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Perfect Your Breath with 30-minute Buteyko Classes at BreatheWell Gym

Guided proven technique, empowering you to optimize your breathing for enhanced wellness, vitality, and a life of optimal health. Join us on this breath-taking journey today.

Reduce snoring & Sleep Apnoea

Enhance sleep quality and duration. Wake refreshed

Science based, proven & effective

Explore this powerful sequence of breathing exercises

Instant & lasting benefits

Achieve greater calm, clarity, energy and focus 

Every class is live & interactive

Receive expert guidance with Buteyko coach, Mim Beim 

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What is Buteyko Breathing?

Named after Ukrainian medical researcher Konstantin Buteyko, Buteyko Breathing is essentially, breathing retraining. Most people assume their breathing must be fine because they are still alive. However, dysfunctional breathing has a huge impact on your health. 

Benefits of Buteyko BreatheWell Gym

Better Sleep

Achieve the deep sleep your body needs. Enjoy a full night's rejuvenating sleep. Wake up refreshed and ready for the day ahead.

Increase Focus

Calm your mind. Increase clarity of thought, focus and concentration. Improve cognition, memory and learning ability.

Calm Anxiety

Soothe your nervous system. Modulate the flight or fight reaction and regulate your response to stressful situations.

Reduce Asthma & Sinus

Manage asthma and sinus naturally with proven Buteyko Breathing Techniques. Reduce the need for medication.

Less snoring & Sleep Apnea

Treat snoring and minimise sleep apnoea. Breathing retraining helps restore healthy night-time breathing patterns.

Boost Fitness

Improve your physical performance. increase stamina, strength & endurance. Reduce recovery time.

Explore our range of services and choose the best fit to begin
your breathing transformation.

BreatheWell Gym

$20

30 minutes classes

Each class flows through a series of breathing exercises designed to restore perfect breathing patterns. Ideal for beginners to expert breathers. Mim is on hand at every class to help with your technique.

Includes 5 BreatheWell Gym Class

Buteyko Course Online

$285

2 X 2 hour workshops

The best place to learn the fundamentals of Buteyko Breathing. In a small group, Mim teaches you customized breathing exercises and the theory underpinning this life- changing technique.

Includes 5 BreatheWell Gym Classes

BreatheWell Consultation

$200

1 hour session

A personal consultation with Mim is available for those who cannot attend the BreatheWell course. Ideal if you prefer a more customised approach and for those who would like to combine naturopathic advice.

Includes 5 BreatheWell Gym Classes

What students have to say about Buteyko BreatheWell Gym?

When I was waiting for my presentation at the conference, my heart was jumping out of my chest. I started practising the breathing technique you suggested and magically I was able to calm myself in a matter of minutes.

– Caitlyn

Loved the course

I knew I wasn’t breathing correctly. Found Mim’s course! It has changed so many aspects of my health already. Loved the course, found Mim to be friendly, funny and extremely supportive.

– Deb

Better energy

I normally huff and puff climbing stairs and I can’t walk and talk at the same time! The Buteyko breathing is making awesome improvements. My energy levels are improving and my shoulders are not so stiff.

– Adam

Science and practicality

I like science and practicality in a course. Mim delivered both. I had read books about breathing but found doing the course invaluable. A week down and I’m already starting to feel a shift in my breathing.

– Jacqui

Better sleep, less eczema

Heh Mim. The breathing course was AMAZING and I can’t thank you enough. Already have been sleeping better, eczema is calmer and I feel relaxed.

– Brie

Snoring less

My snoring is getting better and better, and I will keep up the exercises until it stops completely. I can’t wait to see if my sleep apnea has gone also when I do another sleep study.

– Matthew

Less asthma medication

Before I started the BreatheWell course for my asthma I was very hesitant. I thought it would be much harder than it actually was. After a few days I was shocked to find I had stopped using the reliever medication that I relied on heavily, and my breathing continues to improve.

– Susan

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

No prior experience is required—just bring your nose!

BreatheWell exercises are designed to be inclusive for everyone. Consistency is key: each class follows the same format every time. This ensures that once you’ve familiarised yourself with the exercises, you can fully immerse yourself in the practice without the distraction of new instructions, allowing for a seamless and focused experience. Mim is on hand to help if you are unsure, and can tweak any exercise to suit your circumstances.

At the BreatheWell Gym, the motivation for joining mirrors those of traditional gyms. People enrol to optimise their breathing fitness, exercising every breathing muscle and breathing receptor! It’s not all about exercise; it’s about creating a space for self-care. Each class offers a rejuvenating experience, leaving participants feeling deeply rested and ready to conquer the day, or equally ready to enjoy a sound night’s sleep.

The BreatheWell Gym provides valuable “time out” from the hustle and bustle of daily life—a dedicated 30 minutes solely focused on personal well-being. Additionally, the gym serves as a place for treating various conditions, be it snoring, anxiety, reflux, asthma, or insomnia. In essence, a BreatheWell class offers potent medicine for both the body and the mind.

The breathing exercises taught in the BreatheWell class are based on the scientifically proven Buteyko Breathing Method.  The class follows the same format every time.

Warm-up

Begin with 3 minutes of the “three by three” technique, assessing the quality of your breathing today while gently moderating the biochemical aspect of breathing.

