Breathing Unlimited™




Interested in helping people breathe more freely, self-regulate with ease, perform better, manage chronic conditions and HEAL?

Become a certified breathing coach in knowledgable hands! Join 100-hour breath coach training in Trondheim. Hybrid (online + in-person) option available!




Work comfortably with
  • Anyone who due to stress, anxiety, tension, fear, sleep issues, concentration problems, digestive issues, low energy or self-doubt could benefit from using breath more consciously
  • People with different dysfunctional breathing habits, breathing disorders, pain and chronic conditions
  • Anyone who wants to increase capacity, performance, self-confidence and authentic expression (athletes, artists, leaders)
Core principles
  • Somatically oriented
  • Trauma-informed
  • Nervous system focused
  • Evidence-based
  • Holistic approach to health & life
5 modules
  • The Science of Breathing
  • Breath, Nervous System and Emotions
  • Breath and Holistic Well-Being
  • The Principles of Breath Coaching and Specific Protocols
  • Breathing for Transformation and Performance + Business of Breath Coaching

Why Is Coaching breathing with science-based tools and holistic focus so important?

Breath is the main tool to affect the nervous system. Through breath, regulating the nervous system and stress levels becomes available to anyone!

Breath can be used consciously, but getting a grasp of the deeper dimensions of the breath is essential for building an authentic connection to oneself and eventually, healing on all levels.

The world of breathwork is vast. There is a lot of misinformation and myths out there. To base your breathing toolbox on knowledge of science, physiology and somatic psychology, will benefit you and your clients in the long run.

Breathing patterns affect your self-esteem, confidence and efficiency of communication. Breathing is essential in how you express yourself and how you can relate to other people on a more profound level.

A human being is not a machine. Intensive emotions, traumas, past experiences and dissociation from the body are all visible in one’s breathing patterns. When you affect the breath, you affect the whole being. It is important to learn to appreciate the breath from different perspectives.

Sleeping problems, anxiety, fear, concentration problems, digestive issues, hypertension and low energy can be efficiently treated with breathing tools.

Through breathing, one can build both physiological and psychological resilience - the ability to surf on life's waves and strengthen. Good resilience equals to good performance capacity (in any area of life).

Dysfunctional breathing habits correlate strongly with various chronic conditions and disorders. There is a strong need for high-quality breath coaching! Health care professionals, coaches, yoga teachers and bodyworkers need to know how to guide breathing.

As dysfunctional breathing habits very often cause excess tension in the body, it is essential to know some basic somatic practices for releasing and restoring balance.

Not all opt for meditation as a calming, restoring practice. Still practices will bring up a lot of anxiety and unease among a great part of the population. Skillful use of the breath can be a much more accessible practice for many.

Let your free and functional breath flow!

Whom Is This For?

Training is designed for (but not limited only to)

  • Life / health coaches who want to widen their understanding of breath, nervous system and somatic tools for serving their clients in a more holistic way
  • Yoga teachers - to increase skills in cuing breath and affecting the nervous system in a desired way, to understand the foundations of pranayama techniques and their goals
  • Health care professionals
  • Physiotherapists
  • Psychologists, psychotherapists and those giving work counseling - to incorporate breathing tools, somatic practices and the polyvagal perspective into their work
  • Other mental health professionals (working for example with burnout and CFS/ME patients)
  • Other therapists and bodyworkers
  • Fitness coaches and personal trainers - to help their clients recover faster, train safer and increase aerobic capacity with the help of breathing
  • School teachers, kindergarten teachers, youth work specialists
  • HR professionals and those working in professions of interaction
  • Those who value knowledge, accurate scientific information and evidence-based tools but do not shy introduction to the spiritual realms of the breath
  • Those looking for more professional tools to help, serve and support their clients
  • Those interested in self-development, natural tools for stress & nervous system regulation, recovery and healing, finding their own voice and setting healthy boundaries

Whom Is This Not For?

