Release emotional debt that has been stored deep within your nervous system.

Explore powerful altered states of consciousness for deeper self-awareness, self-connection and healing.

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The Breathwork Mastery Curriculum

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Week One - Breathwork Fundamentals

The Rise of Breathwork: the growing popularity of breathwork in the West + the importance of learning through reputable sources.

A Polyvagal Perspective: an introduction to polyvagal theory + how different branches of your nervous system feel in your body.

Breath Awareness: becoming aware of your breath + developing a relationship with your unique breath pattern.

Week Two - Functional Breathing 

Dysfunctional breathing epidemic: our breathing is getting worse and causing a myriad of physical + emotional health issues

Biochemistry of breathing: breathe light + slow to increase oxygen delivery and ensure nervous system regulation.

Biomechanics of breathing: we have become a nation of chest-breathers - retrain your diaphragmatic breathing muscles.

Shut your mouth: nasal breathing performs over 30 functions on behalf of the body.

Week Three - Shift Your State

A bottom-up intervention: your breath is a physiological lever than can shift your state more  rapidly and effectively than anything else.

Down-regulate sympathetic arousal: when we experience prolonged stress our nervous system becomes sympathetic dominant. Your  breath can help to restore ventral regulation. 

Up-regulate dorsal shutdown: provide your system with sympathetic mobilisation when you feel lethargic + low.

Week Four - Breathe to Perform

Your breath as a bridge: the key to seamlessly linking and optimising your physical and psychological performance.

Shut your mouth (even more): the important role of nasal breathing for enhanced performance.

Air hunger: exploring the physical and mental impact of Carbon Dioxide on performance.

The breathing gears: managing your energy systems for maximum performance and recovery.

Week Five - Explore Altered States

Can my breath really do that?: what is Conscious Connected Breathing and where has it come from?

From altered states to altered traits: the power of altered states of consciousness for healing and growth.

Release emotional debt: the role of the breath in exploring, clearing and releasing emotions that are stored in the body and subconscious mind.

Navigating the wild west: how to explore therapeutic styles of breathwork safely to get maximum benefit.

Bonus Content

Bookshelf: curated reading + literature for those wishing to dive deeper and broaden their knowledge. 

Recommended practitioners: curated list of practitioners who have nervous system regulation as a central tenet of their work.

Recommended training: want to become a breathwork practitioner? James and Jamie recommend how. 

Breathwork for sleep: mouth breathing during sleep, mouth tape for nasal breathing, intentional down-regulation before sleep.

Every time I do James’ breathwork sessions they have such a profound impact on me. I feel like I’ve discovered a tool that I’ll carry with me for the rest of my life. 

Jack Harries, Documentary Filmaker

Working with Jamie has left me feeling less anxious, more clear-sighted and with a degree of inner peace I previously thought impossible. His calm, professional and empathetic manner always makes me feel really safe.

Elizabeth Day, Novelist + Journalist

So, How Does the Course Take Shape?

In-depth theoretical explorations: the course is combination of pre-recorded content and live sessions. Each week, you will have a suite of theoretical content to engage with in your own time.

Guided protocols and exercises: the intention of the course is to give you an embodied understanding of breathwork so there are guided protocols and exercises throughout. All of the protocols and exercises are completely safe and backed by quality peer-reviewed research.

Weekly live sessions: live zoom sessions with James and Jamie will consist of a combination of them teaching, interactive exercises and time for a Q&A on the material covered that week.

Masterclass sessions with guest teachers: We have carefully selected a few wonderful teachers to expand your understanding of breathwork. They are David Jackson, Richard Blake and Conni Biesalski. They will run masterclass sessions on their relevant topic of speciality.

Supportive community: The course has been designed to be as interactive as possible. You are invited to connect, share and support each other on your joint venture of moving towards greater regulation.

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Meet the Guest Teachers

There will be three live masterclass sessions from world-leading Breathwork experts. These sessions will be conversational so bring your questions!

David Jackson

Master Instructor with Oxygen Advantage + Former Professional Rugby Player

Richard Blake

PHD Candidate in Conscious Connected Breathing

Conni Biesalski

Somatic Coach, Breathwork practitioner + Nervous System Expert

Course Logistics

The first cohort runs from May 17th - June 21st

Time Commitment

30 minutes per week for core content + protocols + exercises via pre-recorded audio to engage with in your own time.

60 minute live Zooms sessions will be held weekly on Fridays at 6pm BST - except on Thursday 6th June (attendance is encouraged, but optional and all calls are recorded).

x3 60 minute live Masterclass sessions held weekly on Wednesdays at 6pm BST (attendance is encouraged, but optional and all calls are recorded).


The cost to enroll is 4x payments of £100 (or £400 upfront).

VIP Mentoring Package: There are 10 seats available for a Breathwork Mastery deep dive that includes 1:1 mentoring sessions with James and Jamie, priced at £1k - mention this in your application if this is of interest.

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“The more you practice bringing parasympathetic regulation online, the more your train neural pathways of down-regulation and the more relaxed and settled you tend to feel”

James Dowler – Co-Founder of Breathwork Mastery + Founder of Breathe With James

Questions You Might Have

Explore the world of breathwork with James + Jamie

How long will I have access to the course content?

You will have lifetime access so you will be able to visit (and revisit) all of the lessons, protocols + exercises so to continue to incorporate them into your daily life. You will also be able to join any future cohort for half price.

Is there a refund policy?

Yes, if you decide that the course isn’t for you within the first week, then you can reach out to us and we’ll refund your payment.

Can I get reimbursed by my employer? 

Good idea! Lots of companies today will reimburse tuition for personal development and training that increases wellbeing and reduces the chances of burnout. You can use this proposal template to make the cause to your team for investing in this course.

Is this course a teacher training?

No, this is a consumer facing course. As much as there will be skills, practices and teachings that one will be able to integrate into an existing clinical practice, Breathwork Mastery is not a teacher training and as such there will be no certification given.

Does it matter what time-zone I am in?

The weekly live sessions with Jamie and James will take place every Friday at 6pm BST (apart from Thursday 6th June) and although attendance is encouraged, all sessions are recorded and you will be able to listen in your own time.

Are there any contraindications?

The educational material is appropriate for everyone, but there may be certain practical elements in the Performance and Altered States weeks that are not if you have cardiovascular issues, a history of seizure, strokes and epilepsy or if you are currently pregnant. If you fall into any of these categories, please contact us if you have any questions.

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