Today I'm excited to share an interview with Melanie Waldman, a yoga student AND teacher who practices with an upper extremity amputation. Melanie is gracious enough to share with us how yoga helped with her healing process after her amputation as well as some of the pose modifications she uses to adapt her practice. Melanie … Continue reading Q&A with Amputee Yoga Student and Teacher Melanie Waldman
This week in school we're covering limb loss and prosthetics and it reminded me of the great Yoga for Amputees workshop I took last spring at the Accessible Yoga Conference in New York. The workshop was taught by Marsha Danzig, a below the knee amputee for over 40 years who has been teaching yoga and … Continue reading Teaching Yoga to Amputees
Today I'm excited to share with you an interview with Gary Brennan, a traumatic brain injury survivor who embraced yoga during his recovery. I had the pleasure of meeting Gary this past summer when he was a participant in an adaptive yoga class I led. It was amazing to hear Gary talk about how he … Continue reading Q&A with adaPTed Yoga Student & Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor Gary Brennan
In an effort to share information among yoga teachers and to best prepare teachers for working with students of all abilities, ages, shapes, sizes and backgrounds we'll be posting a monthly question for yoga teachers on social media and sharing some of their answers here on adaPTed Yoga! The first question we asked was: Here … Continue reading Yoga Teacher Q&A – Do You Ask Students About Injuries & Limitations?
Hi everyone, Danielle here! Today I'd like to share with you my philosophy as a yoga teacher and my vision for adaPTed Yoga - enjoy! Part of my philosophy when teaching yoga is that all yoga should be adapted for YOUR body. Yes, there are pictures of what poses "traditionally" look like, but not all … Continue reading What is Adapted Yoga?
Many people think of yoga as a workout, but there is much more to it than just the physical practice of yoga asana or poses - and much more than just physical benefits! A well rounded yoga practice is a full mind-body experience, and will also incorporate pranayama, or breath work, and an aspect of … Continue reading Benefits of Yoga
"Living in the now, for a mature human being, is about appreciating the passing moment as a fundamental of existence, accepting whatever comes our way, whatever we cannot change."  Numerous meditation techniques exist worldwide that vary enormously. The meditation technique introduced in adaPTed Yoga comes from the oldest Buddhist meditation practice known as Vipassana. … Continue reading An Introduction to Meditation & Mindfulness
Last but not least, we're introducing you to adaPTed Yoga team member Ashley! Q&A with adaPTed Yoga Team Member Ashley Tell us a bit about yourself... I have lived in MA my whole life and grew up on the South Shore. I graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2016 and started my journey … Continue reading Meet the Team – Ashley
Next up in our "Meet the Team" series is Bayley! Q&A with adaPTed Yoga Team Member Bayley Tell us a bit about yourself... I am currently a second year Doctor of Physical Therapy student at MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Clarkson University … Continue reading Meet the Team – Bayley
Today we're introducing you to adaPTed Yoga team member Alexandra! Q&A with adaPTed Yoga Team Member Alexandra Tell us a bit about yourself... I am originally from Miami, Florida. I received my undergraduate degree in American Studies from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. I moved to Boston to begin my graduate studies at MGH … Continue reading Meet the Team – Alexandra