Become a Certified Oxygen Advantage® Coach7-10 Mar 2024
Join our transformative 4-day retreat in Scotland with master coaches Gray Caws and Andrew Ritchie. Plus live online training with breathing expert Patrick McKeown.
Ardmay House, Arrochar, Scotland
Interested in finding out more?
Book a call today to discover how this retreat training can transform your personal practice and teaching skills.
£2495.00 per person
Single and double rooms available with shared bathroom facilities.
3-month payment plan available.
Certify to teach the Oxygen Advantage breathwork method.
Exclusive online access
Immediate access to extensive online training portal.
Training with Patrick McKeown
14 hours live online training with leading breath expert and OA founder Patrik McKeown.
2 x 30-minute one-to-one sessions with lead coach.
Who is the training for?
- Coaches who want to complement an existing practice or business.
- Medical doctors, therapists and other health professionals who are looking to deliver a deeper understanding in breathwork and functional movement to patients and clients.
- Anyone who wants to fully immerse themselves in the power of breath.
Prerequisites to joining the retreat
You don’t need any qualifications to start the certification. There are no prerequisites to join the course, everyone is welcome.
The certification process
When you are confident with the course material you have learned you need to:
- Pass an online exam.
- Complete three case studies on practise clients through three weeks of coaching (online via zoom or in person).
There is no time limit on the exam or case studies. You can progress at your own pace through the learning material.
[I really liked] combining the practical with the theory. The walk on day 3 was excellent, and then combining that with the indoor walking and the practice was a good finish to the course. I thought Gray was very knowledgeable and welcoming, very relaxed and made everyone feel comfortable. (November 2023)
Learn how you can help people …
Embark on a transformative training with a 4-day retreat in the serene landscapes of Argyll, Scotland at the Ardmay Retreat Centre.
This immersive experience is led by Master Oxygen Advantage coaches Gray Caws and Andrew Ritchie. Plus, enrich your learning experience with live online sessions directly from the creator of Oxygen Advantage, Patrick McKeown.
Here are the key features of the programme:
Dive into the comprehensive Oxygen Advantage programme covering a spectrum of breathwork, from fundamentals to advanced techniques.
Our training is grounded in the latest research and developments in respiratory physiology and health.
Learn by doing. Our programme emphasises practical skill development ensuring readiness to coach others effectively upon completion.
Enjoy the flexibility of our blended training format, combining an immersive in-person retreat with rich online materials.
Join a network of Oxygen Advantage coaches worldwide, fostering opportunities for collaboration and ongoing learning.
Become a certified Oxygen Advantage Coach upon successful programme completion, gaining recognition as a skilled breathwork professional.
Continued professional development
Take advantage of our continued education and professional development opportunities in breathwork coaching.
You get …
A 4-day retreat experience
You’ll have exclusive use of the Ardmay Retreat Centre set on the shores of Loch Long in Scotland’s temporate rainforest! In addition to the training …
- Enjoy morning qigong
- Forest walks and trail runs (running is optional)
- Outdoor wood-smoked sauna and cold water loch dips
- Delicious meals freshly cooked by our in-house nutrition coach
- Private rooms with shared bathroom facilities
Live online classes with Patrick McKeown
14 hours of live, interactive online classes with the creator of the Oxygen Advantage, Patrick McKeown. All classes are recorded and available online for lifetime access.
300+ hours of study materials
Online prerecorded video tutorials, Instructor Training Manual and specialist Zoom workshops with worldwide Master Instructors on a range of topics.
Plus Exclusive bonuses:
Exploring HRV (worth £295)
Unlimited access to a globally-unique module delivered by Master OA Coaches Andrew Ritchie and Gray Caws. Get a practical understanding of Heart Rate Variability. Learn how to monitor and measure HRV and get exercises to help regulate the nervous system.
Run With Ease (worth £295)
The Run With Ease Course offers a foundational framework and skill set to develop good habits that have an effect on mood, motivation, energy levels, and our ability to enjoy running (and walking) no matter what age or fitness level.
Our 2022 OA Retreat Training
£2495.00 per person
or 3 monthly payments of £832.00
Double and single rooms all with shared bathroom facilities.
