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Laurie EllisYoung MTC, SYT, is an internationally recognized speaker, author, Senior Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance U.K.), MBSR instructor, (SHIFT) peace ambassador, and a pioneer in teaching optimal breathing.

During her early career in the stressful airline industry, Laurie vacationed by leading many adventurefilled treks in the Himalayas and Andes. With limited oxygen, and the highest mountains in the world as her teachers she discovered the power of breath for “peak” performance, physically and psychologically. She has led groups to over twenty countries including Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, India, Nepal, Thailand, Tibet, Cambodia, France, Spain, and Italy.

Laurie’s passion for breath intensified as she sought out various teachers and developed her own personal practice. Desiring to share this knowledge in everyway possible, she founded Breathe the Change LLC and cofounded the nonprofit BreathLogic.

George T. Ellis PsyD, LP, is a Licensed clinical psychologist with 40+ years of experience in conflict resolution, stress management, trauma, cross-cultural psychotherapy, neuropsychology, and MBSR training.

George has been founding director of numerous programs within global organizations and NGO’s including the UN, USAID, and OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe). He has practiced as a psychologist and consulted nationally, internationally, privately, in innovative schools, active conflict zones, telehealth and the US prison system.

Laurie Ellis-Young
George T. Ellis, PsyD
You can breathe easy now -
the book is here!
Breathe The Change Press
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Paperback: $24.99
Pages: 288 Size: 9h x 7w
ISBN: 9781737584209
eBook ISBN: 9781737584216
audio book: 9781737584223

“. . . the WHY, the WOW, and the HOW of working

with your breath for optimal wellbeing. . .”

- Rosa Marroquin, MD

This book is for you if you are:


  • a wellbeing advocate committed to improving health

  • holistic natural practitioner (i.e. mindfulness and yoga practitioner)

  • facing day-to-day challenges, desire a better night’s sleep, or want to boost brain function

  • an educator or student: from kindergarten to post grad

  • a medical provider such as a doctor, nurse, staff, caregiver, hospice worker, emergency medical team

  • a business, organization, or management team that wants to reduce stress in the workplace

  • ​are suffering emotionally and/or physically from things like ADD, anxiety, cancer, chronic pain, depression, grief, stress, PTSD, etc.

  • going through significant life transitions such as the death of a loved one, divorce, job loss, family changes, empty nest, aging, etc.

  • desire to enhance your “peak performance,” personally and/or professionally

Imagine exploring the chapters in this book!


Here are just a few.

  • MAGIC IN THE AIR! Oxygen as Nourishment

  • YOUR BRAIN AND YOUR "INNERNET": Shallow Breathing

       and Safety

  • THE NOSE KNOWS: Foundational Breath Science

  • WHAT NERVE! Our Nervous System

  • WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN' GOIN ON! Maximum Benefits for Minimum Effort

  • FEELING ON TOP OF THE WORLD: Breathing to Calm, Enjoy and Empower

  • NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP: When You Can't Sleep

A portion of the profits from the sales of this book
will be donated to BreathLogic.

praise for breath is life

“A brilliant and persuasive book that emphasizes the value of being truly conscious of how we breathe. Good breathing is good health. A fun and easy read.”    

         — Bill Manahan MD, Founder, MN Holistic Medicine Group


“A course in 'Breath Literacy’ that is easy, effective, and entertaining. This is a book that changes lives.”

         — Peggy Cappy PhD, Master Yoga Teacher, Creator of Yoga for the Rest of Us programs for PBS TV


"Breath is Life is now a key resource on my new self-care journey. Becoming breath literate has enhanced my quality of life. This book is a game changer for anyone who wants to breathe new life into life as you currently know it.”           

         —  Annette P. Johnson CPR, MSOL   The Fly Coach, Host of Living in the Good Space, YouTube video podcast


“. . . artfully written, filled with inspirational anecdotes and moving vignettes while being totally grounded in scientific research.”

         —  Robert Hetzel PhD, former director AES (American Embassy School), New Delhi, India.


"Breath is Life is a script for creating a life that is healthy, peaceful, joyful, and fun.”

         —  Dr. Verna Cornelia Price, The Power of People Institute


"Breath is Life demonstrates how breathing and oxygen are essential elements in our quality of life and how working with breath can improve athletic performance.” 

         —  Brian MacLellan, General Manager of Washington Capitals, Winners of NHL 2018 Stanley Cup


“Working with this book may not only help you feel better, it may help you come alive.”

         —  Henry  Emmons MD, author of The Chemistry of Calm and The Chemistry of Joy


“ Written from the heart . . . and flows like an effortless, diaphragmatic breath. Breath Is Life is a beautiful blend of storytelling, fundamental science, and readily applicable breathing practices.”

         —  Christopher Warden PT, DPT  Owner, Director of MERZ Integrative Health, Performance and PT

A portion of the profits from the sales of this book
will be donated to BreathLogic.

"You and Dr. George took a subject that I thought was boring and made it

fascinating, relevant and life-transforming!"

                                                                                                         —   Elizabeth Zielenski

100% of the profits from the sales of this meditation is donated to BreathLogic.
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Yogini, Laurie Ellis-Young and photographer, Nancy Chakrin

combined their talents to create

this award-winning book. 

Also available for purchase on

Amazon when in stock.

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Pre Op/ Post Op Calming Breath Meditations by Laurie Ellis-Young.

Music by Deuter’s Illuminations

from the album Buddha Nature.

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