Welcome to the International Breathwork Foundation (IBF)

The International Breathwork Foundation is a world-wide network of people from different traditions and professions who are inspired by and interested in the practice of Conscious Breathing and Breathwork. The IBF warmly welcomes everyone who is interested in breathing as a tool for mental, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

What IBF does

Promotes international co-operation and exchange among conscious breathers and breathworkers.

Organises the annual Global Inspiration Conference (GIC), a high-energy experiential event that draws conscious breathers and breathworkers from around the world, coming together in a different location each year, to breathe, share, learn and enjoy.

Uniting and Inspiring People through Conscious Breathing


Conscious Breathing

When used in specific ways, breathing allows us to release and resolve emotions, belief systems, stresses and memories which are often inaccessible through the more conventional talking therapies.

Breathing, beyond the basic need for survival, acts as a bridge between spirit, mind, and body; between the conscious and the subconscious. "Conscious Breathing" is one of the quickest ways to open our hearts to love and inner peace, and to fill our bodies with life and health. Connecting the inhale with the exhale consciously and continuously, quickly connects us to our core, to each other, to Nature and to our wider existence. Conscious Breathing opens a channel to the deeper realities of life, providing the groundwork for personal development and reaching higher states of consciousness.

"Breathwork" involves the study and practice of breath awareness and conscious breathing for spirit, mind, and body. Breathworkers use the Breath and Breathing Techniques as tools for health, growth, therapy, and change. Breath Mastery can be used to enhance and accelerate human development and learning on all levels. Breathwork and Breathing Techniques are now being taught all over the world.


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IBF news

IBF and the United Nations - 15/12/2014

As we come to completion of the year 2014, we also enter a quite exciting time in IBF.  After 21 years of building up a solid base for our organisation, bringing the Global Inspiration Conference around the globe, uniting and inspiring people using conscious breathing, IBF is ready to grow to another level. IBF has taken the challenge offered two years ago by Julie Gerland to work on the application to the Consultative Status with ECOSOC, United Nations

IBF y las Naciones Unidas - Español - 15/12/2014

En este fin de año 2014, IBF esta entrado en un tiempo bastante excitante. Despues de estos 21 años construyendo a base sólida para nuestra organización, llevando a la Conferencia d'Inspiración Globale (GIC) alrededor del mundo, promoviendo unión e inspiración desde la respiración consciente, IBF esta lista ahora por un nuevo paso.

Un desafió lanzado hace 18 meses en India por Julie Gerland que lleva IBF a presentar su candidatura en junio 2015 para tener un estatuto consultativo en la comisión ECOSOC de las Naciones Unidas.

IBF et l’ONU - Français - 15/12/2014

En cette fin d'année 2014, IBF entre dans une période assez excitante.  Après 21 années de construction solide, amenant la Conference d'Inspiration Globale (GIC) de part le monde, apportant union et inspiration grâce à la respiration consciente, IBF est prête pour un nouveau pas en avant. 

IBF a décidé de relever le défit lancé il y a 18 mois en Inde par Julie Gerland et qui amène IBF à donner sa candidature en juin 2015 pour la commission ECOSOC des Nations Unies.

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