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Functional Breathing Training


5-week commitment to yourself. Group and individual meetings are available. 

Buteyko breathing method


The  Buteyko Breathing Method is a series of exercises and guidelines to reduce over-breathing or hyperventilation. It is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders, chronic stress, sleep issues, asthma, and can help with reduction of symptoms like coughing, breathlessness and wheezing.

Individual attention

Enjoy learning the Buteyko method from the comfort of your own home or in person at my office in the East Village near downtown Des Moines with private, 1-to-1 coaching to reach your wellness goals. 

Small group 

Groups are kept small (3-4) so learning and integration remains optimal and you receive some individual attention.

Children and teens

Does your child habitually breathe through the mouth? Do they snore? Breathing through the nose day and night is best for optimal health.

What is buteyko?


Breathing re-education aims to reduce disordered breathing so the breathing pattern becomes more efficient. Techniques to clear the nose, manage symptoms and reduce unnecessary coughing are also included.

Life style management focuses on stress reduction, healthy eating and exercise promotion. Buteyko Breathing Technique requires commitment and some discipline. This technique only works if the exercises are practiced regularly.




Re-train the breath to be in alignment with your metabolic needs. Improve diaphragmatic breathing and heart rate variability



Even when the stressor is eliminated, the breath can still remain shallow and disordered, which becomes a habit. Break habits like mouth breathing, frequent yawning, and sighing.



We improve breathing with a 3-pronged approach:  biomechanical, biochemical, and resonant frequency point of view.



With consistent practice, experience better quality sleep, more energy during the day, less breathlessness during exercise, more control over anxiety, improve focus and mindfulness.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations made 7 or more days prior to date of first class: Full fee is transferable for use within 6 months from session start date. 
Cancellations made 24 to 72 hours prior to date of first class: 50% of full fee is transferable for use within 6 months from session start date. 
Less than 24 hours notice prior to date of first class, no shows, and withdrawing mid-class: Full fee is forfeited. 
If you pay via the online credit card system or Paypal and you request a refund, From Within Wellness, LLC will refund you the total amount less a 3.5% surcharge fee for credit card processing.

Breathing Re-Education and Phenotypes of Sleep Apnea

This review examines each of the four phenotypes of OSAHS and explores how these could be targeted using breathing re-education from three dimensions of functional breathing: biochemical, biomechanical and resonant frequency. Breathing re-education and myofunctional therapy may be helpful for patients across all four phenotypes of OSAHS.

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How to Identify Dysfunctional Breathing

If a person’s breath hold time (also known as the “control pause” – holding the breath at the end of the exhale) is at least 25 seconds, there is an 89% chance that dysfunctional breathing patterns are not present. Dysfunctional breathing (DB) is a commonly occurring condition in the general population. It is estimated that as high 50-80% of adults have some level of DB

Buteyko training was so fascinating. Working with Allison helped me identify dysfunctional breathing patterns and develop simple practices to improve breathing habits. I noticed subtle improvements like less jaw tension and better sleep within the first couple weeks. I have more awareness of my breathing and posture in my day to day activities. Allison is a relatable and knowledgeable instructor. She integrates her training across MBSR and Buteyko to offer customized wellness coaching. I highly recommend From Within Wellness!

- Kim

February 2021

The practice of the Buteyko Breathing Method has been effective an tool to help manage my asthma. The different techniques are straightforward and intuitive to complete during the training. I was amazed by how quickly I was able to change my behavior to improve my breathing practices.


January 2021

Learning the Buteyko breathing methods from Allison was a very valuable experience. I came to Allison with problems of anxiety and interrupted sleep patterns. Through five weekly sessions of instruction, demonstration, and practice of breathing exercises Allison taught me that I can, with continued work, take control of my reactions to stressors by using the Buteyko method in the moment. Also, with continuation of the practice I have noticed a lessening in the frequency of waking at night and I am now using the breathing techniques when I do wake to shorten the length of time to fall back to sleep. She is so knowledgeable and professional in her presentation and her kindness and empathy put me at ease during our sessions. I would highly recommend this program with Allison.


March 2021

Who knew that breathing efficiently could make such a difference in my life? I met with Alison to learn the Buteyko breathing technique. Before I started the 5-week program I was experiencing anxiety, sleep disturbances, fatigue and difficulty participating in my favorite physical activities. Alison patiently taught me the science of breathing and exercises to practice the Buteyko technique. With daily practice I have noticed a huge improvement in many areas of my life. Most notably the quality of my sleep has improved and I experience much less anxiety. I recommend Alison Peet to anyone wishing to improve their breathing techniques.

- Patty

April 2022

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