Buteyko Breathing Educational Programs for Children
The Buteyko Breathing Technique is an alternative approach and is not the practice of medicine, psychology, or a form of psychotherapy, nor is it a substitute for seeking medical or psychological advice from an appropriate professional health-care provider. We want to make the important distinction between using the Buteyko Breathing Technique for health and well-being and the practice of medicine, psychology or any other licensed health-care profession.
We will work with families with children as young as 4 using the principles of the Buteyko Breathing Technique.
While we can't provide guarantees, the training gives children the opportunity to learn to clear their nose and start breathing through it rather than their mouth, then learn simple breathing exercises that can increase their respiratory strength. These are similar exercises taught to music students and athletes.
Reasons for kids to learn Buteyko Breathing
The material for the family to learn is very similar to the adult course.
We explore different imagery with children, mostly from the animal kingdom, to help quiet their breathing. And part of the kids' exercise routine is active, wheras adults typically sit or stand the whole time.
We play a lot of fun games with the children to bring the principles to life.
We can teach the children's course privately or in a group. The program requires active participation by parents and daily practice.
Pre-teens can choose whether to join a kids' or adult class. Call us with questions. Teens can handle the adult material. We can also teach teen groups on request with at least three people.
To arrange a kids' course or a family course, please contact us. We haven't scheduled a public group children's course for a while. Between adult work and kids' extracurricular schedules, we've found it hard to find consensus on what's a good time. Let us know what you think!