With her background in dance and massage therapy, Ellen Saltonstall has an innovative and multifaceted approach to therapeutic yoga. The New York-based instructor has extensive training in Iyengar and Anusara Yoga, and she specializes in anatomy and therapeutics, of which she is a life-long student. She has also been practicing and teaching Kinetic Awareness, a method of self-care using rubber balls to massage tight areas of the body, for over 30 years. Ellen has published two books with Dr. Loren Fishman, Yoga for Arthritis and Yoga for Osteoporosis, and has several other books in process.
In this audio conversation, we discuss the different modalities in her yoga “toolbox,” how yoga – particularly, proper alignment – can be beneficial for arthritis, and the unique responsibilities of the yoga therapist.
Ellen Saltonstall will be in Montreal for a weekend workshop, Yoga for You: Customize Your Practice with Tools for Healing, March 22 – 24 at Shri Yoga.