Mechanics of Breathing 4.0

How integrating the physiology of breath with body mechanics can improve sleep apnea, teeth grinding, jaw tension, TMJ issues and more.

Sleep apnea

When you think of sleep apnea, what comes to mind?

  CPAP machines.

 Stopped breathing during sleep.

  Abrupt awakenings accompanied by gasping.

  Awakening with a dry mouth or sore throat.

  Excessive daytime sleepiness.


  Morning headaches.

  Difficulty concentrating during the day.

Sleep apnea

When you think of sleep apnea, what comes to mind?

  CPAP machines.

 Stopped breathing during sleep.

  Abrupt awakenings accompanied by gasping.

  Awakening with a dry mouth or sore throat.

  Excessive daytime sleepiness.


  Morning headaches.

  Difficulty concentrating during the day.

How about TMJ Issues?

Oftentimes it is jaw pain, teeth grinding or or intense jaw gripping with many assuming or expecting that they are a lifelong challenge and disruption that impacts all aspects of their life. 

Most people — including your clients — don't understand how their body impacts their breathing

There can often be an assumption that clients with sleep apnea or tmj issues doesn't want to do the work needed to make the change.

As a result, most people get a diagnosis and the conversation stops.

A CPAP machine is provided, a mouthpiece is provided.

And nothing more.

Here's the thing.

While both the CPAP and mouthpiece are effective and supportive (there is truly nothing wrong with either), so much change can occur if we can also address the body and how the body breathes.

It is possible to move beyond the belief that these diagnoses are "just part of life".

Your body can change.

Your breathing can change.

You can rest deeply and fully again.  

Your breathing is impacted by your body's mobility and stability.

When you inhale air into your body, your rib cage is supposed to expand, and your diaphragm and pelvic floor are meant to move downward.

On exhale the opposite is meant to happen.

However, if the muscles or connective tissue around your ribs, neck, abdomen or pelvis are limited, so will the mechanics of your breathing.

You won't breathe as well as you could

Not only can this impact the position of your airway, and in turn impact night time teeth grinding and sleep apnea, it can also can limit your ability to digest food, and feel calm or resilient.

The Practice is Simple and Straightforward

There are 3 key things to learn:

  •  Understand the Anatomy of your Body as It Relates to Breathing. Knowledge is power. Plain and simple. Learn from me, a biomechanics expert, along with 4 awesome speakers -  a dentist, a medical doctor, an ayurvedic doctor and a pilates teacher/movement expert, each  who has decades of experience helping people sleep better, breath better and move better
  •  Practice. Intervene with specific exercises and techniques. Become familiar with how you breathe and how you can implement change.
  •   Evaluation. See what changes you experience how they change.

How I help

I have a B.Sc. Kinesiology and have helped people improve the relationship between their body and breath since 1995 and have been training yoga teachers and health professionals how to do the same since 2001. Two of my programs have been studied at a University level, which has enabled me to become an integrative hub between traditional forms of rehabilitation and therapeutic aspects of yoga. 
  •  I see what works and doesn't.
  •  I continually evolve to help bring about better and better results.
  •   I want to help you grow your skill and ability to help others harness the simple power of their breath.
Susi Hately

How Dr. Larry Stanleigh, DDS  helps

I have been a General Practice Dentist for over 30 years. The broad scope of what I have to know and do suits my personality well. Success is based on the relationships we build, and we can only build relationships in health care that are based on trust. These are the building blocks to ensuring I help you achieve health that is comfortable, affordable and long lasting.

My primary focus in dentistry today is the examination, diagnosis and treatment of orofacial pain and TMJ dysfunction primarily from trauma, but general practice dentistry is still the foundation upon which I am able to do everything else.

How Dr. Mona Warner helps

I use Āyurveda and Yoga, as a means of supporting others in their healing journey. 

This atypical combination of methods are perfect for me, because I’m not your typical human. I’m in the business of helping people grow in the direction of their health and purpose and the approach I use is personalized to the individual I am working with, geared towards self-empowerment. 

