Australian Academy of Breathwork

Definition of Breathwork: A safe simple breathing technique that provides the opportunity to see and change patterns and thoughts from the past, that may hinder or stop you from enjoying your life in the present.

What is Breathwork?

Breathwork, as it was originally practiced and taught by its founder Leonard Orr, is a very gentle breathing process. This type of breathing releases physical, emotional and mental stress, energises the body and induces a deep state of relaxation and clarity of mind.

During the Breathwork process most people have profound insights into their lives, and are able to see solutions to their problems.

The aim of Breathwork is the expansion of awareness, and becoming more enlightened with, and accepting of oneself.

The breathing technique is called connected breathing – breathing without any pause between the inhale and exhale. The body is oxygenated and as increased amounts of energy reach parts of the body that have long been held in tension, stored or suppressed memories,emotions and mental patterns are recalled and released.

Once a person has passed through the initial release stage, the session becomes meditative and a deep sense of relaxation and heightened awareness is reached.


Featured Members

Michael Barton

Board Member

Elise Carr

Board Member


A little about how Rebirthing and Breathwork came into my life. I was trying to find some answers for my brother, an amazing man, who seemingly overnight fell into deep depression. I was introduced to a Rebirther by Wendy (my wife) and I started to understand what was happening to him. Then as so often happens when helping others, I started to understand much more about me and my family’s journey. We had faced adversity in 1981 when our 3 year old daughter had a stroke caused by a brain tumor. She is in our full time care. Breathwork helped us acknowledge how amazing life truly is, even with our challenges in life. I am now a Rebirther/ Breathworker and Rebirthing continues to help me stay clear and truly see how beautiful life is.


Since rebirthing has been a part of my life, I now value myself like never before. I love and accept who I am and I see the unhappy moments for what they are, just moments. I now have the tools to make my life the life that I want and I know that I am exactly where I am meant to be.


“I have worked with and experienced many therapies and techniques throughout my professional career. What Rebirthing / Breathwork achieves for the ‘rebirthee’ is more profound, complete, and spiritually transforming than any other technique I have been exposed to.”