Buteyko Breathing Instructors Washington
Robin Rothenberg – Seattle, Washington
Robin Rothenberg is an IAYT*Certified Yoga Therapist and Buteyko instructor outside Seattle, Washington. In practice for over 30 years, Robin creates customized yoga programs to support individuals living with chronic pain and chronic health conditions.
Combining breath work, gentle movement, meditative processes and life-style changes, Robin helps her clients become self-aware of the habitual patterns that lead to suffering and promotes the formation of new practices that support health. She is also Director of Essential Yoga Therapy an IAYT Accredited Yoga Therapist Training Program, training seasoned yoga teachers in the therapeutic application of yoga philosophy and techniques. (*IAYT: International Association of Yoga Therapy www.iayt.org)
Robin was introduced to the Buteyko method 10 years ago via her long-time yoga student Pippa Kiraly who used it to recover from life-long asthma at the age of 68. When Robin’s own respiratory health was compromised in 2014, she turned to Pippa for support. The resulting shift in her overall physiologic and psychological well-being prompted Robin to become a Buteyko instructor. In April 2015, she traveled to Dublin and trained with Patrick McKeown. Since that time Robin has observed continued positive changes in her own health and has incorporated Buteyko into her work with clients and in her presentation of pranayama to her yoga therapy students. Within the yoga community she is committed to transforming traditionally held beliefs about pranayama practices to be more in line with true respiratory health and to educate her colleagues as to the beautiful alignment between the ancient yoga texts on breathing and the Buteyko method.
Additionally, Robin has been involved in yoga research since 2000. Most significantly, she co-authored the protocol for the landmark studies utilizing yoga therapy to address lower back pain published in 2005 and 2011, and is recognized as an expert in lower back health. She is the author of The Essential Low Back Pain: Relieve Pain and Restore Health as well as two Yoga Nidra CD’s for relaxation: Soothing the Spirit and Cooling Nidras. Robin is a Spiritual Director and created the DVD The Shema Through the Chakras as a bridge between her Jewish roots and her deep appreciation for the chakra energy model.
To learn more about Robin and her program offerings or products go to:
Robin may be reached via email directly at: [email protected]
She is available for Skype classes in Buteyko and in the integration of pranayama and Buteyko breathing.
Robert Litman – Buteyko Vashon, Washington
“All healing originally resides in the human breathing system” Rudolf Steiner
Robert Litman, is the Owner/Director of The Breathable Body, teaching The Buteyko Technique of Breathing Retraining. He was certified to teach The Buteyko Method in 2003 following an intensive training program in New Zealand. He is also a trainer for The Buteyko Technique through the Buteyko Breathing Educators Association
Robert has been working in the field of health since 1988. He was a faculty member and head of the Departments of Anatomy& Physiology, and Movement Education at the Tucson-based Desert Institute of the Healing Arts Massage School for 12 years.
He is a teacher of the Fluid Resonance Movement Process and has an advanced certification in the Duggan-French Approach to Movement Education.
In addition to teaching The Buteyko Method, Robert has a private practice in movement & breath education in Vashon, Washington.
The Breathable Body
Certified Educator and Trainer of the Buteyko Technique of Breathing Retraining
Founding member for the Buteyko Breathing Educators Association
Guide to Fluid Resonance Movement Education
Advanced Instructor of the Duggan/French Approach to Somatic Pattern Recognition
Tamara Gillest – Certified Yoga Therapist C-IAYT BendnMove, Yoga Therapy
Studio Seattle, Washington USA
“It delights me to see how this easy breathing practice can transform how people feel both physically and emotionally.“
Certified Yoga Therapist, and a Certified Yoga Teacher and trainer (CYT 500 level) registered with the Yoga Alliance. Tamara is certified to teach Essential Low Back Therapy and regularly adds to her tool belt with her continued education in yoga therapy. Her teaching style incorporates educational tidbits for practical use by her students outside the studio.
