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About Us

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

Our mission is to help build physical strength and endurance, instill self-confidence, promote independence, self-esteem and empower blind and visually impaired individuals with the tools they can use to be successful at setting goals and in managing life's challenges.

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Our Story

Third Eye Insight’s foundation began in 2000, when Founder Sensei Devin Fernandez was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, a degenerative eye disease leading to blindness. As he wrestled with the implications of this life-altering disease, he knew, despite moments of despair, that this was an opportunity for learning and growing.


Navigating his way through social services for the blind, Sensei Devin discovered a distinct lack of fitness opportunities tailored to the needs of this underserved community. Driven by a desire to make a difference, he seamlessly integrated his expertise in martial arts, yoga, and meditation, into a first of its kind organization. 


In 2010, Devin Fernandez, accompanied by his sister Kim Fernandez, launched Third Eye Insight – a non-profit organization on a mission to empower and uplift the blind and visually impaired through compelling fitness activities. Since its inception, TEI has expanded its influence from Long Island to the broader New York Metro Area, sowing the seeds of inspiration at every step.

Recognized for its commitment to serving the blind and visually impaired, TEI has received support from organizations like Foundation Fighting Blindness, American Foundation for the Blind, Helen Keller, Commission for the Blind, Visions, Eye to Eye, and Lions Clubs on Long Island.

Today TEI offers a diverse range of fitness activities including archery, horseback riding, skiing, kayaking, surfing, tandem bike riding, fishing, hiking, white water rafting, sailing, and blind soccer. Partnering with organizations such as Long Island Ninjutsu Centers, Bay Shore YMCA, United States Association of Blind Athletes, and Vermont Adaptive Sports, TEI has built a strong network of support.

Meet the Team

Third Eye Insight owes its existence to the invaluable support of our dedicated volunteer staff and committed board. We are profoundly grateful for their unwavering dedication to our noble mission.

Our Partners

Sensei Devin and his staff would like to express their deepest gratitude to Shihan Allie Alberigo for his tremendous support of Third Eye Insight.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to for their generous donation of high-quality yoga supplies,

When you give joy to other people, you get more joy in return. You should give a good thought to happiness that you can give out.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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