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BUTEYKO BREATHING PRACTITIONERS ENGLAND

Chris Aspinall – Liverpool

Chris Aspinall received his Buteyko Breathing Technique diploma studying under Patrick McKeown and teaches privately and runs courses in Liverpool.

Joel Jelen – Liverpool

Joel is a Member of the BPI Management Board. He also has the role of Public Relations Advisor. Joel is Head of Agency at Ubiquity PR which he founded in 2001. Based in Liverpool, UK, Ubiquity enjoys regular interface with national and international media in print, online and broadcast with Ubiquity offering a wellbeing division acting on behalf of health & wellness clients. Ubiquity has delivered extensive PR training including social media strategy and delivery to corporate, SME businesses and community organisations. Their relevant client pedigree includes for example TechoGym, Liverpool Health Partners and All Together Now.

Joel is also the founder of Reset Breathing www.resetbreathing.com and is a pupil (since 1995) of Dr Len McEwan, one of the founding fathers of CHS research & treatment. Joel also completed training in the Buteyko Method with Patrick McKeown. Reset Breathing has delivered workshops to community organisations in Liverpool including Recovery Rises & Genie in the Gutter, one to one consults with private clients and is delivering a series of workshops for corporate entities & SMEs in 2019.

Prior to his PR career, Joel enjoyed success as a regional media freelance writer covering health & lifestyle news and features and also undertook media training at Trinity Mirror in London. At Newcastle University, Joel studied Health Economics producing a highly commended dissertation in 1991 on the Economics of Food Production, a subject enjoying lots of headlines in 2019. One of his main ambitions now is to use more than 25 years of media experience to help bring the Buteyko Breathing Method and Buteyko Professionals International the recognition they deserve via the students, members, fellows and general public that it serves.

Ian Sholl – North East UK

Ian Sholl was first introduced to the Buteyko Method in 1998, when, while looking to remedy his own chronic condition, he found the book ‘freedom from asthma’ in his local library and went on to take a course with it’s author, Alexander Stalmatski. He more recently trained as a practitioner with Linda Meads and Patrick McKeown in 2009 and is now based in Sunderland in the north east of England.You can contact Ian via his website

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Jill Watkins – Stroud, Gloucestershire

My background is as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist and I qualified at Kings College University London over 10 years ago. I have worked mainly within NHS dentistry and have spent several years as an Oral Hygienist at a hospital, working with people undergoing cancer treatment and with children having orthodontic work.

During this time working with patients and helping them achieve healthier mouths, I have become more and more interested in the relationship between how breathing and muscle function influences not only dental health but conditions such as asthma, sleep apnoea and overall health.

As a chronic asthmatic and mouth breather for over 30 years, my life has been transformed by being introduced to the Buteyko Technique and am now symptom and medication free. This inspired me to take Patrick’s course and then further training as an Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist.

Chris and Katrina Puckey – Suffolk

Chris and Katrina, husband and wife and Buteyko Practitioners, became enthusiastic about progressing their skills in the Buteyko Method when they found that just by using one simple technique recommended by Patrick McKeown in his book ‘The Oxygen Advantage’, they were able to improve important aspects of health of many of their clients. In their Tuina massage therapy clinics in Suffolk, they noticed a correlation between mouth-breathing in clients and a particular set of health symptoms. As they investigated further, they noticed that while clients were receiving their massage faced down on the massage bed, those who kept their mouths open would find that their noses would become stuffy and uncomfortable and they became over-energised and less relaxed during their massage. Chris and Katrina found that by asking the client to gently tape over their mouths during the massage it would lead to increased calm, an ability to deeply relax, reduced anxiety, and reduced muscle tension. Asking clients to also try mouth taping at night led to much deeper sleep, less waking, less or no snoring, more energy during the day and the whole household also subsequently benefitted.

Chris and Katrina then realised that all of the special techniques of the Buteyko Method as taught by Patrick were going to be essential in progressing the health of their clients even beyond what nutrition, dietary changes, and physical massage could achieve. If after doing all the ‘right things’ their clients were going home and breathing in the wrong way, night and day, any progress made to health during the day would rapidly be reversed especially during exertion, and most especially at night.

Chris and Katrina have developed a series of workshops to explain in a simple way with slideshows and videos, how overall health and particularly respiratory health is directly affected by the way in which we breathe. The Buteyko methods are taught by demonstration and repetitive practice during the session. Measurements are taken before and after the practice of the methods so that improvements can be seen, in some cases immediately, but certainly over the course of sessions. The group format of the sessions is enjoyed by participants because of the sense of working toward something together even if only while attending those group sessions, and group participation encourages attendees to practice at home to ensure consistent improvements. Following on from the course, there are opportunities to return for regular reminder and encouragement sessions to keep attendees on track with their practices. This is a good opportunity to Regain the process of using healthy breathing and provides a point in our lives to Turnaround accumulated stress.

