How would that affect your life?
introducing a new program:
Module 1: On Your Mark: How much are you panting? Let’s assess your baseline breathing fitness level!
Module 2: Get Set: Build a foundation of healthy breathing habits. Normalize your baseline breathing pattern when you’re still or moving slowly. Learn to apply tools of the Corrective Breathing Formula – breathe with your nose, stop breathing with your mouth, and breathe less -- whenever your breathing feels labored.
Module 3: Go: Use your breathing foundation to start running easier and faster. Work toward all-nasal breathing when you run, and learn the secret weapon of sports performance: warming up and cooling down your respiratory system before and after workouts and events.
Module 4: Cross The Finish Line Without Panting: Receive progressive training to build stamina. Go the distance at your desired pace with advanced breathing techniques that simulate high-altitude training.
Lisa Bowen has been coaching people with dysfunctional breathing for optimal performance since 2011.
A recreational cyclist, swimmer and hiker, Lisa took an interest in breathing retraining more than 10 years ago to work with her own asthma. Despite puffing on her rescue inhaler before, during and after exercise, she still often couldn’t catch her breath.
As she practiced breathing toning and control exercises, Lisa noticed it was becoming easier to hike a three-mile loop in the hills behind her house she’d been doing for years. Today she can do it easily in half the time it took her 20 years ago, and she doesn’t need inhalers anymore. Lisa became obsessed with sharing what she’d learned and started her coaching practice with a two-week course to become an instructor of the Buteyko Breathing Technique, the foundational breathing-retraining philosophy that a Ukrainian doctor developed in the 1950s to address chronic hidden hyperventilation. Since then she has studied with the most experienced and renowned teachers in Europe and Australia. After many years now, Lisa has found that better-breathing skills, once learned, become an unconscious competence. (You don’t need to explicitly focus on them after a certain point unless there’s an emergency that requires more mindful attention.). Lisa was amazed and happy to find that she could breathe and exercise without discomfort in the smoky air caused by the recent Northern California wildfires, even during the infamous Camp Fire centered in Paradise, CA when the San Francisco Bay Area was reported to have the worst air quality in the world for a couple weeks last year.
When you join From Panting To Powerful Breathing for Runners, you get personal coaching through the four modules of the program over 12 weeks.
We will start with a three-hour kickoff, preferably at the Breathing Retraining Center office in San Rafael, CA to cover Module 1, then set a schedule to connect three times a week for 20 minutes of virtual training and coaching (wherever you are: home, gym, work or a coffee shop!) for the following 12 weeks.
It will take approximately a month to cover the foundations of healthy breathing habits for runners in Module 2, and we advise participants who are already active runners to plan to run less or slower during this period so your lung power can catch up to your muscle power.
In Modules 3 and 4 you will more than make up the speed and power through what you learn about breathing control. The details of your breathing-coaching program will be customized to reflect your individual level.
For students without a pre-existing training regimen, we use a popular seven-week 5K run training schedule tailored for beginners or anyone who wants to complete a 5K race as the basis of the physical-preparation portion. It incorporates a mix of running, walking, and resting so you don’t need to be able to run a 5K now to join and successfully complete From Panting To Powerful Breathing For Runners.
If you are on a running team or have a running coach, we can integrate the breathing aspect into what you are already doing.
Plan to spend an hour and a half a day over 12 weeks, including your exercise time, to get full benefit from this program.
Breathing Retraining Center LLC’s educational products, courses and coaching are designed to improve breathing skills for people whose issues may be related to habits that have the potential to be improved, as a self-care/wellness activity. Breathing difficulty may be a warning sign of a life-threatening heart or lung condition, infection or other illness. Always check with your doctor about your own situation. The Buteyko Breathing Technique and other breathing-retraining strategies we teach are an alternative approach and are not the practice of medicine, psychology or a form of psychotherapy, nor are they 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 and other breathing-retraining strategies for health and well-being and the practice of medicine, psychology or any other licensed health-care profession. Breathing classes, coaching and other services from Breathing Retraining Center LLC are offered by teachers who are not licensed by the State of California as physicians or other healing-arts practitioners unless so noted. We offer alternative non-medical/non-psychological techniques and our services are considered to be alternative or complementary to the healing arts that are licensed by the State of California.
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