Drill –

This is the core of the class, where you’ll test and improve your breathing fitness. Be prepared to exert effort for 10-12 minutes as you engage in two exercises: “AIR hunger” and “Steps”.

Chill out

After the intense workout, reward yourself with 3 minutes of bliss through resonance breathing, which unifies all aspects of breathing.

Final check-in

Reflect on the changes in your body, mind, and mood that invariably occur during the session.

Final CP

Conclude the class with a final Control Pause assessment to gauge your progress and breathing fitness.

However, if you prefer to jump straight into the gym, just make sure to watch the short intro video. It shows you how to do the exercises and explains how to take your Control Pause (CP), a key measurement in the Buteyko Breathing Method.

 

How often you visit the BreatheWell Gym depends on your requirements.

Daily Breathing Re-training:

Perfect if you’re currently enrolled in a course with Mim or just starting out. Committing to daily classes helps reset long-held breathing patterns, laying a solid foundation for lasting wellness.

2-3 times a week – Breathing Re-set:

This frequency suits those tackling specific challenges like asthma, anxiety, snoring and sleep apnea or chronic pain. By attending classes regularly, you’ll not only maintain but also improve your overall fitness and breathing capacity. This frequency is particularly beneficial for those in high-stress environments, offering relief and resilience amid demanding schedules.

Weekly Commitment:

If your breathing is already on track, a weekly class serves as a valuable commitment to ongoing self-care and well-being.  A great way to stay in tune with yourself, a chance to check in, recalibrate your nervous system, and keep progressing towards optimal health. 

The breathing exercises practiced in the BreatheWell Gym are based on the Buteyko Breathing Method, a scientifically proven technique designed to improve breathing patterns. These exercises are therapeutic, helping to overcome various conditions including insomnia, anxiety, snoring, asthma, reflux, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, and more. By working ‘behind the scenes,’ the exercises recalibrate the breathing centers in the brain to establish ideal breathing patterns through neuroplasticity.

The Buteyko Breathing exercises offer similar benefits to yoga breathing (pranayama) and meditation by regulating the nervous system and activating the parasympathetic ‘rest and digest’ response. Like meditation, these exercises serve as preventative medicine, reducing the risk of heart disease, depression, diabetes, and other conditions. If you have struggled with meditation because you can’t quiet your mind, the BreatheWell Gym might be the perfect solution for you.

We were born breathing through our noses. While we can breathe with our mouths, it is not ideal. Mouth breathing increases your chances of getting a virus as it bypasses parts of the immune system in the nasal cavity and tonsils. Your body receives about 10% more oxygen when breathing through your nose compared to mouth breathing.

Nasal breathing keeps your mouth less dry, reducing the risk of dental cavities and gum disease. It also warms and moistens the air before it reaches your lungs, lowering the risk of asthma and wheezing. People who breathe through their noses tend to have better concentration and focus than those who breathe through their mouths.

Additionally, nasal breathing helps filter out dust, bacteria, and other harmful particles, increasing the production of nitric oxide, which is antimicrobial, improves circulation and aids in oxygen delivery throughout the body. By contrast, mouth breathing can lead to various issues such as dry mouth, bad breath, dental problems, and even sleep disturbances like snoring and sleep apnea.

In essence, prioritising nasal breathing can greatly enhance your overall health and well-being.

Taping your mouth shut at night ensures you breathe through your nose both day and night. Nasal breathing during sleep enhances the quality and quantity of your rest, ensuring you wake up refreshed and ready to face the day. Mouth taping is a key part of the BreatheWell breathing retraining program, setting up your breathing patterns for long-term optimal health.

While mouth taping can help reduce snoring, to reverse dysfunctional breathing patterns (which snorireversing dysfunctional breathing requires recalibrating your breathing patterns through exercises like those taught in the BreatheWell Gym and BreatheWell Courses. These practices establish a lifelong habit of healthy breathing.

It’s understandable that some people might feel hesitant about taping their mouths shut at night. However, for those who can comfortably breathe through their noses, sleeping with their mouths closed leads to better rest. Using specialised tape like Myotape, created by Mim’s teacher, Patrick McKeown, allows for easy removal and enables drinking or coughing if necessary, adding an extra layer of reassurance.

One helpful approach to overcome any initial fears is to gradually acclimate yourself to the sensation by starting with short periods of taping before bed, perhaps while watching television. This way, you can gradually get used to the feeling and build confidence in the process. You’ll find it’s not as scary as you thought, and you’ll have the best sleep ever. I promise!

While many people prefer to start with the BreatheWell Course, anyone is welcome to join the BreatheWell Gym classes and enjoy the benefits. The course teaches all the breathing exercises and delves into the fascinating science of how the technique works in the body and brain, recalibrating the breathing centres, via neuroplasticity, to improve so many aspects of our health. If you like to understand the ‘why’ behind things, then the BreatheWell Course is perfect for you.

However, if you prefer to jump straight into the gym, just make sure to watch the short intro video. It shows you how to do the exercises and explains how to take your Control Pause (CP), a key measurement in the Buteyko Breathing Method.

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Perfect your Breath with 30-Minute Buteyko Classes at BreatheWell Gym

We guide you through this proven technique, empowering you to optimize your breathing for enhanced wellness, vitality, and a life of optimal health. Join us on this breath-taking journey today.