- Updated on July 31, 2019
By Dr. Artour Rakhimov, Alternative Health Educator and Author
Buteyko practitioner in Toronto, Canada Dr. Artour Rakhimov is teaching breathing classes in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area), Ontario, Canada, as well as other cities of Canada: Vancouver area, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, St. Johns, Halifax, Ottawa, and Montreal. Dr. Artour Rakhimov, a world’s leading developer of breathing retraining methods is a qualified Buteyko practitioner and trainer of Buteyko teachers. He started his Buteyko teaching career in 2001 in Toronto and has been teaching the Buteyko method to hundreds of people in the GTA and around the world since 2003.
Dr. Rakhimov graduated with Honors from the Moscow State University. For years, he also worked as a high school teacher of Mathematics and Physics in Canada. Since 2005, his main occupation is teaching and promoting the Buteyko technique and breathing retraining. He was trained by Ludmila Buteyko and Andrey Novozshilov, MD (Buteyko Medical Clinic in Moscow, Russia), world’s most experienced Buteyko practitioners. Toronto practitioner Dr. Rakhimov is the author of the most comprehensive book in English about the Buteyko breathing retraining medical technique, as well as several other bestselling Amazon and paperback books.
The Buteyko Toronto Courses are offered to those qualified students who are committed to practice since breathing retraining requires self-discipline, willpower and persistence. Indeed, since the student ought to change their automatic or unconscious breathing pattern, it is necessary to take care about lifestyle risk factors, such as sleeping on one’s back, mouth breathing, physical exercise, posture, nutritional deficiencies and many others.
The main Buteyko Toronto course which is taught in groups is Level 2 course.
Level 2 course “Existence” of Buteyko Toronto Courses
Numerous chronic health problems can be completely resolved by students who adhere to guidelines and treatment programs offered by Buteyko Toronto 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 inflammation; allergies; GI, hormonal problems, and musculoskeletal problems.
It takes somewhere from 1-2 weeks up to 1-2 months to achieve this level. The main Buteyko Toronto 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.
Note that one’s health can be found using the CP test and the Buteyko Table of Health Zones.
Requirements for Level 2 course of the Buteyko Toronto 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 various means:
a) attending the introductory lecture organized by the Buteyko Toronto Courses;
b) reading the small book “Oxygenate yourself: breathe less”;
c) watching my video course on Google Video 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 lifestyle factors (only those that reduce your breathing!)
Fees for the Buteyko breathing course
Fees for the live course in a group are provided here: Buteyko courses and fees. Details related to individual Skype lessons and phone/internet fees are on the same page.
Buteyko Toronto Courses for children
The Buteyko Toronto 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 practitioner.
Buteyko breathing classes and courses are conducted in these Canadian cities: Toronto GTA area, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver area, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal, St. Johns, and Halifax.
Buteyko online Skype courses in German by Volker Schmitz (Hamburg, Germany).
Related web pages:
– Dr. Artour Rakhimov with his teachers (Ludmila Buteyko and Andrey Novozshilov)
– Testimonials and comments of leading Buteyko teachers and educators about Dr. Rakhimov’s book
– Description of all 3 Levels courses
– Diseases addressed by the Buteyko method
– Diseases Section of the website
Currently, one can apply for Skype/online classes from CureEndStageDisease.com here: Contact Dr. Artour.