Meet BE Buddy®!

Your breath is your superpower. Learn how to use it!

Anxiety disorders affect 25% of 13-18 years olds. Research shows that untreated children with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, miss out on important social experiences, and engage in substance abuse

-- Anxiety & Depression Association of America

BE Buddy® is a mindful tool to help kids breathe well to BE well.

How We Can Help You Breathe Easier

Meet BE Buddy®

An amazing multi-sensory tool that teaches kids breath awareness and self-care habits early in life. 

The Breathing Class™ for Young Athletes & Coaches

If your child is an athlete or you work with young athletes, this is for you. 

The Breathing Class™ for Parents & Educators

 Help your kids learn HOW to breathe the way the body is designed to breathe and practice together!

Is This You or Your Child?

  • Having trouble getting to sleep at night?
  • Struggling with digestive issues?
  • Experiencing increased stress and anxiety in this season?
  • Losing your breath quickly?
  • Having neck and shoulder pain?

You Can Breathe Better to:

  • Break poor breathing habits
  • Manage anxiety and stress
  • Build strong lungs
  • Enhance athletic performance 
  • Regulate and manage emotions

How We Help

  • Breathing coaching sessions for individuals, families, groups or organizations who want to improve their life one breath at a time.
  • Learn HOW to breathe correctly and reduce stress!
  • We help strengthen your breathing muscles.
  • Breathing properly is accessible, free, and life-transforming!

Kind Words from Our Friends

We were so excited to introduce our Yoga Calm® workshop participants to the BE BUDDY™. Immediately they were used for our guided relaxation section. Staff LOVED them and we, along with them, feel they are a beautiful fun way to engage youth in breathwork, movement, and rest.  The BE BUDDY™ provides the weight and scent that allow the eyes to rest. And when our eyes are able to soften it allows the brain/body to move out of stress. Thank you, Stephanie, for your creativity and belief in youth wellness.” 

Kathy Flaminio, founder and CEO of 1000 Petals LLC and Move Mindfully®

“My name is Georgie and I have three kids.  We lead very busy lives with activities and scramble on most days with some overscheduling.  I’ve tried to help my kids in the past by guided nose-mouth breathing, which works, but it wouldn’t last longer than a minute.  After trying the BE Buddy™ it was apparent that this lovely lavender scented cutie is a useful tool!  It helps them focus on the deep belly breaths, and focus more on a mindfulness routine.  They like to keep them on their nightstands as a daily reminder to check in with themselves.  I have seen this help offset their daily stresses, and would recommend them to anyone with busy lives like ours.”

Georgie GrantLakeville, MN

We received our BE Buddies in the mail this morning and they are AMAZING! Thank you so much. My kids have each chosen their favourites and are so in love with them. My 6-year-old has been carrying his around all day telling me he’s taking it to bed with him tonight, and my 2-year-old put hers straight into her calm down space so she can use it later. It was very sweet. Well done on creating such a brilliant product, I have no doubt we’re going to be using them a lot!!”

Sarah ConwayPsychologist, Owner and Founder of Mindful Little Minds

“Breathing slow helps me feel calm when I am stressed.” 

-Grace, age 9

Hi, I'm Stephanie!

My name is Stephanie Esser, M.A.Ed., RYT-200, Yoga Calm® Youth Instructor, and BREATHE™ Coach. 

The breath is a superpower, and I want to teach kids and families HOW to use it! The breath is the link between the mind and body. We have all heard the phrase when someone is upset or stressed, “Just breathe.” 

However, most people don’t know how to breathe correctly. This is my mission! I want to teach kids and families how to breathe the way the body wants to breathe. Making a simple change to your life can make such a positive difference to your health and wellbeing. As your breathing coach, I can help you learn how to use it! During my time teaching yoga and breathing exercises, I realized that children in our society experience a vast array of stressors that lead to anxiety and other health issues.  The breath is directly linked to the nervous system and is the quickest way to interrupt the stress cycle. Let me show you how!

Our breath affects every aspect of our being, and it is something we can access anytime, anywhere, and it is FREE!. With a bit of training and awareness, kids can utilize this “superpower” throughout their life.