BUTEYKO BREATHING INSTRUCTORS 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 also the founder of www.breathren.co.uk and was a pupil of Dr Len McEwan, one of the founding fathers of Chronic Hyperventilation Syndrome (CHS) research & treatment. Joel also completed training in the Buteyko Method with Patrick McKeown.

The main focus of Joel’s work is helping people to identify often hidden hyperventilation and how it is typically the missing piece in the ‘holistic jigsaw of health’ as he refers to it. He has helped a diverse range of people from children and young people to those in their 70s with a vitality for life but tainted by respiratory-related conditions. Joel works alongside GPs and dentists via whom he receives regular referrals as the evidence of Buteyko method increases amongst new generations of the medical profession.

“Helping people become aware of the traits and causes of over breathing along with the methods to improve our breathing, productivity and associated quality of life is what inspires my work.”

A typical month for Joel involves a range of work from one to one consults with e.g. asthma sufferers and those with chronic fatigue who want to excel in sport again to companies looking to enhance their wellbeing at work programmes.

Another ambition of Joel’s is to use more than 25 years of media experience to assist the Buteyko breathing method, Buteyko Professionals International and associated people to win the recognition they deserve in helping to change people’s lives.



Jo Brierley – Manchester

Jo Brierley, founder of The Breathing Clinic, is a certified Functional Breathing Coach and Breath-Body-Mind (TM) Teacher. Jo has trained with some of the world’s leading Breath Masters such as Dan Brule, Dr Patricia Gerbarg and Dr Richard Brown form the USA, and she specialises in the Buteyko Breathing Method, having trained with Patrick McKeown.

Jo is passionate about empowering her clients to become ambassadors of their own health and wellbeing by giving them the knowledge, understanding and tools to alleviate dysfunctional breathing patterns, symptoms of stress, manage ongoing daily stress triggers, dampen down anxiety and enable them to obtain quality sleep through personal sleep hygiene plans.

She is also keen to work with clients across all areas of respiratory health, and has a particular interest in fertility and female breathing and the role the breath plays in the menstrual cycle, from puberty to menopause.

She delivers full breath assessments and breathing tests, allowing her to teach science backed breathing protocols and identifies how these can be incorporated into your personal daily lives.

Jo’s main focus is working one to one or in small groups, in person (Greater Manchester), or via zoom, delivering a 5-week functional breathing therapy course, alongside community & corporate workshops.

“I believe that the key to health and wellbeing starts with the breath, it is the foundation from which we can transform our state of being, physically, mentally and emotionally.

With the right breathing tools for you, as an individual, you can change your life for the better – so change your breath and change your life!”

Jo [email protected] Breathing Clinic

Contact Jo for a FREE 15-minute consultation:



Carol Christopher – Lancashire

Hello I’m Carol, I live in Lancashire-in the North West of England and although I have a preference of working with adults, I’m flexible with regards to the health conditions I’m willing to work with.

Professionally I have a background in counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and as such have worked alongside individuals experiencing various mental health symptoms such as Depression, Anxiety (of all presentations), chronic fatigue syndrome, Schizophrenia, Bi-polar and other mental health presentations.

On a personal note, I have learnt to incorporate exercise, Buteyko, Mindfulness, compassion and kindness together to look after my own and others wellbeing as best I can, although still on a journey myself.

Please do contact me via email [email protected] if you feel I could be of benefit, otherwise, thank you for your time and I wish you all the best in your health and wellbeing and in finding the right teacher/approach for you and your health.


Emily Kirkcaldy – Altrincham

Buteyko Breathing Instructor, Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist (and Specialist Speech and Language Therapist)

With 17 years working as a Speech and Language Therapist; including treating oro-motor difficulties, voice disorders and stammering, the importance of breathing has always been within client goals. Research into my own child’s dentition, breathing and overall health led me to train as a Myofunctional Therapist in 2020, which I have complimented with becoming a Buteyko Breathing Instructor.

Having seen the benefits of Buteyko myself, and my with own children, as well as my clients, I am truly passionate about how functional breathing underpins so much of our health, wellbeing and day to day functions.

My background working with adults and children, including people with learning difficulties allows me to tailor your breathing training. In addition, my training as a Myofunctional Therapist allows me to assess the impact of any potential orofacial myofunctional disorder, such as tongue tie, palatal malformation and/or incompetent lip closure.

I am happy to arrange a free initial consultation for any of the following:

  • Pre-orthodontics for children and infants (including stopping dummy use/thumb sucking)
  • Asthmatic/ breathing conditions
  • Sleep disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Well being

Appointments face to face or via Zoom. Bespoke presentations/workshops for groups available.

I’m based in Altrincham, and I also cover Cheshire and Greater Manchester.


Kevin O’Neill – New Mills, Derbyshire

Kevin has been a breath coach and cold water therapist since August 2020 and has provided therapy to over 500 people to date, most of those suffering from a range issues such as anxiety, panic disorder, trauma, PTSD, OCD, asthma, insomnia, lack of self confidence and general mental health.

He is currently studying a diploma neuropsycology and constantly increasing his knowledge and expereience of human sensation, emotion and breath connected to the vagus nerve through his daily work.

Kev has worked with children as young as 9, has three children of his own and his wife Sarah is a qualified woodland school nurture practioner. He has experience in working with people of all ages including OAP’s and people with medical conditions on a daily basis.

