BUTEYKO BREATHING PRACTITIONERS CANADA
Sharon Farquharson – Burnaby, BC, Canada
Sharon completed her Physiotherapy degree at the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand. She has mostly worked in orthopaedics, with a brief foray into geriatrics and pediatrics.
Over the years, Sharon has developed a treatment philosophy that combines patient education and exercise prescription with dedicated, one-to-one hands-on interaction with her clients.
She has a keen interest in Temporomandibular Disorder and orofacial pain and is a member of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain. She is always looking for avenues to improve and expand her knowledge base and techniques and recently became a Certified Cervical and Temporomandibular Therapist (CCTT). She is also qualified to offer Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy and Buteyko Breathing Education. At the same time, she is looking to complement her treatment techniques with Osteopathy and Craniosacral Therapy, and is always eager to learn as she believes that no learning is ever wasted.
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
Sharon Farquharson, PT, Certified Cervical and Temporomandibular Therapist (CCTT) by the Physical Therapy Board of Craniofacial and Cervical Therapeutics (PTBCCT), Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist
#201-7885 Sixth Street
Buteyko Sunshine Coast and Vancouver BC, Canada
Christine Byrne became a Buteyko practitioner due to her family history of severe asthma and emphysema. She is based in Vancouver, Canada and runs a busy practice. She is also co author with Patrick McKeown on the first Buteyko book in Canada called Stop Asthma Naturally. Christine completed her training in August 2006 and has dedicated herself to spreading the word of the Buteyko method in Canada. Trained by Patrick McKeown from Buteyko Clinic International in 2006. Christine’s clinic can be found at.
Christine is a member of the Buteyko Breathing Educators Association (BBEA)
Buteyko British Columbia
Micha Rogg – Buteyko Breathing Teacher
Micha is a passionate thai masseur, meditator and yoga teacher. He has travelled the world since 1991 in search of a cure for his asthmatic condition. Yoga and meditation greatly improved his health but when in the spring of 2012 he came across “asthma free – naturally” and put the Buteyko method into practise he was finally able to reverse his life-long asthmatic condition. In April 2013, convinced of the efficacy of the Buteyko method, he travelled to Ireland and trained with Patrick Mc Keown. Micha lives on one of the southern gulf islands in BC, Canada where he now teaches the Buteyko method to individuals and groups. He also started to teach the Buteyko method in Mexico where he travels during the winter months.
Howard Tseng – Vancouver BC
Howard has a background in Biomedical Engineer from the University of Toronto. He collaborates with his ENT Doctor father in exploring, learning, and promoting of natural therapeutic methods for breathing and sleeping related issues. Howard received his training from Patrick in 2011, he has also served as a board director of the Buteyko Breathing Educator Association (BBEA). Howard is based in Vancouver, BC., he teaches privately and also at local community centres.
Alex Ostojic – Greater Toronto Area
Alex’s professional background is in information technology management. He believes in restoring one’s health using natural modalities.
Alex trained with Patrick McKeown to become a Buteyko practitioner after learning about the method’s effectiveness. The health benefits are especially visible when the Buteyko method is combined with ALF (Advanced Lightwire Functional) therapy or other complementary natural treatments.
Melissa Campagnolo – Toronto, ON
Melissa Campagnolo is a Certified Yoga Therapist and Buteyko Educator based in Toronto, Canada. She has been teaching yoga since 2000, adapting yoga for individual needs. She works with people who have chronic health conditions, helping them work towards optimal wellness using personalised yoga, breathing, and meditation practices. Encouraging people to reflect on habits (including breathing habits) that help and hinder wellness is an important part of her work. Melissa finds the Buteyko Clinic Method is incredibly beneficial for her clients. She teaches the Buteyko method to individuals and groups.
Lorraine Clifford – Calgary
After being diagnosed with cancer Lorraine turned to alternative health and became certified in Holistic Nutrition with extended nutritional courses. She continued her learning with German New Medicine, Reiki Master, Metabolic Balance and Buteyko Breathing Educator. Lorraine was introduced to Buteyko while working for a forward thinking Orthodontists and took the Buteyko classes knowing she was an avid nose breather. She soon discovered mouth breathing was happening a lot more than she thought, her chronic sinus problems became a thing of the past. Lorraine is passionate about helping others understand how they can change their lives, become healthier and have a better quality of life.