Tamara has practiced yoga for 19 years and has used it to transform herself physically and spiritually. She integrates yoga philosophy into her life and uses it as guiding principles for moving, breathing, and managing work and play. Tamara is an accredited Buteyko Instructor and offers Buteyko training both individually and in groups to help students manage sleep disorders, anxiety, asthma, and other imbalances. Teaching Buteyko has added great dimension to not only Tamara’s personal practice, but she sees the profound impact that it has on her students.
Tamara’s background includes a career in information technology and she earned a Masters degree of Science in Strategic Management. She also has a bachelor degree in Computer Science and Accounting. Tamara had a 25 year career in IT Consulting and Software Development. She brings her skills together to not only own and manage BendnMove, but she also offers corporate wellness workshops to small and large businesses.
Jamesa Treadwell – BSDH, RDH, Myofunctional Therapist
Oak Harbor, Washington
Since 1985, Jamesa has enjoyed working in the dental field. In 1992, she became a Registered Dental Hygienist in Washington State and Arizona after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Northern Arizona University. Her passion is recognizing each patient individually and creating a treatment plan to suit each person’s needs and concerns. Jamesa’s curiosity and desire for building her knowledge guides her to help patients reach a state of health beyond their dental health. Working on a team for the benefit of the patient is what Jamesa loves to be a part of. This is what led her to an Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) course in 2016. From there she studied with the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy. In 2017, she joined the International Association of Orofacial Myology. In 2018, she opened her Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy business named Pacific Myo in Oak Harbor, WA. Jamesa became a Buteyko Breathing Educator after studying with Patrick McKeown, in Fall City, WA in 2018. Buteyko Breathing is an important link to guiding her OMT and dental patients to a healthy oral posture. The goals of OMT are to create a proper lip seal, proper tongue posture, correct chewing and swallowing, and nasal breathing. Currently, Jamesa is a certification track candidate to become a “Certified Orofacial Myologist” TM. Jamesa is accepting new patients and she also is available for Skype sessions. Please call or email. Website coming soon!Pacific Myo
Kathy is a certified yoga therapist and yoga teacher who has been practicing in Okanogan, Washington since 2010. Kathy had a strong desire to help family, friends and students who were suffering from asthma, COPD, snoring, allergies and sleep apnea. The breathing she was teaching in yoga classes and private therapeutic sessions gave little long term relief. She heard about Buteyko Breathing several years ago and felt it was what she needed to be teaching and practicing herself. Kathy was fortunate to be able to train with Patrick McKeown in March 2018. In her free time she enjoys bicycling, hiking and running. These activities have improved and become more enjoyable since learning the Buteyko Breathing Method.
Joanne Veneziano – Seattle LISCW
Sarah Birger – Whidbey Island, Washington
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” ~ World Health Organization
Sarah Birger began practicing yoga in 1994 as a way to recover from a serious accident. She began teaching yoga in 1999 as a way to connect with others curious about how to achieve greater health and well-being. She has picked up many certifications along the way to be of service for people who want to be stronger, more resilient and in right relationship with their true self and others. Sarah offers individual sessions, group classes and workshops as an IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist and tai chi instructor as well as a Buteyko Breathing Educator and senior fitness instructor in the Washington state Department of Health program known as SAIL: Stay Active and Independent for Life!
Sarah specializes in working with people who experience anxiety as well as sleep disorders, hypermobility and chronic pain particularly in the back, hips, knees and feet. Her goal is to help people achieve “Better Balance” in all aspects of their lives. Deeply curious, Sarah is a life-long learner and empathic connector who has been variously described as “an inspiring instructor” who “radiates kindness, not ego” and has “the vibe of a female Mr. Rogers.”
