Endorsements & Testimonials

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“I’m incredibly impressed by your dedication and creativity …. This is a wonderful resource for any patient looking to get back to an active and healthy lifestyle!” – Dr Navin Fernando, MD, FRCS(C), Associate Professor, Adult Joint Reconstruction, Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, University of Washington

Elizabeth’s decades of teaching experience has created an oasis of healing for those preparing for or recovering from hip replacement surgery. I’ve always admired Elizabeth’s down to earth, well researched and practical approach to teaching yoga. With her own experience of hip replacements she shares personal insights alongside the powerful healing techniques of yoga. I highly recommend anyone seeking a specific understanding of how to use yoga for healthy hips, to take advantage of Elizabeth’s website for a trove of enlightened teaching.  – Kathryn Payne

“This is wonderful, Elizabeth. I’m sure many people will benefit from your skilled application of yoga practices for recovery from hip replacement surgery.”  – Andra DeVoght, PT, MPH, Insight Physio

“… [Yoga for Hip Replacement] is so comprehensive and thorough. Thank you for providing this for people. It is going to benefit so many.”  – Karen Hain, LAc, LMP, MAcOM

“Yoga for Hip Replacement is an invaluable resource for anyone pre- or post-hip replacement … with concise videos that are easy to follow and support you on your path to recovery.” – Kelly Straight, Owner of The Recess Lab & Straight on Strength, LLC,  Certified Personal Trainer, Athletics, Rehab

“I LOVE your website and teaching. You are clear, smooth, and reassuring. I did the Warrior II class. I hadn’t experienced before how reaching my arms wide automatically turned my torso into the coronal plane. I also appreciate your incremental approach that emphasizes alignment even when the legs are not wide apart. I haven’t had a hip replacement but I still feel how each movement, even the pelvic tilts, strengthens the hips and muscles that support them. Thank you!” – Amy Huggins, Yoga Teacher, Co-Chair of the Music Mends Minds Global Board. YHR Member.

“Thank you so much for providing Yoga for Hip Replacement. It is a wonderful resource for recovering hips.” – C.M. YHR member

“Really a necessary part of recovery for hip replacement. I’m hoping she’ll do a shoulder replacement program in a future offering. Elizabeth has the heart of a real healer.” – J. M., YHR Member

“After signing up for the Lifetime package, I’m a firm believer that Elizabeth knows exactly what she is doing. Her understanding of anatomy and yoga make her the perfect teacher to getting you back on the road to a healthy, PAIN FREE life! 5 stars” – V. W., YHR Member

“Elizabeth is a knowledgeable, experienced yoga professional who does a wonderful job explaining the poses, starting with the basics, to give you a stable foundation from which to begin or continue your yoga practice after hip surgery. I felt more flexible after just one session.  Thank you, Elizabeth.” – B. M. YHR Member

“Love what your doing. Great to have some strong support for THR and yoga.  Lots of yoga practitioners simply don’t know, so this is great stuff for building confidence.” – L. C. YHR Member.

“I highly recommend Elizabeth’s Yoga for Hip Replacement videos for anyone who has had hip replacement surgery! As a woman who has been practicing yoga for decades, the detail and care and body of information Elizabeth provides in her videos were a valued reminder to me of how practicing yoga can be deeply healing and beneficial for anyone recovery from surgery.” – B. W. YHR Member


From the blog

Vagus Nerve and Total Hip Replacement

Why would I want to mention the vagus nerve and total hip replacement in the same sentence? Because the vagus nerve is key to helping us heal and to deal with pain and stress. What is the Vagus Nerve? The vagus nerve controls bodily functions like mood, immune...

Hip Flexor Pain and Back Pain Related to Total Hip Replacement

Some form of hip flexor pain and/or back pain with total hip replacement seems to be a common experience among those of us with THR. I frequently get questions about it from students and I have read accounts from others with THR. I remembered that several weeks after...

Benefits of Bare Feet

When you are preparing for or recovering from total hip replacement surgery you need increased stability to support your new joint. The whole-body benefits of an asana practice begin with the feet, and the way you connect with the earth will have a ripple effect...

Benefits of Balancing for Total Hip Replacement and Beyond

When you balance, whether on two feet, or on your head, you are strengthening muscles essential for the stability of total hip replacement. Balancing challenges your ability to focus, to react to fluctuations in your body, and to maintain your center of gravity. It is...

Open-Hip Standing Poses = Strength, Stability, Flexibility!

Open-hip standing poses offer a range of benefits for total hip replacement. – They can be modified for any level of ability so that you can practice them at any stage of your THR journey. – They build strength. – They provide stability for your hips. – They promote...

The World is Your Mat: Take advantage!

Before total hip replacement our bodies are often limited in the kinds of movement they able to do. It can be difficult, if not impossible, to get down on the floor, to balance, or to bend like we did before the THR journey started. Following THR surgery, your surgeon...

Safe Stretching After Hip Replacement

Total hip replacement introduces a new set of considerations for stretching in yoga. Your range of motion may be different following your surgery. Your surgeon may have given you restrictions on your movement which will limit the kinds of poses you will be able to do....

Infection and Total Hip Replacement: No thank you!

Infection after total hip replacement can be a serious complication, it is worth understanding why and how infections occur. Here is some general information on how they arise, what you can do to avoid them, and the treatment for them if they do happen. First, the...