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Oxygen Advantage Ireland

Patrick McKeown - Nationwide

World renowned Buteyko expert and author Patrick McKeown completed his clinical training in the Buteyko Breathing Method at the Buteyko Clinic, Moscow, Russia in 2002 and was accredited by the late Professor Konstantin Buteyko.

Since then Patrick has worked with thousands of children and adults worldwide, who experience breathing pattern disorders, sleep disordered breathing and anxiety. To date, he has written eight books on the subject, including Close Your Mouth, Anxiety Free: Stop Worrying and Quieten Your Mind, Asthma Free Naturally, Always Breathe Correctly and Sleep with Buteyko.

Patrick’s book, The Oxygen Advantage (to be published in ten languages), is an extension of this work, combining simulation of high-altitude training and specifically-formulated exercises which empower athletes to improve their sports performance safely, legally and at no cost. For the first time, athletes are afforded a reliable and accurate means to measure their progress using the Body Oxygen Level Test, enabling them to address poor breathing habits; understand in simple terms how oxygen is released to working muscles; and to practice breath hold exercises that naturally increase aerobic and anaerobic capacity.

To date, Patrick has worked with some of the top athletes in the world across a variety of sports including tennis, cycling, weight lifting, American Football, MMA and track and field. Patrick’s professional memberships include Fellow of The Royal Society of Biology, and Chairman of Buteyko Professionals International (BPI).

TEDx speaker, Patrick’s work has touched the lives of thousands and more worldwide. His work has been published by leading publishing houses including Harper Collins (UK), William Morrow Press (USA), Red Wheel Weiser (USA), Sperling & Kupfer (Italy), Kanki Publishing Inc. (Japan). Journal publications include the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, The Journal of the American Orthodontic Society and Clinical Otolaryngology.

Jude O'Reilly - Dublin

Now based in Dublin, after studying Commerce in UCD, Jude travelled the world for 25 years working primarily with top level professional golfers. What started as a fun “round the world” trip developed into a fascination with, and an exploration into what made the best better than the rest.

The search for the “secrets of high performance” continues, there are many areas involved, yet the 2 areas likely to be not fully addressed and with big scope for improvement are Sleep and Breathing (most of us do both!! but how well and efficient are we in these areas? Are they serving our needs as well as they can?) The Oxygen Advantage is a natural fit for what Jude wants to bring to the table in Performance Improvement.

Using Bio-feedback, Jude tracked the difference the teachings made for him before committing to The Oxygen Advantage. After experiencing and seeing the feedback results, he set about studying further to be able to pass this on to others.

Jude is also a Certified HeartMath Coach, and NLP Master Practitioner and works with elite sports and Executives and Business looking to improve their performance.


Leo Daniel Ryan - Nationwide

Based in Co. Louth Ireland, world renowned trainer and health coach Leo Daniel empowers clients to be their own health hero’s using an integrated lifestyle-practice approach.  Breath practice, physical training, personal development, nutrition, well being practices form the core of Leo Daniel’s approach to health. This comes from his own life-long adventure into disease and health.

In 2004 Leo Daniel trained, under leading Buteyko Breathing Practitioner Patrick McKeown, to heal his own childhood asthma. Since then, Leo Daniel has continued to learn, experience and understand the benefits of breathing and physical training to health and peak performance. He has trained academically and professionally in many disciplines of breathing, rehabilitation, strength and conditioning over the last 15 years.   In the last five years his practice came full circle to understand the breathing as it relates to health and athletic performance.  He has studied many methods of breathing including Wim Hof, free-diving, Yoga, and many more styles. Three years ago, Leo Daniel returned under the tutelage of Patrick to attain his Diploma in Buteyko Breathing and become one of the first cohort of Oxygen Advantage instructors.

Recently Leo Daniel developed his internationally successful personalized career into an online format. This provides clients from  all over the world the opportunity to experience the foundations of health performance in a strategic way. Usually people have to scour many specialised professionals to find out the foundations of health. Never before have people had the opportunity to learn an integrated approach to the fundamentals of health in a cost-effective manner.

Tom Herron - Northern Ireland

Based at Dungannon County Tyrone Northern Ireland, Tom Herron works in the areas of Psychotherapy, Sports Psychology, Lifestyle Coaching and as an Asthma Care Practitioner, Hypnotherapist, Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner, Trainer & Breathing Coach. Tom has worked with elite athletes, trainers and coaches, from many disciplines including, Boxing, Judo, Martial Arts, MMA, Golf, Basketball, GAA, Rugby, Football, Swimming, Track and Field.

With over 20 years experience, Tom has trained and worked with some of the greatest names in the Self- Care, Self-Development, Positive Psychology, Peak Performance and Therapy fields. Over the years Tom had developed and delivered several programs in the Self-Care, Peak Performance and Self-Development fields and works with groups and teams as well as on a 1 to 1 basis.

Early on Tom realised the importance of correct breathing as an aid to self-care, positive self-development, anxiety management, injury prevention and peak performance. In 2002 Tom trained extensively with and later obtained a Diploma in Buteyko Breathing from Patrick McKeown. Tom has also proof read and contributed to some of Patrick’s books including The Oxygen Advantage and became one of the first cohort of Oxygen Advantage instructors. Tom is also a Fellow of the Buteyko Professionals International (BPI) and has been involved with elite performance development/research with University of Bath and St Mary’s University Twickenham.

Tom can be contacted on UK:- +44 (0) 7734345163, ROI:- +353 (0) 868050604