Our Work in the World
News, updates, and wisdom from our global community of Opening Yoga graduates, teachers, volunteers, and students.
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
We are proud of Opening Yoga graduate, Dara Brown, and her adaptive yoga class in Columbia, SC for celebrating their 5th anniversary this past spring! Take a look at this video to see the short news clip about Dara and the group she founded, Yoga for Everyone.
I was kayaking this past weekend, or at least supposed to be kayaking, but Mother Nature had other ideas. Storms rolled through most of the weekend and kept us from paddling all but a brief window Saturday morning. This was not island camping, which is what I normally do, but because of timing I did… Read More
Inspired by the month of love and passion, we asked our Opening Yoga graduates what stirs them deeply. Here’s what they had to say… “I’m passionate about learning.” ~ Carey Sims, North Carolina “I’m passionate about studying the human body and music. It’s one and the same. Exploring both results in expansion, rhythm and healing.”… Read More
I found an opening this past week; I was at the Mayo Clinic doing a “brain boot camp” (my words) for movement disorders that involved intensive OT and PT for the full week. 3 ½ hours a day with a couple of other doctors sprinkled in, it was a draining yet hopeful experience. After many… Read More
Dianne and Greg Johnson of Grand Rapids were excited to be expecting their first child back in 1984, when Dianne, a registered nurse, realized something wasn’t quite right. Eight weeks from her due date, she went into early labor and was rushed to Duluth, where she delivered the couple’s premature son. Zachary Johnson, at 3… Read More
After 12 years of living in Minneapolis and working with Matthew at MBS, in 2013 I made a permanent move to Santa Barbara. Kathy hosted a going away party at her lovely house, and as I left, Matt hugged me, looked me in the eye and said, “You know you have a responsibility to continue… Read More