Q: I am interested in learning the Buteyko 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 Buteyko Breathing method. We offer online programs that feature one-on-one instruction with a Buteyko Breathing Method 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 Buteyko Method practitioner?
A: Most individual programs are taught by Sasha Yakovleva, the founder of the Breathing Center or affiliated Buteyko Breathing Method Specialist. You are always welcome to call or email us, and we will advise you on finding the best Buteyko Breathing Method Specialist for your situation.
Q: What is the best educational program you offer for someone who wants to work one-on-one with a Buteyko Method Specialist?
A: The best way to learn the Buteyko Breathing Method is to enroll in our Level I Buteyko Breathing Normalization course. In this case, a student works one-on-one with a Buteyko Breathing Method 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 Method, which will improve your breathing and restore your health.
Q: What is the Preliminary Consultation?
A: If you are considering our Level I Buteyko Breathing Normalization course, the first step is to register for a free Preliminary Consultation with an Advanced Buteyko Breathing Method 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 Buteyko Breathing Method on their life.
Q: If I am interested in learning the Buteyko Breathing 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 Buteyko Breathing 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 Buteyko Breathing Method?
A: Please visit Products section of our website to see the books.
Q: What instructional DVD do you recommend about Dr. Buteyko and the Buteyko Breathing Method?
A: We offer a Buteyko Breathing Method 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 Buteyko 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.