Guided By Humanity

A nonprofit organization

$6,418 raised by 42 donors

43% complete

$15,000 Goal

Our diverse GBH programming ranges from Yoga for folks with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities to supported employment programs such as The Peace & Humanity Smoothie Bus. 


1. "I feel very limber and flexible after class. All the tightness has gone away.  My instructor has the most calming voice throughout the whole class. She is an amazing teacher. She makes everyone feel welcome and helps everybody feel comfortable at whatever level they are at. I leave her class feeling rejuvenated and can’t wait for the next class!" Victoria Windel, Yoga for Amputees student

2. "Last year I started to get worried about my shoulder pain- worsening when I used my crutches. I can’t really function without my crutches, so I knew I needed to do something to help myself.  Now, my shoulder pain has totally resolved and I attribute that entirely to practicing yoga with my instructor. I do Yoga for Amputees classes, Virtual Adaptive Yoga classes, and Friday Wind Down Yoga all with Guided By Humanity." Tracey Alverson, Yoga for Amputees student

3. "On behalf of Women's World On Wheels, I wanted to extend our deepest gratitude for your presence and the incredible yoga practice you led during our recent event. Your guidance and calming energy added a wonderful dimension to the event, and we are truly thankful for your participation. The participants were very grateful for the yoga session you hosted. Your clear instructions and gentle encouragement made the yoga practice accessible to participants of all levels. Afterwards women commented they were able to immerse themselves in the practice, finding moments of relaxation and rejuvenation. We're deeply appreciative of your willingness to collaborate with us and share your passion for yoga with our group. You helped create an environment where participants could disconnect from the outside world and reconnect with themselves. As we reflect on the success of our camp, your dedication to promoting wellness and mindfulness aligns perfectly with our camp's values, and we envision many more opportunities to work together in the future. Once again, thank you for guiding us through a yoga practice." Women's WOW (Women on Wheels) Team, Mindfulness Retreat 

4. “Man, I got so zoned out laying there this afternoon.  I am still zoned out.  I don’t even feel like myself, I feel soft and smooth.  And glad all over.” Connor Coleman, All Abilities Student 


The mission of GBH is to provide inclusive and equitable health and wellness services for people living with disabilities, seen and unseen.

Background Statement

Guided By Humanity was established in 2017 with an anti-oppression lens, founded by a disability advocate that witnessed many health disparities amongst folks with disabilities, particularly for individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities. Our founders own experience as a parent of children with neurodiversities and the transformative power of yoga on her mental and physical well-being inspired her to explore how it could benefit others in the disabled community. The disability community, encompassing visible and invisible disabilities, continues to face isolation from quality and meaningful mental health providers and struggles with numerous issues that cause health disparities. These inequities arise from unfair conditions, including stigma, discrimination, fear, poverty, limited access to education and employment opportunities, and barriers within the healthcare system. Limited access to healthcare facilities, equipment, transportation, communication, and inadequate knowledge among healthcare professionals regarding disabilities contribute to preventable health issues for people with disabilities.

Prevention is of utmost importance for health equity issues for the disabled community, as it significantly contributes to their longevity and overall quality of life. Research involving 4,000 individuals revealed a significant 43% decrease in hospital visits when incorporating yoga and medication. This alleviates suffering, improves health outcomes, but also reduces healthcare expenses. However, the high cost of such preventive wellness services has limited accessibility. To address this, we are proud to make our services affordable or free, particularly targeting students with limited access throughout the Denver metro area.

Organization Data


Organization name

Guided By Humanity

other names

Peace & Humanity Smoothie Bus

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Health Care

Organization Size

Small Organization


3496 S Broadway
Englewood, CO 80113

Colorado Location

441 Wadsworth
Lakewood, CO 80226

Service areas

Arapahoe County, CO, US

Denver, CO, US



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