Our Work in the World
News, updates, and wisdom from our global community of Opening Yoga graduates, teachers, volunteers, and students.
As we look ahead to an exciting future of new possibilities and sharing our work further than ever before, we also want to pause and remember the stories that brought us to where we are today. MBS adaptive yoga teacher and faculty member, Christine Paul, recently shared some reflections following her final class at our… Read More
Last year we introduced you to our latest offering, Living ‘til the End, a program that helps people facing end of life – and their caretakers – discover simple ways to find comfort, ease, and relief in this difficult period of life. Since we’re still in early days, we continue to raise awareness and work closely… Read More
Tracy Dolliff could see the benefits of yoga for her daughter, Madison. Not only did Madison love it but it was a calming and relaxing experience for her. After Madison had practiced yoga at her high school a couple of times, Tracy tried to start a yoga program at her pediatric speech therapy nonprofit, The… Read More
In pursuing our mission of transforming trauma, loss and disability into hope and healing, we have come to learn that sharing practical mind-body practices in the healthcare sector deepens the reach of our work while creating a positive, lasting impact for patients and healthcare workers alike. Healthcare professionals who come from a range of specialties… Read More
“What is happening might be more profound than you know. Cultivate the happening.” Those who have been part of our Opening Yoga/Adapting Yoga for Disability training will recognize this quote – and the feeling of something happening even if they can’t quite articulate it. What follows is the story of four passionate yoga teachers and… Read More
From October 1-5, 2018 we welcomed over 30 trainees to our studio for Opening Yoga Level I/II. Also among the group were the first group of scholarship recipients thanks to a generosity of the Here to Be Foundation. Each of them shares the healing gifts of yoga with an underserved population in their community. Now,… Read More
From the moment that Sarah Brindle first worked with veterans at a VA hospital during her graduate school studies, she knew she had found her calling. As a student of Counseling Psychology, Sarah was deeply interested in health psychology and found that working with veterans was complex and interesting, explaining that often medical and psychological… Read More
Terri Whitesong, an adaptive yoga instructor and a graduate of our Opening Yoga training program, submitted this story about transformation and turning dreams into realities. For over 10 years, we have been using adaptive yoga with [my daughter] Steph at home, to help her reduce the symptoms of her cerebral palsy and calm her body. Vicki… Read More
We were happy to hear Mary Higgs, a Kansas-based yoga teacher and Opening Yoga graduate, featured on the Devata podcast! Tune in and listen to Mary talk about her journey from spinal cord injury to yoga teacher, and how she’s making yoga accessible to all. Listen here.
Opening Yoga graduate and Body. Mind. Story. participant, Mary Higgs, wrote this wonderful article for Yoga International about a life-changing experience at the First Accessible Yoga Conference in Santa Barbara, CA. When faced with discomfort, Mary was reminded how the yoga practice has taught her that being vulnerable is worth the risk… Enjoy this excerpt… Read More