Buteyko Breathing

Buteyko Breathing Technique

The breath is paramount to a healthy functioning body. As an automatic process, many of us don’t consider our breath and the impacts it has and can have on our wellbeing. When we learn to actively engage with our breathing patterns, we can begin to understand the power of the breath and how we can make positive changes to our own health and wellbeing through active breathing techniques. 

The Buteyko Breathing Technique was first developed in Russia in the 1950s to manage asthma and high blood pressure. This technique has evolved as a tool, which improves unconscious dysfunctional breathing patterns, to boost and enhance health.

The Buteyko breathing exercises are non-strenuous and most individuals find them relaxing. Therefore, this technique can be utilised by all types of people, even children as young as 4 years of age can learn the practices. 


Buteyko Breathing Byron Bay The Health Lodge
Buteyko Breathing Course Byron Bay | The Health Lodge

Who Benefits from Buteyko

All people can benefit from Buteyko breathing, as a mechanism to improve wellbeing or address more complex health issues, including:

  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Sleep Apnoea
  • Snoring
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Anxiety and Panic Attacks
  • Elite Athletes – Improved Performance 

Breath Coach Buteyko Program


Undertake an initial consultation with Dr Dan Hanson, where he will assess your current breathing pattern and the extent of any breathing dysfunction. You can discuss the intention of your desire to improve your breathing and address any questions that you may have. 


The BreathCoach Buteyko Breathing program is undertaken over four consecutive days, where you will learn how to change the way that you breathe, so that your symptoms are reduced.

There are set reviews after week 1 and then again 4-6 weeks later.  

This program includes the Buteyko Institute Method with additional benefits from Dr Dan’s varied experience and skillset. 

BreathCoach Buteyko Breathing Byron bay | The Health Lodge
Breathing The Health Lodge Byron Bay

Program Structure


Your breathing journey commences with your initial consultation. You will then undertake the 4 day program, which consists of 90 minute training and education sessions over 4 consecutive days.   


During the 4 day program – you will need to dedicate a daily total of 60 minutes each day to practice. The breathing practices are set at 5 sessions of 12 minutes per day (total 60 minutes).

Post program – after the completion of the 4 day program you will need to continue with your breathing practices for a total of 60 minutes per day. This consistency is required for a duration of 1-3 months in most cases, and is based upon your health needs. 

The breathing exercises can usually be stopped, if desired, after 1-3 months. However, continued regular practice can also be maintained. 

Meet Your Practitioner

Dr Dan Hanson

Dr Dan graduated from the UK in dentistry in 2003.

In 2012 he qualified as a Buteyko Institute Breathing Educator (MBIBH). Since 2011 Dan limited his professional career to the early interceptive treatment of soft tissue dysfunction, sleep apnoea, breathing dysfunction and malocclusion. He also speaks at dental and medical conferences globally on these subjects and he is also inventor of SleepYstrip nasal breathing tape.

Outside of his dental and breathing careers he runs self-inquiry events and retreats, and is a lead facilitator for Men’s Wellbeing Inc – a national not-for-profit aiming to assist in the personal and emotional development of adult men; and a lead facilitator for The Rites Of Passage Institute, an organisation set up to facilitate emotional growth and self-awareness in young men.

Dan has lectured to professional dental, and medical audiences on a regular basis since 2012. His talk topics include Breathing Dysfunction, Myofunctional Pre-Orthodontics and Oral Restrictions (tongue and lip ties).

Learn More!

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Explore the scientific research and clinical trials on the effectiveness of the Buteyko Breathing Method 

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