Testimonials

"Through Laurie's teaching, I have gained yet another tool to help me guide the patients that I work with each and every day"

"This work has become the foundation of my practice in the physical therapy field, and it is of utmost importance for those with any degree of discomfort or pain. It is amazing to see the results of even a few sessions when they are finally beginning to really BREATHE".

"As a meditation novice, it was amazingly easy for me to tap into Laurie's energy and go along for the ride!"

Johnna Stob, Physical Therapist Assistant for Merz

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Laurie is a true inspiration and left a lasting impression. I enjoyed every minute of our classes in Pristina. Her lessons on breathwork are priceless and that knowledge has made all the difference for me in difficult and stressful situations, and in everyday life.

Torni Johansen, 40, UN staff member

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Laurie's Breathwork classes have given me a permanent skill to reduce stress at will. I feel the tension in my chest instantly drop after only a few minutes of breathwork. This priceless learning is taught with love, care, and compassion for eternal benefit.

Richard Britton, 52, Managing Director of Information Technology for a top 5 Mortgage Lender

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I believe that what I learned in the Breath class was, and will be, life changing for me. I am grateful. I also appreciated Laurie's loving presence and her sense of humor.

Sharon Ness, Student

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Laurie Ellis Young is the embodiment of compassion, knowledge, and inspiration, the perfect combination for a master yoga and breath teacher and gifted writer. Through her exquisite intuition she draws on her decades of extensive studies with teachers from all over the world to create her own unique approach sensitively attuned to each student needs. Her warmth, enthusiasm, and humor are contagious. I was touched by her the very first time I walked into her yoga class and continue to be honored to know her.

Barbara Nelson, Artist

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Laurie's interaction, in my experience, with anyone or anything she does is attentive, heartfelt, authentic and joyful. In my experience of and with her, Laurie is joyful, authentic, giving, intuitive and exceedingly knowledgeable.

Juanita Huseby, Registered nurse (RN) and Certified Holistic Therapist (CHT)

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Laurie Young's breathwork training enhanced my meditations and gave me instant tools for stress relief! But here's the real advantage--- taking a class or traveling with Laurie has the added benefit of spending time with Laurie! She is a person of spirit who walks her talk. With her you see modeled what she is teaching.

Patricia Falls, Physician Recruiter

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Today I heard myself describing the breathing practices as like being in water, floating in a lake of air, closer than anything else to being in a lake of water. It is very profound and beyond words and I am so grateful to Laurie for making this available. I feel like I have so much more to learn but I am looking forward to it!

Lou Ann Keleher, Business Owner, Landscaper & Gardener

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Laurie's class was a wonderful experience, and I have received very positive feedback from those that attended; Laurie is clearly master of her material, and delivers it with confidence-inspiring and compassionate energy.

Isabelle Skaburskis, Yoga Teacher & Director of Center For Healing Arts, Cambodia

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“Simply OUTSTANDING!!! ”

Liz Anema, Studio Director, The Marsh

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" I LOVE Laurie. She is an amazing presenter. She embodies her practice. She shares her love of life as she teaches."

Bonnie Berquam, professional dancer and movement therapist

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“After many months of not feeling like myself due to the loss of my dad, using the tools of Breathwork, TaiChi and Qigong learned in the ‘Grief and Loss Workshop’ helped me
so that I felt a weight being lifted the next day and I now feel like a new woman. I wish that I learned of such a workshop last year.”

Rose Reis-Jackson Anoka, MN

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Thanks for bringing the "breath work" to school. The kids loved and needed it!

Denise, Teacher St. Paul Open School

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“After many months of not feeling like myself due to the loss of my dad, using the tools of Breathwork, TaiChi and Qigong learned in the ‘Grief and Loss Workshop’ helped me so that I felt a weight being lifted the next day and I now feel like a new woman. I wish that I learned of such a workshop last year.”

Rose Reis-Jackson Anoka, MN

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Laurie is an inspirational teacher and healer. In her workshops she focuses on individual needs and capabilities that encourage an enhanced sense of self and well-being. Laurie is a committed practitioner who, along with sharing her wisdom, cultivates wholeness in others. With Laurie’s gentle guidance and instruction through a breath work session, it is easy to go inside yourself, release negativity and find strength to undertake life’s challenges. I look forward to experiencing another workshop.

Susan Maki, Marketing Professional

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Que rico! I never knew that I could experience my body and mind with such peace.

Isela Bravo, Mother

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"One of the most moving experiences I have ever had."

Joyce Edmondson, retired

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My yoga retreat, my first retreat of any kind, with the abled Laurie Ellis Young was beyond all expectations. Lake Atitlan was incredibly beautiful with the three volcanoes , picture perfect from Villa Sumaya. To all, live life to the fullest!!!

Josie Hardy, Registered Nurse

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I have experienced my greatest traveling adventures with Laurie and would recommend to anyone interested in following intuition and Spirit through travel not to miss an opportunity to do classes or retreats with Laurie. Her manner is one of sweet ease and grace with expertise.

