Certified Breathing Normalization Specialist
Buteyko Breathing Method

Buteyko Breathing Normalization is a specific method of alternative medicine that treats breathing problems and other health challenges by modifying breathing patterns and lifestyle changes. The Buteyko Breathing Normalization Method was founded in Russia following a discovery by a famous physiologist – K. P. Buteyko, MD. The theory behind his 1952 discovery was that excessive air consumption (hyperventilation) causes various breathing difficulties and health problems. Consequently, people who hyperventilate could improve their health by reducing their air consumption.

I am fully trained and received certification as a Breathing Normalization Specialist in the Buteyko Normalization Method by Sasha Yakovleva at the Breathing Center. The certification program included Level 1-4 training as well as student teaching and on-going mentorship.

Learn more about how my experience with Buteyko Breathing Normalization method eliminated my asthma symptoms and improved my overall health and wellbeing.

Breathing Normalization for Optimal Health: Overcoming health challenges such as Asthma, Exercise Induced Asthma, Anxiety, Sleep Apnea and more and improving your health.

Breathing Normalization Training includes eight sessions, 1.5 hours each weekly meetings on Zoom plus daily coaching by email regarding your progress, and to answer your questions. It also includes a “toolkit” that contains DVD’s, instructional texts, books and other items to complete the training. $1,375 local in Vermont. $1,800.00 outside of Vermont.

Private Consultations: $75 per hour. Private consultations work well if you have questions on applying the method, or want more detailed information on the Buteyko Breathing Normalization Method. You may also choose to do breathing exercises during this time. Breathing training sessions are 1.5 hours. The sessions include one hour of education on applying the method to your individual situation and one-half hour of breathing exercises.

One free consultation is offered for those who are contemplating the full Level 1 Training. Here we will discuss your specific health challenges and how applying the method can help you overcome these challenges.

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Disclaimer: Breathing Normalization Specialists are not medical doctors, and do not treat any particular disease. They educate people on the Buteyko™ Breathing Normalization method and teach people how to reduce or eliminate their hyperventilation. Ordinarily, the Buteyko™ Breathing Normalization method leads to significant improvement in many bodily systems and overall functioning. As a result, a person becomes much healthier and commonly loses their primary symptoms, especially breathing difficulties and problems

Breathing Normalization Specialists do not give advice regarding medication. They help students to strengthen their breathing, and as a result, they often lose most or all of their primary symptoms. Decisions about medication and dosages are between a student and their physician. However, oftentimes when symptoms are reduced, and standard medical diagnostics show that the asthmatic condition is improving, physicians may recommend a reduction in medication.


“Thank you for your positive approach & patience as I ease into new breathing approaches & adding more gentle awareness to my breath.”
January 2018 – Marcy J.

“For 15 years, I had tried to diagnose and treat a chronic cough by working with Allergists, Pulmonologists, ENT, Speech Pathologists, Physical Therapists, Naturopaths and Osteopaths. Over that time I used variety of ineffective to mildly effective medications and treatments. My cough was triggered by the slightest scent, temperature change, air quality decline, dust particles, etc…  Daily, I would experience dozens of coughing spasms that involved my entire body. My speaking was diminished, I was unable to talk on the phone, read out loud, or talk for extended periods of time. It was physically and emotionally exhausting. 

My eight-week breathing normalization training with Julie created a profound improvement in my cough and overall wellbeing. In a very short time, Julie was able to help me identify my unhealthy breathing patterns and the resulting tension in my body. I began noticing an improvement immediately. She helped to retrain my breathing and me apply it to my day-to-day life which includes frequent and intense exercise (mountain biking, skate skiing, hiking, etc…) I have also experienced incredible unexpected side benefits from my breathing work and meditation. My entire outlook on life has transformed for the better, I can easily handle stress and conflict in my day to day life, any anxiety has disappeared, my sleep improved and I managed to lose 8-10 pounds over the holiday period with no conscious changes to my diet.

The techniques are simple, require dedication and consistency and provide immediate improvement. I cannot understate the life-changing nature of my work with Julie. She is extraordinarily caring, dedicated, devoted, and patient teacher.” 

February 2019 – Allison M.