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To share breathwork and guide people on their journey to self-healing, giving them access to believe in themselves again, find peace, love, trust and joy in their lives.

Meet the Founders

Debbie Smith


I have always had this innate desire to teach people about life, building awareness and presence and above all to love oneself. While teaching yoga I speak to transformation, empowering my students to draw the parallels between the journey on their mat and the journey they are on off their mat in their lives. One of the most profound aspects of our journeys yet not always thought of, is how much your breath can change how you feel, how you think and how you act in any given moment if you put your attention on it.

During a trip to India last March, I found myself in a spontaneous breathwork session. A lovely woman from England who happened to be in Goa at the same time as us led this practice. She shared the experience of breathwork in a very sacred way. So much transpired in that 1 hour, including a major breakthrough in the grieving of my fathers passing 8 months prior to my trip. I healed in so many ways that night, from the deep release of guilt to the letting go of sadness and fear around the loss of my dad. I was immediately overwhelmed with peace and happiness. I couldn’t get information on this life changing work fast enough! I wanted to know how I could share this incredible healing technique with others. My business partner Kelly Nightingale had told me about her equally profound experience in a breathwork class while visiting a friend in California. She too left feeling completely lit up and inspired to learn about this work, share with it with others and train to lead people into their own healing experience.

It just so happened that while I was away in India, Kelly was away in California a breathwork training with Jon Paul Crimi. When I returned from India, Kelly began teaching breathwork sessions at our yoga studio, which supported me in staying connected to my own breathwork practice. I took JP’s training in September and I haven’t looked back. Breathwork truly is a gift and the results are real and immediate. It’s what I love most about the practice, the difference you feel with immediacy right after a breathwork class. From feeling immense joy and peace, happiness and love, breathwork cracks you open to a healing that is undeniable.

Kelly Nightingale


I was first introduced to breathwork through a friend in California when she took me a class in Santa Monica. She was thrilled to share this life changing practice that she had experienced with me. I had no clue taking a class on breathing could be so profound, but I sure do now!

Before class started, I remember sitting in the room becoming more and more nervous as the facilitator prepared us for what we may experience. I also remember feeling intrigued and excited! During the practice itself, the breath, the experience and body sensations were something I had never felt before in my life. Feelings of sadness, gratitude and then so much peace. I healed part of my soul that day that had been broken for a while. I even let out a big belly laugh, which I hadn’t experienced often or in a very long time. When our session was complete, I turned to my friend Barbara and told her how much I loved her and how thankful I was to her for sharing this practice with me.

This day. This moment. This class changed everything for me.

I knew right then that part of my purpose on this earth was to share this healing practice with everyone I could.

Breathwork tapped me into connection. It has allowed me to drop judgement against myself and to feel more confident in who I am and how I want to show up for the people in my life. I have dropped walls of protection to live in more joy, love and peace — so that people can see me for who I really am and not the person I hide behind when I feel fear arise. In fact, hiding just doesn’t happen as much anymore without my judgement dominating me.

From this new found confidence, I walked through one of the scariest doors of my life and pioneered a new path here at home, for people to discover this tool that barely anybody knew about. What a saviour this tool could be for so many people around the world. I completed my training and now teach people from all over while the community of breathwork continues to grow and transform lives everywhere.

People ask me how can breathwork give them access to this same sense of freedom and clarity. All I can really say is keep BREATHING. Have the courage to show up for yourself in the most vulnerable, beautiful ways. Stay open, listen and trust that you are exactly where you need to be to discover your own healing.

Courtney Newman


I have a deep love for transformation and leaning into the work that shifts us into living our most purposeful life. My journey into the world of breathwork began in my first class with friend and yoga studio owner Kelly Nightingale. She had just finished her training in Los Angeles and returned inspired to share this work with as many people as she could. My very first breathwork session was hands down, one of the most profound experiences of my life. I felt every emotion with such freedom, I couldn’t have held back if I wanted to. It felt as if years of emotional pain, sadness and memories were being released from my body. What blew me away the most was the immediacy of the results. I had compassion for every person in my life. I felt no anger, no judgment, and a deep sense of inner peace. Floating in the aftermath of joy, love and gratitude, I was instantly drawn to lead others in this same practice. Later that same week, I signed up to become a Breathwork Facilitator myself.

