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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

[email protected]

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.

[email protected]

nancyNancy 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: [email protected]
Cell: 312 502 0990
Website: www.thesleepambassador.com

Juan Disla imgJuan 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 imgMatthew 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: [email protected]
Web: https://staffordstrength.com/
Phone: 516-993-0173
facebook: StaffordStrength

Ann lalezarian imgAnn 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 imgKarmyn 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.

Dara ColemanDara Coleman, certified in Buteyko & Pranayama – New York

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.

Email: [email protected]
Tel: +1 (917) 362 5851

DSC06812Dina Ezagui MS, CCC-SLP, TSHH, QOM, MS-Ed SBL/SDL – Brooklyn, New York City

Dina is a New York State licensed and certified Speech Language Pathologist. She is also a New York State certified School Building Leader and School District Leader.

Dina has focused her clinical skills on treating children with problems such as:

  • Communication delays
  • Feeding difficulties
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Oral sensory aversions
  • Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders
  • Speech Sound Disorders

Dina also has received specialized training in:

  • Beckman Oral Motor Techniques
  • Oral Placement Disorders
  • Tethered Oral Tissues
  • Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders

Dina specialized education through Neo Health where she became a Qualified Orofacial Myologist (QOM).

She is currently pursuing the IAOM certification as an Orofacial Myologist.


Dina believes a holistic approach is needed to identify and address underlying factors impacting the child’s oral and facial functional health.

Her goal is to help every patient restore healthy function by employing a collaborative medical model and building a team of medical professionals to help each patient achieve optimal health.

390 Kingston Ave Suite 2 B
Brooklyn, NY 11225
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 917-446-2294

IMG 20190826 WA0001 1Julia Yarovoy, RDH – New York City

Julia Yarovoy, RDH, founder of Happy Myo, a holistic and evolutionary approach to bettering functions such as breathing, sleeping and overall energy level. She lives and work in New York City.

In her practice, Julia integrates Buteyko breathing methods with myofunctional therapy and sleep coaching to improve her patients’ lives. Julia works with children and adults and has a special interest in women’s breathing related to hormonal fluctuations.

After the COVID-19 lockdown, it has become standard practice to communicate with her patients via Zoom video sessions. As an added benefit, video sessions allow for access to patients across the country and not just those in New York City.

Utilizing Buteyko methods to help with breathing and sleeping issues is the way to go; It is a drug free and holistic approach to a healthier and happier you.

[email protected]

michaelMichael Flanell – New York area

Michael Flanell, RDH, MBA, is a Certified Sleep Apnea clinician from the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines, a Myofunctional Therapist, and a certified Buteyko breathing coach.

She is a professor to the Department of Healthcare Management at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, New York, where her responsibilities include designing and teaching healthcare administration online.

Previously, she taught at Briarcliff College in the Dental Hygiene and Healthcare Management Department. Presently, she was an Operations Manager at Sleepwell Orthotics and a clinical consultant at Advanced Dental Sleep Consultants.

I presently teach the Buteyko methods of breathing to adults, children, and athletes. I am available to anyone in the New York area.

I can be reached at 631-921-0620, or [email protected]

NataliaPlaza01Natalia Plaza – Brooklyn, New York City

Natalia Plaza works as a licensed registered dental hygienist in Brooklyn, New York, where she also practices orofacial myofunctional therapy and breathing reeducation.

Natalia graduated from Daytona State College in Daytona Beach, FL in 2010.

Her passions include mindfulness, osteopathy, functional dentistry and the body’s inherent ability to create deep lasting change via neuroplasticity. Natalia has trained with Buteyko Clinic International, the International Association of Orofacial Myology, the Academy of Myofunctional Therapy, the Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration – MNRI® Method, and is currently completing courses with the ALF Educational Institute.

Natalia is in Quantum ALF treatment herself and regularly helps in augmenting cranial motion by restoring correct myofunction and breathing in patients in functional dental appliances and/or those with tethered oral tissues and oral breathing.

She sees patients of all ages and levels of need including performers and public speakers. She is also the creator of the practical approach to spirituality workshop, Turn Crisis into Co-creation, on which more information can be found at www.nataliaplaza.com/enroll.

