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Sunday, June 2 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Sharing Humanity: Opening Yoga to People of All Abilities with Mind Body Solutions FILLING

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Known for their pioneering approach, Mind Body Solutions has become a leader in the movement to share the transformative work of yoga with people of all abilities. Based on the life experience of founder Matthew Sanford, paralyzed from the chest down following a car accident at age 13, Mind Body Solutions was formed in 2001 with a mission to transform trauma, loss, and disability into hope and potential by awakening the connection between mind and body. We believe in sharing yoga with people along the entire arc of life and have developed programs serving everyone from children in the hospital, to adults living with life-altering conditions, to people nearing the end of life – and every stage in between.

In this introduction to adaptive yoga, join Mind Body Solutions’ Director of Programs, Amy Samson-Burke, for an experiential session that introduces participants to a deeper level of sensation in their body, one that can be used to share yoga with people of every ability. Examine your own yoga practice from a different perspective and begin to play with the sensations experienced in poses as a reference point for your teaching. Discover what nourishes you in a particular pose and explore how that can be shared with those who don’t have access to the physical posture. Learn about common sense precautions to take with your students. And expand what you feel in your mind-body relationship as you create ways to share yoga with every population you wish to reach.

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Amy Samson-Burke, MPT, PYT, OYI

Director, Programs, Mind Body Solutions
Amy Samson-Burke has been a practicing Physical Therapist since 1990 and is also a Professional Yoga Therapist. She is Director of Programs at the non-profit Mind Body Solutions in Minneapolis, MN, teaches adaptive yoga, and works in developing programs with nationally recognized... Read More →

Sunday June 2, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am CDT
Il Monastero - Room 111 Saint Louis University: Il Monastero, 3050 Olive Street