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Patrick McKeown, BA, MA (TCD), Dip BM (Prof KP Buteyko), FBPI

Patrick McKeown is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and the Buteyko clinic of Moscow. He first applied the Buteyko Method to help with his own chronic asthma. After successfully reversing his condition, he decided to train to become a practitioner so that he could help others. He was accredited by Professor Buteyko in 2002 and has worked full time teaching thousands of patients in Ireland and internationally since then. Patrick’s professional memberships include Full member of the Physiological Society and Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences. He has trained Buteyko practitioners from over 32 countries and regularly provides Buteyko clinics in Dublin and Galway, Ireland.

His books ‘The Oxygen Advantage’,’Asthma Free naturally’ and ‘Close Your Mouth’ are best sellers in their fields and have been published in a number of countries and languages.

For information and dates about Patrick’s forthcoming clinics visit


Buteyko South Dublin

Martha Downey de Buitleir. RGN, RNID, DIPBBM is a Registered Nurse with many years experience working with patients suffering from chronic illness, and Cancer. Martha has worked abroad in London and Australia and is currently working in Our lady’s Hospice in Dublin.

There are three pillars to good health, exercise, good nutrition and good breathing habits. A lot is known about the benefits of exercise and nutrition but generally people underestimate how important it is to breathe well by day and night. The Buteyko Breathing programme focuses very much on how you breathe by day and night. It is not difficult to change and the exercises are user friendly!

Martha has experienced first hand the positive impact Buteyko breathing has on a patient’s health and wellbeing. She achieved  Diploma in Buteyko Breathing under the tutelage of Patrick Mc Keown in 2016 and is committed to teaching the programme and increasing awareness of how breathing impacts on health and wellness  and how to address it.

Martha offers the programme in South Dublin to people on a one to one basis and works with adults of all ages and children.

Martha de Buitleir

Contact No. 353876785091
Facebook: EasyBreathing@EasyBreathingDublin
Course also available via Zoom or Skype on request

Siobhán Kealy – B.Sc., MBPI, 200hr YTT – Carlow, Kilkenny, Laois, Kildare.

Siobhán has a B.Sc. (Hons) in Microbiology and Chemistry and spent 20 years working in the corporate world (Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Biologics).

She also spent those 20 years studying and practicing part-time in physical therapies, and instructor trainings before setting up her own clinic in 2017, in Arles, Co. Laois (bordering Carlow, Kilkenny and Kildare).

Clinic Services available:

  • Buteyko Breathing Method for health, Mindfulness & Oxygen Advantage® Instructor for sports.
  • Instructor of Ashtanga Yoga, Chair Yoga and Yoga for Special Needs Children.
  • Fitness Instruction & Personal Training, Mindfulness.
  • Sports Injuries, Remedial Massage, Neuromuscular & Ayurvedic Yoga massage.
  • Frequency Specific Microcurrent &- Trigger Point Dry Needling.

Her clinic offers the option of private sessions, or small groups for workshops incorporating one or more of her services from 1-2 hour visits, or to create a bundle package for half or full days. She also travels to teach groups in the corporate world, Schools, HSE settings, public and private work settings etc.

Siobhán knows how critical it is to detect and correct poor breathing patterns (dysfunctional breathing) when they present at any age. She had her own issues as a child, teenager and adult until she found the solution in correcting her breathing pattern at 40 years old. As a child with upper airway obstruction, she had surgical intervention for adenoids and grommets; she also had narrow dental arches causing malocclusion of the teeth. At the age of 40, the constant alternating allergic rhinitis or nasal congestion, led to sinusitis and then repeated chest infections (leading to exercise induced Asthma as an adult). Siobhán came across the work of Dr. Constantin Buteyko through Patrick McKeown who for the first time in 30+years helped her to treat the root cause of her problem (dysfunctional breathing) and not just her symptoms (all of the above!)

Siobhán has many helpful tools that you can learn to use to empower yourself. So take the first step to better you or your family’s health, wellness or sport and get in contact below.

Mobile: 087 9104766

Fiona Murphy BSc (Hons) Physio, MISCP, Blackrock Clinic, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

Fiona Murphy is a chartered physiotherapist who qualified with a first class honours degree from UCD in 2013. Fiona gained experience with a wide variety of patients while working in an acute hospital in Singapore. While there a keen interest in chronic respiratory conditions and breathing pattern awareness was fostered.

She is now based in the Blackrock Clinic as a senior physiotherapist working with oncology patients and patients with chronic respiratory diseases. She runs a pulmonary rehabilitation programme in the Blackrock Clinic as well as providing one on one sessions for patients with breathing pattern disorders. Fiona completed the Buteyko Certificate with Patrick McKeown in May 2019 and a post graduate online certificate in Clinical Exercise June 2019. Fiona finds the Buteyko Breathing Method has been very effective in enhancing outcomes for a wide variety of patients.

Address: Fiona Murphy, Physiotherapy Department, Blackrock Clinic, Rock Road, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

Mobile: 012064364

Buteyko Dublin & County Wicklow

Dr. Alan Ruth BSc, CBiol, MA, PhD (Psych), MBA, FAIS, FBPI

Alan is a Behavioural Medicine Practitioner and a Buteyko Breathing Educator. He is a graduate of Queen’s University Belfast, the University of Westminster, Ulster University, Brunel University London and Henley Management College. He also holds qualifications in a variety of disciplines relevant to behavioural medicine. These include psychology, physiology, stress and anxiety management, the Buteyko breathing method, cognitive behavioural therapy, and mindfulness. His professional affiliations are: Member of the Society for Behavioural Medicine, Member of the Society for Health Psychology, Member of the Physiological Society, Fellow of Buteyko Professionals International, Fellow of the American Institute of Stress, and Member of the Mindfulness Association.

