As the recipient of Hendrix College’s Walker Odyssey Fellowship, I am excited to travel to India to study how yoga therapy can treat physical conditions as a complementary medicine.  I am a recent graduate and a longtime practitioner of yoga who enjoys the physical and mental benefits of a daily practice.  As someone who has no serious medical conditions, I have enjoyed practicing yoga for the calmness and balance a daily practice brings to my life.

This project is inspired by my mom, a breast cancer survivor, who began to practice yoga while undergoing chemotherapy.  I want to understand how yoga therapy can be incorporated into western medical treatments to improve quality of life for patients suffering from various physical and mental illnesses.  I am hopeful that yoga will continue to emerge in this cross-section between lifestyle and medicine with the promise to heal.


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  1. Peace Pilgrim

    very cool blog! I really enjoyed reading your stories, sounds like a powerful experience and that you really got to connect with the people that you met during it! I’m very impressed! keep up the great work and personal/ professional research!:-)


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