Yoga, Dementia and the SPECAL Photograph Album

American Yoga teacher Amber Burke has written a recently published article in ‘Yoga International’ following an interview with Penny Garner.

“Given yoga’s promise, some of us may wonder if yoga is a good idea for our relative, friend, or patient with dementia.

“It might be, or it might not be,” said Penny Garner in a recent phone interview. Penny is the founder and clinical director of the Contented Dementia Trust at its Centre of Excellence in Burford, England.”

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About the author, Amber Burke
Amber lives in Abiquiu, New Mexico. She teaches alignment-based and restorative yoga privately (and occasionally at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs), as well as various writing classes at UNM Taos. With her anatomically-focused articles, she aims to broaden the interface between yoga and physical therapy. She and Bill Reif, MPT, are hard at work on a book for yoga practitioners with injuries and pre-existing conditions. She is a graduate of Yale, the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars MFA Program, and two teacher trainings through Yogaworks in Los Angeles. She has been registered with the Yoga Alliance at the 500-hour level since 2008. Connect with her at