Recent Press

Pop-up park in Mansfield's Imagination District features natural autumn landscape, games & dining

Richland Source – September 28, 2021

MANSFIELD — It’s a great time for a trip to downtown Mansfield to visit Imagination Park, a temporary pop-up park.


The park has an urban garden, mindful play space, and dining areas in the Imagination District on West 3rd St., between Mulberry St. and Bowman Ave. Open through Oct. 1, 2021, there will be activities each day.


“This pop-up park is a fun and safe way to bring our community together. It is outside, and along the length of W. 3rd Street, creating natural social distancing,” said Korinna Goettel, Idea Works Director and planning committee member. Read more here

Life coach and author visits Mansfield on first leg of book tour

Richland Source- September 21, 2021

MANSFIELD – On Monday evening, Kristoffer Carter, executive coach and author of “’Permission To Glow: A Spiritual Guide to Epic Leadership,” stopped in Mansfield as a part of the first leg of his fall book tour in order to promote his book and inspire local leaders to “glow up.”

Idea Works, Mind Body Align Mindful Education and Source Brand Solutions sponsored the event, which took place at IdeaWorks located on 40 W. 4th St Read more here

Arts Festival returns to Downtown Mansfield Sept. 18

Richland Source- September 13, 2021

MANSFIELD – It’s time to celebrate the arts as the Art Festival returns to Central Park in downtown Mansfield.

On Saturday, Sept. 18, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., an array of artists celebrating all forms of art will gather in the park and throughout the city to entertain and dazzle the public with an extraordinary cultural experience.

Sponsors for this event are the Richland County Development Group, Park National Bank, Mechanics Bank, Mind Body Align, the Richland Public Library, and Hempy Water. The chair for this event is Victoria Hoefler, with support from the Art Sector. Read more here

Mind Body Align launches weekly 'mindfulness' practice

Mansfield News Journal- July 16, 2021

MANSFIELD – Mind Body Align launched a weekly, global, virtual community mindfulness practice called Connect In on Wednesday morning.

“We all crave community in a way that feels safe to us. These weekly experiences are for everyone, not just those who know us or are already a part of Mind Body Align’s community,” founder Annamarie Fernyak said. “This is designed for the individual who has no idea what mindfulness is, for those who already take time to practice and all the folks in between.”‘ Read more

Award-winning educator joins growing Mind Body Align team as SEL teacher & content creator

Richland Source -July 1, 2021

MANSFIELD — Mind Body Align (MBA) recently hired award-winning educator Caryl Church Jesseph as a Curriculum and Education Developer and Mindful Educator.

An ODE licensed teacher for grades kindergarten through 12, Caryl taught for 15 years in public schools in Lake and Geauga counties, where she received multiple honors, including the Northeast Ohio Outstanding Art Educator Award. Read more

Ways To Remove Negativity From The Workplace

Richland Source – February 14, 2020

There are parts to every job that may be tedious or have someone questioning “why am I here?” but if those thoughts are an ongoing occurrence, that person may need to ask themselves if that negativity they’re bringing into the office will affect their co-workers.

CEO of Mind Body Align Annamarie Fernyak has created a system where all of her employees can voice their concerns and be able to disagree in order to have a successful work environment. Read More.

Mind Body Align Challenges You To Take 10,000 Steps A Day

Richland Source – December 19, 2020

Annamarie Fernyak, founder of Mind Body Align, power walks in place alongside her co-worker Jennifer Blue in the tiny kitchen located inside of The Butterfly House. She casually chews on a chip with some dip in hand while trying to build up a sweat.

“I’m aware of the irony here,” she says with a laugh and continues on. Read More.

Yarn Bombing Art Installation Colors Downtown Mansfield

Richland Source – June 12, 2019

Mansfield has been bombed with graffiti of colorful street art. The art lovers at Mind Body Align worked with the inmates at the Richland Correctional Institute (RICI) to create a surprise urban art installation of colorful displays of crocheted yarn in Mansfield on Tuesday.

The installation is known as #yarnbombing. Read More

Decluttering the mind through meditation

Richland Source – March 28, 2019

With the arrival of spring comes the urge to declutter the house, tossing whatever nonessentials that no longer “spark joy,” as Marie Kondo would say.

But what about clearing out the clutter in your mind?

Annamarie Fernyak, founder of Mind Body Align, says this can be done through mindfulness meditation, a secular practice aimed at bringing one’s attention to experiences occurring in the present moment.  Read more

Mind Body Align expands, offering wellness vacation for women

Special to Richland Source – March 19, 2019

MANSFIELD – Pack your bags! Mind Body Align is planning a small group woman’s wellness experience guaranteed to restore energy and vitality.

This luxury get-a-way is in Sedona, Arizona May 7 to 11, 2019, and features five days at a beautiful home, with thoughtfully prepared food and restorative activities led by experts in the field of wellness and energy medicine. Read more.


Women support each other at Mansfield business showcase

Richland Source – Sept. 12. 2018


MANSFIELD – The stars of the show Wednesday were all women.

Approximately 30 female business owners were featured Wednesday at the 4th Women’s Business Showcase in the Renaissance Theatre.

“The goal is to highlight their contributions to the community at large so they realize what a powerful force women entrepreneurs are,” said Richland Area Chamber of Commerce president Jodie Perry. Read more.

Giving Tree at Third and Mulberry streets filled with free hats, gloves and scarves

Mansfield News Journal  – Jan. 5, 2018

MANSFIELD – Frigid temperatures have sparked a response from four local entities along North Mulberry Street to help provide hats, gloves, and scarves to keep people warm.

Working together, Mind Body Align, the Mansfield Richland County Public Library, Richland Area Chamber of Commerce and Richland Community Development Group are providing hats, scarves, and gloves to people who face the elements each day without ample protection. The tree will continue as more donations arrive, organizers said. Read more.


Mind Body Align welcomes new operations director

Special to Richland Source – August 23. 2017

MANSFIELD – Mind Body Align has introduced Jennifer Blue to the community as the company’s Operations Director.

Blue will be responsible for overseeing the creation and implementation of all programs and events offered at the Butterfly House as well as overseeing various aspects of operations at the company. Read more.

Blessing Box at Butterfly House provides food for those in need

Richland Source, May 4, 2017

MANSFIELD — Those driving by the Butterfly House might have noticed a new fixture in front of the building.

Jess Allred, a retired newspaper publisher, was watching the news when a 10-second clip caught his attention and inspired him to build a blessing box, which was placed outside the Butterfly House at Mind Body Align (20 N. Mulberry St.) earlier this week.

The purpose of a blessing box is to provide food and other items for those in need. People who have enough are encouraged to stock the box with nonperishable food items and other household products. In turn, those who need those items are welcome to take freely.

Read full article here.