BETSY SHANDALOV, OTR /L, RYT, CYKT, has been an Occupational Therapist since 1992. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Boston University. She has worked in adult care at Duke Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, and she has also worked as a clinician, educator and supervisor in rehabilitation and community re-entry at Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Ms. Shandalov has presented nationally on multiple topics at the collegiate level to both undergraduate and graduate students in occupation therapy. She has earned her 200-hour adult yoga teacher training with a focus on Iyengar yoga, in addition to being certified as a yoga kids’ teacher and trainer by Yoga Kids International. She trained as a yoga therapist through Niroga Institute in Oakland, CA where she then worked as a member of their yoga therapy staff. Her advanced training is through The Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, D.C. and she is also a Reiki practitioner.
She now teaches Therapeutic Yoga to adults and children in a variety of healthcare settings and treats people privately using yoga as her main therapeutic modality. Her extensive knowledge of disease and disability in a variety of settings combines with her complementary yoga treatment to provide a new level of understanding of how the brain and the immune system work together for natural and therapeutic healing.
Disclosure: Financial – Receives a speaking honorarium from Vyne. Nonfinancial – No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.