Ciaran McKeown BA, MA Counselling & Psychotherapy, FBPI

Ciaran McKeown learnt Buteyko in the early 2000s as a way of managing his asthma and anxiety. Impressed by the efficacy of the method he worked with his brother Patrick McKeown to incorporate it into his breathwork training and therapy sessions for over 15 years. During this time he has taught students with a diverse range of abilities and needs through voluntary and paid classes.

A registered counsellor and Samaritans volunteer, Ciaran believes that to be a good teacher, personal experience matters just as much as professional proficiency. He says that both are what enable you to relate to your students and find solutions that fit them.

For new students to the Buteyko method, particularly those who suffer from anxiety, he advises that they experiment with the exercises and treat the techniques as being a way to discover their breath rather than be overly demanding of themselves. At least for the first couple of weeks. This is why he prescribes every student with a unique plan.

What is Ciaran up to now? He currently teaches students and practitioners through one to one online and face to face classes.

Bud Weiss

Bud Weiss is a retired high school social worker who trained under Jennifer Stark. Since 1995, he has consistently promoted the Buteyko technique in New York. Over the past fifteen years, Bud has worked tirelessly by organizing workshops and participating in regular radio shows to create more awareness around the importance of correct breathing using the Buteyko Method.

Barnett J. Weiss, MA, LCSW
Brooklyn and Manhattan areas


James Alexander

James Alexander, LMT

James works as a licensed medical massage therapist practicing in New York City and Yonkers, New York. He received his certificate (diploma) for the Buteyko Breathing Therapy from Patrick McKeown. In addition, James is certified in Myoskeletal Alignment, and Myokinesthethic System for massage therapy. He has been certified to teach Naam Yoga, and the Harmonyum healing modality, and as a kettlebell instructor and personal trainer.


Anna Yashayeva, RN – New Paltz area, New York

Anna is a registered nurse, practicing in New York, USA. She’s been always interested in alterative methods of healing. After seeing amazing healing transformations that Buteyko Breathing Method brought to her family, she studied with Patrick McKeown and became a certified instructor.


Contact Information:
Email: yaanna@gmail.com
Tel: 917-750-2652

Nancy H. Rothstein, MBA, The Sleep Ambassador®, Director of Circadian® Corporate Sleep Programs

As The Sleep Ambassador®, Nancy is on a global quest to raise awareness, educate and provide strategies for sustainable sleep optimization and optimal health. As Director of CIRCADIAN® Corporate Sleep Programs™, Nancy is a leader in bringing customized consulting services and research-based solutions to address the issue of Sleep Wellness for all levels of a corporation or organization’s workforce. In her consulting and trainings, Nancy focuses on the importance of proper breathing for sleep and waking hours, integrating Buteyko principles and teachings. Her services are customized to meet the needs of you and your organization.

Nancy serves as a member of the NIH’s Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board, the Advisory Board of the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy, a Board member of the Foundation for Airway Health and as a member of the Steering Committee of Myapnea.org, as well as working with other organizations that foster sleep health. Nancy is the author of My Daddy Snores; published by Scholastic, it has sold over 400,000 copies. Nancy has a B.A. from The University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Contact Nancy:
E: nancy@thesleepambassador.com
Cell: 312 502 0990
Website: www.thesleepambassador.com

Juan Disla

Juan Disla is a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports medicine, Functional Patterns Instructor and Martial Artist. He came to realize that many of his clients were hyperventilating after studying Patrick McKeown’s Oxygen Advantage. By putting the Breath Reduction into practice together with strategic training regimens we are seeing incredible results!

“I would like more people to experience the feeling of Breathing and Moving with good Biomechanics. After we begin to address these root dysfunctions, I believe we will be much closer to filling our human potential. For me personally, that is the goal.”

Juan Disla lives in Westbury, NY and works with clients in Hicksville, NY.

Web: https://primalfitnessproject.com/

Matthew Flaherty

Matthew Flaherty, MS, CSCS is the founder of Stafford Strength. He is one of New York City’s most sought after Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS). With a Master’s Degree in Exercise & Health Promotion, Matthew has helped hundreds of people turn their lives around and achieve their fitness and life goals.

Matthew began competing in Martial Arts and earned his 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo. He was an athlete in high school before ultimately pursuing exercise and health in higher education. Along the way he has tried a wide range of techniques for achieving optimal fitness. He has found particular success working with powerlifting and kettlebell training. Matthew also specializes in sport specific training, for example golf performance. He is also a certified nutrition coach through Precision Nutrition. The principles he has learned can be applied to virtually any sport or fitness goal. After 13 years as a personal trainer in the fitness industry, Matthew is still a student of strength and looks for new ways to help his clients achieve their goals.

Email: Matthew@StaffordStrength.com
Web: https://staffordstrength.com/
Phone: 516-993-0173
facebook: StaffordStrength

Ann Lalezarian, RDH, MS, QOM – Long Island, Manhattan, New York

Ann Lalezarian, RDH, MS, QOM has been practicing as a registered dental hygienist for 29 years.She received her B.S in Dental Hygiene from University of Orebro, Sweden. After moving to the United States, she earned a Dental Hygiene degree from Farmingdale State College, a Bachelor’s degree in Community Health from SUNY at Old Westbury. Her graduate studies at SUNY Stony Brook were in Hospital Administration and Finance. Ann has also earned advanced certificates in both Hospital Administration Management and OroFacial Myofunctional Therapy.

Ann has authored and taught courses in Dental Pain Management and International Oral Health at NYU and has been a clinical Adjunct Associate Dental Hygiene Professor at Farmingdale State College for the past 27 years.

Ann has coordinated several Dental missions to Ecuador providing dental care to the underprivileged and underserved. Ann’s passion is to provide OroFacial Myofunctional Therapy and Buteyko Breathing techniques to Adults and children of all ages on Long Island, Manhattan and surrounding communities.

Contact Details:
Ann Lalezarian, RDH, MS, QOM
Address: 1546 Laurel Hollow Rd Syosset, NY 11791
Web: myologysmiles.com
Phone: 516-637-2944

Karmyn Tyler – Manhattan, New York

Karmyn Tyler has been teaching private voice and diction since 1998. She has two fine arts degrees in Music and Theatre from Texarkana College. She trained in opera performance at Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana, and graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor in Applied Arts & Sciences.

Karmyn is a professional singer/songwriter/actress and a voting member of the Screen Actors Guild/AFTRA, Actors Equity, BMI, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (The Grammy’s), the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and lifetime member of Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity.

She is currently a graduate student at NYU Steinhardt’s Communicative Sciences and Disorders program studying Speech-Language Pathology.

Karmyn became interesting in breathing disorders and treatments when her father was diagnosed with COPD.

She found the Buteyko technique after traditional breathing techniques did not work for her asthma. She accredits the Buteyko technique for significantly reducing her need for asthma inhalers and for helping minimize anxiety.

She enjoys working will all ages and, in particular, clients who have asthma, COPD, chronic hoarse voice, anxiety, and hyperventilation.

She currently lives in Manhattan and balances graduate work with her private practice.

You can contact her through her studio website: www.ktvocalstudio.com.

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

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