"We can do small things with great love." - Mother Teresa

TEACHER FEATURES!

Alisha! Say hello to this bright and beautiful yogi, Alisha! The face behind Fiercely Optimistic, a fascinating wellness resource, she also volunteers her time with youth served through Live + Breathe. Alisha provides life coaching and yoga classes to homeless and foster teens and encourages students to seek their happiness from within. It's a practice she embodies in the most profound way... Click here to read more!

Alisha!

Say hello to this bright and beautiful yogi, Alisha! The face behind Fiercely Optimistic, a fascinating wellness resource, she also volunteers her time with youth served through Live + Breathe. Alisha provides life coaching and yoga classes to homeless and foster teens and encourages students to seek their happiness from within. It's a practice she embodies in the most profound way... Click here to read more!

Jennifer! Meet Jennifer, a phenomenal instructor! Jennifer joined the L+B team with a passion to give back. She holds classes for homeless teens and addiction recovery students on a regular basis. In class, you will find her connecting, sharing practical advice and showing cheerful smiles to put all around her at ease... Read on here!

Jennifer!

Meet Jennifer, a phenomenal instructor! Jennifer joined the L+B team with a passion to give back. She holds classes for homeless teens and addiction recovery students on a regular basis. In class, you will find her connecting, sharing practical advice and showing cheerful smiles to put all around her at ease... Read on here!

ABOUT THE TEAM

Erin Hanson: Founder/President Founder and president, Erin heads Live + Breathe to bring yoga to special and underserved populations. As a certified and registered yoga instructor, she teaches yoga and wellness classes to a variety of individuals and age groups. Her classes focus on enhancing well-being and offering tools to use outside of class that allow independence by transferring into daily life. 

Erin Hanson: Founder/President

Founder and president, Erin heads Live + Breathe to bring yoga to special and underserved populations. As a certified and registered yoga instructor, she teaches yoga and wellness classes to a variety of individuals and age groups. Her classes focus on enhancing well-being and offering tools to use outside of class that allow independence by transferring into daily life. 

 
Nikki Sanner: Board Member Nikki is a registered dietician nutritionist with expertise in pediatric nutrition. She counsels families and children with cancer and blood disorders on specialized diets needed during treatment and helps bring awareness to the relationship between food and optimal health throughout the lifespan.

Nikki Sanner: Board Member

Nikki is a registered dietician nutritionist with expertise in pediatric nutrition. She counsels families and children with cancer and blood disorders on specialized diets needed during treatment and helps bring awareness to the relationship between food and optimal health throughout the lifespan.

 
Alexis Melbrod: Board Member Alexis has several tiers of involvement woven into both the fashion and fitness industry. She works to expand a collection of luxe activewear and supports a strong mission of high standards. As a mainstay in both worlds, she brings a balance of innovation and a recognizable devotion to the craft of betterment in all aspects.

Alexis Melbrod: Board Member

Alexis has several tiers of involvement woven into both the fashion and fitness industry. She works to expand a collection of luxe activewear and supports a strong mission of high standards. As a mainstay in both worlds, she brings a balance of innovation and a recognizable devotion to the craft of betterment in all aspects.

 
Sara Ahmed: Board Member As an educator, author and consultant, Sara has experience in urban, suburban, public, independent and international schools. She is currently teaching middle school literacy and social studies. With a passion to develop others, she also works as a presenter and leader to further continued learning within the education sector. 

Sara Ahmed: Board Member

As an educator, author and consultant, Sara has experience in urban, suburban, public, independent and international schools. She is currently teaching middle school literacy and social studies. With a passion to develop others, she also works as a presenter and leader to further continued learning within the education sector. 

 
Cassie Huang: Marketing Consultant As a marketing strategy consultant for Live + Breathe, Cassie utilizes her expertise in the development and execution of marketing strategies to optimize the goals of the organization. Her campaigns are geared towards the best interest of all parties involved as she leverages creativity, research, and data analytics to develop positive relationships and awareness.

Cassie Huang: Marketing Consultant

As a marketing strategy consultant for Live + Breathe, Cassie utilizes her expertise in the development and execution of marketing strategies to optimize the goals of the organization. Her campaigns are geared towards the best interest of all parties involved as she leverages creativity, research, and data analytics to develop positive relationships and awareness.


A note from our founder, Erin Hanson:

At one of my yoga classes, I start by parking walkers. A regular session held at an assisted living center allows the residents to work on breathing, circulation, flexibility and joint health. The goal is to rejuvenate the body and restore the mind. Though, I am the one who takes away the lesson. My students are over a century young, imparting steady wisdom and a community focused on health and wellness.

Serving others through yoga began in my initial class as an instructor, I saw the impact that yoga had as a volunteer working with children living with autism, Down Syndrome and ADHD. This faithful group of students took each pose with fortitude, lighting up with determination to not only bend their body, but their mind in the direction of the true teachings of yoga. Listening to the stories told after savasana is the true inspiration behind my unfolding journey that formed the non-profit, Live + Breathe.

There are many around us that may not have access to the wealth of benefits that yoga offers. As a life improving skill, yoga improves daily health through grace and ease. It is vital to brain chemistry as well as forming connection to the various functions of the body. Unable to attend classes in a traditional setting due to age, abilities or socio-economic status, there are a lack of options for many deserving individuals. With the initial founding team and support of a close friend, Dale Turner, a journey was underway and a yoga cause, known as Live + Breathe, swiftly began to make a difference.

A recognized non-profit with qualified volunteers, Live + Breathe has classes dedicated to children, youth, refugees, immigrants, elderly and impaired adults. The free and accessible classes allow students a space to practice yoga and meditation to increase overall wellbeing.

I invite you to join our efforts. Donate, volunteer or request a program. On behalf of everyone involved with Live + Breathe, we graciously thank you for allowing the programs to continue to make a difference in those around us.

- Erin