Buteyko Instructors – Florida
Carol Baglia – Leesburg, Mt Dora
Carol Baglia has always been health conscious with eating right and exercising so she was surprised when she developed asthma in her forties. She tried several different natural healing methods but the only thing that worked for her to eliminate the asthma symptoms was the Buteyko Breathing Method. Carol was so impressed with what she experienced and witnessed at a Buteyko workshop that she changed business careers and decided to share this life changing knowledge with others. Carol is a Registered Respiratory Therapist and founded Correct Breathing Concepts in 2003. She has been instructing Buteyko full time ever since. Carol was certified by Jennifer Stark with the BIBH and has gone for advanced training in Europe in 2006 and with Patrick McKeown in 2009. She works out of several different wellness centers locally and travels to many locations throughout the USA. Carol is passionate about helping others restore normal healthy breathing in their body all the time.
Dr. Steven E. Todd DMD – Gulf Coast of Florida
Dr. Steven E. Todd DMD, MaS Regenerative Medicine is a Board Certified Oral Implantologist. For 30 years, he practiced Oral Implantology/Total Mouth Reconstruction/Dental Anesthesiology in Kentucky. He moved to the beautiful Emerald Coast of northwest Florida and opened a Dental Sleep Medicine practice dedicated entirely to treating Sleep Disordered Breathing and CPAP intolerant/non-compliant Sleep Apnea patients by using custom Mandibular Advancement Devices (MAD) – oral appliance therapy. He realized CPAP therapy and Oral Appliance Therapy just treated the SYMPTOMS of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) – they did not treat the CAUSE of OSA. Then he discovered the Buteyko Breathing Method and knew this was the missing piece of the puzzle to treat patients with Sleep Apnea and Sleep Disordered Breathing. Dr. Todd, with the Buteyko Breathing Method, could now treat the CAUSE of OSA not just the SYMPTOMS. The results his patients have experienced with Buteyko Breathing have changed their lives! He is the only Certified Buteyko Breathing Method instructor in the Gulf Coast of Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi at Gulf Coast Sleep Specialist in Foley, Alabama.
Visit his website www.gulfcoastsleepspecialist.com for more information.
Mary Ann Hawkins – Melbourne, FL
Mary Ann Hawkins is a certified Buteyko Instructor and a Nationally certified body therapist (NCBTMB) with a focus on breath integration, craniosacral therapy, and soft tissue (fascial) manipulation. She has been a practicing therapist for the past 12 years.
Individual and group sessions are offered for the following classes:
Breathing Free (Asthma, Apnea, COPD,)
Breathable Golfer (Integrating breath for performance)
21st Century Body (Wellness through breath and body awareness)
Body therapies offered individually (Craniosacral, Fascial Manipulation, Massage)
Dip. Physiotherapy, MNZSP, ISARP, ATS
Heather Berg – South Florida
Heather Berg is a certified Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) and Buteyko Clinic Method Instructor in South Florida.
She has been a yoga practitioner since 1991 studying many ancient yoga traditions. In 2012 Heather began her journey teaching beyond the postures (asana) creating well rounded yoga sessions that always incorporate breath work (pranayama) and meditation to support her groups and individuals. Heather is most interested in guiding others to be self-aware of their habitual physical, mental and emotional patterns. Her intention is for her clients to become discerning practitioners who can then integrate information for themselves. This way, her students will truly learn to practice yoga as a way of life.
Heather leads Hatha, Yin, Yoga Nidra and Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) yoga classes (groups and privates) as well as at larger events such as: Okeechobee Music, Art and Yoga Fest; The Yoga Expo; and Campowerment. At Rancho La Puerta, in Mexico, Heather is a sought-out guest yoga and meditation teacher. She is also part of the yoga teaching staff at Yoga & Adventures Worldwide where she has led 2 retreats in Morocco, Cuba and Santorini in 2022!
She created a corporate wellness program, Practice to Pause, where she engages employees with evidence-based mindfulness tools to feel more present, enhance creativity, performance and improve overall well-being in and out of work.
In March 2020, Heather was introduced to the Buteyko method after reading James Nestor’s book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art. Her love of diving deeper into different breath work modalities for her personal and professional practice inspired Heather to study with Patrick McKeown to become a Buteyko instructor. She continues to observe positive changes not only in her own health (better sleep, lessening of menopausal symptoms and more energy), but with her yoga and corporate clients. There are so many parallels between pranayama, the ancient yogic science of breath work and the doctor-developed, researched, functional breathing of the Buteyko method.
Heather makes it her priority to listen to her clients’ individual goals and unique circumstances to help them thrive! Movement, breath work, and meditation each alone can make powerful changes in people’s health, but together they create a transformational experience.
She is available for live and Zoom classes for Yoga (Hatha, Yin, Yoga Nidra), Meditation, and the integration of pranayama and the Buteyko method.
A self help Buteyko Breathing course is available on DVD. The Buteyko DVD is the complete instruction as presented by Buteyko instructor and author Patrick McKeown. During the two hour DVD, Patrick instructs five adults and two children how to sucessfully apply the Buteyko Breathing Therapy.
The DVD Buteyko set includes 2 hour DVD, a detailed training book, CD and follow up support. The total cost of Buteyko DVD which includes shipping to anywhere in the USD or Canada is 50 US dollars. For further information including some free video segments is available from www.ButeykoDVD.com