Guaranteed improvement. In-person, skype or self help.
I have developed a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets: "Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power
and magic in it. Begin it now!"
I'm a life coach and wellness
professional specializing in breakthrough intensives. I combine eastern
secrets and western insights around vitality, longevity, personal and
spiritual power and self expression. Did you know the way you breathe is
tied to a TEN FOLD improvement or worsening of most health challenges,
including cancer? Our programs include self help,
phone or skype sessions, individual coaching and a school for hands on
Clients often say "I would need to go to
several different practitioners to get the same benefits from working with
just you". We focus on ANYTHING that gets in the
way of human experience or expression such as mechanical, biochemical, environmental,
emotional, and spiritual elements/factors.
From the moment you walk into this office, I want you to know
that anything said, mentioned, shared, and discovered during our time
together is 100% confidential, and this includes aCourtroom,
unless I have your express, in writing permission todisclose
such information about you personally, your body, yourphysical
condition, your session history, and any reasons you decidedto
engage into an
exploration of what we can accomplish together.
On-site gym providing all the
potentially in-home inexpensive equipment
necessary for key aspects of accelerating progress in your
Our program includes when called for
Blood CO2 percentages
Heart Rate Variability
Agility and reactivity
Speed and power
Blood work (additional charge)
used depending on needs.
Enhanced Exercise and Rest O2E2
including O2E2 diffused AND portable pen vaporized essential oils
for our proprietary blends of Respiratory Enhancer
and Mental Clarity.
Recumbent stationary bicycle
Back pain reduction equipment
Far infrared sauna Karaoke equipment + 1,000 songs
Extensive health/medical DVD library and CD music collection. Optional bodywork and lymphatic massage as needed.
Fresh juice smoothies
Optional colon hydro-therapy
Use of facilities are not
counted in the hourly rate. You pay only for time spent working with Mike.
Part of the one-on-one training is you get worked on and trained, we assess, you
do more, we assess and so on.
Breakfast or lunch
via superfood and fruit smoothies
Visit our local YMCA for training using specific gym equipment
and what to do and not to do.
Out of over 100 options we choose only what is best for YOU. Visits range between a few
hours to a few weeks with optional back up over time.
The Free Breathing Tests and pre-appointment
consulting session help us gauge what will be needed.
We pick you up at the
airport From any of the nearby
hotels or motels you can
bus to downtown in 20
minutes or rent a car to
The nearby Hilton will
drop you off and pick you up
no charge. We have
men's and women's bicycles here as well.
Benefits Deeper stronger easier
Reduced anxiety and the effects of trauma
Increased stamina Pain reduction
Shortened recovery times
Improved blood circulation
Improved cellular oxygenation
Improved muscle tone
improved blood sugar balance
Improved blood pressure
Improved brain function and memory
Improved sleep Weight training guidance Sports performance enhancement
Improved voice for singing or speech Improved meditation and calming
Mental focus with relaxed concentration
Mental focus with energized concentration
Weight loss or gain as preferred
Difficult cases Sleep Challenges
Those wishing not to or unable to use mechanical breathing devices
require a minimum three day to one week intensive.
Programs quoted on a case by case basis.
Severe SOB. I've had clients who could not step up a curb and ended up walking a
or Stuttering In-Person Intensives and Skype sessions.
What I have learned from working with
over 100 SD and stuttering people is that developing breathing mechanics
are the most important aspect of recovery by approximately 50 to 1. I invite you to
work with me on a one on one basis. If you are working with a speech
specialist related to SD and stuttering you
will increase your chances of a faster and complete recovery. Without the breathing done properly, a
velvety fully functional voice will forever elude you.
Our Office, Skype or Traveling Intensives
CUSTOMIZED PROGRAMS Overall focus is on
breathing development, voice development including singing, public
dysphonia, stuttering, anxiety, conversion disorder, attention, sleep, relaxation, energy, emotional
balance, high blood
pressure, depression, sports performance, nutritional advice, internal
cleansing and personal empowerment/growth counseling.
Students and clients can expect to become more and more aware, more and more
conscious of their inner and outer world. They will often experience a growing sense
of freedom, safety, wholeness and oneness. They can expect to greatly
improve relaxing, de-stressing, and re-energizing; to find more
potential for comfort and pleasure, for enjoyment, even in the most difficult of
circumstances and situations.