Kevin is the founder of Breatheolutionhttps://www.instagram.com/breatheolution/ and www.breatheolution.com and has some incredible testimonials and reviews of his therapy and breathwork from many people and is super keen to deliver the amazing Buteyko breath method to all those who need it.

Kevin is currently living and working from New Mills in the High Peak,Derbyshire. He also carries out his other therapies in several locationsacross the Peak District and he is more than willing to travel tolocations to assist in all matters Buteyko including zoom appointments.”

“Buteyko method and Oxygen Advantage changed my life for the better for so many reasons and I cant wait to show everyone.”



Dan Sherwen – Cheshire

Dan is a qualified Buteyko Breathing instructor based in Cheshire who has coupled Buteyko with the latest habit-forming techniques. This potent combination allows his clients to experience the profound benefits Buteyko breathing can have for your mental, physical, and emotional health and sustain them for life. A study by the University of Scranton found that 92% of us never reach the goals we set ourselves. Dan’s goal is to ensure his clients are one of 8%.

His journey has been one of remembering how we humans are meant to function. He recognises that many of us have forgotten how to breathe, move, what to eat, and our connection with nature. Dan believes breathing reeducation is fundamental to bringing the body into balance. He’s deeply committed to supporting people on their own journey of remembering.

In previous roles, Dan has over 19+years of experience in coaching individuals and small groups in both private and corporate settings. He is offering to coach adults & children face to face in the North West of England or globally remotely via zoom.

  • Private 121 coaching
  • Small groups coaching
  • Corporate coaching

Lindsey Moses – County Durham

My name is Lindsey Moses and I am a psychotherapist/counsellor based in County Durham, UK and I incorporate Buteyko Breathing into my therapeutic practice.

I believe having a conscious relationship with our breath and learning to breathe effectively is essential to our mental and physical wellbeing.


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 an instructor 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

Lorna Nicholson – Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Lorna has been working as a registered nurse since 1994, spending many years in Accident and Emergency, eventually becoming an Emergency Nurse Practitioner, specialising in musculoskeletal injuries. Lorna now works part-time as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in a GP surgery, assessing, investigating, diagnosing and managing or referring patients as required. Lorna has been qualified as a Body Control Pilates teacher since 2016, and holds the Level 4 Pilates certification. Due to her back ground attracts clients with a wide variety of health conditions. Lorna trained in Buteyko having become aware of the impact breathing has on health, and is keen to offer an alternative approach to medical management, for adults and children.

Dr Louise Oliver – Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

I qualified as a doctor in 1998 and have worked as a GP in the NHS since 2003.

With over 20 years’ experience of working in the NHS I have developed skills to help people throughout their lives.

My own mindfulness journey started when I was exploring ways of improving psychological distress and chronic pain in my patients without medication. I discovered the increasing body of scientific evidence behind mindfulness and breathing techniques.

My daily yoga, meditation and breathwork practice has significantly improved my focus, concentration, energy levels, quality of sleep, ability to exercise, appreciation for life and stress resilience.

Working as a Therapeutic Life Coach and Buteyko Breathing Instructor in combination with my medical knowledge provides me with the time and space to really make a significant impact on the physical and emotional wellbeing of my clients as well as maximising their potential.

I am here to help you be ‘the best you can be’.

Kevin O’Neill – New Mills, Derbyshire

Kevin has been a breath coach and cold water therapist since August 2020 and has provided therapy to over 500 people to date, most of those suffering from a range issues such as anxiety, panic disorder, trauma, PTSD, OCD, asthma, insomnia, lack of self confidence and general mental health.

He is currently studying a diploma neuropsycology and constantly increasing his knowledge and expereience of human sensation, emotion and breath connected to the vagus nerve through his daily work.

Kev has worked with children as young as 9, has three children of his own and his wife Sarah is a qualified woodland school nurture practioner. He has experience in working with people of all ages including OAP’s and people with medical conditions on a daily basis.

Kevin is the founder of Breatheolution https://www.instagram.com/breatheolution/ and www.breatheolution.com and has some incredible testimonials and reviews of his therapy and breathwork from many people and is super keen to deliver the amazing Buteyko breath method to all those who need it.

Kevin is currently living and working from New Mills in the High Peak, Derbyshire. He also carries out his other therapies in several locations across the Peak District and he is more than willing to travel to locations to assist in all matters Buteyko including zoom appointments.”

“Buteyko method and Oxygen Advantage changed my life for the better for so many reasons and I cant wait to show everyone.”


Louisa Rasmussen – Nottingham

Louisa Rasmussen, former City professional is the founder of www.breathebalancebe.com  and one of a few Level 3 Breath Body Mind (TM) coaches in the world. She is also a professional hypnotherapist and yoga nidra teacher. Louisa has trained with world leading breath specialists including Patrick McKeown, Dr Richard Brown, Dr Patricia Gerbarg and Dan Brule from the USA.

A former severe asthmatic, Louisa only started to take her breathing seriously in 2017 when she was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. She has experienced first hand the benefits of practicing breathing techniques and making changes to implement good breathing habits. She is particularly passionate about combining breathing exercises, guided relaxation, hypnotherapy and life coaching for powerful results.

Louisa supports those wishing to reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep and overall wellbeing. Clients include, asthmatics, cancer patients as well as chronic fatigue and long covid sufferers.

Louisa offers 1:1, corporate and charity sessions on Zoom or in person if local.

