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 an instructor 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.
Patrick is Director of Education at Buteyko Clinic International, and has trained Buteyko instructors from over 50 countries. He delivers Certification trainings in the Buteyko Method from his breathing centre in Galway, Ireland.
He also hosts client clinics for asthma, respiratory issues, sleep apnea, snoring, insomnia, anxiety and panic disorder, by Zoom.
His books ‘The Breathing Cure’, ‘Atomic Focus’, ‘The Oxygen Advantage’ and ‘Close Your Mouth’ are best sellers in their fields and have been published worldwide and in several languages.
To book a client clinic please visit www.buteykoclinic.com/clinic/
For further information about Patrick’s work, please visit www.buteykoclinic.com
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
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.
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 Instructor 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
Email: [email protected]
Shalini Sinha, BA, MA, CPC, BTAA, Dip BM, FBPI
Shalini works as a Life Coach and Natural Health Instructor 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 an Instructor 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.
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 an instructor 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:
Keri Gaffney – Terenure, Dublin
With over 24 years experience in teaching movement, Keri has developed a passion for anatomy and body biomechanics. Her experiences have taught her that the key to mental and physical fitness is through a strong yet supple core, optimal postural alignment and healthy breathing. As an asthma sufferer when she was younger, breathing has always been a key factor in her training and adding the Buteyko method to her work has been extremely beneficial both in her life and others.
Her classes pay particular attention to details, using simple cueing & instruction, while giving options of personal modifications to suit everyone’s needs.
As well as running her private clinic based in the Southside of Dublin where she mostly helps people in chronic pain, Keri also works with elite karate athletes specialising in strength and mobility training
Keri is a fully qualified
- Neuromuscular Physical Therapist
- Sports Massage Therapist
- AiM – Anatomy in Motion
- N.A.S.M Corrective Exercise Specialist
- Certified Muscle Activation Tech. Jumpstart Practitioner
- Personal Trainer – Level 4
- Fitness Instructor (NCEHS)
- Dip. Pilates Matwork (Pilates Institute):
- Pilates Reformer Instructor (Prog Pilates Academy)
- Yoga Instructor RYS 200
- The Roll Model Method Therapy Ball Practitioner
- Yoga Tune Up Teacher
- Hannah Somatics
- Massage therapy
- Dip. Nutrition (ITEC)
Clinic Services available:
- Buteyko Breathing Method
- Personal training
- Group Mindful Movement
- Anatomy in Motion
- Hannah Somatics
- Pilates mat and reformer
Her clinic offers the option of private sessions and small groups classes and workshops
Roisin Bruns – Kilkenny
My name is Roisin Bruns, I am a Dental Hygienist for the past 18 yrs (UCC 03) I lived in London and Sydney for many years. I returned to my home town Kilkenny where I currently work.
I work in a paediatric and a general dental practice.
I have a keen interest in Oral and facial development. I have become very aware of the impact mouth breathing has on both adults and children.
I completed a course in Oral Myofunctional Therapy in (NYU Dentistry) 2019. Followed by Buteyko Instructor Training.
I am teaching one to one sessions via zoom. Children can be seen at the paediatric dental practice.
Dara Coleman, certified in Buteyko & Pranayama – County Wicklow & South Dublin
Originally from Ireland, Dara Coleman is a graduate of the William Esper Studio in New York City. He is an experienced actor with a demonstrated history of working in the performing arts industry, including the Theatre, Television and Film. After a car crash in 2012, through recovery he started researching meditation and various breathing methods. Exploring Transcendental Meditation, Pranayama, the Wim Hof Method and Stan Grof’s Holotropic Breathing Method, he began to understand the extraordinary power of the breath. At that time certified training was quite limited but eventually he found the Buteyko Method and was taught by Patrick McKeown of The Buteyko Clinic International, Galway, Ireland. With a keen interest also in Yogic practices, he added certification in Pranayama through Michaël Bijker of Yogalap (Yoga Alliance), Sagres, Portugal.
Through working with people from all walks of life, from musicians, to actors, to police, parents and business folk, all have helped to bring a heightened awareness that human beings often can have very different needs. With discipline and commitment, Coleman works with a holistic approach, paying attention to the 24 hour routine of Sleep, Diet and Exercise. He combines both the Buteyko Method and Pranayama and aims to adapt the breathing techniques and patterns that suit the need of each person he works with. From children to adults, couples and small groups, clients come mostly through referral.
He is interested in trying to help people with many conditions such as PTSD, ADHD, trauma, panic, mania and anxiety, stress and insomnia. Even with healthy individuals, many find they can take their lives to another level through learning and practicing conscious breathing.
Coleman’s sessions are weekly or daily and run either a half hour or an hour. He is available for teaching through FaceTime, Zoom and in person when possible.
