Breath Training 1: Essentials of Breathwork

Breath Training 1: Essentials of Breathwork

Learn, Practice and Develop the Essentials of Breathwork

July 6 – 13, 2024

Led by senior advanced yoga teachers Gill Breetzke and Daniel Stringer


This is an excellent program to immerse in the essentials of a full somatic approach to breathing practice – build and develop your breath-to-prānāyāma practice, and cultivate a meditation practice, with time given to āsana practice (body posture), both dynamic with vinyāsa and restorative.

This course can be used as one of the 50-hour modules of the Advanced TT 300-hours certification. It also serves as a Yoga Alliance 50-hour Continuing Education Credit. Its real purpose is to serve your practice and understanding of yoga, whether teacher or an interested student of yoga.

Program Detail & Approach:

The aim of this program is to give you a developed practice in the breath by a team who have been doing this for over 20 years. Cultivate a mature practice that you can do yourself, anywhere. There is an emphasis on learning the somatic techniques of breath and prānāyāma, establishing a meditation practice, and going further with both dynamic and restorative approaches to āsana – a full somatic approach to understanding the breath.

Practice times are every morning and afternoon with workshop explanations in the afternoon covering:

  • Understand how the breath moves in the body and how you can support it
  • Learn and practice the regulated breath at the base of all breathing exercises
  • Develop a well-thought-out breath practice
  • Learn the specific details of certain prep kriya techniques that influence breath
  • Develop your breath practice routine
  • Additional attention to Meditative technique practice and understanding
  • Coverage of your questions relating to all aspects of yoga & breath practice

A Typical Day:

Morning practice involves meditation into breath practice, breathwork training, kriyas and basic Prānāyāma methods. For those that wish to engage in more yoga practice Engaged Dynamic Āsana, alternating between guided class with instruction by the teacher to self-practice, is offered. The afternoon program will be divided into breath and meditation practice and theoretical explanation so all your questions are answered regarding how breathwork works and how breath is trained.

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Daily Schedule

The program begins at 5pm on the first day of the training with a group welcome. Check out is by 12pm on your last day. The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the teacher.

5.45 am Beach sunrise silent watch or walk (optional way to start the day)
Opening kriyas that lead into sitting Centered meditative internal practices and silence followed by Breath practice and basic Prānāyāma methods.
8.45 – 10.30 am DYNAMIC ĀSANA – Engaged Dynamic Asana – Guided sequence options
10.30 am – 1.30 pm BRUNCH BUFFET
2.30 – 2:50 pm Snack and refreshment
3.30 – 4.15 pm BREATH & MEDITATION: Breath regulation and inner meditative mantra practice
4.15 – 5.00 pm BREATH TRAINING PRACTICAL: Explorative detail on breathwork, breath training, different techniques, kriyas, and, prānāyāma practice.
5.00 – 6.00 pm BREATH & RESTORATIVE: Restorative āsana yoga poses & breath practice
6.00 – 8.00 pm Complimentary herbal steam room available – great after class with a swim and a beach walk, just before ……
8.00 pm Your own private time



Gill Breetzke

Gill was born in South Africa, and has lived abroad in the UK, Ireland and Asia. She began her international teaching career, working in Inner city London schools, supporting children from challenging backgrounds, then on to Dublin and Yangon. Koh Samui is now her home where she combines her love of yoga and music in this unique transformational place. She began her daily practice of yoga in 2004, training with Paul Dallaghan and Richard Freeman, and is Yoga Alliance (500RYT) and 1100 hour Centered Yoga Certified teacher. Samahita has always been a welcoming, transformative space for her and in early 2016 she was grateful to fully embrace this magical place and call it home.


Daniel Stringer

Daniel has been a student of yoga since discovering the practice in his home country England in 2003. In 2006 he completed his first training with Paul Dallaghan and subsequently taught yoga in Hong Kong for 10 years. Initially a guest teacher at Samahita since 2014 and joining Samahita full time in 2018.

A senior teacher based on a long term commitment to training, practice, study, and teaching, rising to the most advanced level over the years at Samahita. A core member of the Centered Yoga team, having spent time to learn the practices within the tradition, update with modern and scientific understanding, and deliver a lived approach in an experienced and informative way.

After years of study, practice and training in India and Thailand and being immersed in the depth of material delivered through Centered Yoga, Daniel has been a long serving senior teacher with Centered Yoga teaching team, responsible for fundamental teaching on the foundational 200-hour courses and delivering this specialty through specific modules of the ATT-300 courses.

After experience teaching thousands of different individuals while in the role of Senior Teacher at Samahita Retreat, and as a teacher in numerous Hong Kong studios, this pragmatic aspect is translated into teaching skills as part of the different Teacher Training courses offered as part of the Centered Yoga Teaching Team.

Take your next step and continue your education


Rates are in US Dollars, are per person, and are fully inclusive of your chosen room, all buffet meals, use of full facilities, and all training and practices for the duration of the program dates.

“Inhale” Beachfront Rooms
Beachfront Private $2,212
Beachview Private $1,932
Beach Private $1,792
“Exhale” Gardenview Rooms Garden Private $1,512
Garden Semi-Private $1,372
Garden Shared Loft $1,232

If you plan to book two or more ATT courses in a row, please email reservations at to book your room for the full length of your stay.

Want to extend your stay?

Length of Training Rate per Extra Night for YogaCoreCycle
 Private Room  Semi-Private Room Shared Two-Bedroom Loft
2 weeks $118 / night  $98 / night  $78 / night
4 weeks $108 / night  $88 / night  $68 / night
6 weeks $98 / night  $78 / night $58 / night

*These discounts also apply to an extended stay on a wellness program.

  • Offer valid to a max of 7 nights
  • Subject to room availability
  • No refunds, changes, or transfers – based on original program booking of 2, 4 or 6 weeks

Confirm your rate and book all extended stays directly with reservations

Need to bring a friend, partner or family member?

Subject to availability, we have Friends & Family rates for any registered Samahita Retreat guest’s partner, family member or friend, who is not interested in participating in any of the programs but will stay in a room and board capacity. Shared guest rooms, food, and the facilities are open to them. If they prefer to engage in the selection of yoga, breath, meditation, and fitness classes every day then a separate booking under YogaCoreCycle is advised

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The Heart of Samahita is found in its impressive mix of facilities that provide the space for your experience, as well as through the food where tasty and healthy merge powerfully, and in our quality mix of guest rooms, where you can stay in the highest of standards right at the beach or find rooms to suit all budgets from beach to garden. And when here you can also paddle board, kayak and snorkel, amongst other activities. Feel free to take a tour and find out where Samahita is located.