Louisa is passionate about helping others to breathe better, stress less and create personal success! Whether that is to improve your breathing habits, get a better night’s sleep or reduce anxiety so you can live the life YOU want to live. Breathe better, sleep better, live better!

Contact Louisa at [email protected] for a free 15 minute consultation today.

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.


Jeremy Bryson – Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Jeremy previously worked in Operational Management roles in Industry, including 20 years in Pharmaceuticals and Medical Diagnostics.  He has first-hand experience of the effects that stress and anxiety can have in the workplace and within families, and over the past few years has practised and studied extensively in the field of Stress Management and holistic therapy, gaining a range of Diploma and Certificate level qualifications and delivering stress management and wellbeing training and mentoring to employees,

He established PEMBA Wellbeing in June 2021 to provide Stress Management and Wellbeing Coaching to clients, either in person at his home treatment room in Warwickshire, or remotely via Zoom or Teams.  Through using breathing techniques to help clients with relaxation and meditation, he came across the Buteyko method and studied with Buteyko Clinic International to achieve the Certificate in the Buteyko Clinic Method.  He is very enthusiastic about the benefits of the Buteyko method for clients to improve their quality of life in relation to breathing disorders, sleep problems and anxiety. 

He is married to Vicky, a Clinical Reflexologist and has two teenage children.

Chris and Katrina Puckey – Suffolk

Chris and Katrina, husband and wife and Buteyko Instructors, 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

Linda Woodard – Woodbridge

I became a Buteyko Instructor as a follow on from my training with Patrick McKeown as an Oxygen Advantage Advanced Instructor. Having this deep understanding of breathing absolutely compliments my existing ChiRunning & Walking coaching (a posture and movement technique based on alignment and relaxation) and my level 3 qualification in Kinesiology Touch for Health (based on gentle meridian energy balancing techniques that enables self healing from trauma, stress and injury).

Originally from Ireland and now living in Woodbridge, Suffolk, I have experience in working with people of all ages, from 9 to 92 of varying health and fitness levels.

“I love to see how introducing small changes to a client’s habitual breathing can have such positive and calming effects on their everyday lives, as well as on their posture and movement”.

I am happy to arrange a FREE 15 minute initial consultation so please email or call me to find out how I can help you.

Ciaran McKeown BA, MA Counselling & Psychotherapy, FBPI

Ciaran McKeown learnt Buteyko in the early 2000s as a way of managing his asthma and anxiety. Impressed by the efficacy of the method he worked with his brother Patrick McKeown to incorporate it into his breathwork training and therapy sessions for over 15 years. During this time he has taught students with a diverse range of abilities and needs through voluntary and paid classes.

A registered counsellor and Samaritans volunteer, Ciaran believes that to be a good teacher, personal experience matters just as much as professional proficiency. He says that both are what enable you to relate to your students and find solutions that fit them.

For new students to the Buteyko method, particularly those who suffer from anxiety, he advises that they experiment with the exercises and treat the techniques as being a way to discover their breath rather than be overly demanding of themselves. At least for the first couple of weeks. This is why he prescribes every student with a unique plan.

What is Ciaran up to now? He currently teaches students and practitioners through one to one online and face to face classes.

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

From Greece to New York to London – Anastasis serviced the Greek Special Forces as a paratrooper for 1 year, traded currency derivates in New York and London for 7 years and picked up a couple of other dopamine-driven hobbies along the way. During his years in banking he noticed how detrimental stress can be on our bodies – leading to stiffness, early ageing and injury. This led him to begin his yoga practice and studies in nutritional therapy in 2009 where he developed a wellness protocol different from everyone else. Through a combination of both traditional and innovative yoga modalities paired with the fundamentals of breathwork, Anastasis has created a holistic experience modelled bio-individuality for each of his client’s personal needs and goals. His greatest influences are leading experts such as Patrick McKeown & Wim Hof, which led him to his awardance as a top yoga teacher in London by AboutTime magazine (in 2017), teaching the breathing module at the HotPod Yoga Teacher’s Training (since 2018) and leading the wellness offsite for the Crisis Management team of Apple (in 2019). Anastasis strives to provide his clients : individuals as well as companies, with an achievable, individualised plan and full-time, reliable support throughout its implementation.

Blue Bhuiya – Central London

BSc ( Health Sciences & Complementary Therapies ) Personal Trainer / Buteyko Instructor 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.

Eva Tanner – Buteyko London, Oxford and Dorset

Eva has become a Buteyko instructor 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.

Gray Caws – London

Gray completed his certificate as a Buteyko Instructor with Patrick McKeown in 2018. Before that he also trained with Patrick as an Oxygen Advantage® Coach. He holds a diploma in specialist personal training, and is a master ChiRunning coach and director of ChiRunning in the UK and Ireland. Based in London UK, he works with clients on a 1-2-1 basis, holds regular workshops, and has developed a number of online training programmes. He also delivers worldwide retreats incorporating breathwork and functional movement. Gray works closely with Patrick McKeown on the Oxygen Advantage® Teacher Training Programme in the UK.“Breathing is an oft-neglected area of health and fitness. Breathwork is essential for optimal wellbeing.”

Richard Lewis

Richard Lewis – London

Founder and Osteopath at Injury Therapy Pro in the City of London, Richard often incorporates the Buteyko Method with Osteopathic Manual Therapy to best treat his wide ranging patient list, athletes and asthmatics alike.

