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This Online School Represents
the Russian patent holder
of the Buteyko Method

This Online School Represents
the Russian patent holder
of the Buteyko Method

This Online School Represents
the Russian patent holder
of the Buteyko Method

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Buteyko Breathing Normalization Made Me Healthy Again *

Breathing Normalization helped by Breathing Normalization

I feel so blessed and honored having just completed my course with Sasha in the Buteyko Breathing Normalization method. I feel healthy again after years of decline and I have my life back..

My health issue is perhaps very common because I did not have any particular devastating symptoms such as asthma. Rather, at 75 years old I was losing energy, strength and the desire to live, while my usual activities were becoming so difficult to perform I was spending most of my time "resting" or "taking the day off." I was falling into depression and mental dullness.

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Breathlessness Is Gone *

Breathlessness was stopped naturallyI have always been very health conscious, exercising regularly and eating carefully and was deeply frustrated when I developed asthma during a virus two years ago. I couldn’t walk up even small hills and to the top of our house without gasping for breath; small everyday stresses left me breathless. I eventually saw a specialist who told me my peak flow was very low and he put me on a steroid inhaler.

It helped at first, but quickly I noticed that I experienced awful rushes of heat and my eyes went red with strange perceptual difficulties. Throughout all this, I felt my body was running too fast, but no one could help me with this feeling. I decide to come off the inhaler and find some natural alternative.

It was then that I found the Breathing Center website and was struck by the complete sense of the Breathing Normalization method. I was hyperventilating… that’s why I felt my body was running too fast.

In December I took Level One Full Training with Sasha. She is a sensitive, deeply caring and very wonderful teacher and I would not have wanted to undertake the process without her incredible guidance.

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This Breathing Treatment Saved My Life*

susan Video testimonial

I began experienceing shortness of breath when I was 17. I could never get a Doctor to give me a reason why this was happening. So I just learned to live with it until I ended up in the ER. Every test they did came back normal. I did not know what to do. Then I found the Breathing Center's 5 DVD set on With Sasha's help I put into practice the exercises on the DVD's. It has changed my life. It is the only thing that has helped me to breathe.


Susan Miller

Teacher: Sasha Yakovleva 



Natural Asthma Cure Gives A Much Improved Life Experience*

william hawaiiThomas Fredrickson and Sasha have made an indelible imprint on our quality of life.  The information and techniques from the Breathing Center allow us to sleep better, breath better, have more energy, and a much improved life experience.

I came to the Breathing Center through our naturopath.  He mentioned Dr. Buteyko’s work as we were in his office to receive treatment for hypertension (me), and asthma (her), and overall health guidance.  We spent several weeks following his recommendations with diet and nutritional supplements for overall wellness, but we were not experiencing the type of results we were hoping for - especially with the asthma (early morning wheezing, lack of energy, etc).

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Breathing Technique Helped; Asthma Wheezing Subsided*

elizabeth georgeI was introduced to Buteyko Breathing Normalization in November of 2014 by my naturopath doctor.  At that time my white blood cells were abnormally high and my internist doctor wanted to prescribe steroids.

My heart was working hard because my bronchial tubes were inflamed.  My wheezing was no longer once at night but occurring more and more throughout the day, and I was relying on rescue inhaler for relief.  It took me another 6 weeks to remember the word Buteyko and I watched it on YouTube.

I practiced the method on my own following the suggestion of different Buteyko teachers on YouTube.  My white blood cells went from abnormal to normal high.  I was inspired to continue but the wheezing and the frequent use of the inhaler had not subsided.

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I Have Confidence In My health, Now and For The Future*

deborah boyeLast fall I experienced a sudden onset, scary, weeks-long episode with hyperventilation.  After much online research, I chose the Breathing Center over other Buteyko programs being offered.  I wanted teachings from as close to the source as possible, and I felt that Sasha and Thomas’ direct study with Ludmila Buteyko and Dr. Andrey Novozhilov in Moscow would connect me with that.  When I began working with Thomas about 3 months ago, I had no idea of the kind of transformations I would soon be experiencing.

I made room in my life to apply the 3X/day practice as Thomas prescribed.  I also began paying attention to my breath as often as possible.

Within the first month, something started shifting in my psyche; the softer breath opened a door.

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Breathing Normalization Brought Healing To My Life*

susan b testimonialTaking the Level 1 Breathing Normalization course was the best decision I have made about my health to date. I am 60 years old and suffer from numerous symptoms for which no doctor has been able to provide any help. My diagnoses include chronic fatigue, migraine associated with vertigo, LPR reflux, migraine, chemical sensitivity, fibromyalgia, IBS-c, and more. Dizziness is the main symptom causing me to be disabled for the past five years.

I tend to be quite cynical about alternative techniques and their efficacy as well as the value for the cost of treatment. So I went in pretty skeptical. And now I can say that, for me, the Level 1 course under-promised and over-delivered. I consider Sasha to be an angel in my life.

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Natural Asthma Treatment To Seize Control Of My Health*


30 years ago a physician said you have asthma. And with that I began treatment as an asthmatic. From that day till just a few weeks ago I was using bronchodilators.

Finally I looked on the internet trying to see if there was anything else that had been discovered recently that I could explore, and I came across the article about the Buteyko Method in the New York Times. And this science writer said; "I think more people should look into this." I went to the Breathing Center Web Site and downloaded the E-book. I read it twice that night, and it made a lot of sense. I started applying the techniques in the book, and after a few days saw significant improvement.



