Terry Roth Schaff
Terry Roth Schaff, E-RYT, leads the Yoga Therapy Department at Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation where she develops therapeutic yoga protocols for people recovering from injuries and living with physical challenges. She teaches specialized therapeutic yoga workshops for medical professionals, yoga practitioners, yoga teachers, and individuals living with medical conditions.
Registered as an experienced yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance and as a yoga therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists, Schaff specializes in post-operative rehabilitation, back pain, and geriatric problems. She has been recognized for her yoga classes by the Rhinebeck Parkinson’s Association.
Schaff’s Chair Yoga Program for Seniors formed the basis for a seminal article on the therapeutic benefits of yoga for older people in the medical journal, Topics on Geriatric Rehabilitation. Her book, Yoga for a Healthy Spine, is based on a series of classes that she taught at Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She was featured in the 2012 Winter Issue of the Yoga Therapy Today magazine.
She is known for her good humor and her patient, careful attention to the needs of her patients.