The combination of in-depth hands on assessment and manipulative treatment marry perfectly with breathing re-education, to help individuals take back control of their health with better self-awareness, understanding and lasting results. Richard also incorporates the Buteyko Method within specialist vocal treatments he does for the many singers and performers he treats on London’s West End Theatre stages.

The journey into the health and wellness world began as a teenager and the study of various Chinese martial arts, combat, and movement training. The desire then grew for a deeper understanding of his physical achievements. This led to Osteopathy and a search for optimal health, performance and longevity. A search that is endless, and so he continues to study, practice, learn and share to help improve the lives of those around him.

Richard Lewis BSc (HONS), M.Ost Clinic Director, Osteopath Sports Injury Specialist

Appointment booking available online at: www.injurytherapy.pro/book-online

** Please be aware that there is a 24 hour cancellation policy. If you are unable to attend your appointment please get in touch asap to avoid full charge **

Jennifer Nicoll – OMT RDHT

Jennifer is a registered Dental Hygienist and Therapist, qualified from King’s College London Dental Institute.

Jennifer has over ten years of experience as a dental clinician, and now works predominantly as a Myofunctional Therapist in the Central London and Surrey area at Myofunctional Therapy UK. Jennifer is especially interested in preventative care, with a special interest in working with children.

Exploring a range of complementary therapies that improve the quality of life of her patients is what attracted Jennifer to train in the Buteyko method. She uses this, in combination with her dental knowledge, NLP (holding a Diploma in NLP) and Myofunctional therapy techniques, to achieve life changing results for her patients.




Nuria Outeiral-Sanudo – South West London

In addition to being a breathing instructor qualified under Patrick McKeown, Nuria holds a MSc in Health Psychology, University of Surrey, a BSc in Psychology and an IDP in Montessori Pedagogy. A native Spanish, she resided in Southern Ireland for 3 years, before relocating to S.W. London, for the last 18 years with her family.  Nuria works for the NHS as an Assistant Therapy Practitioner and Therapeutic Activities Coordinator. Her clinical experience range with clients includes: COVID, Stroke, Dementia, MS and various neurological disorders and those presenting Anxiety and Depression symptoms. This experience has shown her how illness-related stress negatively affects an individual’s wellbeing and how the role of dysfunctional breathing contributes to its aggravation. Additionally, she is an experienced teacher within Mainstream and SEN education, working with children with ASD, ADHD and complex learning disabilities.

Through a combination of traditional psychological approaches, paired with breathwork fundamentals, she has created a holistic experience that strives to provide each client with a person-centred support plan – utilising breathwork as a natural way to enhance physical and mental health.

Nuria works with adults and children, on a one-on-one basis, or in small groups.  She specialises in supporting those with Anxiety, Depression, Chronic illness, such as Asthma and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Also, those wishing to take an active role in their health, improving their breathing patterns to manage the stress of daily life and boost their general wellbeing. Additionally, she provides advice and support for children who experience learning and/or emotional difficulties in school by establishing a flexible framework for wellbeing whereby breathing is key to help controlling emotions by increasing calmness, reducing anxiety and muscle tensions, while improving sleeping patterns and concentration. Workshops for companies and schools are offered on demand.




Diana Adam – London

I am a therapy assistant in the NHS and a back pain practitioner, currently training as a Hatha yoga teacher.

I believe that helping people to get reacquainted with the normal way of breathing through Buteyko Technique is the first step in empowering self-care, this being my main intention as a healthcare professional.

I am interested in working with people, whatever their age, who would like to improve their quality of life.




Arya Tamayo-Myerson – London

After being diagnosed with ADHD, ADD and Dyslexia at a young age, Arya has worked to understand, research and apply Myofunctional Therapy and Buteyko breathing re-education. He has been practicing these methods for a while now with great results.




Joanne Hatherley

Jo is a Pilates teacher, exercise specialist in Chronic Respiratory Disease and Buteyko instructor based in central and north-west London. Jo was diagnosed with Asthma in her 20’s, as a professional dancer she needed to maintain her health and the diagnosis brought about an interest in breathing techniques to improve her symptoms, Patrick McKeown’s work had a huge impact on her. In 2014, after suffering from Pneumonia she was diagnosed with the degenerative lung condition Bronchiectasis. Initially this had a significant impact on her quality of life. Her treatment plan included breathing retraining with a respiratory physiotherapist and this led her to train as an exercise specialist in Chronic Respiratory Disease with the aim of improving her fitness and quality of life. On completing the qualification Jo realised that by combining her Pilates education with this new knowledge and personal experience she could help other people with respiratory conditions to improve their physical and mental wellbeing.

Jo has created a workshop ‘The Vital Breath Workshop’ for movement teachers, educating them on how to work with clients with respiratory conditions and to increase awareness of dysfunctional breathing.

She has delivered classes and workshops for Asthma UK, the British Lung Foundation, PoTs UK, the Bank of England and Body Control Pilates.

She works with all age groups and various health conditions on a 1:1 basis and with groups of varying sizes.

The way we breathe affects the whole body, Jo uses breathing and movement strategies to improve awareness of breathing, reduce breathing dysfunction, increase performance and to improve general health and wellbeing.




Ana Carvalho – London

With a background in dance and Sport Therapy in addition of over 15 years of experience as a Pilates teacher.

