Kimberly Kalpana Bridi

Kimberly Bridi is the executive director of the Mission OM Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) a nonprofit, which provides yoga-based therapies to active military, veterans and their families.

She is a pioneer in this field and has spent more than 2.5 years working for the U.S. Army in a military chronic pain clinic as the Department of Defense’s first full-time yoga therapist. She provided yoga therapy to Service Members in chronic pain, with post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma and more, and successfully integrated yoga into the clinical hospital and military setting at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Ft. Gordon, Georgia.

She is completing her Master’s Degree in Counseling & Psychology from Troy University and has a private psychotherapy/yoga therapy practice through the Mission OM Foundation where she works primarily with military populations. Ms. Bridi has studied yoga and meditation with some of the most knowledgeable yoga teachers in our modern day. She has a background as a life coach and owned a therapeutic yoga studio in North Carolina before taking the position with the Army. While in the private sector, she worked with individuals and group, with exceptional children and adolescence, as well as with children living with the impact of trauma.

She runs a 230-hour therapeutic yoga teacher training and offers workshops and training programs related to military, trauma and yoga therapy.