Q&A with Amputee Yoga Student and Teacher Melanie Waldman

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

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Teaching Yoga to Amputees

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

Q&A with adaPTed Yoga Student & Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor Gary Brennan

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

Yoga Teacher Q&A – Do You Ask Students About Injuries & Limitations?

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?

An Introduction to Meditation & Mindfulness

"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." [1] 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