On this weeks episode I sit down with the owners of Breathe Meditation and Wellness. Breathe was created to help ease the stresses of modern life and offer a place for healing and true transformation. We believe everyone deserves a happy and healthy life and we are dedicated to helping make this happen one life at a time.
Breathe co-founder, Chelsey Charbeneau discovered her life purpose—helping people become happier and healthier—through her own wellness journey which began over 15 years ago in Los Angeles. She was your typical type "A" type personality climbing the corporate ladder while working for an investment firm. As time went on, the effects of stress and neglect left her with a laundry list of diseases and ailments until she began to practice meditation and yoga which opened her eyes to the extensive therapeutic benefits of these ancient practices.Chelsey is a meditation teacher, certified yoga therapist with The International Association of Yoga Therapists as well as an experienced registered yoga teacher and continuing education provider with the national Yoga Alliance. She is also certified in Thai yoga massage therapy, Mindful Self-Compassion and is trained in prenatal yoga. Chelsey has offered her healing services at a physical rehabilitation center in Beverly Hills, with doctors at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Methodist Hospital, Medical City, and The Brain Performance Institute. In 2014 she opened Just B, a meditation studio in Santa Monica, California and then relocated to Dallas in 2016, where she opened a mindfulness meditation studio serving as their Chief Mindfulness Officer. Upon her return Chelsey has created and implemented meditation curriculum for Dallas Independent School District, Adaptive Training Foundation, Unique Footprints and others. She has also launched the first 200-hour meditation teacher training in this region and continues her meditation studies with renowned experts such as Pema Chodron and Dr. Kristin Neff. Her work has been circulated globally and she continues to lead teacher trainings, retreats, workshops, and seminars nationwide. Chelsey's teachings have impacted lives from children to seniors, homeless to celebrities, trauma victims to veterans. With a deep commitment to science-driven health, her goal is always to provide an experience that is nurturing, personal, and safe.
Born and raised in New York, Breathe co-founder Jenn Moulaison spent more than two decades in the luxury fashion industry, managing finance and operations for Chanel, Inc. and, most recently, Dallas-based retailer Forty Five Ten. Her dedicated fitness routine brought some measure of balance to the industry’s high stress level and unrelenting pace, but ultimately only upped the pressure to perform and did little to nurture inner calm. Like many of us, Jenn had heard about the benefits of meditation and wondered if it might work for her. But, like many of us, she was always “too busy” to give the practice a consistent chance. That changed in 2016, when a friend persuaded her to attend her first formal mindfulness class. The instructor—Chelsey Charbeneau—was knowledgeable, approachable and helpful. Something clicked. Jenn went back the next day, and the one after that. Within a few months, she was meditating daily and enrolling in workshops and training sessions. Within a year, she’d left the fashion industry behind and partnered with Chelsey to begin to realize the dream of Breathe. Jenn completed her 300-hour meditation teacher training in spring 2018.