Teachers' Voices

Breathe For Change strives to bring teachers' voices to the forefront of the education system. We are so grateful for the incredibly inspiring educators that graduate from our trainings, share these wellness practices with their communities, and spread the word about our movement that is changing the world, one teacher at a time. Here's what our graduates are saying... 

“I Breathe For Change because I believe everyone should have access to yoga. Yoga is a practice that encourages breath, healing, and presence and all people; young and old need to cultivate self-love and care. Yoga is often not accessible to low-income or communities of color in East Oakland. I am joining Breathe for Change in changing that reality. Yoga is for every body!”

Jamilah • Teacher, Jul 2016

Bay Area, CA

“In my professional career I have reviewed hundreds of training manuals and materials, from technical mechanics, management, and policies to safety guidelines. Some have been very well constructed. Some have been very well backed-up with research. Most, however, are not worth the paper they are printed on. They are essentially shelf fillers. This is not the case for the B4C materials. Without a doubt these are the finest training materials I have seen. This is the type of information presentation that Fortune 500 companies pay hundreds of thousands for ... and still don't come close. The B4C materials are beyond professionally done; they are inspiring. The level of detail shows a genuine love and appreciation for the material. I already know that I will not be able to leave this on the shelf but will most likely wear it out and need a replacement. To put it succinctly, the materials, presentation and training are not just a class or program, they are a work of art.”

Joe • Community Educator, Sep 2017

Los Angeles, CA

“Breathe For Change is truly the most transformational experience you will ever have! It is the only professional development you don’t want to end—and it will heal your mind, body and spirit so that you can be the educator and human you always were meant to be.”

Prudence • Teacher, Jul 2017

Madison, WI

“If you could do one thing that will help you not only be a better teacher, but also a better parent, sibling, son, daughter, husband, wife, friend, a better human, wouldn’t you do it? Breathe for Change is that thing—I promise you it is. Take some time for yourself to learn, to grow, to be inspired, to inspire. Breathe for Change is a movement you definitely want to be a part of—better education begins with better teachers... and the best teachers aren’t jaded, burnt out, exhausted. The best teachers are passionate, exhilarated, and joyful—and Breathe for Change will help you get in touch with the amazing teacher in you.”

Serena • Assistant Principal, Aug 2016

New York, NY

“I am so grateful for this most incredible and enriching professional development experience. In over 20 years in the field of education across various roles, in the U.S. and around the world, I have never found as rich and worthwhile experience as I have found in the yoga training with B4C.”

Keli • Teacher, Jul 2017

Bay Area, CA

“I found the Social Justice workshop really moving. I wasn't drawn to B4C because of the social justice component and was surprised by how moved I was by it. Hearing everybody's story helped me feel more compassionate to strangers walking around on the street. I am not sure what action I will take in the future, but having those conversations in my mind will have an impact on how I move through life in the future.”

Lisa • Teacher, Aug 2017

New York, NY

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