“My mission is to empower people to take control of their own health, well-being and fitness using simple breathing exercises proven to improve body oxygenation”. Patrick McKeown
World- renowned author and breathing practitioner Patrick McKeown was educated at Trinity College in Dublin, before completing his clinical training in the Buteyko Breathing Method at the Buteyko Clinic, Moscow, Russia. This training was accredited by Professor Konstantin Buteyko.
From a young age, Patrick suffered from asthma and relied on an array of medicines and inhalers until he discovered the Buteyko Method at the age of 26, experiencing immediate relief from his symptoms. By applying the principals of the Buteyko Method, Patrick remains asthma-free since then, a feat that over 20 years of medication had failed to accomplish.
In a career spanning 15 years, Patrick has since also become a bestselling author and expert on the topic of optimal breathing for improved health, well being and fitness.
Among the eight books Patrick has written, two have consistently remained in the top ten best sellers on Amazon.com: ‘Close Your Mouth’ and ‘Asthma Free Naturally’.
His latest book ‘The Oxygen Advantage®’ is based on 4 years of scientific research and tailors breathing exercises for anyone seeking to improve their fitness and sports performance. Already in its 3rd print run in the UK since September 2015, ‘The Oxygen Advantage®’ is set to revolutionise how we train, by addressing dysfunctional breathing patterns and simulating high altitude training through specific breath holding exercises as devised by Patrick.
Patrick was recently made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology in the UK for his contribution to our understanding of breathing.
When he is not working from his home in the West of Ireland, Patrick travels extensively in Europe, the USA and Australia teaching and training athletes and coaches in The Oxygen Advantage® Program. He delivers workshops and speaks at conferences worldwide.
Patrick has been widely interviewed by national and international media. He has received endorsements from popular health gurus Dr. Joseph Mercola (founder of the world’s largest health website Mercola.com) and Danny Dreyer, founder of ChiRunning. He has most recently been invited to speak at his first TEDx event in his home town of Galway.
Since 2015, Patrick has been training Notre Dame elite track athletes Patrick Feeney, Chris Geisting and Jade Barber as they prepare to qualify for the Olympic Games in 2016. Each athlete has credited the Oxygen Advantage® Program as playing a significant part in achieving their athletic goals. Patrick also trains NFL, soccer and GAA players.
Patrick’s message is simple: how you breathe at rest and during exercise will affect your overall performance. Learn to breathe correctly and see immediate results in your training.
Patrick’s passion for his subject enables him to continue developing and refining his techniques to improve the fitness, performance and focus of professional and non professional athletes alike worldwide.
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