Why work with a Coach?

Working with a coach is fast way to find the breath work practices that work for you. The best approach is not always intuitive, but it becomes clear when we work together.  We use some smart technology called a CapnoTrainer and our own smarts that have come from years of experience working with people and the breath.

Our Approach

Learning Phases

Phase 1

Gain the incredibly valuable skill of improving chemistry and physiology, at will, through the breath. Capnography feedback and home practice are key to this phase.

Phase 2

Take the skills from Phase 1 into daily activities. This is where the work starts to make lasting changes.

Phase 3

Ninja-fy the skills of the first two phases. This phase is great for those wanting to improve athletic performance or go deeper in self-discovery meditative practices. We consider this phase “bonus territory.”

Why The CapnoTrainer®


The CapnoTrainer is a biofeedback tool developed by Better Physiology. This device allows us to monitor breath carbon dioxide, a key indicator of breathing behavior and blood chemistry. This technology helps us objectively understand where to start, and what practices are working. This is super valauble.

These devices are generally rented by the learner, and can be purchased.  We will send you a CapnoTrainer in the mail. The device easily connects to your Window’s based PC. 

The Coaching Process

The Process

The weekly coaching sessions are generally 45-minute in person or web-based experiences. Coaches guide explorers through a three-phase breath work learning system using capnography technology to monitor the physiological effects of the breath. This objective measure takes the guess work out of breath-work and makes it very specific to the person learning to breathe better. Explorers receive breath-work activities and education to help the learning stick and to speed the transformative effects of this work.

If this sounds interesting, click below to learn more about the coaching phases.

More Details on How This Goes 

  1. You dig around the website and decide to learn more.
  2. Contact us for a no-charge Introductory Information Session . This is a live conversation with a certified coach – to see if this work feels like a fit.
  3. If you decide to move forward, request a Coaching Package. We recommend the Starter Package. For many, this will be enough.
  4. We will send you a CapnoTrainer®. Most people rent the CapnoTrainer, though they can be purchased.
  5. We will work together over a web-based platform, like Zoom or Skype.


Things you’ll need

  • Computer that runs Windows and a good internet connection
  • Speaker, microphone, and a camera (we want to see and hear you)
  • Quiet, distraction free, or at least distraction lite environment
  • A little excitement and curiosity


We’ll help with the rest


Besides the therapy I had on location with Deppeler, I learned breathing techniques I still use every day. As an elite runner, it has been incredibly important. I felt an immediate change in training and noticed daily improvements. This work has also improved my sleep. I am happy to wake up feeling better.

Cameron Levins: 2012 Olympian, three-time Canadian XC Champion, 2012 Olympian, Canadian record holder in the 2 mile and the Marathon


I was wheezing and feeling tightness in my chest during hard workouts, and I had been told by doctors that I could implement a regimen of inhalers. I was uncomfortable with the diagnosis, and wanted to first try a more holistic approach. That’s what lead me to try David’s breath work program. I am so happy I did. Going through the breath work program has been a game changer for my athletic training and racing. I feel more in control and confident in my running workouts, and I am hitting personal bests in races. There is never one magic bullet with performance, but I now count breathwork as a fundamental component of athletic training, and I’d recommend it to anyone looking to improve performance, however that is defined.

Kate Grace, Olympian, 2016 Olympic Finalist, Team USA Track Athlete, 5x Team USA member, Pro Runner, Nike Athlete

General Health

“I was really struggling with my response to stress and some physical issues that were affecting my everyday life. I under the impression the breathing techniques I had used in the past were working in my favor. Within the first ten minutes, I realized there was more to it. Over the next month, I changed my response to stress with exercise and breathing practices. The difference has been astounding.“

Michael Ewing
Portland, OR

Sign up for Coaching

We recommend that you first request an Introductory Session. That gives us a chance to further explain the coached experience and gives you time to ask questions.

Or if you are ready to jump in, request a Starter Package.

Once we’ve received the request, we will contact you to work out the details.