Exploring the Principles of Adaptive Yoga
1:00 PM13:00

Exploring the Principles of Adaptive Yoga

Exploring the Principles of Adaptive Yoga
with Carey Sims & Sarah Henderson

“The principles of yoga don’t discriminate. Yoga postures do.” Matthew Sanford

Join Mind Body Solutions trained yoga teachers Sarah Henderson and Carey Sims for an exploration into the universal principles of yogasana—grounding, rhythm, balance, and expansion.

These principles are applicable to all bodies, those with and without disability or disabling conditions related to illness, injury, or the aging process. Join us to deepen your own personal practice and your students’ by unpacking the potential of these core sensations.

All proceeds benefit the Adaptive Yoga Program at Mind Body Solutions, St. Louis Park, MN, a non-profit founded by Matthew Sanford with a mission to serve people living with trauma, loss, and disability.

This workshop is for students and yoga teachers alike.

Investment: $35 || $45 to obtain Yoga Alliance accredited CEUs

Mind Body Solutions transforms lives of people living all over the world by opening yoga to everybody. Through their work, and the teachers they train to teach adaptive yoga, MBS shares the gift of yoga with US Military Vets, people with disability, survivors of sexual assault, the elderly and people living with chronic pain.

Meet Your Instructors:

Sarah Henderson, RYT, OYI, believes the yoga mat is a good place to explore what it means to be fully human. She began teaching yoga in 2010 and has over 1500 hours of yoga training, including specializations in adaptive and accessible yoga, kids yoga, yoga for larger bodies, chair yoga, gentle yoga, therapeutic applications of yoga, and yoga for trauma. Known for her soothing voice and encouraging meditations, Sarah teaches a slow style designed to allow inner reflection while experiencing outer engagement. Find her on Instagram @sarahhendersonyoga and Facebook at Sarah Henderson Yoga.

Carey Sims RYT500, E-RYT200, YACEP, teaches at NoDa Yoga and offers Chair Yoga at various senior living centers in the Charlotte area. He is a student of Adaptive Yoga pioneer Matthew Sanford at Mind Body Solutions. Carey’s mission is to use Yoga to help students explore their bodies in an accepting and non-judgmental way.

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Accessible Yoga Conference – St Louis 2019
to Jun 2

Accessible Yoga Conference – St Louis 2019

Join us for the

Accessible Yoga Conference – St. Louis

We will come together to connect, share and support yoga teachers that want to expand access to Yoga teachings for people with disabilities, chronic illness, seniors or others who may not feel comfortable in a regular yoga class.

May 31-June 2, 2019


St. Louis University – Il Monastero
3050 Olive St, St. Louis, MO 63103

Presenters include Michelle Johnson, Amber Karnes, Jivana Heyman, Jules Mitchell, Susanna Barkataki, Kelley Carboni-Woods, Molly Lannon Kenny, Kathy Randolph, Lori Pierce, Carey Sims, Dara Brown, Camella Nair, Ryan McGraw and many more!

See the full list of presenters here

Friday, May 31st- 4:00-8:00pm
Saturday, June 1st- 7:30am-5:30pm
Sunday, June 2nd- 7:30am-2:30pm

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Chair Yoga - A Workshop for Teachers
to Jan 27

Chair Yoga - A Workshop for Teachers

Located at NoDa Yoga Annex

Jan. 26 8:30AM-4:30 PM & Jan. 27 9AM-12:30PM

It is often challenging to find safe and grounded practices for students with mobility or balance issues. In a traditional asana class, our typical starting point is standing, kneeling, or lying on a mat on the floor. Chair Yoga utilizes the same mind-body principles as mat practice but from the safety of a chair. Join Carey Sims for a workshop exploring the benefits of Chair Yoga. Learn how to offer your students grounding, spinal awareness, strength building, and ease in the body and breath through Chair Yoga.

What to expect:

  • Practice Chair Yoga each day

  • Explore ways to adapt asanas and breath work to make them accessible

  • Discuss theming, cueing, and ways to approach your Chair Yoga classes

  • Deconstruct asanas and discover how to get creative with postural modifications

  • Learn from and share with your peers through small group teaching

  • A handout with sequencing ideas, an overview of discussion points, and visual references for postures

This workshop provides 10 Yoga Alliance accredited CEUs

Investment: $125 Early Bird Pricing through 1/15, after which will be $150.


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The Many Faces of the Bhagavad-Gita
9:30 AM09:30

The Many Faces of the Bhagavad-Gita

**Please note this workshop is held at our NoDa Yoga Annex. Check your email following registration for more information.**

Date: Sunday, December 2

Time: 9:30AM-4:30PM (Lunch 12-1)

The Bhagavad-Gita (“Song of God”) is a two-thousand year old Indian classic that has been translated into 50+ languages. In this workshop, our discussion of the text will be framed by several questions:

  • What is the eternal message(s) of the Bhagavad-Gita?

  • Does it inspire devotion to God and self-realization?

  • Or castism/racism and sexism?

  • Or holy war and divinely sanctioned violence?

  • Is there a single, correct interpretation?

Join Marcy Goldstein, Ph.D. and Carey Sims E-RYT for a fascinating exploration of the many faces of the Bhagavad-Gita. Includes analysis of the text and art, chanting, and a Bhagavad-Gita-inspired asana practice.

No prior knowledge is required, but for a richer experience, read a translation (or two) in advance.

Please bring a journal, yoga mat, and open mind/heart.

This workshop provides 6 Hours of CEUs from Yoga Alliance.

Suggested translations: Bhagavad Gita: The Beloved Lord's Secret Love Song by Graham Schweig, The Bhagavad-Gita: Krishna's Counsel in Time of War by Barbara Stoler-Miller, The Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhi, Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation by Stephen Mitchell

Investment: $110 OR $99 Early Bird Pricing (Ends 11/25) 

Meet your Instructors:

Marcy Braverman Goldstein, Ph.D. received doctoral training at University of California, Santa Barbara and in India and has taught at UC Riverside, Davidson College, UNC Charlotte, and the Center for Peace and Social Justice at Queens University of Charlotte. As founder of Sanskrit Revolution, she teaches Sanskrit, yogic speech, history, and philosophy at yoga studios and festivals nationally. Drawing upon her academic background and yoga practice, Marcy creates classes that illuminate the language and culture of yoga, deepen people’s knowledge, and inspire personal growth. www.sanskritrevolution.com

Carey Sims RYT500, E-RYT200 has degrees in Psychology from Winthrop University and Religious Studies from UNC Charlotte. He teaches at NoDa Yoga and offers Chair Yoga at various senior living centers in the Charlotte area. He is a student of Adaptive Yoga pioneer Matthew Sanford at Mind Body Solutions. Carey’s mission is to use Yoga to help students explore their bodies in an accepting and non-judgmental way.


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