To work with Natalia on breathing reeducation or myofunctional therapy, please visit www.myofunctionalme.org

Contact info:
[email protected]
(347) 966-3060

Ana photoAna Ilijeska – Manhattan – New York City

Ana Ilijeska, PT, DPT is a licensed physical therapist with a decade of clinical experience in hospital-based settings (inpatient bedside and outpatient cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation). The Buteyko training gave me a valuable education on proper breathing mechanics. I have been noticing that most of my patients with chronic cardiac and pulmonary conditions are mouth breathers and have been educating them on the benefits of nose breathing. My goal is to continue to teach the Buteyko breathing method to adults and children (5 years old and up), to improve their health via functional breathing.

Email: [email protected]
Tel: 862-686-1360
Web: www.moveandbreathewithme.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ana-ilijeska-34981047

DumisicAmra Đumišić – New York City

Amra’s journey into the world of breath began several years ago, when she started researching and reading scientific publications about breathing techniques and their positive effects on physical and mental health, and on athletic performance. 

She is an avid practitioner of Wim Hof Method. She has certified in the Oxygen Advantage and Buteyko methods, recognizing how they can be used simply and safely by people of all ages, including people with chronic health conditions. Both methods have provided her both with practical knowledge in terms of breathing exercises and with a strong theoretical understanding of the effects of these exercises have on our physiology. 

Her belief that functional breathing can improve quality of life by optimizing mental and physical health motivates her to share this very widely.  She is passionate about helping others become more aware of their breathing patterns and to learn to adopt simple breathing exercises into daily life, in order to lead happier and healthier lives. She is particularly interested in helping people suffering from PTSD, anxiety, insomnia, asthma, and stress as well as anyone interested in improving their sports performance, mental resilience, immune system, and concentration. 

Email: [email protected]

Radetsky Jessica 9297 xret copy 002Jessica Radetsky – New York City

Jessica Radetsky is the co-founder of Lucent Breathwork.

She comes to Breathwork facilitating with a wide range of experience in the athletic arena. She has been a professional ballet dancer for over 30 years, her career taking her to stages all over the world. While pursuing this passion, she endured many injuries and subsequent rehabilitations. Getting to know the right way to care for and maintain an athletic body, how to cross-train, how to eat, sleep, etc, became an on the job education. This gained her a vast knowledge base, which colleagues and friends would regularly draw from. She was first introduced to breathing techniques as a means of enhancing performance and recovery, while performing in the Phantom of the Opera, on Broadway. The physical and emotional benefits were undeniable and incredibly exciting. She soon learned what an expansive and extraordinary healing modality breathwork could be.

She has trained in a variety of breathwork methods including, Wim Hof and Pranayama, and is certified in both Buteyko and XPT. She feels honored to now share this with others. Available for Virtual One-on-One and Group Sessions.

Instagram: @lucentbreathwork
[email protected]
Web: www.jessicaradetsky.com


dave maddenDavid Madden – Valley Cottage

David Madden is a highly skilled and accomplished professional with over a decade of experience in multiple wellness fields. He is the founder of Manifest Mastery, a company that helps individuals create the future they want by unlocking their human potential.

He holds certifications as a Certified NLP Practitioner, Buteyko Breathing Instructor, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Personal Trainer, Life Coach, and Mixed Martial Arts Instructor.

His unique combination of expertise has made him one of the most sought-after professionals in the health and wellness industry. David’s passion for helping others to achieve their full potential is evident in his approach to each of his clients.

As an NLP Practitioner and Clinical Hypnotherapist, he uses a range of techniques to help clients understand and overcome limiting beliefs and behaviors, phobias, anxiety, and other psychological challenges, allowing them to achieve their goals and live a fulfilling life.

In addition to his NLP and hypnotherapy skills, David is also a Certified Buteyko Breathing Instructor, helping clients improve their breathing patterns and overall respiratory health.

As a highly skilled Personal Trainer and Mixed Martial Arts instructor, he has worked with clients of all fitness levels to help them achieve their desired physical appearance and overall level of health.

David is known for his engaging and personable approach, and his ability to connect with clients on a deep level. He truly believes in the power of positive change and is dedicated to helping others achieve their full potential and live their best life.

Whether working one-on-one or leading group workshops, David’s warm, supportive, and knowledgeable approach to wellness makes him a sought-after professional in the field.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 1-877-334-4468

Ideleina Sanchez – New York CityIdeleina Sánchez – New York City

Ideleina Sánchez is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) and certified Buteyko breathing instructor.

She teaches her clients to harness the innate healing wisdom of their bodies using breath and movement. Ideleina is available for one-on-one sessions and groups, for clients of all ages, with a special focus on anxiety and panic disorders.

Available for in-person sessions in the NYC-metro area, or remote sessions online.

Email: [email protected]
Web: https://www.ideleina.com/yoga

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