We had the good fortune of connecting with Jennifer Moulaison and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jennifer, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Three and a half years ago, I left the fast-paced life of luxury retail (Chanel / Forty Five Ten) in pursuit of finding inner peace and calming. Meditation had been recommended to me over the years, and I finally decided to give it a try. Following several weeks of consistent practice, I felt a noticeable shift which resulted in finding that inner peace and calming for which I had been searching. If I, of all people, could practice meditation then I knew it was possible for anyone! I never thought my lifestyle could slow down. Once it did, I immediately felt the benefits and wanted to share this experience with others. I contacted my first meditation instructor and now business partner, Chelsey Charbeneau, and told her about my vision. The result is Breathe Meditation and Wellness, a beautiful brick and mortar meditation center which offers a variety of services and products designed to give others inner peace, calming, and many wellness benefits.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My work has always been consistently dedicated to making other people’s companies as valuable as if they were my own. I would stay up late and work after hours and make sure that everything was flawless. I was the one people always knew they could count on. I was the head of finance and operations for two major luxury retail brands in NYC and Dallas. Luxury has always been in my bones. So when I created Breathe, I wanted to bridge the ancient world of meditation with the modern beauty of luxury. I wanted to make all walks of life feel welcome and make the overall experience enjoyable.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If they were visiting me here in Dallas (I would say let’s hop on a plane and go to NYC … JK). In all seriousness, I would take them outside of Fort Worth for a little horseback riding, followed by a nice hike at the Fort Worth Nature and Wildlife Reserve. Then bring them back to Dallas for some Mexican food at José. If we could go for a week-long trip…. I would take them on a little road trip through West Texas, to visit Marfa, the lights, PRADA, and then end in Big Bend national park.
Of course, anyone’s Dallas visit would include a guided meditation at Breathe Meditation and Wellness (along with Crystal Bed Therapy, Salt Therapy, Reiki, Thai Massage, Sound Baths, Yoga Nidra….). Our studio is next door to Nonna on Lomo Alto and Lemmon, so that would also be a must for some of the best Italian food in Dallas!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I have to give a shoutout to my husband Eric. If it weren’t for him, this road would have been much more of a challenge. He has been such a support through the two years of prep-work to open the studio’s doors, my cancer diagnosis during the pre-opening, and then opening just a month before a global pandemic. Eric has been our rock!