  • The training introduces a wide knowledge base that will support you both professionally and personally for the rest of your life. However, if you are at the moment very exhausted, burned out, extremely busy or in an acute state in which taking care of yourself is more important than educating yourself into breathing and nervous system health, this training might not be for you.
  • If you are looking for quick fixes or protocols for your own or for your client’s situation. Coaching is about applying the learned knowledge in real life situations, meeting the client where he/she is and working with the client together searching solutions for problems. It’s a process, as is breath.

Som holistisk helseveileder og yoga terapeut er jeg alltid nysgjerrig på kunnskap, metoder og verktøy for å utføre jobben min til det beste for de som er i behov av min tjeneste.

Breath Coach Training med Sanni er noe av det mest nyttige og ikke minst nødvendige å lære, forstå og formidle akkurat nå. Sanni har en enorm kapasitet, er en fantastisk formidler og et oppkomme av kunnskap. Dette er en utdanning med høy faglig kvalitet, solid forankret i internasjonale studier og evidensbaserte metoder.

Dette er en komplett utdanning som dekker alle nivå og alle tema når det kommer til helsefremmende arbeid med pusten i fokus. Både i forebyggende perspektivet, for å endre, heale og reparere uheldige helsemønster, samt for rekreasjon og restitusjon.

For meg personlig ble denne utdanningen et vendepunkt. Jeg trodde jeg pustet dypt, jeg trodde jeg var i god helseform. Helt til jeg startet opp med å utforske teori og praksis i eget liv. Mitt forhold til pusten er før og etter Breath Coach utdanningen.


Theoretical Background

Breathing Unlimited™ Breath Coach Training is multidisciplinary. It means that there is no one single breathing method or tradition the training relies on. In this training, you learn to apply basic principles to a variety of situations and clients. You learn to coach people with everyday challenges as well as those wanting to dig deeper into the body's wisdom. You will also learn to hold space for deeper transformative breathwork sessions.

This map might help you to figure out where Breathing Unlimited™ training stands in relation to the wide breathwork field. The focus is on 3 themes: Breathing for Health & Performance, Breathing for Self-Regulation & Co-Regulation, and Breathing for Transformation.


The Curriculum


1. The Science of Breathing

  • Functional vs dysfunctional breathing
  • How breath relates to all bodily and mental functions
  • Anatomy & physiology of breathing (biochemistry and biomechanics)
  • Functional movement, core functionality, postural integrity
  • Visiting teacher: Andreas Dønåsen

2. Breath, Nervous System and Emotions

  • Psychophysiology of breathing
  • The science of nervous system
  • Body-mind connection and neuroscience perspective (part 1)
  • Vagus nerve, polyvagal theory and the felt sense of safety
  • Chronic and traumatic stress
  • Window of capacity and nervous system regulation as an approach

3. Breath and Holistic Well-Being

  • Healing through breathing. How and why are we thrown off balance and how is breathing related to this?
  • How breathing protocols have helped people to manage, relieve and even heal disorders and imbalances
  • Breathing and pain
  • Biochemistry of breathing (part 2)
  • Protocols / methods:
  • Breath holds
  • Intermittent Hypoxic Training
  • Experiences from the field with Hilde Kristin Bøgh


  • Protocols / methods:
  • Buteyko Breathing Method
  • Controlled hyperventilation
  • Breathwork
  • Neuroscience perspective (part 2)
  • Spiritual aspects of the breath
  • Introduction to the breath coaching process
  • Breath testing and assessing the state of the client
  • Learning 4 ready-designed breathing programs for working with clients (and with yourself)


  • Breathwork session with Ella Flor
  • Breath coaching for athletes
  • Breath to support your voice and perform better on stage and at presentations
  • Breathing, yoga and pranayama
  • Sound healing and breath
  • Ethical coaching
  • Marketing, pricing and packaging, social media
  • Who are you in the field of breath coaching?
  • Feedback on coaching sessions with clients and on home exam

Note that the content and order are subject to changes.