I had completed the first of Jon Paul Crimi’s two-part training and began teaching right away. It was such a natural calling from teaching yoga into leading breathwork. My love and passion for healing started pouring out of me, and what I discovered about myself is that this work created connection, love and trust faster than anything I had experienced before. As I began to share this practice with everyone I could, the response was undeniably powerful. Peoples’ lives were changing right in front of me, as did my own. With every class I practiced I was melting away self-doubt, feelings of not being good enough and discovering peace in a way that had never been accessible like this before.

What is possible for YOU reaches far beyond your own comprehension and lives outside of the realm of possibility that you currently know. I have stepped into moments of intense pain and hurt, moments I have not shared with others, moments that seemed impossible to heal. Through breathwork I’ve been able to rewrite some of my past and heal traumas so big I never thought I would be free of them. It has taught me to forgive myself and all those who have hurt me, to trust myself more fully and to have compassion in its purest form for all beings. What I have gained as a teacher and student of this work is astonishing and I couldn’t possibly share the impact more than for you to experience it for yourself.

As fully certified Breathwork Facilitator, we wanted to create a platform for people to access this life changing work. Along side my friends, mentors and two of the most powerfully inspiring women I know, Breathwork Healing was born. My hope is that you feel loved, supported and safe as you dive into this courageous work of conscious connected breath to heal. If you are open to it, this work will change your life.


See what our clients are saying about us!

Breathwork came into my life at one of my biggest emotionally crippling rock bottoms. My first class cracked me wide open; it got me back into my body for the first time in my adult life, and allowed me to process big emotions with love and compassion. I went almost every week after that and my personal growth (and emotional healing) excelled immeasurably… Breathwork helps expand my ability to show myself and others more love and compassion, to feel more gratitude without forcing it, and to feel at peace within myself and with the world. I am so grateful to Breathwork Healing for introducing me to this healing modality that I’ll be practicing forever!

Shannon MaryHigher Self Sound Healing

Breathwork has been incredibly beneficial for me to help release long held physical responses to fear and grief. The instructors are compassionate, the environment is safe and comfortable and the music allows for both motivation and anonymity in releasing emotions.

Lisa CarnwithHypnotist

This simple yet powerful breathing technique is one of the most incredibly transformative tools I have come across on my healing path. I have worked with plant medicines yet this modality is as powerful in terms of what you can release from your nervous system. You don’t even need to know what you want to heal. The breath and your body will bypass your conscious mind and do the work for you. I have released fear, anger, sadness and feelings of depression while doing this form of Breathwork.

Jennifer CampbellChronic Fatigue Syndrome

I seriously can’t say enough amazing things about Breathwork Healing. The practice of Breathwork has helped me heal trauma that I didn’t even know was sitting in my body, affecting my mental and overall health. It has allowed me to be open and vulnerable, bringing in more love. It has given me the opportunity to find more peace, and to be present in my everyday life, so I can feel a sense of balance, where my mind and body work in harmony. Kelly, Debbie, and Courtney are the most compassionate and kind humans, and they will hold space for whatever you need during your practice. I’m incredibly grateful to them for having brought this practice into my life. So much love for you all. THANK YOU.

Kayla EisenerMama & Owner of Mindful Mama HypnoBirthing + Yoga

I really cannot say enough about how life changing breathwork has been for me. One hour of breathwork has felt more gratifying than years of talk therapy. I was skeptical at first, I questioned what I would get out of breathing for an hour, but I am so grateful that I showed up with an open mind. I have processed traumas and experienced an emotional release that I didn’t know was possible. Because of breathwork, I have connected to myself and my emotions which has been so cathartic. I am forever filled with gratitude for this practice.

