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 bodyweight 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. Bodyweight 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.

A Work In Progress admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin. It is our highest priority to provide yoga and movement classes to any and everyone who is interested in attending. We will do anything to encourage you to attend, even make memberships free or at a discounted rate if necessary. If you don’t have money contribute, just let us know, we want you to attend class no matter what.

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

Our mission is to provide every man, woman, and child in the greater Salina area accessible & affordable opportunities to enhance their health and well being through movement, yoga, meditation and a strong sense of community.

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
• Prison Yoga Project Training : Sacramento, CA
• Functional Range Conditioning® and Lower Body Functional Release

ROBIN VANDEGRIFT

Why do you practice yoga regularly?

I’ve been returning to my yoga mat for the 15 or so years I’ve practiced for two main reasons. Firstly, because it makes my body feel good. It can be simple or challenging, short or long, but I always leave my mat feeling better and stronger physically. Secondly, because it brings me back to myself over and over, through the breath and the awareness; that self that we get too busy or distracted to connect to most of the time..

How has yoga changed your life?

The community that yoga creates has been a huge blessing to me.  I always enjoy connecting to the energy of the other yogis in the room and seeing the like-minded friends I’ve made in this accepting, supportive group. Yoga tends to create happy people!

Yoga/Movement training:

• YogaFit Level 1 teacher training, Lawrence, KS
• YogaWorks 200-hour teacher training with Jessa Voos, Manhattan, KS

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?

Yoga has taught me to show up and breathe; sit in discomfort to notice, feel, and grow; and accept my body, thoughts, and sensations. This, in turn, has helped me live more fully and be the best version of myself. As a victim advocate, I understand the importance of yoga and meditation for healing, self-care, and inner growth.
“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 Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma”

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

JO ANN MCCLURE

Why do you practice yoga regularly?

My yoga mat is the space where I can tune in and tune out at the same time. Yoga is my catalyst for creating harmony between my mind and body. Allowing mindful time to practice brings more strength in movement and acknowledging stillness and reflection. The self-rewards are endless.

How has yoga changed your life?

Yoga will continue to change my life. Being physically mobile and mentally adaptable is fundamental 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

MINA SOBERON

Why do you practice yoga regularly?

Practicing yoga regularly energizes me and helps me tune into my mind and body. I consider my practice to be self-care in every dimension. As a yoga teacher, I am always in the learning process. Practicing & teaching challenge me to express myself clearly and to connect with others.

How has yoga changed your life?

I have learned that there are no age or prerequisite physical requirements to practice yoga. I have also learned there is no good excuse for not trying it. I highly recommend it for all women going through hormone changes. The benefits are amazing. It has helped me control my blood pressure, my weight, my flexibility, my sleep, my creative mind and it has helped me restore my sense of humor 🙂

Yoga/Movement training:

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