Get On Your Mat For Mental Health


Yoga mats generously donated by

White Plains Hospital



Yoga Studio Partners

Balance Yoga & Wellness

Center for Movement

Iyengar Yoga Scarsdale

The Lake House

Living Juice/O2 Living

PranaMoon Yoga

Prana Yoga and Meditation

Sacred Spirit Yoga and Healing Arts Center

Tovami Yoga

Yoga Haven

Yoga Loft

The Yoga Studio @ Saw Mill Club

Yoga Teachers Association



Community Partners

Auburn Jewelry

Bronxville Wellness Sanctuary

City of White Plains





Whole Foods

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Team Daniel Running for Recovery

Youth Mental Health Project


Thank you to everyone who joined us on Wednesday, June 21st as we welcomed summer under the open sky at Get On Your Mat For Mental Health, our outdoor mega-yoga event! Held in Turnure Park, the empowering and energetic community-driven event featured live music from House of Waters, a yoga marketplace of vendors, sponsors and exhibitors, and an invigorating hour-long class led by renowned teacher Beryl Bender Birch. 

Get On Your Mat For Mental Health Crowd Photo

Get On Your Mat For Mental Health raised vital awareness and support for behavioral health issues and services. We all know someone – a friend, family member, coworker – whose life has been affected by a mental health issue. And at MHA, we know that recovery is possible. In fact, we see it every day.

At MHA, we strive to foster communities where everyone is welcome, where we lift each other up and inspire change. In our community, shame, stigma and discrimination have no place. Get On Your Mat For Mental Health helped us make our community stronger, and our conversation louder. The more we talk about mental health issues, the easier it is for others to talk -- and get help.

Thank you for standing up against stigma and telling the world you believe #MentalHealthMatters!

Be sure to check out coverage from News12, The Journal News and Inside Chappaqua for a look into the event and how yoga can transform lives.

Click here to see photos from the event!

Beryl Bender Birch

Beryl Bender BirchAn avid student of classical yoga since 1971, Beryl has been teaching yoga and training yoga teachers as "spiritual revolutionaries" for 40 years and is the bestselling author of many books on yoga. 

Beryl  is a renowned teacher, not only for her knowledge of classical yoga and her studies of the Yoga Sutra, but for her abilities to brilliantly and intuitively access a student’s weaknesses and misalignments, both physically and psychologically, and prescribe specific yoga practices for healing and growth. Her down to earth, accessible style of teaching has made her a beloved and highly sought after teacher. A portion of ticket sales will go toward the Give Back Yoga Foundation, of which Beryl is the co-founder and board chair.

"Beryl is my kind of woman, a pragmatic practitioner of yoga...someone who takes you on a spiritual and physical journey with the proper mix of realism, compassion, joy, and laughter. She is the perfect guide to help us all appreciate the rewards of yoga." - Katie Couric


House of Waters

House of WatersHailed as "the most original band on the planet" by NY Music Daily, House of Waters delivers innovative and inspiring world music. The Brooklyn-based trio recently debuted their newest album to a #2 spot on the ITunes World Music Charts. All About Jazz calls the record "a rare and beautiful gem," while Time Out NY calls their performances "a sight to behold." Read more about House of Waters and check out their music here >>>



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New York Presbyterian Westchester Division


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Connecticut Business Systems

Janssen Pharmaceuticals

Leason Ellis LLP

Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips, LLP


Karma Sponsor

Meryl A. Allison

Balance Sponsors

Bronx Westchester Medical Group

Crossover Yoga Project

Four Winds Hospital

NAMI Westchester


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Examiner Media


Inside Press
Natural Awakenings


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