Testimonials from Patients

Angie Cooper, Swansboro, NC

Angie Cooper, Swansboro, NC

Thank you Ginger….thank you, thank you…..for introducing me to yoga.

It has been the best thing I’ve ever done for my body and my mind and my soul and my music and my family and my well being and…well you get the idea.  I never imagined, four years ago when I was having such trouble with my back, that I’d be doing back bends and arm stands like I could do when I was a teenager.  I never thought I’d be running 4 to 5 miles at a time again either.  I don’t feel like I’ll be 50 in just a few short months.  I feel the best I’ve felt in a long time.  I wonder how I’ll feel at sixty?  Bring it on!

Shannon Miller, Swansboro, NC

Shannon Miller, Swansboro, NC

I can’t thank you enough for ALL you have done for me. Your generosity is overwhelming. Dr. Mather is an excellent physician, and I am confident that his opinion (and yours!) is good. I have agreed to do surgery to repair my labrum and remove a bone spur on my left hip. X-rays show an identical spur on my right hip; I know that if I spend much longer limping around and overcompensating with my right hip that I may end up detaching my labrum on that side as well. I feel peace about the decision. I’m ready to get back to swimming laps and paddle-boarding! My surgery is April 3rd at Duke Raleigh, the same hospital where I had my shoulder surgery. Because I had such an excellent experience there, I consider it a blessing to go to Duke Raleigh again.

Thank you, friend, for sharing your experience, time and knowledge to make me whole again!

PS You have actually helped me many other times. You first encouraged me to go gluten free, and I have experienced a better quality of life by that simple change to my diet. You also helped me understand in 2011 that surgery was okay if I had gone through PT and given it 100% without much improvement for arthritis in my AC joint. I’ve always been one to push through the pain, believing that to listen to my body was equivalent to quitting or giving in to my rheumatoid arthritis. You have told me more than once that my stubbornness could be doing more damage (though you said it in much nicer words!).

Thanks for your knowledge and compassion for women’s health!


Shannon Miller, Swansboro, NC

Meagan Satinsky PT, PYT-C

Hi Ginger!

After having some time to digest the (Professional Yoga Therapist) training last week at Emerald Isle I wanted to drop you a note to let you know how grateful I am for you. Sometimes it’s hard to remember how far I’ve come in my own journey and this week offered me a needed opportunity for reflection as well as a bonus revitalization for the work I do and the direction I’m headed.

So much of what you’ve shared in your own experiences through personal, professional, pubic and private matters in life rings true for myself and I have no doubt, for others. The opportunity to learn WITH you, a woman, a PT, an artist, a yoga teacher and student, a community builder and public health supporter to name a few, is a welcome addition to my life!

I’ve traveled and studied with a handful of various practitioners of yoga, PT and ayurveda in an effort to further my own personal growth and understanding. Keeping each of those experiences in mind and close at heart, I’m grateful for the work you’ve put into integrating your experiences and visions into this training and making your work so available to those of us who want to study it as it touches on so many aspects of equal importance in our work and our lives.

This week I’ve been integrating PYT I (mostly) into my self practice, group classes and work with PT clients and can tell that it’s given me a really firm foundation and refreshing approach and way of thinking to move forward from and expand with. It feels like a gift so amen to that!!

I’m looking forward to returning to NC for module 14 in May and to discovering and refining even more of my potential as the person I am.


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