What Do You Get From The Program?

  • Skills and knowledge to work as a breathing coach with 1-to-1 clients and groups
  • 4 ready-designed breathing programs to be used in client work (breathing exercises, somatic exercises, relaxation and breathing meditations)
  • Lots of tools for your own nervous system regulation, emotional balance and self-healing
  • Coaching toolkit that it beneficial in all areas of life (like in management work and communications)
  • Know-how to hold presentations and courses about breath & nervous system health
  • Online course “Breathing Unlimited” that you can use anytime, anywhere for self-practice and recap of the content of the training
  • 1 Firstbeat Lifestyle Assessment HRV measurement to assess your nervous system health (1 measurement is worth 1500 NOK)
  • After passing the final exam you will receive a 100h Breathing Unlimited™ Breath Coach certification by Mindgrit. If you are a yoga teacher and registered with Yoga Alliance, you can apply for 100 CEUs.

This course is certified with Yoga Alliance as a Continuing Education Course (CE).

You Do Not Need:

  • Any previous experience on coaching, teaching, breathwork, yoga, somatic works or mindfulness. Any experience can be, however, helpful in your journey to become a breathing coach.
  • Any knowledge on how to design and build breathing exercises. You are free to use all the exercises presented and practiced during the training.

  • To want to do breath coaching professionally, or necessarily even work with clients. You will benefit from the training in any case, be it for personal growth, stress regulation, deeper connection to yourself or better communication skills with your environment.

4 BREATHING PROGRAMS introduced during the training and given for free to be used by the new coaches, are

Breathing for More Calm

For hyperarousal, stress, anxiety, sleeping issues

Breathing for More Energy

For energizing and increasing resources

Breathing for Healing

For hypoarousal, burn out, depression, CE/MFS, illnesses

Breathing for Balance

For high-achievers who want to learn to relax

Programs include breathing practices, somatic movement, concentration exercises and relaxations. They are designed by breath coach, experienced yoga teacher Sanni Parkkinen.

Important Notice!

Breathing coaches are not trained to treat, diagnose or cure any illness or disease. Under the training, you will receive an understanding about which kind of issues are in the scope of breathing coaching. Under no circumstances should you recommend clients change or discontinue prescribed medication or treatment protocols.


1. MODULE: 4.-6.11.2022 (Friday to Sunday)

2. MODULE: 2.-4.12.2022 (Friday to Sunday)

3. MODULE: 14.-15.1.2023 (Saturday to Sunday)

4. MODULE: 3.-5.2.2023 (Friday to Sunday)

5. MODULE: 11.-12.3.2023 (Saturday to Sunday)

Fridays kl 15-20 (5 hours)

Saturdays kl 10-18 (6,5 hours + 1,5 hours breaks)

Sundays kl 9-17 (6,5 hours + 1,5 hours breaks)

Altogether: 80 contact hours + 20 hours self-study and client work. Some of the course content will be provided online to be studied independently.

All modules take place at Yogaens Hus, Mellomila 91a, 7018 Trondheim.

In case of illness etc. prohibiting you from participating in one module of the training, recordings of the weekend will be provided.

If you do not live in Trondheim but would like to participate, contact Sanni to learn in which of the modules attendance is obligatory.


17 500 NOK / early bird until 4.9.2022

19 900 NOK / from 5.9.2022

Non-refundable and non-transferable deposit of 3 000 NOK is due at registration to reserve your space in the training. Deposit is included into the tuition, so it's not an extra payment. Rest of the tuition can be paid in 1-4 installments. The first installment is due October 1st, 2022.

Should you decide to cancel your participation, the latest date to do so is October 1st, 2022. After that, you will be charged the whole tuition (or installments if you have chosen so).



