Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Course Pranayama & Breathwork

with YACEP certificate – CE hours 30 HOURS

Ancient Indian Pranayama techniques & modern Breathwork



Join our interactive yoga teacher training on the 21st of January 2023

A special training hosted by Jane Bakx and Ilse Sobering.

Learn how to do and teach powerful breathing techniques and understand the background of breathing.

A practical interactive training with practising and creating your own breathwork routine.

What are you going to learn?

Your breath is THE KEY to physical and mental well-being.

If you know how to breathe properly, you can boost energy your energy, relieve pain, and transform your life.

In this training you dive into the science behind breathing, you create your own strong breathwork routine and you learn how to safely teach others breathwork.

You  dive into the power of breath.  You will understand how the breath influences us and can change the state of the body.

We will talk about Prana (life-force energy) and the different types of prana and how to influence them with your breath.

You will learn more on the anatomy of breathing: we will dive into the working of the respiratory system, the muscles of breathing, nervous system (parasympathetic NS versus sympathetic NS) and heart rate.

You will learn more about homeostasis, hyperventilation and what happens to your brain when breathing..

How do you teach Pranayama and breathwork (in general)

Learn more about the benefits and contraindications of the various breathing techniques

Understand the difference between subtle versus strong breathing practices

Self Practice!!  With breathing techniques it is really important that you know how it works and that you feel the benefits. You will work on creating a daily breathing routine.

And you will practice the breathing techniques together.  You will be able to practice teaching amongst  other students in small groups (in Break-out rooms live online)

I loved this course!

I recently participated in a great in-depth online 30h breathwork course with Jane and Ilse. Wonderful teachers full with valuable knowledge and wisdom they shared with us. Normally I would prefer courses in person. However for now was it perfect to still participate in the course at my own pace and still feeling connected to the group and Ilse and Jane.

I would recommend this if you are looking for an easy approachable course to get more in depth with your own practice or if you are interested in teaching breath work to others.

Jorijn vriesendorp

Thank you

I would like to thank you for all the great work you have put into the course. The course exceeds my expectations in terms of content, presentation, knowledge and structure.

Although I had promised myself not to do online courses or training anymore, this course is really worth it.

Many thanks.


Isabel di Fede

More about Jane & Ilse

The teachers

I host and teach this training together with Jane Bakx who is an experienced E-500RYT Yoga Teacher.

We have been hosting a lot of teacher training courses together over the last 5 years. We have hosted teacher training courses in The Netherlands in Spain and online.

”The perfect duo!” This is the feedback we get every single time we teach a yoga teacher training together.

Our students say we complement each other so well, we are the perfect Yin & Yang, a good balance between heart energy and being grounded.

I like working with Jane. Jane knows so much about anatomy, alignment and the practical part of teaching. I love teaching about philosophy, energy, pranayama and meditation. This makes us a great team.

Ilse-Marie Sobering 

Spiritueel (Business) Mentor, International Yoga & Meditation Teacher E-RYT 500, EFT Practicioner, Energy Healer & Mindfulness en Breathwork Trainer

I am Ilse I am passionate about energy, how our brain works, about heart intelligence, the connection between your brain and your heart.

I have specialized in working with energy, manifestation, the power of breathing, meditation, Yoga Nidra & hypnosis.

Studying, learning new things and implementing them makes me very happy. Especially about ancient wisdom combined with contemporary science and research. And my great passion is to share the things I’ve learned with you

Pranayama & Breathwork

For me learning more about the power of your own breath really changed my life!! I really think that if you know how to work with your breath, that it can really change your life.

Since I have started with yoga, I have always been drawn to the ancient pranayama techniques and the more modern adaptations of those techniques that we now call “breathwork” . I always include them in the classes that I teach and over the years I have studied a lot on the breath. Breathwork & Meditation became my favorite topics to teach. Therefore I am very excited about this training!

Via House Of InnerPower you can follow various training courses, both online, in Spain and in the Netherlands and Belgium.