To learn more about Sarah and her various offerings, please connect with her online:
Rebecka M. Clark, RDH, CSOM, CBS – Seattle, Washington
Rebecka Clark is a Registered Dental Hygienist and Certified Specialist in Orofacial Myology located just outside of Seattle, Washington. Currently, Rebecka teaches Myofunctional therapy and Buteyko Breathing within an online platform and occasionally does home visits. She has been practicing Orofacial myology since 2017 and specializes in TMJ dysfunction and Sleep apnea.
Graduating from massage therapy school in 2021 and implementing intraoral massage techniques, Rebecka continues to help clients with holistic, total-body restoration solutions. She plans on integrating her studies into a comprehensive treatment modality that aids in the recovery of life long chronic pain and dysfunction.
Rebecka is a military veteran who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Southern Watch, and lived aboard the US Navy carrier USS Geroge Washington from 2000 – 2004. She also served with the 161st Medical Batallion with the Florida, Army National Guard and helped aid in restoration efforts for Hurricane Katrina in 2005. She lives with her husband Tim, who is a retired navy veteran, her daughter, and their 2 dogs Hannah and Cooper.
The best way to contact Rebecka is by email at: [email protected].
Miranda Bunge, PT, DPT, CMTPT – Whidbey Island & Anacortes, Washington
I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy and have been treating patients for 17 years.
I specialize in dizziness, headaches, orthopedic pain, concussions and other neurological problems. Many of my client’s experience anxiety, high stress and some have PTSD.
I love working one on one with patients providing education, exercises and manual interventions to help them improve.
I am located in WA state and also have a Telehealth business to see clients online.
Amy Harrington, PT – Anacortes, Washington
My name is Amy Harrington and I am a Physical Therapist living in Anacortes, WA. I have been practicing PT for 21 years and I treat patients both in an outpatient setting at Island Hospital as well as via telehealth with my own business that I began last year. My speciality is pelvic health and I help my patient properly discover their pelvic floor muscles to decrease pain and improve strength of the core. It is my passion to self empower my clients and to spread awareness and assistance to overcome pelvic floor dysfunction and pain.
I would love to be able to work with my pelvic patients incorporating the Buteyko breathing techniques as I often find a breathing pattern dysfunction with both my pelvic pain clients as well as my clients with urinary incontinence. I feel the Buteyko breathing exercises will be a great addition to my practice of pelvic health.
My contact information is as follows:
Amy Harrington, PT
Island Hospital Physical Therapy 360-299-1328
Christopher Wurden – Bainbridge Island, Washington
“I will transform your relationship with your breath (our biological lever) into your most essential, accessible and free wellness tool.” – Chris Wurden
Chris comes from a past of severe asthma, debilitating panic attacks, & chronic allergies. From the age of 2 ½ to 15 he experienced frequent hospitalizations… he was put on steroids, was allergic to almost everything, and lived in chronic fear of an unknown force that could stop his breath at any time. Due to these experiences, he chose to dedicate his life to searching for the most effective ways to thrive with stress, anxiety, and panic.
On his journey he has traveled to over 30 countries, sat in multi-week silent meditation retreats in Thailand, became a SSI Dive Control Specialist, floated for hours in sensory deprivation tanks, and took month long treks through the Himalayas.
In 2018 he first discovered the incredible benefits of conscious breathwork & realized he had found his calling in life. Since that moment, he has studied directly under Wim Hof in Poland, completed his Advanced Oxygen Advantage training with Patrick McKeown and Buteyko training with the Buteyko Clinic. You can be sure he won’t stop there.
He understands that all methodologies have their strengths and weaknesses, depending on where they are being applied, and is grounded in gaining a holistic view in order to synthesize and apply them in the most powerful ways to you!
WHO DOES HE WORK WITH?
Adults and children with panic & anxiety, asthma or exercise induced asthma. He knows what you are going through and can help you take control of your symptoms to thrive in this life.
High performing professionals in any field who are seeking to improve their ability to self regulate in every area of their lives. If you are a leading professional in your field looking to improve your edge… contact me today.
