Our Work in the World
News, updates, and wisdom from our global community of Opening Yoga graduates, teachers, volunteers, and students.
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
We love this recently published piece by Opening Yoga graduate, Carey Sims, on Alzheimer’s Disease and Yoga. The article was originally published by our friends over at Accessible Yoga, whose mission is to make yoga available to all by building a strong network and advocating for a diverse Yoga culture that is inclusive and welcoming…. Read More
Below is an excerpt from the latest post on the MBS student blog, Adapt This! Thanks to our friend and yoga student, Cindy, for sharing this fun story about how a whale ended up living in her house… Early this year, I contemplated starting my own occupational therapy private practice but felt scared at the… Read More
Dale Guthrie, who studied with us in 2017, has taken the work back to her community in South Africa. As an occupational therapist with a passion for neurological and spinal cord injury rehabilitation, Dale realized that her medical training combined with her passion for yoga could help her develop practices for individuals living with injuries… Read More
We loved seeing this piece by Mary Higgs, a graduate of Opening Yoga Level I/II and participant in our Body. Mind. Story. workshop in 2016. The following is an excerpt from her Yoga International article, “Learning to Listen to My Body: An Adaptive Yoga Journey.” Finding your true self is a lifelong journey. While there… Read More
For the past several years, interdisciplinary artist Becca Cerra, a loyal MBS volunteer and Opening Yoga grad, has dedicated herself to creating Altered Aesthetics, a project that was unveiled in September 2018 and is receiving great press including in the Mankato Free Press, and Amplitude Magazine. Below, Becca explains more about the project and how you can… Read More