facilitator training

Rebirthing Breathwork

Rebirthing is a holistic, intuitive breathing technique that was developed 1974 by Leonard Orr in the U.S.A. It is one of the methods of self-discovery that has found considerable attention in recent decades. Our goal is to find our inner Self and center. Rebirthing is a breathing technique in which you make direct contact with your divine life energy. The power and energy of your own breath can heal you on a physical, mental, spiritual and emotional level.

It is a holistic, intuitive form of breathing in which inhalation and exhalation are continuously connected and thus creating a deeper relaxation. Rebirthing is also referred to as “connected breathing” or “conscious connected breathing”. Breathing puts you directly in touch with all your emotions and feelings, especially when they are unprocessed or perhaps pushed away, allowing you to process and eventually release them.

Actually, rebirthing is so much more than just a simple breathing technique. This form of breathwork consists of three pillars: connected breathing (breathing itself), spiritual psychology (including mindset, creative power and trauma release), and spiritual purification with the elements of water, fire, earth, air and spirit (energy).

In this professional training you will learn all about it. The training is packed with interesting seminars as well as giving and receiving breathwork sessions yourself. After this training you can decide to become a Rebirthing Breathwork Facilitator by successfully guiding 3 people through 10 sessions and you will receive 6 months of supervision.

Levels I, II and III

The depth of the breath

Level I: Basic Rebirthing Breathwork and Spiritual Purification Training

Enhances your personal development and growth, to create more abundance, self love and happiness in your life and use the art of Rebirthing. Level 1 is aimed for all people who want to:

  • live a happier, healthier and more authentic life;
  • develop perfect self-acceptance and self-love;
  • lead true, fulfilling and trusting loving relationships;
  • live in abundance at all levels: financially, emotionally, mentally and spiritually;
  • dissolve breathing blockades and once again want to breathe deeply and fully;
  • recognize and resolve limiting beliefs.

Level II: Breath mastery

To help you build your professional success, to realize your dreams and goals, and to learn more skills to be a good Rebirther. Level 2 is aimed at all people who have already completed level 1 and:

  • want to deepen their own process
    want to more successfully build their clientele;
  • want to accompany other people through the Rebirthing process;
  • are already working as a coach, therapist, trainer or consultant and would like to better understand the concerns of their clients and accompany them even more effectively;
  • are in a leadership position and want to motivate with more clarity, authenticity and with sensitive purposefulness;
  • are working as a midwife and want to accompany the pregnancy and birth process even better by integrating their own birth experience.

Level III: Communication & Leadership

Designed to enhance your communication skills, reflect your life through nonviolent communication and to create support and spiritual community and become a leader in your field. Level 3 is aimed at all people who have already completed level 2 and want to:

  • clarify accumulated questions from the level 1 & 2 on the basis of the “non-violent communication” in the depth;
  • complete the training levels and start their career as a Rebirthing Breathwork Facilitator;
  • spend a wonderful time with authentic and open people in order to unfold their full potential.

your breath is your medicine

Why this training?

To use the breath in your personal life for your own inner healing and joy; to become a professional breathing guide & teacher, and to accompany a woman during pregnancy and childbirth for pregnant women, partners and professionals.

In these trainings we use conscious energy breathing and spiritual purification with earth, fire, air and water – the physical aspects of the universal power – as well as the power of our thoughts to make our lives even more successful. Loving community supports our experience. This is the training created by Leonard Orr, expanded with modern techniques and activities.

Rebirthing is intuitive, connected and gentle breathing. The feeling of self-love, creativity, healing and inner peace is the result of a breathing session. These trainings are the cornerstone for a well-founded Rebirthing training, which was completed by many successful Rebirthers. It connects us with our intuition, love and our natural divinity. The techniques with the four elements heal and purify our energy body, and help every good Rebirther to increase his/her personal radiance, and is helpful to all spiritual seekers.

training content 

What you will learn

Breathwork & exchange

  • Introduction to Connected Breathing created by Leonard Orr
  • The physiology of the breath & why conscious breathing can make you happier
  • Breath-instructions and breath-awareness
  • How the birth experience affects relationships & our whole life

Mind mastery

  • How to get rid of negative beliefs and make the mind your best friend
  • Introduction to spiritual psychology: the 16 Biggies
  • The personal law: destructive beliefs about ourselves
  • How our subconscious shapes our reality
  • The key to happiness & abundance

Spiritual purification

  • How to use the power of the elements for spiritual purification
  • Air: special breathing exercises
  • Earth: healthy diet, fasting & exercise
  • Water: warm & cold water rebirthing
  • Fire: campfire & other possibilities
  • Ether: energywork based on Reiki & Pranic Healing

Forgiveness, self-love & gratitude

  • How old injuries can help us get into shape
  • Inner Child work
  • Residual pain from birth, childhood & adolescence
  • Self-love: the foundation for happy relationships
  • Body awareness – breathing in front of the mirror

Becoming a breath-guide

  • How to professionally accompany Rebirthing Sessions
  • Ethics of a Rebirther
  • The energy cycle and what you should be aware of
  • Phenomenon during a breathing session and how to handle it
  • Breath awareness
  • Development of intuition and self-confidence in accompanying breathing sessions

Prosperity consciousness

  • What is your life’s task and mission?
  • How to increase your happiness in all areas of your life
  • Poverty mind vs. Prosperity consciousness
  • How to build a full clientele within 30 days (no matter what!)