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Breathing Self Test Leads To Improvement In Overall Health*

lisa calice

I am writing this letter with a great deal of gratitude for the Breathing Center, and for Thomas Drakon Yakovlev-Fredricksen, Director of Education, my Breathing Normalization practitioner.

The evening I first discovered the Breathing Center, I was looking for answers not only about my own breathing, but also for the many students that I teach. As I am a yoga teacher, I felt I had a great deal of awareness about breathing; however, there is so much misinformation out there and there are poor breathing habits. I had recently trained for and run my first-ever Half Marathon, and that was when I realized just how much my less-than-perfect breathing habits affected my energy, my stress levels, and of muscular tension. I quickly realized I had discovered the answers for which I had been searching! Even though it was on the weekend, I performed the online breathing self-test, asked some questions, and Thomas wrote back to me right away. After our first online meeting, Thomas promptly accepted me as his personal student and made it very convenient for me to meet with him, even with my hectic teaching schedule.

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Improved In A Few Weeks With Alternative Treatment For Asthma

Breathing Center's student stopped hIS asthma and other breathing difficulties."I can't stress how much the Breathing Center has helped me out.  Just last year, I was playing saxophone, semi-professionally, playing at clubs all night." "I had an asthma attack; hadn't had one in ten years. Then the next day, I didn't recover.  2 -3 months later, I still wasn't better, and I attended a Breathing Center workshop.  I improved in a few weeks, just from attending the workshop.  Later I did the Individual Course, and Breathing in Motion with Thomas. I would like to express my gratitude to the Breathing Center for getting me this far, and getting me back into my life. It's been great!"
George Trejo

My Health Improved 100 Percent After Holistic Asthma Treatment

video-thumblink-ivan-pardo"I started my Buteyko journey a year ago. My oldest sister was asthmatic all her life. Last year she had bad problems with her asthma. I was trying to find an answer when the Universe brought me to the Buteyko Center.  The change was huge, my health improved 100%, my sister stopped having asthma attacks after a month. My focus, my mind is clear; my energy is 3 times higher than it was before. I feel great. I wake up totally rested and totally ready for every single day."

Ivan Pardo

Asthma 25 Years Controlled With Natural Breathing Approach*

Breathing Center's student improved his breathing & health by Buteyko Breathing Normalization method."I had asthma for 25 years of my life. I had terrible allergies, digestive issues, low energy, brain fog, and anxiety. I could barely go a day without taking my asthma medication. As for my asthma, I stopped using medication almost from the first time I took a workshop at the Breathing Center. One of the greatest personal journeys of my life, was to learn the Breathing Normalization Method and to regain my health and to regain my sense of joy in life." 

Jesse Steinberg



No Longer Anemic, Thyroid Normal-Thank You Breathing Center*

Diane Ftzgerald 2011 2

My story is one that still shocks me today when I tell it to family and friends. The day I called the Buteyko Center in Woodstock the summer of 2010, I was suffering from "exercise-induced" Asthma that made it impossible for me to walk up a hill or a flight of stairs without wheezing. My doctor prescribed me steroids and bronchodilators that he said I would be taking the rest of my life. I was also diagnosed with a low functioning thyroid and further prescribed medication that was expected to be taken for life. I was anemic with dangerously low iron stores and taking supplements in hopes of improving that condition. I was on a slippery slope of medical intervention that I knew was, at best, treating my symptoms, not the problem, and at worst, making me much sicker.

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Tired Of Fighting Asthma-The Solution Was Holistic Treatment*

Christianna 0Seemingly at the end of a long and ever increasingly difficult struggle, I was certain my life would end soon. I was about to give up the fight completely, mainly from battle fatigue. I had to fight to breathe, fight to live, fight for understanding, (even among those that were “supposed” to understand the most). Truth be told, I was just so tired of fighting.

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Natural Asthma Cure Makes Me Feel Healthy Happier Confident*

Joanne PamelaI live in New Zealand and from the age of two until I was thirteen I suffered from chronic asthma and eczema. Now I am in my early fifties and have been free from asthma since. However, until recently, I had been having breathing problems - shortness of breath, tight chest, and the feeling I'm not getting enough oxygen. I also had a thyroidectomy five years ago, which exacerbated my breathing ability and affected my energy levels, as well as my confidence. I often felt fatigued and lacked motivation for physical exercise. The medications I have to take for an absent thyroid were giving me heart palpitations, stress and instances where I felt paralyzed with fear that my heart would stop.

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I Am Now A Believer In Natural Breathing Normalization Cure*

Judy Dent

With asthma always in the forefront of my life, and worsening as I age, a caring friend gave me an article to read from a November 2009, New York Times that sang the praises of the Buteyko Center USA where a holistic breathing method is taught for the cure of asthma and all that it affects. Sounds interesting, I thought, but with my asthma relatively under control and being busy, I set the article aside.

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This is a true testimonial of a Breathing Center’s client; however, the results of application of the Buteyko Breathing Normalization method may vary from person to person. We cannot guarantee identical results to everyone who contacts the Breathing Center. Also, please keep in mind that our services are educational, not medical. Buteyko Breathing Normalization Specialists are teachers and trainers, not medical doctors.

Breathing Center’s Staff