The teachers on this page have completed a specialized MBS curriculum and earned an OYI designation.
Sarah’s road to becoming an adaptive yoga teacher began when she was 3 years old when her sister Hannah was born with Down syndrome. Living as a sibling of a person with a disability gave her a passion for society becoming more inclusive for people of all abilities. She worked for many years with children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families as a resource coordinator. After a few years as a yoga teacher, Sarah’s passions merged and she began studying adaptive yoga. She believes the yoga mat is accessible to everyone and is inspired by supporting students of all abilities in finding their personal yoga practices. She teaches classes, workshops, retreats, and private sessions in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her favorite student of all time is her sister, whose favorite pose is Wheel (Urdhva Dhanurasana). email@example.com 704-906-8727
Chanell Jaramillo – PhD, E-RYT, OYI / Omaha, NE
With her background in psychology, transformative coaching, spirituality, and holistic modalities, Channell’s approach to yoga is one of self-honorance, commitment, and purposeful exploration of one’s life journey on and off the mat. As a devout practicioner, it is always her goal to help each student feel safe in all of her clases while encouraging her students to be open to the power of yoga as a mind, body, and spirit practice. With an extensive background in holistic therapies and mental health, she puts much emphasis on whole health personally and professionally. Chanell is the rehabilitation yoga practitioner for Quality Living, Inc. – the leading spinal cord and traumatic brain injury center in Omaha. She offers adaptive yoga classes, private sessions, and teacher/practitioner adaptive workshops. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 402-689-0905.
Lu has 17 years yoga experience and 9 years as a yoga teacher. Lu currently teaches adaptive yoga at Lincoln Yoga Center. Her approach is that the body is always in a true natural state of wholeness. Lu’s approach is to assist in awakening the energy within as the body’s whole self is revealed. Lu also has certifications in Restorative yoga, Judith Hanson Lasater method, and in Interoceptive trauma yoga, from the trauma center in Boston. Lu is also a certified facilitator for Eat Breathe Thrive. Lu is a retired Nurse Practitioner. She enjoys reading, gardening, and nature. She spends herfree time with family and especially her twelve grandchildren. email@example.com 402-450-7695
Lisa Bidgood, OT, RYT, OYI / Sydney, Australia
Lisa found the “yoga bug” after realising how the practice helped her achieve much needed personal balance. As an Occupational Therapist working in Rehabilitation for over a decade, it was a chance discussion with one of her patients four years ago that changed her life. Following the completion of her RYT 200 certification, Lisa has made several trips to Minneapolis to work with the MBS team. Curiously passionate about yoga, she will always be a student of the practice and is deeply grateful for the loving wisdom her teachers have shared. She draws on this experience for inspiration to ensure her classes are powerful, playful and heartfelt! She currently teaches in several NSW Health centres, veterans from the Australian Defence Force and other disability services within the city.She seeks to help others thrive in life by nurturing body, mind and soul with yoga and meditation. gingermellon
Michael is a Physical Therapist in the Rochester (NY) City School District, working with individuals of all ages and abilities for the past 17 years, incorporating the principles of yoga with his students since discovering MBS and completing OYI instruction. Michael discovered his passion for yoga at Open Sky Yoga Center studying with senior teacher Francois Raoult where he currently teaches various workshops, traditional, and back care classes. In addition to Mind Body Solutions OYI certification, Michael has expanded his studies with Anatomy Trains Tom Myers, Pranayama with Richard Rosen, and restorative yoga with Judith Lasater and is a certified Relax and Renew ® trainer. Michael synthesizes his knowledge of anatomy, physiology, neuromuscular function and the core principles of yoga, breath, and mindfulness to help yoga students and physical therapy clients discover their inner sense of freedom and a sense of well-being. 585-451-3851 michaelamyyogapt.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Moore, OYI / Santa Fe, NM
Lisa leads individuals, groups and institutions in the exploration of movement, meditation, poetry and embodiment as a means of healing, empowerment and growth. Her skill set spans a broad spectrum, both in life and the arts. With a playful authenticity, Lisa assists her students in the discovery of different ways of being in relationship to their experiences and bodies. In this place many things are possible. Lisa is a certified yoga teacher with a certificate in adaptive yoga through Mind Body Solutions in Minnetonka Minnesota. She is the author of the award-winning book, Grace Leads, I Follow Poems of Trauma and Transformation. Additionally, she is a vocalist performing in several music ensembles in her hometown of Santa Fe. She holds a BA in Theater. For more information about Lisa and her work visit her website: lisaannmoore.com
Kerri Hanlon, OYI / Conshohocken, PA
Kerri believes the heart of a yoga practice is the art of acceptance, of ourselves and others. It’s her belief that yoga is for everyone – all ages, all abilities, all body shapes and sizes – that sparked her to partner with Maura to open Yoga Home. She is passionate about bringing Adaptive Yoga to the Philadelphia region, and credits her son, Sean, with being her inspiration. Kerri also serves as an Ambassador for Lululemon, King of Prussia and is a Board Member at the HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy. ouryogahome.com
Jodette Bentley, OYI / Glastonbury, CT
Jodette’s introduction to yoga began when she was 10 years old when her mother was receiving certification training with Ruth Bender. In 2011, Jodette was in an accident and turned to yoga as a gentle aid to recovery. The work of stretching, strengthening, and alignment turned out to be the key to recovery. It was at that point that she understood that yoga could be much more than an exercise program. She found Mind Body Solutions and knew it was the place to expand her knowledge. With 200 RYT and OYT training, her goal is to choreograph movement, breath, and mindfulness to each student’s unique needs. email@example.com
Margaret Callahan E-RYT, OYI / Kennewick (Tri-Cities), WA
Margaret began her yoga journey many years ago and began teaching the ancient practice in 2000. She hopes to bring awareness, healing, and amazement to her students using her holistic understanding of the body and the core principles of Matthew Sanford’s Opening Yoga program. She believes yoga should and can be accessible to every body. Margaret is a retired occupational therapist, a Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT), a Yoga for Scoliosis trainer through Elise Miller, and a Relax and Renew trainer through Judith Lasater, in addition to her OYI certificate. firstname.lastname@example.org / 509 528-3475