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Kelsey Koch – Inspirational Yogi

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Born without a tibia in her left leg, doctors decided to amputate below the knee when Kelsey Koch was 9 months old to improve her mobility later in life.  Always an active child, the amputation eventually caused a curvature in her spine.  When she was 22, her trainer suggested practicing yoga to alleviate her scoliosis and back pain.

“Yoga makes you work both sides of your body. I’m so dominant on my right side, so I first started yoga to hopefully strengthen out my left side.” (Self magazine story)

 

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Marsha Danzig Update – Yoga for Amputees

Marsha Danzig Yoga for Amputees - Sunshine Prosthetics and Orthotics, Wayne NJIt’s been a while since we first wrote about Marsha Danzig, yoga instructor, trainer, dancer, choreographer and total inspiration.   Facing personal hardships such as a below the knee amputation at age 13 due to cancer and chemotherapy-caused kidney damage and eventual transplant, yoga became her bridge to connecting her physical and spiritual self and reach out to others who need to discover and reach their potential. You can read that entire post here.

Since that time, a LOT of exciting happenings have occurred.

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Marsha Danzig – Color Me Yoga

“All of us, no matter our circumstances, have a right to feel and experience joy.”

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Marsha Danzig, founder of Color Me Yoga and Yoga for Amputees

This is the guiding belief of Marsha Danzig and it has led her into the creation of yoga for kids programs (Color Me Yoga) which she also teaches to others so that they may work with children, especially children with special needs. Her workshops are known not only nationally, but internationally as well due to their on-line availability.
Facing personal hardships such as a below the knee amputation at age 13 due to cancer and chemotherapy-caused kidney damage and eventual transplant, yoga became her bridge to connecting her physical and spiritual self and reach out to others who need to discover and reach their potential.

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