Chicago, IL

200-HR TRAININGS

Join an inspiring community of educators and gain deep knowledge in yoga, mindfulness and social-emotional learning! Our 18-day life-changing training empowers educators as champions of well-being in their lives, classrooms, and communities. Through our trainings, educators become experts of social emotional learning and facilitation, and gain the skillset and confidence to use wellness as a vehicle for social change.

Graduates will be certified as B4C Wellness Champions, as well as Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teachers (CYT-200)! It is our mission to make our trainings accessible to all educators, and we offer scholarships and flexible payment plans to support you!

We are offering extra scholarship support for our Summer 2019 trainings. Apply today to learn more!

"B4C has been the most positive professional development experience in my 24 years of teaching."

-Rachel, School Teacher

Space is limited, apply today!

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Summer 2019  • June 28 - July 17, 2019 (off July 4, July 11)

Trinity Building

June 28 - July 17, 2019 (off July 4, July 11); Schedule: 8am - 7pm

Trinity Building
1244 W Thorndale Ave
Chicago, IL

Spring 2020  • Weekends, January - May, 2020

Trinity Building

Weekend Dates: January 18-19, February 1-2, February 15-16, February 29 - March 1, March 14-15, March 28-29, April 4-5, April 18-19, May 2-3; Inclement Weather Makeup Dates: April 25-26

Trinity Building
1244 W Thorndale Ave
Chicago, IL

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Chicago Summer 2019

200-hour Training Details

Syllabus

DAY 1: Transformation of Self

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

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

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

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

Days 17-18: Additional Yoga Instructor Training


Daily Schedule

Morning Yoga Practice 

B4C’s Transformational Workshop

Meditation

Philosophy

Lunch

Anatomy

Asana (w/ practice teaching)

Social Emotional Learning (Strategies)

Mentorship Groups

Community Closing


Certification & Credits

Graduates of Breathe For Change’s 200-hour Wellness and Yoga Teacher Training for Educators may receive:

  • The B4C Wellness Champion Certification. This acclaimed certification empowers educators as experts in social-emotional learning, yoga, mindfulness, and community well-being. With this certification, teachers gain ongoing access to resources and development on our digital platform, plus eligibility to lead school-wide wellness programs as Community ChangeMakers.
  • The Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT-200) Certification. This certification is an internationally-recognized standard for serving as a professional yoga instructor in studios and other settings. Graduates receive this certification and are eligible to register as Yoga Alliance RYT-200 Registered Yoga Teachers.

Graduate School and Continuing Education Credits

  • 16 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to be utilized toward professional development.
  • Up to 3 Graduate Degree Credits to be utilized toward a graduate degree.

Pricing

200-Hour Breathe For Change Training Tuition - $2,995 (discounted from $3,650)

Need-Based Scholarships Available! 

Breathe For Change strives to make our trainings accessible and affordable to educators.

Many Yoga Teacher Trainings cost $4,000 or more, and we offer our trainings at $2,995. We also provide need-based partial scholarship and offer flexible payment plans that have allowed more than 2,500 educators to make this incredible investment in their well-being and career growth.

Trainees can also opt to earn continuing education units (CEUs) and graduate school credits that may lead to salary increases (depending on your district’s policies). Last but not least, many of our grads go on to earn additional income with their new certifications and skills. 

We encourage you to apply and let our team know your funding needs... we are here to support you!


Funding & Support

Even with scholarship, we know that our training requires a significant investment. Thousands of our educators have received other forms of financial support for training tuition, including:

  • School or district administrations committed to supporting teacher well-being and student social-emotional learning
  • Other grant-making organizations focused on education, wellness, and/or social-emotional learning
  • Crowdfunding efforts via sites such as Donors Choose and GoFundMe
  • Family members and loved ones who understand the tremendous benefits of reduced stress and enhanced well-being for educators

Once you apply, our ambassador team will work with you to explore the best option for you to make this life-changing training possible!


Post Graduation

Beyond The Training: Support for Graduates

Our Theory of Change is to empower educators as champions of well-being in their classrooms and school communities - and Breathe For Change is committed to providing continued support for our graduates post-training. All of our graduates receive:

  • Ongoing access to resources for yourself and your classroom on our digital platform
  • Continued access to our Facebook groups
  • Periodic updates with resources and opportunities for further engagement

We are grateful for all our partners including