Alan has had numerous articles published on a large variety of health and medical topics (including Buteyko) in medical, nursing, psychiatry, pharmacy, and natural health publications. He is a regular contributor of articles to ‘Contentment’, a quarterly journal of the American Institute of Stress (AIS). He also regularly updates AIS members on the latest research relating to stress and anxiety.

For more information, visit Alan’s Website:


Phone: 086 822 3933 or 01 287 4542

Buteyko Dublin 5

Brenda Deering B.Sc, M.Sc MISCP, MACI, MBPI

Brenda Deering B.Sc, M.Sc MISCP, MACI, MBPI

Brenda Deering is a Chartered Physiotherapist who qualified with an honours degree from the University of Ulster, Jordanstown, in 2001. Brenda went on to completed her Masters of Science in Healthscience (Acupuncture) in 2008. Over the past ten years Brenda has provided a pulmonary rehabilitation programme and a ‘hospital at home’ service to people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and has also published some scientific articles on the short-term and long-term and benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation.

Brenda wished to learn a technique to pass on to people that would positively impact on the bio-mechanical, bio-chemical and emotional aspects of breathlessness and so she received her certification to teach the Butekyo under Patrick Mckeown in 2016. Clinics are presently available in Dublin 5 for adults and children with 1) dysfunctional breathing patterns associated with COPD, Asthma, Rhinitis and Sinusitis, Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea 2) Dental Malocclusion in children or 3) people who wish to improve their athletic performance through correct breathing. Clinics or private sessions are available upon request.

Mission Statement: To provide a platform from which people can better self-manage with the overall goal of decreasing symptoms and increasing physical activity, thereby creating a successful outcome for clients and provider alike.

For further information please call Brenda on 0861073954

Buteyko Drogheda

Leo Daniel Ryan MBPI

Leo’s passion and job in life is Health Performance Coaching in a one-to-one and small group based setting. HPC is described as a holistic approach to optimizing your lifestyle in order to achieve health, aesthetic and athletic goals. It’s focus is to improve the environment and the function of the human body to become healthy, happy and enjoy life. Leo has expertise in personal training, physical preparation, flexibility therapy and breath therapy. The main philosophy of Health Performance is to know that you are 100% responsible for your life – you have a choice to feel better.

More than 10 years ago, Leo was very sick with asthma. As a last resort for medical intervention Leo was referred to Dr. Richard Costello in Beaumont Hospital. It took 18 months to get the referral. In the meantime, Leo found the Buteyko Breathing Method. It had just arrived in Ireland and was being taught by Patrick McKeown at The Buteyko Clinic. Leo corrected his breathing and started the Buteyko exercises every day. Within 12 months, Leo became free of asthma symptoms. When he did get to see Dr. Costello, the doctor permitted Leo to gradually come off all his medication. In 18 months, Leo was asthma symptom and medication free.

Since that time more than 10 years ago, Leo has dedicated his life to finding methods which work efficiently at improving people’s health naturally. He has obtained a Master’s from UCD, worked with the world renowned Irish Strength Institute and interned with one of the best MD’s in the USA – Dr. Eric Serrano. Recently Leo became a Buteyko Method Practitioner in order to improve the lives of his children and his coaching clients. He has begun to teach workshops on the method.

Contact Leo on 085 – 8117687

Buteyko Athlone

Anne Freeman DIP Buteyko, MBPI

For further information contact Anne
Phone: 0871351338

Buteyko Athlone

Margie Hannon DIP Buteyko, MBPI

For further information contact Margie
Phone: 0868076297

Buteyko Wexford

Shalini Sinha, BA, MA, CPC, BTAA, Dip BM, FBPI

Shalini works as a Life Coach and Natural Health Practitioner with clinics in the Southeast. She received her Diploma of Buteyko Breathing Therapy from Patrick McKeown and the Buteyko Breathing Clinic. She is also a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and a Practitioner of the Bowen Technique. Shalini was the Life Coach for RTÉ television’s, ‘The Health Squad’, and had a weekly column in the Irish Times Health Supplement (2004-2008).

Shalini originally qualified with a B.A. in Comparative Religion and Anthropology (Eastern Philosophies), an M.A. first class honours in Gender and Racism in Ireland. She lectured in Women’s Studies in University College Dublin for 5 years, and now brings her understanding of humanity and the human condition into her work to help people live better, healthier lives.

Tel: +353 (86) 834 7700
Location: Co.Wexford

Una Mooney – Offaly and Laois

Una Mooney is a nurse/midwife with extensive experience in different healthcare settings. Her passion is empowering people to maintain their good health or regain it after illness.

She is a practitioner in Buteyko Breathing Method and DARE (Dissolve And Resolve Emotions)- a new modality specializing in helping those suffering with depression and anxiety.

She completed her Buteyko training with the BIBH (Buteyko Institute of Breathing and Health) in 2006, while living in Scotland and successfully helped many clients with Asthma and other breathing issues.

She offers training to individuals and small groups in the midlands, mainly Offaly and Laois.

For further information:

Mob: 087 2103388