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This book is available on Amazon

or through ItascaBooks

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This book is available on Amazon

Breath Is Life Book Wins Awards!

Health & Fitness

Bill Fisher Award for

Best First Book: Nonfiction


Overall Book Design (nonfiction)

Mind, Body, Spirit

Laurie Ellis-Young and George T. Ellis. PsyD, received Two Silver Benjamin Franklin IBPA Awards in the categories for their book, Breath Is Life, at the 35th Annual 2023 Independent Book Publishers Association conference in San Diego, CA on May 5th.


Additionally, Breath Is Life is a finalist in the largest international awards competition Next Generation INDIE Book Awards in the two categories of Overall Book Design (nonfiction) and Mind, Body, Spirit.

And (MIPA) Midwest Independent Publishers Association Award has selected Breath Is Life for a Silver Award in the category of HEALTH and is nominated for a GOLD award on June 17, 2023 at the MIPA Gala at Open Book in Minneapolis.

FOREWORD REVIEWS by Melissa Wuske Jan/Feb 2022: “The book has a calm pace, augmenting the tone of its instruction. The pages are roomy with beautiful, restful botanical accents. Each chapter ends with breathing essentials: a key idea plus a BLIPP—Breath Literacy’s Instant Power Practice—to make sure learning goes from the mind to the body. Breath Is Life is a health book that shows that new life is as close as your lungs.”

Breath Is Life Book

Breath Is Life has been translated into Spanish and is now available on Amazon for shipping around the globe!

Friendship Book

"This collection of dazzling photographs captures friends practicing yoga and friendship in spectacular settings around the world. The photographs are coupled with inspiring quotes that celebrate the sometimes simple and sometimes complex connections that form from the cherished practice of friendship.” 

                                                              Tristan Publishing

Laurie Ellis-Young, a globe-trotting yoga teacher for over 40 years and Nancy Chakrin, a multi-talented artist and photographer, began their friendship in Guatemala in 2008.

An unlikely but complementary duo, they challenge  each other to alternately "Do" and "Be," sharing a dance between structure and spontaneity. Their quest compelled them to explore volcanoes, lakes, mountains, deserts, ocean beaches, jungles and cityscapes all in pursuit of revealing the synergy between yoga and friendship.


This book makes a great gift for a special friend!

CD_56 Calming Breath Meditations wCredit

Not just for pre-

and post-operative use!

These meditations help anyone, anywhere.

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