Welcome to the International Breathwork Foundation (IBF)

The International Breathwork Foundation is a world-wide network of people from different traditions and professions who are inspired by and interested in the practice of Conscious Breathing and Breathwork. The IBF warmly welcomes everyone who is interested in breathing as a tool for mental, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

What IBF does

Promotes international co-operation and exchange among conscious breathers and breathworkers.

Organises the annual Global Inspiration Conference (GIC), a high-energy experiential event that draws conscious breathers and breathworkers from around the world, coming together in a different location each year, to breathe, share, learn and enjoy.

Acts as an ambassador for Breathwork and breathworkers in the wider world.


Conscious Breathing

When used in specific ways, breathing allows us to release and resolve emotions, belief systems, stresses and memories which are often inaccessible through the more conventional talking therapies.

Breathing, beyond the basic need for survival, acts as a bridge between spirit, mind, and body; between the conscious and the subconscious. "Conscious Breathing" is one of the quickest ways to open our hearts to love and inner peace, and to fill our bodies with life and health. Connecting the inhale with the exhale consciously and continuously, quickly connects us to our core, to each other, to Nature and to our wider existence. Conscious Breathing opens a channel to the deeper realities of life, providing the groundwork for personal development and reaching higher states of consciousness.

"Breathwork" involves the study and practice of breath awareness and conscious breathing for spirit, mind, and body. Breathworkers use the Breath and Breathing Techniques as tools for health, growth, therapy, and change. Breath Mastery can be used to enhance and accelerate human development and learning on all levels. Breathwork and Breathing Techniques are now being taught all over the world.

IBF: Uniting and Inspiring People through Conscious Breathing

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IBF news

IBF and the United Nations - 15/12/2014

As we come to completion of the year 2014, we also enter a quite exciting time in IBF.  After 21 years of building up a solid base for our organisation, bringing the Global Inspiration Conference around the globe, uniting and inspiring people using conscious breathing, IBF is ready to grow to another level. IBF has taken the challenge offered two years ago by Julie Gerland to work on the application to the Consultative Status with ECOSOC, United Nations

My International Journey with Breathwork - 12/03/2015

An Inside Look at the (my) Building Blocks to Creating a Vital Breathwork Business

In my 20+ years as an international Breathwork facilitator and trainer, the adaptability, scope and potential of the technique has been a constant source of inspiration to me. This is particularly true of my experiences with Breathwork in Southeast Asia.  As the International Breathwork Foundation’s co-ordinator for Singapore and Malaysia, it is my privilege to share the journey that Breathwork has afforded me in building a robust connection in the area. 
The doorway to Breathwork there opened for me through an experiential program I attended in Kuala Lumpur in the early 1990’s called, Money & You®.

Do you want to hear the conception story of the Global Day of Conscious Breathing - 18/01/2015

The Global day of the Breath was first mooted at the Global Inspiration Conference (GIC) in Estonia in 2004 by the then part President of the IBF Robin Lawley, Lars Mygind, Myself and Dr. Frank Cardell.

As I remember it, we were all coming away from very good men's workshop run by Frank and we were generally talking about the global lack of awareness of the transformational power of the conscious breath and how wonderful it would be if we could have an annual event that celebrated the conscious breath in all its forms.

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