What is it?

The Hypopressive Education Series (HES) builds on foundational breath and posture techniques that are the root of all Hypopressives; layering in all the different variations and adaptations that increase the benefits for all.
The HES method is coached the same for all professionals whether they are a physiotherapist, Yoga teacher, Pilates teacher or other sports or health professional giving them the tools to be able to adapt, experiment and apply the method to their own modalities if they wish.
The Hypopressive Educational Series teaches a holistic training system that includes respiratory, postural re-education, neurodynamic exercises, myofascial release as well as innovative neuro-educational techniques to enhance or encourage the integration of the information learned by the client in order to obtain the best mind-body results. This method has been created to complement and complete other therapeutic
or physical activity training programs, occupational and sport, to avoid core disfunctions or potential injury induced by an increase in intra-abdominal pressure.

Having completed all the levels of training from foundational to certified, the new instructors can continue in their professional development by applying the method in their specific sector.

Hypopressive Courses


The IHC – International Hypopressive Council, was founded in 2019, by a group of international hypopressive exercise trainers who had previously represented the IIHPT, headquartered in Vigo, Spain. These trainers had been actively training health professionals, fitness instructors and sports coaches in hypopressive exercise based on a method devised and created by Dr. Tamara Rial, PhD. This group decided to unite to continue their work, researching and studying the effects of hypopressive exercise, promoting this method, training health and exercise professionals and educating the public on the benefits of this technique.  Our Hypopressive Educational Series takes the method to the next level and in so doing, enhances the physical activity potential for everyone.

Applications & Benefits

Some applications of hypopressive exercise include:

  • Correction of postural mal-alignments and back pain
  • Learning proper breathing techniques
  • Enhancing pelvic and core health
  • Re-positioning of pelvic organs to prevent or rehabilitate prolapse
  • Prevention and/or rehabilitation from incontinence
  • Increase core pre-activation and co-activation
  • Visceral decongestion
  • Promotion of healing of diastasis recti
  • Decrease in the waistline circumference
  • Increase in intestinal function
  • Prevention of hemorrhoids
  • Increase in respiratory capacity
  • Enhancement of athletic performance
  • Enhancement of sexual function
  • Prevention of herniations (abdominal, inguinal, vertebral disk)
  • Prostate health
  • Use in preparation prior to surgery and post-surgical rehabilitative therapy
Meet the IHC International Team