Our first Buteyko workshop went very well. Two asthmatics, one emphysaemic and one person with seasonal hayfever escalating to asthma all decided to give it a try. Over five days they learned the art of better breathing, and all felt that they had had huge benefits. It will take perserverance from them, and a little courage, but they will succeed. All have learned that they can overcome their challenges by: learning to remain calm, learning how to stay in control, and discovering how breathing quietly and gently through their noses makes an enormous difference to their health! For more info on Buteyko in South Africa: www.buteyko.co.za
The very first BBT workshops to be held in South Africa will be on the 1-5 November in Pinelands, and in Montagu from 07 – 11 February. This is the natural alternative asthma technique I have been banging on about for some time now, mostly because it has been so effective in treating my own asthma. After spending a month in Australia notching up many hours of practical training with Jennifer Stark, I have to say that it is great to be home – and such a privilege to be able to offer this dynamic technique in my own country. Please e-mail me if you need more info or a registration form, and to skip the spiders I have spelled out my address for you buteyko (at) mweb.co.za or get hold of me at clickholisticat gmail.com.
You can click on the link below to see the (shortened version) of the BBC QED Documentary that was the starting point for my own freedom from asthma all those years ago.
Well, after many delays I am finally going to Australia in April to do the practical aspect of the Buteyko Breathing course. I have been so priveleged to study with Jennifer and Russell Stark, two of the very few Western practitioners to study with Alexandrei Stalmatsky and Dr. Buteyko himself. Dr. Buteyko personally approved the course that Russell and Jennifer teach, which is the purest method of Buteyko Breathing available.
The Starks pioneered Buteyko in Australia, New Zealand and then taught pactitioners from around the world, including Canada, UK, America and the Netherlands. Now, the Buteyko Method – as taught by the Buteyko Institute of Breathing and Health (BIBH) – will be available in South Africa from the end of May 2010. For more info see: