10 week Shamanic Breathwork & Meditation Teacher Training Program
Inhale, Exhale. Breathe into Your Awakening
With urban stress, anxiety and depression on the rise, breathwork and meditation has slipped into the mainstream to help people reconnect with their inner peace. Through this unique program, you will learn practices that will create long lasting changes in your mind, body and heart. When you have embodied these deep internal shifts, you will be equipped to facilitate transformational experiences in workshops and with 1:1 clients.
Gain life changing skills through deeply meaningful methods
This program is a unique blend of the most effective practices that integrate the most essential aspects of yogic and Buddhist philosophy, the shamanic medicine wheel, breathwork, visualization, sacred geometry, chakra bioenergetics, and meditation to create deeply moving and transformational experiences.
Week 1 & 2
Explore the foundations of yogic pranayama. You will learn about their original purpose in how they were designed to purify the energy body and to evolve your awareness. In addition, you will weave in the shamanic medicine wheel, and the wisdom principle of reciprocity to amplify your connection to your life force energy.
Week 3, 4 &5
Explore the 9 energetic centers, their archetypes, bioenergetic grounding as well as bioenergetic activation to redirect the flow of kundalini energy through the spine through the chakra system and somatic exploration.
Week 6 & 7
Focus on visualization practices that utilise sacred yantras through geometrical visualization practices that will deepen your capacity to focus and channel more insight from the Divine.
Week 8, 9 & 10
Focus on the power of psycho-spiritual transformation through the power of symbols and story through diving into an expanded state of consciousness via the path of shamanic journeying.
Philosophy behind this integrative & modern approach
In the east, meditation practices are mired in centuries of traditions and customs tied to the temples and monasteries. While many of the philosophies and practices are extremely important on the pathway towards greater awakening, it is often daunting and unrelatable to a modern day seeker who is intimidated by the austerities of monkhood.
In the indigenous communities around the world, there is an inherent respect for the laws of nature through the wisdom of the medicine wheel. The shamans’ way of diving into nature is through spoken dialogue and active prayer. Through the power of voice and sacred ceremony, you are able to enter into an expanded state of consciousness where you can receive inspiration and guidance from the higher realms of consciousness.
While we explore and integrate the practices from the Yogic, Buddhist and Q’ero lineages, this Shamanic Breathwork & Meditation Program offers a non-dogmatic approach. The aim is to teach powerful practices that are grounded in universal truths connected to Nature, so that powerful experiences can be universally accessible.
Through this program you will gain the skills and knowledge to …
- Teach the most impactful yogic pranayama practices.
- Create experiences for Energetic activation through mudras.
- Clear and upgrade the chakra system and energy body through bioenergetic grounding and activation exercises.
- Develop your focus and concentration skills as well as your somatic sensitivity through blueprinting breath techniques.
- Learn about the science of breathing.
- Facilitate Visualisation techniques using sacred geometry.
- Guide Shamanic Journeys to enhance the psycho-spiritual body through expanded states of consciousness and sacred ceremony.
- Authentically cue with your voice and effective languaging through a 6 part method for delivering powerful experiences.
This training requires 40 contact hours in-studio and 60 hours of online training and homework via our easy to use learning portal to sink into. The benefits of having a digital portal is that you will receive lifetime access to the online material should you need to reference them in the future.
This program is open to all who are interested in learning shamanic breathwork, journeying and meditation for either their own personal development, or those who are looking to facilitate this work in workshops, retreats or with private clients. This program is ideal if you're already in the mental health or wellness industry.
Previous attendees around the world have been yoga, pilates teachers, existing meditation teachers from different traditions, doulas, psychologists, social workers, counsellors, ceremonialists, bodyworkers, reiki practitioners, energy medicine practitioners and more. However, if you have a genuine interest in learning and are not already a mental health or wellness industry professional, you are most welcome to attend.