Happiness, health & physical immortality

  • How to break free from collective beliefs about sickness and death and keep your body young, vital and healthy
  • Physical immortality: mistaken belief or health promoting philosophy?

Flourishing relationships

  • Non-violent communication skills
  • The cure of guilt, shame, anger and rage
  • What drives revenge?
  • Trauma healing and senility
  • Family constellations

Leadership training

  • How to become a successful Rebirther
  • Qualities of a leader
  • Giving lectures & speeches
  • Building community
  • Organizing seminars

After completion of level I & II

  • Learn to support the birthing process and how to rebirth children
  • Learn and experience warm and cold water Rebirthing
  • Certification will happen after successfully guiding 3 clients through 10 sessions

Training, retreat and therapy in one

Karin Seelen

“The 3 week RB training of Heike and Dorien has really enriched my life. I’m still processing all the amazing things we’ve learned.Heike and Dorien are a well balanced team and are really present. They both are great teachers.I never would’ve thought it would be so complete; a mix of super inspirational seminars, giving and receiving sessions, exercises and sharings. It’s a unique thing to be in a group for 3 weeks and to learn so much about Rebirthing and at the same time about yourself. It actually felt like a training, retreat and therapy in one. I’m so grateful to have a new community that supports each other, to have new skills to share and to have learned so much more about myself and the world.It’s a beautiful gift to be able to spread the magic of Rebirthing Breathwork now.Thank you thank you thank you! ♥️ “

Who you’ll learn from


Heike Strombach, Accredited Rebirthing Breathwork facilitator & trainer

From 1991 till his death, Heike was a close associate, friend and student of Leonard Orr, the founder of Rebirthing Breathwork. She has traveled the world for 9-day and 21-day Rebirthing Breathwork trainings for more than 30 years.

Heike owns a fulltime Rebirthing Breathwork center in Wipperfürth, where she receives clients for Breathwork sessions and organizes regular events, such as the basic 9-day and 3-week professional trainings.

Dorien Blaauw, Accredited Rebirthing Breathwork facilitator & trainer

Dorien was trained and certified by Heike in januari 2020, shortly after she received a clear message from her higher self in her first Rebirthing session. Since then, she has successfully guided over 40 people through transformative 10-session journeys.

Dorien also created an online course on the basics of breathwork, including many (breathing) exercises, to make breathwork accessible for the larger public.

dates, pricing & location


Next dates

No upcoming dates (yet). Send an email to hi@dorienblaauw.com to receive updates about upcoming trainings.


Gulpen, The Netherlands (close to Maastricht)


  • 3-week professional training: €5150 incl. 21% VAT (private bedroom) or €4650 (shared bedroom). This includes the training,  accommodation and meals, supervision & certification.
  • 9-month professional training: €5150 incl. 21% VAT (shared bedroom). This includes the training, accommodation and meals, supervision & certification.

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  • You will have had a minimum of 3 Rebirthing Breathwork sessions with a certificed Rebirther and you will have an online intake with Dorien Blaauw and/or Heike Strombach
  • After payment (of the first installment) you’re guaranteed a spot

Transformation on all levels

Kees van Nunen

“I remember walking in on the first day of the training, feeling insecure, a little out of place and full of questions about what the coming 3 weeks would be like. In the weeks before, I lost my job, my relationship ended, so loads to process and somehow this training popped up and decided to book it instantly based on pure gut feeling. So my journey began and what a journey it was.

The last 5 years have been a journey of self-exploration, with tons of different experiences and therapies, really getting to know myself. My core beliefs that I found were: “I am not welcome”, “I am not worthy of love” & “I can’t do it on my own”. During coaching and therapy I was already able to pinpoint the origin of most of these beliefs, based upon my birth trauma (twin, early birth and incubator) and the relationship with my parents (parental disapprovement). I worked a lot with these beliefs, trying to change them, but was never really able to make big shifts. Until now. 

Under the guidance of Heike & Dorien, I was able to go deep and truly heal. They challenged and pushed me when needed, guiding me to really be honest with myself and take responsibility back instead of stay in victimhood. And the breath did the rest. I did over 15 session in 3 weeks, peeling the onion of my trauma’s, removing layer after layer. It was one of the hardest journeys of my life, I was on the verge of quitting multiple times, but I am so glad I stayed and pushed through. 

For the first time in my life, I feel that I truly belong, that I am welcome, loved and I can just be, without the need to prove myself constantly to feel safe. During the 3 weeks I found my new purpose in life, reconnected with my spirituality and most importantly found a deep and loving connection with myself. 

So if you feel ready to take the leap and do the work, this might be it for you as well. For me it feels this healing journey transformed me on a physical, mental, spiritual and even soul level. My friends say they met a completely new version of me, Kees 2.0 and my physiotherapist even saw a transformation of my upper torso, due to the fact that my breathing system opened up more. 

