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Instructor Bios

Dr. Ellen Z. Anderson, PT, PhD, GCS, E-RYT has been a physical therapist for 40 years and a yogi for half of that. She has a PhD in health sciences and is a professor emerita of physical therapy from Rutgers University with a strong background in therapeutic exercise. Ellen has written a book, several articles, and many several chapters on the use of mindful and complementary therapies in rehabilitation. She is a certified and registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance and enjoys teaching classes for persons new to yoga or those wanting to practice yoga in ways that can address their physical and mental well-being. She teaches anatomy for yoga teacher trainings and is highly regarded for her incorporation of yoga into plans of care for people with mental health concerns.

Dr. Lori S. Zucker, PT, DPT, MA, CYT has been a physical therapist for over 35 years and a dedicated yogi since 2001. She completed her 300-hour teacher training in 2011. Lori been integrating yoga into her private physical therapy practice for over 20 years. She is highly regarded for her ability to assess patients and clients through a perspective of yoga and then recommend plans of care that combine western and eastern approaches for recovery and health.. Lori is an adjunct professor in the Rutgers University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program helping to bring a clinical perspective and yogic principles to new generations of physical therapists. She has been blessed with the opportunity to teach yoga and anatomy in the UK, the Sudan, Spain, Costa Rica, India and Israel.

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