We are a group of folks committed to our own breath work, and to helping other people on this planet do the same.

David Deppeler

Fuses wisdom teachings, modern science, adult learning theory, and clinical experience to create rich, collaborative, team-learning experiences. Passionate about his paddle board, Labrador, and stretching his own thinking. Past lives:  Executive Partner and Director of Clinical Education at Therapeutic Associates, TAI BreathWorks designer, Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, breath work certifications through Better Physiology, Professional School of Behavioral Health Sciences and The Oxygen Advantage. Holden Qi Gong and Les Mils RPM instructor certifications. College All-American swimmer. Physical Therapy degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and a Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy from Andrews University.

Portland, OR USA  

Kelly Reed

Rooted in Physical Therapy, Yoga and Mindfulness teaching to empower the unfolding of one’s own ability for self-care. Passionate about reading, nature and little acts of kindness. Currently a staff physical therapist at TAI Cedar Hills Physical Therapy. Past lives: Chairman of the Board, Shareholder/Partner and Director of Cedar Hills Physical Therapy for Therapeutic Associates. Physical Therapy degree from Pacific University, Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist.  Breath work certifications from Better Physiology and The Oxygen Advantage. Collegiate All- American Softball player, Mother, Wife and Friend.

Portland, OR USA

Kat Burns

Energetically weaves together care, instruction, and humor. Balances orthopedic care, learning, teaching, and breath practices. Passionate about yoga, her paddleboard, her husband, and her cat Blink. Recent developments: a green thumb. Currently a physical therapist at TAI Gateway and TAI Crescent Village, faculty for Lane Community College, and a fellow-in-training for North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. Past lives: Doctor of Physical Therapy from Ithaca College, Certified Breathing Behavioral Analyst from the Professional School of Behavioral Health Sciences, Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist, yoga teacher training from ZenSpot Institute, Outward Bound, and NOLS courses.

Springfield, OR USA

Other Contributors

  • Betsy Ogden, Consultant, Pilates Instructor, Physical Therapist, and Founder of The Art of Going Gray
  • Terri Brancewicz Nichols, Consultant, and Speech Language Pathologist at Carilion Clinic
  • Steve Pearson, Editor, and Project Manager at Therapeutic Associates
  • Eric Trice, Web design, and founder of Effect Change Marketing