The founder and creator of BreatheGirls, Ioanna Roumeliotis is first and foremost a mom of two girls and a boy and is passionate about kids' mental health. An award-winning journalist with CBC news, Ioanna has produced documentaries on the science of happiness and the benefits of mindful meditation. Ioanna is also completing her certificate in the Fundamentals of Mindful Meditation at the University of Toronto.
Michele Breslin is a kids yoga teacher and a certified Ontario teacher with over 20 years of experience teaching children in Canada, Europe and Asia. She discovered the benefits of yoga through her own personal practice and felt compelled to share her passion for yoga and mindfulness with the children in her life.
All of Michele’s classes are comprised of 4 different components: breathing exercises, a mindfulness activity, yoga flows, poses and games and end with a guided meditation during the final relaxation.
The children in Michele’s care are instilled with a sense of their own inner and outer strength as well as confidence. They also learn how to build community with others and are inspired to recognize the good they can do in the world.
Meghan Wallis is a BreatheGirls contributing instructor and an inspirational force. A globe trotter with a rich background as an elementary school teacher and kids & teen yoga instructor, Meghan is now based in Toronto. Drawing on her continuing education in the field of mental health, Meghan delivers energizing and empowering yoga & meditation sessions in The Beaches and Leaside.
Dena Jackson, a BreatheGirls contributing instructor, has completed her mindfulness training as well as her 200 hour teacher training at Kashish Yoga School in Goa, India. She relies on her public speaking abilities to educate others on the benefits of meditation and mindfulness practices. Dena is also a stand up comedian, TEDx speaker, writer and host of the Ego Podcast.