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the Russian patent holder
of the Buteyko Method

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

All Video Testimonials in Chronological Order

Athlete Turns Breathing Difficulties Into Breathing Benefits*

Lawrence and Sasha Yakovleva are in conversation about breathing problems and physical activities.

This is a story of an asthmatic man who was not able to exercise without having coughing fits, mucus and taking several types of medication. Eight years ago, after reading The New York Times article about Breathing Center, he took our Level 1 Full Training and was able to stop taking his medication. Most importantly, since then he has never again suffered from asthma or any breathing difficulties. Now, being in his 60s, he enjoys his active lifestyle, strong health and asthma-free life.

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Snoring, Sleep Apnea and Buteyko Breathing Normalization*

These is an update from Mark, which we received a couple of month after recording this video testimonial:

I am continuing with the exercises and lifestyle changes that you taught to me.  I feel great and my wife says she does not hear me snore any more at night.  I still use the mouth tape, but I hope to reduce that dependency.  My Positive Maximum Pause has settled to around 60 seconds with occasionally more if I am very calm and relaxed."

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 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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Adenoids Improved By Breathing Normalization Exercises*


Our 4 year old son was a mouth breather and drooled often. We got his adenoids removed twice but were worried that it had grown back again as he started breathing from mouth again just  few months after his 2nd surgery. Not wanting to get anymore surgeries done, we tried the buteyko method of breathing and met Lisa Calice through Breathing center.

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Perfect Breathing And Health. Breathing Normalization Was Key*

Breathing Center's student stopped his breathing difficulties (asthma)At the age of eight, Cole became a frequent visitor of emergency rooms. He was on all possible asthma medications and yet they were not able to suppress his suffocation attacks. Fortunately, Cole's mother made a wise decision: she gave her son the best gift any parent could offer to their child - perfect breathing & health. Cole took the Main Course (the Breathing Normalization program) via Skype with Michael Gosselin. One of the first concepts he learned was that his body is not his enemy. The Breathing Normalization specialist helped him to understand the language of his highly intelligent body and it became Cole's ally. Now asthma is just a memory.

Cole Harris



Severe Asthma Allergies Sinuses, Breathing Normalization Helped*

Breathing Center's student stopped her asthma and other breathing difficulties. Before applying the Breathing Normalization Method, I had what I considered severe asthma, severe allergies, severe sinus troubles, exercise-induced asthma and suffocation attacks. My doctor had me on multiple medications, multiple inhaled steroids that didn't really help. I used my rescue inhaler over ten times a day. After applying Breathing Normalization, within a very short period of time - a couple of weeks - my body no longer created these symptoms and these reactions. I was able to reduce the rescue inhaler, and then I never went back.  Soon, I stopped using my other medications completely.  I now have a very healthy relationship with my breathing.
Ann Chris Warren


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



A Plethora Of Health Issues Overcome With Natural Cure*

video-thumblink-ram-dassRam Dass: Oxygen or Carbon Dioxide? 

People often think that oxygen plays the primary role in the process of breathing but Dr. Buteyko dispelled this archaic belief. He proved that this role belongs to carbon dioxide, which regulates how much oxygen is delivered to various organs.

Recently I have been working with Ram Dass, a famous spiritual teacher and former psychology professor at Harvard.

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Asthma Better Since Doing Breathing Normalization Exercises*

breathing normalization helps a boy with asthma"Before the Breathing Normalization Method I didn't really play any sports like I do now. Once in a while I would try to play football or something with my friends but it was hard for me and I had to take a lot of puffs from my inhaler.  Just this season I was able to play soccer and baseball at my school. Since I've been doing Buteyko exercises, my asthma is better, I've had a lot more concentration, which helps me with my art.  When taking tests in school, my concentration is better and my grades have gone up."
D. S. 


My Breathing Difficulties Were Stopped

video-thumblink-charles-labarre"I'm an accupuncturis and allergy-elimination specialist. I had respiratory disorder and exercise induced asthma. My wife and I began practicing  the Breathing Normalization exercises 3 times a day, every day and within two weeks my all my breathing difficulties were gone. Two months later I went to the doctor, and my blood pressure was down, I lost weight, breathing problems were not found, my cognitive abilities had improved. My health keeps getting better and better."
Charles Labarre,
Doctor Of Acupuncture
Woodstock, New York


Alternative Treatment For Breathing Gives You That Control*

video-thumblink-ilene-schabot"I've been asthmatic for 45 years. I suffered from bronchial pneumonia and was hospitalized 3 times a year. Now after 3 months I take so little medication.  I learned that it is important when you know things are going to be crazy, take a few moments to do your breathing exercises and center yourself. Then you have control. When you carry your medication with you, you believe it is going to be your savior, but it's not. The Breathing Normalization Method gives you that control."
Ilene Schabot


Natural Remedy Gives Hope For Improving My Hyperventilation*

video-thumblink-robert-operman"Two years ago I hurt my voice on a stage; I'd been acting over 3 years.  I developed a breathing disorder. I began the Breathing Normalization Method, and I was give a set of tools and exercises which dramatically reduced my hyperventilation. Working with Sasha and Thomas has been a real blessing in my life. What I want to say about the Buteyko Method, is it has given me hope for improving my situation with my breathing and reducing the stress in my life in general"

John Procaccino


Asthma Improved 2-3 Weeks After Natural Breathing Treatment*

video-thumblink-david-wiebe"I suffered with asthma since 10 years old. I later learned that the steroids I was taking to control my asthma were making my macular degeneration worse so if I wanted to maintain my eye sight, I had to stop taking steroids. This caused my asthma to be completely out of control and I made trips to the ermergency center. I idiscovered the Buteyko Breathing Normalization Method right here in the town where I live, and I was taught the method. Within 2 -3 weeks, my breathing improved and my overall health improved."
David Wiebe


Find Out How I Tamed my Asthma and Stopped Allergies

thomas-video-player-iconThomas Fredricksen, Co Founder of Breathing Center.

In 2008, Thomas was severely ill with asthma. Doctors told him that his crippling breathing difficulties were incurable, and that he would be on medication for the rest of his life.

Upon discovering the Method, and applying the Buteyko Breathing Exercises, Thomas was able to tame his asthma and stop his allergies. Here he shares the story of his recovery, which prompted him to co-found the Buteyko Center USA – in order to help others who are suffering.  This video was shot in February, 2009.



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


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