A Work In Progress is a 501(c)(3) Community Collaboration Yoga Studio in Salina, Kansas

Movement is an essential part of physical, as well as mental, health. Because we already carry our body weight around, learning new ways to support ourselves, in our own bodies, using our own weight is a very effective way to exercise and gain physical strength. Body weight movement can be gentle or stimulating for all shapes and sizes and comes in vigorous, challenging sequences as well as slow-moving, controlled use of muscle strength.

It is our highest priority to provide yoga and movement classes to any and everyone who is interested in attending. That’s why we have made it possible for you to only pay a $5 donation per class. If you have more to give we wouldn’t decline your generous offer and if you don’t have $5 to contribute, just let us know, be honest with us, we want you to attend class no matter what.

A Work In Progress admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

If you would like to plan a yoga or movement class in your home or venue please contact us.

Every man, woman, and child deserves opportunities to enhance their own health and well being through movement and yoga. We have made it our mission to provide those opportunities to all who are able to attend.

VEAZEY NEVITT

Why do you practice yoga regularly?

Yoga AND movement show me the path to all possibilities. These are the things that amaze and continuously inspire me. These are the things that make my life worth living, the things that fuel my desire to grow, and the things that expand my mind.

How has yoga changed your life?

My yoga practice has forced me to wake up and it continues to keep me awake. Had I never found yoga, I imagine I’d still be an unconscious zombie, completely unaccountable for my thoughts, words, and actions living without a purpose and dreaming without actually acting on those dreams.

Yoga/Movement training:

•200-Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training : Sacramento, CA
• Kundalini Teacher Training : Sacramento, CA
• Yoga Therapy Techniques : Sacramento, CA
• Functional Range Conditioning® and Lower Body Functional Release

ROBIN VANDEGRIFT

Why do you practice yoga regularly?

I love the challenge of yoga, the strength and calm it brings to my busy life, and the community it creates. Every practice brings a new awareness of my body and mind.  I notice so much difference in the way I feel when I don’t practice enough.

How has yoga changed your life?

I’ve met so many wonderful, like-minded people!  There is something very bonding about yoga in a class setting.  Had I never become a teacher, I wouldn’t know many of my favorite people.  Yoga has also taught me an awareness of my breath, posture, and thoughts in my daily life off the mat.

Yoga/Movement training:

• YogaFit Level 1
• YogaWorks 200-Hour Teacher Training with Jessa Voos, Orange Sky Yoga, Manhattan, KS
• 11 years experience teaching

BECKY DEGREEFF

Why do you practice yoga regularly?

I practice yoga regularly for ME. I have found a regular practice helps me navigate the uncertainty and craziness of life with a more centered, grounded, and positive outlook. I love the feelings of accomplishment and Zen at the end of a practice. I also am completely and totally in love with every single member of the AWIP tribe.

How has yoga changed your life?

I found yoga immediately before my Stage III Metastatic Melanoma diagnosis and strongly believe that was not an accident. The diagnosis combined with my practice has changed my outlook on life, my existence, and my connection with other humans. My yoga journey has also introduced me to some of the most amazing humans I have ever had the pleasure to know, and for this I am eternally grateful.

Yoga/Movement training:

• 200 hr Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training : Evolve Yoga Studio, Sioux City Iowa
• Various categories of Continuing Education Credits online and in person

COURTNEY TRAIN

Why do you practice yoga regularly?

As my physical exercise, self-care, and spiritual practice, yoga is my lifeline. I practice yoga regularly to slow down and release tension. Yoga allows me to be present, grounded, playful, curious and mindful. I teach yoga to share its gifts of peace, patience, self-exploration, and mental and physical growth.

How has yoga changed your life?

Outside of teaching yoga, I work full-time as a victim advocate and understand the importance of yoga and meditation for healing and self-care. Yoga teaches us to show up and breathe; sit in discomfort to notice, feel, and grow; and accept our body, thoughts, and sensations. These are all necessary to heal and live fully.

“To recover from trauma and change posttraumatic reactions, we have to… become aware of our inner experience and learn to befriend what is going on inside ourselves.”
-Bessel Van Der Kolk, “The Body Leeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma” Yoga has helped me feel, deal and heal.

Yoga/Movement training:

• 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training : A Work In Progress

MARI CARLSON

Why do you practice yoga regularly?

Yoga takes me to a place where I don’t have to think. My yoga meets me where I am, in the present moment. Yoga is so much more than a physical practice to me, but I make time for my mat every week because I love how it makes me feel.

How has yoga changed your life?

My yoga journey began in 2013, at a time when I needed it the most. When I first started my practice, it all felt so foreign to me but I kept going back again and again because it made me feel like I could breathe again. I am constantly inspired by my own growth and share my journey in hopes to inspire others. Yoga completely shifted my perspective on life and gave me a sense of peace and purpose. Since then, I have dedicated my practice to healing myself and helping others.

Yoga/Movement training:

• 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training : A Work In Progress

KYLEE CAMPION

Why do you practice yoga regularly?

