Functional Breathwork Instructor
Tracey Howes is a RAID Advanced Freediver and Oxygen Advantage Instructor based on the south coast of England. Having grown up in a seaside city in South Africa, Tracey is a keen supporter of ocean activities that encourage health and wellbeing.
Freediving is a form of underwater diving that relies on breath-holding until resurfacing rather than the use of breathing apparatus. Tracey has competed in the UK British Freediving Association Pool Championships and is a member of AIDA, the worldwide rule and record-keeping body for competitive breath-holding events.
The powerful breathing techniques that she’s learned in her freedive practice prevent anxiety and stress negatively influencing thought processes and performance. This specialised training inspired Tracey to expand her knowledge of functional breathing and enable her to teach others how to breathe efficiently to enhance their physical and mental health. The Oxygen Advantage is recommended reading within the freediving community which is how Tracey discovered it.
By incorporating functional breathwork techniques into daily practice and training programmes, Tracey’s clients have transformed their breathing habits to improve resilience and sleep quality, reduce sports-induced asthma and anxiety, train for marathons and prepare to swim the English Channel. Tracey is particularly interested in female breathing with scientific evidence supporting ongoing research into women’s sports and overall quality of life.
Tracey works on a 121 basis and in small groups over Zoom (no restriction on location) and in-person locally. Ranging from 15 to 65 years, her clients include recreational athletes, corporate leaders and teams, small business owners and teens. She also collaborates with complementary therapists whom she refers clients to, should they require additional support.
In addition to her breathwork training, Tracey runs an established social media marketing consultancy on the south coast. The eternal student, she is passionate about sharing breathing re-education and practical exercises which can be applied in day-to-day activities with meaningful, measurable and long-lasting results.
Aug. 9, 2022
Panic attacks, insomnia, and anxiety are all common symptoms of menopause that can side-swipe us. Today I am joined by Tracey Howes who considered herself a healthy person yet struggled with the above. And then through her l…