people breathe better & live well through breathwork.

We can reduce anxiety, stress, and sleep better by improving our everyday breathing patterns.

How we breathe affects our health and wellbeing. Our modern stressed sedentary lifestyle has shifted our breathing patterns away from our natural breath. Many of us have adopted poor and ineffective breathing patterns, negatively impacting our physical and mental health.

Our physical, mental, and emotional states have distinct breathing patterns. When we change the way we breathe we can alter our physical, mental, and emotional states.

We breathe 25,000 or so times a day.

The question is are you doing it right?

Mouth breathing, frequent yawning, sighing, sniffing, and snoring are some of the indicators of poor or dysfunctional breathing patterns.

When we experience stress our breathing becomes faster, heavier, more erratic, and driven by the chest. This type of breathing stimulates our sympathetic nervous system and enables us to fight or flee a perceived danger. When we maintain high levels of stress and continue breathing faster and heavier for longer periods of time, we can develop dysfunctional breathing patterns.

Over breathing is a common dysfunctional breathing pattern and affects up to 75% of people experiencing anxiety, 30% of the asthmatic population and 10% of the general population. (1)

It is ironic that many of us actually need to breathe less to breathe more efficiently. Breathing slower and softer increases carbon dioxide levels in our blood and supports greater oxygen release from our blood into our cells.

(1) Rosalba Courtney A Multi-Dimensional Model of Dysfunctional Breathing and Integrative Breathing Therapy-Commentary on the functions of Breathing and Its Dysfunctions and Their Relationship to Breathing Therapy. Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy. 2016

‘Functional breathing involves breathing in and out through the nose. The breath is light, regular, effortless with the primary movement from the diaphragm.’

Patrick McKeown, Buteyko Clinic International

Online & in-person breathwork sessions.

We Breathe Breathwork Sessions are educational, empowering, calming and help with many conditions, including:

anxiety, asthma, depression, high blood pressure, insomnia, panic attacks, rhinitis, sleep apnea, snoring, stress, and teeth and jaw development in children.


Online & in person West Footscray

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From $90 Intro
$70 follow up sessions

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