Who are we

Jean-Louis Portales

Jean-Louis Portales East sports enthusiast, state certificate as a sports instructor with an option for alpine skiing and diving, avid competitor and freediver, sports coach, yoga teacher, etc.

Jean-Louis is a self-taught who has been studying breathing for over 30 years.

From a asthmatic father, he has been confronted since his early childhood with a very strange illness and finds in all the drawers of the house funny little gray and blue devices which fit in the hand and which when you press on them magically restore your breath to his father.

It was undoubtedly the strange and repeated noise of this machine that triggered in him the need to understand how the machine works.respiratory and above all to try at all costs not to fall into the same dependence.

Over the years, he understands better and better the benefits of full and deep breathing on the mental and physical health, on the management of stress, emotions and of course, on the sports performance.

He is firmly convinced that thanks to the breathing and the implementation of practical exercises like those of the cardiac coherence, it can greatly improve the health of its fellow citizens.

He developed in 2015 with the help of a network of experts, therapists and doctors: theO2CHAIR, THE first breathing chair in the world.

This patented, all-in-one concept supports the user towards slower, deeper breathing. 

In 2017 he received a gold medal at the Lépine competition.

The success is immediate and theO2chair is now available in more than 20 countries around the world.

A medical version is also being marketed.

After selling his business, he decided to go even further in this field and thought that cardiac coherence and its benefits must be accessible to everyone, without special knowledge and in all life situations.

It launches at the end of 2018, ZENSPIRE the first nomadic breathing coach that he wants unconnected, simple, ultra simple.

It is very easy to use, harmless, non-addictive, inexpensive and available at any time of the day.

– Because a bout of stress does not prevent (hello I am Mr Stress, I will arrive at 10:45 a.m. Thursday morning!)

– Because I don’t have 5 minutes to myself and I don’t have time to learn to breathe, to go to the gym, to do yoga…

– Because it can fit anywhere: the nurse's coat, the soldier's backpack, the schoolbag, on the secretary's desk...

ZENSPIRE, based on exercises of cardiac coherence is the ideal solution to the main scourges of our time: Stress and lack of sleep.

The experts

Thierry Thomas

Thierry Thomas

Creator of the RespiRelax application
Journalist – Author – Speaker


Veronique Charmetant

Pharmacist, Sophrologist and Tobacologist

Celia Morales

Celia Mores

Doctor in Neurosciences
Lecturer at EDNH (School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition)

Celia Morales

Shaina Labeau

Animal communicator, Animal behaviorist, Sophrologist, Speaker

David O'Hare

David O'Hare

International specialist in cardiac coherence. He has trained hundreds of therapists and health professionals in Europe and North America.