Breathe well to BE well

Learn how to use your breath to change how you feel anytime and anywhere, and confidently teach this skill to your kids!

Breathe Well, Stress Less Online Course

This self-paced online course will teach you scientifically proven tools to stop stress on the spot, feel more in control of your mind and mood, be present and connected and boost immunity and lung health. 

Ready to breathe well and stress less?

Do any of these sound familiar? If so, we can help!

  • I often feel overwhelmed and frazzled.

  • I can’t sleep.

  • I lack focus and concentration.

  • My breathing feels chaotic and shallow.

  • I feel like I can’t take a deep breath.

  • I have neck and shoulder pain.

  • I have acid reflux or digestive issues.

  • I just want to take a deep breath.

  • I feel tightness in my chest.

  • I have low back pain.

  • I can’t sit still or relax.

  • I often find it hard to control my emotions.

The Breathing Class Offerings

My Approach to Breathwork

Scientific– evidence-based practices to affect the stress response quickly, strengthen lungs, reduce stress, and enhance mood and energy.

Simple– can be done seated or lying down.  I focus on the basics using plain English (no Sanskrit).

Safe & Accessible– meant for all ages and abilities.  I believe in empowering students with choice and agency that is trauma-sensitive. 

Do you live in Minneapolis/St. Paul area, and are interested in on-site in-person sessions and live workshops.  

Contact us here for in-person offerings.

What do I need for an online breathing session?

  • Computer, tablet, or iPhone for Zoom session
  • A quiet & uninterrupted space 
  • Yoga mat or towel
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Empty stomach
  • Water bottle
  • Tape measure (like this one)

* Optional, but highly recommended- Dr. Belisa Vranich’s BREATHE™ Book

Looking for more support? Bundle & save on all of these services! Get 3 online Breathing Classes™  sessions for a total of $150.

1-on-1 Breathwork Assessment & Coaching

1-on-1 Breathing Assessment & Coaching

Reduce Stress • Improve Focus • Boost Energy • Strong Lungs

Do you ever feel like you can’t take a deep breath? Do you have chronic neck and shoulder pain? Or do you often feel overwhelmed and stressed and want to learn a simple way to control stress and not let it control you?

If so, breathwork training is for you! Our breath directly influences many of our body systems and can be either helping or hurting you at all times. 

Breathwork is a simple, evidence-based tool you can use anytime and anywhere. This training will show you how to optimize your breath to manage stress, relieve pain, boost digestion & mood, and strengthen your lungs. 

Discover your unique breathing style and how it affects your mental, physical, and emotional health.


Overview

For Ages: 16 or older

Time: 90-minutes breathing basics, assessment & exercises

Cost: $199 per participant- purchase here

Online Session: Schedule Here

For in-person inquiries, please complete this online form and I will be in touch shortly. 

What's Included?

Who's this for?

Adults over 16 years who want to learn about the science of breathing and how it affects stress and anxiety, performance, digestion, mood, and mental focus.  The main impact of this training is to improve breathing mechanics and habits, boost lung health, and learn how to use the breath to influence the nervous system.  With practice, your body will respond to daily stressors more effectively because you will have trained it to adapt and respond versus react. 

No breathwork experience is necessary.

 

What to expect

The breathing 90-minute breath training begins with a conversation about your concerns and/or goals based on input from the Health Measures Questionnaire. Together we will set attainable goals and an individualized plan to get your body breathing well again.

The process is like no other, providing measurable results and simple steps toward better health and optimal breathing habits.  

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Learn about good breathing and bad breathing habits
  • Understand how the body wants to breathe 
  • Find out how to manage stress using the breath
  • Discover the diaphragm and how it is designed to work
  • Learn how to breathe to activate, balance, or calm the nervous system 
  • Practice simple exercises & create a simple routine to improve breathing habits

1-on-1 Breathing Assessment & Coaching $199

4-Week Breathwork Program

4-Week Breathwork Program

“Your habits will determine your future.” ~ Jack Canfield

Reduce Stress • Improve Focus • Boost Energy

Learn breathing strategies that can help to reduce stress and improve wellness with our 4-week proprietary program.

*This is a great option if you want to receive support and guidance as you implement these practices and measure progress.

For Ages: 16 or older

Session #1: 90 minutes and will include a breathing assessment & customized breathing exercises, and training (schedule here)

Sessions #2-4: 30-minute sessions to educate and practice building off the previous week (schedule here)

Cost: $399 for up to two participants

Location: Live Virtual

For in-person services (Minneapolis/St. Paul/Brainerd area), please complete this form so that we can best meet your goals.

