This is a group training and coaching program designed to develop healthier breathing habits, with weekly sessions for adults new to breathing training. Simply register for a monthly-membership subscription. You get immediate access and can participate as long as it's helpful. We meet over Zoom, with access to background materials on the Healthy Breathing Habits Academy portal available to you for as long as you are a member.
At each session, participants will be guided to set a goal to experiment with a new, different way of breathing over the following week. Each week we will review how last week's goal went and what we learned; explore some new skills; and set goals for the following week. A huge benefit of the group is accountability as you develop and practice this intangible, invisible skillset into a valuable health-promoting tool.
As a beginning group we focus on breathing during sedentary activities and movement during light exercise. We concentrate on developing the ability to breathe healthfully during all the activities of daily living, including sitting, standing, sleeping, eating and talking, doing housework and walking around.
One beauty of this program is that everyone is encouraged to engage and improve from their own starting point, available time and desired intensity. Athletes and others who want more advanced training may start here for a month or so to get steeped in the basics before moving on to a more robust program that focuses on skillful breathing during moderate and vigorous exercise.
We cover the three fundamental principles of beginning breathing training on a rotating basis over and over again, allowing you to go deeper and deeper at your own pace, for as long as it's helpful. You can start and stop at any time.
Many modern people tend to hyperventilate -- with negative physical effects -- because of the stress in our environment and lives. The areas on which we will focus are:-Breathing with your nose.-Stopping breathing with your mouth.-Breathing more gently overall as a habit.
You may think you're breathing this way already. Join us for as little as a month and investigate if that's true!
Live sessions are held Wednesdays from 8 am - 9 am Pacific Time. (We are coming from the San Francisco Bay Area in the United States.) This translates to UTC-07:00 or UTC-08:00 depending on the season. Each session will be uploaded to the member portal and available for a week until the next session.
This group is not designed to address the immediate issues of anyone experiencing acute breathing distress. This group is a non-medical, non-psychological way to make headway toward a sustainable lifestyle change to embody healthy-breathing habits.
In these sessions we will focus on various aspects, including:
clearing and unblocking your nose when it's stuffed
dealing with challenging roadblocks that inevitably arise like colds, allergies and other illnesses
drills to increase your capacity and comfort to breathe with your nose longer
In these sessions we will take a deep dive on one aspect of countering mouth breathing, including:
Awareness of your resting mouth posture. Discover how often your mouth is open, and hear steps to take to keep it closed when appropriate (which is most of the time...)
Principles and practices of breathing while eating
Principles and practices of breathing while talking without getting winded!
Moving without grunting or panting
In these sessions we will focus on a pertinent topic, including:
Physical considerations: nose breathing vs. mouth breathing, breathing into your upper chest vs. the diaphragm, and posture.
Emotional considerations: Fear, stress, dysregulation, adverse child experiences and trauma history.
Principles and practices of breathing and sleeping
Principles and practices of breathing and movement
An online portal with training materials on all the breathing exercises and activities presented that is available to you 24/7 and includes articles, audio instructions and videos for the term of your membership.
A weekly live coaching session over Zoom. If you can't make it, a recording of the session will be posted for a week and then will be replaced by the next session.
Long-term support through the Healthy Breathing Habits Academy private Facebook group
Complete control over how long you want to stay in the group. This is a monthly membership set up to auto-renew but you can cancel anytime.
Lisa Bowen has been a breathing coach since 2012. She is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach and a Level 3 Breathing Educator trained under the auspices of the Buteyko Breathing Educator Association.
A lifelong asthmatic, she started studying the Buteyko Breathing Technique in 2009 and learned how to teach it two years later.
In 2012 she founded Breathing Retraining Center and taught classes around the San Francisco Bay Area for many years until making the transition to coach online during the pandemic.
'Find out more about Lisa here.
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Currently this group is offered weekly 8-9 am Pacific Time on Wednesdays starting September 7, 2022, with each week's recording available to participants until the next session. When you join, your membership automatically sets to renew on the same day of subsequent months but can be cancelled anytime beforehand.
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Breathing Retraining Center LLC offers individual and group training and coaching on self-management techniques to identify and correct poor-breathing habits.Breathing Retraining Center LLC’s educational products, courses and coaching are designed to improve breathing skills for people whose issues may be related to habits that have the potential to be improved, as a self-care/wellness activity. Breathing difficulty may be a warning sign of a life-threatening heart or lung condition, infection or other illness. Always check with your doctor about your own situation.
The Buteyko Breathing Technique and other breathing-retraining strategies we teach are an alternative approach and are not the practice of medicine, psychology or a form of psychotherapy, nor are they a substitute for seeking medical or psychological advice from an appropriate professional health-care provider. We want to make the important distinction between using the Buteyko Breathing Technique and other breathing-retraining strategies for health and well-being and the practice of medicine, psychology or any other licensed health-care profession.
Breathing classes, coaching and other services from Breathing Retraining Center LLC are offered by teachers who are not licensed by the State of California as physicians or other healing-arts practitioners unless so noted. We offer alternative non-medical/non-psychological techniques and our services are considered to be alternative or complementary to the healing arts that are licensed by the State of California.
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