Intuitive Surgical  


The course has been prepared by experienced Buteyko practitioners some of whom also bring the skills, experience and insights of other healing professions. It is their review of the research in the medical and scientific and medical literature.

Rosalba Courtney-Belford, N.D., D.O., Dip.Ac.

Has been practicing and teaching Osteopathy, Naturopathy and Chinese Medicine for over 20 years. She became a Buteyko practitioner in the early days of its introduction outside Russia and since that time has been able to integrate her understanding of other healing modalities to increase the effectiveness and broaden the scope of the basic Buteyko theory and techniques into Eucapnic Breathing.

Leonid Motin, Ph.D.(Physiology)

Dr Motin has worked as a research scientist at Universities in Germany and Australia. His knowledge of physiology enables him to evaluate and present overlooked physiological mechanisms underlying the eucapnic breathing. He has been able to review the majority of Dr. Buteyko writings in Russian and find diverse evidence in contemporary Western medical science confirming different aspects of Buteyko theory.

Lola Motina, M.A., Dip. Ed., Dip. Buteyko.

Is one of the most experienced Australian Buteyko Practitioners who has successfully trained thousands of patients with diverse diseases. She has spent extensive time with Dr . Buteyko and other specialists in Russia and Australia. Her experience allows her to share much practical experience in the Buteyko Method, teaching and organising workshops, networking with medical professionals.

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Training Program

The course includes:

  • Face to face teaching over 6 days (48 hours)
  • Workshop observation
  • Examination of the theoretical knowledge
  • Evaluation of participants practical skills and workshop presentation


Buteyko breathing as therapy

  • Introduction to concepts of normal and abnormal breathing.
  • Assessing and analysing breathing.

Elements of anatomy and physiology

  • Overview of anatomical structure of respiratory system.
  • Effects of disease on lung structure and function.
  • Homeostasis and respiration.
  • External respiration. Ventilation, perfusion and diffusion.
  • Internal respiration. Anabolic and catabolic metabolism.
  • Neural and chemical control of respiration.
  • Review of modern scientific periodicals.

Mechanics of breathing

  • Symptoms related to mechanical factors.
  • Skeleto-muscular changes and their correction.

Hyperventilation syndrome

  • Symptoms of diseases as response of the body to hyperventilation. Review of research.
  • Chronic hyperventilation and metabolic changes.
  • Factors perpetuating hyperventilation.
  • Carbon dioxide in the body.

Factors affecting breathing and health

  • Concept of clearing reaction.
  • Chronic infections and breathing.
  • Steroid deficiency.
  • Importance of minerals.
  • Diseases of respiratory system.
  • Asthma, emphysema, bronchitis.
  • Asthma medication.

Application of breathing to stress related disorders

  • Anxiety and panic attacks.
  • Stress, emotions and breathing.
  • Structuring and organising Buteyko classes.
  • Assessing the patients.
  • Contraindications.
  • Monitoring progress.
  • Working with children.

Athletic training, exercise and breathing

  • Physiological aspects of sport. Metabolism and gas exchange.
  • Practical recommendations.

Modern trends in breathing therapy. Research and clinical trials

  • Hypoxic breathing training.
  • Myths and therapies related to breathing.
  • Buteyko clinical trials.