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"Power of Breath" Foundational Training — Level 1
with Laurie Ellis-Young and the BreathLogic Team
December 3rd & 4th
Last day to register is Nov. 30th


Includes BreathLogic Instruction Manual and Two Lunches

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This training is for you if:

  • You are serious about integrating a new way of breathing and being.

  • You understand that the quality of your breath directly impacts the quality of your life.

  • You want to share this knowledge with others.

  • You might want to become a BreathLogic Certified Trainer.

Two-Day Schedule

December 3rd, 9:00 am - 5:00pm

Glen Lake Activity Center

14350 Excelsior Blvd, Glen Lake, MN

December 4th, 9:30 am - 4:30pm

Regency Woods Party Room

2200 Plymouth Rd, Minnetonka, MN

(by Ridgedale)

Training Description & Objectives

This training has been specially designed for:

  • educators

  • healthcare professionals

  • social workers

  • mental health providers

  • parents

  • wellness advocates


and anyone else who desires this knowledge for themselves and others.​

Overall Objectives:

​1. Develop understanding and integration of "Breath Literacy" — the wisdom & knowledge of how to breathe optimally, moment by moment, breath by breath and in circumstances all throughout life. 

2. Understand how breathing is both an Art and Science.

DAY 1:

​Experience the "Power of Breath" for yourself

Part 1: Utilize techniques of the breath to develop presence - Art

Part 2: Learn the mechanics of optimal breathing - Neuroscience

Part 3: Discuss and integrate learning and experiences - Breath Literacy

DAY 2:

​Experience the "Power of Breath" to share with others

  • Identify how to incorporate self care, coping and empowerment strategies into your daily life and how to teach them to others

  • Learn how to effectively share specific breath practices with diverse client, student and patient populations

  • Practice teaching important breaths including diaphragmatic belly breathing and deep relaxation breathing


Benefits of Participation

Mindful breath practices are becoming a global revolution

Wellness centers, schools, clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, humanitarian, aid and sports organizations, businesses, corporations and individuals are hungry for this knowledge.


With these lifetime skills you and your clients, patients, and students will:


  • Increase oxygenation to improve cardio-respiratory health

  • Expand lung capacity and

  • Strengthen your immune system

  • Improve digestion and elimination

  • Develop skills of deep relaxation

  • Foster mindfulness

  • Ease insomnia and sleep more soundly 

  • Acquire techniques to energize and revitalize

  • Increase stress resiliency

  • Learn how to deal with trauma

  • Learn self-regulatory lifetime skills to control emotions

  • Obtain tools to improve concentration, focus and memory

  • Cultivate peacefulness not just as a momentary experience but as a state of being

About Laurie Ellis-Young, MTC SYT

A pioneer in breathwork as an empowering and healing modality, Laurie is co-author with her husband, Dr. George T Ellis, of Breath Is Life: TAKING IN and LETTING GO, How To Live Well, Love Well, BE Well. 


As founding director of Breathe The Change LLC and co-founder of the nonprofit organization BreathLogic®, Laurie is realizing her vision of breath awareness and wellness practices being taught in corporations, schools, universities, medical centers, and organizations around the globe.

From 2016 to 2021, Laurie and George lived in Ukraine where George worked for OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) setting up mental health programs for Peace Monitors. Since the onset of war in Ukraine in 2022, they continue to train Ukrainian mental health professionals in care for self and others through Breath Literacy.

Laurie’s experiential presentations and teachings include:

  • Park Nicollet Health Divisions:

    • Employee Health & Wellness 

    • Brooklyn Center Clinics

    • Palliative Medicine & Community Care

  • University of Minnesota Health:

    • Fairview Southdale Oncology

    • Center for Spirituality and Healing

    • Boynton Health Services

  • Stanford University Student Wellness

  • HCMC (Hennepin County Medical Center)

  • AVERA Health Cancer Centers of South Dakota

  • Medtronic

  • Delta Airlines

  • General Mills

  • AES American Embassy School, New Delhi, India

  • U.N. Pristina, Kosovo

  • Alliance for Conflict Transformation, Bolivia

  • Conferences for Brain Injury, BCEA (Breast Cancer Education Assoc.) Awareness, Healing Beyond Borders, MN Holistic Nurses Assoc., Mayo Clinic’s Arts & Healthcare and NESA (North East South Asia) Educational Leadership Conference, among others.

"Over the years I have continued to be so impassioned by how the breath — awareness of the breath and breath practices have transformed my own life and hundreds of thousands of others all over the globe."

— Laurie Ellis-Young

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