Athletes can expect optimal relaxation,
reduction of pre-event nerves and improved power, flexibility and motor
patterns for their specific events.
Private - at our center - one on one breathing, holistic health, voice and personal
discover how they have learned to breathe, how their
breathing habits may be affecting them, and how to effectively self-regulate
breathing based on acquiring new breathing and holistic health habits. Voice utilization
and/or improvement is an integral part of this.
each day in person with Mike and several additional hours daily (at no
charge) doing other tasks, directed by Mike such as reading, exercising,
viewing videos etc. Breakfast or lunch via superfood and fruit smoothies
1. Individual Skype Web Cam Sessions
One hour minimum. 30 minute increments. $200.00 per hour.
Sessions need to be prearranged via email or
phone. These "remote" sessions can be VERY effective.
Certification for Optimal Breathing Coach.
units can be included for private as well as group work on a case by
case basis. In your
locale USA or Foreign.
3. Consulting for Business. Creating
programs that integrate Optimal Breathingģ insights, statistics, techniques
and exercises. $500 per hour 10
hour minimum. payment options
4. Lectures about breathing development
including power-point and experiential on a case by case basis.
A recent client age 63 ,
6'1' 119 pounds with a severely worsening bronciectasis and
a 25 year history compounded by bad breathing most of his life
came to my office bent over and out of breath after walking the
50 feet to my door. He left 11 days later 2 pounds heavier and
walked the streets of NYC for 90 minutes. I approached it as a
dietary, nutritional supplements, sleep, postural and immune
system issue as well as restoring his breathing mechanics
including spinal flexibility and training him in what to do at
Removing the blocks to self
realization and peak performance. From Mark G.
I spent four days in private sessions with Michael White.
My breathing was fast (23 to 28 breaths per minute) and I was
having a very hard time catching my breath without using muscles
in my core and shouldersto
consciously draw in the inhale. My girlfriend tended to feel
anxious around me and wanted to break up. Decades of breathwork
and other somatic processes
helped improve my confidence and joy in my life, but the
mechanics of my breathing had not improved.
I went to North Carolina with the following goals:
1. Improve breathing mechanism to catch my breath
and breath naturally and automatically.
2. Relieve "body armoring" from emotional traumas.
3. Have a deeper inner peacefulness.
4. Improve my relationship with my girlfriend.
5. Hike and run without inflammation in the lungs (chest) area.
6. Learn to sing in a way that sounds good and is enjoyable.
Mike made me feel very welcome and comfortable. We got right
into some baseline testing followed bya
wide variety of exercises and bodywork techniques. After four
days, my normal breath rate was down to 10 to 14 breaths per
minute (from 23-28). I could take a full, satisfying breath most
of the time. My inhale started to occur automatically,without
using my core and shoulder muscles.
More important to me, is that my girlfriend is excited about the
new me! I backed off on my running a bit with the intention of
gradually being careful to avoid lunginflammation.
I bought a karaoke machine andhave
been using it and enjoying it. I hadconsidered
myself "tone deaf" and only sang(traumatized
myself) once in public as a child40
I have to admit that it took me several days after returning
home to gradually add some of the Optimal Breathing exercises
back into my routine. I realize that it will be a process to
fully transform my breathing and heal my lungs. But thanks to
Mike White, all of my six goals havestarted
to come to fruition!
On numerous occasions I have thought of you, thinking I should
do a better job of thanking you for your help. Seems like I have
always had these thoughts at the wrong time. At any rate, now is
First, I want you to know I really am grateful both for your
initial help via email and the Skype sessions, and the face to
face time we had in Charlotte.
t is quite possible that I would be using CPAP today had I not
had your input/ help. As you may recall, I saw you at the very
beginning of 2012. The prior four months had been probably the
most challenging of my life due to the battle with acute
insomnia. My breathing concern was certainly part of that
I think of 2012 as one of the best, if not the best, year of my
life. The sleep issues have pretty much become history. My
breathing anxiety has dramatically receded.
Personal, family, and work life are going well and I exercise
As I look back on my ordeal, I believe it was primarily
spiritual. God wanted to break through and penetrate and reveal
more of Himself to me. It took something fairly dramatic for my
mind to be open to this.