These workshops are an adjunct to Chris and Katrina’s previous workshops which encompass food fermentation and food preparation skills for health recovery. These workshops grew out of Chris and Katrina’s health restoration – Chris from osteoporosis and 3 tumorous masses in his liver, he now has the bones of a 25 year old, his liver is restored and Chris is full of energy and verve! – and Katrina’s experience of health restoration from Bowel Disease from the age of 9, and almost complete disablement from rheumatoid arthritis with joint deformities from the age of 21. Workshops are an opportunity for Chris and Katrina to share their own research and experiences with others, and over the years they have supported many people with diverse health problems through to recovery. Some of their workshops run together so that health restoration through nutrition, diet, far infrared therapy, Tuina Massage and good breathing practices with Buteyko can all be learned together. Chris and Katrina’s workshops are also very supportive and helpful for those on ketogenic diets.

Chris and Katrina call their process of health and knowledge acquisition ‘The Regain Turnaround’ – ‘Regain’ control of one’s own body, and vibrant health through health wisdom, ‘Turnaround’ old habits, old ways, unhelpful beliefs, and a downward spiral to ill health.

Shane Morris – Essex

Shane’s story with Buteyko began as an asthma sufferer. As a child he was severely affected and required inhalers, steroids and at times nebulisers to keep the worst of the symptoms at bay. At 25 he discovered and rigorously applied the Buteyko Method and hasn’t touched an inhaler or medication since. As well as teaching Buteyko Shane is also an experienced osteopath specialising in breathing mechanics and dysfunction. He also works with many National and International companies such as BBC, DHL, The Royal Household at Buckingham Palace, Deutsche Bank, National Express and The City of London providing training on injury prevention. Having experienced the life changing transformative power of Buteyko first hand Shane takes great joy in teaching and sharing the method with others. Shane Morris BA, M.Ost, MBBA, MBPI, CertBBM

Yulli Tamayo-Myerson OMT RDHT – South West London

Yulli is the Founder and Director of My Dental Hygienist Clinic and . Yulli has over 20 years’ dental experience. She started as a trainee Dental Nurse in 1997 and subsequently qualified as a dental nurse in 2000. In 2009, Yulli qualified as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist (RDHT) from King’s College London Dental Institute. She continued her professional development by training in Cognitive Behavioural Techniques (CBT), Diploma in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Advance Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy, Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT)  and Buteyko Breathing re-education.

Yulli enjoys treating her patients by using all these techniques to offer a more holistic approach and believes that through clear, empathic and effective communication; patients can be guided into taking a more active role in their oral-facial health, airway health and general wellbeing.

She believes in treating her patients as a whole person, working alongside other professionals to make sure patients get the multi-disciplinary treatment that they might need.

Buteyko and Myofunctional Therapy have completely changed the way I assess my patients, the way I work and the way I approach my patients health issues”.

Anastasis Tzanis

Anastasis is a yoga teacher and nutritional therapist based in London UK. He studied under Patrick McKeown in 2016 and 2018 qualifying as a Buteyko Method practitioner and Oxygen Advantage® instructor.

Blue Bhuiya – Central London

BSc ( Health Sciences & Complementary Therapies )

Personal Trainer / Buteyko Practitioner

As a PT Blue Bhuiya specialises in exercise referral clients and provides advice /support for clients who experience particular health issues by helping to establish as well as continue a flexible framework for physical improvement and wellbeing with the acknowledgement that breathing is the most fundamental tool for vitality and good health.

Qualified under Patrick McKeown Blue also runs Buteyko workshops based in Central London and also sees clients one to one.

Bernard Bulaitis – London

Bernard is a qualified Buteyko instructor and Oxygen Advantage breathing coach. He is also a qualified Chi Running coach and Personal Trainer. He is especially interested in working with de-conditioned adults who wish to make marked improvements in overall health and fitness. Bernard, himself a recovered asthmatic, is clear that healthy breathing habits are key to wellbeing.


Declan Clark – London

In the twenty three years since I became involved with complementary therapy, there has never been a day when I have failed to be fascinated by how the body works. I hope to never lose that fascination. I’m a massage therapist and Buteyko breathing practitioner. My aim is to find and provide the best natural therapy solution for you. I work closely with experienced colleagues across a wide range of therapies. So whether through massage, breathing or by referral to another expert, your care and positive outcome is paramount.

Eva Tanner – Buteyko London, Oxford and Dorset

Eva has become a Buteyko practitioner from a dental hygiene and therapy background. She has worked in private practice since 1997 believing in prevention, education and minimal intervention. There is increasing awareness of the link between habitual mouth breathing and orofacial myofunctional patterns and how they cause craniofacial changes, poor jaw formation and alignment, which can lead to malocclusion of the dentition and temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD). Eva uses both Orofacial Myology and Buteyko breathing techniques to help to improve resting posture and functional patterns of the stomatognathic system.

Gary Ling

After serving in the British Armed forces for 5 years Gary became a professional Sports Therapist in 2002. As part of his ongoing professional development Gary became an Oxygen Advantage instructor, being taught in person by Patrick McKeown. As a result, as well as significantly improving the performance levels of professional and amateur athletes he also discovered that it was curing some of their long term exercise induced Asthma symptoms and improving their anxiety & sleep patterns.