Lorraine offers online Buteyko classes to individuals and couples.
Lorraine Clifford CHN RDA II MBPI
Certified in Holistic Nutrition with extended nutritional courses
Reiki Master, German New Medicine, Metabolic Balance
Registered Buteyko Restorative Breathing Educator
Ela Rezmer-Bach, MA – Vancouver
Based in Vancouver, B.C., Ela Rezmer teaches clients how to optimize breathing to enhance physical, mental and emotional well-being.
For over a decade, Ela has completed extensive studies on different breathing methods and the most effective stress management techniques to implement with clients.
She is certified in Transformational Breathwork®, a qualified practitioner for Dr. Buteyko’s Breathing Method and an Oxygen Advantage® trainer. These certifications allow Ela to bring a full spectrum of expertise to her practice.
In addition, Ela’s background as a dental hygienist allows her quickly identify and create effective corrections for oral problems related to improper mouth breathing.
As a lifelong learner, she has attended teachings by some of the world’s most renowned leaders, allowing her to tap into a deep wealth of knowledge when working with her clients.
As she has done for many years, Ela continues to offer both private sessions and group courses locally and on the international level.
Hyun Jung (Katie) Oh, ND – Greater Toronto Area, Ontario
Hyun Jung (Katie) Oh is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and has a private practice in the Greater Toronto Area.
Growing up in South Korea, she studied various Eastern healing traditions including Traditional Asian Medicine, Tai-Chi, Yoga and meditation. After graduating from university, she ventured to Toronto to explore Western healing traditions and evidence-based natural medicine in order to broaden her understanding of the mind and body. In 2011, she completed her Doctor of Naturopathy degree at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM).
Dr. Oh uses gentle yet powerful natural therapies to bring balance to the whole person. She considers breathing well to be the very first step towards good health and utilizes the Buteyko Method as a primary treatment for children and adults with asthma, rhinitis, anxiety, panic attacks, sleep disorders or stress or trauma-related conditions. She finds that the method is also helpful for patients with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome in increasing their energy level. In the near future, she’s planning to teach online and in-person group sessions.
Deborah Marcia Rubin – Victoria, British Columbia
Deborah is a certified Wellness Educator, Therapeutic Yoga teacher, Transcendental Meditation instructor and Buteyko Breathing Method Educator based in Victoria, BC.
Having founded several businesses, she understands the impact of stress on our well-being and the importance of breathing to ameliorate its effects.
Deborah works with progressive companies that offer programs for their executives and employees for improving focus, concentration and ability to deal with stress. She also helps individuals of all ages improve issues like asthma, anxiety, sleep problems, depression, fatigue, inflammation, depression and other health issues.
Deborah’s students benefit from learning healthy breathing to enhance their vitality, stamina and inner calm.
Yoga has been Deborah’s passion and foundation for over 45 years and she has been a dedicated meditator for over 28 years. Deborah has a talent for working with her students in a fun and inspiring manner.
Mary E. Rowan, B.A., RYT 300, BBE Level II – Orangeville, ON
Mary Rowan proudly earned her Buteyko Breathing Diploma with Patrick McKeown. Mary’s experience comes from 20 years of deeply exploring alternative modalities for health and healing. She is a certified Yoga teacher with additional training in Children’s yoga and her personal growth continues to be informed by the ancient teachings of Yoga and the traditions of the East. Mary is also a certified Level II Reiki practitioner and has a keen interest in Earth-based wisdom that has led her to take Core Shamanism with the Foundation of Shamanic Studies and Medicine Wheel teachings through the Way of the Wheel Mentorship Program.
Mary’s interest in Buteyko was sparked after reading Patrick’s Oxygen Advantage when she was able to address her own breathlessness during exercise and tame her mind in a profound new way. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Trent and has 30 years in Customer Service, hospitality and tourism, allowing her to have visited some of the most world’s most remote and unexplored places.