Mimi was diagnosed with scoliosis, at age 16. Following 6 months wearing a Charleston brace, she underwent posterior corrective surgery with ISOLA instrumentation and fusion. Nearly 10 years later, while simultaneously pursuing a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and delving into her 500 hour yoga teacher training at YogaWorks, Mimi began to reconnect with her scoliosis and the impact of her surgery. Since 2006 she has apprenticed with Deborah Wolk (co-Director of Yoga Union Center for Backcare and Scoliosis and in July 2008 completed Elise Browning Miller's Yoga for Scoliosis Teacher Training. She has also assisted Ellen Kiley in a Scoliyoga workshop at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Mimi spent January 2011 as a student in the medical class at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India where she studied directly with BKS Iyengar through the guidance and teachings of Lois Steinberg, Stephanie Quirk, Elise Browning Miller and Julie Lawrence.
Mimi owes much gratitude to her many life teachers and feels privileged to be a guide for others working with scoliosis and corrective spinal fusions. She happily lives with her husband Brian in NYC.
Mimi teaches classes for students with back problems and scoliosis including a specific class for students with Harrington Rods and other spinal instrumentation and fusions—the only one in the world!
For information on classes, private lessons, and upcoming workshops please contact Mimi at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-767-9226.