Wild Nature
Maggie Cowan-Hughes

Oxygen Advantage® Instructor

Buteyko Breathing Method Instructor

Reg: BBEA, Buteykoclinic Int.,
Oxygen Advantage®


My passion is in guiding people of any age, ability or background to breathe so well they are at their best in the activity they love. 

Patrick McKeown's teaching transformed my life as a chronic asthmatic back in 2012 with the Buteyko Breathing Method. I now use my vast experience in teaching and therapy to help others.

It is thrilling to be combining  the dynamic Oxygen Advantage® programme with Buteyko Breathing. I teach sports people as well as anyone who wants to be as fit as they can be.

    Dr. K. P. Buteyko
    From personal experience to a
    revolutionary breathing method




    Dr. Buteyko suffered from severe hypertension that was threatening his life.

    In 1952, he was working with patients with serious respiratory problems. The story has it that, in a lightbulb moment, he realised that his own breathing resembled that of his seriously ill patients. He decided to change his breathing: to soften it, breathe in far less air, and to relax. His symptoms disappeared. He followed the same procedure with a patient who was struggling for breath - take slow, quiet inhalations and exhalations, through your nose - and he, too, began to breathe normally.

    Thus began his investigations into the effects of what we now call "dysfunctional breathing", including hyperventilation, i.e., taking in more air than is needed for what we are actually doing. This passion lasted the rest of his life.

    Dr. Buteyko's life's work developed from that moment he discovered the connection between hyperventilation and illness. The more sick we are, the stronger we breathe. What comes first? the illness or the heavy breathing? He discovered that by normalising breathing, correcting the volume of air we inhale, many illnesses may be relieved, and especially chronic illnesses.

    The Buteyko Breathing Method is best known for helping asthmatics. In the majority of cases, people report they no longer suffer and no longer are in need of medication. Certainly, if breathing isn't right, nothing is going to work well. Poor breathing can affect any system and any function of the body. Of course it can also affect the mind.


    What a mystery it is, therefore, that something so important, so fundamental to good health, is met with little interest in our modern lives. The benefits of physical exercise and of good diet are well known and accepted ... but breathing?


    Until Now! You are here in order to learn something that could revolutionise your life.


    Direct links to my Buteyko Breathing Method courses:

    2  Personal Coaching
    includes online course

    The Importance of Good Breathing

    Breathing is something which happens without our having to think about it. We can also work with breathing, like in a yoga, fitness training or meditation session. 

    Buteyko is about how we breathe all of the time, not only in a class or exercise: everyday breathing and how we breathe during sleep. It's about learning to breathe efficiently. 25,000 breaths each day: so many to do well ... or badly.

    Breathing affects the whole of the body and the mind, too. When we breathe badly, the whole of us is affected. Breathing is the most basic function and yet most of us know little about how do it in a healthy way.

    quiet, soft, deep, less,

    in and out through the nose

    - this is good breathing

    I will teach you why it is important and how to get there.

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