I Found My Guru. It is My Breath!

This participant of the Sacred Breath (Buteyko Wellness) retreat in Crestone, Colorado, shares his experience. He has been doing retreats for over thirty years, yet he found the Sacred Breath retreat led by Sasha Yakovleva “one of the most phenomenal I have done in my life.” He felt overwhelmed by the presence of pure joy, awareness, and love during this event, which took place in June 2023. The most profound teaching this person received during the retreat was, “My guru is my breath.” Now, he knows that his guru is always with him and never gives up on showing him a path to better breathing, improved health, joy, and happiness. He realized that his breath was sacred and noble. Before this retreat, he believed that his breathing was a troublemaker who wanted to kill him… and this was almost a constant trigger for anxiety.


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