Living Yoga Method

Advanced Teacher Training

Become a LYM Breath Coach

Sept 2023 - May 2024 

Applications Closed

“Your breath is a doorway, it’s a way in! You can breath yourself into a new body, new levels of health, energy and vitality. You can unlock your emotions and free yourself from your traumas. You can breath yourself into meditation and a crystal clear state of mind. You can breathe through your anxieties, stresses and fears, and tap into deeper resources of strength, courage and confidence. But most of all, you can breathe yourself into a deeper connection with your own existence, truth and being, and that’s where the really good stuff starts happening.” ~ Steve


This 200+ hour LYM Advanced Teacher Training Programme, accredited by the Independent Yoga Network, offers an authentic and unparalleled training in advanced yogic breathwork. The programme is designed for life-hungry Living Yogis seeking an in-depth exploration of the complete and life transforming LYM Breathing System and certification as a LYM Breath Coach. The course is open to dedicated practitioners who have completed the Level 1 LYM Teacher Training (or equivalent) and who have a passionate appreciation for the transformative power of the breath. We are delighted to offer the programme at Wildwood in Hamble.

The Method

The LYM Breathing System is a comprehensive, effective and progressive breathwork training for the modern day practitioner wishing to develop the neccessary breathing skills to: 
- tap into new levels of energy ;
- shift psychological states at will ;
- build a robust and stress resilient nervous system;
- upgrade overall health and vitality;
- prepare for higher states of consciousness.

Designed as either an easy bolt-on to the standard LYM practice or as a stand alone training in its own right, the LYM Breathing System distills the ancient yogic system of pranayama into an authentic yet highly accessible path for genuine self transformation in our modern times.

The Course Objective

This course will offer you a map! A clear and coherent path through which you can  learn how to use your own breathing to breakthrough  from dis-ease to health; lethargy to vitality; stress to strength; anxiety to fearlessness; stagnancy to creativity and habitual conditioning to free & clear thinking. 

Armed with this knowledge, combined with the energy generated from your own intensive breathwork, you will be further trained in how to confidently and professionally coach others in the science of how to breathe our way back to health and wellbeing. As a LYM Breath Coach you will be trained and equipped with how to tailor-make the LYM Breathing System to suit individual needs, small groups and large gatherings in a myriad of different settings, online and in-person. This is the time yogis, more than ever before, to get people breathing!

Breath Coach Graduates 2022

"Completing the breath coach training was the most incredible experience. I literally came out a different person, physically and energetically. I learnt so much. I am so very grateful to have had access to that depth of teaching without having to travel to the Himalayas! It’s very special."

~ Suzy, LYM Breath Coach

"The Breath Coach course opened doors I never knew existed, it is MUCH more than just a Teacher Training course. It is a life upgrader, a limitation breaker, an evolutionary springboard. Keep asking for more, keep working for it, and keep following the path through the jungle that the Living Yoga Method has carved out for us! 
If you're lucky enough to have the opportunity in front of you, doing this course is the best decision you'll make since you decided to do the first TT course!"

Elliot, LYM Teacher & Breath Coach

"I would encourage anyone considering this course to grab the opportunity with both hands! For me, it was unexpectedly life changing... it solidified my living yoga practice, enabled me to move through lots of old baggage and changed the momentum of my life in the most positive of ways. I'm so grateful for everything I learned and gained on this course. "
~ Ruby, LYM Teacher & Breath Coach

"The LYM breath coach training was a highly transformational 9-months for me. It allowed me to completely upgrade my relationship with my breathing, and ultimately with myself. It's the obvious next step for anyone who wants to take their practice to the next level. It's not your run-of-the-mill breathwork course - it is completely unique and has a depth to it that is hard to come by these days. You won't find another like it." 


~ Ross, LYM Teacher & Breath Coach

"The Living Yoga Method breathwork teacher training course was amazing, life transforming and helped me to step over some serious, in built, limitations... why would you not?!"
 ~ Leanne, LYM Teacher & Breath Coach

"This course single handedly brought me out of a 'spiritual identity' that was only limiting me. It increased the level of energy in my system which gave me a very strong and stable foundation from which to continue and improve my teaching skills.
I highly recommend this course, even if you're unsure if it's 'for you'. It's definitely for you."

~ Jamie, LYM Teacher & Breath Coach

"The LYM Breathwork course is a game changer. Through being taught the ancient breathwork techniques, I was able to gain mastery and control of my breath and in turn greater mastery of my mind and emotions. The techniques give you an instant upgraded state and this paves the way for greater clarity and being your natural self. I cannot recommend this course enough to change the trajectory of your life, and to be able to offer this for other’s to change their life too. I am so very grateful that I made the choice to do this course." 
~ Lucy, LYM Breath Coach

Training to be a LYM Breath Coach

To become a LYM Breath Coach requires rigorous training . As Breath Coaches, our own bodies, minds and energy systems need to be engineered in such a way that we are able to effectively support others through whatever breakthrough process they need to achieve. To effectively calibrate your system in this way, Steve has designed a Programme unseen outside of the Himalayas. Along with in-depth study of both the practice and theory of the complete LYM Breathing System you will also explore advanced (long hold) Posture Training and Heat & Cold Contrast Training at Wildwood Fire & Ice facility. By the end of the Training Programme, you will be in no doubt about what can be achieved through the power of breath.

