Q: I am interested in learning the Breathing Normalization method for my health issues. What educational options do you offer?
A: The Breathing Center offers a variety of education options for individuals and families seeking to learn the Breathing Normalization method. We offer online programs that feature one-on-one instruction with a Breathing Normalization Specialist. We also offer Video Training (10 hours of instructions in a form of DVD or download), CDs and books.
Q: How do I find a Breathing Normalization practitioner?
A: Most individual programs are taught by Sasha Yakovleva, the founder of the Breathing Center or affiliated Breathing Normalization Specialist. You are always welcome to call or email us, and we will advise you on finding the best Breathing Normalization Specialist for your situation.
Q: What is the best educational program you offer for someone who wants to work one-on-one with a Breathing Normalization Specialist?
A: The best way to learn the Breathing Normalization method is to enroll in our Level I Breathing Normalization course. In this case, a student works one-on-one with a Breathing Normalization Specialist, either in person or via Skype (a free Internet videophone). During the course, the practitioner determines the causes of the student’s hyperventilation, and then creates a plan for altering the student’s lifestyle in order to improve their breathing and health. The Specialist also teaches the student the Breathing Exercises, which are part of the foundation of the method. This course is the best way for you to learn the many aspects of the Buteyko Breathing Normalization method, which will improve your breathing and restore your health.
Q: What is the Preliminary Consultation?
A: If you are considering our Level I Breathing Normalization course, the first step is to register for a free Preliminary Consultation with an Advanced Breathing Normalization Specialist. The purpose of this assessment is to help the student (and members of their family or their friends) to evaluate the potential effect of the Breathing Normalization method on their life.
Q: If I am interested in learning the Breathing Normalization method in a group setting, what is the best way to do this?
A: For individuals who prefer learning the method in a group setting, we offer Level I program for small groups of friends or colleagues.
Q: I am interested in learning the Breathing Normalization method on my own. What is the best way for me to do this?
A: The best way to learn the method on your own is by watching the Video Training, which is available through our store. This program, which is specially designed for self-directed learners, contains 10 hours of in-depth video instruction and demonstrations of breathing exercises by Sasha Yakovleva, executive director and co-founder of the Breathing Center.
Q: What books do you recommend about Buteyko and Breathing Normalization?
A: Please visit Products section of our website to see the books.
Q: What instructional DVD do you recommend about Dr. Buteyko and the Breathing Normalization method?
A: We offer a Breathing Normalization Video Training (available as a DVD or download) that consists of 10 hours of in-depth video instruction with demonstrations of breathing exercises by Sasha Yakovleva, co-founder of the Breathing Center.
Q: Do you offer training for athletes, people who exercise regularly, or people who would like to exercise regularly?
A: Yes. Our course Breathing Normalization Level 1 teaches proper breathing during various physical activities, including walking, running, weight training, and yoga.
Q: Why should a parent participate with their child?
A: A parent should participate with their child in our educational programs because we find that the success of a child depends largely on the support and encouragement of parents and family members. Also, depending on the child’s age, the parent may have to actively mentor the child and structure their breathing sessions.
Q: Are your educational courses available only at the Breathing Center in Colorado?
A: All our programs are available online and can be taken from any location in the world.
Q: What equipment do I need in order to take a course online?
A: The only equipment you need in order to take the Breathing Center’s online training is a computer with a high-speed Internet connection, a web camera, and the free software program called Skype.