Educators training

This Buteyko training experience will provide trainees with a better understanding of the fundamental causes of breathing dysfunctions, train them in techniques to assist patients to better manage respiratory disorders, and provide new insights and strategies to influence breathing training for both normal and disordered breathers.

The program will provide you with the following knowledge and benefits:
  • Principles and daily practice of the Buteyko Breathing Method
  • Theory of the Buteyko Method and applications to specific breathing-related disorders
  • Anatomy and physiology of respiration
  • History of the Dr. Buteyko and his method worldwide
  • Medical research into the success of treatment of breathing disorders with the Buteyko method
  • Extensive teaching clinics with actual clients, with supervision and feedback
  • Practical dynamics of running a private practice; intake and follow-up procedures
  • Materials (including manual and PowerPoint) to teach individuals and group classes
  • Post-training consultations with Hadas Golan on an ongoing and as-needed basis
  • Preliminary authorization to teach the Buteyko Breathing Method
  • 1-year membership in the BBEA, networking, medical studies updates, and ongoing learning

How to become an educator (BBEA standards)

Trainees must have completed/received the following before commencing their formal Buteyko Educator training: 
  • A BBEA approved training course taught by a BBEA registered trainer. This includes all required theory, practical and course delivery classes. It is done in two parts for health professionals:
  • A Buteyko Breathing Technique workshop for their own health
  • An accredited post-secondary course in Human physiology
  • A CPR and/or First Aid certification or equivalent.
  • Buteyko Educator trainees must successfully pass a rigorous evaluation period including a skills and theory examination and teach 10 classes while being observed by their trainer.
  • Buteyko Educator trainees must review all non-standard and difficult cases with and get the permission of their trainer before engaging the client.
  • Buteyko Educators must document and review their first 50 client cases with their trainer.
  • Buteyko Educators must continue their education process throughout their career including the accumulation of 14 BBEA approved continuing education credits every two years.
  • Buteyko Educators must demonstrate on-going proficiency in the following areas:
    • Basic human physiology and breathing anatomy.
    • Assessment of a client's health, condition and breathing.
    • Application of the Buteyko Breathing Technique appropriately for different health conditions and contraindications.
    • Asthma medications including how they work, side effects, proper usage and how to recommend safe usage reduction with the full knowledge and supervision of the client's doctor.
    • Application of Buteyko Breathing Technique exercises in relationship to exercise, sleep, diet and stress.
    • Communicating with clients properly, adjusting for different learning styles, ages and conditions.
    • Dealing with client concerns, compliance issues, and exercise effectiveness.