Buteyko Breathing Instructors – Japan

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Yuki Kimura, D.D.S. – Nagoya, Aichi

I am a dentist based in Aichi, Japan.
I was originally a general practitioner who specializes in prosthetic treatment.
But now, I mainly provide early orthodontic treatment centered on functional orthodontic appliances and orofacial myofunctional therapy for malocclusion in children. In particular, I am focusing on improving breathing dysfunction, pediatric sleep apnea, and general posture, and in collaboration with pediatricians, speech therapists, body workers, etc. We provide treatment that brings out the natural growth of children.

In addition, I am also working on developing the oral function of babies, not only teaching mothers after the baby is born, but also teaching pregnant mothers before the baby is born.

I met Patrick McKeown at the Orthotropics symposium in the UK in 2018, and then attended his seminar in Japan in 2019.

Breathing dysfunction may be involved in many diseases occurring in modern society, and I am convinced that the improvement of chronic hyperventilation syndrome by the Buteyko breathing method has great potential in future medical care.

Email: [email protected]
Web: https://www.takabaridai-dental.jp/
Tel: 052-734-2061


buteyko japanChikako Allen

Chikako is based in Tokyo, Japan, and Vancouver, Canada. Growing up in a heavily industrial area of Japan, Chikako witnessed every day how people are affected by severe allergies and asthma. Chikako also experienced her own atopic dermatitis and her family’s history of asthma, dental procedures and other allergies. Chikako is assisting Patrick McKeown on the translation of his highly successful Buteyko book “Close Your Mouth” into Japanese. Chikako completed her training with Patrick and is dedicating herself to spreading the word of the Buteyko method at Buteyko Japan and in Canada.

Contact: [email protected]

profile02 4 2Kan Sugiyama MATrg., ATC, CSCS, CKTP

Personal Trainer 2012-present

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  • North Dakota State University Master in Athletic Training – May 2011


  • Certified Kinesio Taping Instructor (CKTP): Kinesio Taping Association

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Tokyo, Japan
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  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS): National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • Certified Full body Active Release Technique (ART) Provider, January 2012
  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Certified Athletic Trainer, July 2011 Certification #2000007636
  • Certified Graston Technique Instructor, December 2011
  • American Red Cross, Certified First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor, September 2010

Contact Ken at Buteyko Japan Clinic
Email: [email protected]

IMG 20190411 122951Keiko Yoshinaka – Hiroshima, Western Japan

Keiko Yoshinaka is a Registered Dental Hygienist and Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist. She was trained in the Buteyko Method by Patrick McKeown in association with AOMT in Los Angeles.

Keiko has worked at oral surgery, pediatric dentistry, periodontics and orthodontics for over 15 years. She has witnessed people who have not only tooth decay and gum disease but also incorrect breathing and swallowing habits.

Keiko herself had orthodontic treatment twice in her life because of mouth breathing habit and incorrect tongue position. No dentist or orthodontist taught her Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy. She personally found AOMT and the Buteyko Method on the internet, and was impressed with these therapies that support the development of straight teeth, a beautiful face and a productive life.

Keiko finds the Buteyko Method absolutely essential to teaching Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy. She is passionate about spreading the word about healthy breathing and swallowing habits to make people’s lives better.

Keiko provides Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy and teaches the Buteyko Method to ensure correct beathing, tongue posture and swallowing pattern to individuals and groups in both live and online settings for children and adults. Teaching is available in Japanese and English.


Email: [email protected]
Web: okay-co-notebook.com

dummy 150 imgArisa Suzuki – Shizuoka, Japan

Arisa Suzuki works as a pediatric dentist in Shizuoka, Japan.

She has successfully completed the theoretical and practical components of the BUTEYKO INSTITUTE METHOD Breathing Retraining Instructor Training Course with Glenn White in 2015 in New Zealand and Japan and is an accredited Associate Instructor of the Buteyko Institute of Breathing and Health.

She has been a member of the Buteyko Professionals International since 2016. She has also completed Buteyko Clinic Instructor Training with Patrick McKeown in Japan in 2019.

She specializes in breathing exercises for children and teenagers.

Achieving nasal breathing is important to help with normal craniofacial development in children.


Email: [email protected]
Web: www.ahirunoko.com
Tel: 054-246-2222

Aki TsuchiyagaitoAki Tsuchiyagaito

Dr. Aki Tsuchiyagaito, a neuroscientist and clinical psychologist, received her education from the University of Tokyo and earned a Ph.D. in Child Development from Osaka University. She is certified as a Buteyko Clinic Method Instructor by Patrick McKeown in the USA. Her career has been dedicated to developing effective treatments for mental health disorders, specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She also possesses expertise in research using EEG, MRI, and real-time fMRI neurofeedback, making her uniquely qualified to teach Buteyko Breathwork.

Being certified as a Buteyko Clinic Method Instructor has significantly enhanced her approach by integrating neuroscience with powerful breathing strategies. Her holistic perspective appreciates the nuances of breathing patterns and neuroscience, guiding children and adults in re-educating dysfunctional habits and facilitating healthier breathing and brain functioning.

Dr. Tsuchiyagaito welcomes children and adults from anywhere in the world for online sessions, where she harnesses the transformative power of breath and brain science to unlock her clients’ full potential.



Breathwork Specialties:

  • Buteyko Clinic Method (CertBBM)
  • Oxygen Advantage® Advanced Instructor

Psychology and Neuroscience Specialties:

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist (Japan)
  • BCIA Board Certified Neurofeedback Therapist
  • Hanu® Certified HRV Biofeedback Therapist


Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.laureateinstitute.org/aki-tsuchiyagaito.html

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