I can help you bring awareness to faulty patterns in the body that generally manifest in the shape of aches, pains or injuries, it really depends on how long you have been ignoring your health and well being, and together we devise a plan of action to achieve your goals through breath-work, exercises and muscular re-education.




Iwona Libich – London

Iwona Libich, Polish Speech and Language Therapist, Speech and Language Pathologist, Bilingual kids Therapist, Instructor of Shantala Massage and Developmental Baby Massage Certificated Teacher.

I have been working as a Speech Therapist (for Polish kids) and Therapist for Bilingual Children for 10 years. I run Speech Therapy for Polish kids and also support bilingual teachers and families to develop their child’s language skills.




Maika Prevosti – London

Maika is qualified Ayurveda Practitioner and Nutritionist based in London with a passion for interpreting the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda to suit our modern lifestyles and make it relevant and accessible to our lives today. Maika’s personal journey for over 18 years has seen Ayurveda empower and transform those committed to making a profound and positive change.

Having qualified from College of Ayurveda UK and done her internships in India, Maika enjoys sharing her knowledge through workshops and individual consultations for those wanting more in-depth personalised advice. She has worked with children and adults with special interest in respiratory conditions, recurrent colds, digestive disorders, prevention and immunity support, period problems.

Maika also has a background of 15 years as a Teacher of English. She is also a Reiki Master since 2005. Becoming a Buteyko Practitioner has added an invaluable tool in her therapeutic approach to efficiently support patients with tailored solutions to improve emotional and physical well-being.

Languages: English and Spanish



Patricia Liebetrau – London

Tricia Liebetrau is a certified Breathwork and Integrated Health Coach and an Energy Codes® Facilitator. She is the Founder of Moya Breath www.moyabreath.com Moya is a Zulu word meaning air, breath and spirit.

Tricia undertook her studies with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the Feminine Power Transformational Coaching programme with Dr Claire Zammit, and Energy breathwork with Dr Sue Morter, all in the US. What initially started as a quest for asthma relief led her to train with Patrick McKeown in the Buteyko Breathing Method and her own personal transformation journey became her fire to share and support individuals on their own path.

Her skills and interest lie in empowering clients to activate their innate vitality and go from experiencing symptoms of anxiety, asthma, chronic fatigue, insomnia and stress to radical energy and healing. She teaches breathwork and energy tools, techniques and practices to fix dysfunctional breathing to find calm and integrate the body, mind and breath to supercharge health and healing.

Tricia works locally and globally via Zoom in one-on-one sessions for an individually tailored approach as well as in small groups and bespoke corporate and University presentations. She invites prospective clients to email [email protected] for a free 30 minute introductory call.




Naomi Timms

After discovering Buteyko for her son, Naomi felt compelled to train as an instructor – to help others improve their breathing and ultimately their quality of life.

She has experience working with hypertension, snoring, anxiety, panic attacks, asthma, and children with special needs including ADHD, ASD and visual impairment.

She travels to Kent, Surrey and London visiting children who she feels are best helped through face-to-face appointments. Adult sessions can be online or in-person.

Naomi likes to tailor Buteyko to the individual and is very keen to find ways to make it work best with the diverse needs and lifestyles of her clients.


Helena Bourdillon – London

As well as being a top British Freediver and a Mental Health Advocate, Helena is a Buteyko Instructor with additional education gained from many other breath work disciplines.  She uses her knowledge and her own experiences to help anyone who sees the value in working to improve their health and general performance: from Long Haul Covid sufferers, to CEOs and performance athletes, people who struggle with anxiety and panic attacks to those just wanting to feel and do better by returning to and building upon the fundamentals of good breathing practice thus improving mental and physical baseline health as well as focus, performance and endurance.

Daniela Sangiorgio – London

Daniela is a Buteyko practitioner, an Alexander Technique teacher and a Somatic Experiencing trainee (healing trauma). Her background is in music. She is Italian living in London and has experience in working with children/teenagers and adults. She specialises in supporting clients with Anxiety, Chronic illness such as Asthma and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. She also works with clients interested in improving their breathing pattern so to enhance their quality of life. Lessons available in person and online.

Charlotte Johnston – London

Charlotte qualified under Patrick McKeown and Mim Beim in early 2021.

Having personally experienced the benefits of Buteyko on a short course in New Zealand, she completed her training in Sydney one year later and founded The Breath Lab soon after.

The Breath Lab uses simple techniques, founded in science, to provide natural, rapid and long-lasting relief from breathing-related disorders.

The Breath Lab also incorporates ideas from the five pillars of health/wellbeing as necessary and according to each person’s needs. These are:

  • Breathe
  • Sleep
  • Eat
  • Move
  • Connect (with others and with nature)

Based in London, appointments can be face to face or via Zoom. Consultations and enquiries are free, just reach out by email or on the website.

 

Nicola Vinall

I am a qualified Pharmacist and Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, currently also training to be a Nutritionist. I specialise in helping mid-life women going through menopause. The aim is to help them make this transition as smooth as possible and set them up to flourish and enjoy the second half of their lives.

I take a functional approach when dealing with clients and believe that it is essential to treat the cause, not just the symptoms. I am patient-centred, encouraging people to look at all aspects of their life, including; diet, sleep, stress, exercise, and, of course – breathing, since they are all interlinked.

I am registered with the British Menopause Society. I am certified in their CBT course to help with hot flushes and insomnia. I have also completed a Grey Area Drinking course to support those who dislike their drinking habits and find it hard to stop.