You were helpful to me and I do want to express my appreciation.
Hope you are doing well.
Dear Mike: I don't know if you remember me, I came up from KY with my
husband Richard. It has taken me long to write this email, but I
have thought often how grateful I am to have found your help. I
was very depressed and full of anxiety when we met, and I
thought I would never be able to function without
anti-depressants, but thanks to what you taught me, I feel
normal again, I have faced many challenges, but I have done so
with my own strength, I am totally free of meds, and it feels
great! All those doctors didn't know at all how to help me with
my breathing, they had no answers, what a waste of suffering and
money! You understood so well my distress and knew how to fix
it. Sure there is still room for improvement, I know that if I
were more diligent with your training I could be so much better,
but I guess I am a little lazy, and I have taken it a lot
slower, still my life is so much better!
Mike you are a God sent, thank
you so much, from my husband as well!
The way I see it
is people can go weeks without food, days without water,
and only minutes without air. We put endless amounts of
time talking about the fuel efficiency of our cars but
the majority of us don't give time of day to the fact
that oxygen is a primary fuel of the body.
Oxygen/Breathing efficiency was something I greatly
overlooked before going to see Mike White. He has given
me a structure and an awareness about breathing that
will follow me the rest of my life.
To anyone over the age of 20: Improve the quality of
your life! Inhale all of Mike's information on
Breathing.com and then as you continue to be intrigued
by his work go and spend some time one on one with him.
Working with Mike was like meeting my lungs and
diaphragm for the first time.
Your always looking for information on what to eat, the
best exercises to do, and how to stay looking young. So
why not address things from the foundation. Breathing is
required for ALL of those things and they will ALL be
better utilized once you bring Optimal Breathing into
Iíve worked as a successful radio, tv &
corporate voice-over performer for over 30
years, and ran into vocal difficulties in recent
In looking at what was happening, I sought an
ENTís view, and learned there was no physical
damage, or condition. That settled, I came to
the stunning, surprising realization--a blind
spot, really--that I had never been
professionally trained, and had simply reached
the limits of being self-taught, and had been
harming my voice through on-going, regular,
Working with you over the weekend, I learned my
breathing is something I cannot simply take for
granted. It is--key. And there are rules.
I came to you, open, for insights and practices,
and left without disappointment. You are a very
good teacher--you had to be to get through to
You have a depth of experience, wisdom from
which to share, and a high level of intuition,
and listening; the ferocity of a true master;
and the skills to deftly place those openings
right where theyíre needed.
I learned to attend to my breathing in a
certain, clearly defined range; tips on how to
breathe; physical & vocal practices for opening
up and warming up my voice; fun activities to
get me to those places (not everything is
clinical), and the recognition that the path to
express myself, through voice, is, again, as
wide and open as I wish it to be.
For the many bad habits I had gotten into, it
will take practice, intent, and patience, to
cause the new habits.
Iím thrilled, delighted, even relieved, to have
been referred to you, and had the blessings of
working together, closely, in a focused,
intensive way, to help launch the next era for
Thank you, Mike, for helping me re-gain my
Josh presented with
symptoms very similar to
He had not been diagnosed but it sounded and
reacted quite like a combination of AB and AD
ENT I am a 74 year old MD Ear Nose Throat specialist who developed
adult onset asthma and "non reversible" airway disease. I could not get any
real help except inhalers. I came across Breathing.Com from
Stephen Sinatra's Newsletter. I ordered the
and have had tremendous improvement. I do not get winded doing
simple tasks. I
also agree with Mike regarding the
raw food diet and drinking a
lot of water. I believe that chronic dehydration is another key
to aging and in my case lung disease. I plan to take the
breathing school this year and become involved
in helping people help themselves. Keep up the good work Mike.
Randall Langston MD
From Mike: He arrived at
our office with 1.5 liters of breathing volume as measured on the
Voldyne 5000 and left with 2.5 liters.
Proper breathing is the
first step in wellness but is
our office visitsResults
I wanted to thank you again for working with me last night. The
voice I had when I left I haven't heard in years! I spoke to my
husband on the phone on the way home and he said my voice sounded
like me and so clear. I started crying because this is the first
time I have heard myself in a long time. I am going to keep working
on these exercises and hopefully I will get to that place more and
more. Thank you so much again, you have been the only person who
has really helped me at this point. Hope you have a wonderful
Boston Psychotherapist Ruth Molin "I don't believe I was ever breathing correctly until now. I believe
there are millions of people out there just like me. Being one of Mike's
clients has inspired me to become a teacher of Optimal Breathing
See her video here - 9 minutes
I somehow knew that stress and breathing were related.
