GRIT BreathWork Mentoring
Professional Training (Former Kayana Breathwork)

GRIT Breathwork is accredited by the - GPBA
Global Professional Breathwork Alliance

GRIT Breathwork is inspired in Conscious Connected Breathing CCB, an hour-long session with the rhythm of the breath used in this technique, influences neural activity, enhances memory recall and expands emotional awareness. It helps to release suppressed blockages from the autonomic nervous system.

We train you to be a Breathwork Mentor and trainer, by teaching you how the knowledge of breathing supports us in dealing holistically, consciously and clearly with the stresses of life’s challenges. Our focus is to bring mindfulness to the beauty and depth of mentoring skills: being present, caring, compassionate, knowledgeable and ethical.


GRIT Breathwork has been created with the intention of bringing harmony, meaning and purpose into building lively, caring, nourishing and loving relationships in all areas of life.

GRIT Breathwork is a somatic therapy process that aligns us with living what we teach, revealing and healing addictive habits and embedded traumas in the body, mind and emotion. It is inspired by Conscious Connected Breathing (CCB).

Individualised and Inspiring Training

Our training is tailor-made to suit the style and the needs of our clients. We take our community of freedom, love, respect and vision with us wherever we teach. 

This path can support you to learn the skills of a professional Breathwork practitioner and trainer, whether you are motivated by personal seeking or career goals.

Inspiring the leader within, our training includes a strong business component that prepares our Breathwork Mentors to practice and offer their best to private and business clients, as well as the possibility of assisting Viola and co-leading in different cities worldwide.

Supervision and Mentoring in Person and Online

We offer supervision and mentoring online. We also acknowledge and accredit the modules completed with other mutually agreed certified training centres.


We have twenty-eight years of experience working internationally in the field of breathwork, mentoring, coaching and psychotherapy

• Breathwork trainer since 1994, founder of Kayana Breathwork that in July 2021 transformed into GRIT Breathwork, transcultural psychotherapist, business consultant, author. Ambassador for Human Rights. Pioneer of Wellbeing and Mental Health Fitness in the workplace sice early nineties.
• Co-creator of BQ – Breath Intelligence and GRIT Method.
• Creator of the programs Breathwork for Recovery Training and Stress Mastery.
• Co-founder & CEO of GRIT Academy & Partner E.D. of Creative Women Platform.

Viola Edward Leader

• Breathwork trainer, transpersonal psychotherapist, birth facilitator.
• CRP-Self Realization Coach, active meditation and dance therapist, expert in “Five Elements Purification”.
• Co-founder and CFO of GRIT Academy, GRIT Method and Centro Rebirthing de Venezuela.
• Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Layla Edward Co-Leader

• WaterBreathFusion creator and body therapy expert.
• Founder of Body Therapy Centre in France.
• Geologist, engineer, ultra-light glider pilot. Author.

Michael de Glanville Co-Leader

• Integrative Medicine medical doctor, author, speaker and leading voice in the field of mind-body medicine and wellness.
• Expert in the field of energy, management and burnout, whose first book, BREATHE: Strategising Energy in the Age of Burnout, is fast becoming the go to guide for managing energy and optimising physical and mental health.

Dr Ela Manga Scientist Guest Faculty

• Biologist, author, teacher of functional anatomy and a clinical hypnotherapist.
• Breathworker and master teacher of Breatheology®, meditation, mindfulness and Mind Mastery.
• Creator and trainer of EVOLVE with Evolutionary Breathwork

Christopher Gladwell Scientist Guest Faculty

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