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
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?
Thanks for stopping by! We are a group of second-year Doctor of Physical Therapy students at MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston and we've decided to focus our doctoral Capstone project on making the benefits of yoga and mindfulness accessible to all individuals by offering in-person yoga classes and creating a website of resources … Continue reading Welcome to adaPTed Yoga!