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Buteyko Breathing Clinic Practitioners - Canada

Christine Byrne Buteyko Sunshine Coast and Vancouver BC, Canada

Christine Byrne became a Buteyko practitioner due to her family history of severe asthma and emphysema. She is based in Vancouver, Canada and runs a busy practice. She is also co author with Patrick McKeown on the first Buteyko book in Canada called Stop Asthma Naturally. Christine completed her training in August 2006 and has dedicated herself to spreading the word of the Buteyko method in Canada. Trained by Patrick McKeown from Buteyko Clinic International in 2006. Christine's clinic can be found at
Christine is a member of the Buteyko Breathing Educators Association (BBEA)
Phone: 604-885-7560

Chris Bauman Buteyko Vancouver BC, Canada

Christine Bauman has been teaching Buteyko since 2000. She trained in New Zealand with Jennifer Stark, the most experienced Buteyko trainer outside of Russia. Chris is a fully accredited member of the international organization, Buteyko Institute of Breathing and Health (BIBH). Chris began teaching in New Zealand and Japan, followed by Australia and Canada. Currently she teaches primarily in Canada, giving workshops, free talks and 5-session courses. In partnership with Jennifer Stark, she co-ordinates and teaches the Buteyko practitioner training in Canada. In 2004, Chris staffed the first North American medical research trial on Buteyko at Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Alberta . She has a Masters of Teaching degree, an undergraduate background in sciences and is certified in CPR and First Aid. Christines clinic can be found at

Dr Artour Rakhimov

Buteyko Canada, Ontario
Ontario-based Buteyko Breathing Teacher
Dr. Artour Rakhimov got his PhD (Physics and Mathematics) and studied in the Moscow State University (with Honours). For many years he worked as a research scientist and a high-school teacher in Canada. He was trained by Ludmila Buteyko and Andrey Novozshilov (Moscow Buteyko Clinic). Now Dr. Rakhimov is one of the leading world educators about natural self-oxygenation, breathing and the Buteyko medical therapy. He is the author of the most comprehensive book about the Buteyko method in English (“Normal breathing: the key to vital health”) available through his website. He teaches the Buteyko method in Ontario and other states and countries.
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Stephen Donald

Buteyko Canada, Ontario Toronto Buteyko Breathing Teacher

Stephen Donald was a student in the first class taught by Chris Bauman in Toronto in 2005. Decades of asthma and daily reliance on medications evaporated as Steve worked with the breathing exercises. In 2006 Steve completed a practitioner training with Jennifer Stark. He founded Buteyko Toronto and has been teaching the method in Toronto since then.
He can be contacted through his website

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