“Breema is a teaching of the heart, an expression of the unifying principle of Existence. Its purpose is to create harmony and balance between your mind, feelings, and body, and in your relationship to yourself, to others, and to all life.”
—Breema and the Nine Principles of Harmony
Registration is now open for the Breema Center’s 12-Month Breema Practitioner Course, which begins April 9-10, 2022. The purpose of this 12-month intensive weekend format is to support those who wish to cultivate a deeper relationship with the principles and practice of Breema. It is ideally suited for those interested in becoming a Certified Breema Practitioner and applying and integrating Breema into their profession(s), but all who wish to benefit from this opportunity are welcome to join.
By offering immersive monthly weekend workshops, the course allows for completion of all certification requirements in just 12 months, but also offers flexibility for those traveling from outside the Bay Area. For those who cannot attend monthly, there are many additional options for accruing certification hours.
Students will receive an experiential education in the philosophy and principles of Breema, and a practical education that will give them the ability to safely and effectively practice Breema as a practitioner. Please note that the Breema Center does not offer any vocational placement, nor does it claim that graduates of the program should or will be able to pursue Breema as an income source. This is left entirely up to each graduate, and all applicable state and local laws must be followed in order to practice professionally.
We will learn and practice a select repertoire of bodywork and Self-Breema sequences, all living expressions of the Nine Universal Principles of Harmony. As we study the comprehensive philosophy of Breema, we learn to apply the principles and philosophy of Breema in our own lives.
Studying Breema is experiential—we learn with the body, and the emphasis is on our own experience. Succinctly put, to study Breema is to study oneself. Breema offers perspectives and experiences that can become the foundation of a profound self-understanding with the potential to have a transformative effect on one’s life.
Those who receive a certificate of completion from the Breema Center for meeting all the requirements of practitioner certification are qualified to call themselves Certified Breema Practitioners. A total of 165 hours are required for practitioner certification. The 150 hours of Breema and Self-Breema classroom instruction can be accrued at the monthly practitioner weekend workshops, at workshops and weekly classes offered at the Breema Center, as well as at Breema intensives. In addition to classroom instruction, students must complete 15 hours of Anatomy and Physiology classes or assignments, participate in 6 touch support sessions with Certified Breema Instructors that we will schedule, and document 10 student practice sessions.
- $625 quarterly
- $2500 annually
Full payment (at any level) by the last day of the previous month includes a 10% discount.
Registration and receipt of payment (for one month, for the quarter, or for the entire year) entitles you to attend any classes at the Breema Center for the period you've paid for, at no charge!
Registering for the 12-Month Breema Practitioner Course does not automatically enroll you as a candidate for practitioner certification. If you wish to become a Certified Breema Practitioner, you need to fill out an application for the Practitioner Certificate Program here. This will help us stay in touch with you as you take workshops and classes to fulfill your requirements.
Monthly Workshop Schedule
Monthly workshops that can count toward practitioner certification will be offered the second weekend of each month, starting in April 2022:
April 9-10 Giving and Receiving Take Place Simultaneously
May 14-15 Deepening Connection to the Body
June 11-12 The Principle of No Hurry/No Pause
July 9-10 Summer Breema Intensive
Aug 13-14 Receptivity Is Needed to Be Present
Sept 10-11 (in Santa Cruz) The Nine Principles of Harmony
January 14-15, 2023
February 11-12, 2023
March 11-12, 2023
Saturday: 9:30 am-12:30 pm 2:00-5:00 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am-12:30 pm 2:00-5:00 pm
Most weekend classes will be held at the Breema Center, 6076 Claremont Ave, Oakland, CA 94618. Special retreat weekends will be offered at Hummingbird Valley, Santa Cruz, CA.
CE is available for massage therapists and bodyworkers, nurses, LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs based on attendance. $10 fee for processing .
All classes are taught by certified Breema Center instructors, many who have over 20 years of experience instructing and working with Breema’s principles. Among our instructors are professionals in the fields of bodywork and massage, somatic therapy, psychotherapy, medicine, chiropractic, dance/movement, business, education, and parenting.
Quotes from Instructors
After more than forty years of practicing Breema professionally, I still find it the most effective and transformative method I have ever known. Because it's based on a profound understanding of the universal laws that affect us, and directly addresses our fundamental structural, physiological, energetic, and psychological organization as humans, it's a phenomenal catalyst for improving physical, mental, emotional, and social health. Every person who studies Breema can apply it in their own life and profession to find greater meaning, satisfaction, and benefit. I wish everyone the opportunity to experience the essential support that Breema offers!
—Jon Schreiber, DC, Director of the Breema Center and Breema Clinic
Breema’s comprehensive, dynamic, somatic, and profoundly practical approach to understanding the purpose of life is without parallel, and offers a true window into both developmental psychology and the meaning of Consciousness. Its simple, holistic practice and principles can be applied to any activity and to every helping profession with an increasingly beneficial result for both practitioner and client.
—Angela Porter, LMFT, Psychotherapist, Graduate Psychology Professor, Trauma Specialist, and Breema Instructor
Breema infuses my life and medical practice with its dynamic, profound, and common-sense approach, that simultaneously supports the part and the whole, the practitioner and the patient, the individual and the universal. The magic of Breema is its practicality—starting with a direct experience of the body, we can develop a nurturing and supportive relationship with ourselves, from which we can offer true support to others. Breema addresses the visible manifestations of distress, yet looks at the state of the body and the planet as catalysts for inner growth.
—Alexandra Johnson, MD, Integrative Family Medicine Doctor and Breema Instructor
After practicing and teaching Breema for over 30 years, my respect and love for this approach to real health is stronger than ever. Breema gives me a solid foundation for meeting the challenges and demands of life with presence and harmony. The way it releases mental and emotional as well as physical tension is essential to health. Doing Breema bodywork, I move and use my body in a unique way that nothing else approaches—it's as important for my body as my exercise program.
—Denise Berezonsky, Associate Director of the Breema Clinic, Breema Practitioner and Instructor
Breema is so effective therapeutically because it addresses the full spectrum of our human experience. Breema dissolves the fundamental misconceptions that prevent us from experiencing health and well-being. Instead of fighting dis-ease, we can increase vitality, bringing mind, body, and feelings to function in unity. For over 20 years, Breema’s Nine Principles of Harmony have guided my work, allowing me and my clients to both be nurtured and energized by our exchange.
—Matthew Tousignant, Somatic Psychotherapist and Breema Instructor
The feeling that I am doing something meaningful for my life has always been rooted in my connection to the body. As a dancer, I see my body’s movement as a relationship to a bigger picture that ultimately includes so much more than any technique I have studied. After twenty-five years of learning and practicing a wide variety of movement modalities, Breema and the Nine Principles of Harmony have fundamentally shaped my approach to health and my work as a somatic educator and Nia instructor. Breema’s holistic philosophy applies to the work I share with students in my dance classes and inspires me with a direction for daily living-- to accept my body’s experience, allowing it to be a trustworthy guide, free of judgment, to listen to my body’s inherent potential, moment by moment, with body-mind connection, and to support it to let go of unnecessary tension or force. When I remember to apply these simple aspects of Breema, I experience more aliveness in myself, and nourishment for my body, mind, and feelings to work together and dance through life harmoniously.
— Alexis Mulhauser, Nia Dance, Yoga, and Breema Instructor