Realtors, Chris has led a successful 9 year career as a listing broker with Windermere selling luxury waterfront and view homes. Contact him today, if you want to improve your stress resilience, bring balance and power to your clients, and your best self to your family and friends.
WHAT DO OTHERS SAY ABOUT HIM?
“I discovered Chris Wurden during the stay home stay safe directive… His sessions provide me with mental and energy healing during a time where healing is needed worldwide. So very appreciative of your sharing. Thank you” – Melissa Timme
“Amazing breath work directions done with ease and grace; Chris’ voice is like a tonic. Lucky for all of us to know such a talent, in a time we need tonic to the soul and grace to all beings.” – Tara Scouten
Our breath is essential to being alive. Teaching people to breathe properly and to find the power of the breath is central to my mission in life. Our conscious ability to regulate our breath opens the doors of health, awareness and the power to influence how we feel and act in every moment.
What are you waiting for? Let’s rewire lifetimes of unconscious and unrefined breathing habits together!
- Buteyko Instructor
- Advanced Oxygen Advantage Instructor
- Wim Hof Method Instructor in Training
- Certified Gong Yoga Nidra Practitioner
- Soundsmith – Relaxation & Transformational Sound
- Owner of Essential Breathworks LLC.
Joleen Brooks, LMT, CLT – Vancouver, Washington
Can’t seem to catch your breath?
As someone who previously struggled with 8 years of health issues, fatigue, allergies, and sleeplessness due to stress and anxious feelings, Joleen experienced firsthand how the Buteyko breathing method improved her breathing, health, and quality of life in incredible ways! By implementing the techniques into her daily life, she saw an immediate reduction of anxious feelings and her stress level dropped considerably and has remained calm. Within a few weeks, her energy levels increased and she was able to exercise without breathlessness or fatigue!
In others, she has seen the breathing techniques help reduce pain, improve asthma, reduce active COVID-pneumonia breathlessness and speed up recovery time, and assist people struggling with Long-COVID symptoms to breathe normally again and have increased movement without fatigue. She has seen these methods help people paralyzed with anxiety and fear be able to take a deep breath and begin moving forward into better health.
Licensed as a Therapeutic Massage Therapist in 2015 and a Lymphedema Therapist in 2019, Joleen integrates the Buteyko breathing method into her patient sessions and is passionate about providing whole body health care to others. She also offers customized Breath Therapy Classes online, both in an individual or group session format, empowering others with the tools they need to breathe better no matter their location.
Call or click below for a customized breathing consultation or sign up for a Breathing Better class to be able to take a deep breath today!
Kecskes Marton Adorjan
After struggling for 23 years with seasonal depression, social anxiety, allergies, frequent colds that would turn into full blown asthma attacks followed by hospitalization and having conventional symptomatic treatment (inhalers, steroids) Mr. Ady first learnt about the Buteyko Method in Hungary in 2013. It was a lifechanging experience. It was the first time ever he regained control of his health, became asthma free and could manage more easily his anxiety and depression. Regaining his health, finishing his Masters studies in Music & Education he embarked on a global journey and became a digital nomad. After dedicating 1000s of hours and several years learning informally about human behavior (one of his passions), traveling/working/living in more than 55 countries and further refining his own Buteyko Self-Practice with other elements (Clinical Dietary Protocols) he decided to become an accredited and certified Buteyko Clinic Practitioner in 2020. His dedicated self-practice allowed him to achieve great results (4-6 hour sleep, 30-40 sec MCP/BOLT score). He is mostly based in Asia with occasional relocations to Europe & the Americas. Aside from his dedicated profession he is also interested in languages (being fluent in 4), cultures (continues to travel), personality psychology (to tailor & customize his services, Big5) and the latest cancer research (PKD, metabolic health) and on a broader scale about lifestyle disease in general.
To make the Buteyko Method more accessible in Asia he provides online instruction at very low cost!!!