Ilana Nankin, Ph.D.

Ilana Nankin, Ph.D.

Ilana Nankin is Founder & CEO of Breathe For Change, a movement to transform education through enhancing individual and collective well-being.

Brief Biography

Ilana Nankin is an award-winning entrepreneur, teacher educator and passionate former Pre-K teacher committed to transforming lives through humanizing education. Ilana received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Wisconsin−Madison. Her groundbreaking dissertation pioneered new ways to overcome teacher stress and burnout, revealing the educational transformation possible when teachers and students use wellness and social-emotional learning practices as vehicles for social change.

Inspired by her research, in January 2015, Ilana founded Breathe For Change, a movement on a mission to enhance the health and well-being of teachers, students and entire communities. Breathe For Change offers the world’s only 200-hour wellness, SEL and yoga teacher training specifically for educators, and has certified over 2500 educators as Wellness Champions, who are positively impacting hundreds of thousands of students. She and B4C will continue to Change the World, One Teacher at a Time until wellness and social justice are a reality for all students and teachers worldwide.

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