With research proving the physical, mental and emotional benefits of a short regular breathwork practice, we are passionate about introducing children to scientifically proven, engaging and life-enhancing breathing techniques and exercises at school.
Based in the United Kingdom, and reaching worldwide classrooms, School Breathe is a Community Interest Company striving to improve wellbeing in schools.Learn More
Who is School Breathe for?
For teachers and professionals working in educational settings
Breath coach training for individuals wishing to become a dedicated in-school breath coach. Learn how to recognise dysfunctional breathing patterns and teach the benefits of healthy breathing habits. Introduce scientifically proven breathwork into the school day, for a calmer and more focused approach to learning. Teach children life enhancing breath techniques to self regulate their feelings, improve their ability to concentrate, boost their confidence and self esteem.
For schools wishing to join our online programme
Throughout the academic year, primary and infant school children can learn over 40 scientifically proven breath techniques delivered in bite-sized, 5 minute videos. Presented by a team of professional breath coaches, research based breathwork practices are taught in fun, easy to learn lessons. A short regular practice has proved to enhance focus and concentration, reduce stress and anxiety, boost physical, emotional and mental wellbeing, and create a calmer classroom.
Comprehensive breath coach training for professionals
Enhance your skill set and join a growing number of professionals sharing breathwork techniques and exercises to help children self regulate, improve behaviour, aid concentration and focus and improve their experience at school, and quality of life. For Educational Psychologists, Parent and Support Officers, Physiotherapists and professionals working in schools wishing to learn and teach the benefits of breathwork within an educational setting.
School Breathe on Radio 4
Radio 4's Helen Needham visits Westdale Infant School, where children and teachers have been practising School Breathe techniques for over a year. Founder of School Breathe and author of Breathe Well, Aimee Hartley, is interviewed. Breath coach and School Breathe trainer, Hannah Goodman teaches one of our much loved techniques in 'An Almanac of Anxiety'. This 14 minute programme delves into the transformative effects of School Breathe's unique breathwork programme.Listen to School Breathe on Radio 4
Watch our video and hear how the School Breathe programme is having a positive impact on children in schools.
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Online Programme for the entire school
"We love School Breathe. We are always recommending the online programme to other schools. This morning I mentioned you to our SEND Inclusion Partner for West Essex and she is going to share with other schools as we love it that much!"
- Claire Jackman, Head Teacher, Great Easton SchoolOnline Programme for Schools: Information + Prices
Breath Coach Training for school staff members
Become a dedicated in- school breath coach. Learn invaluable breath exercises for pupils and yourself to experience the mental, physical and emotional benefits of learning to breathe well.
Breath Coach Training: Information + Prices
"I think i've just entered the quietest classroom in the UK."
- Helen Needham, Radio 4 Producer, visiting School Breathe member, Westdale Infant School, Nottingham.
"We have been using School Breathe techniques after lunch at least 1 or 2 afternoons a week during well-being time. We can then talk to individual children when they are anxious, angry or upset about the techniques they've used. As we all know them, this works really well."
- Head Teacher Bellfield School, Birmingham
"If I'm very angry at my younger or older sibling, I can calm my mind and breath down, by breathing 3 quick breaths in and 1 powerful breath out"
- Ted, aged 7, St Stephens School
"The children LOVED these classes. We have implemented a 5 minute daily practice after registration."
- Miss Wilson, Lauriston School, London
"The breathing techniques are so relaxing, and help me empty my mind and feel refreshed."
- Kean, age 9, Sebright School
"We use Monday assembly times to deliver School Breathe for the week, share the printable breath techniques with parents in our weekly newsletter and every class is using it in their own way. There are children who are already helping other children or grown ups to breathe when they recognise they are stressed or sad."
- James Green, Headmaster, Sebright School
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