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Interview with Dan Brulé - Learning How To Master Your Life Through Your Breath!

November 9, 2015

Dan Brulé is a modern day teacher and healer—an innovative, unorthodox, irreverent, creative, game-changing entrepreneur. He is a master of Prana Yoga (the Hindu Science of Breath), and of Chi Kung/Qigong (Chinese Medical Breathing Exercises). 

Dan is a world-renown pioneer in the field of Breathwork, and leader of the worldwide Spiritual Breathing Movement, He is one of the originators of Breath Therapy, and was among the first group of Internationally Certified Rebirthers. 

More than 80,000 people in over 40 countries now apply Dan’s breathing exercises and techniques in their work and in their lives. Among them are Olympic champions and elite martial artists, leading psychotherapists and medical experts; monks, meditators, hospice workers, yoga teachers, performing artists, personal trainers, substance abuse and pastoral counselors, health practitioners, life coaches, and business executives.

Dan is the author of: “A Formula for Transformation,” “The Principles of Breath Therapy,” “Zen and the Art of Breathing,” “Stress and Breathing,” “A Brief Introduction to Chinese Medical Breathing Exercises,” “The Art and Science of Breathwork,” and “Spiritual Breathing.”

He originally trained as an X-Ray Technologist at New England Medical Center (University Hospital) and Northeastern University.

He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam era as an independent duty hospital corpsman, Deep Sea Diver, and Emergency Medical Rescue Specialist from 1971 to 1976. Then he worked as a CPR, First aid, and Emergency Medical Technician instructor trainer.

He majored in Human Development and Learning at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Education. In 1985, he designed and completed a Masters Program in the Healing Arts at Lesley College in Cambridge, called “The Breath as A Tool for Health Growth and Change.”

Dan is a life long student and practitioner of the Healing Arts, Zen, and Meditation. He founded The Growth Center, Inc.: one of New England’s first Alternative Education and Holistic Healing Centers. 

He developed the first-in-the-nation “Stress and Coping” program for American Red Cross workers, and was the founding president of the Massachusetts Self-Esteem Council and served as the Director of Youth Education for the Council on Alcohol 

In 1980, Dan traveled to India where he was personally initiated and given the name “Guchu Ram Singh” by the legendary immortal yogi master Babaji (described in PramahansaYogananda’s book: “Autobiography of a Yogi.”). He continues to guide spiritual pilgrims to India on a regular basis.

Dan lived in the Osho community in Oregon, and took part in the original Breath Therapy Program at the Rajneesh International Meditation University. He learned Prana Yoga from Swami Rama and did biofeedback training at the Himalayan Institute in Pennsylvania. 

He studied “Breathing Coordination” with Carl Stough in New York City. He has studied and traveled extensively with Leonard Orr, the founder of the Rebirthing movement; and learned Holotropic Breathwork from its founder Stan Grof. In 1985, he was invited to China by Master Hu Bin to study and practice Medical Chi Kung at the Academy of Chinese Medicine in Beijing. 

In 1990, Dan founded One Sky International Life Skills and Healing Arts Institute to foster cultural exchange between the USA and the USSR. He presented at the First International Free Breathing Conference in Moscow. The response was so strong and enthusiastic that he moved his practice to Russia during the collapse of Communism in 1991. 

He took part in a ten-year study of Breathwork with the Russian Academy of Science, and worked with world champion Greco-Roman wrestler Alexander Karelin, as well as members of the Olympic judo, triathlon, tennis teams. In all, he has trained more than 10,000 people in Russia, including more than 500 medical doctors, psychiatrists and psychologists. 

From 2001 to 2003, he served as Chairman of the Massachusetts South Coast Hospitals Group’s Cardiovascular Health Committee and Youth Risk Behaviors Task Force. There he helped design and implement cutting edge, science based health promotion and disease prevention initiatives.

Dan is a frequent local and national radio and television guest, and he has done seminars, workshops and trainings in such diverse locations as the Open Centre in London, Aurora College in the Northwest Territories of Canada, the National Conservatory of Music in Estonia, the San Pedro Federal Penitentiary in Bolivia, the Bashkir State Medical Institute in Ufa, and at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Cancun.

In 2007 Dan co-founded Baja Bio Sana (www.bajabiosana.org), a 28-acre intentional community and nature reserve near Los Cabos, Mexico, where his home, office, studio, and Training Center are now situated. 

For more information about Breathwork and the International Training Center, visit www.breathmastery.com. Email dan@breathmastery.com