Friday, November 7, 2008

Director Rhonda Foote receives certification in Therapeutic Yoga Techniques

Rhonda Foote, Director of Rhonda’s FooteWorks Dance studio in Evans Mills, NY, attended a one-day certification course in Therapeutic Yoga on November 5th.

The course was part of the continuing education program from cross Country Education. The course was instructed by Julie Whitbeck, OTR/L, CYT from Dynamic Therapeutic Resources in Sanborn, NY.

The course showed how yoga techniques can be used to address those with special physical and emotional needs. The participants learned how to analyze and address those needs and make modifications in the yoga positions so as to best benefit the needs of the individual.

Ms. Foote intends to apply this course in her daily classes at the studio. “Whether helping someone to work in class with an injury or disability, or using the modifications to advance a student’s individual work out, this course was invaluable.” Ms. Foote said that this summer, the studio will host several specialty workshops that will incorporate much of what she learned in this workshop. Some of the workshops offered this summer will include “Arts, Dance and Yoga” for special needs children; teens and the studio would like to form a support group and workout session for those with Fibromyalgia or other diseases that affect the nerve and muscle systems.

For further information, contact Rhonda Foote at or call 315-767-3978.

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