Meet the Hosts
Day 1 - Morning
Transformation of Self: Enhancing Personal Well-being
Breathe For Beginnings: Setting Intentions for Well-being
Breathe For Creativity: Overcoming Obstacles in Our Way
Breathe For Gratitude: Appreciating Who and Where We Are
Day 1 - Afternoon
Transformation of Relationships: Enhancing Well-being In our Relationships
Breathe For Presence: Being Mindful through Each Interaction
Breathe For Compassion: Practicing Loving Kindness
Breathe For Communication: Connecting Authentically and Honestly
Day 2 - Morning
Transformation of Community: Enhancing Collective Well-being
Breathe For Inclusion: Creating Space for All Voices
Breathe For Collaborating: Working Together Under a Common Cause
Breathe For Social Justice: Using Wellness as a Vehicle for Social Change
Day 2 - Afternoon
Integration & Renewal: Stepping into Our Leadership
Breathe For Harmony: Aligning Our Inner and Outer Worlds
Breathe For Playfulness: Celebrating our Successes
Breathe For Inspiration: Fulfilling Our Mission
Breathe For Change
Breathe For Change is a movement to enhance the health and well-being of educators, students, and school communities through social-emotional learning and mind-body wellness. Our mission is to Change the World, One Teacher at a Time.
Breathe For Change is an equity-driven organization deeply committed to using wellness and social-emotional learning as vehicles for social change. The program was founded by Dr. Ilana Nankin, whose teaching experience and dissertation research revealed the critical connection between teacher wellbeing and effective teaching.
Napa Valley Education Foundation
Napa Valley Education Foundation believes an investment in education is an investment in our future. Our Wellness Mission: Student wellness reduces barriers to learning and assists students as they grow into productive adults.
Since 2015, our goal has been to open Wellness Centers at all 10 middle and high schools in Napa and American Canyon. We currently have centers in 5 schools, with dedicated space for students to come in to a “one-stop” location to see a school counselor, nurse, community partner, and more. Our on-campus centers reduce barriers to services and allow students to improve their health and mental health, leading to decreases in behavior issues and truancy, and an increase in GPA and peer connections. More than 4,300 students per year visit the centers, and the suicide and depression statistics among these youth has greatly decreased.
Our annual Wellness Conference focuses on providing local trainings to the professionals who serve youth in Napa Valley, as well as opening up our trainings to attendees across the country. This year, our local team is bringing in Breathe For Change to focus on mindfulness and social-emotional learning.