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Why breathing properly is so important

Good breathing practice helps to alleviate both mental and physical challenges by regulating your autonomic nervous system. The breath supports the fundamentals of how the mind and body work together. Let me teach you how.

how the breathing studio can help

How I Can Help

I can help with a range of health concerns; anxiety, allergies, asthma, sleep apnea, snoring and women’s health conditions, as well as those experienced by children.

who the breathing studio can help

Who I Can Help

I work with both women and men, as well as children. I also work with corporations who are looking to improve the health and performance of their staff.

the science of breathing

The Science of Breathing

When you use your breath properly, you bring about a state of balance, also known as homeostasis, in your autonomic nervous system.

About Nigel from The Breathing Studio

Hello, I’m Nigel Grimes, founder of The Breathing Studio. I am a holistic health practitioner, accredited by the FHT, the UK’s largest professional association for therapists. I am a qualified Buteyko breathing practitioner having trained with Patrick McKeown, the world-leading breathing expert and author from Buteyko Clinic International and the Oxygen Advantage Academy. I also have the latest Capnotrainer technology to support me in helping people to alleviate their health concerns and optimise their sporting performance.

What my clients say

  • I cannot recommend Nigel highly enough. His breathing techniques have really helped me understand my breathing and with the exercises I have really improved my overall fitness levels, noticed significant improvement with my asthma as well as my sleeping pattern as a result.

    Gavin R
  • I have recently been doing some breathwork training with Nigel at The Breathing Studio.  One of the reasons I was interested is because for several years now I’ve had intermittent night terrors where I think I’m drowning and I believe I can’t breathe. I also have a history of being highly claustrophobic.


    Seeing as we had got to a point where my fear of not being able to breathe was getting in the way of my progress, Nigel, used his training in the Mind Detox Method ( to make a much-needed shift.


    Fast forward to tonight, and I got tangled up trying to get out of a tight neck jumper. Instead of my usual response of mad panic, I stayed calm and relaxed and just took my time. Wow! What a difference! Thank you, Nigel, for clearing a nearly 43-year-old issue and giving me my confidence back. I can’t wait to see what longer term impact along with my new breathing techniques it will have!

    Becci G
  • Thanks to Nigel’s guidance, I have increased my deep breathing capacity. My husband who is a mouth breather has regular headaches. He has learnt breathing through the nose and that has reduced his frequent headaches.

    Ling H
  • Nigel at The Breathing Studio really knows his stuff when it comes to helping you to use your breath properly. He is an excellent mentor, making it easy to master the techniques he teaches you.

    Matt J
  • I first met Nigel through continuing my health and fitness journey that I have been on for a few years. I knew I needed to breath better. Nigel helped me enormously with my fitness levels by providing me with excellent 1-2-1 exercises. My 5KM PB has now reduced to below 24 minutes as a result.

    I found Nigel to be a thoroughly engaging and caring individual and through our meetings we discussed other issues I wasn’t previously considering like anxiety and meditation. I now meet with Nigel’s meditation group and I’m really looking forward to continuing on this journey as Nigel expands his repertoire with other wellbeing adventures.

    Nick M
  • Before I came to Nigel I had been suffering from sleeplessness due to breathing difficulties at night. I saw a number of doctors that diagnosed me differently every time, but the medication i was put on didn’t work, and the issue just got worse. It began to affect my work and everyday life.

    I finally tried Nigel’s breathwork – both daily and as a coping mechanism, and focused on not just breathwork but the link to anxiety. To my surprise it worked immediately and I came off my medication with only a few minor issues from time to time. It’s clear the mind and body are so much more connected than we think, and no doctor was able to help the way Nigel did. Will forever be grateful for the impact it’s had on my life!

    Isha P
  • I have worked with Nigel over a number of sessions in supporting my recovery from Long Covid. Nigel’s extensive knowledge of breathwork has enabled me to have a much greater understanding of my own issues. He has been able to explain clearly and simply what is going on, and what I have needed to do to enable my lungs to return to normal functioning. 

    Nigel has a great awareness and sensitivity about what pace to go at, so I’ve never felt out of my depth with the work, but equally I have felt I am making constant progress. He is also compassionate, understanding and generous with his time, resulting in my always having a sense of being listened, heard and supported in what, at times, can be a challenging process.

    Emma G.
  • The Breathing sessions that I participated in with Nigel, have been immensely helpful in identifying my breathing patterns and unhelpful habits. The exercises practiced during the sessions have helped to correct these, particularly with the shallow chest breathing that I have somehow adopted as my norm.

    The online zoom facility was much appreciated by me as I do not live locally to Nigel and it worked surprisingly well. Even though we were not in the same room, Nigel could observe and put me back on track.

    It was good to be given homework so that I could practice the strategies in between sessions.

    I definitely recommend Nigel Grimes and his teaching of improving breathing methods.

    Angela D.

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  • 60 minute video call
  • Breathing assessment
  • Understanding the fundamentals of good breathing
  • Proven exercises during the session & setting homework

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  • 60 minute consultation
  • Breathing Assessment including heart rate variability (HRV) measurement
  • Understanding the fundamentals of good breathing
  • Education and retraining with CapnoTrainer

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Comprehensive Course Of Five Sessions

Comprehensive Course of Five Sessions

Book a complete course upfront for the reduced price of £399 (including one face to face if feasible) saving up to £96.

Most clients find a set of five sessions resets their breathing and provides a tool set for life.

Free consultation

Take this opportunity for a free 15 minute phone consultation with me, Nigel. This is open to people of all ages and genders, to find out more about how I work and how I can help you. If you have a particular health concern you  want to address, or want to improve your sporting performance, or you simply want to learn what it means to breathe properly, use the button below to get in touch.

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