The Complete LYM Breathing System

The Training will include in-depth exploration of the practice and theory of:


  1. Double Breathing 
  2. Kapalabhati  Pranayama - Skull Shining Breath
  3. Bhastrika Pranayama - Bellow Breath
  4. Ujjayi Pranayama - Victorious Breath
  5. Nadi Shuddhi Pranayama - Purification of the Nadis
  6. Sushumna Pranayama - Spinal Breathing


  1. Moola Bandha - Root Lock
  2. Vajroli/Sahajoli Mudra - Gesture of the Thunderbolt
  3. Uddiyana Bandha - Abdominal Lift
  4. Jalandhara Bandha - Neck Lock
  5. Kechari Mudra - Tongue Seal
  6. Shambhavi Mudra - Eyebrow Gaze
  7. Maha Bandha
  8. Maha Mudra


  1. Kapalabhati Kriya
  2. Shakti Chalini Kriya
  3. Bhastrika Kriya
  4. Nadi Shuddhi Kriya
  5. Sushumna Kriya


  1. Neti - Nasal Cleansing
  2. Agni Sara / Nauli - Abdominal Churning
  3. Kapalabhati - Skull Shining
  4. Trataka - Steady Gazing
  5. Kunjal Kriya - Stomach Cleansing


  1. Uttanasana / Pashchimottanasana - Forward Bend
  2. Bhujangasana - Cobra
  3. Matsyendrasana - Spinal Twist
  4. Vipareeti Karani Mudra - Gesture of Inversion

Yoga Philosophy

To be a truly effective, motivating and inspiring LYM Breath Coach, it is necessary and also empowering to have a grounded understanding of the ancient yogic heritage in which all modern breath work has its roots. In Living Yoga the aim is always to make the philosophy (which is often drawn from texts hundreds, or even thousands, of years old),  practical, accessible and most importantly relevant to our modern times and needs . During the course you will explore a selection of aphorisms and verses drawn from both Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and Yogi Swatmarama’s Hatha Yoga Pradipika that are directly relevant to your practice and understanding of the LYM Breathing System. These aphorisms will not only serve to inspire and inform you, but also those with whom you share the Method. 


Our training days will take place in the heart of nature at our purpose built LYM facility at Wildwood in Hamble near Southampton. Wildwood is a captivatingly peaceful woodland , hidden away on the banks of Badnam Creek, a tributary of the River Hamble. The LYM facilities include a Giant Tipi where we share mealtimes and discussions around the fire; a  bespoke yoga cabin  for our Posture and Breath training and a  handcrafted sauna and cold plunge facility for our Fire & Ice training. There will also be opportunities during our training weekends to immerse ourselves in the magic of the woodland, taking quiet time to reflect and absorb the teachings. The beauty of Wildwood adds a unique and special component to truly enrich our training programme.


STEVE HARRISON - Founder of Yoga Sanctuary & the Living Yoga Method

SARAH HARRISON - Co-Director of Yoga Sanctuary & LYM Teacher

JULIE HYPHER - LYM Teacher & Custodian of Wildwood

ELLIOT HOUSE - LYM Teacher, Breath Coach & Pioneer of The Lunchtime Breathe

Course Requirements

To participate in this LYM Advanced Teacher Training Programme you will need to have first completed your LYM Level 1 certification (or equivalent); have maintained a regular practice of the 5 components of the Living Yoga Method; and be able to commit to all of the training days. You will need to have a fire in your belly and a passion for the Method, especially the breathing practices! You will also need to be in good physical and mental condition and be willing to bring all your energy to a truly amazing process.

Throughout the Programme it is necessary to maintain regular contact with Steve through attending the sessions (online or in person). For the duration of the course we offer Teacher Trainees 30% discount on Ashram Membership.

Course Structure

Our Advanced Teacher Training Programme runs over a period of 9 months with 8 training weekends at Wildwood, which includes a closing 4 day residential retreat.

Training Dates

Please note it is essential to attend all of the training sessions without exception to attain the LYM Breath Coach Certification.

Opening Non-Residential Training Weekend @ Wildwood, Hamble:

Friday 8th September 2023 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Saturday 9th September 2023 7am - 5pm
Sunday 10th September 2023 7am - 5pm

Six Non-Residential Weekends (Saturday & Sunday) 7:00am - 5:00pm @ Wildwood, Hamble :

7th & 8th October 20233th & 4th February 2024
4th & 5th November 202324th & 25th February 2024
9th & 10th December 202323rd & 24th March 2024
No training weekend in Jan 2024No training weekend in April 2024

Closing 4-Day Residential Retreat @ Wildwood, Hamble :

Thursday 2nd May 2024
Friday 3rd May 2024
Saturday 4th May 2024
Sunday 5th May 2024

Programme Fee Total: £2,750


  • 18 training days over 8 weekends and closing 4-day residential;
  • Lunch on each training day;
  • Full board accommodation of closing 4-day residential retreat;
  • Comprehensive LYM Breath Coach E-Manual.

Once your place has been confirmed, a deposit of £845 is required to secure your place on the programme, followed by 3 instalments of £635 due on 1st September 2023, 1st December 2023, 1st March 2024.


Applications Closed. 23/24 Programme is FULL.

Please email and outline the following:

  • Your reasons for wishing to enrol on the course;
  • Your commitment to the programme & willingness to undertake a process of self-transformation;
  • Your yogic journey to date;
  • Confirmation of (1) your capacity to meet course requirements & (2) ability to attend all of the training dates.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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