Ellen Saltonstall began her study of human anatomy in her twenties while studying and performing modern dance with artists who included Merce Cunningham and Twyla Tharp. Her path led her to meditation and hatha yoga, opening her to a consideration of the body as a temple for spiritual study. Her yoga education stems from the Iyengar and Anusara traditions, with many master teachers over 35 years. Ellen's body knowledge took a giant leap forward through the experiential bodywork method that she developed from her study and practice of Kinetic Awareness(R), the work of Elaine Summers. Called Bodymind Ballwork, Ellen's method employs rubber balls of various sizes and textures to massage and realign the body and refine proprioception. Her formal study of anatomy included professional massage training, workshops and independent study. Ellen's writings have appeared in Yoga Journal, Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation and the International Association of Yoga Therapists' Journal of Yoga Therapy. Currently she teaches yoga, anatomy, yoga therapeutics and Bodymind Ballwork to students and teachers internationally, inviting them to discover and explore the majesty and mystery of the human form. Please visit her website, www.ellensaltonstall.com.
Yogic wisdom and anatomical sophistication gracefully combined....I encourage every yogi, whether practicing for one day or a century, to read [this book] for knowledge and pleasure. Loren Fishman MD, B.Phil., (oxon.) Columbia University This exploration of anatomy climbs into your body where it belongs. Carrie Owerko, senior certified teacher of Iyengar Yoga, Laban Movement Analyst Anatomy & Yoga is a treasure trove of discovery for anyone interested in exploring the deep intelligence of the body. Florence Meleo-Meyer, MS, MA, U Mass Medical School Center for Mindfulness, Healthcare and Society In Anatomy & Yoga, Saltonstall balances biomechanics brilliantly with philosophy, inspiration and heart from the yoga tradition. Karen Sprute-Francovich, certified Anusara Yoga teacher & teacher trainer, co-chair Anusara Curriculum Committee