Stress Less Studio will help you establish a more healthy relationship with stress and anxiety–whether it is about health, aging, relationships, work or in daily life. 
I offer training workshops, support groups and one-on-one coaching.
I utilize MBSR, Oxygen Advantage Breathing techniques and Laughter Yoga to relieve stress and increase a sense of well-being.

What is MBSR?  
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is an evidence based program grounded in ancient contemplative practices and western medical approaches. I offer techniques to promote concentration, self-awareness, emotional regulation, and reduce symptoms of pain, chronic illness and of course, STRESS!

What is Oxygen Advantage?
Breathing techniques from a renowned expert named Patrick McKeown.
I am certified to teach breath exercises for stress, panic, asthma, better sleep, athletic performance, chronic illness and long COVID.

What is Laughter Yoga?  

A unique exercise routine that combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing.

Studies show laughter has a positive effect on physical, mental and emotional health. It boosts the immune system, increases oxygen to the body’s cells, and promotes the release of “happy” hormones.  

Hi, I’m Ellen.

I know suffering is inescapable–it is part of being human, but through breath techniques, somatic practices, mindfulness and meditation tools and emotional regulation tips, I can help you adapt to the stressors in your life and achieve balance, a sense of well- being and improved health. 

Stress is one of the leading causes of death, and it can put you at risk for a variety of physical and mental health problems including anxiety, depression, digestive issues, headaches, coronary disease, chronic illness–and even cancer. Stress is more prevalent in adolescents than ever before, and even the very young are suffering.

I have experienced stress in my life that has led to anxiety and chronic illness. But now I use awareness, mindfulness and self-regulating tools to adapt to stressors and live a life of joy and freedom. I would love to help you find access your inner resources to achieve peace, wisdom and harmony.

Experience and certifications:

  • MBSR Certification, Brown University
  • MBCT for Anxiety and Depression, Brown University
  • Oxygen Advantage Functional Breathing Instructor Training (in progress)
  • Mind/Body workshops at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Stress Reduction Leader at Beth Israel Hospital
  • Mindfulness and meditation coach
  • 20+ years of Yoga
  • Former Elementary school teacher
  • Award winning author, speaker 

Excellent workshop, many of the employees expressed gratitude for giving them tools to help with their mental health and stress that is a constant in the automotive industry. Ellen has a charismatic calm about her that made everyone open up and feel comfortable doing the exercises. Thank you Ellen, Kelly Jeep’s employees really appreciated the workshop. 
Thank you

Brian Kelly

Stress Management Workshop customer

Dealing with long COVID and all its uncertainties has been incredibly challenging. Ellen’s mindfulness and breathing classes have been a game-changer for me. Learning powerful ways to regulate my nervous system and move out of fight-or-flight mode has been transformative. It’s the only thing that has truly helped me navigate this difficult time. I can’t recommend her classes enough! 


Mind/Body workshop participant

Ellen has been doing MBSR based mindfulness workshops for patients and it has been super helpful.  I recommend Ellen and her program. I think she did a really incredible job tailoring the MBSR work to the experiences of patients with chronic illness. All the patients reported finding Ellen’s programming very helpful. Ellen was consistently enthusiastic and open to working together to create a program that was the right fit for our patients.”


BWH Covid Recovery Center social worker