My mission is to make the world a better place by helping people get healthier and happier - using timeless methods that are perfect for modern life.

How Dr. Linda Bluestein, MD helps

I have been practicing medicine for over 20 years. As a physician anesthesiologist, I have a deep understanding of the airway and the implications of sleep apnea on cardiopulmonary function. I have dedicated my life to treating those afflicted with hypermobility disorders, founded and host the podcast “Bendy Bodies with Hypermobility MD, and am the former co-host of the podcast “Hypermobility Happy Hour”. 

How Jeannie Di Bon helps

Jeannie Di Bon is a Movement Therapist based in London specializing in working with people with hypermobility, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and chronic pain.  I have  hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and rehabbed my body and mind from chronic pain.

I am originally trained in Pilates, and over the past decade my research and study have gone on to encompass biomechanics, anatomy, neuroscience and pain management. I am now now undertaking an MSc in Pain Management.

What others are saying about Mechanics of Breathing:

“I’ve been practicing all the principles + after doing a 60-90 minute practices all week + moving w/ease + breath, I feel like I’ve just been moving + breathing, I don’t feel like I’ve “practiced.” Prior to this course usually something is hurting, strained, overused, but I’ve interpreted it as “I’ve worked out.” It’s just so strange to go thru my day + night “pain free” ... that I feel like I haven’t “done” anything… so my brain is catching up with the novelty that I can do a strong practice + not feel pain. AND I am making progress in areas where I was weak /tight/both or lacked mobility. Hope you understand what I’m saying, it’s just plain weird to not have twinges, tension during or after 'practice.' ”

— Lisa

Mechanics of Breathing is an online training program:

  Pre-recorded video lessons from Susi on a topic of biomechanics or a practice session. Most of these  lessons are less than 15 minutes.  You can enjoy them at your leisure.

In addition to the pre-recorded lessons with Susi, you'll also get interviews with Dr. Larry, Dr. Mona, Dr. Linda or Jeannie. They will teach you, with passion and deep caring, how they help their clients connect their body and breath and improve issues related to sleep apnea, airway, TMJ issues and breathing.

 All classes are recorded so that you can watch them several times to ingrain the knowledge.

You will learn:

  How to improve your breathing.

 The relationship of your breathing, TMJ issues, Airway, Sleep Apnea, and Teeth Grinding.

  The impact of hypermobility issues on  TMJ issues, Airway, Sleep Apnea, and Teeth Grinding.

  How digestion impacts the size of your tongue, which impacts how it sits in your mouth and can interfere with airway, and how to change it.

  How digestion impacts sleep and Sleep Apnea.

  The relationship between breathing and better sleep.

  The relationship between your breathing, pelvic floor function and your jaw/skull.

  How to integrate these principles into any rehabilitation and/or medical process.

Ongoing Access to this Training

This online training will be available for you for a minimum of 12 months, so you can come back and review the teachings whenever you want. 

Check out what others are saying about Susi

“I was one of those teachers who thought pain was normal. After learning from Susi, I felt different - almost weird - because I had no pain.”

— Collette

“Susi is an exceptional coach. If you want to work with one of the best, if you want to work with someone who really wants you to succeed, if you want to work with someone who truly walks the walk and talks the talk, work with Susi. She really knows what she is doing.”

— Loreen

This is for you if:

  You want to help yourself or your clients with breathing and you want to have less TMJ issues, and deeper more restful sleep.. You are looking for a way that works.

 You want less fluff and more therapeutic benefit, so you can recover and get on with living.

  You are ready for some usable techniques and tools to change, harness, and channel your strengths.

This is not for you if:

  You don't think change is possible.

 If you only follow science-based evidence. Clinical studies are fascinating as they shed light and ask good questions. I see them as the start of a conversation, not the end. You also need to learn how to tap into your deep inner knowing, and learn how to embody the practices.

  If your schedule is packed from morning to night, this may not be the right fit at this moment.

Mechanics of Breathing 4.0

Online Training


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