Being in the medical field, there is a lot of stress and exam
taking that you have to go through.
I noticed that I had become a shallow breather a good part of
the time probably as a compensation for stress.
I found out about Mike White
from another doctor friend of mine.
I got product number 176 and started doing the exercises and
realized how out of shape I was and how I took breathing for
After some experience on my own and some excellent conversations
with Mikeís staff, I decided to fly down and for a 3 day stay to
have Mike work on me and fine tune what I realized was very
I made the right decision.
Even though I had very good lung capacity after Mike tested me,
I discovered I was not utilizing it as well as I could.
Using the strapping techniques and other techniques that Mike
uses with his personal clients, I was able to find and utilize
areas of my lungs that I was not using.
Also, I was able to use my rib cage more which in turn helped me
to use my lung tissue more fully especially the lung tissue on
the sides and in the back area.
Mike helped me to understand and make use of other techniques on
program #176 so that I could go home and help to strengthen my
lungs over time specifically the techniques used to strengthen
the diaphragm, lungs and the Diaphragm Strengthener itself.
Lastly, Mike has state of the art computerized programs that
deal with the rate and rhythm of breathing which documents
breathing against the norm in real time.
This is an eye opener.
I could see my progress
in real time before and after.
I am very grateful that Mr. White has made breathing his
specialty for over 3 decades.
He has helped me
to breathe better and more fully.
Thanks for being there when I needed you. While walking on the beach I
was struck with an inability to breathe. This was 4 years ago. I was
initially diagnosed with Emphysema at the emergency room. At 43 years
old, I thought this was the end. I had been a smoker for 20+ years.
Finding your site on the internet, I called you right away. You gave me
the information I needed to make it through that weekend and when your
package arrived, the exercises and testimonials gave me great
reassurance that there was hope for my condition. When I flew out to
see you for a day of therapy, your insights and knowledge helped me
understand that I did not have emphysema and I have since verified this
with a pulmonologist who determined I have asthma. I use the knowledge I
learned from you every day. I do not have panic attacks and am able to
lead a very happy productive life. I just kayaked a class 4 whitewater
river and have perfected the elusive "Combat Roll". I ski double black
slopes and work out daily. My breathing
has almost returned to normal. I will never forget your friendship,
availability, or the fact that you helped me so much during a very
difficult and worrisome time in my life. I use your techniques and exercises still and
have learned to take each day without so much worry and stress.
My life is GREAT again.
"On a real good day I can do the number count to 450"
Jim has to be one of the most amazing and successful people I know.
Check out his latest venture.
"I have sang and played
music for 35 years. I had no idea I was capable of singing with such
strength, control, confidence and ease as I have been until after working
with Mike for only 5 hours."
From Mike: In Berkeley I got to work with gospel, opera, jazz, blues and
pop singers but over the past 6 years having until recently been so isolated near the Great Smokies as I
was, it was not often I got to work with musicians. When I do
it is always such a treat. It's like working with a very unique and special
musical instrument all by itself. You can listen to his "old" voice
here. The new stronger, more clear, naturally expressive voice is being
recorded and will appear soon.
Jerry Nelson, Muppeteer
(Puppeteer of several Muppets, including
The Count, Lou Zealand and many others.
Learning to breathe under the guidance of Mike White has
not only saved my life but profoundly altered its quality. In
the first training session, Mike address my restricted breathing, which
was steadily becoming worse, despite the inhalers I was using three and
four times a day. He taught me the
Optimal Leg Lift, a
deceptively simple and powerfully effective breath which stopped within
days my chronic coughing, and began to clear and relieve lungs and
bronchial tubes desperate for air. He also used
carefully controlled hand pressure and other techniques to "wring out
and soften hard and atrophies lung tissue. This
"re-birthing" of my lungs has affected my entire being. The
relief from asthma turned out to be only an introduction into fuller and
more vibrant participation in life. In the process of learning to
breathe more deeply and easily, old fears and insecurities are
beginning to dissolve. I am discovering the joyful calm that
supports life at its base.
