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.
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Robin may be reached via email directly at: email@example.com
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.”
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