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Tim Altman

Health, Wellness and Breathing (Respiratory) Expert, Australian Paddling Champion

Tim has been an athlete and state/national and international level Kayaking coach for over 35 years and a breathing expert and respiratory coach for the last 10 years. He made the semi-finals for Australia at the World Kayaking Championships in 1985 and 1990. He still competes in the Molokai World Surfski Championships in Hawaii annually and coaches a team from Australia to compete there.

Author of the book Breathing Dynamics, his breathing training work has been featured in The Herald Sun, She Said and Women’s Health and Fitness. The Outer Edge magazine has named him “The Paddle Guru” of Australia. He is the co-founder of Take a Breath and World Paddle Pty Ltd and is a qualified Naturopath holding a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Health Science. He also co-hosts the podcast ‘Take A Breath Health and Lifestyle Show', on iTunes.

Personally, he suffered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome whilst preparing for the Olympics in the 1990’s and with research, rest and natural medicine including mindfulness and meditation, Tim has fortunately made a full recovery. His health now exceeds his pre-illness levels and his experience provides dynamic inspiration for those suffering or trying to manage chronic and/or autoimmune illness.

He has worked with a range of individuals and organisations in nutrition and eating for peak performance in life and sport. His presentations and workshops Include improving sleep hygiene and efficacy, improving breathing and respiratory function at rest, during sleep and during competition and reconfiguring the Sympathetic Nervous System response through Breathing Retraining and Biofeedback techniques.

He has organised and run retreats for both novel and elite paddlers, surfers both locally at The Great Ocean Road and overseas. As director of World Paddle he coaches and organises paddle travel paddle trips to Molokai, Antarctica and Bass Strait Crossings.

He is a former member of Australian Institute of Sport and Victorian Institute of Sport.  His corporate clients have included Cotton On, Blue Earth Foundation, Dragon Alliance and Namotu Island Resort. His offering to the corporate market is unique. As a current and former athlete and breathing expert his knowledge, resilience, and experience in balancing and managing stress is are key for high performance teams in managing physical, mental health and optimal performance at work and in life.

He is available for keynotes, nutrition and breathing workshops, corporate offsites and corporate retreats.

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