Sanni Parkkinen

Breath coach, e-ryt 500h yoga teacher, yacep, life coach

Sanni is the main educator of the breath coach training. She is 37 yrs old experienced breath coach, yoga teacher and life coach coming from Finland. Sanni is running the most popular online breathing course (Breathing Unlimited) in Finland, and as her main job, she is coaching people to live happier & healthier with emphasis on physiology first – meaning that nervous system health is the key to solve many of the issues we tend to call mental.

In her coaching work, Sanni focuses on nervous system health, breath and respecting the wisdom of the body. During the last years she has deepened her understanding of the human system by diving into somatic work and different mind-body practices. In addition, Sanni studies psychology at NTNU and is especially interested in neuroscience, mind-body connection and body's natural healing processes. Her big passion is to explore the convergences of latest research and ancient wisdom.

Sanni has coached hundreds of people to free and functionalize their breathing. She is constantly adjusting her methods to reach the clients where they are at, which has led her to understand the breath from a holistic perspective. There are no one-size-fits-all -solutions. Her approach to breathing is multidisciplinary, drawing inspiration from various modalities: Buteyko Method, Integrative Breathing Therapy, Breathwork, Wim Hof, Yoga, Taoism, Somatic Experiencing, Feldenkrais and trauma therapy (among others). Sanni is also lecturing in companies and giving speeches to various audiences.

More about her background and education can be read HERE.

Andreas Dønåsen

physiotherapist and lifestyle counselor

- Biomechanics of breathing
- Core functionality
- Postural integrity

Andreas is a physiotherapist and lifestyle counselor working with fatique, burn-outs, chronic pain, digestive issues and stress-related problems. The foundation of his practice is built on active conversations, thorough testing and personalized lifestyle advise. He holds workshops and public talks on a regular basis: exploring the topics of nutrition, gut health, stress, sports recovery, food perservation (fermentation) and breathing. He has run a private clinic since 2014.

During the course Andreas will invite you into a conversation about the biomechanics of breathing, explore core functionality and guide you through some exercises for postural integrity.

Hilde Kristin Bøgh

Pusteveileder 2 dager i uka, kordirigent samt leder av Pustekoret i Trondheim

  • 5 års pedagogisk høgskole og med erfaring fra grunnskole, voksenopplæring og kulturskole siden 1989.
  • Har over en 3 årsperiode tatt utdanning som pusteveileder hos Anette Aarsland i Pusteteknikk A/S og har arbeidet som pusteveileder i Trondheim siden januar 2019, både som leder av Pustekoret i Trondheim og med individuelle konsultasjoner på Trondhjem Medisinske -tverrfaglig senter.

Topic: In the field

  • Hvem kommer til pusteveiledning? Hva kan jeg bidra med i jobben min som pusteveileder? Hvordan møter jeg menneskene som tar kontakt med meg og hvordan forholder jeg meg underveis i veiledningen? Hvilke utfordringer møter jeg? Hvem samarbeider jeg med og hvorfor? Hva sitter personene igjen med etter å ha blitt kjent med pusten sin?

Ella Flor


Ella is an intuitive and empathic space holder. Trained breathwork facilitator, yoga teacher and reiki practitioner.

Ella will empower you to be your own healer, to step up and take your personal healing into your own hands. But also to be patient with yourself and with your journey. She's all about listening to and creating from the heart.

In Norwegian nature is where she finds her peace and inspiration. Staying grounded and connected to nature is a big part of Ella's self-care and daily rutines. To help people slow down and balance their nervous system is a big part of what Ella wishes to offer to the world. It's what saved her.

Inspired by her travels, many teachers and her own healing journey she offers you a unique and holistic experience - within yourself. Helping you to integrate self-love as your new reality.


I'm super grateful for this course! I'm a performing dance artist that has struggled with long-term fatigue. I joined the course to get a deeper knowledge about breath and health in hopes of understanding myself better. The combination of theory and practice has been really helpful in connecting all the threads of information, to understand the functions of breathing in both an embodied and intellectual way.

