It was a history of asthma in the Pardo family which convinced Ivan to try and find an effective, scientifically-based, drug-free solution to this problem. For more than 20 years Ivan had been studying alternative medicine; he trained in many therapies including Reiki, Tong Reng, EFT and Qi Gong. However, once he found Breathing Retraining he knew that he had before him exactly what he needed.

Over 50 years ago, Dr. Konstantin Buteyko discovered the connection between hyperventilation and illnesses such as asthma, sleep apnea, cancer and more. He provided an indisputable scientific answer to Ivan’s long years of research. Accordingly, it became Ivan’s passion to study and master the discipline of Breathing Retraining.

Today Ivan has attained Buteyko Specialist Certification and is a member of BBEA, the Buteyko Breathing Educators Association. He also belongs to IACT, the International Association of Counsellors and Therapists. He has joined a worldwide cadre of breathing specialists whose work is done in conjunction with other professionals to reduce or alleviate a myriad of medical conditions

Ivan offers individual classes, seminars and readings both onsite or via the internet. He also speaks Spanish, English and Portuguese. Private consultations with Ivan are available in the greater Boston area and are possible in most of eastern and central Massachusetts.