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144: Real-Time Metabolics & Breath with Calibre Bio

May 9, 2022 | Season 3


Sean Coakley joins us for a fascinating discussion about breathwork and how we can incorporate breathwork training, whether we're seeking longevity, athletic performance, or anything in between. With his extensive background as a Performance Breathing Coach, he shares insight into nasal breathing vs mouth breathing, the role of the autonomic nervous system, and how his new device (Calibre) will be a game changer in this space.

Sean Coakley is a highly sought after Performance Breathing Coach with over 25 years teaching and coaching experience in yoga, breath-work, nutritional sciences, quantum biology and mind-state psychology.

An avid athlete, in his younger days Sean was a Division 1 scholarship soccer player and a competitive cyclist until he experienced several life changing physical traumas, including cervical and lumbar fractures. Through this and many other life changing circumstances Sean became highly focused on the breath’s ability to remediate pain, optimize personal performance and access the “flow state” on demand.

With formal studies and degrees in Public Health, Epidemiology and Nutritional Sciences, Sean has a strong science-based background that brings unique insight to the art and science of Breath Performance Training that benefits everyone he encounters. Whether chasing gold medals, preparing for the Navy Seal training, struggling or recovering from pain or illness, or sometimes more importantly simply coping with the stress of everyday life, Sean’s clients benefit greatly from his insights and guidance.

Sean is a llfe-long educator and entrepreneur, owner and creator of BreathFlō, a globally focused performance breath training company as well as a founding equity member of Calibre Biometrics based in Boston. 

In addition to the above Sean worked directly with Stig Severinsen and became the first global master instructor for his Breatheology platform and also worked with Airofit as their first global master coach in addition to helping them develop the training protocols for their platform.


0:51 Welcome to the show!

3:04 Sean Coakley’s Bio

5:05 Welcome Sean

5:55 Breathwork coaching 

7:20 Is Nasal breathing really that important?

9:15 Supporting an elderly population

11:34 What if I’ve been breathing wrong?

12:59 Our background as ballet dancers

14:35 Health benefits of breathwork

16:25 Sympathetic vs Parasympathetic

18:44 Did our ancestors know how to breath properly?

20:43 Nasal vs mouth breathing

24:40 Breathing during exercise

27:50 Apnea training & the nature of fear

28:38 The “psychological interview”

32:07 Bioadaptive capabilities

33:21 *Defender Shield Giveaway*

36:21 Training with the Airofit device

38:08 Designing the Calibre device

46:20 What is Calibre measuring?

49:58 When & how long to wear it

57:33 Respiratory data vs Metabolic data

59:21 What we can learn from Calibre

1:02:10 Wearing it during sleep

1:04:31 Final piece of advice

1:08:02 Thanks for tuning in!



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