Our Work in the World

News, updates, and wisdom from our global community of Opening Yoga graduates, teachers, volunteers, and students.

Opening Yoga Instructor Highlight: Paul Richard

Ohio-based yoga teacher, Paul Richard, is a recent graduate of our Opening Yoga Instructor (OYI) certificate program and shared with us how his journey led him to MBS. Here’s his story:   It seems that my path in yoga was charted out before I even began my practice, and that path pointed directly toward serving… Read More

Living ’til the End: An update from Amy Samson-Burke, Director of Programs

Our program, Living ‘til the End, continues to serve a vital segment of our community that has limited access to mind-body practices: people who are nearing the end of life or living with serious, chronic conditions. Reaching this group has included sharing our innovative practices at gatherings large and small such as the Minnesota Hospice… Read More

Dad always said…

In honor of Father’s Day, we asked some of our yoga students what advice and wisdom they either heard from their dad or what they have shared with their own children or grandchildren. Here’s what they had to say:   “Base your decisions on what you know to be right not on what others say… Read More

How #YogaHelpsMe

This month, as we yogathon, we asked some of the folks and scholarship recipients of our Opening Yoga program how they share Yoga in their communities and answer how #YogaHelpsMe. Here’s what a few of them had to say: I’m Heather Monson from Massachusetts. I share yoga with individuals with Parkinson’s Disease. My MBS training… Read More

St. Louis, here we come!

MBS is excited for the opportunity to participate and present at the Accessible Yoga Conference from May 31 – June 2 in St. Louis! Our very own Programs Director, Amy Samson-Burke, will be presenting “Sharing Humanity:  Opening Yoga to People of All Abilities with Mind Body Solutions.” We’re also excited to see several Opening Yoga… Read More

Guided By Humanity

At MBS, we love to watch our work manifest through the passions of our Opening Yoga graduates who are unleashing humanity around the world in their own creative ways. This month, we would like to spotlight Guided By Humanity, a Colorado-based nonprofit founded by Mary Sims. Guided by values of compassion, inclusion, community, and connection,… Read More

Memories from Minnetonka by Christine Paul

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

Polly Posten: A Caretaker Facing End of Life With Grace…

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

Todd Dalberg: Changing the Story of Healthcare

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