Practitioners and Facilitators

Practitioners and Facilitators

Within our group are amongst the most experienced and qualified Buteyko Practitioners in the world today. Our Consultants and Senior Practitioners deal exclusively with the most serious conditions and provide ongoing support and supervision for Associate Facilitators.


Vladimir Sukhonosov PhD – Senior Consultant

Vladimir commenced his training with Professor Buteyko in 1979 to treat his allergies and a heart condition. He left his position as the head of the mathematical faculty of the University of Kemerove, to work and train under Alexander Stalmatsky, Dr Sheveiev and Sergei Luzgin – giving workshops all over the Soviet Union.

In 1985 he received his diploma from Professor Buteyko who appointed him to manage the vast Kuszbass region (Eastern Siberia) wherein he supervised workshops for thousands of people in factories, chemical plants and mining operations. He became one of the most experienced Russian Buteyko Practitioners — with a particular interest in complex and serious disorders.

Professor Buteyko awarded him with one of only several “Audit Diplomas” In which he was authorized to check the work of other practitioners. He also practiced in the UK for five years.

Christopher Drake – Senior Practitioner

Christopher was the first “Westem” practitioner to receive diploma accreditation from Professor Buteyko, whilst under the supervision of his teacher Alexander Stalmatsky.

In 1991. he co-founded the first authorized Buteyko Clinic in “West’. in Sydney. Australia and participated in the first published medical trials. He introduced the method to the UK in 1996, wherein his results attracted major publicity. He has taught over 16.000 students in Australia. UK, US, Europe and Asia. He divides his time between Europe and Asia.

Konstantinos Kapelas (Kostas) – Senior Facilitator

Konstantinos is the creator of the Kapelas Health & Vitality System ™, and specializes in helping people to Rebuilt their Health and Recharge their Energy.

Konstantinos believes that toxin free lifestyle, emotional and spiritual stability, proper nutrition, breathing and exercise, are the keys to good health. He seeks to treat the whole person, not just the symptoms. He offers practical health solutions without the hype. Konstantinos has a very keen interest in all aspects of health and nutrition and has trained in many modalities. He has Interests in the treatment of serious health problems, athletic performance enhancement and for the treatment of children within the Buteyko for Kids program.