Expanding Skills in Yoga communities

Mimi Budnick

Mimi Budnick is a yoga teacher based in Providence, Rhode Island who draws from her long history as a community organizer and adult educator to connect with her students and create an environment that feels open and welcoming.

Since receiving her certification in 2009, Mimi has prioritized teaching in non-traditional settings and in places where the emphasis on yoga as a tool for healing is front and center. She has taught in medical clinics, hospitals, homeless shelters, drug rehab facilities, trauma centers, and schools and ran the community/donation based yoga program at a local studio for many years. No mater where she is teaching, Mimi likes to remind her students that yoga is about more than the physical postures- that the asana are a vehicle to help bring about a more unified state of consciousness and that the real work of yoga takes place off the mat. Mimi’s aim is to guide people through an experience on their yoga mat that creates space in her students’ lives to connect in deeper and more meaningful ways with themselves, their community, and the world around them.