We are happy to announce that the Buteyko breathing
method is now also taught in Greater Philadelphia Area,
led by Dr. Artour Rakhimov (Buteyko practitioner).
There are teams of scientists there, at the
University School of Medicine, who also work in the area of health and
respiratory care. But none of these doctors and scientists are interested in breathing normalization (or teaching people how to breathe in accordance with physiological norms).
Dr. Artour Rakhimov has been teaching the Buteyko technique to groups of
people since 2003. Dr. Rakhimov graduated from the Moscow State University
(with Honors). Teaching Buteyko and breathing education has been his main
career since 2005. He is the author of the most complete book in
English about the Buteyko breathing method, as well as
3 other books. He was trained by leading Buteyko practitioners Andrey Novozshilov,
MD and Ludmila Buteyko
(Buteyko Medical Clinic in Moscow, Russia).
The Buteyko Greater Philadelphia Courses are offered to those qualified students who
are willing and
committed to practice and excel due to the fact that breathing normalization
requires self-discipline, motivation and diligence. The goal of the program
is to breathe normally 24/7 and this is manifested in normal body
oxygenation, which is 40 s for the body
oxygen test. Such fundamental project and change is possible only by
constant breath control using breathing exercises and correction of
lifestyle risk factors (lack of physical exercise, sleeping on one's back,
mouth breathing, poor posture, nutritional deficiencies and many others).
The main Buteyko Greater Philadelphia course which is taught in groups is
Level 2 course.
Level 2 course "Existence" of Buteyko Greater Philadelphia Courses
Numerous chronic health problems can be completely resolved by students
who adhere to guidelines and treatment programs offered by Buteyko Greater Philadelphia
Courses, which can grant a money-back guarantee for up to 90% of committed students
with the following "simple or low CP diseases":
● Chronic fatigue syndrome
● Hypertension (primary)
● Angina pectoris
● Allergic rhinitis
● Hay fever
● Panic attacks/anxiety
● Sleeping problems
● Sleep apnea
The goal of this course is to achieve up to about 20-30 s morning
CP test results,
so that there is no need for medication and no symptoms of
the main health problem. Further breathing normalization is required in
order to achieve complete clinical remission, including elimination of
infections; inflammation; allergies; GI, hormonal, and locomotor
It takes somewhere from 1-2 weeks up to 1-2 months to achieve this level.
The main Buteyko Greater Philadelphia course includes 5 group sessions (lessons), each about 2 hours long
and 2 private meetings. (Most sessions are done in a small group, but each student also has individual
lessons.) During the course the students learn various breathing exercises (up to
1/3 of the course), get educated in lifestyle management, and get homework. Apart from breathing exercises, the Buteyko method
includes teaching of healthy lifestyle factors by the Buteyko practitioner and detailed explanation of how
and why these factors influence breathing. These factors include sleep,
exercise, diet, posture, thermoregulation, and other lifestyle parameters.
Requirements for Level 2 course of the Buteyko Greater Philadelphia Courses
Theoretical requirements: The student should have basic knowledge about
breathing, breathing patterns, CO2 effects and
effects of overbreathing (or deep breathing) on the human body. The student can get this knowledge by
a) attending the introductory lecture organized by the Buteyko Greater Philadelphia Courses;
b) reading the small book "Oxygenate yourself: breathe less";
c) watching my video course on GoogleVideo or YouTube.
Personal commitment: The student will need:
- at least 1 hour every day for breathing exercises;
- at least 1 hour for suitable physical activity;
- following healthy life style factors (only those that reduce your breathing!)
Fees for the course
The fee for the course in a group is 350$. Individual lessons and
phone/internet fees are 60$ per hour.
* If a person is very-very interested in learning, but cannot
afford it (e.g., you are homeless, unemployed, low-income, student, or retired), they may join the existing group with certain conditions
(objective situational factors, proof reading work, etc.).
Buteyko Greater Philadelphia Courses Courses for children
The Buteyko Greater Philadelphia Courses also teach courses to children as young as
about 3-4 years old. There are
also special techniques for younger students, including new-born, infants and
toddlers. These techniques are learned by parents and/or caretakers. The main requirement here is
learning the Buteyko method by parents and/or caretakers first from the Buteyko
Various learning options (Online Skype classes, individual lessons, group lessons, etc.) and their prices are listed here: Courses and fees.