This online course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the most fundamental movement pattern that we have: breathing. This course can absolutely be completed in one sitting, which means two hours from now you can have an appreciation for breathing, ownership of the basics regarding assessment and intervention, and a huge smile on your face because you had as much fun watching this as I had making it. There are far too many conflicting messages out there surrounding breathing, and the sheer number of questions I receive on a daily basis prompted me to create this course. This course is digestible, this course will provide you with drills that you can implement RIGHT NOW, and this course, most importantly, is fun. So, please, kick, relax, and come breathe with the Maestro.

In this course I discuss:

  • What happens when we breathe
  • The roll of the diaphragm, vagus nerve, and CO2
  • How breathing affects different systems in our body including the GI system, pelvic floor, nervous system, musculoskeletal system
  • How focusing on the breath can improve health and performance
  • Proper pressurization strategies
  • What’s the deal with these breathing trends we’re hearing about today: Wim Hof Breathing and Nasal Breathing
  • Telltale signs that you or someone you love should focus a bit more on their breathing
  • Simple assessment strategies
  • Suggestions for easy ways to start working on your breathing
  • Videos of specific drills and exercises
  • Some more resources to take you farther down the rabbit hole

Course Layout:

Module 1: Intro (download your PDF!)
Module 2: Basic Anatomy and Physiology
Module 3: Nasal Breathing vs Mouth Breathing
Module 4: How Using Your Diaphragm Affects the Rest of Your Body
Module 5: Recap
Module 6: Simple Assessments
Module 7: Overarching Concepts and Diaphragmatic Breathing Drills
Module 8: Self Mobilization and Tactile Cueing
Module 9: Shape Breathing
Module 10: Breathing and Bracing
Module 11: Wim Hof Method
Module 12: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Module 13: Additional Resources
Module 14: Course Recap and Closing the Loop of Learning

Who is this course for?

Everyone! Yes, I’m serious. Breathing is the most fundamental movement pattern we have and yet the average person knows nothing about it. I created this course for anyone who breathes, treats those who breathe, or just wants to learn more about breathing. I’ve made this course for both the patient AND the provider. We’re all in this together.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Once I purchase the course will I be able to re-watch it or does it expire? Once you purchase the course you will have access to it for one year, BUT, you can download the individual videos to your computer and keep them FOREVER.

Do I have to complete the course in one sitting? Although it is absolutely possible to complete this course in one sitting (average time about 2.5 hours), the features of this online course allow you to stop and start at any point, track progress, and pick right up where you left off, whether it was three days ago or three months ago. Stop it, restart it, re-watch it, pop lock and drop it. Do what you'd like with it.

Can I get a copy of the slides? Yes. There is a link to download a PDF of the slides embedded in the welcome module of the course.

Does this course come with CEUs? No.


“For students, this video was a fantastic introduction to breathing and its importance for patients. It gave clear examples of how to include breathing while addressing each patient's condition in different positions working from fundamental to functional.”  – Hannah R.

“The Maestro is so motivating! She is engaging right out of the gates and all of the info is immediately applicable in the clinic!!” – Allison O.

“Shante’s ability to clearly convey the information, along with her great on-camera presence, made learning about breathing and its powerful effects very enjoyable. A definite must for anyone looking to start introducing breathwork to their clients.” – Jeff L.

“Breathing with the Maestro was an exceptional course! It was a great blend of content plus functional movement and video exercises – all relevant and easy to put into place immediately in practice! Thank you so much, and I can’t wait for more courses!” – Angela H.

“The Maestro has done it again, Simple solutions to breathing better…. Everyone can breathe, this just helps to get clients/friends/anyone even yourself to breathe better. Do yourself a favour, take a deep breath and learn with the Maestro.” – Jai W.