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Inclusive Sailing Regatta in Riga


On June 1-2, 2018, at Riga Sport Sailing Center the 15th stage of the international humanitarian mission “The Sails of the Spirit” took place. On the first day MOTUS VITA participants met team members, professional yachtsmen, had safety education and training, performed a trial sail in. And the regatta itself with the participation of three yachts was scheduled for the 2nd of June. Persons with disability became full valid team members and followed the instructions of the yacht captains. Involvement into the common activity made everyone happy! For all the participants with disability this was the first sailing experience in life.

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Training for Well-being and Motivation


It is a well-known fact that physical health is closely related to our inner condition. To manage emotions is also much easier if you understand yourself, your abilities and possibilities, as well as your complexes and psychological barriers. The more we learn to know ourselves, the higher is our self-confidence. And this ground helps to a great extent to get surrounded by an interesting social network and to realize our potential in the chosen field!


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Seminar “Safety and Comfort”


With the support of the Latvian Association of Ergotherapists we have planned to organize a cycle of seminars on safety and comfort in everyday life for persons with special needs.

The seminars shall comprise an exhaustive scope of information about the possibilities to receive and to use technical aids taking into account factors of falling and trauma risks.

Riga Stradins University Ergotherapy program’s students and members of the students’ subdivision of the Latvian Association of Ergotherapists Sabīne Mikulāne, Anita Gžibovska, and Jana Bagņana informed MOTUS VITA members and other participants about circulation system of technical aids, alternatives of receiving technical aids, and main prevention principles. Practicing ergotherapists Toms Bērants and Aleksandrs Grjadovojs also took part in the seminar in order to provide answers to the questions.


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On the Way to Health Through Art


“I don’t believe!” – this phrase of the famous Russian theatre director, theorist and teacher Stanislavski is known to every theatre lover. But how is it possible to make not only Stanislavski, but also surrounding people to believe you? What do we need for this? What is disturbing us? This is exactly the “secrets” that we try to reveal at acting classes together with theatre teacher Tatjana Čerkovska and stage director Andrejs Garkavi (STADIA Art Platform).

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Seminars at the Riga International Airport


On January 25 and on February 13, 2018, the Training Centre of the Riga International Airport hosted a seminars for the airport’s employees working directly with passengers. The main purpose of seminars was to provide useful information to the staff regarding the ways of ensuring maximum comfort and safety to the passengers with special needs.


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Charity Event with the Participation of Search and Rescue Dogs


On December 3rd, 2017, a charity event “Colourful paws” was held in the pet centre Dino Zoo Pasaule. Latvian artists and dog handlers from the association together with their pets, search and rescue dogs, participated in the event. The organizer of the event – the association for people with special needs MOTUS VITA.

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I want to be heard!


“I want to be understood”, “I want to be an interesting interlocutor” – we hear such phrases quite often. Social certainty means even more to people with special needs. It is in this purpose that the Association MOTUS VITA has started its cooperation with the Theatre Studio STADIA. With the support of the Charity Foundation of Boris and Inara Teterevs, various events take place all over the year 2017, thus contributing to development of communication, acting and public speaking skills.

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Evening with Boris Levi


On July 19th, at 18.00 at the premises of the HAPPY ART MUSEUM an evening with the composer and theatre producer Boris Levi was organized by the association MOTUS VITA. Some friends of Boris also participated in the event – theatre producer and lecturer Aba Gercbah and writer Sergejs Cernikovs.

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MOTUS VITA Members Enjoy Art at the “Prado 12 Characters” Exhibition


The world-famous PRADO museum presented several masterpieces from its collection for an exhibition at the Art Museum Riga Bourse from March 25 to July 16, 2017. MOTUS VITA members are very grateful to the Boris and Inara Teterev Foundation which offered us an opportunity to enjoy the paintings of the great authors. The twelve masterpieces are delighting the eyes of millions of visitors of the largest Spanish museum for years. It is for the first that that owing to the support of Boris and Inara Teterev the paintings are exhibited in the Baltic region. This is the gift of the benefactors for the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Latvia.

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