I did a Yin Yoga TT with Ilse and the Yoga Nidra Training Course and can absolutely recommend it! Ilse has a huge knowledge of Yoga and she is a really go0d teacher!
Even in this special times, where the training could only be hold online, she managed to create a beautiful atmosphere and connection in the course. If there is any other training with Ilse in the future I will do it ! ????
Alexandra Miebach / Yoga Teacher, Germany
Learn from the best' is what they say. And so I did!
Ilse is a down to earth spiritual guide.
She knows a lot about all the different facets of yoga & meditation. And she's passionate to share all her knowledge.
For me it uplifted the complete yoga experience
Julia  Persijn / Yoga Teacher The Netherlands
Ilse is such a warm and open-hearted woman, so encouraging and conscious, so funny and true, that it was a real pleasure and big inspiration to attend her philosophy lessons and the meditation, pranayama and asana classes.
To me she really managed to make this whole spiritual part of yoga somewhat tangible and also fun and I feel that I now understand so much more what yoga actually is and what benefits it has for my life as a student as well as a teacher.
If you ever have the chance to attend one of Ilse's retreats, classes or trainings please do so and experience her unique female guru energy.
Tatjana Niederpruem / Yoga Teacher Germany

Jane Bakx

Yoga, Meditation & Breath Teacher 500 E-RYT

Jane is an E-RYT500 yoga teacher (Yoga Alliance certified) from the Netherlands. She lived most of her life in Amsterdam and worked as a producer in advertising. She has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and teaching for over 5 years. After her two yoga studies (both in India), she decided to leave her job in advertising and follow her heart and passion for yoga full-time. Since then she has been teaching all over the world and organizing yoga teacher training courses and retreats. Jane’s home base is now on Bonaire, a small island in the Caribbean Netherlands.
Yoga for Jane is mainly about connecting with yourself; with your body, mind and heart. Yoga teaches you to listen to your body more. The focus in Jane’s classes is therefore on making that connection with yourself and at the same time on gaining strength and flexibility.
She mainly teaches Vinyasa yoga and Yin yoga. Both styles in her own way. In her Vinyasa classes you move quite slow so that you can really get into the poses, feel your body and build a lot of strength. During the Yin classes you go deep inside.
Jane also has an enormous passion for the human body, anatomy and physiology. You will notice this in her instructions during her yoga classes. During the teacher training courses it is very clear too as Jane is  super happy to share her passion and teach her students everything about the human body, related to yoga, in an enthusiastic, clear and fun way.


Course details


You will learn more about:

  • Respiratory system
  • Muscles of breathing
  • Connection breath
  • Nervous system (parasympathetic NS versus sympathetic NS)
  • Heart rate.
  • Homeostasis
  • Hyperventilation
  • Brain.
  • Vagus nerve
  • General benefits and contraindications of pranayama.

In the philosopy sessions we will discuss:

  • Prana (life-force energy)
  • Various types of energy connected with our breath
  • Vayus and how to stimulate and calm them
  • Koshas concept and how it realtes to the breath
  • Mindfulness and the power of awareness
  • Why do we practice Pranayama?
  • The ultimate aim of yoga

  • How do you teach Pranayama (in general) or how to practice it yourself
  • Benefits and contraindications
  • Around 10 traditional pranayamas (Indian yoga)
  • Subtle versus strong breathing practices
  • Modern breathwork techniques
  • Practice teaching amongst students (in Break-out rooms live online)

Extra bonus topics:

  • Stress management
  • Connecting to the body
  • Breath and Yoga asana practice

How is the course built up?

The curriculum of our breathwork course includes the following:

  • 15 hours yoga technique, training, and practice

  • 7 hours teaching methodology

  • 4 hours anatomy and physiology

  • 4 hours yoga philosophy

For who is this training?

  • Yoga practitioners who want to learn about traditional Pranayama and modern breathwork, how to practice it and teach it

  • Qualified yoga teachers who want to learn Pranayama to expand their scope of teaching

  • Mindfulness & life coaches, bodyworkers and healers who want to deepen their own understanding and practice and for using it in their work

  • Yoga Alliance RYT-200/500 Teachers who are looking for Yoga Alliance CEU hours

  • Yoga studios and yoga school owners who want to add value to the classes they offer to their clients

  • Yoga Alliance International registered Teachers who have their 300 Hour Yoga Training and want to continue building their hours (eg. 300 Hour + 25 Hour = 325 Hours with Yoga Alliance International)


Anyone can do breathwork, but since we teach many various techniques and some are not for everyone, I ask you to please contact me if you have any injuries, illnesses or doubts about your physical or mental abilities.

