Four Day Buteyko Course for Children and Adults (1310)

14th – 17th June 2018


The Buteyko Method was developed by Russian Dr Konstantin Buteyko who discovered the role between poor breathing habits and how this negatively affects our health.

LSFO in association with are offering a practical Buteyko Breathing workshop to help address rhinitis, mouth breathing, asthma, snoring, sleep apnoea, stress and anxiety. Suitable for all children over 5 years and adults.

The first step of the Buteyko Method is to unblock the nose using a breath hold exercise. This is followed by practicing breathing exercises designed to reverse poor breathing habits such as mouth breathing, upper chest breathing, sighing, irregular and chronic over breathing. Lifestyle factors such as sleeping, physical exercise and diet are also discussed.


Course Structure

4 x 1 hour introduction course, for children and for adults

Course 1 for children aged 5 to 15/16

Course 2 for adults aged 16 onwards

10 persons to each course

Buteyko instructor; Patrick McKeown trained under the tutelage of Dr Buteyko, and has taught this method to thousands of children and adults over the past 11 years. He has penned eight books including three Amazon best sellers: Close Your Mouth, Anxiety Free and Asthma Free naturally.


Better Facial Development and Dental Health

Thousands of dentists and orthodontists worldwide recognise that habitual mouth breathing causes narrow facial structure, undeveloped jaws, craniofacial abnormalities and crooked teeth in children, not to mention dental decay and gum disease. For normal development of the face to take place, it is very important that the child learns to breathe through their nose with their tongue in the correct resting posture.


Stop Asthma

Average results from five clinical trials investigating the Buteyko Method for asthma show a 90% reduced need for reliever medication and a 50% reduced need for preventer steroid within three to six months. Thousands of adults and children have experienced an elimination of nasal obstruction, puffy eyes, and breathlessness, wheezing and coughing after attending our courses. Read “Asthma Free naturally”

The Buteyko Method is included in the British Thoracic Society guidelines

Expected results from attending Patrick McKeown’s course for asthma are 70% less wheezing and coughing within two weeks.


Stop Snoring and sleep apnoea

Heavy breathing during sleep creates turbulence as a large volume of air is inhaled through the mouth, nose or both. All snorers are heavy breathers. Sleep apnoea is a progression of snoring. By decongesting the nose, and correcting breathing volume to normal levels, snoring ceases. Expect at least a 50% reduction of snoring and significant improvement to energy levels within two weeks.


Address rhinitis and hay fever

Investigating the Buteyko Method as a treatment of rhinitis in asthma by the Department of Otolaryngology at Limerick University Hospital in Ireland. Buteyko practitioner was Patrick McKeown

Results at three month follow up

The study showed a significant reduction of nasal symptoms in asthmatics across all three ENT department evaluations. For example, NOSE evaluation surveys nasal congestion or stuffiness, poor sense of smell, snoring, nasal blockage or obstruction, trouble breathing through the nose, trouble sleeping, having to breathe through the mouth, unable to get enough air through the nose during exercise or exertion and feeling panic that one cannot get enough air through the nose. This evaluation showed a 71% reduction of rhinitis symptoms in asthma at three month follow up.


Significantly improve concentration

Habitual mouth breathing or sighing can cause 50% constriction of the main carotid artery to the brain. Persons who over breathe often experience brain fog, racing mind, panic attacks, fatigue, excessive worry and poor concentration. Correct breathing restores blood gases enabling increased energy, a calm mind, better sleep, elimination of insomnia and waking up refreshed after a night’s sleep. Read “Anxiety free: stop worrying and quieten your mind


Improve Sports Performance

Poor breathing patterns are common amongst athletes. Addressing this enables better oxygenation of working muscles, reduced lactic acid, improved recovery and improved sports performance.


Learning & Teaching Methods

Practical workshop with each attendee being guided through every step of the Buteyko Method, to ensure correct application for maximum benefits.

Patrick McKeown will provide attendees with a tailored program specific to their needs, to ensure maximum progress in a minimum amount of time.

Demonstration of each exercise, background, what to expect and feedback will be provided by the instructor Patrick McKeown


Overall Aims

The aim of the practical Buteyko Method course is to provide children and adults with the tools necessary to take control of their own asthma, rhinitis, mouth breathing, snoring, stress, fatigue and anxiety. Additional benefits include improved concentration and sports performance.

How to Book

Bookings can be made by sending your name and telephone number to or by calling

Telephone Intl: +353 91 756229. Lines are attended office hours Monday to Friday.

Cost:  £125 per child, parent attends for free.

Adults: £ 200 per person.