I have battled anxiety, insomnia, hot flushes, and fatigue. I have seen firsthand the immense benefits that nasal breathing and the Buteyko method provide. It is a straightforward yet outstandingly effective process that provides a solid base on which everything else can be built.

Email: [email protected]

 

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.

Information Facebook: Beneficial Breathing – Buteyko Method



Eva Tanner – Buteyko London, Oxford and Dorset

Eva has become a Buteyko instructor 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.



Feodor Kouznetsov – Surrey, Guildford

Feodor Kouznetsov is Breathing Instructor, based in Surrey, UK.

Author of the innovative breathing technique formula.life which helps achieve immediate internal silence and the eponymous breathing app formula.life. Teacher of conscious breathing at The Holistic Centre, UK. Author of a book about personal transformation “Let’s get some air”. Innovator in breathing and spiritual development techniques.

I would like to work with adults and kids, anxiety, sleep apnea, inner silence is my specialty.I am based in Surrey, Guildford.



Ella Matthews – Hastings

I am a Buteyko Breathing Instructor, Cognitive Hypnotherapist and Pain Neuroscience Educator with over 15 years experience in helping people from all walks of life get out of pain and become more comfortable in their bodies.

Originally a Sports Massage and Myofascial Release Massage therapist, I am also a qualified 200 hour Yoga Alliance registered Ashtanga Yoga Teacher.

I cannot fix you- because you aren’t broken. The body heals by itself, given the right conditions. It’s my aim to help you discover and encourage those conditions.

I’m constantly working to develop and integrate my skills and am excited to be studying to be a TRE (Trauma release Exercise) Facilitator.

I also utilise EFT (Emotional freedom Technique) in my current practice.

I am especially interested in helping those with chronic lung conditions to find freedom and ease in their breathing thus improving their quality of life. I also offer Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy treatments.

I am based in Hastings, on the South Coast, and work from my private treatment room and on Zoom.

‘If you wake up breathing, congratulations! You have another chance’



Jane Gwillim-David – Lambourn, West Berkshire

I am a Yoga Therapist and Teacher with qualifications in Meditation, Nidra and Mindfulness. I qualified as a Buteyko teacher to compliment my Yoga Therapy and Mindfulness work. I am able to teach Buteyko to individuals suffering from asthma, COPD, anxiety and sleep apnea on a 1-2-1 basis online via Zoom, or face to face in my purpose built studio near Lambourn, West Berkshire (subject to current Covid guidelines).

Sessions are booked and paid for via my website: https://www.sheepdroveyoga.com

Please go to the Book online page and book a 1-2-1 Therapy/Buteyko Session and then choose and reserve your date on the website calendar.




Gemma Ferrier – Oxford

Our breath is life enhancing. After just 3 minutes of limited oxygen, most people experience serious problems, but how often in our daily life do we think about how we breathe? We know the importance of drinking enough water and the type of foods we eat, but something as simple as breathing is taken for granted. Breathing can change your life.

A nurse for over 20 years in many areas of acute primary and secondary healthcare, I have become increasingly aware of the importance of looking at the whole body in conjunction. The breath affects our whole body; how our muscles work, how our brain functions, how we respond when we are stressed and anxious, and perhaps most importantly, how we sleep. 70% of our energy comes from our breath. Your breath is your energy delivery system.

Breath-work requires no equipment, we have everything we need right inside of us. We all breathe, so we can all benefit from developing an awareness of our breath; a new focus and understanding of something you have been doing since you were born, whatever our movement and activity levels.

I have experienced the power of increasing the awareness of my own breath and the impact on my general health and wellbeing. As a qualified breath-work practitioner I want to support others to learn how to harness their breath and to explore the many ways that breath-work can positively impact all aspect of their life.




Emma Epton – Whitstable, Kent

I am a senior Yoga Alliance yoga teacher with over 20 years experience. I teach Yin yoga and functional yoga. I’m also a yoga educator and run 200hr yoga teacher training as well as teacher immersions with my business partner at our company Yoga Reloaded.

My love of yoga and running has highly influenced my interest in breathing and breath work. I aim to keep my teaching fresh and innovative in the name of science, anatomy, and bio mechanics.

I have completed trainings with Cecily Milne of Yoga Detour, Paul Grilley, Tom Myers, Gill Hegley and Bernie Clark. I am also an FRC® mobility specialist and Kinstretch instructor.

I typically work with adults as well as children.

I’m based in the south east coast of England in Whitstable, Kent.




Vanessa Jakubowski – Epsom, Surrey

I am a leading trainer and coach in the area of personal training, nutrition, sports and physique transformations. I am also an online coach with my own fitness app called Phoenix Fitness, and a professional bikini athlete.

Teaching Buteyko breathing techniques is a natural complement to my business as it enhances the health of my clients. I am based in Surrey and I work with professional athletes as well as men and women between the ages of 16-83. I offer online breathing sessions so can work with clients based nationally and internationally without any problems.

I would like to teach anyone with sleeping issues such as insomnia, snoring and sleep apnea and also anyone suffering from anxiety, panic disorder, stress, menstrual cycle issues or symptoms of long COVID-19 such as a tight chest or shortness of breath during physical exercise.




Viv Davies – Ashford, Kent

My name is Viv, I am based near Ashford, Kent. I also work online.