Yoga Alliance®

Yoga Alliance® 30 hour – International Recognized Certification for Continuous Education Our 30-hour online Pranayama course is registered with Yoga Alliance® USA. This is an international body that sets international standards for Yoga Teacher Training Programs. Our course is recognized by Yoga Alliance as 30 hours of continuing training for Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT).Upon completion of this course, students will receive a certificate from InnerPower Yoga and Jane Bakx Yoga for 30 hours of Pranayama / Breathwork training. When you are a registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance®, you can add 30 hours to your total hours.


Benefits of our course set-up

  • 8 sessions in 4 weeks
  • 4 sessions in the weekend and 4 sessions on Tuesday evening
  • 20 Pranayama sessions to do in your own time (with video)
  • Time to digest the information & repeat classes in your own time
  • You can combine this course with your work
  • Go at your own pace
  • Your mentor is there for you during the whole course

Personal Contact

Personal contact


Are you worried that an online training means that it will not be personal? We understand that, so we want to make sure that that will not happen.

BEFORE – PRECAREYou can talk with us over the phone, via email or Whatsapp concerning any questions about the course. And at the start of the course, we will have an online live video session with a welcome speech, introduction round and Q&A.

DURING THE COURSEA big part of the classes will be via live online video sessions. You can ask direct questions, chat and interact. We have Q&A check-in moments every day.And during the live online sessions, we give you time to practice teaching with your fellow students via Zoom (Break-out rooms). It’s a great way to share and bond with the group and of course, practice your teaching/practice skills.You will also have one of the teachers as a personal mentor. You can always have a personal chat with your mentor via email, phone or Whatsapp.

AFTERCAREAt the end of the course, we will have an online live meeting for feedback and Q&A. And you can always ask the teachers additional questions after the course.In general, we have very supportive groups. From experience, we can say that there is a lot of interaction and sharing between the students after the course. Which is very valuable and special.

More reasons to do our training

  • We are down to earth yogis, that love the spiritual side, but like to make it very prcatical as well.

  • We prefer walking with small groups – we want to give you a lot of personal attention

  • Practice teaching with fellow students online

  • Not webinar-style with lots of students. With us, you get to ask questions and interact with the group

  • You learn from two teachers complementing each other so well, so you get a very wide range of knowledge.

  • One of the teachers will be your personal mentor


DATES 2023:The course starts on Thursday 13 April 2023.

From  that day you can practice breathwork every day (short sessions, preferably in the morning) during the whole course (4 weeks).

You do these breathwork practices with the help of pre-recorded videos.

The last live online session is on Tuesday 9 May 2023

Schedule course

Live sessions via ZOOM:

Thursday 13 April 2023 19:00 – 21:30 CET

Saturday 15 April 2023 16:30 – 19:00 CET
Sunday 16 April 2023 17:15 – 19:45  CET
Tuesday 18 April 2023 19:30 – 21:30  CET
Saturday 22 April 2023 16:30  – 19:00  CET
Tuesday 25 April 2023 19:30 PM – 21:30 CET
Sat 29 April 2023 17:15  – 19:45 CET
Tuesday 9 May 2023 19:30  – 21:30 CET


Times are in CET = Central European Time (Amsterdam, Netherlands)The live online sessions are also suitable for students in various time zones like Canada, USA, Africa and parts of Asia.If you are confused about what time it will be in your location, try the online time zone calculator.And remember you can also do this training by watching the recorded sessions in your own time.

Your investment:

Regular price: 475 EUR / 500 USD

We have the option to pay in 2 installments. You pay 247.50 EUR / 260 USD* per installment.

Please contact us for more info and the terms & conditions.

Price is included an extensive digital manual, to use during the training, and also as a guide for later reference after the course. We will send you the manual in digital form.

Book this training

Please send me an email or contact me via the contact form if you would like further information, have doubts or questions. Or use the button below to reserve your spot.


Live online sessions will be hosted via Zoom. It’s an easy set up, so no worries if you are not super technical. And we are always happy to help you if needed.


Sometimes you might want to use a prop, but don’t worry if you don’t have props at home. We can be creative. You can use a rolled-up or folded towel or small blanket, pillow or cushion and a book.

Yes, I would like to join!


You have created a strong breathwork practice routine for yourself  to calm, balance & energize your body and mind

You feel stronger, more empowered and energized

You will have more knowledge on the importance of the breath and how it can make a huge impact on your life.

You understand and can explain to others how the breath affects your physical body and how it affects your energy

You feel confident to teach others pranayama and breathwork exercises.

Yes, I would like to join!