Gray brings a thoughtful approach to breathwork and movement, focusing on the joy and simplicity inherent in these practices. His philosophy is not just about surviving, but thriving as a human being, both physically and mentally.
As a Master Oxygen Advantage Coach and an experienced teacher in qigong and functional movement, Gray emphasises the importance of sustainable, enjoyable habits. He advocates for lasting changes over quick fixes, ensuring that well-being practices are both effective and pleasurable.
In his capacity as a Breath Master at The Breath Source, Gray champions a gentle exploration of breath and movement. This approach is crucial for thriving in our daily lives, blending physical activity with mental well-being in a harmonious manner.
Gray’s role extends to being a key instructor in the ASICS Movement For Mind programme, led by noted mental health researcher Dr. Brendon Stubbs. This programme has shown remarkable results in improving mental well-being and physical activity among its participants.
His influence in the fitness and wellness industry is marked by a quiet dedication to making health and well-being accessible and enjoyable for all. Gray demonstrates that consistent, daily practices can lead to significant improvements in health, underscoring the idea that profound wellness transformations are achievable for everyone.
As a teacher trainer, Gray is committed to passing on his knowledge and approach to others, empowering them to guide their own clients towards better health and well-being. His unique blend of skills and experience makes him an invaluable asset to any training programme, fostering a new generation of instructors who can carry forward his philosophy of mindful, enjoyable, and effective wellness practices.
Andrew is a Master Oxygen Advantage instructor, with a specialised interest in Heart Rate Variability. He’s also the founder of Performance Breathworks and an AIM Run With Ease coach.
He has been working in the outdoor health and wellness industry for 20 years and has helped thousands of children and adults become more resilient and achieve their goals through a variety of activities.
Currently Andrew works with corporates, professional and amateur sport, schools and individuals, as well as organising and leading retreats and adventure holidays.
“I’m passionate about breathwork and the great outdoors. You’ll realise why when you see the amazing environment that I have the opportunity to work in.”
Patrick McKeown BA, MA, is considered to be one of the foremost teachers of functional breathing. He has authored eight books, is published in 14 languages and has taught breathing for mind, body and sports since 2002.
He has worked with more than 7,000 clients from children to the elderly, from the most unwell to elite athletes.
He has channelled a wealth of experience, expertise and passion into the delivery of this simple, easy to follow training, in order to share his approach with others, so that many more people can enjoy better health, performance and quality of life.
Alongside the certification training sessions, our specially-designed 4-day programme includes Qigong practice; invigorating hot and cold therapy in our outdoor, wood-smoke saunas, and a dip in the loch; freshly-prepared nourishing meals designed and cooked by our onsite nutrition coach.
Meet Margaret, a Practical Nutrition Coach with The Nutrition Coach Academy who is passionate about helping others on their journey to better health and well-being.
With over 20 years of experience managing a busy kitchen serving home-cooked food to children and adults, Margaret has built up a wealth of knowledge and practical cooking skills. Her interest in nutrition and wellness led her to pursue a career as a Practical Nutrition Coach, so she could help even more people achieve their health goals.
Margaret understands the importance of nutrition in promoting optimal health, and she is particularly interested in the relationship between nutrition and heart rate variability (HRV). She believes that a healthy diet can have a positive impact on HRV, which in turn can improve overall health and well-being.
Margaret is also a mother of two grown-up children and a grandmother to four. In her free time, she loves to grow fruits and vegetables in her garden in Arrochar, which she incorporates into her cooking whenever possible.
As a member of the Complementary Medical Association, Margaret is committed to providing high-quality, evidence-based nutrition coaching to her clients.
The Venue – Ardmay House Retreat Centre, Arrochar, Scotland
Ardmay Retreat Centre is a stunning venue located in the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park in Arrochar, Scotland.
This charming retreat centre offers a peaceful and secluded setting that is ideal for personal growth and development, team building, and group retreats.
The centre is surrounded by breathtaking scenery, including hills, forests, and the beautiful Loch Long. Ardmay Retreat Centre has a range of accommodation options to suit all needs, from comfortable single, twin and double rooms.
The centre also offers a range of facilities, including a large meeting room, a meditation room, a dining hall, and a spacious garden.