This led Gary on to then become a certified Buteyko Instructor, again being trained by Patrick McKeown.

Subsequently Gary’s practice now successfully treats people suffering from all sorts of chronic health conditions.

Wanting to offer this ability to improve people’s quality of life out side of his clinics geographical region Gary now also runs an online Buteyko practice allowing him to treat people from all over the world.



Swami Kriyamurti Saraswati -Worthing

Swami Kriyamurti trained in yoga while living 12 years with her guru, Swami Atmananda, disciple of Swami Satyananda Saraswati of Bihar School of Yoga, India. She returned to England and opened Bihar School of Yoga Worthing in 1986, where she runs classes and workshops in yoga and meditation. When Kriya came across the Buteyko Method, she felt inspired to learn about it in depth, for herself and for others, as a path to health. Yoga and Buteyko have much in common: in yoga, the breath has always been considered a significant factor in the development of man, physically and mentally. And the meticulous research conducted by Professor Buteyko into the inefficiency of our breathing habits demonstrates scientifically how breathing impacts positively and negatively on every aspect of our being.



Mandy Luzar – Buckinghamshire

Mandy trained and qualified as a dental hygienist in 1982.

She has worked in both NHS and private dental practice, delivering prevention and education to her clients. She still practices dental hygiene, part time, and is an active member of a charity delivering a dental health awareness programme in rural villages in India.

As recognition of the link between mouth breathing and systemic illness; poor oral posture and craniofacial changes/development grew, Mandy travelled to USA to train as an orofacial myo-functional therapist.

In 2017, Mandy trained as an instructor of Buteyko breathing method with Patrick McKeown.

Mandy offers both group workshops and private training sessions.

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Eva Tanner – Buteyko London, Oxford and Dorset

Eva has become a Buteyko practitioner from a dental hygiene and therapy background. She has worked in private practice since 1997 believing in prevention, education and minimal intervention. There is increasing awareness of the link between habitual mouth breathing and orofacial myofunctional patterns and how they cause craniofacial changes, poor jaw formation and alignment, which can lead to malocclusion of the dentition and temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD). Eva uses both Orofacial Myology and Buteyko breathing techniques to help to improve resting posture and functional patterns of the stomatognathic system.

Maggie Cowan Hughes – Bristol

Maggie qualified as an instructor of the Buteyko Breathing Method in 2012. She teaches in Spanish and English through online courses and gives Buteyko sessions in Bristol, UK and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Maggie has taught people in such far flung places as Nicaragua, Columbia and Denmark. She trained with Patrick McKeown after her lifelong asthma got better in just a few months. Patrick taught her how to breathe correctly over Skype – from Galway to Buenos Aires! Maggie’s background is in teaching and holistic approaches to health including NLP, holistic massage, aromatherapy, and dance.

Elaine Stafford – Somerset

Elaine is a Certified Buteyko Practitioner and also teaches Indian Head Massage, Reiki & Seichem. She practices in Somerset, UK, and works at her local health centre, home, schools or workplaces. Being a member of an established health centre in South Somerset allows for a great environment to work with clients individually or in a group setting. Elaine holds group workshops with children and/or adults, and some workshops are designed for specific conditions such as Asthma / Sleep Apnoea. Her work takes her into schools to work individually & successfully with children who have a range of conditions that could be improved by using the Buteyko Method. More recently workshops within the workplace have been very successful and generated a noted reduction in sickness days due to anxiety and sleep problems. Please do contact Elaine directly to discuss how this could work for you or your workplace. Individual appointments usually consist of 5 sessions which can range from 45 minutes – 75 minutes plus a review within 12 months which can be through attending a workshop. Workshops are priced individually depending on the total number of attendees and time to carry out the workshop, please contact Elaine for more information. Elaine accepts referrals from Health Professionals and works closely with many Dentists & Asthma Nurses in the area to teach the Buteyko Method.

Eva Tanner – Buteyko London, Oxford and Dorset

Eva has become a Buteyko practitioner from a dental hygiene and therapy background. She has worked in private practice since 1997 believing in prevention, education and minimal intervention. There is increasing awareness of the link between habitual mouth breathing and orofacial myofunctional patterns and how they cause craniofacial changes, poor jaw formation and alignment, which can lead to malocclusion of the dentition and temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD). Eva uses both Orofacial Myology and Buteyko breathing techniques to help to improve resting posture and functional patterns of the stomatognathic system.

Jill Watkins – Stroud, Gloucestershire

My background is as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist and I qualified at Kings College University London over 10 years ago. I have worked mainly within NHS dentistry and have spent several years as an Oral Hygienist at a hospital, working with people undergoing cancer treatment and with children having orthodontic work.

During this time working with patients and helping them achieve healthier mouths, I have become more and more interested in the relationship between how breathing and muscle function influences not only dental health but conditions such as asthma, sleep apnoea and overall health.

As a chronic asthmatic and mouth breather for over 30 years, my life has been transformed by being introduced to the Buteyko Technique and am now symptom and medication free. This inspired me to take Patrick’s course and then further training as an Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist.