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Welcome to True Breathing, serving the triangle of NC area

and beyond.


Michael offers coaching and resources to help bring about physical homeostasis, mental clarity and awareness, and spiritual development through the power of Breath and Meditation.

Individual appointments are offered in the comfort of your own home in the Cary, Raleigh and surrounding area, virtually on Zoom, or in the Cary Studio.


Small group workshops are also available for your own yoga studio, fitness groups or gyms, mental health leaders, etc. for instructors and/or your clients.


"Of the essentials of preserving life, nourishing the breath has no peer." 

- Zen Master Hakuin

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Cary Studio

Enjoy the peaceful space in Cary, NC for small group meditation or breathwork workshops, one-on-one meditation or breathwork coaching and guidance, massage therapy and yoga.

Read more about the Cary Studio here.

Hot Air Balloons

“No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young or strong you are, none of it matters if you’re not breathing properly.”


- James Nestor, author of New York Times Bestseller, "Breathe"

Buteyko breathing

Michael first began studying and practicing the Buteyko method in 2018, when he discovered the method as part of his practice of Taoism.  He noticed that the Buteyko method was a modern scientific approach to the ancient healing art of reduced breathing.

Michael later became certified as an Oxygen Advantage Functional Breathing Coach, through the Patrick Mckeown coaching program in 2022.  The Oxygen Advantage is a series of unique breathing exercises for optimum physical and mental health, and sports performance. 


Learn how to:

breathe with more ease

boost oxygen delivery

open your airways

strengthen your core

get deep, restful sleep

calm your mind

and feel happier, healthier and stronger.

Buteyko (pronounced Bu-tay-ko) is a breathing technique that promotes nose-breathing and reducing the amount of air taken in while inhaling.

For example, many people with breathing problems tend to respond to everyday situations such as walking uphill or talking on the telephone by automatically breathing more than is necessary. This is called over-breathing or hyper-ventilating.

The Buteyko exercises provide you with the skills to be able to breathe correctly in these situations, and this prevents the development of a vicious cycle of over-breathing which can result in breathlessness, wheezing or coughing.

The technique originates from Russia and was named after the Ukrainian doctor, Konstantin Buteyko, who first developed the techniques during the 1950s.

Zoom calls

Breathwork, guided meditations and spiritual guidance can be enjoyed all over the world via Zoom.  This is a great option for those who have very busy schedules, live outside of the Raleigh area, or just simply prefer to be in the comfort of their own home.

Online Yoga

Learn about the workshops and events around the Triangle area.  Read more about hosting a class or workshop at your gym, yoga studio, or other places.

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True Breathing is a Taoist term for a kind of subtle breathing. It was known in ancient China to still the mind and heal the body.


Modern science has revealed some of the mechanisms for how quieting our breathing can calm the mind and heal the body through improved circulation and increased oxygenation of our body at the cellular level.


I enjoy teaching this ancient healing practice, and explaining how it works in modern, scientific language.


True Breathing is very helpful for quieting the noisy minds of people experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD, and other mental health conditions. Many people with chronic health conditions find relief with True Breathing.


And in its original application, True Breathing can be very helpful for entering advanced meditative states much more easily and quickly than is possible with mainstream meditative techniques.

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Several Open Books

Read the latest articles written by Michael.

Topics including:

physiological science

spirituality and breath

Stoicism and other philosophy

health and wellness

and more!

Enjoy his articles on SUBSTACK.

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