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WKOW features 'Breathe for Change' work of UW-Madison alum Nankin

November 11, 2016

UW-Madison alumna Illana Nankin was recently featured in a report from Madison's local ABC affiliate, WKOW/Ch. 27, about Breathe for Change. This organization founded by Nankin trains teachers in yoga and mindfulness techniques.

Nankin WKOWNankin received her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction in May 2016. She founded Breathe for Change to help teachers handle their students’ stress as well as their own, and it offers a 200-hour wellness and yoga teacher training certification specifically for educators.  

Breathe for Change curriculum has been incorporated into 10 schools in the Madison Metropolitan School District. The organization has also grown nationally, with trainings in Madison, San Francisco and New York City.

Next, Nankin is looking to expand the program outside of just the education field and into the corporate world.

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