Breathing, Reading, and Meditation for a Well-Lived Life

Learn to think, speak, and act in alignment with the person you want to be.

What is the Breath Learning Center?

The Breath Learning Center is a place to discover your true nature through breathing, reading, and meditation. It is not a specific method but rather a generalized approach that works within any contemplative tradition.

Why is It Called the “Breath” Learning Center?

Breath is the center point because it’s the common denominator among all contemplative practices. How we breathe influences our mental states, our energy and outlook, and our overall sense of connection and belonging in this world. Thus, directly or indirectly, breath plays a central role in the benefits of all contemplative practice. This makes breathing the ideal start and end point for uncovering our highest self.

How the Learning Center Works

You can use the information in the Learning Center however you want.

But to experience the most meaningful change, here is how I suggest using it:

Step One:

First thing in the morning, you perform a breath or meditation practice, preferably involving slow breathing. You can choose your own or use one provided in the Learning Center.

Step Two:

Right after your practice, you read the daily Wisdom Meditation attentively to plant a seed of insight that will grow throughout the day.

Step Three:

You occasionally explore books, scientific papers, or workshops relevant to your situation using the Learning Center’s vast array of Book 411s, Science 411s, and Workshops.

That’s it. Following these three steps patiently and persistently will help you slowly uncover your true nature and build a well-lived life.

Why it Works

The Learning Center allows us to shape our lives into one we love through breathing, meditation, and the reading of timeless wisdom and modern science. Pottery provides the perfect analogy:

  1. Slow, mindful breathing calms the mind and nervous system, much like adding water to clay to make it malleable.

  2. Reading timeless wisdom and science allows us to shape our lives into what we want.

  3. Real-life practice hardens this shaping into our very being.

The end result is better physical, mental, and spiritual health and a more purposeful, well-lived life.

A Breakdown of Exactly What You Get as a Member

The Breathing 1%:

This is the heart of the Learning Center. It’s a short daily Wisdom Meditation (“Wisdom Meditation” is a fancy word for short reading) that takes 30 seconds or less to read but is a critical seed to start your day.

Books and Science Papers

Go deeper with the bi-weekly Book 411 and Science 411 publications. Book 411s summarize the most practical wisdom from the best books on breathing, mindfulness, and better living. Science 411s summarize important studies from contemplative science, providing practical takeaways from each paper.

Transformative Workshops

Experience meaningful change with the Learning Center’s quarterly workshops. These engaging sessions, lasting 1-2 hours, consolidate expert knowledge on specific topics, empowering you to transform your life at your convenience.

Guided Breath Practices

Gain access to a comprehensive set of guided slow breathing and meditation practices you can implement into your daily routine for better health and well-being.

What Members are Saying

I start my day by reading compelling quotes and reflections in my inbox each morning – which often move the trajectory of my day positively. Nick is a scientist who culls through much information and shares the pearls on the learning portal. He summarizes the latest research in written and audio summaries that are easy to understand. This saves me a ton of time and enables me to stay up-to-date with cutting-edge research on topics I am passionate about in my work as a psychiatrist, bringing these practices to my patients and colleagues. The Breath Learning Center website is bookmarked and at the top of my browser window for easy access. I highly recommend The Breath Learning Center to everyone interested in living more fully.

Colleen Loehr, MD

Nick’s learning center is fantastic. It is tough to stay up on all the research coming out in the breath space, which is why I enjoy receiving Nick’s 411s. Not only does it cover clinical research, but the latest books are included, too. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning more.

Taylor Somerville
Breath and Performance Coach / Symmetry

I am a breathwork facilitator and this training was very supportive for my practice. I liked the practicality and the breakdown of the research.

Workshop Participant

Valuable and practical learnings that I have easily built into my daily life…Thank you Nick, you share your extensive knowledge in a way that makes me want to learn so much more!

Mary Hunt

Workshop Participant

I highly recommend this presentation. Nick introduced various breathing and meditation practices to support brain health and well-being; and discussed the evidence-based research that supports them.


Workshop Participant

This workshop is packed with so much amazing science backed up goodness and you also get to practice and feel the benefits immediately. I absolutely loved it and feel I’ll come back to it often.

Lina V

I first heard of Nick through Chuck McGee III. The Breath Learning Center is absolutely amazing! I love the daily 1% and look forward to opening them every morning! Wonderful quotes and insights, that unfold into the Book 411s & Science 411s. Nick has a unique style of breaking down and explaining the material. This membership is magnificent, I highly recommend. Thank you, Nick!

Zada Jaffe

Discovering Nick and the Breath Learning Centre has been one of the best things for my learning since I started teaching breathwork 5 years ago. No one explains the complexity of our breath as simply as Nick.

Kym Burls
Breathwork Coach /

After finishing my Breath Science certification I wanted to keep learning, and Nick’s learning center is an amazing resource. I love how he breaks down books, research papers and gives a daily dose of breathing awesomeness. I’m on the learning center most days. I recommend this ever growing database to anyone who is working in the wellness world. The knowledge Nick delivers helps me help others.

Daniel Mori
Breath Science Coach and Practitioner

I love the distillation of books and the practical breath work accompanied by the science..nice!

Happy Member

The daily 1% is the most important reminder in my day to BREATHE. Thank you.

Tina Gilbertson
Psychotherapist / The Reconnection Club

Thank you for all that you share. As a newly qualified Breath Instructor this information is vital for my learning so that I can pass this knowledge to my students. It has given me the confidence to get out there more. I absolutely love receiving an email everyday. Thank you!

Nicola M
Breath Coach / The Breath Hub

I absolutely love everything about the Learning Centre! Compressed, easy to understand science and tips you can use pretty much everywhere. The value of this membership is extraordinary, thank you!

Lina V

The Learning Center has been an invaluable tool in my business by providing the scientific studies needed to keep me up to date on research in my field. Nick’s style of breaking down the complicated into digestible nuggets of knowledge allows me to better absorb the information being presented as well as share with others in easy-to-understand ways.

Perrin White
Breath Coach / Breathe Well Be Well
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Meet the Creator of the Learning Center

Nick Heath, Ph.D.

Nick Heath, Ph.D., is a scientist, researcher, and writer living with type-1 diabetes. Nick’s formal education is in atmospheric science, but he has spent the last 7+ years studying, teaching, and applying breathing principles in his life and with others. He is a certified Oxygen Advantage® coach, a Level I Pranayama teacher, and a member of the Global Wellness BREATHE Initiative.

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Key Benefits of the Breath Learning Center

Personalized Growth

Tailor your learning journey based on your unique needs and preferences.

Breath Practices

Gain access to a comprehensive set of guided slow breathing and meditation practices you can implement into your daily routine for better health and well-being.


Access content at your own pace, anytime, anywhere, to suit your busy lifestyle.

Daily Wisdom Meditations

Receive brief, impactful insights delivered to your inbox daily, planting seeds of wisdom for continuous growth.

Expert Workshops

Experience meaningful change with the Learning Center’s quarterly workshops, which consolidate expert knowledge on topics so you can transform your life at your convenience.

Modern Science & Timeless Wisdom

Combine the best of modern science and ancient wisdom for a holistic approach to well-being through our bi-weekly Book 411 and Science 411 publications.

Start Your Journey with the Breath Learning Center