I believe Michael Grant White's work with
the breath is a critically important contribution to an area of scientific
research still in its infancy. Marie D. California.
I would like to thank you so much Mike.
When I came to you I felt like I was on a verge of having a heart attack
or losing mind. I drove 4 torturing hours, it was well worth the 4 hours
drive. On my way home I had no panic attacks, which is amazing, I cannot
drive in a car for 30 minutes without a panic attack and I drove 4 hours
with none. I feel like you have given me part of my life that I thought
was gone forever. These panic attacks have been a journey for me, but
for once in my life I feel I am on the road to recovery. Thank you again,I will definitely be back .
Ms. Nicole T. Atlanta, GA
Iíve been a singing professional for years but you
showed me a new way. My power, singing ease and flexibility increased
incredibly and I handle levels of voice, fear and energy that would have
crushed me just a short while ago.
Ė Linda Webb Kakaba, Published and Touring Singer/Songwriter
Flautist Breath is life, but for the flautist breath is
also art. Working with Mike freed tensions that had built up through
years of playing so I was able to recover my full capacity, control
and ease of expression. I recommend him highly to anyone who wants to
maximize his or her breathing capability.
Leslie Newman, Toronto Symphony
"Not one of the many doctors whom I
asked about my breathlessness could give me any help, but you did At age 92 better breathing is a very big deal." John
A naturopath shares his
story. I had found Mike's website years ago when I was studying to become
a Naturopath, but I had always put working with him or buying any of his
home study programs "on the back burner". After all, I had been
doing pranayama for close to 20
years and had worked with many different types of body workers over
the years (including an Alexander Technique coach). How much more
could this guy teach me? In the fall of 2012 I moved to the
outskirts of a little town north of Asheville, NC to finish my first
book on holistic health. A year later, nearly finished with
writing, I just had to find out.
I bought the
Speaking & Personal Power Program and scheduled time to work
with Mike one-on-one. After studying the material in the program, I
knew I had found a true Master of the Breath. A couple of weeks
later I drove out to Charlotte to work with Mike. As I drove home
(with a now customized car seat!), I had a smile "a mile wide". In
less than 10 hours (over a period of 3 days), Mike had improved my
breathing more than other professionals I have worked with
one-on-one daily - over the course several weeks! And the
Learning about Optimal Breathing may be the best money you will ever
spend on your health. Scott Cousland
SUMMARY An 85 year old racewalker diagnosed with emphysema
came to work with me for three days, returned home
and the next day broke three state records. Now his MDs are not sure
about the emphysema. A recent client arrived
with high anxiety, high blood pressure (medicated), poor sleep, low
energy and sub-par blood oxygen. 3 days later his blood pressure
had normalized (un-medicated), sleep was great, anxiety way down to
"relaxed", and resting blood oxygen up 4 points. A
champion swimmer wanted to improve her ease of breathing and recovery
times for multiple general race days and triathlete events. An opera
singer was losing her high notes and sought psychotherapy but eventually
just learned to breathe better and her high notes returned. A classical
singer was losing her mid range and regained it with optimal breathing
techniques. An emphysema victim learned that breathing was not what he
thought it was, for over 50 years. It had become a permanent
misunderstanding even to the point of doing it improperly when shown the
proper way. Several sessions were needed to change this personís
breathing. An asthmatic was retrained to breathe easier and the symptoms
disappeared. Stuttering and spasmodic dysphonia can reduce or disappear
when one learns to breathe optimally. A shy young lady learned to
breathe better. Her shyness lessened and "I met a man and got married".
Some eliminated their sleep problems, hypertension, type "A" responses,
wimpy ways of being. Some increased their energy many fold, told off
their suppressive boss, told the truth to their spouse, opened up to
loving themselves, and set boundaries where needed. Some healed from
illness or near death. There are thousands of stories like the above.
The breathing improvement
techniques, practices and products outlined in this publication are extremely
gentle, and should, if carried out as described, be beneficial
to your overall physical and psychological health. If you have any serious medical or
psychological problem, however, such as heart disease,
high blood pressure,
cancer, mental illness, or recent abdominal or chest surgery, you should consult your
health professional before undertaking these practices.