Shannon Wellins



Expedition Balance

Expedition Balance is a Texas non-profit organization, dedicated to supporting Veterans by providing programs that help improve mental health and increase well-being. Our offering is a holistic, non-clinical approach to helping participants regain their sense of balance and peace of mind.  These activities that have proven effective in improving brain function for those suffering the symptoms associated with Post-Traumatic Stress, depression, and other mental health challenges.  Our certified instructors have assisted Veterans and their family members for more than 6 years.  We offer regularly-scheduled yoga classes, as well as special events such as: hiking, kayaking, community volunteer projects, and workshops in nutrition, cooking, creative expression, and other activities.  Several times a year, we offer fun and healing Expeditions (outdoors retreats) for Veterans and sometimes family members.

Organization Information

Our Mission Statement: “Expedition Balance supports the recovery of US military Veterans by offering a balanced approach to wellness through group outdoor recreation, spiritual awareness and contemplation, creative expression, physical fitness, and healthy lifestyle education.”

The Operation: Expedition Balance was founded as a Texas nonprofit organization in October, 2009. We began serving the Houston Veteran community in 2010, by offering yoga classes specifically-designed for combat veterans suffering from PTSD.  In addition, we have held classes in nutrition coaching and creative expression, and hikes in area state and national parks. Our programs are widely supported, and a number of military installations now offer similar programs to active duty service people.

There is no organization quite like Expedition Balance. We are grateful for your support of our peaceful warriors.


My Reason2Race is Expedition Balance








Event Donors Goal Progress
BIG Impact Charity Challenge
September 12 - October 21, 2016  Houston, Texas
Raised $1,565 of $5,000