Ann Pianetta has been a teacher of the Buteyko Breathing Technique since November of 2008. Her initial training was completed with Patrick McKeown of the Buteyko Clinic of Moscow and the Buteyko Clinic of Europe with additional training with Christine Bauman and Robert Litman in Victoria, BC Canada in March of 2011.

Her work centers around relaxation techniques using hypnosis and the Buteyko Breathing Technique to improve symptoms of asthma and other breathing difficulties. These techniques are also used in teaching people how to physically relax.

A breathing program, Breathing Connection, combines both techniques to help people learn how to relax and cope with stress. As you learn how to relax, your body will change its breathing patterns to a more manageable rate thus allowing the mind and body to relax more.

Mission Statement
After caring for various family members in the last stages of their lives, Ann decided she would dedicate herself to helping people just feel better through educating them on easy and safe alternative relaxation techniques. Relaxation is a lost art in the 21st century with technology driving the need for people to be constantly checking their computers, cell phones and tablets for work or pleasure.

Why stay in a relaxed state? Relaxation helps normalize our breathing rate and volume which in turn provides optimal oxygenation to the brain and body. While Hypnosis can calm your breathing, it is the Buteyko Breathing Technique that can actually change and monitor your breathing to a more normal state.

Why should I care about my breathing rate and volume? Overbreathing, in Dr. Buteyko’s opinion, leads to asthma symptoms and other respiratory problems. The Buteyko Breathing Technique, also known as the Buteyko Breathing Method in countries outside of the United States, has been approved by the British Medical Guidelines and by the Agency for Healthcare, Research and Quality (AHRQ) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as an effective alternative technique for alleviating asthma symptoms. There have been 6 double-blind, randomized studies done on this technique in Russia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada to date.

Ann Pianetta

  • Buteyko Breathing Technique Training, Chris Bauman and Robert Litman, March 2011
  • TAT® (Tapas Acupressure Technique® Professional-in-Training with Lisa Saubolle, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Buteyko Breathing Technique Training, Buteyko Clinic of Moscow and Buteyko Clinic of Europe with Patrick McKeown, November 2008, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Certified Medical Hypnotherapist, Palo Alto School of Hypnotherapy, June, 2005, Palo Alto, California
  • Certified Hypnotherapist, Palo Alto School of Hypnotherapy, June 2004, Palo Alto, California
  • MS, Mass Communications, San Jose State University, May 1985, San Jose, California
  • BA, Latin-American Studies, University of Arizona, May 1975, Tucson, Arizona
  • AS, Dental Assisting, Foothill Junior College, June 1973, Los Altos Hills, California