I feel so much gratitude and love for my journey, for Heike and Dorien, for providing me with all the love, support and guidance needed. I can’t wait to share this wisdom and beautiful work with my future clients, enabling them to grow, transform and heal.”

One of the best experiences of my life!

Emma Bauling

“This training has been one of the best experiences of my life! During the training we lived together for 3 weeks. We spent our days giving and receiving sessions, listening to lectures and seminars and reflecting on our experiences in our sharing circles. My favorite days were the integration days, when we would sit in silence by the fire. Journaling and reflecting about our process, letting the fire dissolve our old limitations, fears and struggles and fueling ourselves with new beliefs and thought patterns. Yes, we learnt all about the breath and Rebirthing Breathwork in particular, but most of all we learnt about ourselves and our inner world. Becoming a Rebirthing Breathwork Facilitator is all about getting to know yourself first, so you can then start to help others from a deep level of understanding. The lessons in spiritual purification (cleaning the energy field) and spiritual psychology (clearing the mind) have been most helpful in this process. 

I’m very grateful to have been able to join in in this magical experience! Although we’ve all made our way back home since the training, we’re still very connected as a group. We come together every month sharing our successes and our struggles, always heling each other out if necessary. To me they are like my family. 

Thank you for Heike, Dorien and of course Leonard Orr for making this experience possible.”

Divine trust inside of myself

Amanda Molenaar

“I feel so much more aligned with my true self. I already knew many things about myself and life, but this time I could really FEEL it. I felt the divine trust deeply inside of myself, and this made me feel simply magnificent.”

I found a treasure in Rebirthing Breathwork

Martine van der Meulen

“I did the 3-week training and I can honestly say it changed my life. For example: when I arrived, I had no intention to start my own business – and guess what I’m doing at the moment? From the first second we had an amazing connection as a group. Because you start giving each other sessions on day one (that’s not a joke, just dive into it!) there is no time to get nervous and you get to know each other very well in a short time. I loved that everybody felt at ease enough to let this happen. For me personally, I found a treasure in Rebirthing Breathwork. I love that I found it and I love that I am now able to share it! And I am so grateful for the community that we are building together ♥️”

Amazing learning experience


“The three week training was absolutely amazing. Dorien and Heike teach with so much passion and love. It’s amazing to see what the breath can do. During the three weeks you have the time to see a lot of different people breathe and do a lot of sessions yourself. Also you learn a lot about the breath and spiritual purification. The three weeks can be intense and challenging because you will definitely be confronted with some of your own beliefs and patterns. This however makes it an amazing learning experience and a beautiful opportunity to grow as a person.”

Empowering to go through darkness & light


“To me it was an incredible deep dive into my subconsciousness in very safe and green surroundings. I left so much lighter than I came and I am excited again to play in my life. I came to understand myself on a deeper level and I got to improve the flow in so many aspects of my life. The guidance of Heike and Dorien is so loving and wise. I loved how they balanced out the feminine and masculine in the schedule, the beautiful information they provided and their loving care. It was very empowering to go through the darkness and light with this beautiful group of like minded. I am so so grateful, thank you from my (now even bigger) heart.”

Verdieping op alle kennis die ik al had

Deelnemer training mei/juni 2021

“Ik vond deze training een hele bijzondere ervaring die ik echt niet had willen missen! Ik heb zoveel geleerd over mezelf, de ademhaling, spirituele psychologie. Het was echt een verdieping op alle kennis die ik al had op het gebied van persoonlijke ontwikkeling. Echt een ervaring voor het leven. Ook als je geen breathwork facilitator wil worden is het een aanrader om de training te volgen. Dorien en Heike, heel erg bedankt voor deze bijzondere journey!”

The training is very wholesome


“This training has opened me to new spiritual planes and made life pleasurable beyond words. Each time I think about having been able to do this training I feel tears of gratefulness come up. Thank you Dorien and Heike, this was truly transformational for me. With love I will help bring this into the world. If you are feeling stuck, feel a calling, or deep down you know that life could be endless for you? Then this is a training I wholeheartedly recommend. Do it, do it, do it. Listen to your intuition when it is curious about rebirthing breathwork and lay yourself in the loving and professional guidance of Heike and Dorien. The training is very wholesome and with the practice and theory that you get, I felt that everything I understood about life come together. All the pieces of the puzzle fit! HA! And how joyous life is for me now. Whatever comes my way, I know now that I have the tools to deal with it. Besides that ofcourse I feel very confident in being able to give and guide rebirthing sessions. I feel very excited and grateful, thank you! I love you and honor you both. Beautiful divine beings.”

Uitgebalanceerd & Empowering

Merijn Schuurman

“Een opleiding waarin alles samen komt, samen valt & die je samen draagt. Uitgebalanceerd & Empowering. Vol kennis, kunde, liefde, compassie en respect voor het vak, elkaar, het leven, de elementen en de voorouders. En dan is er ook nog ruimte voor aardse humor, sporten, op jezelf zijn en lekker eten!”


Dorien Blaauw
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E-mail: hi[at]dorienblaauw.com
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