Faculty & Staff

Bethany Hutchinson

Bethany is a yoga practitioner with deep appreciation of the transformative power of body, mind and spirit — for anyone and everyone. She has a rich background in movement, with a degree in theater, years of experience in coaching children’s gymnastics as well as work with people with special needs, here and abroad. Her yoga practice… Read More

Katie Kohlbeck

Katie’s yoga practice began in 2002 and while she loved how relaxed and connected to the world she felt after practicing, she wondered what else she could learn from being on the yoga mat. In 2013, she earned her teaching certification with Awakened School of Life in Indonesia and is currently registered with Yoga Alliance… Read More

Amy Samson-Burke

Amy, a practicing Physical Therapist since 1990, enjoys the road less traveled, always seeking an alternate path to the medical model of healing. Recognizing a need to live more deeply, Amy began practicing yoga in 2000. She has recently completed her Professional Yoga Therapist Certification. The twists and turns in Amy’s life have illustrated to… Read More

Mary Pat Fitzpatrick

Mary Pat stepped onto the MBS mat in 2007, and has since has felt enormous gratitude for being part of this community.MP is thrilled to be working in an environment where teachers, assistants, and especially the students are willing to be open with their lives and yoga practice. MP embraces studying Iyengar yoga with her… Read More

Kathy Dahl

Although Kathy graduated with a B.S in K-6 Education, she has spent her career learning from other fields through her experiences as a puppeteer, real estate agent, full charge bookkeeper, free-lance writer, business owner, office manager and project manager. For her the greatest teacher has been life with all of its experiences and the people… Read More

Molly Bachman

Molly believes in living well, feeling more, and helping people of all ages and abilities do the same.  Her yoga path began some 20 years ago as a simple exploration of physical movement.  It has since become a driving force in her desire to help others live more fully.  Molly teaches adaptive yoga and assists… Read More

Ken Riff

Ken is the former Vice President of Strategy and Patient Data Management for Medtronic’s Cardiac Electrophysiology Business and holds 13 patents in the field of implantable medical devices. Prior to joining Medtronic, Dr. Riff practiced hospital-base internal medicine in Colorado and currently he serves as a clinical professor at the University of Minnesota. Alongside his… Read More

Matthew Sanford

At age 13, Matthew’s world turned upside down when a devastating car accident killed his father and sister and left him paralyzed from the chest down. Advice from his doctors to “forget his lower body,” however, was what really crippled Matthew, leading him to ignore his once-athletic body, until at age 25 he discovered yoga… Read More

Rob Ley

Rob Ley is a marketing professional and a passionate backer of Mind Body Solutions.He’s been an adaptive yoga student here since 2008, after getting “squished” as he puts it, in a motor scooter accident. That event provided Rob with a spinal cord injury, an introduction to MBS, and a completely new outlook on life.Rob credits… Read More

Christine Paul

In 2006 Christine met her teacher Matthew Sanford. She knew immediately she had found a unique and special teacher with a transformative message and style of yoga. “If you develop presence in your mind and body your life will get better.” A back injury and long-standing chronic pain drew her to a yoga practice which… Read More