Trainings For Educators

Our community-focused, 16-day training is specifically designed to support educators in transforming ourselves, our relationships, and our communities. Together, we study powerful mind-body wellness practices like yoga, mindfulness, and breathwork - and learn self-care, social-emotional learning, and community building strategies that positively impact our lives, classrooms and schools.

Graduates receive an official Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) certification. You will also be certified as a B4C Wellness Champion, which qualifies you to facilitate wellness and social-emotional learning in your school community. 

Apply to an upcoming training in a city near you! 


Graduate Testimonial

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Serena, Elementary School Educator

"If you could do one thing that would help you be a better educator AND a better human, wouldn't you do it? Breathe for Change is that thing, I promise you. Take time for yourself to learn, to grow, to be inspired. The best educators are passionate and joyful, and Breathe For Change will help you get in touch with the amazing educator inside you." 


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FAQ

Who should apply? 

You should! Educators of all types - not just classroom teachers - are encouraged to apply.

This includes counselors, social workers, principals, support staff, superintendents, community liaisons, and anyone else working in the field of education!

WHEN SHOULD I APPLY?

Now! Interest is high and space is limited, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. After you apply, our team will reach out to schedule a time to review your application and answer any questions.

How does scholarship work?

Simple. On the application form, there is a section where you can share how much scholarship you need in order to be able to participate. We understand that teachers are underpaid, and do our best to make sure everyone who needs a scholarship can receive one.

What certifications do i receive? 

Two. Graduates receive the official Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) Certification. 

Graduates also receive the B4C Wellness Champion Certification, qualifying you to lead our school wellness programs.

Is scholarship available?

Yes! Our mission is to make this training accessible to all educators. We offer up to $1,000 in need based scholarship to all educators devoted to changing the world with us. We also offer payment plans. 

Who are the trainers?

We are :) Breathe For Change's trainer team is comprised of teachers, education leaders, social entrepreneurs, and yoga and wellness experts from across the country and world. For more on our team, please click here!


Key Areas of Study

Our curriculum is developed and instructed by trainers with deep expertise in mind-body wellness practices, teaching and learning, and social justice pedagogy.

  • Mindful movement and yoga asana knowledge and instructional skills for adults and children

  • Social and emotional learning for educators and students

  • Meditation and mindfulness techniques, neuroscience, and research

  • Yogic philosophy that directly connects to educators’ lives and teaching

  • Anatomy that fosters a deep understanding of and connection to the body

  • Community building techniques for educators’ lives, classrooms, and school communities

  • Modifications, restorative and therapeutic practices, and prop usage for an inclusive experience

  • Communication strategies including Non Violent Communication and Mindful Listening

  • Peer and group mentorship, collaboration, and accountability structures

  • Practice instruction and feedback sessions to enhance teaching

  • Social justice, culturally relevant, and trauma-informed pedagogies that use wellness as a vehicle for social change

Testimonials

Kat, New York, Middle School School Educator

"Breathe for Change has impacted my life in ways that I couldn't imagine. I came in feeling exhausted professionally and personally. Breathe for Change has helped build a community that is not only supportive but has shown genuineness in helping me grow to become the best version of myself."

Taiyo, New York, High School Educator  

"Breathe For Change has given me a profound belief and faith in the integration of yoga, mindfulness and social emotional learning in schools and throughout every facet of our lives. A beautiful and transformational experience."

Ariel, Bay Area, Elementary School Educator

"Breathe For Change is not just a training for a better way of teaching. It is also a training for a better way of living. You will work through personal issues that you may not have recognized you needed to work through and then feel rejuvenated. And when you move beyond that, you connect yourself with the community to address social justice issues in the most profound and safe manner. It is an experience you will keep with you forever."


16 Day Syllabus Overview

Day 1: Transformation of Self - cultivating inner strength, self-love, and clear purpose

Day 2: Breathe For Beginnings – building the foundation for wholeness

Day 3: Breathe For Creativity – living your fully expressed self

Day 4: Breathe For Gratitude – appreciating the gift of life

Day 5: Transformation of Relationships - fostering supportive interactions, authentic connections and courageous conversations. 

Day 6: Breathe For Presence – exploring the best gift of all

Day 7: Breathe For Compassion – vulnerably opening our hearts

Day 8: Breathe For Communication – fostering deeper relationships

Day 9: Transformation of Community - growing shared vision, united action, and collective well-being

Day 10: Breathe For Inclusion – cultivating well-being for all

Day 11: Breathe For Collaboration – working together for greater impact

Day 12: Breathe For Social Justice – using wellness as a vehicle for social change

Day 13: Integration and Renewal - reflection, relaxation and revitalization

Day 14: Breathe For Harmony – experiencing universal connection

Day 15: Breathe For Playfulness – living with lightness and joy 

Day 16: Breathe For Inspiration – igniting the fire within


Daily Schedule

  • 8:30 - 10:00: Morning Yoga Practice

  • 10:00 - 10:15: Break

  • 10:15 - 11:30: B4C’s Transformational Workshop

  • 11:30 - 12:00: Mindfulness & Meditation

  • 12:00 - 1:00: Philosophy

  • 1:00 - 2:00: Lunch

  • 2:00 - 3:00: Anatomy

  • 3:00 - 5:00: Asana (w/ practice teaching)

  • 5:00 - 5:45: Social Emotional Learning (Strategies)

  • 5:45 - 6:15: Mentorship Groups

  • 6:15 - 6:30: Community Closing

Beyond The Training: Support for Wellness Champions

Breathe For Change is committed to ensuring that all of our graduates have the tools and support to translate what they learn into action in their personal and professional lives.

Upon completion of our 200-hour training, we support our graduates in championing well-being in their schools by providing:

  • An introductory wellness workshop for your entire school community. We want to set you up for success!

  • Weekly yoga, mindfulness and social emotional content to support school wellness classes. 

  • Monthly 'Healthy Hours' to foster community and collaboration. Healthy snacks and beverages included :)

  • Quarterly Professional Development for graduates and their school communities.