Annie Ormonde

It was a year ago that Kelly came back from teacher training in LA and invited me for a practice Breathwork class that changed my life. I vividly remember getting up after that first experience and saying “what just happened and where has this been all my life?!” This practice has safely allowed me to grieve my own, my parents’, my grandparents’ trauma and loss. Each time, I am able to feel and release those stuffed down emotions, and let go of my daily life stresses. I rarely have missed a session since last year because this practice is so powerful. I am so grateful for Kelly, Debbie, and Courtney for bringing and sharing this practice with the community.

Jana BondarBusiness Owner

The first time I went to a Breathwork class I was not feeling bogged down, I just went to see what it was like. It was such a huge release for me, something that has been ruling me for years, and I let it out. It feels healed almost a year later, I am most surprised by that aspect, the weight of that self judgement has been lifted. Breathing that one class has had a profound impact on three of the most important relationships in my life. Each time I have returned to Breathwork has been a new experience. There are other significant things which are no longer running me, as well as some of the sessions a pure, overwhelming joy and gratitude. Sharing this practice with my friends and family has been amazing too! This year on my birthday I practiced a Breathwork class with my husband, my mom, and a handful of the most incredible friends who are my family. I have so much love for this practice, Kelly, Debbie & Courtney, and these gifts.

Joceyln Rudd

Breathwork has been such an important tool for my healing. It’s been the most effective way I found to really bring up and deal with the heavy emotions and pain I haven’t been able to process, especially from the things I don’t consciously remember or have even blocked out. It gives you an easy and clear path to release it from your mind and body. I’ve been using it to help heal from depression and anxiety caused from childhood trauma I didn’t realize I had until recently, where my emotional needs were not met as a child. Being able to fully feel and release the emotions has helped me to see and become more of who I always was underneath it all, that pain was never me and it was time to be free from it. I am more able to show up as my authentic self in a way I’ve never felt able to before. I’m so grateful for this practice!

Chantelle Mitchell

Debbie and Kelly’s Breathwork practice has provided me with the ability to breathe into myself into all the space of unwanted thoughts, pain, suffering and into past life’s and karmic ancestral patterns. Through the Breathwork practice they provide the guidance to move from the physical body and delve deep into my internal being of self into the landscape of self-awareness in unearthing emotions, trauma and physical pain through the breath. Kelly and Debbie guide the breath into opening up this internal landscape to the very essences of self to begin to heal from the inside into finding stillness within the breath.

Chantal Daignault

Breathwork reaches deeply inside me. A wide range of powerful emotions have come forth. It has helped me speak about and face some unsettled occurrences in my life. I’ve also happily had laughter released during Breathwork.

Larry Bartlett

Breathwork is one of the most unique and soul cleansing experiences I have encountered so far! I’ve tried it three times now and each time was completely different. I didn’t think I “needed” it because I didnt’ feel broken but then I realized that, that wasn’t the purpose at all. Breathwork is for what ever YOUR body needs in the moment of YOUR Breathwork practice. I have so much love and gratitude for my Breathwork guides and friends for re-introducing me to my own breath.

Lindsey Holland

Starting Breathwork, I was a bit skeptical fo waht some people shared about their experiences. Despite my skepticism, from my very first session, Breathwork has allowed me to tap into past experiences that I had a long forgotten about. It helped me deal with them from a different perspective. Guided by Courtney, I feel completely safe to experience any memories and emotions taht come up during a session. Her loving compassion and personal attention provide for a completely supported experience in a very profoundly touching and moving way. Anyone who wants to gain insight into how to move beyond past events, relatinoships, or thinking, should consider Breathwork.

Scott Shigeishi

Breathwork gives me the ability to free my emotions without having to label them, I get to just let go. For me, I am learning that not everything needs to be expressed through words- some thing’s just need to be released through emotion. I am forever grateful to Kelly and Courtney for introducing me to this work. After one breathwork session, I noticed a decrease in pain in my physical body and emotionally I felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders.

Allison TiplerTeacher

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