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Meet Kym Burls

Hi, I'm Kym.

 

An experienced breathwork educator and breathing & cold therapy coach based in Adelaide, South Australia (but I teach online, around Australia and globally).

Somatic practices like breathwork and cold exposure have helped me accept my past, enjoy the present and strengthen my future. It's why I'm passionate to share the benefits that somatic-based therapies can have on our lives.

 

Something I look forward to doing with you in the near future.

 

x Kym

Man bare-cheted in the snow smiling

Background

In 2017, after losing my corporate job, I realised I was deeply unhappy (and unhealthy) in almost every area of my life.

 

I also realised that I was the one responsible for the decisions that led me to that point… and, well, if I didn’t like where I was, I needed to make different decisions.

 

So I did.

I packed a small bag and a one way ticket out of Australia and went travelling; my version of ‘Eat, Pray, Love’. 

 

I set out with only 3 objectives; to challenge myself physically, mentally and spiritually.

Read my story in this SA Life Magazine profile

Listen to my interview with InDaily on cold exposure

Path to Teaching

On my travels I discovered breathwork and with it a powerful way to reconnect with my mind, body & heart.

 

Since then I’ve spent hundreds of hours learning from the world's best breathwork mentors including Wim Hof, Patrick McKeown, Dan Brule, Brian MacKenzie, Martin McPhilimey, Jesse Coomer, Kasper van der Meulen & Giten Tonkov, and certified in several leading breathing modalities (but the learning never stops!).

I was fortunate enough to learn the Wim Hof Method from Wim Hof personally, to teach alongside him in Poland, and was the first certified Wim Hof Method instructor in South Australia.

I teach people of all ages and backgrounds looking to reconnect & regulate themselves, including athletes, military personnel, medical professionals & hopefully... you!

Man smiling while sitting on a large pile of ice
Kym Burls looking direct to camera

Qualifications & Training

  • Level 1 Biodynamic Breathwork® Practitioner (2024)

  • Breath Science Practitioner Certification (2023)

  • XPT Performance Breathing® Certification (2020)

  • Oxygen Advantage® Advanced Instructor (2019)

  • Level 2 Wim Hof Method® Instructor (2019)

  • 500+ hours of breathwork study

  • 1000+ hours of breathwork facilitation

  • Senior First Aid

  • Mental Health First Aid

  • International Breathwork Foundation member

  • International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine accredited

Achievements

  • ​​​Breathwork & cold training coach since 2019

  • Trained 2,000+ people

  • Taught on 3 continents

  • Adelaide's first Certified Wim Hof Method Instructor

  • Taught alongside Wim Hof in Poland

  • Launched the first Wim Hof Method retreat in South Australia

  • Introduced sports performance breathing workshops in Adelaide

  • Pioneered breathing coaching in South Australia

My Logo

The two right angled triangles represent our lungs, our respiratory system; the foundation of our overall health and the key to unlocking our full potential.

 

The line that bisects the triangles, together with the triangle, is the elemental symbol for air. To me it also symbolises the connectedness between the systems in our body, in particular the autonomic nervous system, and how we are able to influence it via how we breathe.

 

The red and blue colours serve two meanings.

  1. Oxygenated (red) and deoxygenated (blue) blood that pumps through the arteries, veins and capillaries that make up our circulatory system. 

  2. Hot and cold, but more accurately, the stress, the contrast that life requires to build our resilience

Two triangles back to back, one red, one blue

Here's where you can find me

If you would like to learn how to breathe better in your daily life, or maybe to conquer your fear of the cold, join me at an upcoming event or discover the benefits of breathing coaching.

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