Jana Spierings

  Jana Spierings was diagnosed with scoliosis at the age of fourteen. This was during a time when she was dancing at a high level and didn’t want to know anything about surgery. She got a brace for a year after which the doctors decided the 48 degrees curve had...

Jennifer Krakowsky

  Jennifer Krakowsky is a certified yoga teacher living and teaching in Westchester County, just north of NYC.  At the age of 14 and after four years of wearing a back brace, Jen underwent spinal fusion surgery to halt the progression of scoliosis.  She has been...

Anne Avant

  I began attending Iyengar yoga classes while living in the San Francisco bay area in 1978 where I had the good fortune to study with many Iyengar teachers.  I tried several types of yoga, but was drawn to the valuable information and instructions with the...

Jen Gorman

  Jen Gorman is a scoliosis and spinal fusion patient, advocate, and teacher.  She teaches yoga for scoliosis, yoga for spinal fusions, back care yoga, and strength training in the Chicago metropolitan area and nationwide.  She is passionate about inspiring...

Martha Carter

  About Martha Carter At the age of 11, Martha, an enthusiastic young dancer, was diagnosed with a “C” curve scoliosis and, at age 14, underwent Harrington Rod surgery. After spending a year in bed encased in a body cast, she was told she could never dance again....