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Sherry BROURMANSherry Brourman is a movement educator. She volunteered at a school for handicapped children when she was 12 years old, and continued there until leaving for Boston University graduating as a physical therapist in 1973. At her first professional job, she was assigned the task of evaluating 60 disabled children for whether they might learn to walk with training, thus initiating her quest for articulating movement education.

Subsequently at Rusk Institute in NYC, Sherry developed classical skills for long term and severe pain rehabilitation. In 1975, she opened the first private physical therapy office in New Mexico. Sherry began teaching yoga to her patients in small group classes and during this time studied walking as the template for all physical activity eventually inspiring her groundbreaking book, Walk Yourself Well, 1998. Just after publication, Sherry started training yoga teachers and knew that this her new book, Using Yoga Therapeutically, was in its beginning stages.

A member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the International Association of Yoga Therapy, and a Yoga Alliance registration at the E-RYT 500 level, Sherry continues to study and teach the ways that her two fields coalesce scientifically and effectively.

Sherry taught a seminar entitled “Using Yoga Therapeutically” for medical professionals for 10 years; and for five years she has taught functional anatomy at Loyola Marymount University on its yoga therapy certification program. She currently teaches workshops for yoga teachers, yoga therapists, physical therapists, and many healing arts professionals. Sherry also founded the Tensegrity Center  for Yoga Therapy, an IAYT registered school, has developed a 300 hour internship program for yoga therapists, and continues her 40th year in private practice.

Healing Modalities: Postural Evaluation and Refinement, Gait Analysis and Training, Yoga Therapy Consultation or Session, Active, Passive or Resistive Exercises, Specific Joint Therapy, Foot and Balance Therapy, Movement Therapy Session, Home Exercise Instruction, Pre and Post Natal Back Care, Stretching Techniques and Home Program, Massage Therapy, Ultrasound, Kinesio Taping.

Walking & Gait Therapy: Observing how you move and walk, we will discern what might be tight or weak withing your personal movement habits. You will be able to use this information and shift into fluid, easy, pain free movement. Together, we will create individualized corroborative exercises. We can add classic physical therapy modalities as needed and assist with the changes in your movement patterns helping you to walk yourself well.

Yoga Therapy: In a private sessions and/or in Yoga Therapy Class, we comprehensively move through basic yoga postures. The work is to feel the structure and it’s relationships with the inner mechanisms of movement that are biological, psychological, and social. These underpinnings are necessary layers that feed understanding and experience of stable movement patterns. We explore the capacities of all of these layers for healing specific injuries,  to analyze postural difficulties, and to inquire into any obstacles you are working with in your individual yoga practice.

Workshops & Classes: In addition to her physical therapy practice, Sherry teaches Walking & Gait and Yoga workshops open to everyone, Yoga Teacher Training, Continuing Education Classes for Health Professionals and a new Gait Therapy Certification program based on the method outlined in her book Walk Yourself Well.

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