Throughout the course I gained more and more consciousness around my own breathing. I learned that I have a habit of chronic hyperventilation and unconscious breath holds, and inhibited movement in my diaphragm. By implementing things I learned in the course in to my daily life, I can now finally find rest and calmness in my breathing. I feel more grounded in myself and have more tools to regulate my nervous system. This is really important knowledge and I feel inspired to bring it forward to more people.

Sanni is a great teacher with lots of knowledge and heart. During the course we got introduced to different traditions and methods of breathwork, and always with focus on functionality. I really liked Sanni's focus on science without losing the spiritual aspect of breathing. We also had a few guest teachers that talked from their expertise which gave an even wider view of the field of breathing. I really recommend the breath coach training and I think it's relevant for everyone that are interested.

- VESLEMøy miranda frengstad

Highly recommend this course. Sanni is a wonderful teacher, extremely insightful, open and humble. A transformation not to be missed.


Jeg meldte meg på kurset for å kunne tilby mine pasienter pusteveiledning i deres angstbehandling og også for egenhjelp og -trening i en travel hverdag.

Allerede etter første samling kjente jeg på min egen kropp at den ble mykere, jeg fikk mer energi og jeg merket ikke at vi gikk inn i mørketida på samme måte som tidligere år. Gjennom 5 samlinger på 5 måneder har vi gjort dypdykk i vitenskapen om pust. Sanni er en meget kunnskapsrik foreleser- hun belyser temaet pust fra ulike fagmiljøer rundt om i verden - fra vesten og østen. 

Vi elever har med oss en tung teoretisk bagasje etter denne vinteren. Samtidig er vi trent til å videreformidle hvordan pust og bevegelse gir mer harmoni i kroppen. Og til slutt, å kunne veilede enkeltindivider med deres puste-utfordringer.

Jeg vil absolutt anbefale dette kurset . Det er mange preparater i husapoteket vi kan kaste når vi får lært oss selvregulering ved bruk av pusten vår. Takk Sanni, takk!


Min opplevelse var at dette var en bred og godt forberedt utdanning som gikk i dybden på pustens unike muligheter i forhold til egen og andres helse. Anbefales på det varmeste.


Jeg tok kurset både for å få flere verktøy å bruke i jobben min, men også for min egen del. Kurset har vært svært nyttig. En grundig gjennomgang av temaet pust, av en engasjert og svært dyktig lærer. En god kombinasjon av teori og praksis som har gitt meg en forståelse av hvordan pusten kan være et verktøy for å få en bedre hverdag. Vil absolutt anbefale kurset til andre.


Jeg meldte meg på reisen sammen med Sanni da jeg kom over kurset på IG. En reise jeg er veldig takknemlig for at jeg valgte å hoppe på. Transformerende i den grad at jeg ikke kan vente til å dele og gi mennesker muligheten til å finne sitt «pusteavtrykk» og hvordan komme i kontakt med seg selv på fantastisk vis. 

Innholdet til Sanni har vært gjennomgående tydelig, har tyngde og vært veldig informativt. Jeg føler jeg har fått teori og praksis i skjønn forening. Sanni er tydelig hele veien og kommer tilbake til helheten hele veien. Hun deler inn teorien godt, men tar oss alltid tilbake til det store bildet og sammenhengen mellom pust, kropp, sjel, natur og alle deres sykluser. Lærerne som følger oss på reisen sammen med Sanni gir kurset enda et løft. Vi er innom alt det nødvendige, biokjemi, biomekanikk, anatomi, fysiologi, hvor pusten er senteret hele veien. Med øvelser og praksis som gjenspeiler teorien og gir kroppen en ro og kontakt til vårt indre.

Tusen tusen takk for reisen med deg og de andre kursdeltakerne, Sanni. En sann glede, som har gitt meg verktøy for alle livets nedturer og oppturer!! Jeg anbefaler kurset til alle som har et ønske om å ta et dypdykk inn i denne fantastiske verden.

- maria hole dokken

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