Let me start by explaining that I was raised by a Sicilian Mother. Sicilians are not calm or worry free, ever. As I spent 20+ years working for corporations like Blue Cross, Kodak and Classified Ventures, I also got married and had two children. Add in aging parents with severe health issues and friends fighting cancer and life quickly felt stressful. While working in my 20's and 30's, I ended up in the emergency room with neck/back pain so severe I couldn't move. I was sent home with anti-inflammatory & muscle relaxer pills. I would sigh and yawn all day long. No one every taught me that I wasn't breathing, and the sighs/yawns were my body's way of telling me to breathe. 


Eight years ago I started practicing meditation and learned the importance of breathing properly. Things started to change. My sleep improved. I was visibly more relaxed.  In 2017 I studied under Dr. Belisa Vranich and became certified to teach her Breathing Class. The class is a stress-reduction and mindfulness class that focuses on oxygenation and relaxation. You will be able to identify your dysfunctional breathing patterns, benefit immediately from the exercises taught in the class and leave feeling refreshed and relaxed. Learn how to improve your mental and physical health by breathing the way your body was meant to breathe.


Poor breathing puts you at risk for depression, memory issues, low energy, high blood pressure, digestive issues, sleep issues, chronic pain, anxiety and more. Contact me to teach you a "life-changing" class that will immediately impact your health and wellness.

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My goal is to teach The Breathing Class to as many individuals, groups & corporations as I can. We all need to learn how breath awareness can positively impact our mental and physical health (without costly pills). With Dr. Belisa and through my own practice I've taught The Breathing Class to hundreds of people including FDNY, Leadership Under Fire, Jump Trading, Google, WeWork, Brookdale and District 90 River Forest. I've worked with teens, college students, professional executives and the elderly. As one client said to me "This really works. You're on to something!"

ML is here to inspire both you and your company. Take a class and create your own testimonial on how breathing can positively impact your life.

ML (Mary Lisa) Wahlfeldt
Owner and Instructor



“If you're looking for a personal or professional development program that falls outside the traditional scope of an educational program, I encourage you to speak with ML. Her interactive breathing program is enlightening and engaging. Attendees walk away from her program knowing the impact of proper breathing and how it can help reduce stress and allow one to perform at his/her best under pressure. The science behind proper breathing really caught my attention and her in-session exercises were great.”
Holly L. Barocio, Principal Consultant, GrowthPlay

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"Mary Lisa is professional, knowledgeable,

and approachable. Her breathing class is

great for any age! My daughter and I often remind each other to breathe properly. "
Kim D (40) and Callie D (14)

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