Milena Jaksic – Dublin & Wicklow
Founder of Platinum Pilates & Physiotherapy
Franklin Method Educator
Pilates, Somatics & Movement Practitioner
Milena Jaksic is the founder of Platinum Pilates, Irelands largest Pilates & Physiotherapy Practices. She has been a leader in the field of Pilates over the last 23 years and has built a renowned business with 6 Studios & 5 Clinics in South Dublin.
As well as being a Certified Pilates Practitioner, she is also a certified Franklin Method Educator Level 3 and has recently added Somatic Training to her practice.
Breath is one of the founding principles of Pilates and is taught as part of the practice in every class. Milena wanted to find a Breathwork that enabled her to teach her clients a simpler embodied approach. The Franklin Method gave her the foundation of learning the dynamics of breathwork. She then went on to study a degree in Psychology to understand the psychosomatic element of Breath work and when she found The Buteyko Method, this added the element of Biochemistry to her learning and the whole concept fell into place.
Milena now runs Breath-Work classes and Clinics from her Dublin based Studios & online.
Her particular area of interest is Stress, Panic Attacks, Anxiety Disorder, Depression & Insomnia for people at all stages of life.
Milena takes a very holistic view on health and wellness and believes that empowering clients to understand their own biodynamics will get better results and help clients live to their true potential. She believes that everyone should understand how their bodies work, the reason behind pain and illness and how to become more resilient mentally, physically & emotionally. The combination of Breathwork, Somatic Work & Movement can light the pathway for clients to become empowered & enlightened in their journey towards health.
Cormac Noonan – Meath and Dublin
Cormac Noonan is the co-founder of Wolf Academy, a wellness company that works in schools and youth clubs across Ireland.
After graduating from Trinity College Dublin, Cormac worked as an IT Consultant for 3 years before becoming very disillusioned with life. He decided to quit his job and go traveling to discover what he really wanted to do. On his journey of self-discovery Cormac faced many of his own struggles with confidence and self-belief and upon returning from his travels he wanted to share some of his story with young people and the tools that helped him overcome his own challenges.
In his own personal quest, Cormac found breathwork to be a powerful link between mind, body and spirit and he has since studied many forms of breathwork including Pranayama, Circular breathing, Conscious Connected breathing, Reichian breathwork and Soma breathwork.
Having come across The Buteyko Method, Cormac has since added it into the work he does for clients, particularly those suffering with stress, anxiety disorder, panic attacks, depression and insomnia.
Through his one-on-one sessions Cormac empowers clients through the breath while helping them move past any blocks holding them back. Along with his background in Success Coaching, he also helps them achieve whatever success they are looking for in their life, even if that is simply to be healthy and happy.
Cormac takes a very holistic view of health and wellness and his diverse background allows him to help clients tackle issues from multiple levels, incorporating a full mind, body, spirit approach.
Cormac specialises in working with men but he has worked with clients of all genders and from all walks of life. He works both in-person and on Zoom.
Co-founder of Wolf Academy
Breathwork Coach and Facilitator
Canfield Success Coach
CBT and NLP Practitioner
Diploma in Psychology
Jennifer Donnelly- Dublin
Jennifer is currently completing her PhD in Dublin, and has an MSc in Occupational Therapy. In addition to a love of research, she is a keen musician and has experience teaching singing to both children and adults, which began her interest in the importance of the breath, and proper breathing practices. Outside of academia, she is a certified Hatha Yoga teacher, which further advanced her interest in breathing, and it’s impact on health.
Her current research focus incorporates positive psychology and lifestyle medicine to provide easily accessible tools and information to allow people to achieve greater wellbeing. This interest led her to Patrick McKeown’s work, and the Buteyko Method. She was thrilled to finally understand the psychosomatic mechanism of breathing, and the bring this into her own work. She completed her Buteyko Method qualification in 2023.
She has an interest in using Buteyko to support stress/anxiety reduction, aid sleep and improve well being for both children and adults.
For more information, please contact:
Email: [email protected]
Dr. Alan Ruth BSc, MA, PhD (Psych), DipCBT, CSPP, IPDip, MBA
Alan is an Insomnia Treatment Specialist. He is a graduate of Queen’s University Belfast, the University of Westminster, Ulster University, Brunel University London, and Henley Business School. He also holds qualifications in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), CBT for Insomnia, Sleep Psychology, Stress & Anxiety Management, Mindfulness, and the Buteyko Method.
He is a member of the following professional associations: the Society of Behavioural Sleep Medicine, the Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Therapies, the Society of Clinical Psychology, the British Sleep Society, and the Mindfulness Association.
Alan has had numerous articles published on a large variety of health and medical topics in medical, nursing, psychiatry, pharmacy, and natural health publications.
Special thanks to Dr Alan Ruth for all his advice and help over the years. May he Rest In Peace.