I practice yoga regularly because I love the way it leaves me. I feel relaxed but energetic, peaceful and in tune with myself. There is no other feeling like it.

How has yoga changed your life?

It has changed my life in so many ways. I used to feel stiffness, fatigue, and I would never make it to the gym. Now, my body feels great and I hold myself accountable to show up for me. My Tribe inspires me, and I inspire myself to keep pushing and keep moving.

Yoga/Movement training:

• 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training : A Work In Progress

HEIDI MCCREADY

Why do you practice yoga regularly?

I practice yoga regularly because it brings so much comfort and stability to my life. Every class is uniquely different, yet the fundamentals are the same. I relish the way it cleanses my mind and refreshes my body in every session. It takes me to a place only accessible when the mind and body connect, and I’m able to focus only on me.  There is no other place I can improve my welfare while still connecting with others.

How has yoga changed your life?

Yoga has changed my life in many positive ways.  I have discovered more of “me”, while learning to embrace the imperfections of not only myself, but of others. Yoga is more than movement, it is a self-study that awakens the soul to what has been hibernating deep inside. I was never aware of all that existed inside me.  I feel so much lighter, yet more grounded than ever.

Yoga/Movement training:

• 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training : A Work In Progress

LEAH WILSON

Why do you practice yoga regularly?

It helps me stay sane and makes me feel good.  I love the physical and mental benefits I gain from yoga and am always a little bit happier and lighter after finishing a practice.  I love that there is no judgement on the mat and that I can do what feels right for my body at the time and don’t have to worry about keeping up with anyone else.  It just makes me happy!

How has yoga changed your life?

It has given me a purpose (outside of being a mom), something to work on and to challenge myself both mentally and physically.  It has helped me stay focused in life and to slow down and breath.  Yoga opened me up and made me want to share its awesomeness with others.  I have met so many wonderful people along my yoga journey and that in itself has changed my life!

Yoga/Movement training:

• 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training : A Work In Progress
• YogaFit Level 1 & 3

JENNIFER MICHEL

Why do you practice yoga regularly?

I practice yoga regularly because it makes me feel better physically and mentally. Yoga relieves the stress I feel from my job, and it calms my spirit. I am much more aware of my body and my thoughts when practicing yoga.

How has yoga changed your life?

Yoga has changed my life by giving me confidence in my body, reducing stress and anxiety, and by challenging me to try new things. I am a better person because I practice yoga.

Yoga/Movement training:

• 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training : A Work In Progress

KIM MOELLER

Why do you practice yoga regularly?

I practice yoga so that, when life feels crazy and loud, I can summon the still,quiet feeling I feel on my mat. Also, I practice for the savasana.

How has yoga changed your life?

Yoga has given me something that is just for myself. I can find what I need within my yoga practice- whether it is a calm still moment to focus my mind and still my body or an invigorating strenuous practice that leaves me exhausted and focused in the best way.

Yoga/Movement training:

• 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training : A Work In Progress

NICK METRO

Why do you practice yoga regularly?

Regularly moving my body and attending yoga classes keeps me healthy and feeling ALIVE. Being a part of a community of likeminded people that push each other into greatness is really motivating. Staying  PROACTIVE with my practice is a CONTINUOUS ENDEVOR OF ENDLESS CHALLENGES AND REWARDS!

How has yoga changed your life?

My lower back problems almost lead me to injections and disc fusions, but I decided to FIGHT BACK with stretching. Within a month time of weekly classes, NOT ONLY was I MORE FLEXABLE, but my crippling back pain was GONE! This was just the first of MANY changes. Including; Lifestyle, Mental Health, and Stress Relief. Just to name a few. BY FAR ONE OF THE BEST DECISIONS OF MY LIFE!

Yoga/Movement training:

• 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training : A Work In Progress

JO ANN MCCLURE

Why do you practice yoga regularly?

Yoga is my catalyst for creating harmony between my mind and body.  It seems that the pace of my life continues to speed up daily, and my yoga mat is the place where I can tune in and tune out at the same time.  The practice between the connection of my mind and body is a skill I’ve learned to never take for granted. Creating mindful time to practice allows me to develop more movement, stillness and reflection.  I love finding where my body and mind can go. Incredibly self-rewarding.

How has yoga changed your life?

I believe that yoga will continue to change my life.  Being mobile and adaptable is fundamental as aging occurs.  Making a journey in the world of yoga serves as my substitute for being motionless and stuck in life.  I am incorporating yoga as a life change and a life challenge.

Yoga/Movement training:

• 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training : A Work In Progress

RACHEL LARSON

Why do you practice yoga regularly?

I practice yoga because I need it. It has saved me from depression and anxiety and brought peace and guidance to my life.  Yoga is a medicine that helps me find balance and connection to myself and others.

How has yoga changed your life?

Yoga changed my spirit and the course of my life. I’ve met many amazing people through yoga and AWIP.

Yoga/Movement training:

• 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training : A Work In Progress