Online and in person (Stoke Newington, North London), £40 for 45 minutes (first session £60)
Learn the basics of Buteyko Breathing with this online course which includes an eBooklet, and over two hours of recorded tutorials and practices. There is no time limit to this course. Cost £30
The course gives you comprehensive understanding of the science of breathing and of what is required for healthy, functional breathing.
Buteyko breathing has been shown to have a positive impact on:
- Fatigue & Long COVID.
- Respiratory Issues.
- Insomnia, Snoring & Sleep Apnea.
- High Blood Pressure.
- Some Menopausal Symptoms.
- Anxiety & Mild Depression.
The course is designed for complete beginners with no previous knowledge about Buteyko, or breath in general. It would suit anyone wishing to understand how something as simple and fundamental as breathing can change your health and energy levels for the better. Yoga teacher? You might consider the Pranayama and Buteyko course below which contains all the elements covered in the course, along with an exploration of breath in yoga.
For Yoga Teachers & Trainees who want to teach breath confidently & skillfully
Unlimited access to recorded tutorials covering the science of breathing, and Buteyko style exercises. You will learn about the requirements for functional breathing, and the health consequences of dysfunctional breathing.
The course will also explore the similarities between classic Pranayama and Buteyko, and the implications for teaching breath in yoga. You will also gain valuable insight into how breath can be used to have a positive impact on health conditions like long Covid, chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression, insomnia and chronic conditions.
The course also includes a comprehensive training manual and an optional quiz element to re-enforce learning. Cost £40. (This course contains all the material covered in the Buteyko for Beginners course).
Individual Breath Coaching
Why breath coaching?
Breathing is the most fundamental thing we do and we certainly can’t survive without it. We breathe between 17,000 and 30,000 time a day. So what if we’re getting it wrong?
Dysfunctional breathing or breathing pattern disorders can severely impact health and well-being – whether it’s contributing to a spiral of stress, anxiety and panic disorders; impacting inflammation levels in the body leading to chronic conditions and a host of other issues; reducing the amount of oxygen getting to the muscles, tissues and brain leading to fatigue, breathlessness, brain fog and more; or impacting the quality of your sleep and emotional well-being.
Learning how to breathe correctly is one of the best investments in your health and well-being you can ever make.
Dysfunctional breathing patterns include:
Hyperventilation or over-breathing (breathing in excess of the requirements of your body)
Mouth breathing (awake or asleep – snoring and sleep apnea)
Upper chest movement (paradoxical breathing)
Hearing the breath during rest
Frequent sighing or yawning
A breath coaching session typically consists of a series of tests to identify any breathing pattern disorders including breathlessness, paradoxical breathing, over-breathing and dysfunctional use of the breathing muscles. A Heart Rate Variability test may also be carried out to assess the health of the autonomic nervous system. Breathing exercises are then practiced and prescribed in order to begin to correct the breathing pattern.
Reduced breathlessness and incidence of exercise induced asthma
Increased sleep quality (includes snoring and sleep apnea)
Improved blood circulation and oxygen delivery to cells
Nervous system balance
Reduction in stress and anxiety
A calmer mind and improved concentration
Reduction in the symptoms of chronic conditions
Improved athletic performance
Elevated energy levels
Improved immune system function
Reduction in upper body tension
Alleviated symptoms of asthma
Improved functional movement and spinal stability
Why Choose Me?
I am a certified Oxygen Advantage Instructor with a well-founded understanding of the science of breathing – the Oxygen Advantage harnesses the wisdom of Buteyko breathing to restore the bichemistry, biomechanics and psycho-physical aspects of breathing, as well as using Intermittent Hypoxic Hypercapnic Training (breath holds) to simulate high altitude conditions and cause positive adaptations within the body. Additionally I am very experienced in yogic pranayama (breath control) including Tummo breathing, more commonly known these days as part of the Wim Hof method.
Online and In Person: The initial session costs £60 and includes a full lifestyle review (based on a completed questionnaire) and a tailored program of breathing exercises. Subsequent 45 minute sessions cost £40.
Breathing affects your respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological, gastrointestinal, muscular, and psychic systems, and also has a general effect on your sleep, memory, ability to concentrate, and your energy levels. – Donna Farhi