Buteyko Breath Work
The Buteyko Breathing Method (BBM) is a therapeutic intervention based around a series of clinically tested and science-based breathing exercises and guidelines, specifically intended to reduce over-breathing /chronic hyperventilation. Named after its founder Dr. Konstantin Buteyko, it has been practiced by hundreds and thousands of adults and children around the world, for a variety of health issues, and with great success. Heather is honored to be a certified International Buteyko Breathing Method Practitioner.
In March 2020, Heather was introduced to the BBM after reading James Nestor’s book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art. Her love of diving deeper into different breath work modalities for her personal and professional practice inspired Heather to study with Patrick McKeown to become a Buteyko instructor. She continues to observe positive changes not only in her own health (better sleep, lessening of menopausal symptoms and more energy), but with her yoga and corporate clients. There are so many parallels between pranayama, the ancient yogic science of breath work and the doctor-developed and researched, functional breathing of the Buteyko Breathing Method.
Heather integrates this functional breathing method in her personal and teaching practice, assisting clients to mitigate symptoms from a myriad of chronic issues such as anxiety, depression, asthma, allergies, insomnia as well as to improve mindfulness and increase focus.
Heather believes the key to health and wellbeing starts with the breath. She makes it her priority to listen to her clients’ individual goals and unique circumstances to help them thrive! Movement, functional breath work (through BBM and pranayama), and meditation each alone can make powerful changes in people’s health, but together they create a transformational experience.
Here’s a 45min webinar providing an overview of the Buteyko Breathing Method.