Buteyko Breathing Instructors – Mississippi
Apryl Handy – South Mississippi
Apryl, currently 35 years old, is a Florida International University (FIU) communications and marketing graduate and National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certified personal trainer who currently lives in South Mississippi where she runs a 4:50am boot camp and teaches yoga, in addition to working a full-time job. She lives with her husband, Chris, and three children, Jazzlyn, Jaxon, and Jaycen. She has always had a strong passion for health and fitness, is an avid, accomplished, and still competing ultra trail runner, triathlete, and cyclist and is skilled at practicing and teaching Vinyasa, Kundalini and Yin Yoga.
She even qualified for the Boston Marathon just 10 months after having their second child and competed at Boston April of 2017. She also won a 39-mile trail race at Bogue Chitto State Park, Louisiana, among other 20K and 50K trail races across Mississippi. As a result of this journey so far, she has continued to grow a deep appreciation for what proper breathing can do from a performance standpoint and as the most effective way to keep stress out of the mind.
The Buteyko Breathing Method was a natural progression to add to her toolset while training herself and others. She is excited to see what the future holds knowing Buteyko is now part of her skill-set and is always open to new opportunities.
Dr. Steven E. Todd DMD- Mississippi
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.