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    Weekly Mindfulness Series for the SCI Community

    In order to help us cope with uncertainty, the Craig Neilsen Foundation has graciously funded a series of mindfulness events for our community on YouTube and Zoom. These sessions are being guided by Mary-Jo Fetterly, a native of Vancouver, Canada and a pioneer in the field of adaptive yoga and mindfulness.

    Sessions will take place weekly on Wednesdays between April and September and we hope you can join us as you are able. Our next session will be:

    Wednesdays at 12 PM PST/3 PM EST

    Join us on Zoom (requires registration):

    Join us on YouTube (no registration required!):

    More details are below; we hope to see you on Wednesday!

    If you miss a session, don't worry; we will archive these on our YouTube channel ASAP.

    About Mary-Jo

    Mary-Jo began her formal training in Iyengar yoga in the mid 80’s, while raising children and studying psychology. In 1995, she received a “Body Centered Therapy”certificate in massage and Somatic based bodywork. She went on to train with Dr. Carolyn Myss who is now one of the leading educators in the field of energy anatomy and intuitive medicine; then David Swenson, Tim Millar & Ana Forest in the early rise of Ashtanga or hot yoga. Subsequently, she opened “Shanti Yoga Works”, the first yoga studio to be established in Nelson, BC. During the first operational years of the Shanti Yoga studio, Mary-Jo developed a 200-hour yoga teacher training program, and formed the company “Trinity Yoga”, which has trained hundreds of teachers since its inception.

    On January 25 2004, Mary-Jo had a skiing accident that crushed her C4, C5 and C6 vertebrae and left her paralyzed from the neck down. She was diagnosed with Quadriplegia-complete, a “worst case diagnosis” predicted by doctors. Her journey back to health and coping with her current situation – defied odds, is a miraculous recovery due to hard work, faith, knowledge, insight, determination, and strong willed optimism. Mary-Jo has continued her studies in Somatic Psychotherapy, Yoga therapy and advanced teacher training. She has been a long time student of Yogarupa Rod Stryker the esteemed North American Tantra master, with whom she is currently working on her master teacher training with.

    The devastation, difficulties and challenges of the spinal cord injury haven’t held her back as Mary-Jo continues to mother, teach and inspire others to engage in their own personal journeys of healing and transformation.