Lauren Chelec Cafritz, TBF, IBF is the founder of She is a DC-based professional Breathwork therapist who is passionate about helping people achieve optimal health, mental clarity, and joy using the power of breath. She is trained and certified in Integrative Breathwork, Transformational Breathing™ and has studied many other breathing modalities. In addition to her private practice, Lauren leads group breathwork classes and workshops at The Mindfulness Center in Bethesda, MD and has conducted breathwork retreats and workshops throughout the U.S. Lauren brings a passion to her work and clients through her life experience as a Breathwork therapist, businessperson, wife, mother, photojournalist, nonprofit advocate, and a past sufferer of chronic pain. In addition to 10 years of breathwork training, Lauren holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Missouri and a BA in Business from Syracuse University.

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