Having had asthma since childhood, I know firsthand the impact of diminished breathing capacity can have on a wide range of health issues. I learnt Buteyko first 20 years ago, but it wasn’t until I relearnt from Patrick McKeown that I was able to make the breathing techniques work and fit into my life as a mum of 4 and carer for my elderly parents.

Following my son’s life-threatening asthma attack the importance of healthy breathing had a new focus in my life.

Learning Buteyko has had had such a positive effect on me and my family, managing my asthma, PTSD, anxiety and improving my sleep. I want to be able to share these benefits with others. Before learning these techniques, I would rely only on medication to manage my health but finding the answer in my own breathing has been very empowering.

I believe in managing health and well-being in a holistic way. All my work is client centred, meeting my clients where they are at. I am also qualified in Indian Head Massage.

I teach Buteyko breathing to children and adults, with asthma, anxiety, insomnia and sleep apnea.




Samantha Fischer – New Forest Hampshire

Hi, my name is Samantha and I run a holistic/remedial treatment room in the beautiful New Forest in Hampshire. Along with Buteyko Method I am also a Bowen therapist and reflexologist.

I came to Buteyko after a frankly horrendous menopause experience, and trained with Patrick McKeown in 2016.

The Buteyko Method has opened my eyes to the amazing health benefits that can be achieved just by optimising your breathing habits, and more importantly, dealing with poor breathing habits!

The breath is fundamental to life and yet its’ rhythms are often overlooked by professionals when someone presents with poor health.

For more information or to contact me please email: [email protected] or tel: 02380 675814




Elaine Stavert – Buckingham

I am a Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist, Reiki Master and Kinesiologist.

I take a holistic whole approach to health, looking at past history, including family history, lifestyle, physical, emotional and environmental aspects as well as looking at a personalised diet and balancing meals, hydration and of course breathing.

I support people with respiratory, skin and digestive issues, muscle and joint pain, headaches, anxiety, fatigue, allergies, cravings, menopause and difficulty sleeping.

I work mostly with adults.  All of my consultations are online via Zoom and I give a free 15 minutes discovery chat for prospective clients.




Ariadna Davies – Ashford, Kent

Ariadna Davies, founder of Postnatal Recovery is a certified therapist who focuses on postnatal wellness and recovery. Through her work, she integrates breath-work with physical therapy, nutrition, and a mental health component, helping parents who feel overwhelmed, overtired, and discouraged by parenthood find the time, energy, and support they need to recover..



Naomi Timms

After discovering Buteyko for her son, Naomi felt compelled to train as an instructor – to help others improve their breathing and ultimately their quality of life.

She has experience working with hypertension, snoring, anxiety, panic attacks, asthma, and children with special needs including ADHD, ASD and visual impairment.

She travels to Kent, Surrey and London visiting children who she feels are best helped through face-to-face appointments. Adult sessions can be online or in-person.

Naomi likes to tailor Buteyko to the individual and is very keen to find ways to make it work best with the diverse needs and lifestyles of her clients.


Elliot Tongue – Portsmouth

I’m Elliot, and I live on the south coast of England, in Portsmouth.

My health journey started in 2012/13, when I found out I was dyslexic. Keen not to let my learning disability work against me, I became interested in personal development and focused on several aspects of health (physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and intellectual health). This led me to discover the work of Patrick McKeown and the Buteyko method.

I have suffered from respiratory issues (mouth breathing, snoring, sleep apnea, hay fever) and other health issues all my life. The training I have received has helped me enormously, and I believe I can help those suffering from similar problems, so that they too can have a better quality of life.


Tim Johnson – Brighton & Hove

I have been using breath work, meditation, qigong & tai chi for 18 years, which in itself gave me a deep level of satisfaction. However, I became intrigued in other facets of breathing when I formed i-Qi-coaching.

I had encountered the Buteyko method before and enjoyed the counterintuition of the breath work. Not least, as I thought it may enable me to self-medicate with my lack of nose breathing and nocturnal snoring habits.

It has worked on both counts and joining the Buteyko course with Patrick McKeown and the other instructors opened my eyes to the greater possibilities of helping more.

The Buteyko method now sits alongside my wellbeing work and helping individuals, companies and schools manage their anxiety & stress through breath work and the above disciplines.

I am based in the city of Brighton & Hove and my clients consist of individuals with breathing difficulties, such as asthma, sleep apnoea, or suffer from anxiety, stress or high blood pressure. My school work, helps children from year 3 upwards, breathe through their nose and give them simple tools to improve their breathing and help them achieve greater focus. I am available face to face and online.

Melanie Lacy-Fewtrell – West Sussex

BreathGal – Hi my name is Mel & I’m a Breathcoach. I can help you empower the simplest yet most influential health tool available to you – your breath.

After experiencing many other wellbeing modalities; I realised breathwork was the most invaluable tool in helping individuals learn how to empower themselves to live with improved physical, mental & emotional wellbeing.

Breathing and its potential effects on our lives, both positive and negative, are vast. Dysfunctional breathing has a significant impact on multiple physiological & emotional systems, resulting in symptoms and deficits, usually attributed to other causes.

On average we breathe 20,000 times a day, & we can train our breath to improve our physical, mental & emotional well-being. I work with children as young as 8 to adults in their 80’s, I believe whoever you are, whatever age you are, learning to improve your breath or correct a dysfuntion can be extremely beneficial.

