Buteyko Breathing Clinic New Zealand
Janet Williams – Masterton, North Island
Janet’s career in the natural health field began in 1996, studying therapeutic and remedial massage followed by Bowen Therapy in 2000. Since then she has gained diplomas in Therapeutic Massage, Bowen Therapy, Pregnancy Massage and Buteyko Breathing Method. Continued training and education is a major part of Janet’s commitment to providing a continually improved service to her clients. Many courses over the years have been completed including many specialised and advanced Bowen courses as well as Neuromuscular Therapy, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Foot Joint Mobilisation, Micro-massage (Acupressure), Soft Tissue Release, and Bach Flower Remedies amongst others.
In 2016 in Sydney, Janet trained as a Buteyko Breathing Practitioner with Patrick McKeown and returned to Sydney in 2017 to learn the Oxygen Advantage.
As well as practising Bowen Therapy, Janet’s focus is now more on teaching the Buteyko Breathing Method and looking forward to incorporating the Oxygen Advantage. These techniques have all become globally recognised respectively for their amazing benefits.
Wintergreen – Wellington
Wintergreen, at 74, began to seriously use Buteyko to improve her athletic breathing. In a blink of an eye, she became an instructor. She is a Naturopath with 45 years experience working with severe physical disabilities. She is also the Director for a New Zealand Charitable Trust, Common Knowledge, that houses Birthing Better Childbirth Preparation online courses … a skills-based approach to all births developed by hundreds of fathers and mothers with worked with Wintergreen from the early 1970s.
She spends part of the year in the Wellington area of New Zealand, the other time in diverse traditional communities. Her personal experience with Buteyko convinced her this method must be shared far and wide. She believes all of us need skills rather than go to a practitioner to be fixed. Buteyko breathing reminds our body that once we breathed in and out our nose in a calm and relaxed manner. It may take patience and frequent reminders to change the learned bad breathing habits but the journey is well worth it with huge, positive results.”