Breathe For Change offers the world’s only 200-hour Wellness, SEL, and Yoga Teacher Training specifically for educators and community leaders inspired to use wellness as a vehicle for healing and social change. Through our training, educators become equipped and inspired to teach inclusive and trauma-informed yoga classes to both adults and young people, and lead social-emotional learning and wellness experiences for their schools, districts, and organizations.
Since 2015, we have certified over 5,000 educators and community leaders as 200-hour Certified Yoga Teachers and Social-Emotional Learning Facilitators. Graduates of Breathe For Change trainings are making wellness accessible to their communities and have collectively enhanced the well-being of more than 500,000 students. The company was founded in 2015 by Dr. Ilana Nankin, whose dissertation research and teaching experience examined the critical
connection between teacher well-being and student learning, and the positive impact that wellness and social-emotional learning can have on teachers’ and students’ lives.