Francene Hart... age 57... Visionary Artist - www.francenehart.com

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I was introduced to Laurie for a few sessions of breathing exercises a couple of years ago. Not knowing tht at this point of my life they would be so helpful - "helping to get oxygen to my brain" to improve my "Temporal Arthritis" which I lately developed. I am so grateful to become part of Laurie's breathing group, as it is never too late to learn new techniques for a more easy and happy life.

Clara Rischall, age 78

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Laurie is the most creative and talented yoga and movement teacher I have ever had the pleasure to study with. Her sense of humor and ability to transform a class in to an experience is beyond belief. Five stars for the leadership of this enlightened, talented, and spiritual woman to integrate all the different modalities of movement she has studied.

Taking a tour with Laurie will be a tour of a life time. You think you're going to be on this very serious spiritual experience, and it is that, but you go laughing and dancing all the way. Who knows what the next mystery will be around the next corner, the unusual people you meet, the fascinating lives people live that she will make sure you experience. Climbing mountains you never thought you could, being lost on the Inca trail, or having shamans come out of the forest for a ceremony are just a few of the things you might experience but I doubt it, it will be something that hasn't even been thought of yet, that will come across her path. I will go anywhere with her.

Janet Deming, founder and director of DOR & Assoc., World Travler and
Adventurer

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We had a terrific time on our trip with Laurie to Guatemala. It was a grand learning experience made much richer by her knowledge of the people, language, and culture. There is so much to see and experience. Laurie's awareness and insight make it possible to better connect with the heart of the Guatemala experience. These were lifetime memories. She worked hard to make this fun for us and we love her for it.

Mike and Cathy Tikkanen (born in the 50's)
Business person, author, & guardian ad-Litem/child advocate
www.invisiblechildren.org Medical Administration

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Laurie is a remarkably adept retreat leader. My experience in Guatemala was one filled with joy and caring. We had wonderful, thoughtful experiences. I loved our early morning sessions breathing and moving into the new day. I loved our thoughtful sessions of personal growth. I loved our walks along the shores of Lake Attitlan. I loved visiting the village of Santa Cruz. I loved our trip to Tikal and the rich ceremony arranged to celebrate the Spring Equinox.

I could go on, and on, and on,......

Val Lyons, Wholistic Practitioner and Retired teacher

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From the minute we were met at the airport until we were given warm good-bye hugs the day of departure, Laurie facilitated days of exploring Guatemalan culture and our inner souls with beauty, love, laughter and many serendipitous surprises! I have traveled all over the world and Lake Atitlan and Tikal are two of the most energetically powerful and life changing sites I have been blessed to experience.

Janet Muehleisen, Holistic Therapist

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I've been in many retreat and travel situations with Laurie Ellis Young and she is absolutely the most real and loving and positive person that I have ever met in my life.

Mona Naimark, Consultant in the areas of design and graphics & Massage Therapist

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I really enjoyed the workshop yesterday and am greatly impressed by the knowledge and caring manner that Laurie has.

Heather, Tai Chi teacher

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Laurie’s teaching is a mix of book knowledge, her teachers, and her life experiences. It is the latter that makes her a powerful teacher and where her teachings come alive.

Marcelle Dawe, age 60, yoga teacher

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Thank you so much for the breath work class! I can’t believe what a difference it has made in lessening my pain and helping me to sleep better! Plus I started using my neti pot again just in time. I was just starting to get congested from allergies - and it went away!

Jill Nicholson, fund raiser

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Corporate Testimonials

"Thanks so much for sharing with our employees your "Power of Breath" seminar. This was the best attended seminar I've hosted in the eight months I've been with Fingerhut. Feedback was extremely positive as you'll see from the enclosed evaluations I've received back.

People appreciated the very practical and easy methods for relaxation and getting on track to overall better health. I enoyed hosting you here in Minnetonka and appreciate the time you spent sharing withy us your enthusiasm for the power of every breath we take and ways in which we can make the most of every breath."

Mary Ann Carr, Wellnes Coordinator, Benefits Human Resources

EMPLOYEES COMMENTS:

"I was impressed by the instructor's knowledge and her great attitude! I will get back into doing deep breathing more often during the day."

"I was able to leave the room in a 100% more relaxed, calm state than when I entered."

"This is something that can be used anywhere!"

"The teacher was great! Extremely pleasant to listen to, extremely knowledgable. She taught some great techniques and exercises."

"Great "hands-on" practise and hand-outs were good."

"The instructor seems so relaxed. It was a joy to listen to her. She exuded a "slow your life down" attitude."

"I always knew it was good to diaphragm breathe to rid yourself of toxins but I now will exhale more strongly."

"The teacher's attitude and energy were very positive and believable. The things she taught were easy to do and easy to remember."

"I Learned how important breathing (deeply) is to my overall health and how I can incorporate deep breathing techniques into my daily routine."

"It was nice to see the "interest" in this type of seminare."

I didn't realize the importance of breathing from deep within the belly. I will concentrate on breathing this way."

 
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