Overview

Do you ever feel like you can’t take a deep breath? Do you have chronic neck and shoulder pain? Or do you often feel overwhelmed and stressed and want to learn a simple way to control stress and not let it control you?

If so, breathwork training is for you! Our breath directly influences many of our body systems and can be either helping or hurting you at all times. 

Breathwork is a simple, evidence-based tool you can use anytime and anywhere. This training will show you how to optimize your breath to manage stress, relieve pain, boost digestion & mood, and strengthen your lungs. 

Discover your unique breathing style and how it affects your mental, physical, and emotional health.

 

What's Included


Who is this for

Adults over 16 years who want to learn about how their breathing habits affect their mind, mood, and health. If you struggle with breathlessness, anxiety, digestive issues, low back pain, or trouble focusing. This program is for you! 

The main impact of this training is to improve breathing mechanics, boost lung health, and learn how to use the breath to influence the nervous system and reduce stress and anxiety.  With practice, your body will respond to daily stressors more effectively because you will have trained it to adapt and respond versus react. 

 

What to Expect

SESSION 1: 90-minute Breathing Assessment & Breathing Basics

The breathing class & assessment begins with a conversation about your concerns and/or goals based on input from the Health Measurement Questionnaire. Together we will set attainable goals and an individualized plan to get your body breathing well again.

The process is like no other, providing measurable results and simple steps toward better health and optimal breathing habits.  

After completing the initial breathing assessment, you have time to explore and implement the exercises. 

SESSIONS 2-4: Three 30-minute breathwork sessions.

After completing the first session, we will schedule three dedicated breathing sessions (one week apart) to dismantle efficient breathing habits and train the primary breathing muscles. We will focus on building strength and flexibility through a breathing workout customized to meet your goals. 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Learn about good breathing and bad breathing habits
  • Understand how the body wants to breathe 
  • Find out how to manage stress using the breath
  • Discover the diaphragm and how it is designed to work
  • Learn how to breathe to activate, balance, or calm the nervous system 
  • Practice simple exercises & create a simple routine to improve breathing habits

4-Week Online Breathwork Program

Live Breathing Workshops

Breathe Well, Stress Less Workshop

Click here to request an in-person workshop at your school, workplace, or organization (Minneapolis/St. Paul area)

Do you notice that you or your kids are:

  • Experiencing more stress and anxiety?
  • Having more outbursts and going from ‘zero-100’?
  • Have trouble navigating ‘big feelings’?
  • Needing help to calm down before bed?

Many of us get stuck in a stressed breathing pattern without realizing it.  The good news is this habit can be reversed with education and practice. 

Who is this workshop for

Parents, educators, therapists, health professionals, or anyone who wants to breathe better and build a healthy foundation to support children during their formative years. 

Did you know that how you breathe directly impacts your mind, mood, and health?

Many of us get stuck in a stressed breathing pattern without realizing it.  This cycle can be interrupted; let us show you how!

Breathing is automatic, but it can also be consciously controlled to influence our emotional state. It is scientifically proven the fastest way to shift from a stressed state to a relaxed state in real time.  

83% of people with anxiety demonstrate some form of dysfunctional breathing. Kiesel et al, 2017

The breathing and stress connection is why we need to start paying attention to how we breathe.  

Learn how to breathe to:


Workshop Formats

Our workshops take a safe and practical approach to teach you how to harness the power of your breath to shift your state in real-time. 

With education and practice, you will notice less reactivity and improved mental clarity and energy.

If you are looking for in-person training and live in Minneapolis/St. Paul area, please complete this form so I can best accommodate your needs. 

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Meet your Instructor

Stephanie Esser breathing coach minnesota

Hello there! My name is Stephanie Esser, M.A.Ed., RYT-200, Trauma-Informed Yoga Calm® Youth Instructor, certified breathing coach, owner of Balancing Elephants, and creator of BE Buddy®, a multisensory breathing tool for kids. 

I serve as a breathing coach, using evidence-based, simple, and holistic tools to help kids, parents, and caregivers tap into their inner resources to feel calm, confident, and connected! 

Breathing has a substantial impact on our thoughts and feelings. It can send messages to the nervous system to quiet our minds, reduce stress, and make us feel safe and secure.

Youth anxiety rates are climbing each year, and the breath is the lowest-hanging fruit to self-regulation and stress management. This fuels my passion for helping people breathe well to stress less. 

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




Ready to breathe well and stress less?

Questions? Book a free, 15-minute discovery call with me today!

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