Live In-Person Training
• 45 In studio Hours over 10 Consecutive Saturdays
• 30 Online Hours Content and Lectures (Online Learning Portal)
• 25 Hours Self-Practice & Practice Teaching
Dates: Saturdays 1:45 pm – 6:15 pm (4.5 hours)
Feb 10, 17, 24; Mar 2, 9, 16 (4 week break) Apr 20, 27; May 4, 11
Location: Body Mind Life 432 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia
• Continued Access to Online Learning Portal
• All live in-person sessions will be recorded and stored in the learning portal for review in the event you miss a live session.
• Teaching Certificate issued upon completion of this course
• Yoga Alliance certified teachers with current YA memberships are eligible for 100 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) at the completion of the course
Johnson Chong is the best-selling and award-winning author of Sage Sapien: From Karma to Dharma. He is also a TedX Speaker of (“How to Deal with Toxic Family Relationships”), shaman and the founder of SAGE Shamanic Yoga Retreats & Trainings where he trains aspiring meditation and breathwork teachers. Through the synthesis of the most applicable teachings of yoga, meditation, breathwork, coaching and shamanic healing, his trainings are designed to help people quiet the mind, awaken the heart and free themselves of the roadblocks that keep them from living more authentically and joyfully. He has spoken and led workshops at companies like Unilever, Facebook, Nike, Macquarie, Insight Timer, UBS, UOB and more. Johnson is a native New Yorker, and has lived on 3 continents, currently based in Sydney, Australia.
Johnson’s passion is creating a bridge between ancient wisdom, energy medicine and direct modern application. Clients say that his unique experiences offer a profoundly healing self-discovery experience, followed with very practical and actionable steps to create lasting change.
As a paqo shaman of the Q’ero lineage, a Four Winds Energy Medicine Health Coach, InnerGuidanceTM coach and Reiki Master. In conjunction with his background as a teacher who trains yoga teachers and pilates teachers, he has an expansive knowledge of the physical body and how the psyche can create stagnation on all levels, physical, mental, emotional and energetic.
What I loved most about the course was experiencing the journeys firsthand and seeing how powerful this modality is. Bringing this modality into yoga teaching and incorporating into my daily routine has been incredible. I am so excited to bring this to the world and to weave it into everything that I do. I cannot recommend this course enough.
I learned so much, not only about the methodology about breathwork, meditation and shamanic journeying, but I discovered a lot about myself. I would suggest this course to anyone no matter where you are on your spiritual path. Johnson is a wonderful teacher, and he deeply cares about each and every one.
Taking this course was such a blessing for me. Yes we learned about chakras, sacred geometry, and shamanic journeying, but what impacted me the most, was the cuing system. As a voice an authentic expression Voice Coach, I am able to take this cuing system and apply it into my own practice. I found that my students have responded so much better when they are doing their breathwork and movement work while staying more centered in their bodies. As a voice coach, I think it’s important to approach voice from a holistic point of view, from the body, mental, emotional and spiritual perspective.
I’m so grateful that I’ve just completed the breathwork and meditation teacher training with Johnson. He’s so well organised in structuring his classes, and knowing what and how students can learn effectively. Johnson has been teaching us different levels of cuing, storytelling, and most importantly, how to use our life experience to build our authenticity and into a way of teaching. I am very excited that I will be able to use this knowledge with the children and parents I work with as an Ayurvedic Practitioner, and Mindfulness and Creative Thinking Coach.
I found this course to be incredibly powerful. The course has definitely helped me to feel more intuitive to write meditations and to facilitate the mother’s blessing ceremonies that I offer. There were so many ideas that came through the sacred geometry visualisations that I can’t wait to put into practice. I’ve learned so much about cuing and setting themes for class offerings. I definitely recommend this course if you’re looking to further your knowledge, to understand breathwork and gain more confidence for yourself.
On a personal level, the 10 week process enabled me to so safely go into my soul self. I was lost and unclear about what next steps looked like. This process allowed me to gain clarify and reconnect with the truth of who I am. In terms of knowledge, you won’t come across a teacher with more knowledge and wisdom than Johnson. He is a vast encyclopaedia of healing modalities, of disciplines, of spiritual ideologies. He is someone who has truly done the work and is able to translate it with a true reverence for the sacred nature of healing work.