Having trained in multiple breathing techniques with:

Buteyko Clinic InternationalThe Breathing Institute, The Yoga Teacher College & Inspirational Breathin, I undertake appointments internationally online & locally in my home studio in West Sussex as well as bespoke workshops, retreats & other events across the UK.

Please feel free to browse my website www.Breathgal.com contact me via [email protected] or 07854 170426 or on socials @BreathGal to find out more or get in touch with any questions you may have.

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 Instructor 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 instructor 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.

Lee Thompson – Cornwall

After years of reading self-help books and undertaking alternative therapies to help with my own mental health issues, I discovered through yoga and pranayama the power of proper breathing.

It was a revelation to me that my breathing was dysfunctional and had been since I was a child. This led me to study as much on functional breathing as I could. I discovered Patrick McKeown and I can’t overstate what an effect the man and his teaching of the Buteyko method has had on my life. I knew I had to become an instructor and help others

I’d like to work with adults and teenagers with Anxiety, Panic attack and sleep disorders. I come at it with a spiritual leaning suited to calming the breath and mind, easing the spirit. I’m open to working with clients with asthma and COPD too.

Based in beautiful Cornwall.


Elena West – Truro, Cornwall

Buteyko Breathing Instructor, yoga instructor, massage therapist and martial arts practitioner based in Truro, Cornwall.

2020 was a challenging year on many levels. However, I additionally went through some personal struggles (family loss). At the same time, I challenged myself to travel to Japan to take 6th Dan in Jodo (martial art). This created a lot of built up stress and anxiety before the examination. During this time, I found I could get through the stress and emotions by controlling and slowing down my breath. After succeeding in passing the examination I wanted to study breathing methods more deeply. That is when I discovered the Buteyko method, and subsequently qualified as a practitioner.

Professionally, I have a medical background, trained as a midwife in a medical college in Russia, afterwards, in 1993 trained as a massage therapist and yoga instructor. In 1998 I graduated with a degree in Sports Exercise and Therapies and completed my Ph.D. in 2003.

At my yoga classes Buteyko Method is now included.

I am happy working with teenagers and adults with:

  • Sleep disorders
  • Irregular breathing
  • Asthma
  • Anxiety
  • Also to enhance well being
  • Performance enhancement in sports

Face-to-face as well as online appointments can be organised.

Small group work and workshops available.

Appointments can be carried out in either Russian or English languages.


Kay van Beersum – Bristol

Kay is a Nutritional Therapist and Buteyko Method breathing instructor. In her clinic Kay combines Western and Eastern nutrition- and breathwork principles to help you achieve optimal health. She is an expert at developing a personalised program for you to suit your specific needs and likes.

By adjusting our breathing patterns and our nutrition, we can alleviate a large number of physical and mental health issues, from insomnia, anxiety and high blood pressure, to long covid, chronic fatigue, IBS and a full range of inflammatory conditions. You too can experience improved health by implementing gradual and doable changes to your daily food and breathing habits.

To find out if breath work combined with nutritional therapy is for you, Kay offers a free 15-minute consultation either by telephone, skype, zoom or face-to-face.


Robyn Dylan – South Devon

I am a trained breathworker. I began using the Buteyko method with my autistic teen (also suffers from C-PTSD). I was so impressed with the changes in her brought about by nose breathing, I decided to take the training course so that I could help others and continue to help her. My Daughter is now much more able to be in charge of her emotions, and to make clear decisions for herself.

Once I began learning on a deeper level, I was able to teach it to my other teen who is asthmatic. She had been using her inhaler several times daily and throughout the night. Through nose breathing and controlling the amount of air she was breathing in, her use of inhaler and asthma attacks have already decreased substantially. The tightness in her chest, which had been a mainstay in her life has all but gone.

I have incorporated the Buteyko method into my daily life. I never teach anything that I have not personally benefitted from, so I know it works. I have complemented my training with considerable research which has allowed me to understand both the science and history of breathing.

I have been using breathwork as a practise for four years. Before this I had been working with homeless people who lived with a range of experiences: self harm and sexual abuse, addictions, acute anxiety and stress. In themselves, these conditions have led to physical illness: cancer, bad back, sleep disorders. I find using the breath to regulate ourselves and to use that breath as a primary healing tool has been the most powerful tool for transformation. I have witnessed this in my life and in the lives of others.

I am happy to discuss any issue that you may have. If I do not feel I can help I will recommend another breathworker who is able to help.

I am particularly interested and have experience working with the following:

  • Adhd
  • Autism
  • Sleep problems: Insomnia, sleeping too much, snoring.
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Back problems.

I live in South Devon. I am happy to come to you to facilitate a session (great that you can have a session in the comfort of your home) or via zoom.

Phil Jones

A former Royal Marine Commando with a passion for fitness and wellbeing. Whilst in the Marines he served all around the world on conflict operations.

He is a L4 personal trainer, L4 nutritionist, coach and mentor to high end professionals. He is also a mental health practitioner, supporting people with mental health problems. He also holds a degree in teaching and is about to have a book published telling his story.

Phil is a specialist in mindset and resilience techniques drawing on his experience in the Armed Forces – he can show you how to get the best out of you, and become a more rounded individual.

A qualified and registered Buteyko Breathe practitioner where he has helped hundreds of companies and individuals improve the mental health through breath work. He typically works with people who suffer from depression, anxiety and people wanting to improve their breathing for exercise. Based in South Wales, but about to support clients virtually.

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